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ART & CULTURE

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Mughal Empire, History, Chhatrapati shivaji, Maratha rajputs

Who are 96 Kuli Maratha Kshatriyas, also called Maratha Rajputs by some?

An insight into the genealogy of the Maratha Kshatriyas and warriors of Chattrapati Shivaji, whose bravery changed Indian history by ending Mughal dominance, and keeping the British at bay for many years.

ART & CULTURE

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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

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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

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Shivaji, Aurangzeb, Mughal Empire

Why Shivaji broke away from the Mughals — and established the Maratha reign

He became a sovereign in his own right.

VARIETY

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Medieval India, Mughal Empire

If Mughals did not loot India, what exactly was their contribution to India?

Unlike the British, they did not colonise the subcontinent.

ART & CULTURE

 |  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

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Walled city, Mughal Empire, Shahjahanabad

Of Ramlila, Mughals and kullas: Into Shahjahanabad's wondrous alleys

The city that Abu Sufiyan and Ashok live in.

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

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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.