Wednesday, June 02, 2004

India, The Afghan-Maratha struggle for North India

Muhammad Shah died in April 1748, and within the next 11 years four princes ascended the Mughal throne. Muhammad Shah's son, Ahmad Shah (ruled 1748 - 54), was deposed by his wazir , 'Imad-ul-Mulk. 'Alamgir II (ruled 1754 - 59), the next emperor, was assassinated, also by the wazir, who now proclaimed Prince Muhi-ul-Millat, a grandson of Kam Bakhsh, as emperor under the title of Shah Jahan III (November 1759); he was soon replaced by 'Alamg


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