Patiala "royal" family in WHAT'S HAPPENING? Posted September 1 · Report reply 3 hours ago, AjeetSingh2019 said: I wish it were so . Unfortunately history is rarely ever in black and white . Most is somewhere in between grey . and the same holds for contentious and hated personalities . This patiala family although installed on throne by Abdali himself and always alienated themselves from wider sikh politics but have also donated in upkeep and build of some historical sikh shrines and temples. Same is true for aurangzeb who used to raze hindu temples but also build them and give land grants as and when it suited his political interests. I am beginning to wonder religious zealotry is just a thin veil around political selfishness. Sometimes it's black and white. Always seeking the middle ground or the grey area despite evidence pointing to the contrary may seem like the fair and balanced approach, but clinging to that type of relativism because the apparent reality is unpalatable and difficult to process, doesn't lessen the veracity of the truthful fact itself. It just means the person in question is reluctant, unable, or afraid of attesting to the truth.