Now the question is how did the nobles, who were participating in the war of succession on various sides, took this? Any King who does resort to intolerance, in reality harms God’s fabric as it brings ill-will and conflict amongst the people who are the trust of God. Wars of Succession: Prolong war of succession fractured the administrative unit of Mughal’s. The manifesto which he issued during the war of succession proclaimed that Shahjahan had ceased to be an effective ruler and had no right to rule while Aurangzeb being a more rigorous person was entitled to ascend the throne. Unfortunately the illness relapsed and he could not appear before the people till 15th October. After the death of Todarmal, no non-Muslim had been appointed as the Diwan of the Empire. Rajputs). Nowhere throughout his account does he refer to Dara’s heresy as a cause for the war of succession. To reach Dholpur the army of Aurangzeb and Murad had to cross the river Chambal. It was this victory which bestowed the crown of the Mughal empire to Aurangzeb. He also had the best Deccani generals who were accompanying him. Login into Examveda with. [9] Enraged, Kam Bakhsh confiscated his properties and ordered the recruitment of four thousand soldiers for the attack. But the succession war after Aurangzeb’s death certainly did not help matters. Secondly it was a well established convention that a prince could fight a Mughal prince. We have a number of letters written by Aurangzeb. The weakness in the Imperial forces was that neither Qasim Khan nor Jaswant Singh was a match to Aurangzeb in general ship. On the top rung of the ladder, 23 Iranis held the rank of 5000 and above in 1658-78; and 14 in 1679-1707. To Ashirbadi Lal Srivastava, Aurangzeb represented the orthodox forces which emerged victorious while the tolerant policies enunciated by Akbar were reversed. The main reason for Dara’s defeat in the battle of Samudhgarh – Muslim betrayal of the chieftains and Aurangzeb’s diplomacy was taken prisoner and later he was assassinated. But Jai Singh continued to pursue Shuja upto Bihar and evaded the orders of the emperor to return before the Battle of Samugarh. (see Waqi’at-i Alamgiri; Manucci, I, 247-48). Rivalry of the Rani army of Aurangzeb and Murad was fought on May 29, 1658. The Mughal war of succession took place in 1707, after the death of Padishah (Emperor) Aurangzeb. The move against Shahjahan was to be justified and the support of the people was to be won. On 5 November 1708 Shah's camp reached Bidar, 67 miles (108  km) north of Hyderabad. Aurangzeb and Mir Jumla had for some time worked up a plan for the invasion of the kingdom as soon as the long-anticipated death of Muhammad Adil Shah occurred. Secondly there was an absence of the rule of succession, the monarchy being not an Islamic set-up. The next day the battle started at Khajua. If we examine all these views, both Indian and Pakistani – or should we say, Hindu and Muslim – the arguments are essentially the same. Although Kam Bakhsh had little money and few soldiers left, the royal astrologer had predicted that he would "miraculously" win the battle. Orthodoxy triumphed! In contrast to Dara, Aurangzeb had a vast and rich military experience. The war of succession which took place among the four sons of Shahjahan during his lifetime. Throughout the struggle, Aurangzeb was concerned about Dara’s political manoeuvres. Thus on getting the news, Murad Bakhsh declared himself as King of Gujarat. This was deliberate on the part of Mirza Raja as he was sympathetic to Aurangzeb and unhappy with Dara. Dara had neither the qualities of a general nor an administrator: he had no experience of warfare. There was a dispute for the succession to this state, i.e. The intellectual movement at the court of Shahjahan under the patronage of Dara Shukoh had been aimed at religious reconciliation of Hinduism and Islam: and because of this Dara had incurred the displeasure of Hindus and Muslims alike. Artilleries were fixed on all known ferries. Thus he was executed on the charge of the murder of Ali Naqi diwan. The Rajputs, belonging to the different clans, were swayed by considerations of privilege and precedence, and did not render ungrudging obedience to the commands of their leader. [3], Shah's half-brother, Muhammad Kam Bakhsh, marched to Bijapur in March 1707 with his soldiers. 