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Book Review: Indian Castles 1206-1526: The Rise and Fall of the Delhi Sultanate

Indian Castles 1206–1526: The Rise and Fall of the Delhi Sultanate by Konstantin Nossov is a slim volume in the Fortress series that describes the architecture of Indian forts. It starts with types of forts, covers fort design and discusses in detail three Indian forts – Tughlaqabad, Bidar and Chittor. While reading this book, I realised… Continue reading Book Review: Indian Castles 1206-1526: The Rise and Fall of the Delhi Sultanate

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Book Review: The Colour of Power: A Story of Theodora, Empress of Byzantium

The Colour of Power by Marié Heese is a historical fiction novel based on the life of Empress Theodora of Byzantium, who ruled from 527 AD to 548 AD. She was the wife of Emperor Justinian I. The story starts when Theodora is six years old and witnesses her first chariot race. It covers the… Continue reading Book Review: The Colour of Power: A Story of Theodora, Empress of Byzantium

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Book Review: Terry Jones’ Barbarians

“… that we still think of the Celts, the Huns, the Vandals, the Goths, the Visigoths and so on as ‘barbarians’ means that we have all fallen hook, line and sinker for Roman propaganda. We are still letting the Romans define our world and our view of history.” Terry Jones. Terry Jones’ Barbarians, a real eye-opener of a… Continue reading Book Review: Terry Jones’ Barbarians