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Which Mogul Emperor gave land grant for famous Hindu religious sites in Kasi, Varanasi can easily be verified from the deed records extant at those sites. ?

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Asked by truth exposed, 19 Feb '12 12:52 pm
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Interestingly, the 1946 edition of the history textbook Etihash Parichaya (Introduction to History) used in Bengal for the 5th and 6th graders states: "If Aurangzeb had the intention of demolishing temples to make way for mosques, there would not have been a single temple standing erect in India. On the contrary, Aurangzeb donated huge estates for use as Temple sites and support thereof in Benares, Kashmir and elsewhere. The official documentations for these land grants are still extant."

A stone inscription in the historic Balaji or Vishnu Temple, located north of Chitrakut Balaghat, still shows that it was commissioned by the Emperor himself. The proof of Aurangzeb's land grant for famous Hindu religious sites in Kasi, Varanasi can easily be verified from the deed records extant at those sites. The same textbook reads: "During the fifty year reign of Aurangzeb, not a single Hindu was forced to embrace Islam. He did not interfere with any Hindu religious activities." (p. 138) Alexa ...more
Answered by z, 19 Feb '12 12:54 pm

 
  
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Okay. thanks.
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 19 Feb '12 12:54 pm

 
  
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