At a protest against “love jehad” and religious conversion, in New Delhi on November 8, 2020. Photo: PTI

By Ziya Us Salam

Contrary to the vilification of Islamic rulers of the medieval era by Hindutva warriors over an imagined past of forcible conversion, historical evidence suggests that political exigencies took precedence over the propagation of Islam.
Not a theological state
Mughal approach

The reality of conversions in medieval India is a world far removed from the politics of Hindutva and the laws aimed at “love jehad”.

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