Porous divide

Print edition : July 24, 2015

A portrait of Shah Jahan. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Dara Shukoh, Shah Jahan's son. His foray into Hindu texts largely served to consolidate and secure his essentially Quranic world view. Photo: The Hindu Archives

A 1863 picture of gurus of the Vallabhacharya sect. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Rather than looking at religious communities as binary opposites, the book presents a picture of a religious spectrum where considerable osmosis took place among various sects in the Mughal period.
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