Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Insanity Versus Piety
The book, The Moghul Saint of Insanity, is about the sixth Moghul emperor of India to be published this year by the Cambridge Scholars Publishing UK.—But before the fever of insanity afflicting Aurangzeb, a little note about The Moghul Exile published by Editions Dedicaces US/Canada.—Guy Boulianne the editor of Editions Dedicaces first published Poet Emperor of the Last of the Moghul, Bahadur Shah Zafar.— The Moghul Exile—Humayun is the second Moghul emperor of India.— He is a mystic and a lover of poetry, literature, astronomy and astrology.—The intrigues of his brothers and Afghani lords compel him to seek exile in Persia, while his brother Karmran rules Kabul, keeping Humayun’s young son Akbar hostage.—Humayun is welcomed by the Persian king and in gratitude Humayun presents his precious diamond Koh-i-Noor to the Persian Monarch.—With the help of the Persian troops, Humayun conquers Kabul, loses it twice, but finally succeeds in freeing it from the yolk of his brother, returning to India to reclaim his lost empire.—Within a couple of years the Venus of his fortunes fades as he falls from the steps of his balcony while watching Venus in the sky.— The Moghul Saint of Insanity— This historical, biographical account of Aurangzeb’s life is the last in the sequels of the Moghuls, depicting the Fall of the Moghul Empire.— Aurangzeb stands out as the Master of Distortion, defacing the Face of Islam in conformity with his own sense of Perception and Interpretation.— Blind to his own sins and acts of violence, he plunges deep into the ocean of ruin and devastation.— His ancestors—the architects of beauty and tolerance, are forgotten by him in his mad zeal to conquer and subjugate all who don’t fit the Vision of his Islam.— The victim of his own spiritual leprosy, he fails to see his acts of cruelty and injustice as stark contradictions to the precepts of Islam.— More faces emerge in this war of ambition and hypocrisy, those of the foreign traders, lurking in ambush to posses the jewels of the emperors and the empire at the first golden opportunity.— And Aurangzeb becomes the first one from the progeny of the Moghuls to throw open the gates of this Golden Cage for plunder and invasion.— Leaving behind one legacy of a golden rule that tolerance leads to peace and prosperity, and intolerance, to doom and destruction.— The Fall of the Moghul Empire attests to the validity of this legacy.— Story Line:— Soul of my soul! Now I am going alone.— I grieve for your helplessness.— But what is the use?— Every torment I have inflicted, every sin I have committed, every wrong I have done, I carry the consequence with me.— Strange that I came with nothing into this world, and now am going away with this stupendous caravan of sins.— Wherever I look I see only God.— I have greatly sinned and I know not what torment awaits me? – Aurangzeb’s letter to his son before dying. – With fundamentalism on the rise, this book would serve as a gong of warning for the would-be-suicide-bombers that zeal and violence would be the annihilation of their own factions if they continued the practice of hate, brutality and intolerance.— It would also be a learning tool for the young victims—educated by hateful mullahs, and hypocrites, to glean truth out of lies and to dispel ignorance. – Hoping that this book would set the tone of contemplation, touching the hearts of the clerics, religious leaders and leaders of the Islamic nations to raise their voices in unison against the ones involved in crimes of torturing and murdering innocent men, women and children!— May this book promote and nurture the gifts of compassion, learning and understanding. –Peace to the World.