Mitochondrial DNA allows every modern person to be traced back to one woman in on tribe in Africa. A Mitochondrial Eve.
Criss-crossing Africa over tens of thousands of years, dealing with the changing climate and animals rather bigger and faster than they were, people learned the essentials of survival – language, clothing and cooked food… And, above all, working together to stay alive.
The Moghul Empire was ruled peacefully by Shah Jahan, but his son Aurangzeb was a very different breed of Muslim.
The temptation to shut people up, to ban things, is irresistible. Aurangzeb plunged India into a 26-year battle to destroy any rivals in the Hindu South. He built the most extensive empire so far in Indian history.
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