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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 ru

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Asked by Indian Patriot, 08 May '10 08:28 pm
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You know who is the bone of contention of all, it is westerners. They misguided us a lot. Its fact that he was one among the tyrant rulers of all the time but never raped India as MF hussain did. I agree that he was a strict follower of Muslim but had specific guidelines and principles. We learnt how to condemn others faults but not to praise virtues. Some of his deeds truly deserve great admiration .He is the person who donated the entire land for Vaisno Devi pilgrimage. He is the person who introduced some tax against war protection but the same was misinterpreted by the historians as penalty on Hindus. It was not a ransom, it was a fund raised for contingency. He clearly conveyed those who were capable of earning would have to pay the tax. War protection tax was very much common in foreign countries then.

A comparative study of all the Mughal emperors shows that He was the best ruler despite of his dictatorship. There were no muslim staff in his administration, in fact his ...more
Answered by joyesh chakraborty, 08 May '10 09:17 pm

 
  
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