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During the most important transitional periods of their lives—entering adulthood, before marriage, after childbirth and finally as a burial shroud, Bambara women of Mali wrap themselves in the ritual cloth—the bògòlanfini. Derived from the terms bògòlan, meaning, 'made from mud', and fini, meaning 'cloth', the mud cloth is an artful...

The founder of the Mughal dynasty, Zahirud-din Mohammed Babur ‘the Tiger’, had been a descendant of Timur and Genghis Khan, the mighty Emperors of Central Asia. Descending from the Fergana Valley and later from the snow-capped mountains at Kabul, in 1525 Babur crossed the Indus and swept into Punjab, the...