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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Please to not tell untold story of Aurangzeb we know lot of stories made by the British Historians in past. Tell the untold History Who duplicated Coins of Mogol India periods. Who is John Child ? At the time of Aurangzeb Era?
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.
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