HISTORICAL CONNECT: THE MUGHAL DYNASTY

HIRA LAL KAK
Did you know that the title “Mughal Dynasty” was popularized in the twenti- eth century by Islamist and leftist historians who wanted India’s Hindu population to believe that the Mughals were natives of the Indian sub-conti- nent? Babur and his descendants did not call themselves Mughals. In their texts, the title by which they have referred to their own dynasty is Gurkani.
Gurkani is the Persian form of the Mongol word “Kuragan” which means sons-in-law. Babur was the descendent of the Turkish warlord Timur or Timurlame, who had mar- ried Saray Mulk Khanum, a direct descendant of
Genghis Khan…It is esti- mated that Timur’s wars caused the slaughter of more than 17 million peo- ple, about 5 percent of the world’s population in his time. Since Timur was Genghis Khan’s son-in-law, those of his descendants who used Persian lan- guage called t h e m s e l v e s Gurkani.
Timur was the great-great-great- grandfather of Babur. Timurids and Gurkani are the correct names for the so-called Mughals, who were invaders and imperialistic rulers in India. Dear Friends contemporary writ- ers from India gave them Hindu God status which is evident from the fact that Badshahs and Sultans were declared as God on earth to rule India by our very own Hindu intellectual class of that time !