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Jizyah in India

In this article, Dr. Harsh Narain explains how Jizyah helped the spread of Islam in India. It tells us how it was a primary agent in the conversion of Hindus. It also contributed to the systematic impoverishing of India, making it so costly for the Hindus to remain Hindu that they all became poor overtime.

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Jizyah: The Humiliation of Non-Muslims

In this article, Dr. Harsh Narain explains how Jizyah is not only an instrumentation of fiscal terror. He tells us how Jizyah uses humiliation as an instrument in order to intimidate the non-Muslim to eventually convert to Islam. The very process of Jizyah, which is touted as a tool of ‘protection of non-Muslims’ is actually

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Jizyah: The Fiscal Jihad

In this second part of the series on Jizyah, Dr. Harsh Narain, one of India’s finest historians of modern India tells us how Jizyah was nothing more than a means of fiscal Jihad, through which conversion to Islam was sought and encouraged by fiscally punishing the Hindus. This is an excerpt from ‘Jizyah and the Spread of Islam’.

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