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On July 31 1658, Aurangzeb became the Emperor of India. How Should this day be commemorated?

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Asked by History Sheeter, 22 Jul '11 06:05 pm
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Of all the Muslim rulers who ruled vast territories of India from 712 to 1857 CE, probably no one has received as much condemnation from Western and Hindu writers as Aurangzeb. He has been castigated as a religious Muslim who was anti-Hindu, who taxed them, who tried to convert them, who discriminated against them in awarding high administrative positions, and who interfered in their religious matters. This view has been heavily promoted in the government approved textbooks in schools and colleges across post-partition India (i.e., after 1947). These are fabrications against one of the best rulers of India who was pious, scholarly, saintly, un-biased, liberal, magnanimous, tolerant, competent, and far-sighted.

Fortunately, in recent years quite a few Hindu historians have come out in the open disputing those allegations. For example, historian Babu Nagendranath Banerjee rejected the accusation of forced conversion of Hindus by Muslim rulers by stating that if that was their intenti ...more
Answered by azam khan, 22 Jul '11 07:03 pm

 
  
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Gaddari with father
Answered by krish, 22 Jul '11 06:36 pm

 
  
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A movie :D
Answered by conviction, 22 Jul '11 06:16 pm

 
  
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Should be observed as a BLACK DAY in Indian History ............. That a killer sworn in as the emperor who dug out the founding stone of the Mughal Empire and finally ruined it..............
Answered by pradipta pati, 22 Jul '11 06:14 pm

 
  
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Digvijay Singh and Amar Singh may suggest a better idea to celebrate the occasion related to Aurangjeb jee
Answered by sushil trivedi, 22 Jul '11 06:10 pm

 
  
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Foolish fanatic mughal emporer who had dug grave of mughal empire by increasing fanaticism , anmity with other kings so 31 st july 1658 must be called as start DAY of down fall of mughal empire
Answered by ravindra ravindra.mogre, 22 Jul '11 06:10 pm

 
  
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Aurangzeb was a curse for India..............he does not need any commemoration.
Answered by Rahee, 22 Jul '11 06:10 pm

 
  
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In a universal Gloom just the way Muharram is, in the sad memmory of death of great King Shahjahan and greatest prince Dara shikoh, and more then that the greatest among all the bright son of Dara the brave Mughal prince in his early 20s Named Sikandar Shikoh , i dont know what our history would have been if we had a great visionary and brave commander like Sikandar shikoh in those disturbed days
Answered by Gaurav vyas, 22 Jul '11 06:09 pm

 
  
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And on 31 July 1980 great singer Mohd Rafi died.
Answered by ashok sharma, 22 Jul '11 06:06 pm

 
  
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