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Thanks for your post, I think those people who don't know the past won't see prosperous future. My history knowledge is poor, I read this article with big interest. I think people of different religions and backgrounds should live peacefully, I support this point of view on this issue http://planetaryproject.com/culture/sintez/ .

Some historians write imaginary stories.

Dr. Truschke, I have read both your books - Culture of Encounters as well as the one on Aurangzeb. They are (both of them) great books, and the depth of your scholarship is evident. The first one was something of a revelation, as for the second, I wish it was a little more detailed, but certainly it was a much needed corrective. Aurangzeb may not have been a nice guy, but the general picture which most non-Muslim Indians have of him is grossly distorted by prejudice.

And what do you have to opine about Aurangzeb's "humane" treatment of his father and his brothers eh? Or is that Hindu propaganda as well

I wish you get a Muslim husband and live in Pakistan. You will get many Aurangzeb.

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