Re: Indo-European Studies

Raghu Seshadri (
18 Jul 1995 07:45:14 GMT

Vinay Kashyap ( wrote:

: o The Mughals did not in general have a policy of systematic looting and
: pillaging of temples. War was a different matter.

In that case, they must have been continuously at war
for 400 years :-) Aurangzeb demolished more than 3500 temples
in the district of Benaras alone. In case you think he
was the black sheep in a family of temple protectors,
temple demolition went on throughout the Mogul period.
Even the saintly Akbar participated in the early
part of his reign.