Swara Bhasker says ‘Mughals made India rich', gets brutally trolled on social media

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 14 July 2019, 06:22 PM
Swara Bhasker.
Swara Bhasker.

Actor Swara Bhasker, who is known for speaking her mind, has triggered a troll fest once again on social media after saying 'Mughals made India rich'. On Saturday, the Veere Di Wedding actress shared an old article on Twitter which argued that the Mughals, who came in as barbaric invaders, made India rich. 

The article, by historian Rana Salvi also stated that even though the Mughals came to India as conquerors, they remained as Indians.

Here’s the post:

The post invited a massive debate on Twitter and she was brutally trolled n the micro-blogging site for her take on the issue. While one user wrote, "Swara knows how to stay in limelight.. kuch to bakwaas karni hai na,’’ another commented, "Swara is a Muslim terrorist." 

Meanwhile, historian Hindol Sengupta also contradicted the article and called it ‘completely nonsense’. He wrote: ''This is of course nonsense, and you would be particularly lacking in reading to believe anything as simplistic as this. In fact, most people in Mughal India were utterly, cripplingly poor even though of course a lot of wealth was concentrated in the hands of the monarchy and the nobility. One of the resounding and recurring facts of Mughal India were the devastating famines.''

Replying to him, Swara wrote, "I think what you describe is true of monarchy in general! I suggest you read the article first.."

However, the actor hasn't responded or tweeted to the trolls yet.

First Published: Sunday, July 14, 2019 06:22 PM
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