Rana Safvi, a premodern historian and proud practising Muslim, strives to document India’s storied past. Photo: Rana Safvi
Rana Safvi, a premodern historian and proud practising Muslim, strives to document India’s storied past. Photo: Rana Safvi
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India’s Muslim, multi-faith past in focus through one woman’s quest to combat ‘altered history’

  • Teacher-turned-historian Rana Safvi is working to unravel India’s complex, diverse past as changes to school curriculums seek to rewrite history
  • She aims to counter revisionism with ‘accessible’ accounts, as she documents the country’s oft-overlooked Muslim, Jain and Buddhist monuments

Rana Safvi, a premodern historian and proud practising Muslim, strives to document India’s storied past. Photo: Rana Safvi
Rana Safvi, a premodern historian and proud practising Muslim, strives to document India’s storied past. Photo: Rana Safvi
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