Aurangzeb

Aurangzeb (English, Hardcover, Audrey Truschke)

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Aurangzeb  (English, Hardcover, Audrey Truschke)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: PENGUIN
  • ISBN: 9780670089819, 0670089818
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"Aurangzeb Alamgir (1658), 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 story-line peddled by colonial-era thinkers that Aurangzeb, a Muslim, was a Hindu - loathing bigot here 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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: 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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  • 7.8
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  • 5.08 in
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4.3
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4

Wonderful

Excellent book. Good information about The life of Aurangzeb.
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5

Must buy!

Book doesn't glorify Aurangzeb, it just puts fact in front of people.
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Shakir Ahmed

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9 Apr, 2017

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highly recommended

Its an easy read and does actually present Aurangzeb in a new light and perspective
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Ziad hashim

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12 May, 2017

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Three Stars

Haven't read the book yet but received it well packaged.
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Good

A biased book trying to whitewash Aurangzeb's crimes and Hindu hatred with selective evidences .
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5

Perfect product!

One of the best and factual based without bias. The author successfully bringing the perfect image of Aurangzeb the great! She doesn't support Aurangzeb she fetches the right image of Aurangzeb. She explains how recently Aurangzeb road name was changed. It was Aurangzeb 's time highest Hindus were at top most position..... Aurangzeb ruled the whole sub continue including Afghanistan some parts of turkiministan...
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Terrific

Excellent. Must read
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Very well written and must read book !

This book is very honest about Aurangzeb, Author doesn't glorify him, she is putting things in perspective. I love her below statement
"Aurangzeb was made DEMON to get political millage" , If studies carefully you will find out that Aurangzeb never tried to demolish temples, even if he did few , it was out of situational not communal act.
unlike his predecessors, He cared for his subjects and made sure they were safe during his rein.
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Terrific

Clears the distorted image which has been engraved in millions of minds by biased historians. Really a brave n honest effort by author. Go for it
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Unbiased narration

Intriguing narration of a most hated king. The author does an unbiased narration of premodern era of Hindustan which is quite common to the contemporary times and the person cannot be judged on those lines.. The great Alamgir!
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Questions and Answers
Q:Which type of a book is it?
A:This book is a biographical account of one of the Indian monarch from Mughal Dynasty. Audrey reviews the controversial image of Mughal emperor who was believed to be a harsh Islamist.
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Q:I want to buy either the U.S or Pakistan edition of this book. As the author herself insists for the above two. Can somebody tell this?
A:this one is an Indian edition and meant for India,Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives.
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Q:how many pages are there
A:This book has 189 pages ,till page 139 we are being given with the main chapters and from 139 we have biliographic accounts.
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Q:is it worth to read this book ??
A:yes. Really this book gives the different.sides of Aurangzeb with historical background.
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