2Early Years chapter abstractThis chapter details the first four decades of Aurangzeb's life, including his princely education and far-flung imperial postings under his father, Shah Jahan. Rustam Dil Khan was crushed under the feet of an elephant, Saif Khan's hands were amputated, and Arshad Khan's tongue was cut off. Dara believed and along with Shahnawaz Khan left Gujarat for Ajmer. Hardly there was any serious problem with which the empire was faced and with which he was not acquainted and for which he had not been criticised unnecessarily by Shahjahan. Murad on the other hand left Ahmadabad on 25th February. This made Shahjahan unpopular vis-à-vis the nobility. Aurangzeb ordered the feet of the elephant to be chained so that it may not flee. His artillery we have seen had already become ineffective. He was first assigned the charge of the Agra fort where Shahjahan had been confined and then he was sent to pursue Sulaiman Shukoh and given the charge of Balkh. At the time of his death his eldest son Bahadur Shah I inhabited Jamrud, 12 miles west of Peshawar in present-day Pakistan. Raja Raghunath Singh was appointed as the Diwan of the Empire. Shahnawaz Khan Safawi, the subahdar provided him money and soldiers while Jaswant Singh asked him to come over to Ajmer and promised him all help. Aurangzeb declared that Shahjahan had ceased to be an effective monarch and had no right to rule. Aqil Khan Razi, the author of Waqi’at-i Alamgiri, writes that the three brothers (Murad, Shuja & Aurangzeb) were inimical to Dara and had planned to strike against Dara when the circumstances appeared to be favourable. Jaswant was twice appointed as governor of Gujarat in spite of his being a traitor. This lunatic phase of old histories had not come to an end when Iftikhar Muhammad Khan Ghori of Pakistan called this ‘wos’ an ideological conflict between the Sunnis and the Shi’as. Wars of Succession: Prolong war of succession fractured the administrative unit of Mughal’s. According to Ishwari Prasad, he had under his command an army which was a heterogenous mass without cohesion or common loyalty. Dara was unpopular as he was the spoiled child, very arrogant and discourteous to the nobles. Once faced with artillery fire, Aurangzeb’s elephant on which he sat was the main target. Dara made a servant, who resembled the emperor to appear on the jharokha, and took this opportunity to consolidate his own position. While the four sons Dara Shikoh, Shah Shuja, Aurangzeb and Murad Bux fought against each other, the sisters allied themselves … As against this Aurangzeb was supported by only 9 Rajput chieftains. It was enough to make known that Shahjahan was alive. A letter written by Aurangzeb to Jahanara after the battle of Dharmat survives. So a charge was brought that he had killed his diwan Ali Naq. It was a hotly contested battle. Discarding the usual formation of the army, he arranged his armed forces in one line – vanguard, left, right, and centre were avoided. The nominal command of the army was with Sulaiman Shukoh. When Shah Jahan fell ill, pent-up tensions between the mature Timurid princes exploded into a four-sided war of succession. Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. Shah Jahan had several sons, to whom he gave the governorship of a province. So just to justify this act, Aurangzeb raised the religious slogan that he being a mulhid should be executed. But Aurangzeb sent a nishan to him. Aurangzeb ordered rest for the whole day and Dara instead of making use of this opportunity just kept waiting in full battle array. Aurangzeb raised the religious slogan to justify the execution of Dara after his enthronement. Once on the throne, Kam Bakhsh proclaimed the Bakshi (general of the armed forces) Ahsan Khan. Consort - Nizam Bai (daughter Of Raja of Amber). Dara was pitted against a person who had experience of fighting the Persians at Qandhar, against the Uzbeks in Balkh, against the powerful states of Golcunda and Bijapur in the Deccan. There was no prince in the camp of Jaswant Singh and Qasim Khan, and as such their position was weak. Mirza Raja Jai Singh frustrated all military attempts of Dara Shukoh and did not join before the Battle of Samugarh. So long as a common enemy was there, Murad and Aurangzeb