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Shahidha Bari follows the historical trail to see how the author of Pride and Prejudice became the celebrity figure we know today
Academics can acquire cult-like followings, but our goal should not be self-aggrandisement but the advancement of others, says Shahidha Bari
Shahidha Bari finds much to admire in a detailed exploration of self-injury through the ages
While learning to work quickly is a useful life skill, a greater gift to students is permitting unhurried excursions and digressions, says Shahidha Bari
Shahidha Bari on a rich account of all the voices that shaped and reshaped the Arabian Nights
Has scholarly pessimism helped fuel anti-expert rhetoric? Panglossian we are not, but when hope fails, there’s humour, says Shahidha Bari
Book of the week: The scrutiny to which two intellectuals submit their relationship fascinates Shahidha Bari
Shahidha Bari on an idiosyncratic and tantalising inward-looking exercise in soulful diary-keeping
The word can mean many things – most of which apply to The Donald. Shahidha Bari muses on how the terms of discourse reflect our age
This study reminds us of the radicalism of bringing the quotidian into art, writes Shahidha Bari