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National Theatre's Dara examines life of the Mughal prince, showcases his socio-political relevance in contemporary discourse
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National Theatre's Dara examines life of the Mughal prince, showcases his socio-political relevance in contemporary discourse

In an uncomfortable dichotomy with some bearing on real-life perceptions of Muslims, Dara Shukoh is remembered as a translator of the Upanishads, and religiously syncretic to the core, whereas an archetypal Aurangzeb destroyed temples and imposed Jizya on non-Muslims even as he ruled by Sharia law.

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior movie review — Saif Ali Khan, Kajol's performances elevate Ajay Devgn's tepid film
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Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior movie review — Saif Ali Khan, Kajol's performances elevate Ajay Devgn's tepid film

Unlike Saif Ali Khan and Kajol, Ajay Devgn fails to take his character beyond the written word, which makes the protagonist of Tanhaji rather one-dimensional.

A fascinating new history of Dara Shukoh delves into the life, ideas of Mughal scion who would have been king
Life

A fascinating new history of Dara Shukoh delves into the life, ideas of Mughal scion who would have been king

An immensely fascinating subject, Dara Shukoh was a modern intellectual: a practicing Sufi, scholar, theologian, poet, calligrapher, chronicler, builder, connoisseur of the arts, and an indefatigable evangelist of syncretic ideas that were centuries ahead of his time

'There are over 16 crore Muslims, why are they scared, other minorities aren't,' asks RSS leader Krishna Gopal
India

'There are over 16 crore Muslims, why are they scared, other minorities aren't,' asks RSS leader Krishna Gopal

Gopal said all other minorities which are lesser in number compared to Muslims feel secure in India

'Chowkidar' to 'bhrashtachari' to 'khaki underwear', campaigning for Lok Sabha election 2019 saw abuse and epithets abound
Politics

'Chowkidar' to 'bhrashtachari' to 'khaki underwear', campaigning for Lok Sabha election 2019 saw abuse and epithets abound

Reopening wounds, referencing popular culture to deliver insults and sexist jibes, it was all par for the electoral course in a season that tumbled to a name-calling close in a medley of ‘chowkidar', ‘bhrashtachari', Aurangzeb, Mogambo and more.

Four militants killed in two J&K encounters; three Hizbul members gunned down in Pulwama, JeM militant in Baramulla
India

Four militants killed in two J&K encounters; three Hizbul members gunned down in Pulwama, JeM militant in Baramulla

Four militants were gunned down in two separate encounters in Pulwama and Baramulla districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

Slaves of Our History
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Slaves of Our History

The millions sold into servitude within India and abroad have been erased from our national memory, but they haunt our present, scarring our culture and polity

Vicky Kaushal on playing Aurangzeb in Takht, and comparisons with Ranveer Singh's Khilji in Padmaavat
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Vicky Kaushal on playing Aurangzeb in Takht, and comparisons with Ranveer Singh's Khilji in Padmaavat

Vicky Kaushal says while he would like to use Ranveer Singh's 'unabashed' trait as Khilji, he would not ape the performance for his role as Aurangzeb in Takht

Aurangzeb's killing: Indian Army questions three soldiers over their role in leaking information on colleague's movements
India

Aurangzeb's killing: Indian Army questions three soldiers over their role in leaking information on colleague's movements

Indian Army soldier Aurangzeb, who was proceeding on leave for Eid on 14 June, 2018, was abducted and later shot in the head and neck.

Audrey Truschke on her book Aurangzeb: The Man and The Myth, handling social-media backlash
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Audrey Truschke on her book Aurangzeb: The Man and The Myth, handling social-media backlash

In a conversation with Firstpost at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, Audrey Truschke, assistant professor of history at Rutgers University, spoke about her latest book Aurangzeb: The Man and The Myth; the social-media backlash that followed upon publishing of the book, and the resulting impact.

Female desire in the Mughal dynasty: Daughters broke chastity norms, but had limited agency
India

Female desire in the Mughal dynasty: Daughters broke chastity norms, but had limited agency

Little is written about the Mughal daughters' sexuality in texts representative of that period, but foreigners' travelogues and contemporary literature tell us about their affairs and the fate of their lovers

By the waterfront: The many faces of Varanasi's ageless ghats
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By the waterfront: The many faces of Varanasi's ageless ghats

The windswept ghats of Varanasi are a sharp contrast to the bustling, sweltering streets, literally a few steps away

50 youth leave jobs in Gulf, return to slain armyman Aurangzeb's village in Kashmir to avenge his murder
India

50 youth leave jobs in Gulf, return to slain armyman Aurangzeb's village in Kashmir to avenge his murder

Fifty people from Salani village in Mendhar have conveyed to the security officials that they wish to join the Indian Army and the police force to seek revenge for the death of Aurangzeb.

Body of Jammu and Kashmir police constable, abducted earlier from his house, found in Kulgam
India

Body of Jammu and Kashmir police constable, abducted earlier from his house, found in Kulgam

The bullet-ridden body of the constable — Saleem Shah — was recovered from Qaimoh Gath area in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam, ANI reports.

Tales of Akbar, Shah Jahan to be retold in Taj - A Monument of Blood, series on rise and fall of Mughal empire
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Tales of Akbar, Shah Jahan to be retold in Taj - A Monument of Blood, series on rise and fall of Mughal empire

Using the birth and death of Shah Jahan as bookends, Taj — A Monument of Blood will capture the dark side of the story of the Mughal empire

Rifleman Aurangzeb's killing must show soldiers why SOPs matter, but Rashtriya Rifles can't be labelled 'unprofessional'
India

Rifleman Aurangzeb's killing must show soldiers why SOPs matter, but Rashtriya Rifles can't be labelled 'unprofessional'

A befitting tribute to late Rifleman Aurangzeb will be the absence of any further isolated killing of a soldier through the best adherence to drills and orders without losing full operational control

'PM a brutal, Aurangzeb-like dictator': Congress hits back at Narendra Modi for his remarks on Emergency
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'PM a brutal, Aurangzeb-like dictator': Congress hits back at Narendra Modi for his remarks on Emergency

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala fired back at the BJP for the prime minister's Emergency jibe, saying it was the party's attempt to distract voters ahead of 2019 elections.

Delhi BJP MP, MLA announce Rs 21-lakh bounty for whoever kills militants responsible for army jawan Aurangzeb's death
India

Delhi BJP MP, MLA announce Rs 21-lakh bounty for whoever kills militants responsible for army jawan Aurangzeb's death

An MP and an MLA of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said they would give Rs 21 lakh to any person who kills the militants responsible for shooting dead army jawan Aurangzeb.

Militants continued activities in Jammu and Kashmir during Ramzan, says Army chief General Bipin Rawat
India

Militants continued activities in Jammu and Kashmir during Ramzan, says Army chief General Bipin Rawat

As a justification for cancelling the suspension of anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir after Ramzan, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat said terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir continued with their activities during this period.