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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 (84 ratings)

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Written by: Audrey Trushcke
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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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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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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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For you is your religion,For me my religion~AURANG

Excellent information based on truths & facts ,
if mughals wanted to destroy other religions, anyways they had 300 years.
whatever aurangzeb damaged others religion or their sites, it's purely based on political decisions. not on religious views.
Better to get real information about him IN THIS BOOK . Instead of watching the GODI MEDIA ALL DAY & Judging him , anyways GODI MEDIA Will not show you the advantages of the Mughal Empire....

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

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good one

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

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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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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.