were united. Mir Jumla was a clever but disloyal person, and Aurangzeb knew this very well. According to Athar Ali, the statistics that 24 Hindu chieftains were in support of Dara and 9 in favour of Aurangzeb is historically wrong. In the meantime Kam Bakhsh moved to Bijapur where he established his own empire. The author explains how Dara’s life stimulates curiosity among people, even now. Now Aurangzeb had no use for Murad. He sent the best troops of the Imperial force along with his son under the effective command of such renowned generals as Mirza Raja Jai Singh and Daler Khan. The subahdar of the province, Jan Sipar Khan, refused to hand over the money. Shah Jahan fell ill in 1657, when Aurangzeb was in his late 30s, and a war of succession ensued among the four adult princes. At this stage the Mirza Raja intervened and warned that if Jaswant Singh supported Dara Shukoh, his clan would be ruined. Thus Dara at this crucial juncture turned down the sensible suggestion. These contentions of Quraishi and others are challenged by M.Athar Ali. Prince Kam Bakhsh At Bijapur with his All sons And Support by Aurangzeb queen consort Diwani Begum. Francois Bernier, who traveled and chronicled Mughal India during the War of Succession, notes the distaste of both Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb for Christians. Prince Muzzam at Jamrud along with his sons Prince Jahandar Shah, Prince Azim-ush-Shan at Bengal, Prince Rafi-ush-Shan at Malakand Fort, Prince Jahan Shah at Agra Fort, Muzzam Rule (Kabul Subah, Bengal Subah, and Malakand Fort). T hat Aurangzeb’s orthodoxy and his dedication to his beliefs was personal rather than a matter for political interference is evident in his reactions and responses during the war of succession of 1658, a quadrangular conflict between Dara, Shuja, Aurangzeb, and Murad. He still had such renowned military commanders as Rustam Khan Dakkani, Chhatarsal Hada etc. The victorious army was defeated and the lost battle was won by Aurangzeb at Samugarh. Secondly, so long as emperor Shahjahan was alive, there was a choice left before the nobility. [nishan means ‘princely order; farman is an order issued by the emperor; technical order issued by a noble was a parwana; while an order issued by a noble under the direction of the emperor is known as a hasb ul hukm]. It is held that Dara was supported by 22 Rajput and 2 Maratha chieftains. Another noble, Khalilullah Khan was raised to 6000/6000 du aspa sih aspa and then made the governor of Punjab. The rumours which could have been curtailed had the agents not been arrested, compounded the situation. This was just to placate the nobility at a time when Shahjahan was still alive. Thus when these developments were reported to them they started preparing for making themselves king and strike against Dara before Dara could consolidate his position. Iftekhar Ghori opined that on the appeal of Aurangzeb “…20 Muslim commanders of the Imperial army decided to disobey the summons and joined hands with him”. But when the news of the illness of the emperor reached the other princes, along with the favours done to Dara, their bitterness increased. If one looks at the break up provided by Athar Ali for the nobles having 1000 zat and above, the point would become clearer: Thus we see that 23 Hindus were with Aurangzeb and Murad, while 24 were with Dara. On 29th May, in the blazing heat of Indian summer, the climactic battle of the succession took place. No. “Every clan of Rajasthan contributed its share to the band of heroes who sacrificed their lives in their master’s service (swami-dharma).”. Bahadur Shah marched out for Rajputana and reached Amber in January 1708. For example he made a mistake of dispatching 3 armies from Agra because as such it weakened the situation at Agra. Sultan Sujah is equally undeserving the crown; for being avowedly a Rafezy – an heretic- he is of course an enemy to Hindoustan. [8], In May 1708, Shah sent a warning letter to Kam Bakhsh that he hoped would prevent him from proclaiming himself an independent sovereign. Shâh Shuja was governor of Bengal, Murâd Baksh was the governor of Gujarat, and the eldest, Dârâ Shikôh, was the one who was to take over from the Empire, so he was with his father in Agra. Now Aurangzeb immediately left for Ajmer and at Deorai