Emperor Akbar: Great or Depraved? - Making Sense in Today's India
In today's world of politics, Babur and Aurangzeb are targets of abuse and vilification. In contrast, Akbar has been given the epithet of 'Great' and his memory enjoys considerable public goodwill. However, even this goodwill faces a threat. In 2015, then Home Minister Rajnath Singh had provocatively asked why Akbar was great and not Rana Pratap? Is the narrative about Akbar in the process of being changed? To discuss this and more, Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay talks to Manimugdha S Sharma. Manimugdha's much acclaimed book - Allahu Akbar: Understanding the Great Mughal in Today’s India - was recently published.
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