The Kings of the past with a few exceptions were like the terrorists, they had no religion. Whether they were Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Sikhs are other Kings, their primary interest was securing the resources for themselves, invade and annex the next door state, loot their wealth, rob their women, take their children as slaves... No Maratha should be blamed for the plunder Maratha armies did, and no Muslims today should be responsible for Ghazni's plunders... like the author says, the sons of bitches did not do it for religion, it is their greed that made them do these things.
Of course there were good kings too, not because they were Muslim, Hindu or Christian, but because they were good people.
From time to time, it is good to read critical writers like Aakar Patel, he challenges the average mind to think.
Good Job Aaakar,
December 20, 2015, 12:00 AM IST Aakar Patel in Aakarvani | India | TOI
I think I’ll write about Bajirao Mastani today. I have not seen the movie, nor do I intend to (only one Gujarati makes the cut as director of watchable pap and that is neither Sanjay Leela Bhansali nor Sajid Nadiadwala, but Manmohan Desai, a true master). However, I have read Bajirao Mastani’s reviews and one of them said to my alarm, that the film “explores the romantic side of 18th-century Maratha general Bajirao Ballal Bhat, who fought and won 40 battles against the Mughals with an aim to create a unified Hindu kingdom or Akhand Bharatvarsha”.