Thats an interesting thing … the narrative. This is the story that a society, a culture, a country tells itself. This is the popular account of things as they are seen from their perspective. And probably nowhere is the narrative of two peoples about a common, shared heritage, as different as in the Indian subcontinent. Watch this … from about 3:20.
This isnt rhetoric, this is the perspective of some intellectuals … that the Pakistanis made the Taj Mahal. By this logic, there are two conclusions one can come to. One is that the people of Pakistan are the true inheritors of the legacy of the Mughals, and the other is that any South Asian Muslim is a Pakistani. Neither of these two conclusions really seem logical. The former because the Mughals in India were a part of the Indian milieu, and not a social or political unit insulated from the rest of the country, and the latter because that just cannot stand in the face of the fact that more Muslims live in India than in Pakistan. Somehow, in a number of sources, the words Muslim and Pakistan seem to be used interchangeably, when neither is this in consonance with ground realities, nor with the ideology behind Pakistan as envisaged by the founding fathers of the country as you can read here.
On the same topic, something thats baffling these guys is how different could one invading army be from another that one is called barbaricm and the other great? Any ideas who we are talking about?