- Hardcover: 216 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Random House India (10 February 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780670089819
- ISBN-13: 978-0670089819
- ASIN: 0670089818
- Package Dimensions: 20.4 x 13.9 x 2.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 320 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,640 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Aurangzeb: The Man and the Myth Hardcover – 10 Feb 2017
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This book is refreshingly good as it deals with the most controversial and misunderstood Mughal emperor without any bias. Must read! --By Gopalan on 14 May 2017
Great book to know about facts of that period and brought into light many events that colonial rulers had hidden to implement divide and rule policy. Many negative ratings are really biased and I think they not read the book which is very much secular --By BAIG MOHIDDIN on 14 May 2017
Author had did great job in finding hidden content. Really enjoyed every page of this book. Definitely it won't disappoint. --By Amazon Customer on 14 May 2017
About the Author
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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Aurangzeb, the man and the myth, is a concise biography of one of the most hated men in Indian history. And in this book the author has tried to unravel the complex personality of Aurangzeb, without showing any kind of bias.
Aurangzeb Alamgir, The sixth mughal emperor of hindustan, son of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal, was the most controversial and hated Mughal ruler of India. And the reason for this dislikeness for him is that, Aurangzeb, was considered as a bigot, killer of hindus, who demolished uncountable number of hindu and jain temples, who imposed the jizya tax on Hindus, and the brutality with which he killed his own brothers, for ascending the Mughal throne.
Yes it is absolutely correct that Aurangzeb had done all the things which is mentioned above, but we have to keep in mind that Aurangzeb was a man of his times, not ours.
Though Aurangzeb was died in the year 1707 after ruling the mughal empire for almost 50 years, but some ignorant politicians and those people who completed their graduation from the 'Institute of Ignorance' are not letting aurangzeb die peacefully and they are using aurangzeb's name, time and again to create the rift between the Hindus and Muslims, and they also portraits the latter as the traitor community, which is very harmful for the world largest democracy.
The language of the book is easy to read, and I recommend this book only to those readers who have the capacity to think rationally and who are not easily get influenced by the false propaganda and fake stories.
My Ratings : ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4/5)
I hope you like the Review, thanks for reading, Jai Hind.
It's good to know what we did, but it should not have been mentioned that had he not done this wrong others would have done the same to him.
Still a history buff could read this. But i wish this book had more to offer than just being memo of white washing his deeds.
It indeed lifts off the image of a bigoted ruler from Aurangzeb's shoulder.
Myths busted. His life has been presented through unbiased lenses.
Everyone who falls prey to the claims of fascists that Aurangzeb was an anti hindu ruler, this book would definitely bust those lies.
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