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Jahaj Haveli of #DewanTodarMal Ji.

A Dewan in the Court of
Nawab #WazirKhan of Sirhind,Governor of #Sirhind #Punjab During #MughalEmpire.
he is remembered for buying a small piece of land at a very huge price saying the world's costliest land ever bought for the cremation of the dead bodies of Mata Gujri, the mother and Sahibzada Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh, the two younger sons of 10th Sikh Guru,
Guru Gobind Singh in 1704 A.D, by paying an exorbitant price to the Wazir Khan Governor Of Sarhind. He had to cover the whole piece of land with gold coins (ashrafis) in a vertical position, as he was asked to vertically place gold coins on the land and only that much
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Do You Know ?

The #Sikhs raided #Delhi 14 times

between 1766 and 1788.

#SikhHistory #History #khalsa Image
After defeating Mughals in the Battle of #Sirhind (1764) Sikhs plundered Jagir of Najib-ud-daula. Najib appointed Afzal Khan to take care of Delhi. Sikhs raided the #Paharganj region of the city. Image
Sikhs raided Delhi in 1770. They sacked Panipat and entered the territories of #NajibUdDaula and attacked Delhi. #ZabitaKhan was sent to stop Sikhs.The Sikhs demanded a large amount of money for friendship but declined by Zabita. ImageImage
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The population of #SikhEmpire during the time ofย Ranjit Singhโ€™s rule was estimated to be around 12 million people.
There were
8.4 millionย Muslims,
2.88 millionย Hindusย and 722,000ย Sikhs.
#Islam (70%)
#Hinduism (24%)
#Sikhism (6%)
Total Area in 1839 was
520,000 km2 (200,000 sq mi) Sikh Kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji
Capital was
#Gujranwala (1799โ€“1802)
#Lahore LahoreFort(1802โ€“1849)

Court language
Spoken #languages in #SikhKingdom #SikhEmpire

Punjabi (dynastic)Punjabi dialects (Saraiki, Hindko, Pahari-Pothwari),Kangri,Dogri,
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1) When in 1857, #MughalEmpire breathed its last, power transitioned from the Muslims to the #BritishRaj, they were humiliated by the Raj, #Hindus were quick in adapting to the methods of their new masters, where as demoralized and humiliated Muslim nation without power
2) for the first time in centuries, were not so quick in adapting to the changing circumstances, instead of introspecting their own failure's, they were quick to blame everything on religion, on Islam. Argument was put forward that ALLAH has inflicted his anger
3) and displeasure over the Muslims because they didn't followed the teachings of Islam, they left the path of Almighty (I am not going in the exact details, that would require a whole thread), 8 years after the rebellion against the British, in 1866 Dar-ul-Uloom #Deoband
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On this day (14th February) in 1483, the first Mughal emperor Babur was born. 14th February is also marked as an official cultural day in Uzbekistan celebrating the birth anniversary of Babur. This day is known as Babur Day.
During Babur Day, multiple events are conducted that are attended by celebrities, high ranking officials and students.
Musicians sing songs inspired by music pieces commissioned by Babur, poetry written by Babur is recited, painting competitions are held and theatre performances on Babur's life is acted.
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Shah Jahan is said to have loved his wife Mumtaz Mahal so much that he built her the greatest monument in history, the Taj Mahal. Now it is considered as the most important symbol of love. However, is the love of Shah Jahan for his wife portrayed in the correct manner?
Firstly, Mumtaz was not the only wife of Shah Jahan. He had several other wives. In fact, he married three others and historians say he loved them also as much as Mumtaz. Secondly, Shah Jahan had made a promise to Mumtaz that he would never marry anyone else after she died.
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Akbar is not just the greatest among all the Mughals, but also one of the greatest the world has seen. How did he come to know as such a great ruler?
Firstly, Akbar was known to be great, because he took care of his people well. Before him, most rulers cared only about themselves and kept collecting taxes more and more.
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Humayun: Lost and Regained Emperor #Persianempire #mughalempire #Humayun #Mughal
Humayun was the second emperor of the Mughal dynasty. He came to power at the age of 22 in 1530. But in ten years after he took the throne, he was defeated in a war by Sher Shah of the Suri empire. But in 15 years Humayun fought Sher Shah again and managed to get back his empire.
Though, Humayun was a great fighter, he had another side to himself.

Firstly, Humayun, though he was a great poet and artist, he did not share his knowledge with everyone.
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Babur: Foundation of Mughal Empire #Babur #Mughalempire #Mughal #Mughalemperor
Babur had just ascended the throne of Fergana in eastern Uzbekistan. However, his uncle plotted to take away the throne from him. He waged a war against Babur which ultimately Babur lost. He was then exiled to Afghanistan. There Babur managed to find some followers.
Along with them, he then started to figure out ways to capture his throne back.

Babur then came across an opportunity that was even better than his throne.
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After the #AgrimaJoshua incident, most of my #NorthIndian friends (some are left-leaning) mocked me for criticising her & asked me whatโ€™s the big deal in addressing him as โ€˜Shivajiโ€™.

This #Thread is for all of them who donโ€™t know much about #ChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaj.

Around 230 BCE, #Maharashtra came under the rule of the #Satvahana dynasty for 400 years.

It was also ruled by the Western Satraps, the #Guptas, Gurjaras-Pratiharas, Vatakas, Kadambas, Chalukyas, #Rashtrakutas and the Western #Chalukyas before finally, the #Yadava Rule.

In short, #Maharashtra was ruled by #Hindu Kings.

Unfortunately, in the early 14th century, the Yadava Dynasty was overthrown by the Islamic Invader #AlauddinKhilji, who was then, the Sultan of #Delhi. This marked the beginning of #Islamic Rule in Maharashtra.

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๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ#KnowYourBharat #LalitadityaMuktapida, the great king of #Kashmir from the 8th Century ruled for 36 years during which he defeated the Arabs, the Momin of Bukhara (Uzbekistan) & subdued the Turks & the Tibetans ๐Ÿšฉ(1/4)
๐Ÿšฉ He not only protected his subjects & kingdom but built a giant empire by means of aggressive strategies and military prowess. His empire stretched from Central Asia to the Gangetic Plain and was at least twice the size of the #MughalEmpire during its peak๐Ÿšฉ(2/4)
He was known to be an able administrator who also patronized various Arts,Crafts & different branches of learning. He built #MartandSunTemple, a specimen of Architectural brilliance; the ruins of which can be found at #Anantnag in Union Territory of #JammuandKashmir ๐Ÿšฉ(3/4)
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