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POLITICS

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Economy, Mughals, Akbar, History

Emperors of Extraction: The Mughals did not make India rich. Claims of their welfarism only buttress a political agenda

A riposte to Rana Safvi's argument on how the Mughals apparently strengthened India, while, in fact, Europe grew by paces just then and India's poverty shocked visitors.

VOICES

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Nizamuddin auliya, Surf excel advertisement, Mughals, Holi

Rang laye sang: How Holi encapsulates India’s cultural rainbow

From Mughal emperors to Sufi saints, Holi has meant a great deal beyond tight religious boundaries. Its colours have made all of that melt away, so we could be 'us'.

POLITICS

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World war 1, East India Company, Mughals, British Raj

The great theft of India by imperial Britain – Part 2

Here’s why compensation is so important 71 years after the end of British colonial rule in India.

POLITICS

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East India Company, India, Mughals, British Raj

The great theft of India by imperial Britain — Part 1

Why then is there such little anger against the British while the Muslim rule is (rightly) reviled?

ART & CULTURE

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Rebellion, Mughals, Jats, Mughal history

How Jat fury turned into a very powerful revolt against the Mughals

The Jat rebellion raged on through 1669; in November, Aurangzeb himself marched to Mathura. But putting down this revolt was far from simple.

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

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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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Communal politics, Revolt of 1857, Mughals, Delhi sultanate

Remembering the revolt of 1857: When Hindus and Muslims were comrades in arms

Facts don’t support the ‘clash of civilisations’ argument.

VARIETY

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Fatehpur Sikri, Mughals, Akbar

How Akbar the Great lived in his Fatehpur Sikri palaces

A glimpse into the Emperor's personal quarters, kitchens and more.

ART & CULTURE

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Mughals, Akbar, Hiran Minar, Fatehpur Sikri

Fascinating secrets behind Akbar's zero milestone in Fatehpur Sikri

The Hiran Minar is also an akashdiya — a lighthouse.