Aurangzeb’s Iconoclasm: Illustrations from Primary Source

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Was Gyanvapi Mosque constructed on Kashi Vishwanath Temple?

 

A rare collection of Emperor Aurangzeb’s Court Bulletins (Akhbarat), which relate to his orders on the destruction of temples, restrictions on Hindu festivals, and incentives for conversions of Hindus, among his many acts. Beautifully illustrated. 

More Information

ISBN 10 1942426219
ISBN 13 9781942426219
Book Language English
Binding Hardcover
Publishing Date 2022-05-22
Total Pages 186
Release Year 2022
Release Date 2022-05-22
Authors Francois Gautier  
Publishers Garuda Prakashan  
Category Non-Fiction  
Weight 0.75 g
Dimension 20.00 x 24.00 x 2.00

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Based on Emperor Aurangzeb’s Court Bulletins (Akhbarat) from Rajasthan State Archives, Bikaner and credible Persian works, this book “Aurangzeb’s Iconoclasm” features paintings, court orders and other such material to bring out the nature of reign that Aurangzeb had unleashed. Many of these paintings, reproduced masterfully in miniature style from original documents kept in the state archives. They are now part of permanent exhibition at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum of Indian History in Pune, set up by the author, Francois Gautier.

Clearly answers the question on the destruction of the Kashi Vishwanath temple, on Aurangzeb's orders, the site of the current Gyanvapi Masjid.