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.
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.
(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".)