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Post by Guest Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:44 pm

good to see some chaddi praise for the Mughals:

Often reviled by the right-wing as “foreigners” who plundered India, the Mughals have come in for praise by the Uma Bharti-headed water resources ministry for their view of the Ganges.

Bharti steers the Modi government’s mission to clean the severely degraded Ganges, a key agenda. In an affidavit before the Supreme Court in a matter related to the river’s restoration, Bharti’s ministry has said the Mughals appreciated the Ganges for its magical qualities. Emperor Akbar, the third Mughal king, it states, preferred drinking Ganga water.

The affidavit goes on to state that there is scientific evidence to show the Ganges had “some special elements which are not there in any other river in the world”, including the “strength to fight many diseases”.

“Reportedly, Emperor Akbar had used to drink either pure drinking water or water mixed with Ganga water,” the affidavit says. The Mughals “accepted” the Ganges had a “special quality”...

The fact about Akbar is historically validated from medieval sources, such as the Akbarnama, the official record of the ruler’s reign commissioned by Akbar himself.

“I think so. Akbar would get bottled Ganga water. Akbar was interested in what other people had to say about their cultures and religion. Akbar had a notion of the river being beyond the ordinary from what he had heard about it,” said Prof. Najaf Haider, a historian with the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Akbar however did not endorse the river’s mythology because he did not believe in mythologies, Haider said. “Having Ganga water was a very rational thing for him because it is not unusual for particular water sources to have special qualities. Using intellect and critical thinking were in fact the touchstones for both Akbar and (his successor) Jahangir’s rule,” Haider said.


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Post by Guest Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:45 pm

Akbar drank only Ganga water, special provision being made to fetch it from Soron where the emperor was in Agra or at Fatehpur Sikri and from Hardwar while he was in the Punjab. And in case he happened to be in Rajputana or any other area, Gangajal was carried by kahars travelling with the royal party. Jahangir, says Dr Nath, though equally fond of water from the Ganga, preferred to drink from fresh flowing streams and rivers wherever he was. But Shah Jahan was fond of Yamuna water and couldn't do without it. As a matter of fact, he surrendered the Agra Fort and eventually his kingdom to Aurangzeb because of this. He could have held out longer by drinking well water, but refused to do so after his crafty son stopped the supply of Yamuna water to the fort.


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