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Here are some lesser known facts on the life of Aurangzeb, the greatest emperor of India,
1) After the battle of Raigarh, when the Maratha forces were defeated, Shivaji’s son Rajaram fled away leaving his wives & daughters & Sambhaji ( Shivaji’s other son)…… ImageImageImage
#TheGreatAurangzeb believed on employment based on ability rather than religion. During his reign, the number of Hindu officials in the Mughal administration rose by half, many of them Marathas and Rajputs. This was largely due to a large intake of Marathas, who played a key role……
3) #TheGreatAurangzeb was also the best Veena player of his times. Later , he banned all music from court to reduce the wastage of public money + Image
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#Mughal emperor #Aurangzeb is being dissected today by right wingers.

Here I detail some of the best books written on Aurangzeb, the emperor who ruled India for 50 long years and brought the entire Indian subcontinent under central rule.

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In this bold and captivating biography, Audrey Truschke enters the public debate with a fresh look at the controversial Mughal emperor. Image
Jadunath Sarkar has written a five volume book on Aurangzeb. He is among his greatest critics, but also praises his persona, his leadership qualities and also his clean image. Image
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#MarathaMughalWar #Aurangzeb

One of the most cherished Maratha general during the reign of Aurangzeb was Santaji Ghorpade. Nevertheless, he suffered devastating defeats against the Mughal forces.

🧵— Significant defeats suffered by Santaji Ghorpade against Aurangzeb Alamgir.
1) First Battle of Khatau. (6 July, 1690) — Santaji Ghorpare with 10,000 cavalry & numberless infantry was defeated by Lutfullah Khan after which he fled to Wardhangarh. 500 Marathas are killed; 300 mares, 400 spears, 200 muskets belonging to Marathas are taken by Mughals.
2) Second Battle of Khatau. (7 July, 1690) — 5,000 Mughals defeated more than 30,000 Marathas led by Santaji Ghorpare. 1000 Marathas are killed beside many wounded. This battle is very important as it made Santaji along with Dhanaji to hide for 6 months in fear of Mughals.
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Today marks the 316th death-anniversary of Badshāh Muhi-ud Dīn Muhammad #Aurangzeb Alamgīr (R.A.).
His long reign (1658-1707) consolidated the largest and wealthiest land-empire in Indian #history and was arguably the most socially-diverse dispensation to ever rule #India.
Even critics of Aurangzeb (R.A.), such as the historian Sir Jadunath Sarkar concede, "Aurangzeb’s Indian empire was vaster than that of Ashoka, Samudragupta, & Harshavardhan”.

It was in his reign too that #Ladakh was amalgamated into the #Mughal empire.f
The reign of Aurangzeb (R.A.) was based on 3 pillars:

1. Military expansion.
2. Islamic jurisprudence and a centralised justice system.
3. Adherence to his Indo-Timurid heritage.

