Aurangzeb: The Life and Legacy of India's Most Controversial King

Aurangzeb The Life and Legacy of India s Most Controversial King The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir is one of the most hated men in Indian history Widely reviled as a religious fanatic who sought to violently oppress Hindus he is even blamed by some for setting
  • Title: Aurangzeb: The Life and Legacy of India's Most Controversial King
  • Author: Audrey Truschke
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  • Page: 397
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  • Aurangzeb: The Life and Legacy of India's Most Controversial King
    The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir is one of the most hated men in Indian history Widely reviled as a religious fanatic who sought to violently oppress Hindus, he is even blamed by some for setting into motion conflicts that would result in the creation of a separate Muslim state in South Asia In her lively overview of his life and influence, Audrey Truschke offers a cThe Mughal emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir is one of the most hated men in Indian history Widely reviled as a religious fanatic who sought to violently oppress Hindus, he is even blamed by some for setting into motion conflicts that would result in the creation of a separate Muslim state in South Asia In her lively overview of his life and influence, Audrey Truschke offers a clear eyed perspective on the public debate over Aurangzeb and makes the case for why his often maligned legacy deserves to be reassessed.Aurangzeb was arguably the most powerful and wealthiest ruler of his day His nearly 50 year reign 1658 1707 had a profound influence on the political landscape of early modern India, and his legacy real and imagined continues to loom large in India and Pakistan today Truschke evaluates Aurangzeb not by modern standards but according to the traditions and values of his own time, painting a picture of Aurangzeb as a complex figure whose relationship to Islam was dynamic, strategic, and sometimes contradictory This book invites students of South Asian history and religion into the world of the Mughal Empire, framing the contemporary debate on Aurangzeb s impact and legacy in accessible and engaging terms.
    Aurangzeb: The Life and Legacy of India's Most Controversial King By Audrey Truschke,

    Aurangzeb Biography, History, Facts Britannica Early life Aurangzeb was the third son of the emperor Shah Jah n and Mumt z Ma al for whom the Taj Mahal was built He grew up as a serious minded and devout youth, wedded to the Muslim orthodoxy of the day and free from the royal Mughal traits of sensuality and drunkenness. Aurangzeb The Life and Legacy of India s Most The author at the start of the books fails to encapsulate the humility of Aurangzeb, when the author quotes He saw his life as failure Every pious Muslim will see their life as failure as a pious Muslim seeks the Mercy of God Mercy of God is sought through humbleness all human beings make mistakes and he is asking God to forgive him. Aurangzeb The Life and Legacy of India s Most May , The author at the start of the books fails to encapsulate the humility of Aurangzeb, when the author quotes He saw his life as failure Every pious Muslim will see their life as failure as a pious Muslim seeks the Mercy of God Mercy of God is sought through humbleness all human beings make mistakes and he is asking God to forgive him. Aurangzeb Biography Childhood, Life Achievements Timeline Childhood Early Life Abul Muzaffar Muhi ud Din Muhammad Aurangzeb was born on November , in Dahod, Gujarat, as the third son of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal At the time of his birth, his father was a governor of Gujarat he was officially declared the Mughal Emperor in . Aurangzeb The Life and Legacy of India s Most The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir is one of the most hated men in Indian history Widely reviled as a religious fanatic who sought to violently oppress Hindus, he is even blamed by some for setting into motion conflicts that would result in the creation of a separate Muslim state in South Asia. Biography of Aurangzeb, Emperor of Mughal India Jul , Early Life Aurangzeb was born on November , , the third son of Prince Khurram who would becomeEmperor Shah Jahan and the Persian princess Arjumand Bano Begam His mother is commonly known as Mumtaz Mahal, Beloved Jewel of the Palace She later inspired Shah Jahan to build the Taj Mahal. Book review Aurangzeb The life and legacy of India s Aurangzeb was an Indian emperor who strove throughout his life to preserve and expand the Mughal Empire, gain political power and rule with justice The notion that he killed or drove away his brothers mercilessly is another argument used by his detractors about Aurangzeb s ruthlessness. Aurangzeb Life, Policy and his Rules History Discussion Life Aurangzeb, who won the war of succession, ascended the throne in He killed all his three brothers one by one and imprisoned his father Shahjahan at Agra By doing so he proved himself as a man of merciless character. Aurangzeb Facts about Aurangzeb Fact File On May , Aurangzeb escaped death when a powerful war elephant stampeded through the Mughal Imperial encampment.

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

  • 191 Comments

  • It s a reasonable crash course into the life and legacy of the controversial King Aurangzeb So technically the book delivers what it promises The primary sources used by the author and her methodology is detailed in the book The book is short and concise The language is pleasant and simple Rather than detailing the entire chain of events, this book tries to recreate the person of Aurangzeb in all his complexities and contrast the popular narratives with his actions The contradictions and inconsi [...]


  • Very small book in size with a plethora of details Highlights the life of Aurangzeb, one of the best ruler of Mughal Empire The author explains beautifully how different part of his life was impacted by different circumstances How religion and Mughal rituals constantly conflicted and Aurangzeb s mind suffered trying to deal with conflicted emotion The author rightfully criticizes Indian politicians for their deplorable comments, judging a 17th century ruler with a 21st century standard.


  • I want back, the time and money I spent on reading this rubbish This author is obsessed with Aurangzeb one of the most vile mass murderers of Indian history Its sad to see her trying to push her agenda as Indian history Authors who have no idea about what they are writing should refrain from glorifying tyrants.



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