Shahzada Dara Shikoh

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  1. Singh

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    His Highness, The Imperial Prince (Shahzada) Dara Shukoh (Persian: دارا شكوه ‎) (full name and royal title Padshahzada-i-Buzurg Martaba, Jalal ul-Kadir, Sultan Muhammad Dara Shukoh, Shah-i-Buland Iqbal) (March 20, 1615 – August 30, 1659) was the eldest son and the heir apparent of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal. His name دارا شكوه in Persian means "Darius the Magnificent". He was favoured as a successor by his father and his sister Princess Jahanara Begum Sahib, but was defeated by his younger brother Prince Muhiuddin (later the Emperor Aurangzeb) in a bitter struggle for the imperial throne. The course of the history of the Indian subcontinent, had Dara prevailed over Aurangzeb, has been a matter of some conjecture among historians

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    353rd death anniversary is not a notable event . of course , if you want to start a discussion on dara shikoh you are most welcome :cool2:
     
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    Done, this is now a generic thread on Dara Shikoh
     
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    IIRC, The first "western" translations of the Vedas were actually based on a Persian translation made on Dara Shikoh's orders
     
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    Dara Shikoh was one of the few Muslims who took an interest in the Hindu religion. He wrote a book - Majma-al-Bahrain (The confluence of the two seas) in which he states, rather came to the conclusion that the hidden book that the Quran speaks of is none other than the Upanishads. He did a comparative study and analysis. He was of the opinion that in order to better understand Quran, one needed to study the Upanishads.

    I read a piece on Dawn (Pakistani Newspaper) a while ago.

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    ‘Misunderstood’ Mughal princes discussed | DAWN.COM
     

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