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What’s in the name: Taimur, Jahangir and mainstreaming of tyrants - a thread

What comes to your mind when you hear the word Aurangzeb?
A conceited man, an Islamist to the core, a Hindu hater, a tyrant who demolished countless temples, a frenzied mass murderer who killed countless Hindus.
What does the word Aurangzeb mean? It means “The glory of the throne”, such a beautiful name. Yet we see very few Aurangzebs around us. It’s because of the stigma attached to the name.
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One of the genres of writing that emerged in #Safavid Iran was triumphalist #Shii history and biographies that imagined a past connected to the sacred time of the Prophet and the Imams as continuous chains of notables figures who made contributions to #Islamic culture 1/
Perhaps the best example was the large work Majālis al-muʾminīn of Sayyid Nūrullāh Shūshtarī known as Qāżī Nūrullāh (d. 1610), scion of the Marʿashī sayyids, who settled in India, becoming judge in #Lahore and eventually dying, following the wrath of #Jahangir in #Agra 2/ ImageImageImage
The Majālis was written late in his life, a large #Shii history divided into (not surprisingly #12erShii) 12 sections: 1) places associated with the #Imams and #Shii communities such as #Kūfa #Kāshān and so forth 2) #Shii tribes and sayyids such as his own #Marʿashī lineages 3/
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This thread is on the history of all 10 #Sikh Gurus.
The paintings of the gurus are from an album with @RCT, c1800 by unknown artist, all are similar looking. To start with, a painting of
#GuruNanak Dev Ji with the 9 subsequent Gurus. By Bhai Puran Singh,1885.
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1st Guru #GuruNanak ji was born on 20th October,1469 at #Talwandi (#NankanaSahib) and died at #Kartarpur, #Pakistan on 22nd Sept,1539. Lifetime guru, he attempted to bridge Hindu Muslim divide,was against cast system & Sati practice.
#kartarpurcorridor #Sikhism. Image
Lehna was named the 2nd #Sikh Guru as #GuruAngad Dev Ji from 18th September 1539 to 16th April 1552.
He invented & introduced the #Gurmukhi script, expanded the Guru Ka Langar (free kitchen)& opened schools for child education.63 stanzas composed by him are in Granth Sahib.
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The first #Mughal Emperor was Zahir ud din Mohammed #Babur Born in #Ferghana #Uzbekestan he ruled #India from #Delhi from 1st April 1526 to 26th December 1530.
This c1630 painting is from @V_and_A Artist unknown.
@DalrympleWill @India_Atelier @mukhoty @Bagh_eBabur Image
From @RCT this c1603 painting by artist #Mohan is of the 2nd emperor, Nasir ud din Mohd #Humayun, ruled from 26th Dec 1530 to 27th May 1540. Defeated by #Suri dynasty, he recovered the empire, ruling from 22nd Feb 1555 till 27th Jan 1556. Died falling from stairs
Tomb at #Delhi Image
From @hermitage_eng, the portrait by #Manohar c1580 is of the 3rd #Mughal Emperor Jalal ud din Mohammed #Akbar Ruling from #Agra from 27th Jan 1556 to 27th Oct 1605. Died from Dysentery and entombed at #Sikandra near Agra.
@DalrympleWill @mukhoty @India_Atelier @DilliKiRanaiyan Image
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