“Use Their Institutions to Promote Their Own Interests”: Competing Global Visions from 1975 to 1991
A discussion of how we can teach the end of the Cold War and the last decades of the twentieth century in world history.
“Maintain Friendly Relations with All Countries”: Competing Global Visions from 1945 to 1975
A discussion of how to teach the Cold War as a global event with multiple visions for the world.
Mauling the British: Tipu Sultan, Mysore, and Resistance to British Imperialism in India
A visual primary source showing how Mysore resisted British imperialism in southern India in the second half of the eighteenth century
“Live in the Vale of Peace”: Religion and the Mughals During the Reign of Aurangzeb, 1658-1707
A discussion of how to teach the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb using paintings and primary sources.
“Thunderbolt of Wrath”: Gunpowder and the Mughal Empire
An example of the use of gunpowder weapons to facilitate expansion of the Mughal Empire
“Three Very Bad Aspects”: Europeans and the Mughals During the Reign of Shah Jahan, 1628-1658
A discussion of how the Mughals during the reign of Shah Jahan viewed Europeans.
Monthly Digest: March 2023
Monthly Digest for March 2023
“A Devotee of Dervishes”: The Mughal Empire During the Reign of Jahangir, 1605-1627
A discussion of how to use paintings of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir to teach about the Mughal Empire in the seventeenth century.
“A Great City”: Akbar and Fatehpur Sikri
A discussion of how to use paintings of Fatehpur Sikri to teach about the Mughal Emperor Akbar.
“Marvelously Regular and Geometric Gardens”: Babur and the Founding of the Mughal Empire
A discussion of Babur, the first Mughal Emperor, as a gardener.