A Note on Conception of Aurangzeb Alamgir Religious Policy



  • Aqib Yousuf Rather Research scholar of History Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu India


Aurangzeb, Religion, Jaziya, Islamization etc


Aurangzeb was the sixth Mughal emperor. Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal's son was born at Dahod, Gujarat, on November 3, 1618. He was a leader that was harsh and conservative, as well as ambitious. Some believe he is the last surviving Mughal emperor. The Mughal Empire's territory grew to its largest extent ever under his almost 49-year reign. In his tenure, the Indian subcontinent as a whole was practically completely subsumed under the Mughal Empire. Mohi-ad-Din Muhammad was the real name of Aurangzeb's father, although he went by Alamgir in court. The name Aurangzeb, which means "Ornament of the Throne" in Persian, is the inspiration for the name. Under his leadership, the Mughal Empire experienced significant economic growth. Aurangzeb's strict and bloody religious practises and beliefs are well-known. There are conflicting interpretations of Aurangzeb's religious beliefs; although a wealth of historical evidence suggests that he was a devout, conventional Muslim. The Quran, Islam's holy book, is said to have been memorized by him. After studying Hadiths, he was well-versed in Islamic practises. Additional translations of the Quran were done by him as well. According to some studies, Akbar was the most anti-Hindu monarch in Mughal history. Although his great-grandfather was a proponent of secularism and religious tolerance, his grandfather had rewritten Islam's established creed in order to accommodate his own preferences. For similar reasons as Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb sought to increase his political and religious influence throughout India. His religious policies reveal more about his conservative leanings. In this section, we'll take a look at a couple of his religious beliefs. As previously said, there are two groups of scholars with conflicting opinions and beliefs that present their own evidence to support the historical record of Aurangzeb's activities. We'll take a look at both perspectives.



How to Cite

Rather, A. Y. . (2022). A Note on Conception of Aurangzeb Alamgir Religious Policy. Journal of Psychology and Political Science(JPPS) ISSN 2799-1024, 2(04), 15–22. https://doi.org/10.55529/jpps.24.15.22