This helped consolidate his empire, but it also depended on his persona for sustained success.
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BREAKING: Daughter of Royal Family of Kashi's head files Intervention application in plea challenging the Places of Worship Act; seeks reclamation of the alleged illegal structure, Razia Mosque, which is claimed to be the original site of #KashiVishwanathMandir
As per the intervention application, Razia Mosque was built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1194 C.E. after the destruction of the #KashiVishwanathMandir
In addition to the Razia Mosque, the royal family also seeks reclamation of the Dhaurahra Mosque which was built by #Aurangzeb after the destruction of the Bindu Madhav Mandir in 1682 at the Panchaganga Ghat in Varanasi.
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*Jadeja × Muslim Marriage Alliances* #thread
#OpenChallenge of a #Jadeja lemur: "No one can ever doubt Jadeja Rajput's matrimonial history. They never gave their daughters to any #Muslim Ruler." Someone accepted the challenge & I'll just re-share their post here.
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A #Jadeja lemur challenged that in their whole history, they've never sent their daughters to Islamic Rulers. An Instagram Pro-Rightwing page showed him his place. Post Slide 1👇
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Jadejas came from Sindh, intermarried with Islamic Rulers of Gujarat, had matrimonial alliances with Pathans of Afghanistan as well as Imperial Mughal Dynasty of Delhi. Jadeja Princess Kamabai was married to Muslim Sultan Mahmud Begada of Gujarat.
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#IndiraPriyadarshini perpetuated immorality in the Nehru dynasty. Intellectual Indira was admitted in Oxford University but driven out from there for non performance. She was then admitted to Shantiniketan but, #RabindranathTagore chased her out for her bad conduct.
After driven out of Shantiniketan, Indira became lonely as father was busy with politics and mother was dieing of tuberculosis in Switzerland. Playing with her loneliness, #FerozeKhan, son of a grocer named Nawab Khan who supplied wines etc to Motilal Nehru's house in Allahabad!
He was able to draw close to her. The then Governor of Maharashtra, Dr. Shriprakash warned Nehru, that Indira was having an illicit relation with Feroze Khan. Feroze Khan was then in England and he was quite sympathetic to Indira. Soon enough she changed her religion!
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#Aurangabad has been renamed as Sambhaji Nagar. It was never associated with Sambhaji and had its origin in Nizamshahi Sultanate. It was a nondescript village before it was developed by Malik Ambar in 1610. After fall of Nizam Shāhī dynasty in 1633, city came under Mughal rule. Image
It was later renamed Aurangabad after it became the headquarters of #Aurangzeb during his viceroyalty over Deccan. The mausoleum complex of Bibi Ka Maqbara, an imitation of the Taj Mahal in Agra, was built in honour of his first wife, Dilras Banu Begum (died 1657).
Aurangabad remained the headquarters of the independent nizams (rulers), but it declined when the capital was moved to Hyderabad in Hyderabad princely state. With the dissolution of the princely state in 1948, Aurangabad was included in Hyderabad state in newly independent India.
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🚨Allahabad High Court continues hearing Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque dispute case(s).
#kashi #mosque #temple #Varanasi #kashivishwanath
Matter is being heard before the bench of Justice Prakash Padia.
#kashi #mosque #temple #Varanasi #kashivishwanath
On the last date of hearing, Adv. VS Rastogi, the appointed next friend of Lord Vishweshwar, had said that the "dispute is not a dispute of property simplicitor but it is a national dispute with emotions of millions of people attached to it."
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Today, March 3, is the death anniversary of #Aurangzeb Alamgir, one of the greatest #Mughal emperors. Aurangzeb, the last powerful Mughal ruler is among the most misunderstood king in Indian history. He ruled for nearly 50 years, from 1658 until 1707
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...the last great imperial power in India before British colonialism. The Mughal empire survived another 150 years after his death, however, it saw slow and steady disintegration and after 1804 they were actually emperors in name, as British and their proxies ruled much of India.
He is loved and loathed with equal intensity by different groups of people. While many Muslims believe him to be the most pious king in the history of the Muslim India, many historians have presented his as a savage who was intent upon killing and destroying Hindus.
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#Aurangzeb's Father
A True Story buried by our Historians
Shah Jahan married a beautiful 19 year old Arjumand Banu Begam as his second wife in 1612. They were engaged when she was just 13 as insisted by Noor Jehan, the consort of Jahangir..
She was given the title Mumtaz Mahal by Shah Jahan after their marriage.

Shah Jahan was voracious in love and presented Mumtaz with five children in five years. Hur-ul-Nisa Begum, Jahanara Begum, Dara Shikoh, Shah Shuja and Roshanara Begum.
A strange quirk of fate at this stage changed the destiny of India. Shah Jahan had suddenly lost interest in Mumtaz and stopped visiting her Jenana after Roshanara was born. Mumtaz was heartbroken. One of the eunuchs in the Jenana was a Dalit called Mahamada.
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Today #bahujans
If you have a little reasoning #power,then some #Questions are given to those sly
#Ask #Brahmins Q1) If Chhatrapati #Shivaji Maharaj was the protector of #Hindu religion, then your
Why didn't the father-grandfather crown him? @Profdilipmandal @ProfVilas [Thread]
Q2] Chhatrapati #ShivajiMaharaj you #Brahmins
Should have #danced on his shoulder as he was #fighting against the #Mughals
Were! Why were your ancestors #angry with him? [Thread]
Q3] If indeed #Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's Guru was Ramdas, then he
Why did #Guru #Ramdas Wrote a #foolish king [Shivaji Maharaj] in his Book Bodh Granth? @Profdilipmandal @ProfVilas @artinchow @BharadwajSpeaks [Thread]
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#FatwaAlamgiri, the official book governing Mughal law and Justice during the time of #IslamicInvader #Aurangzeb, approves using Kafirs as slaves as slavery of NonBelievers is allowed as per #Quran and #Hadith!

