Aurangzeb: The Father Of The Mughal Empire

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Aurangzeb, the sixth Mughal emperor, was considered one of the famous Mughal emperors. He expanded the Mughal Empire to its highest point, and was known as “Alamgir,” which meant World Seizer.
Aurangzeb was born on 3 November 1618 under the full name Abdul Muzaffar Muhi-ud-Din Muhammad Aurangzeb. He was the third son of Emperor Shah Jahan and Arjumand Bano Begam (also known as Mumtaz Mahal). A few amazing facts of this great emperor is given below.
He was a serious and religious boy, who was committed to the Muslim orthodox, unlike the regular traits of the royal Mughal traits who were carnal and inebriated rulers. He showed signs of military and administrative ability early
He was very religious since childhood and was deeply interested
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It is said that his father Shah Jahan exiled from that post, due to some family strife. His relationship with his father got even bitterer, when his father appointed Dara Shikoh, the elder brother of Aurangzeb as the emperor. Some years later Shah Jahan re-appointed Aurangzeb as the Viceroy of Deccan.
In 1653, he returned to the Deccan to restore law and order and to re-establish the Mughal revenue system that had initially been introduced by Emperor Akbar. During this period, his relations with Emperor Shah Jahan's principal adviser, and who happened to be his eldest brother, Dara Shukoh,
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He conquered Punjab, Bijapur and many other states. However, Aurangzeb was not as tolerant as his father or grandfather. He could not tolerate other religions and in the process destroyed many of the Hindu temples. He also banned dancing, singing, and playing musical instruments in his empire. He was not open-minded and spend most of his time fighting against rebellions.
Aurangzeb was committed to making India an orthodox Muslim state. As a result, Aurangzeb destroyed many Hindu temples and banned Hindu festivals. Censors or Royal religious police were appointed to enforce morals, and edicts were issued against gambling, drinking, prostitution, and narcotics. Furthermore, a poll tax on Hindus was imposed in 1679. Tegh Bahadur, a defiant Sikh guru who had refused to embrace Islam was executed. Non-Muslims were not given employment in the imperial
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