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Price sensitive market forced compromises. 

Pushpesh Pant

There are two subjects which are really important: food and sex. And in that order, because if a person is not nourished how can he think of sex

Pushpesh Pant

The holistic perception of food I realised very early in my childhood…There is a chemistry of food, a psychology of food, a sociology of food. But most of us are reluctant to look at it that way.

Pushpesh Pant

There may have been a character called Rani Padmavati but the legend of Padmavati is not entirely a historical fact.

Pushpesh Pant

Whenever you discuss a historical film in this country, whether it deals with Jodha-Akbar, whether it deals with Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, whether it deals with Baba Sahab Ambedkar, there are people who are blind devotees and self styled custodians of history and patriotism, who say no this can’t happen. 

Pushpesh Pant

Data collected by research organisations—both governmental and voluntary—has exploded the myth that most Indians are vegetarians.

Pushpesh Pant

A large section of the Indian population comprises non-Hindus. Muslims, Christians, Jews and Parsis are all meat-eaters.

Pushpesh Pant

It is a diamond which has a very long competitive history

William Dalrymple (Historian & Writer)

I don't believe the Kohinoor was gifted. It became a part of the booty taken by the victorious company.

William Dalrymple (Historian & Writer)

I think there is a problem of colonial violence and the fact that many European countries do not recognise it, they are in denial and they are largely ignorant.

William Dalrymple (Historian & Writer)

Quite a lot of imperial history is a chastening read if you are British. 

William Dalrymple (Historian & Writer)

It’s easy to forget now, but initially when the British went into Afghanistan it was a very easy conquest. 

William Dalrymple (Historian & Writer)

There is an incredible amount of detail in the British accounts of the conflict, mainly from the EIC archives sent back to London from India.

William Dalrymple (Historian & Writer)

We have a very good record of defence secretaries saying clever things about Afghanistan. 'They won't even have to shoot a single bullet' – remember that? John Reid. I was on a panel with him last year and reminded him.

William Dalrymple (Historian & Writer)

There was an element of calculation that this could happen – that they could withdraw some troops.

William Dalrymple (Historian & Writer)

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