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  • Aurangzeb: The Man and the Myth

  • Written by: Audrey Trushcke
  • Narrated by: Dilshad Khurana
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (95 ratings)

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Written by: Audrey Trushcke
Narrated by: Dilshad Khurana
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Publisher's Summary

Aurangzeb Alamgir (r. 1658-1707), the sixth Mughal emperor, is widely reviled in India today. Hindu hater, murderer, and religious zealot are just a handful of the modern caricatures of this maligned ruler. While many continue to accept the storyline peddled by colonial-era thinkers - that Aurangzeb, a Muslim, was a Hindu-loathing bigot - there is an untold side to him as a man who strove to be a just, worthy Indian king. In this bold and captivating biography, Audrey Truschke enters the public debate with a fresh look at the controversial Mughal emperor.

©2017 Audrey Trushcke (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Helpful in changing perspective of Aurangzeb

I liked it but should've been longer with more details. The narration is good throughout. now I want to dive deeper into mughal history after finishing this!

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excellent information and sooth reading

should bring out more on this topic with authentic research from various national libraries.

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good book, poor narration

the narration is bad - mixed up complied and compiled at one egregious point, diction is good but the modulation is terrible. The book works more as an insightful argument but is light on anecdotes and facts. Expected something meatier

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good one

nice facts, but the hero of the story seems to be given more advantage.

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it takes courage to speak against popular modern days tyrant. Aurangzeb was as good or bad as Ashoka but one is considered a villian and another a saviour. that's the selective history and memory. loved your book.

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Must

A must listen!! (12 m o r e w or d s r e q u i r e d)

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concise yet comprehensive

Audrey's History of Aurangzeb is balanced, practical, logical and devoid of emotional biases. She bases her history on the resources that she has mentioned. She also touches upon the topics that are raised every now and then in media about Aurangzeb.

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Don't read if you don't want to hear different.

This book will not conform the one dimension character of Aurangzeb that you are used to from textbooks and cinema.

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if you know him already, skip

nothing new would be known if you are already aware of the major incidents of maratha history. the author has made a futile attempt to change the way people look at the tyrannical ruler, but has failed miserably. the books fails to show us the OTHER side of the emperor as one might think.

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A good summary of a very complex legacy

Loved the content. Throws a lot context into the man and his life . The narration perhaps could have been better.

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