By Audrey Truschke
Aurangzeb used to be arguably the main strong and wealthiest ruler of his day. His approximately 50-year reign (1658–1707) had a profound impression at the political panorama of early sleek India, and his legacy—real and imagined—continues to loom huge in India and Pakistan this present day. Truschke evaluates Aurangzeb no longer by way of sleek criteria yet based on the traditions and values of his personal time, portray an image of Aurangzeb as a posh determine whose dating to Islam used to be dynamic, strategic, and occasionally contradictory. This e-book invitations scholars of South Asian historical past and faith into the area of the Mughal Empire, framing the modern debate on Aurangzeb's influence and legacy in available and fascinating terms.
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