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What Aurangzeb Loved: 6 Things that Moved His Heart

There were many layers to Aurangzeb, many things that inspired and moved his heart.

Aurangzeb was an enigmatic king. To quote Khafi Khan, the laudatory eighteenth-century historian of Aurangzeb’s reign, who, comparing Aurangzeb to the Persian ruler Jamshid said, “To attempt a summary of the major events of a fifty-year reign of an emperor the equal of Jamshid is to measure the ocean’s water with a pitcher.”
There were many layers to Aurangzeb, many things that inspired and moved his heart.
Here are six instances from Aurangzeb’s life that reveal his loves and passions!
He had a passion to carry the Mughal legacy forward and building a great career
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He had a deep love for literature and poetry
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Few know about Aurangzeb’s whirlwind romance
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Leisure and music moved his heart
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He had a passion for justice
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And he loved mangoes!
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Fascinated? Looking to read more about this Indian emperor who is often misunderstood? Get Audrey Truschke’s Aurangzeb: The Man and the Myth here!

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