Aurangzeb

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POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Mughal rulers, Rahul Gandhi, Aurangzeb

Why Aurangzeb's name should not be used as an insult by Modi and Hindu nationalists

The British presented a skewed picture of the Mughal ruler in order to justify the horrors of colonialism.

VARIETY

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Aurangzeb, Mughal, Rakhi, Rakshabandhan

How a Hindu woman came to tie a rakhi to a Mughal emperor

This is a tragic story of love and loss, and at the heart of it is India’s Ganga-Jumni culture.

ART & CULTURE

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Hindus, Mughal history, Aurangzeb

Why liberals love to humanise Aurangzeb

A new book on the Mughal ruler has gone wrong on a couple of major points.

POLITICS

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Aurangzeb, Samajwadi Party, Assembly elections 2017

Why 'Tipu' Akhilesh Yadav is afraid of being called 'Aurangzeb'

Five reasons why the CM is still looking for an olive branch from the rival camp of his father.

POLITICS

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Siddaramaiah, Aurangzeb, Karnataka, Tipu Sultan

Why Tipu Sultan will always be remembered as a fanatic

The tales of this 18th century Muslim ruler's excesses are alive today in the region's oral history.

POLITICS

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Aurangzeb, Tipu Sultan

The horrible truth about Tipu's gifts to Hindu temples

It was born out of political expediency and not religious tolerance.

POLITICS

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Aurangzeb, Hindus, Dadri Murder, Beef eating

Did Hindus once eat beef or was Aurangzeb really cruel: Let history be

It is time to remember, acknowledge and reiterate those patches of the past that remind us of our shared cohabitation.

POLITICS

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Medieval India, Aurangzeb Road, Aurangzeb

Why Aurangzeb was first: Fascists are imitating Nazis

What reflects through such an act is an attempt to increase the communal temper of the citizens of this nation by systematically erasing history of a place.

POLITICS

 |   Long-form
Aurangzeb Road, Aurangzeb, Narendra Modi

Is Modi the modern day Aurangzeb?

For both heads of state, tenderness was limited to austerity and replaced by ruthlessness when it came to political succession.

POLITICS

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Hindutva, Aurangzeb Road, Aurangzeb

Understanding much-maligned Aurangzeb minus Hindutva blinkers

The Mughal emperor, like APJ Abdul Kalam, was a ruler who embraced simplicity, making a living out of stitching skull caps and copying the Quran.