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Aurangzeb: The Man and the Myth Aurangzeb was a man of his times, not ours.He was a man of studied contrasts and perplexing features.He did not hesitate to slaughter family members, or rip apart enemies, literally as was the case with Sambhaji.At the same time he swed prayer caps by hand and professed a desire to lead a pious muslim life.H Thoroughly enjoyed the book, for all Non history Persons, its a very simple read This book deals with the most hated person in India, and offers a narrative as to how we are all wrong Aurangzeb tried to be a just king in Medieval India, and one should not attempt to judge based on modern perspectives Aurangzeb like all had many faults, but not that we often accuse him of, being a religious bigot 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. If you care about serious, objective history, this book is pure rubbish The sort of cherry picking of facts that this book employs is adequate to convince the lay reader that Aurangzeb was one of the most pious rulers to have ever walked the face of this Earth At some junctions, the arguments are so wafer thin that they are laughable These perversions would undoubtedly appeal to the honora Someone Else s Sins Will Not Justify Your Sins The author desperately tried to defend Aurangzeb by just saying those where common practice at that time, given the opportunity Dara Shukoh would did the same Most idiotic thing she wrote that Hindu Kings also demolished Temple Old wine in an old bottle that is the impression one feels after reading this small book on the last great Mughal emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir He was a controversial figure then, as now All of India, with the exception of a bunch of Left leaning career historians, consider Aurangzeb as a tyrant who harassed and intimidated the non Muslim, non Sunni subjects in untold number of ways This dislike comes out in ways than one Aurangzeb ki Aulad progeny of Aurangzeb is an invective in India which one hurls against his opponent in the heat of the argument The administration of Delhi changed the name of Aurangzeb Road in the city to APJ Abdul Kalam Road in 2015 Just because the emperor treated his non Muslim, non Sunni subjects so badly, his name is revered in Pakistan and other places where jihadists exert their vicious influence The Mughals ruled over a vast empire, whose population outstripped the entirety of Europe in 1600 Supplicants from European courts literally begged for trading concessions from the Mughals Aurangzeb was well known in the higher echelons of England at that time as evidenced in the heroic tragedy Aureng zebe penned by the poet laureate Jo History in India suffers from a perception extremity Either a king is good and great or he is vile and terrible Sadly, there is no middle path to understand the subtle shades of grey Also our views are colored by the early historians who were mostly British and possibly on the payroll of the company or later day Indian historians who came with their own baggage of political bias Pandit Nehru included and presented us a history as they interpret and not history as it happened.Tipu Sultan is a famous victim Rarely do you read anything good about him from the British Historians.since the poor man sought the support of the French to defeat the British.possibly history s greatest victim of a biased and prejudiced presentation is Aurangzeb Till today, I haven t read anything favorable about him..and the long list of selective facts dished out to us to color our perceptions and sharpen our prejudices Pandit Nehru and his Glimpses of World History where the sixth Mughal emperor was chronicled in a very biased manner paved the way for our perceptions..and all our school history books are a reflection of Nehru s world view and we all grew up believing that Aurangzeb was evil incarnate.He jailed Boy, was this guy a complex person The best thing about heated public debates is that it pushes scholars to dig deeper to resolve thorny arguments in the public sphere Truschke does a great job in writing a fast paced, highly readable account that I d recommend to anyone What it paints is a portrait of a man Short review One word to describe this book SHAMEFULGenocide denial is a crime in several parts of the world But in India, especially in regards to Hindu history, glorifying fanatic and rabid mass murderers not only does not land you in jail but instead makes you an intellectual and an accomplished writer Having the privilege of white skin, like Audrey Truschke, makes things even easier.Let me just ask a few questions Can you write a book glorifying Hitler in regards to his genocide of polish people, jews and roma Can you write a book glorifying Stalin in regards to his genocide of Ukranians, Hungarians, Romanians and Russians The people who were decimated under the genocidal rule of such evil men, can you look in the eyes of their descendants and tell them that their oppressors were misunderstood men Even worse, Can you imagine selling such books to the descendants of the victims of such genocides If yes, then I seriously feel sorry for the kind of human being you are Long review Who was Auragzeb and what did he do in India What ISIS did to Yezidis in Iraq , Aurangzeb did the same things to Hindus a million times in India There is not a single crime that he did not commit Aurangzeb was a curse on humanity, he killed 4.6 Million Hindus for not converting to Islam and destroyed 60,000 Hindu temples He levied a religious extortion tax on non muslims jaziya for refusing to convert to Islam He established Sharia law to permanently subjugate non muslims and suppress every ot In this book Audrey Truschke takes up the challenge of addressing one of the most controversial figures of Indian history The book should be read in the spirit it was written as a preliminary engagement exploration of alternative understandings about Aurangzeb A historian s task to this extent is doubly challenging identifying the source material and putting aside one s predispositions and prejudices in the task of interpreting the sources Truschke claims she has stepped forward from earlier research read Jadunath Sarkar s on Aurangzeb in this regard.The author attempts to understand Aurangzeb s core values and how they informed his rule as an emperor She claims that Aurangzeb wanted to be a just king, a good Muslim and a sustainer of Mughal culture She condones Aurangzeb s use of violent tactics to continue his plans of an expansionist state In her words But the question before us is not whether Aurangzeb was a just king Rather I want to know what Aurangzeb thought it meant to be a just Mughal king, and how that shaped is world views and actions as emperor of Hindustan P.13.However, at a few po

About the Author: Audrey Truschke

Audrey Truschke is assistant professor of South Asian history at Rutgers University, Newark.

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