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Saturday, May 21, 2022



ASI shuts Aurangzeb’s tomb in Aurangabad after MNS comments

May 20, 2022 2:36 am

Two days ago, MNS spokesperson Gajanan Kale had in a tweet questioned the need for the monument's existence in the state and said it should be destroyed.

Demolish Aurangzeb’s tomb, MNS tells CM Thackeray; police deployed at site

May 18, 2022 11:35 am

The comments came days after AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi visited the grave of Aurangzeb at Khuldabad in Aurangabad, triggering a political controversy.

Come election, come Aurangzeb: Why a visit to a grave is haunting Sena

May 15, 2022 9:26 am

In Maharashtra, where politics revolves around Chhatrapati Shivaji, and hence his rivalry with Aurangzeb, the Mughal Emperor is seen as the very antithesis of Maharashtrian pride and Maratha valour. The Sena, on the other hand, has built itself as a repository of both.

Shiv Sena and BJP slam Akbaruddin for visiting tomb of Aurangzeb

May 14, 2022 7:31 am

Akbaruddin Owaisi on Thursday visited Aurangzeb's tomb before addressing a rally in Aurangabad city.

Guru Tegh Bahadur anniversary: Recalling Aurangzeb, PM says fanaticism couldn’t deter India

April 22, 2022 7:37 am

Underlining that the country is following the ideals of the Sikh Gurus, he said India has never posed a threat to any country or society and it thinks for the welfare of the entire world even today amid global conflicts.

Dara Shikoh never became emperor. But he was a true child of India

September 02, 2021 7:17 am

Tariq Mansoor writes: With his pluralistic outlook and interest in different faiths, art and architecture, he had a deep understanding of India’s syncretic culture

From Khirki to Fathepur and ‘Sambhaji Nagar’, the many names of Aurangabad

January 12, 2021 9:01 am

Known for its Taj Mahal styled 17th-century marble Bibi ka Maqbara and ancient Ajanta-Ellora caves, the present-day Aurangabad was originally built in the early 16th century by Malik Ambar–an African slave turned warrior.

Aurangzeb not secular, says Uddhav Thackeray, spars with Cong over Aurangabad

January 09, 2021 9:34 am

Uddhav Thackeray's remarks assume significance with the Shiv Sena taking a different stance on secularism from its allies on this issue.

Gharanas, the anchor of Hindustani music spawned by Mughal decline

September 04, 2020 3:07 pm

The origin of the gharana tradition is traced back to the time when the Mughal empire was at its twilight, and art and culture of the court, disintegrated to find new homes in the princely states.

Supriya Gandhi: 'Difficult to call Dara Shukoh liberal or secular’

February 06, 2020 1:31 pm

The historian on why modern concepts can’t be read into the past, history as battleground and her new book on a romanticised Mughal prince.