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Akbar got Mahabharata translated into Persian: A lesson in tolerance

Akbar got Mahabharata translated into Persian: A lesson in tolerance

Jalal ud-din Muhammad Akbar, one of the greatest ruler of the Mughal dynasty, is also known for his liberal policies towards non-Muslims and encouraging different religions during his reign. That’s why in 1582 AD, Akbar created a syncretic religion called Dīn-i Ilāhī, which was proposed to merge the best elements from different religions of his time. […]

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