Inumismatics has been given the rare privilege of being able to present the history articles written by the eminent new historian and researcher Dr Shashank Sinha.
Fully illustrated with wonderful colour photographs.
Dr Sinha has the rare ability to clearly express with great readability aspects of history that are thought, at times by some, to be either controversial or surrounded by popular myth and legend that somehow obscures the reality of the situation.
The previously published articles are from two sources.
1. Articles from FRONTLINE. These are works generally of between 4500-5000 words clearly giving the true picture of real history surrounding the places, times or events being discussed. These are real living histories.
2. Articles from THE WIRE. These are generally shorter pieces of around 2000 words. The look at specific items of debate surrounding certain heritage sites.
Active links are given to these articles.
Mughal bastion: Agra Fort
Magnificent mausoleum: Humayun's Tomb
The Making of New Delhi
The mystique of Fatehpur Sikri: Fatehpur Sikri
Many-splendoured citadel: The Red Fort
Haunting legacy: The Qutb Complex
Temples by the sea: Mahabalipuram
Buddhism in stone: Sanchi
The idea of the Taj
THE WIRE ARTICLES
How the Red Fort Became the Site for India’s Independence Day Celebrations
The Lesser Known Journey of Buddhist Relics from India to UK and Back
What Really Ails the Taj Mahal?
The Taj Chronicles: Tracing Attempts to Appropriate Its History
How Delhi’s First Friday Mosque Went from Being a ‘Sanctuary of Islam’ to the ‘Might of Islam'
Lutyens and Baker: A Friendship That Faltered on Raisina Hill
How the Historic Pillar of Heliodorus Became Khamba Baba