By M. Athar Ali
This paperback version of a vintage not just checks a couple of renowned hypotheses in regards to the Mughal Empire through the reign of Aurangzeb via reading the composition and the position of the Aristocracy less than his rule, but additionally assesses afresh the cloth and questions which have been thrown up considering the fact that 1966.
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At her marriage, Catherine brought Bombay, widely considered to be the ﬁnest port on the West Indian coast, as part of her dowry. Charles, chronically short of cash, both for himself and for the task of government, and unable to wring sufﬁcient funds out of Parliament, decided in 1668 to rent Bombay to the East India Company. Twenty years later, growing English commercial activity in the Ganges delta led to the founding in 1690 of the fortiﬁed factory of Fort St William. From this was to develop the enormously successful commercial and administrative centre of Calcutta.
This expansion was to begin shortly after the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660. In 1661, Charles II married the Portuguese Princess Catherine of Braganza. At her marriage, Catherine brought Bombay, widely considered to be the ﬁnest port on the West Indian coast, as part of her dowry. Charles, chronically short of cash, both for himself and for the task of government, and unable to wring sufﬁcient funds out of Parliament, decided in 1668 to rent Bombay to the East India Company. Twenty years later, growing English commercial activity in the Ganges delta led to the founding in 1690 of the fortiﬁed factory of Fort St William.
Some victims they tied with their arms twisted behind them. Some they ﬂung down and kicked with their shoes. ’ When they got no rupees, they ﬁlled their victims nostrils with water and drowned them in tanks. Some were put to death by suffocation. 1 The slow, inexorable decline in the power and standing of the Mughal Empire was completed by the start of the nineteenth century. Two descriptions of the Emperor Alam separated by half a century give a vivid picture of the process. In the mid-eighteenth century the Frenchman Jean Law described Shah Alam, who was crowned Emperor in 1759, thus: The Shahzada passed for one of those who have had the best education and who have most proﬁted by it.