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
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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.
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  • Audrey Truschke

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

  • 568 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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