Aurangzeb: The Man and the Myth

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Penguin Random House India Private Limited, Feb 1, 2018 - Political Science - 208 pages
Aurangzeb Alamgir (r. 1658-1707), the sixth Mughal emperor, is widely reviled in India today. Hindu hater, murderer and religious zealot are just a handful of the modern caricatures of this maligned ruler. While many continue to accept the storyline peddled by colonial-era thinkers-that Aurangzeb, a Muslim, was a Hindu-loathing bigot-there is an untold side to him as a man who strove to be a just, worthy Indian king. In this bold and captivating biography, Audrey Truschke enters the public debate with a fresh look at the controversial Mughal emperor.

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Please to not tell untold story of Aurangzeb we know lot of stories made by the British Historians in past. Tell the untold History Who duplicated Coins of Mogol India periods. Who is John Child ? At the time of Aurangzeb Era?

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The writer has busted the 20th century propaganda successfully. The citation of facts supported by undeniable historical linkages make this book a very valuable scholarly work.
The work is a good
example to open up in ones thoughts before believing on myths spread from generations for cheap political gains.  

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About the author (2018)

Audrey Truschke is assistant professor of South Asian history at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. She received her PhD in 2012 from Columbia University. Her teaching and research interests focus on the cultural, imperial and intellectual history of early modern and modern India (c. 1500-present). Her first book, Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court (Penguin, 2016) investigates the literary, social and political roles of Sanskrit as it thrived in the Persian-speaking, Islamic Mughal courts from 1560 to 1650.

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