Slide ‘N’ See: #RemoveMughals? Here’s How That Might Look
Can we really do away with Mughal history by just cutting them out of our books? Take a look. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Can we really do away with Mughal history by just cutting them out of our books? Take a look. (Photo: The Quint)

Slide ‘N’ See: #RemoveMughals? Here’s How That Might Look

History remains a mystery. Mughals have ruled India for centuries, setting up forts, building cities amid territorial conquests. Recently, they have also been called ‘traitors’, with the Taj Mahal being called a ‘blot on Indian culture’.

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This got us thinking. What would India be like without the Mughals? For starters, imagine how incomplete Bollywood classics would be.

Mughal-e-Azam without Mughals?
Mughal-e-Azam without Mughals?
What would’ve Jodha done?
What would’ve Jodha done?

Use the slider on the pictures below to take a swipe at history.

Old Delhi Without the Heritage?

Ruining The Classic Taj Pose

A Trip to Delhi Without Humayun’s Tomb

An Independence Day Without the Red Fort?

#RemoveMughalsFromBooks: Smriti Irani

The row over removing Mughal history last reared its head in March 2016 – following Smriti Irani urging academic bodies to erase Mughal history from school textbooks.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news at the time:

We believe that trends such as these are because of a few online trolls looking to kill some time, and there’s no such notification from the policy-makers.

Just to be a little more in-your-face, you may re-watch Jodha Akbar after reading the Baburnama.

Yalgaar ho!

(This article was first published on 3 March 2016. It is being reposted from The Quint’s archives in light of BJP MLA Sangeet Som calling Mughals "traitors" and the Taj Mahal a "blot on Indian culture".)