Posted on: 12 March 2013

Digital Rare Book:
A History of Emperor Aurangzib-Alamgir (reign 1658-1707 AD) of Saqi Mustad Khan
Translated into English by Jadunath Sarkar
Published by Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta - 1947

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Prince Aurangzeb
Deccan Plateau, 1653 - 1655

Aurangzeb, the third son of the emperor Shah Jahan, appears in court dress behind a draped balcony, as though appearing ceremonially at a palace jharoka window. This portrait was probably painted by a Mughal-trained artist working in the Deccan, where Aurangzeb served as viceroy (1636-1644) and later as governor (1653-1657). In 1658 Aurangzeb would depose his father and succeed him as the emperor Alamgir.

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Aurangzib alamgir was a good king... indo pak

he was built a BADSHAHI MOSQUE in lahore

His religious intolerance lead to the downfall of mughal empire.

Sheraz, Aurangzeb's descendent can be traced to Genghis Khan. The indo pak classification is not quite correct since this is a division that has no meaning in context of any of the Mughals.

Rohin Dhar, agreed, and a regime characterized by inferior architecture.

What Prince -- Stealing somebody's Kingdom and calling themselves Kings and Princes -- I call them Dogs --- Because they stole my Family's Kingdom and in that birth I was the Last King of India ---- and it was Raja Ramachandra Bhagwans kingdom ---

The greatest tyrant ever .

Please try to be an unbiased man like the historian. JN Sarkar, an authority on Aurangzeb. 51 years of absolute reign of Indian prosperity was not a joke. That affluenc, actually destroyed the Moghal Empire.

Invaders had history written, those who lost are lost in time for ever.