a battle was fought. Both the armies of Murad and Aurangzeb joined at Dipalpur in Malwa on 14th April. Hindu members of the Mughal court such as poet Chandra Bhan Brahman saw Aurangzeb’s victory in the War of Succession as a natural development that did not alter the cause of the Mughal Empire. As one perhaps knows, Monarchy is not an Islamic institution. He made his son Jahandar Shah commander of the advance guard, later replacing him with Khan Zaman. Murad had also to be executed. But Najabat Khan and Mir Jumla were with Aurangzeb. The imperial orders were that if the two were to join, then Qasim and Jaswant Singh were also to join and give a combined fight. This led to the demolition of Christian settlements near the European factories and enslavement of Christian converts by Shah Jahan. But then, Aqil Khan Razi, who was a firm supporter of Aurangzeb, belies this thesis. Will you then permit me to say that in you alone are to be found the qualifications for ruling a mighty empire? All attempts by Jahanara Begum, the eldest daughter of Shahjahan, to bring about a rapprochement between her two brothers failed. He further wished them to support Dara’s claim to the throne. He travelled a long distance to the Deccan to Auranvzeb the Aurahgzeb and eventually died … As against this, 23 out of 87 of Dara’s Supporters, i.e., 26 % were Iranis. If he had made friends with them from the first, he would not have fared as he did…” [R.A.S., London Ms. 173]. Should the emperor be still alive, they would free him from the thraldom and tyranny of that idolator. Dara, being an experienced person, got the wakils (agents) of the princes arrested and imprisoned so that hey could not send news to their masters. However this sound advice was turned down and not heeded by Dara Shukoh. Thus Jaswant went out of his province and no contingent was sent to Dara, inspite of repeated requests made by the latter. Since it is not an Islamic institution, the law of succession is not there: but by the 17th Century it was established that ‘largest the sword, largest the claim!’. [7] Ahsan Khan ignored warnings by close friends that Kam Bakhsh would arrest him, which then occurred and he was imprisoned and his property seized. Mamuri in his Tarikh i Aurangzeb informs that when Aurangzeb was coming from the Deccan, just to impress the followers, he sought an interview with Shaikh Abdul Latif, a mystic at Burhanpur, on the ground that he was going to fight a heretic. In 1673, at the instance of Jahanara Begum, Sikihr Shikoh, son of Dara, was released from the prison in 1673, given a mansab , and married a daughter of Aurangzeb. Weakness of the Nobility: Mughal’s noble were well known for their loyalty but war of successor degenerated the nobility. But Jai Singh avoided receiving the orders and wasted his time in a fruitless pursuit. Two other separate armies were mustered: one under the command of Maharaja Jaswant Singh and another under Qasim Khan. [5], Taqarrub Khan formed a conspiracy to eliminate Ahsan Khan, alleging that meetings of Ahsan Khan, Saif Khan (Kam Bakhsh's archery teacher), Arsan Khan, Ahmad Khan, Nasir Khan and Rustam Dil Khan (all of them Kam Bakhsh's former teachers and members of the then court) to discuss public business were a conspiracy to assassinate Kam Bakhsh "while on his way to the Friday prayer at the great mosque". This was a public declaration: deviation from a tolerant policy was a sin. On 12 January 1709, Shah reached Hyderabad and prepared his troops. Subsequently, he left Delhi for Agra on 18th October 1657. Aurangzeb suggested to Jaswant Singh that he should not stop the princes from going to Agra and should abstain himself from bloodshed. Aurangzeb thus tried to placated all the powerful sections of the nobility and it was perhaps having in view this consideration that he appointed both Jaswant Singh and Jai Singh to the highest rank of 7000/7000. In that case, the position of Dara would have become sound: as the Emperor was alive and would have been present in the fort. The result of this was that the position at Agra was weakened. He could not be executed on any other charge. Rather, Khushhal was remembered as the protagonist in a shocking scandal that supernaturally sealed Shah Jahan’s fate:— to be overthrown by his son Aurangzeb in the Mughal