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Topic: Mughal Empire

Here’s the case for restoration of desecrated Hindu temples—and why it loses the debate

By what logic do we see Muslims of today as the Mughals' descendants? The demand for the restoration of temples will bring anything but a just closure.

A temple in the Taj Mahal? What Mughal-era documents tell us about tangled claims

Allahabad HC Thursday dismissed a plea to open sealed rooms of Taj Mahal to investigate 'real history', while BJP MP Diya Kumari claimed monument stands on Jaipur royal family's land.

Akbar’s Rajput wife was Harkha, not Jodha Bai. But chronicles say nothing about ‘love’

In ‘Akbar of Hindustan’, Parvati Sharma writes that the fact of a Rajput bride entering the Mughal dynasty is remarkable perhaps only in retrospect.

How love, war and Mughal fine art inspired Kangra painting

In ‘Painting in the Kangra Valley’, Vijay Sharma analyses how Mughal traditions influenced paintings of the Guler and Kangra courts.

Nehru’s noble intent of treating Muslims fairly put India on slippery slope of faux secularism

Decades of a false secular narrative has allowed BJP to engage in an exhibition of religiosity we saw during the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya.

Hussain Shahis’ Krishna Bhakti, Mughals’ Mathura link — lesser-known facts about Muslim rulers

After the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan, Right-wing commenters have claimed that 'rebuilding is a civilisational responsibility Indians owe to their ancestors'. This can't be more anachronistic.

Mirza Ghalib: The movie was the perfect marriage of the poet’s words with Suraiya’s voice

When Jawaharlal Nehru told her she had brought Ghalib's soul back to life with this movie, he was not exaggerating.

Dara Shukoh had a dream. And it was about Ram

This dream was prompted by something the prince had recently read. Its author was Dara Shukoh’s contemporary Shaikh Sufi, a mystic Mughal official.

Art to sacrifices: How the horse became important in 18th century India

Horses in the 18th century even had their own portraits and manuals. This was also the time the Mughal empire was declining.

Panipat was a bloody military debacle for Marathas. Will patriotism-high India see the film?

Panipat, releasing 6 December, the day Babri Masjid was demolished in Ayodhya, is about battle that Amit Shah said ‘paved way for foreigners to enter India’.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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