As Aurangzeb is Erased, Here are Some Tales From the Flip Side of History

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As Aurangzeb is Erased, Here are Some Tales From the Flip Side of History

Post by Rashmun on Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:14 pm

Even as the medieval period of Indian history is remembered by some only for the demolition of Hindu temples and the conversion of Hindus to Islam, we hardly stop to notice some instances to the contrary – when mosques were demolished and replaced by temples and when Muslims were converted to Hinduism, either by way of the medieval version of ghar wapsi or directly. Surely that’s something the sangh parivar can feel happy about.


https://thewire.in/9943/as-aurangzeb-is-erased-here-are-some-tales-from-the-flip-side-of-history/

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Post by Rashmun on Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:16 pm

The idea that medieval Muslim rulers wreaked havoc on Indian culture and society – deliberately and due to religious bigotry – is a ubiquitous notion in 21st century India. Few people seem to realise that the historical basis for such claims is shaky to non-existent. Fewer openly recognise the threat that such a misreading of the past poses for modern India.


https://thewire.in/18919/it-is-high-time-to-discard-the-pernicious-myth-of-indias-medieval-muslim-villains/

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