War of Succession, 1657–8. There was also the third son, Aurangzeb, who took c… Previously he contested against Dara. The sons were also not as well trained as the sons of Shahjahan: the sanctity of the monarch had been compromised. Thus among the causes of the War of Succession, one can say that firstly, the religious issue was not one of the causes. When he reached Ajmer, Jaswant Singh did not come forward to help him. The support of nobles thus cut across religious and racial considerations. During the battle of Samugarh Murad had been badly injured. But this support did not remain constant. If we carefully examine the account given by Sadiq Khan, the irresistible conclusion is that Shahjahan was unpopular vis-à-vis the nobles which became the main reason for the success of Aurangzeb. On the call given by Shahjahan, Mahabat Khan and Chhatarsal Hada came to the court. This was probably to pacify the Rajput nobility. He reached Burhanpur on 15th Feb, left Burhanpur on 20th March. No sooner the news of Aurangzeb’s death reached Rajputana Ajit Singh recovered Jodhpur, his ancestral capital by expelling the Mughal garrison there. Aurangzeb issued a nishan to Rana Raj Singh. The Blog of Aligarh Society of History and Archaeology [ASHA]. Thus the rank of Mir Jumla was enhanced to 7000/7000 along with an inam of Rs. Due to his ill health Shahjahan was constrained to nominate Dara Shukoh as his successor in the presence of the nobles. Historians confused the cause and attributed to the war of succession. Amber. Though it lasted only a little less than a year, from the illness of Shah Jahan, in September 1657, to the coronation of Aurangzeb, in July 1658, its trailing cloud of crime cast a portentous shadow over the future of the Empire. Azam Shah and Bahadur Shah were involved in an armed conflict at Jajau, near Agra (current day Uttar Pradesh, India). Dara guarded all known ferries at Chambal so that Aurangzeb should be prevented from crossing the river. He saw the results of this. As far as the Shias are concerned, only Bernier and Manucci are the authority [the latter borrows from the former]. The kings are the pillars of God’s court and are devoted to the act of non-interference and peace with men of various sects and creeds. Aurangzeb became the undisputed king of India. He was a Khatri. We find that among the supporters of Aurangzeb, the representation of the non-Muslim nobility was not inferior or less than the non-Muslims in the camp of Dara Shukoh. On 20 April Aurangzeb and Murad left Ujjain and reached Gwalior the next day. Shuja, the second eldest was appointed governor of Bengal in 1637, and kept good control over that turbulent province for the next two decades. But Jaswant Singh turned down the proposal. Aurangzeb came to power after winning the war of succession and by defeating his three brothers a) Dara b) Shuja c) Askari d) Murad They arrogated to themselves the honour of being the defenders of Islam.”. Thus in the light of the above evidence, put forward by Athar Ali, the religious issue was not at all involved in the War of succession. To quote him: “It was also deemed necessary to find out an effective slogan for the war and the cry that was raised was the defence of the law of Islam from the heresies of Dara, whether Shahjahan was alive or dead. Rustam Khan Firozjung Dakkani on the other hand fell upon the forces of Murad and died fighting for Dara. So the promise which he gave to the nobles was that the declared policy had to be translated into action. Let us consider some other facts. He infact cites Manucci and Sadiq Khan for this contention. They were given administrative responsibilities and high mansabs as they grew up. Next day the battle started. On 1 November, Kam Bakhsh captured Pam Naik's (zamindar, the landlord of Wakinkhera) holdings after Naik abandoned his army. By the time these armies advanced towards Agra, Shahjahan was perfectly alright. When Taqarrub Khan told Kam Bakhsh that Malabar Khan intended to dethrone him,[8] Kam Bakhsh invited the envoy and his entourage to a feast and executed them. Shah Jahan had four sons born of Mumtaz Mahal. Professor M. Athar Ali has shown that out of the 124 nobles of 1000 zat and above, who supported Aurangzeb up to the battle of Samugarh, 23 were Afghan; while there was only one