Aurangzeb: The Man and the Myth
Penguin Random House India Private Limited, Feb 1, 2018 - Political Science - 208 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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The writer has busted the 20th century propaganda successfully. The citation of facts supported by undeniable historical linkages make this book a very valuable scholarly work.
The work is a good example to open up in ones thoughts before believing on myths spread from generations for cheap political gains.
The Islamic King 👑 mugal empire has good name in india as kings of secularization they made somaney memorial buildings and saved our country like amamma
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