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Hijacking of architecture: Mughals
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So first time when I visited place called Mandu, I was told that it's the center of How glory of Mughals started.
But the most striking feature to me was the beheaded statues of Hindu Gods on almost all the walls,
2/15
Or joined upside down.
Mandu is a classical example that proves that Mughals knew no architecture, it was just hijacked, & historians payed to repaint it for glorification.

Mandu or Mandavgad is an ancient city in the present-day Mandav area of the Dhar district, M. P.
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Evidence show a flourishing city in 6th Century.
In the 11th century, Mandu was the sub division of the Tarangagadh or Taranga kingdom.

An inscription discovered from Talanpur (around 100km from Mandu) states that a merchant named Chandra Simha installed a statue
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Watch the entire history of our civilization in this short video. Why were we deprived of this great knowledge and taught only about #Mughals in our #Historybooks?
#RewriteHistory
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1 January 1705. Aurangzeb ordered to demolish the temple of Pandharpur and to take the butchers of the camp there and slaughter cows in the temple... It was done. (Jadunath Sarkar, History of Aurangzib, Calcutta: SC Sarkar, 1928, p. 286) #Mughals
9 April 1669 Aurangzeb ordered the governors of all the provinces to demolish the schools and temples of the infidels and strongly put down their teaching and religious practices.” (Masir-i-Alamgiri, p. 81) #Mughal
Aurangzeb ordered the demolition of the Temple at Mathura known as the Dehra of Keshav Rai in January 1670. His officers accomplished it in a short lime. A grand mosque was built on its site at a vast expenditure. (Jadunath Sarkar, History of Aurangzib, pp. 282-83)
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@ImmaBitchqueen ain't your tweet proof that collective wisdom i.e. share market valuing #ambani 35% is intelligent than an stupid comparing it with one quarter result which India faired still better than US

probably u referred viral SS by @BT_India
@zoo_bear pl fact chk
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@SalmanNizami_
You are comparing cherries, apple, oranges and BASKET together.

Some ènémy of urs giving you wrong information.

Don't block me, I will try to save u from ur èñémies.

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During 3rd millennium BCE, India was huge manufacturing, trading hub as large as 10 times the Mediterranean.
And continued to be leader of the world like a daddy.

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@SalmanNizami_
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#SuperbThread exposing
One more lie of #mughals

*झूठ है अकबर के नवरत्नों की कहानी।*
#CreditVijayaKoul.
अकबर के नौरत्नों से इतिहास भर दिया, पर महाराजा विक्रमादित्य के नवरत्नों की कोई चर्चा पाठ्यपुस्तकों में नहीं है !
जबकि सत्य यह है कि अकबर को महान सिद्ध करने के लिए महाराजा विक्रमादित्य की नकल करके कुछ धूर्तों ने इतिहास में लिख दिया कि अकबर के भी नौ रत्न थे ।

राजा विक्रमादित्य के नवरत्नों को जानने का प्रयास करते हैं ...
राजा विक्रमादित्य के दरबार के नवरत्नों के विषय में बहुत कुछ पढ़ा-देखा जाता है। लेकिन बहुत ही कम लोग ये जानते हैं कि आखिर ये नवरत्न थे कौन-कौन।

राजा विक्रमादित्य के दरबार में मौजूद नवरत्नों में उच्च कोटि के कवि, विद्वान, गायक और गणित के प्रकांड पंडित शामिल थे,
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#thread on article by #SoumyaDeb on @IndiaFactsOrg

He tried to defend well the words exonym #Hindu and oxymoron #Hinduism.

He cited historians #romilathapar @D_N_Jha #RobertEricFrykenberg

@Aabhas24
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@Aloft_Incumbent once stated that the WORD '#Hindu' didn;t exist. To which I disagree.

Should she disagree with facts I provide, please reply.

Magathenese a #Greek traveller long back noted India as '#Indus' ~400 BCE.


@Sanjay_Dixit @mamatarsingh
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India was known as country bounded by INDUS river, Himalaya & sea from 3 side.
FaXian 400 AD called India as Shintu, and Hindu is corrupted name of Chinese name IN-TU. (H+Indus)

#Hindu word existed even before another Abrahamic faith took birth.

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Each and every religion's architecture is found out from were it originated. Isslaam originated in Saudi Arabia but you won't find any historical monument in Saudi Arabia to define Isslamiic architecture and thus there isn't anything like Isslamiic architecture !

