Decline of Mughal Empire -Indian History

Last updated on December 7, 2023

List of Later Mughals
1. Bahadur Shah I (1707-1712)
➮ He was known as Shah -i- Bekhabar
➮ He pursued Pacifist Policy that is why he called so.
2. Jahandar Shah (1712-1713)
➮ Ascended the throne with the aid of Zulfikar Khan
➮ First pupet Mughal emperor.
➮ He abolished Jazia.
3. Farrukh Siyar (1713-1719)
➮ He had succeeded to the throne with the help of Sayyid brothers, Abdullah Khan and Hussain Ali.
➮ In 1719 Sayyid brothers killed him with the help of Maratha Peshwa, Balaji Vishwanath.
4. Mohammad Shah (1719-48)
➮ He was the most pleasure loving ruler of loose morals and therefore, called Mohammad Shah ‘Rangila’.
➮ Nadir Shah defeated him in the Battle of Karnal (1739) and took away peacock throne and the kohinoor diomand.
5. Ahmad Shah (1748-54)
➮ During Ahmad Shah’s reign, Ahmad Shah Abdali invaded India twice in 1749 and 1752 when he marched up to Delhi.
6. Alamgir II (1754-59)
➮ After the dethronement of Ahmad Shah, Azizuddin a grandson of Jahandar Shah was placed on the throne as Alamgir II.
7. Shah Alam II (1759-1806)
➮ Battle of Buxar (1764) held during his reign.
8. Akbar II (1806-37)
➮ Gave the title of Raja to Ram Mohan Roy.
9. Bahadur Shah II (1837 – 57)
➮ During the revolt of 1857, he was proclaimed the emperor by the rebels.


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