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Indian History Part 83 Shah Jahan Section II: An Emperor’s Ambition Laid Low

Canberra, 22 November 2020 Even after the Khan-i-Jahan Lodi was chased down and killed, the Deccan campaign continued. Gradually all the major Shahi kingdoms—Ahmadnagar, Bijapur and Golconda—were involved in the conflict in different ways and to different extent. The fortunes of these three kingdoms and that of the Mughal forces in the Deccan ebbed and […]

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Indian History Part 79 Babur – First of the Great Mughals Section II A Tiger Comes of Age

Canberra, 26 March 2020  On 6 Muharram AH 888, 14 February AD 1483, a son was born to Omar Shaikh Mirza, the ruler of Fergana, and his wife Qutluq Nigar Khanum. He was named Zahir ud-Din Muhammad—Defender of the faith, Muhammad. Zahir was born in mid-winter in a ramshackle castle, the eldest son, although he […]

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