What your
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Mughals did is they just built domes on the already existing monuments of the land they invaded and called it theirs. Eg: Hindu Rajputs originated from Rajasthan so you will find Hindu Rajputana architecture in Rajasthan Eg: Kumbhalgarh fort, Mehrangarh fort, Vijay stambha
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Kirti stambha etc but you won't find any such historical architecture in Saudi Arabia that can be showcased as Isslamiic architecture thus that goes to prove the fact that there isn't anything like Isslamiic architecture in the first place! Lol !!
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#Mughals #architecture
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This is truly the most honest assessment of her work.

She was/is to Urdu shayari what is @RohiniBakshi is to Sanskrit revival. But now apparently, a self acclaimed historian as well.

Shayari Collector @iamrana has been schooled again.

Thank you, @TIinExile !!

Cc @Sanjay_Dixit

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After the #AgrimaJoshua incident, most of my #NorthIndian friends (some are left-leaning) mocked me for criticising her & asked me what’s the big deal in addressing him as ‘Shivaji’.

This #Thread is for all of them who don’t know much about #ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaj.

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Around 230 BCE, #Maharashtra came under the rule of the #Satvahana dynasty for 400 years.

It was also ruled by the Western Satraps, the #Guptas, Gurjaras-Pratiharas, Vatakas, Kadambas, Chalukyas, #Rashtrakutas and the Western #Chalukyas before finally, the #Yadava Rule.

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In short, #Maharashtra was ruled by #Hindu Kings.

Unfortunately, in the early 14th century, the Yadava Dynasty was overthrown by the Islamic Invader #AlauddinKhilji, who was then, the Sultan of #Delhi. This marked the beginning of #Islamic Rule in Maharashtra.

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I am reading Ahmed El Shamsy’s recent book on the impact of #printing on modern discourses on #Islamic scholarship. Like his previous book, it is extremely readable and insightful. I will post some questions and intriguing passages from the chapters that interest me most./1
In the introduction, the author tells us that he will cover the 19th c. which saw the marginalisation of the classical Islamic work, the adoption of printing & rebirth of the classical heritage. Muslim reformers reasserted the classical tradition to undermine the postclassical./2
I think ch. 1 will be the most interesting for me: it names two key factors in the marginalisation of the classical works: "the dramatic decline of traditional libraries and the voracious appetites and deep pockets of European collectors of Arabic books."(p.6)/3
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1. Today marks the 362nd anniversary of the #BattleofSamogarh; one of the most decisive (and defining), land-battles fought in the #history of Asia. A seminal conflict of arms that decided the future course of the #Mughal succession, and thus the history of #India.

A #Thread.
2. The Battle of #Samogarh was fought between the Mughal Crown Prince Dara Shikoh - commanding the Imperial Army - against his brothers, #Aurangzeb and Murad, Governors of the Deccan and Gujarat (respectively), on the 29th of May 1658, (7th Ramzān 1068), 17 kms S.E. of Agra.
3. The Battle of #Samogarh followed closely on the crushing defeat wrought upon the Mughal Imperial forces commanded by Maharaja Jaswant Singh of Jodhpur, by the rebel Princes Aurangzeb and Murad at #Dharmat in April 1658.

#History #Mughals
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The liberals always push the narrative #Mughals or #Moselm rulers were Secular
Here is the proof of the Sickularism

- Sultan Ghiyas ud din 100,000Hindu 
Rajputs of Mewat(1265)

- Allahudin Khilji ordered the massacre of 30,000 people of Chittor (Siege of Chittorgarh (1303)
-Mohumad Bin Tuglaq massacred
12,000 Hindu ascetics ( Massacre of Srirangam , 1323)

- Mass killings in Bengal by Firuz Shah Tughlaq , 180,000 Hindus massacred (1353)

- 500000 Hindus were massacred by Bahmani Sultanate ( Massacre of Vijayanagara( 1365-1367)
- Timur killed 100000 Hindus (Execution of slaves by Timurid forces,1398)

- Akbar Killed 48000 Hindus (Massacre of Garha, 1560)

- Siege of Chittorgarh  , Akbar massacred 30000 Hindus ( 1567- 68)

- Nadir Shah killed 300000 Hindus (1738-40)

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On #MahaRanaPratapJayanti let me share a small thread in Life and Times of #MaharanaPratap

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#MaharanaPratap was born to Rana Udai Singh II on 09 May 1540 in Kumbalgarh fort and went on to become the 13th king of the Mewar State.

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#Maharana was perhaps the only king of the #Mewar State who did not build or add to any of the existing palace.

