Aurangzheb, weakened India so thoroughly that it laid her open to the marauders and predators from Europe. A house divided – along varnas and religious lines – was a house weakened for the European powers to start playing with India’s internal politics and slowly grab power.<
Aurangzeb was a foreigner himself, clearly because an earlier ruler had "laid India open to marauders". He used a non-Indian language in his administration and yet another one in his religion. By contrast, the meanest British soldier or official first had to learn "Hindustani" before coming to India.
>What is, perhaps, considered illegitimate and unjust was the Jaziya tax that was imposed on the non-Muslim population in India, even by the Moghuls (which Akbar eliminated under his reign). This leads to the unfortunate equating of Moghuls with Islam – rather than just pure tyranny bereft of any religious color.<
If the Moghuls had not been Muslims but only tyrants, they would not have imposed jizya.
>We, of the 21st century, should realize that this is now history and we cannot right that wrong NOW! NOW is for us to build an India (and a world) where the old hatreds are no longer renewed nor re-established in different forms.<
True, but tell that to Muslims. Tell that in a mosque if you dare. Muslims are still dreaming of revenge for being "cheated" out of India.
THE ETERNAL SLAVES OF AURANGZEB HONOUR HIS MEMORY BY HAVING AURANGZEB ROAD IN NEW DELHI. FOR PROOF OF TRANSFORMATION FROM JACKALS TO HUMANS THE PARLIAMENT IN NEW DELHI MUST RE-NAMED THE ROAD AFTER A NATIVE HINDU HERO, PREFEREABLY THE GENERAL WHO DEFEATED THE AFGHANS AND CAPTURED KHYBER PASS.