Mughal Empire

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ART & CULTURE

 |  7-minute read
Sexuality, Mughal Empire, Section 377, Homosexuality

From Babur to Dara Shukoh: Fluid sexuality was never 'unnatural' during Mughal era

When people were looking for reasons to behead Sarmad, they didn’t find homosexuality a reason enough to punish him.

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
Bahadur Shah Zafar, Mughals, Mughal Empire, Revolt of 1857

How, led by Mughals, Hindus and Muslims together fought the war of 1857

They battled as a united force against the might of the British Raj.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Communal politics, Hindutva, Mughals, Jawaharlal Nehru

Why India must embrace the Mughal legacy that worked for Akbar and Nehru

With Sulah Kul, many a successful emperor ruled a vast area by maintaining a balance of communities in the subcontinent.

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |  Breaking views  |  14-minute read
South Asia, Gulf, Mughal Empire, Islam

Who are the Indian Muslims (and what is their 'brand' of Islam)?

[Book extract] The Islamic Connection, edited by Christophe Jaffrrelot and Laurence Louer, explores the eclectic Indo-Persianate world.

ART & CULTURE

 |  9-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Mughal Empire, Mughal-e-Azam

Why Mughal-e-Azam's legacy remains evergreen in the age of shunning Nehru, Akbar and Urdu

The film bears testimony to a belief in India’s pluralistic past, its syncretic culture and a future full of hope.

VARIETY

 |  14-minute read
Mughal Empire, Battle of Haldighati, Maharana Pratap, Akbar

Akbar versus Maharana Pratap: What really happened at Haldighati

The Rajasthan government is reportedly planning to tweak the history of the battle.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Mughal Empire, Dara Shikoh Road, Dalhousie Road

Why Dara Shikoh deserves a place in Delhi's alleys and India's future

What if the prince went on to rule the Mughal empire and curb the divisiveness and hatred in the society?