Friday, 1 July, 2022
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Topic: Mughal

Was there a Mughal bias in Indian history textbooks? Yes, but not a Muslim one

In most standard textbooks, the story of the Delhi Sultanate is accorded primacy as the ‘main’ narrative while parallel empires in the south and east are categorised as ‘regional’ kingdoms.

‘No problem before’ — Aurangzeb tomb caretaker says tension stoked by Owaisi visit ‘rare blip’

The Ahmeds have taken care of the tomb of Aurangzeb — who ordered execution of Chhatrapati Shivaji’s son Sambhaji & is thus a polarising figure in Maharashtra — for six generations.

Bulldozer, Hanuman Chalisa, Taj Mahal, Mughal — Want to make TV headlines? Pick any

Not all bulldozers will get the same TV treatment. JCB in Delhi gets the best carpet coverage. But if you want to be an overnight TV star, pick a religious angle.

Mughal history’s biggest puzzle solved by municipal engineer — where is Dara Shukoh buried?

Assistant engineer of South Delhi municipality took four years to find the answer. Even experts couldn’t confirm for decades.

If not pollution, Hindu groups still have 2 good reasons to support firecracker ban on Diwali

The use of firecrackers during Diwali did not likely start before the 18th century, when Maratha rulers would organise firework displays for the general public.

Why highly placed Muslims became ‘Krishna bhaktas’ in the Mughal period

In ‘Voices of Dissent’, Romila Thapar writes that Rajput-Mughal joint patronage helped make Vrindavan the focus of Krishna bhakti.

Bharat Ek Khoj: Shyam Benegal’s adaption of Nehru’s Discovery of India was a Sunday staple

The show covered a range of topics, from the Harappan Civilisation to the freedom struggle, along with mythological epics.

Guru Ram Das, who founded Amritsar and composed the hymns sung at Sikh weddings

The fourth Sikh guru was also famous for explaining to Mughal emperor Akbar why king and caste are irrelevant.

How the imperial wives & daughters of Shah Jahan & Aurangzeb built Old Delhi

Of the nineteen major structures that Mughal women built in Shahjahanabad, fourteen are completed by 1650 by the wives and daughters of Shah Jahan. In...

How the early Europeans perceived the Indian subcontinent

Sanjay Subrahmanyam’s Europe’s India: Words, People, Empires 1500-1800 is a rich experience for its detailed source of information and analysis.

On Camera

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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