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1659: Dara Shikoh, deposed Mughal heir

On this date in 1659, the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb disposed of his primary competition … his older brother Dara Shukoh or Shikoh. These two sons of Taj Mahal builder Shah Jahan were the principal contenders in a fratricidal four-way civil war for the Peacock Throne. We’ve previously covered this time of troubles via the execution […]
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