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Bhaderwah, for me, has been the most beautiful part of #Jammu, for its verdant scenic beauty, beautiful narrow valleys, lush green grasslands, snow-tipped mountains, and temples. This place evokes awe and can be mesmerizing for anyone visiting here.
This ancient kingdom of Bhaderwah was known as Bhadrakashi (a good place to rest at) or Bhadravaksha(the happy region/the good bosom) and was culturally linked to the nearby #Chamba kingdom, which, in turn, was an southeastern appendage of the larger Dogra sphere of influence.
#Rajatarangini refers to its existence as an inhabited area in 112-128 AD. It's widely believed that this region used to have an ancient capital called #Dughanagar(Presently Sartingal) and #Pandavas defeated its last king. Jobnath.
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From Historians to Invader loving citizens of India, everyone loves Akbar & the reason they give is, Akbar was a secular ruler.But the real Akbar was something different 👇
Let's begin the thread.
#Akbar: ruled b/w11 Feb. 1556–27 Oct. 1605.
He was the son of Humayun.. (1)
First, try to understand his character & the way he treated women.
Akbar’s lust for women was no different from others in his family. He didn’t even  spare the wife of his bodyguard Bairam Khan.After killing him, he  married his wife.He kept a huge harem of concubines.. (2)
..or temporary wives (allowed under Shi'a law), which makes his life less than morally ideal.Historical documents like AbulFazal’s Ain-I Akbari mention that there was a market near the Red Fort which was known as Mina Bazaar. On New Year, every woman of the state had to.. (3)
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Only an insecure citizen will vilify a period of history, as rich and complex as #Mughal rule.

This demonstrates a vacuum of confidence and an inherent inadequacy in their own ability, to accept or understand the dynamics that created modern #India.

A #thread on the #Mughals:
1. The #Mughals, as they are erroneously called, were descended from Temur (aka Tamberlane, Tamerlane), in a direct patrilineal line and from Chengiz Khan in a direct matrilineal line.

They identified themselves with their Timurid heritage.
2. Babur, like all Mughals felt a legitimate claim on Hindustan after its conquest in 1398-99, by Temür, which effectively ended the already tottering Tughlaq Sultanate, following the fall of Delhi.
Not until 1451 and the rise of the Lodis (under Bahlul Khan), did Delhi recover.
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A little fun here... modern images of the Mughals that I am using in teaching this term (not as hard history but rather as contemporary resonances). I'll add over the next few weeks. #THREAD #Mughal #history #historicalmemory
#Babur. Opera performed in London in the early 2010s.
#Babur. Statue in modern-day Uzbekistan.
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#PriyaRamani - #MJAkbar defamation hearing resumes. Ghazala Wahab, to testify in the court of Additional Chief Metropolian Magistrate Vishal Pahuja.
Ghazala Wahab takes oath and starts to talk about herself.
‘I have been a journalist for the last 25 years. I grew up in Agra, I graduated in journalism hons. from DU’.
#MJAkbar-#PriyaRamani defamation hearing.
@TheQuint @IndiaMeToo
‘I joined the Asian Age in the Delhi office in 1994. I left Asian Age as Chief sun Editor in Jan 1998. I joined the Telegraph in Feb 1998 as corespondent in the Delhi office.’: @ghazalawahab testifies in the #MJAkbar defamation hearing.
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To legitimise ones claim on the #Mughal throne, Khutba had to be read in ones name in the Friday prayers and a Sikka (Coin) had to be struck. Heres a thread of the coins struck in the name of Mughal Emperors with their names highlighted.
Sher-o-Khurshid on a medallion of Jahangir
1. Zahir-ud-din Muhammad #Babur (1526-1530CE)
Known coins: Silver Shahrukhis in his name and Anonymous Copper issues
Known Mints: Agra, Badakshan, Jaunpur, Kabul, Lahore
Coins displayed: #Siver Shahrukhi of #Agra.
@ssharadmohhan @India_Atelier @Bagh_eBabur @iamrana @gypsy_heart6
2. Nasir ud-din Muhammad Humayun (1530-1540/ 1555-1556CE)
Known coins: Gold Mithqals, Silver Shahrukhis and Silver Rupees in his name and Anonymous Copper issues
Known Mints: 11
Coins displayed: #Siver Shahrukhi of #Lahore
@ssharadmohhan @India_Atelier @iamrana @gypsy_heart6
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The first #Mughal Emperor was Zahir ud din Mohammed #Babur Born in #Ferghana #Uzbekestan he ruled #India from #Delhi from 1st April 1526 to 26th December 1530.
This c1630 painting is from @V_and_A Artist unknown.
@DalrympleWill @India_Atelier @mukhoty @Bagh_eBabur Image
From @RCT this c1603 painting by artist #Mohan is of the 2nd emperor, Nasir ud din Mohd #Humayun, ruled from 26th Dec 1530 to 27th May 1540. Defeated by #Suri dynasty, he recovered the empire, ruling from 22nd Feb 1555 till 27th Jan 1556. Died falling from stairs
Tomb at #Delhi Image
From @hermitage_eng, the portrait by #Manohar c1580 is of the 3rd #Mughal Emperor Jalal ud din Mohammed #Akbar Ruling from #Agra from 27th Jan 1556 to 27th Oct 1605. Died from Dysentery and entombed at #Sikandra near Agra.
@DalrympleWill @mukhoty @India_Atelier @DilliKiRanaiyan Image
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