What Were The Major Reforms During Aurangzeb's Rule?


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Aurangzeb's rule is informally dated back to the June of 1658 whereas the formal outset of his accession as an empire is dated back to the June of 1659. There were many paradigm shifts in the society during his reign, which included many reforms in the religious regard. But like his great grandfather Akbar, his religious reforms were not much appreciated by the majority of the general public. As for the realm of social norms, Aurangzeb made possible the appointment of muhtasibs as the promulgators of public morals. Other than that, he also subjugated the use of the Islamic calendar. There were many unreasonably lavish relics of the court that were also inclusive of weighing the emperors into gold and silver. Aurangzeb abolished this tradition. Being a religious person, Aurangzeb also forbade any sort of singing and dancing from the royal court. The jizya tax, which was banned by his great grandfather Akbar was promulgated again by Aurangzeb in his era. Nevertheless Aurangzeb never encumbered the social development of Hindus and appointed many Hindu officials and advisors. On a personal front, Aurangzeb was a simple and honest person, who did not like to waste the court's treasure in his own expenses. Instead he made caps to earn his living and was also a notable calligraphist.

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