Aurangzeb: The man and the myth

Thu 25 January 2018 by Thejaswi Puthraya

History shouldn't be used to judge even though a lot of people claim that history should be the best judge. To judge a historical period, one must also factor in the context then. Without appreciating the context, one may end up distorting history. Aurangzeb is probably the most hated Mughal for exactly this reason. He is hated by Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims alike!

Audrey Truschke, a professor in history cites various historical sources to build the context and leaves the judgement to the readers.