Could the real and dispassionate placeement of our medieval history help cement the HINDU-mUSLIM unity of India?The fact that more than ninety five percent of blood of the south asians ic common should enhance the feeling of brotherhood among the people.WERE THE RELIGIOUS CONVERSIONS REALLY VOLUNTARY?
Asfar as Muslim kings go, I believe conversions were 100% voluntary in cases of say- ppl like Akbar. Akbar was a Muslim, but abolished the concept of NATIONAL RELIGION in India & spearheaded Deen-e-elahi. But then again, you had wahaabi like Aurangazep who did "by the sword" dikats & thus- forced conversions. Also, you had HIndu Kings like SHivaji who had a Muslim as his most trusted General, but you also had traitor maharajahs who sold us out to the british.
But even till 1946- there was no "bad blood" between Hindus & Muslims. Indian nationalist Subash Chander Bose had several Muslim regiments- his Azad Hind SS units (in Germany) were mostly comprised of Muslim soldiers.
The bad blood between "Hindu Vs Muslim" was caused by RIGHT WING elements- to be precise- political th ...more