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Descendants of the Last Mughal Emperor

Discussion in 'World History' started by Riesstiu IV, Oct 14, 2003.

  1. Riesstiu IV

    Riesstiu IV Chieftain

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    Interesting...

    I assumed that the royal family was massacred in 1857. (Somewhat of an old article)

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  2. Riesstiu IV

    Riesstiu IV Chieftain

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    Here's a link to a short biography of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal Emperor
     
  3. Knight-Dragon

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    Moved to History...
     
  4. allhailIndia

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    In a sense, Bahadur Shah Zafar himself was almost an anachronism as much as the Princely States which the British tried to take over and eventually made an alliance with.

    A popular joke runs that two peasants who brought their case before Bahadur Shah Zafar had to be dismissed, because he had no jurisdiction over their territory.... they lived 5 km from the walls of the Red Fort;)
     
  5. Riesstiu IV

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    poor Zajar, :(
     
  6. allhailIndia

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    Well, it was'nt his fault really. The rot in the Mughal Empire had set in upon the death of Aurangzeb, and before the British came to power, the Mughals had become tributaries to the Maratha Empire...the ex-rebels and guerillas were now dictating terms to the Mughals.:rolleyes:
     

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