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Indian History Part 81 Akbar Sect V: An Unsavoury End

Canberra, 22 August 2020 By the turn of the century, around 1600, Akbar had acquired the aura of a superhuman hero, invincible in all respects. His only worry was the behaviour of his eldest son and presumed successor, Prince Salim. In 1600, Salim was 31 years old and had waited patiently to become king and […]

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Indian History Part 59 The Lodi Dynasty Section II Bahlul Lodi

Singapore, 18 October 2017  BAHLUL LODI: CHIEF AMONG EQUALS The Delhi Sultanate was on the verge of extinction when Alam Shah made known his decision to retire to Badaun. Under the leadership of Hamid Khan, the Prime Minster, the nobles of Delhi made a last ditch attempt to save the Sultanate and invited Bahlul Lodi […]

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Indian History Part 56 The Tughluq Dynasty Section X The Whimpering End

Canberra, 6 September 2017   Timur left North-Western India in shambles—bleeding and in utter confusion and chaos. The entire countryside was ravaged, plundered and burned to the ground making it easy for famine and pestilence to spread. Trade, commerce and other signs of normalcy had vanished along with all trappings of prosperity. The city of […]

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