Indian history is the most variegated when it comes to religion, culture and battles. Our land has always attracted rulers from all over the world and every dynasty has definitely contributed something or the other. Remove Mughals is the latest demand by the warboys on different social sites.
According to a report of NDTV, in 2014 Batra met Irani for the same: “I met Smriti Irani and asked her to change the syllabus. These books are the work of Marx and Macaulay’s sons (sic). The books are not rooted to the culture of the land. Why are there just two lines on Maharana Pratap and two pages on Akbar? Historians have made heroes of somebody like Aurangzeb.”
But why do we forget that some of the major contributions in India have come from the Mughal dynasty. Let us now scroll down to find out the same.
- The salwar kameez
Have you ever given a thought as to what is the national dress of Indian women? A sari? Well, no doubt it is one of the most elegant attire and so many saree designs are available these days. But if we give a closer look to our closet, it must be flooded with salwar kameez. Isn’t it? Just step out of your house, you’ll see most of the women wearing a salwar suit. It has become the primary sartorial choice of modern Indian women. To your surprise, the concept of salwar suits and salwar suit design came into existence during the Mughal rule. So, if we plan to remove Mughals from our books, then probably we will also have to remove salwar suits from our closet.
- Delhi as our capital
At one time Delhi was just a small town dwarfed by cities like Bombay, Madras and Calcutta. The installation of Delhi as India’s capital was started with Turkic invasions. Right from Qutb-ud-din Aibak to the last Mughal emperor, Delhi was the political centre of North India and then – as the Mughals expanded – the centre of the subcontinent itself.
- Indian music
Without Mughals and the Turkish rules, there would have been no Hindustani classical music that we have today. The dhrupad genre of Hindustani classical was shaped in the Mughal court by masters such as Tansen, under the direct patronage of the Mughal Emperor. Amir Khusro, earlier the 13th century is said to have invented the sitar, table and other musical forms.
Ourvery favorite samosa has got its name from a Persian word “sambosag”. During the Munghal rule, it was mainly filled with minced meat, which was later on replaced with potato.
- Hindi language
The Hindi language also flourished as a result of the Mughal rule in our country, which is undoubtedly a big contribution by them.
Thus, the contribution of the Mughal dynasty to our country is something that can’t be ignored. Though they have taken a lot from us, but in return they have surely given us a lot too, which cannot be ignored. We would surely have to go through a rigorous vetting procedure in case India decides to do a thorough job of expunging the Mughals from its history.