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VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Dara Shikoh, Citizenship amendment act, Aurangzeb, Partition

Remembering Mughal prince Dara Shukoh in Modi era of Hindutva and Citizenship Amendment Act

Avik Chanda’s book Dara Shukoh, The Man Who Would Be King takes a hard look at the man, the ruler and the secularist in him.

ART & CULTURE

 |  11-minute read
Sarmad, Abhai chand, Dara Shikoh, Aurangzeb

Beheaded by Aurangzeb: The madness of a naked fakir, Sarmad, who loved a Hindu boy

His love is telling of how religion and heterosexuality could be in the fluid zone in the day-to-day affairs of medieval society.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Inside Track  |  5-minute read
Dara Shikoh, Indian History

Inside Track: Would Dara Shikoh have changed the course of Indian history?

What if the young heir had become Mughal emperor instead of his fundamentalist brother Aurangzeb?