Jizya - Its Reimposition During the Reign of Aurangzeb: An Examination

@article{Husain2000JizyaI,
  title={Jizya - Its Reimposition During the Reign of Aurangzeb: An Examination},
  author={S. Husain},
  journal={Indian Historical Review},
  year={2000},
  volume={27},
  pages={121 - 87}
}
  • S. Husain
  • Published 2000
  • Indian Historical Review
Reimposition of jizya by Aurangzeb in 1679 is a controversial issue and has generated considerable debate among modem historians. Akbar abolished jizya first in 1564 and, finally, in 1580. This policy was followed by the Mughal rulers up to 1679. Aurangzeb reimposed it after an interval of ninety-nine years. Aurangzeb's decision has raised many questions since. What was his motive and why did he reimpose it after twentyone years of ascending the throne? On the question of whether it continued… Expand

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