Scottish historian, art historian & photographer, Mehrauli goatherd, kabooter baz & baadfaroosh. Writes the occasional book.
Joined on 5 November, 2012
I recently watched "The White Mughal" presented by @DalrympleWill, from his 2002 book - and cried like a baby.
I am now reading the book again. A beautiful, tragic story brought to life, and down the history rabbit hole, I go.
The Darbar of Cornelis van den Bogaerde
Golconda, c 1687
Bogaerde was in charge of the Dutch trading post in #Hyderabad. Here he is dressed in the newest European fashion but seated in an Indian darbar setting complete with hookah and paandan.
We still don't have a definitive explanation for Trump's servile behaviour towards Putin over four years - the one consistent theme in his doom-laden presidency. Will we learn more in coming weeks? #Trump- #Putin convos would be a good place to start, plus the Moscow money trail
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