Q. Who among the following translated the Upanishads from Sanskrit to Persian?

[A] Prince Khusrau

[B] Shah Jahan

[C] Dara Shukoh

[D] Murad

Answer: C

During the last days of Shah Jahan, there was a contest for the throne amongst his four sons.

  • Dara Shukoh, the eldest, was the favourite of his father. He had been nominated as heir apparent, a fact resented by his brothers.
  • Dara Shukoh, who lost the battle for the throne of Delhi to his brother Aurangzeb, was known as the Philosopher Prince.
  • He brought different cultures into dialogue and found a close connection between Hinduism and Islam. He translated the Upanishads from Sanskrit to Persian.

Source: Tamil Nadu state board.