Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pakistan;Hindu-Muslim Riot

                                                                                 The Ibn Batuta, the 14th century Tunisian chronicler                                                        who trvelled throughout the Indian sub-continent attest to the relative tolerance and peaceful coexistence amongst the two communities.In 16th century when Akbar was the emperor of the northern 2/3rds of India his closest poliitical allies were the Hindu Rajputs of Bikanir and Jaipur. This Mughal-Rajput alliance otlived his death. If contradiction between Hindu and Muslim were sharp the Mughal Empire could not last for 200 yrs.In 18th when the Mughal empire began disintegrating after the death of Aurangzeb, Kingdoms broke away from the authority of delhi and not the basis of religious differences. In fact the Indian masses had most patiently demonstrated how united they were during the first war of Independence in 1857. .   

A list of Hindu-Muslim riot sine 18th century.