History

What Aurangzeb did to preserve Hindu temples (and protect non-Muslim religious leaders)

BOOK EXCERPT Historian Audrey Truschke’s new book examines one of the convenient myths imposed by India’s colonial rules.   Audrey Truschke   Hindu and Jain temples dotted the landscape of Aurangzeb’s kingdom. These religious institutions were entitled to Mughal state protection, and Aurangzeb generally endeavoured to ensure their well-being. By […]

The Private Heisenberg and the Absent Bomb

Source: The New York review of Books My Dear Li: Correspondence, 1937–1946 by Werner and Elisabeth Heisenberg, edited by Anna Maria Hirsch-Heisenberg and translated from the German by Irene Heisenberg. Yale University Press, 312 pp., $40.00 Almost as soon as World War II ended in Europe, and with redoubled intensity […]