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Mubarak Ali
Mubarak Ali

The writer is a veteran historian and scholar.

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  • April 30, 2018

    Decline and bloodshed

    When a society undergoes a process of decline, the first sign of its weakness is the breakdown of political stability that culminates in disorder...

  • April 23, 2018

    Imperial decline: the end of empire

    Historians tend to measure the strength and significance of a nation on the basis of its conquest; military victories; and the number of people it...

  • April 15, 2018

    Signs of decline

    When a society – after it successfully fulfils its political, social and economic objectives – gradually begins to witness a period of decline,...

  • April 04, 2018

    The narrative of decline

    History provides a detailed record of the rise and fall of civilisations and nations. When readers goes through the story of the rise of a nation or...

  • March 25, 2018

    Lessons from the past

    There was a time when ancient civilisations either disappeared or were buried along with their grandeur and achievements. Credit ought to be given...

  • March 14, 2018

    The history of work

    Throughout history, the concept of work has changed according to the structuring and restructuring of society. In the earliest period of human...

  • March 03, 2018

    Sima Qian: China’s first great historian

    Before the unification of China, it territories were divided into a number of large and small states. The ruling dynasties of these states were...

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