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Etihas.in video magazine - 6th issue, June 2016
(See the list of previous issues)

We are glad to bring you the sixth issue of Etihas.in, an online video magazine of history, arts and culture of India and South Asia. Etihas.in magazine features short videos containing interviews with experts, mini documentaries, audio podcasts, and recordings of performing arts among many other items that we hope will entertain and inspire you, and arouse your appetite for more about our rich and diverse pasts.

In this June issue, we bring you the following short videos and segments:

1. Contrasting Akbar with Aurangzeb, by Raziuddin Aquil (part 1)
2. Contrasting Akbar with Aurangzeb, Pitfalls of Historical Stereotypes, Raziuddin Aquil (part 2)
3. Sanskrit sources of India's History - a list of online resources

1. Raziuddin Aquil: Contrasting Akbar with Aurangzeb (part 1)
In this first part of a series, Delhi University's history professor Raziuddin Aqil talks about how the popular stereotypes about the Mughal rulers Jalaluddin Akbar and Alamgir Aurangzeb may not be accurate and need to be investigated.

2. Raziuddin Aqil: Contrasting Akbar with Aurangzeb (part 2)
Jalaluddin Akbar is often praised as a king having favoured people from all faiths with his inclusive policies. But, as this interview points out, he may not have been very different from other kings including Aurangzeb in terms of using religion for his statecraft.

3. Sanskrit sources of India's History - online links:
Although it may not have been the most popularly used language due to its socially restricted use in the past, many available texts in Sanskrit are used as source material for investigating and writing our history. We begin by listing here some useful articles, books, archives and resources that might help a student of history. See the list here >>

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