Afghan among 87 nobles of this status on the side of Dara. Further these figures of Athar Ali show that out of the 124 nobles of 1000 zat and above, who are known to have been supporting Aurangzeb uptil the Battle of Samugarh, 27 or 21.7 % were Iranis, 4 out of them holding rank of 5000 zat and above. In pursuit of Dara he left for Delhi with 20,000 soldiers and followed Aurangzeb at a distance of 12 miles to give an impression that he was independent of him. The War of Succession & Aurangzeb’s Victory. ….. With respect to myself, if I can exact a solemn promise from you that, when King, you will suffer me to pass my life in some sequestered spot of your dominions, where I may offer up my constant prayers to heaven in peace, and without molestation, I am prepared immediately to make common cause with you, to aid you with my counsel and my friends, and to place the whole of my army at your disposal…”. This became a cause of resentment among the rest of his three children, who started to unite against Dara on different occasions. After coronation, Jai Singh was given an inam worth 1 crore dams. His practice of jharokha darshan and appearing in the darbar stopped. The Bundelas too were hostile to Shahjahan. The Mughal war of succession took place in 1707, after the death of Padishah (Emperor) Aurangzeb History. On finding their leader absent from the elephant, the winning army of Dara thought that their leader had either been injured or died. Khutba in the name of these two along with coins struck in their names took place in the beginning of December 1657. The author explains how Dara’s life stimulates curiosity among people, even now. While previously, wars were fought after the death of the emperor, this war was fought when Shah Jahan was yet alive. Aurangzeb promised the pardon, the ferry was pointed out and on 23rd May 1658 Aurangzeb crossed the river. Aurangzeb left a will advising his sons to divide the empire among themselves. The development of Islamic thought in India in respect of monarchy is beside the point here. Emperor Aurangzeb of India's Mughal Dynasty (November 3, 1618–March 3, 1707) was a ruthless leader who, despite his willingness to take the throne over the bodies of his brothers, went on to create a "golden age" of Indian civilization. From Gwalior they moved towards Dholpur. Similarly Shaista Khan was also awarded the mansab of 7000/7000 du aspa sih aspa, a title of Amir ul Umara and an inam of 2 crore dams. The pious ruler of an Islamic state replaced the seasoned statesman of a mixed kingdom; Hindus became subordinates, not colleagues, and the Marathas, like the southern Muslim kingdoms, were marked for annexation rather than containment.The first overt sign of change was the reimposition of the jizya, or … However it is Abul Fazl Mamuri, and he too speaks of only 20 ‘commanders’ and not ‘muslim commanders’! Aurangzeb arrested Mir Jumla: this act was a result of a conspiracy between Mir Jumla and Aurangzeb. At one point, if Manucci is to be believed, Aurangzeb thought to leave the elephant and instead ride a horse. [8] Kam Bakhsh replied, thanking him "without either explaining or justifying [his actions]". Allama Shibli Nomani says that Aurangzeb essentially fought for the faith and not for the throne. Thus on 29th May when the battle of Samugarh was fought, instead of it being a battle between the emperor and the ‘rebels’ it was a battle between princes. This had far reaching consequences for the subsequent policies of Aurangzeb. When Aurangzeb's father, Shah Jahan, died, he left behind a situation that was to be relatively healthy, but faithful to the usual quarrels of succession, his Mughal sons did not know how to take over. Mirza Raja Jai Singh defeated Shuja in a night attack during the battle known as the Battle of Banaras. Consequently, each time a ruler died, a war of succession between the brothers for the throne started. Aurangzeb and Murad defeated the combined forces of Qasim and Jaswant Singh, who fled from the battlefield. Weakness of the Nobility: Mughal’s noble were well known for their loyalty but war of successor degenerated the nobility. Further, the Afghans as a class were hostile to Shahjahan and whole heartedly opposed Shahjahan and supported Aurangzeb. 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