(Mughal miniature circa 1600)
"If you want to understand this region, just take out a map from the Ganges to the Nile and remove the British lines. It takes you back to the true undercurrents of history that have long ruled the Middle East, and to interests defined by people and tribes and not just governments.” (1)
- M.J. Akbar, Indian journalist and author.
(1) New York Times, Opinion column, by Thomas Friedman, February 9, 2013