Here are a few key rules of that time:

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"If 2 or more Muslims enter a non-Muslim controlled area for the purpose of pillage even without the permission of Imam, and seize parts/complete property belonging to Kafirs, then donate it to Imam, that property will officially become Islamic"

#AurangzebTheBastard 2/5
"Every Muslim has rights to purchase and own Kafirs as slaves in accordance with the guidance provided in #Sharia"

#AurangzebTheBastard 3/5
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Unethical terrorist. #thread
On 09 Apr 2021, Hav Mohammed Saleem Akhoon of 162 TA Bn, who was off duty at around 1645 hrs was shot dead by terrorists at his residence in Bijbehara, #Anantnag…. Image
The martyred Hav Mohd Saleem Akhoon is survived by his wife, 9 yr old daughter & 6 yr old son. Unfortunately, Saleem is not the first soldier who has been attacked like this by terrorists in #Kashmir Image
02 Aug 2022, Rifleman Shakir Manzoor of 162 Battalion (TA), was abducted by militants while he was returning to celebrate #Eid with his family in #Kashmir’s Shopian. His burnt car was later found in the nearby #Kulgam district. Image
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Thread 1 : #JavedAkhtar

Stands in SOLIDARITY with MF Husain, NEVER once condemns his portrayal of Hindu gods. But on Salman Rushdie, says: "You CANNOT speak in a derogatory manner; write DIRTY things about those who are REVERED by billions." ImageImage
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says "You can't speak in a derogatory manner; write DIRTY things about those who are REVERED by billions."

But he accepts an award named on the man who speaks in a derogatory manner; writes DIRTY things about those who are REVERED by billions

Thread- 3 #JavedAkhtar #Atheism

Stands for Freedom of Expression of ALL the writers of the world, condemns ban on their work. But wants a writer SACKED because he sees her work as communal.

That's @Javedakhtarjadu style rationalism.

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Alamgir #Aurangzeb

Temple destruction thread.

Starting with Krishnajanmabhoomi , Mathura
Temple destruction in Jodhpur by the hundreds

Ref : Masir e Alamgiri
Same book

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Some notable films of #RishiKapoor on digital platforms..

Starting with the 2.0 phase..

A thread..
#HumTum (2004) - Prime

#PyaarMeinTwist (2005)

