destruction

The two victory towers at Ghazna, Afghanistan, with the citadel in the background. To the left are the remains of the tower commissioned by Sultan Masud III ibn Ibrahim (r. 1099–1115). The tower on the right was built on the orders of Bahram Shah (r. 1117–1157)

Conquest and vandalism in Central Asia

23 July 2016 8:00 am

When I first visited the complex of Buddhist cave grottoes, dating from the fifth to the 14th century, at Bezekilk…

Why do we assume our western good life will last for ever?

21 November 2015 9:00 am

The slaughter in Paris is a catastrophe for the victims and their families, but the usual hysterical response across the…

Destruction of the coastal railway line in southern Sri Lanka

Wave, by Sonali Deraniyagala - review

25 May 2013 9:00 am

Sonali Deraniyagala’s horrific book Wave, about her experience in and after the 26 December 2004 tsunami that struck the south-east…