Aurangzeb: The Man and the Myth
Random House Publishers India Pvt. Limited, Feb 10, 2017 - Literary Collections - 216 pages
Aurangzeb Alamgir (r. 1658–1707), the sixth Mughal emperor, is widely reviled in India today. Hindu hater, murderer and religious zealot are just a handful of the modern caricatures of this maligned ruler. While many continue to accept the storyline peddled by colonial-era thinkers—that Aurangzeb, a Muslim, was a Hindu-loathing bigot—there is an untold side to him as a man who strove to be a just, worthy Indian king. In this bold and captivating biography, Audrey Truschke enters the public debate with a fresh look at the controversial Mughal emperor.
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I borrowed it from my friend. I knew that Audrey is a rabid-Hindu hater but was surprising to see that she is a hardcore defender of islamic barbarity. She says Aurangzeb was liberal. Twisting history is her agenda. Dont buy it.
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