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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  222 ratings  ·  13 reviews
A story revealing all aspects of life of Aurangzeb.
Paperback, 10th Edition, 715 pages
Published 1970 by Continental Prakashan
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Ashish Iyer
One of the famous Marathi novel. Amazing work done by N.S. Inamdar and beautiful translation by Vikrant Pande. This book is for those who want to understand Aurangzeb.I already read Rau (Bajirao Mastani movie based on ) translated by the same author.

A good, comprehensive Biography of cruel emperor Aurangzeb, the Mughal King who was practically the last of the bigoted Mughal. So basically this book 3 parts; Subedar of Deccan, King, Jihadi.

The book mostly goes conversation which make it an easy an
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Aniket Mahajani
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: marathi
He who murdered his own brothers, He who jailed his own father, He who is a villain of Shivaji's stories, He was the one who with his long lived life & a unclaimed, huge power over complete Hindusthan is explored in this novel. Aurangzeb was actually a viewed in negative way by many of us & historians, this novel does not try to underline this feature of him that we know this day, but it also focuses on certain aspects that very few people are aware. His loyalty towards his rule & a ...more
Vikas Datta
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Magnificent and non-Judgmental..
Arvind
Jun 29, 2013 rated it liked it
This is a biographical fiction based on the life of Aurangzeb. The story is divided into 3 parts; Subedar (of Deccan), King, Jihadi.
The book consists mostly of conversations, which make it an easy, fast read but lacks in insights. While d personal life of Aurangzeb and his "zanankhana" (wives and concubines and family) is well-depicted, his religious fundamentalism has been deliberately underplayed by d author. Also, d abrupt declaration of "Jihad" against Rajputs, Marathas and Sikhs, the re-imp
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Ruta
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: vaibhav ghodke
Brilliantly written book!!! I never felt like reading this book just b'coz it was based on Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. But dunno how, I suddenly decided up to read it. Almost many of us know Aurangzeb as a cruel emperor who ascended throne by defeating his brothers and imprisoning his father and not to mention as an enemy of Shivaji Maharaj.
This book focuses on other side of Emperor Aurangzeb. The author has given a brief view on Aurangzeb’s early life too. In many aspects you can say, Aurangzeb
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Prerak Punyani
May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Its one book where u get to know the cruelest and most extreme emperor of India. Every adjective for him is lesser and every extreme word is smaller. Emperor Aurangzeb, who had a very long rein and who did what he wanted to do, otherwise of situations. He was obstinate, he was politician who had learn politics through living it so would not move back in any of his decisions, even if it was hurting his own family.
He came to power defeating his father and brothers and then terminating them so the
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Alka
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
A good, comprehensive Biography of Aurangzeb, the Mughal King who was practically the last of the great Mughals. He is not found occupying place of pride in public consciousness but reading a book on him has made him better understood for me. Well written, though the character had limited scope of exploration being quite dour and devout.
Kavita Lele
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Still about to finish it, but people in love with history, please do read it. We always know Aurangzeb as an enemy of Shivaji and killer of Sambhaji, read this book to understand this character better...
Pritty Ach
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Most inspiring..
Gourang Ambulkar
This biographical novel is an interesting read. The character was very well and unbiasedly depicted by the author. The book is written from Aurangzeb's point of view. I know I am stating the obvious, but this comment serves the Anti-Aurangzeb zealots as a general reading guideline. I was worried that the author being a person of Maharashtra might be tempted to patronize Shivaji, Sambhaji and generally the Marathas and end up being biased. Many kudos to the author for not falling prey to this sen ...more
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