My father was able to reaffirm the one faith he had: that as often as not, human relations override political, national and even religious dividing lines.
President Pranab Mukherjee has rightly reminded us about the plurality and diversity that are embedded in India’s soul. His words echo what several others said centuries ago
Shah Jahan discovered that in the Bhimbhar region of Kashmir, it was common for Muslim boys to marry Hindu girls, with the boys then converting to Hinduism. He tried to stop it but found that his diktat had no effect
It is colonial history that we propagate today when we view Akbar and Aurangzeb as merely “good” or “bad” Muslims and not as rulers whose actions were guided by complex considerations