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From the Web: Using Historical Fiction to Connect Past and Present
Anna Diamond’s article in The Atlantic discusses the use of historical fiction by primary and secondary school teachers to help teach history. Proponents argue that using such texts can help make the past come alive for students and provide students with a narrative they can relate to while also encouraging empathy. The article did caution overly enthusiastic supporters stating:
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Michael Herbert Fisher. A Short History of the Mughal Empire. London: I.B.Tauris, 2015. 256 pp. $15.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84885-873-2.
Reviewed by Ghulam Nadri (Georgia State University)
Published on H-Asia (March, 2017)
Commissioned by Sumit Guha