Reflections

Akbar’s Hamzanama

Mehru Jaffer

It has the long title of ‘Global: Lab. Art as a Message. Asia and Europe -- 1500-1700’. However, the thematic connotation of this delightful exhibition is even more enduring. This experimental global laboratory is a treasure house of thrilling records of what happens when opposing cultures collide and cooperate with each other.

From futile to fertile

Mehru Jaffer

It is no secret that Hassan bin Talal preferred to give up the throne of Jordan rather than his liberal views. He was crown prince between 1965 and 1999.

Investing, with love

Mehru Jaffer

When I went to Hyderabad in the summer of 2004, I was exposed to a foreign culture for the first time

Memories of Karl Marx Hof

Mehru Jaffer

The Austro-Marxists in power believed in municipal socialism. Their dream of a future socialist society was visualised as a "pragmatic utopia"

Hannah Arendt’s freedom concert

Mehru Jaffer

 

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