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Aurangzeb : the life and legacy of India's most controversial king

Author: Audrey Truschke
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Mughal emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir is one of the most hated men in Indian history. Widely reviled as a religious fanatic who sought to violently oppress Hindus, he is even blamed by some for setting into motion conflicts that would result in the creation of a separate Muslim state in South Asia. In her lively overview of his life and influence, Audrey Truschke offers a clear-eyed perspective on the public debate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Truschke, Audrey.
Aurangzeb.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016050556
(OCoLC)962025936
Named Person: Aurangzeb, Emperor of Hindustan; Aurangzeb, Emperor of Hindustan; Aurangzeb, Emperor of Hindustan; Aurangzīb, Mogulreich Kaiser; Aurangzeb, Emperor of Hindustan; Aurangzīb, Mogulreich Kaiser
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Audrey Truschke
ISBN: 9781503602038 1503602036 9781503602571 1503602575
OCLC Number: 961923939
Description: xiii, 136 pages : Illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introducing Aurangzeb --
Early years --
The grand arc of Aurangzeb's reign --
Administrator of Hindustan --
Moral man and leader --
Overseer of Hindu religious communities --
Later years --
Aurangzeb's legacy.
Responsibility: Audrey Truschke.

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This brief, accessible biography sheds new light on one of India's most controversial and misunderstood figures, arguing that the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was not a Hindu-hating fanatic but rather a  Read more...

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