#MaharanaPratap's entire life and energy was spent fighting the Mughals esp Akbar.

3/12
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From Historians to Invader loving citizens of India, everyone loves Akbar & the reason they give is, Akbar was a secular ruler.But the real Akbar was something different 👇
Let's begin the thread.
#Akbar: ruled b/w11 Feb. 1556–27 Oct. 1605.
He was the son of Humayun.. (1)
First, try to understand his character & the way he treated women.
Akbar’s lust for women was no different from others in his family. He didn’t even  spare the wife of his bodyguard Bairam Khan.After killing him, he  married his wife.He kept a huge harem of concubines.. (2)
..or temporary wives (allowed under Shi'a law), which makes his life less than morally ideal.Historical documents like AbulFazal’s Ain-I Akbari mention that there was a market near the Red Fort which was known as Mina Bazaar. On New Year, every woman of the state had to.. (3)
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1/n #SadarPranam to Ishvara within u @yusufpore ji. It was not fair play by you to crit @Tejasvi_Surya & not tag him.

Anyways I read whole thread praising #Mughals & this thread is a rebuttal to your claims, which u may respond, when tweet reads n/n & should u hv enuf substance.
2/n This is a rubbish claim. Baburnama has no record of it (point of agreement comes in the translator's note).

It is to be noted that he wasn't writing his diary during that period. Rajput chroniclers say otherwise than what GN Sharma claims.
3/n @yusufpore , in fact, Daulat Khan Lodi, the governor of the Punjab and the king's uncle, invited Babur, the ruler of Kabul, to invade India.

Source: "Muslim Civilization" in India by SM Ikram edited by Ainslie T. Embree, Chapter VI
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Only an insecure citizen will vilify a period of history, as rich and complex as #Mughal rule.

This demonstrates a vacuum of confidence and an inherent inadequacy in their own ability, to accept or understand the dynamics that created modern #India.

A #thread on the #Mughals:
1. The #Mughals, as they are erroneously called, were descended from Temur (aka Tamberlane, Tamerlane), in a direct patrilineal line and from Chengiz Khan in a direct matrilineal line.

They identified themselves with their Timurid heritage.
#TheGreatMughals
2. Babur, like all Mughals felt a legitimate claim on Hindustan after its conquest in 1398-99, by Temür, which effectively ended the already tottering Tughlaq Sultanate, following the fall of Delhi.
Not until 1451 and the rise of the Lodis (under Bahlul Khan), did Delhi recover.
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Happy Basant Panchami: in India it means ‘Basant’ or Spring is here. India has 6 seasons, each as beautiful as the other ♥️ Let’s celebrate it through our love for Nature as Draupadi and her attendants are in this miniature painting made 500 years ImageImageImageImage
This #miniaturepainting is from ‘Razmnana’ commissioned by Abdur Rahim Khan-e-Khanan, able commander, #poet #advisor of #Mughal emperor #Akbar a #dyslexic he made it his mission for translation of many manuscripts into highly illustrated books in his ‘taswirkhana’painting atelier ImageImage
The world’s best #artists #calligraphers were part of these elaborate projects. The ‘Razmnama’ is the Persian translation of the Mahabharata
This painting is from the @PiramalMuseum
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Read more on spring: varnikadesigns.wordpress.com/2019/02/10/spr…❤%EF%B8%8F-really/#
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Scholar sets record straight about Mughals of India dawn.com/news/1524574 great #Mughals who despite being a tiny minority were Renaissance men and harbingers of positive change in the subcontinent

By @HasanShazia

#Mughals #History #India
مذکورہ محفل میں مجھے میرے مرشد قبلہ و کعبہ “شاہ حیات احمد “ @ShahHayatAhmad صاحب لیکر گئے تھے ۔ فاضل مصنف سے صرف یہ پوچھنا تھا کہ مغلوں نے جو اپنی تزک میں لکھا کیا وہ بھی انگریزوں کا پروپیگینڈہ تھا ؟ ملاحظہ فرمائیں “تزک بابری” کہ بابر نے پشتونوں کو کاٹ ڈالا تھا ۔ جاری ہے /۲
آگے بابر نے تزک بابری میں لکھا کہ جب “لودھیوں” کو شکست دی اور کئ ہزار مسلمان کلمہ گو آپس میں کٹ مرے تو یہی بابر فتح کے بعد نظام الدین اولیاء کے مزار پر طواف کرنے پہنچ گئے بطور شکرانہ ۔۔ جاری ہے / ۳
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