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.
Similarly Osama means a great maned lion, again a great name for boys. But the chances of spotting Osamas is quite less.
There is a reason why Hindus don’t name their kids Ravan, Duryodhan, Dusshashan, or Shoorpnakha because the names represent villainous people from ancient Indian history.
But what comes to your mind when you hear the word #Taimur? The answer to it is “it depends”. If you know history you would say Taimur was a cruel, cold hearted conqueror with a lot of hate for non Muslims.
He executed civilians, priests and even hacked surrendered soldiers to death, solely on the basis of religion.
But if you aren’t much of a history buff you’d say - awww that’s #Saifeena’s son. He izzzz so addoorrrabbble. Mmmwwwaah. His cheeks are so Gullu Gullu. He is definitely the most adorable star kid around.
Saif and Kareena’s first son shot to fame immediately after his history buff abba gave him the name Taimur which means…well…iron. Iron as we all know is a useful metal which is often used to depict strength.
But very few people bought this cute argument. Saif Ali Khan is a self proclaimed history buff and has to be aware about the atrocities Taimur Lang committed on our ancestors, especially on the Hindus.
The choice of name for his son was his blatant disregard for the Hindus in this country. Kareena is too illiterate or too brainwashed to even know what the fuss was all about.
But Saif’s PR machinery swung into action soon. Right from Taimur’s first burp to first fart, everything was national news. Now Taimur represents a blue eyed, chubby cheeked baby boy, the word Taimur has been mainstreamed.
Other Muslim parents and even clueless deracinated Hindu parents are free to name their kids Taimur.
Now like a good wife, Kareena has given Saif a second son. He is called #Jahangir. Jahangir means the conqueror of the world - what an astoundingly powerful name, the Persian equivalent of Vishwajeet.
But Jahangir was a pathetic ruler, a horrible father and a heartless rascal. Like his forefathers, he derived special pleasure in killing Hindus. But his most notorious act was the execution of the Sikh Guru Arjan Dev, whom Jahangir had had killed in prison.
He didn’t stop there. He confiscated his lands and had his sons imprisoned because Jahangir “suspected” that the Sikh Guru was helping his son Khusrau's rebellion.
Jahangir didn’t even know who Sikhs were. In his memoir Jahangir refers to Guru Arjan as a Hindu, who had "captured many of the simple-hearted of the Hindus and even of the ignorant and foolish followers of Islam….

…by his ways and manners... for 3 or 4 generations, they had kept this shop warm."
Hindus and Sikhs, the two strong Indic religions of India were Mughal dynasty’s two eyesores. And now Saif Ali Khan has named his son after a Sikh Guru killer’s name.
Jahangir will soon become media’s favourite kid and in no time the name will be mainstreamed. Right from Jahangir’s first burp to first fart, everything will be national news. Jahangir will represent a blue eyed, chubby cheeked baby boy.
Other Muslim parents and even clueless deracinated Hindu parents will be free to name their kids Jahangir.

That’s it. That seems to be the motive. Mainstreaming of cruel tyrants. Mainstreaming of Hindu killing monsters. Mainstreaming of Sikh Guru killing demons.

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