New perspectives on Aurangzeb

Print edition : March 17, 2017

A miniature painting depicting Aurangzeb.

Chennai: 09/04/2016: The Hindu: Front Line: Book Review Column: Title: Culture of Encounters. Sanskrit at the Mughal Group. Author: Audrey Truschke Publisher: Penquin Books Publications release.

The grave of Aurangzeb at Kuldabad in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Academics and history writers are looking afresh at the regnal years of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb to show him as being less tyrannical than he was thought to be while he continues to live in popular memory as a bigot who destroyed temples and imposed the jizya on non-Muslims.

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