Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Destroy stereotypes.

Muslim kings are also a part of Indian pride. Akbar the Great was a powerful Mughal emperor who sought to resolve religious differences, and was known to have a good relationship with the Roman Catholic Church as well as with his subjects - Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains. He forged familial and political bonds with Hindu kings. Although previous Sultans had been more or less tolerant, Akbar took religious intermingling to new level of exploration.

He developed for the first time in Islamic India, an environment of complete religious freedom.

Akbar undid most forms of religious discrimination, and invited the participation of wise Hindu ministers and kings, and even religious scholars to debate in his court.

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