#Fanaa (2006) - Prime

#NamasteyLondon (2007)- Netflix, Prime

#LuckByChance (2009) - Netflix, Prime

#ChintuJi (2009) - Eros Now, Jio

#Delhi6 (2009) - Netflix

#LoveAajKal (2009) - Eros Now, Jio
#DoDooniChaar (2010) - Netflix
#PatialaHouse (2011) - Netflix
#Agneepath (2012) - Netflix, Prime
#SOTY (2012) - Netflix , Prime
#JabTakHaiJaan (2012) - Prime
#Housefull2 (2012) - Eros Now
#ChashmeBuddoor (2013) - Netflix
#Aurangzeb (2013) - Prime
#DDay (2013) - Prime
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Aurangzeb sent #GuruGobindSingh ji a Quran as a promise to allow him a safe passage from Anandpur. December 1704, Guru ji left Anandpur with family & 700 followes. While resting in Chamkaur Garhi, they were attacked by trecherous Mughals.
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Including #GuruGobindSingh ji’s 2 sons, his 40 men gave a tough fight & compelled Guruji to escape. After the Battle of Chamkaur, Guru Ji wrote a letter, #Zafarnama to #Aurangzeb expressing his own moral victory over the Mughal & his distrust in them 2/n
#Zafarnama was written in Persian & sent with Daya Singh Ji to #Aurangzeb
Mara aitbar bar een kasm-e-neest
Ke eizad gavah ast yazdan yakeest
Na katreh mara aitbar-e-bar-ost
Ki bakshi va deewan hameh kibzgost
Kase kaul-e kuran kund aitbar
Haman roz-e akhir shawad nard khawar.3/n
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Firman issued by #Aurangzeb to convert Hindus.
Rs 4 to a Hindu male Rs 2 to a female.
Dated: 7 Apr 1685
If Devi Chand, Zamindar of Manoharpur, who's in prison, becomes Muslim, better for him.
Else he be killed
Darbar Khan was ordered (by Aurangzeb) to send a parwanah to Ihatmam Khan, Kotwal of Garhvitli (at Ajmer) with above instructions
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Have you noticed something about the two mosques I talked about? The Charminar and the Mecca Masjid. They're very different from the common perception of what a mosque is supposed to look like, aren't they? Lofty bulbous domes, minarets, crescents, maybe painted green and white?
...Yet these two mosques have no domes or tall towering minarets that symbolize a mosque. Let's look at a few other heritage mosques around #Hyderabad. Here are a few images of Qutb Shahi mosques around the city...
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The plan to invade the Riyasat of #JammuAndKashmir wasn't born in #Lahore but in the residence of #Jinnah at #Aurangzeb road #NewDelhi . Here in the spring of 1947 Col. Akbar Khan & some #Muslim officers of the #British #Indian #Army hatched this plot .
It was only in October 1947 that Maj. Onkar Singh Kalkat of the Bannu Brigade #PakistanArmy who had not yet been repatriated to #India found files marked Operation Gulmarg Secret while looking for some other documents in the office of Brigadier Murray at NWFP.
Even though he was nearly arrested & sent to #Lahore , Maj.Onkar somehow made it out to #NewDelhi & told the #IndianArmy top brass about the file he had sern which detailed an invasion of #JammuKashmir by tribesmen. He wasn't taken seriously by the Brass .
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Firman issued by #Aurangzeb to convert Hindus.
Rs 4 to a Hindu male Rs 2 to a female.
Dated: 7 Apr 1685
If Devi Chand, Zamindar of Manoharpur, who's in prison, becomes Muslim, better for him.
Else he be killed
Darbar Khan was ordered (by Aurangzeb) to send a parwanah to Ihatmam Khan, Kotwal of Garhvitli (at Ajmer) with above instructions
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Know where #Gandhi ‘s love for Islam & preaching #Ahimsa to Hindus came from!
"My family was Pranami,though we are Hindu by birth, in our temple priest used to read from Quran & Geeta”. Gandhi
Prannath Thakur, desciple of Devchandra Maharaj established #Pranami tradition.
17th century, Maharaja Chhatrasal with Shivaji’s blessings fought the Mughals for freedom of Bundelkhand. Before the battle Prannath blessed him to be victorious & gave him his sword & angocha.
#Chhatrasal fought 80 battles with #Aurangzeb & won almost all!
Prannath would invite the converted Muslims & Hindus to dine together & cite Quran & Srimad Bhagwat in his teachings( maye be to connect with the new converts & bring them back)?
After Mahamati Prannath, #Chhatrasal promoted Krishna Pranami tradition of Mahamati Prannath.
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Firman issued by #Aurangzeb to convert Hindus.
Rs 4 to a Hindu male Rs 2 to a female.
Dated: 07 Apr 1685
If Devi Chand, Zamindar of Manoharpur, who's in prison, becomes Muslim, better for him.
Else he be killed
Darbar Khan was ordered (by Aurangzeb) to send a parwanah to Ihatmam Khan, Kotwal of Garhvitli (at Ajmer) with above instructions
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