Those who think that Aurangzeb was the only tyrant and barbaric Muslim invader are mistaken. We know more about barbarism of Aurangzeb because at that time Hindu forces became more powerful and wrote history more extensively.
Aurangzeb is regarded as more pious Muslim than other Mughals because he banned alcohol in royal premises and did not like music and dancing like his predecessors.
One should remember that Muslim invaders were unable to rule bigger part of India at a time. Let us not think that Hindus lost each and every war. We won some wars that is why we are still Hindus.
Persian writing script got changed into Arabic script because they got fully conquered by Arabic Islam!
You must remember that when Sunni Iran was captured by Safavid dynasty it became Shia nation.
Some Western historians like Audrey Truschkey are painting romantic and kind picture of Aurangzeb. One must remember that Western invaders always fired Islam as bullets on India. They bombard Iraq but shower compassion and love for Muslims of India.
Aurangzeb, his life and hatred for Hindus.
Aurangzeb was sixth Mughal and son of Shah Jahan. Everyone knows that Shah Jahan was captured by his son. He did not enjoy luxurious life is the only foolish argument given to defend barbarism of Aurangzeb. Most of his photos shows that he wore crown with white pearls. It clearly shows that he had no austere life. In 1686 he imprisoned prince Muazzam.
Aurangzeb was not the only Mughal ruler who imposed Jaziya tax. Even Babur and Humayun did the same. Due to invasion of Afghan tribes and Hemu, Mughal realized that it’s not wise to continue jaziya on Hindus and let us fool them by playing Doha and Sufi music.
Readers must understand Hegemony- It’s brute power along with legitimacy creation through music, dance and other institutions.
Some historians also claim that he issued royal decrees on how to convert Hindus into Muslims. Aurangzeb in his initial days got convinced that they had grip over India and they could butcher Hindus.
Chhatrpati Shivaji defeated forces sent by Aurangzeb. It was then the Mughal started realizing that they could not continue their intense Hindu massacre and conversion policy and hence,relaxed their policy due to heavy political compulsions.