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‘Rebel Sultans—The Deccan From Khilji To Shivaji’ By Manu S. Pillai, Juggernaut Books, 336 pages, ₹599.

The Sultan who painted his nails

4 min read . 16 Jun 2018
A portrait of Roberto de Nobili by Baltasar da Costa. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The Italian ‘brahmin’ of Madurai

5 min read . 06 Apr 2018
In 1674, Shivaji crowned himself king, with classical ritual in full display. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A Muslim princess in a temple

4 min read . 30 Mar 2018
Photo: iStockphoto

On fixing India’s cultural spaces

4 min read . 24 Mar 2018
A ‘kavu’ in Mannarasala.

Reinventing the Gods’ forests

4 min read . 16 Mar 2018
Jane Austen. Photo: Getty Images

Jane Austen’s novel pursuits

5 min read . 15 Dec 2017
Sethu Lakshmi Bayi (seated) and Sethu Parvathi Bayi in their teens. Photograph courtesy Manu S Pillai<br />

The house of Travancore

6 min read . 09 Jan 2016
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