DARA SHUKOH Author: Gopal Gandhi
About the Book
Gopal Gandhi’s wonderfully moving and insightful tragedy elegantly and imaginatively revisits one of Indian history’s great what-if moments, making us ask again how different things might have been if it was heterodox mystic Dara rather than the puritanical bigot Aurangzeb who had won the civil war and led Mughal India—would Islam and Hinduism have been able to bridge their differences? Would the united Mughal lands have managed to stop the colonial conquests? Would Partition have been impossible? Dara Shukoh is a thoughtful and thought-provoking text.