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11. Indian Monarchs ( Historical )

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

40. Babar - King of Kabul who established Mughal empire in India in 1526 by defeating Ibrahim Lodi and took possession of Delhi,  Agra, Punjab and Bihar. Died in 1530 in Agra.

41. Akbar - The grand son of Babar, son of Humaun. He expanded the Mughal empire and gave stability to it. Made friendship with Hindu kings and established a powerful empire. He ruled between 1556 to 1605 AD. He got constructed buildings in Fateh Pur Sikri and forts in Agra Allahabad and Lahore.

42. Jehangir - Son of Akbar. Had been king from 1605 to 1627. Famous for his passion for justice and admiror of arts. He made a number of gardens of which Shalimar and Nishat in Jammu and Kashmir are famous.

43. Shahjahan - Ruled between 1627 to 1658. Got constructed Red fort, Jama Masijid, Taj Mahal and many other buildings. His son Aurangzeb imprisoned him and became king. He possessed the peacock throne and Koh-i-noor.

44. Bahadur Shah Zafar - The king between 1837 and 1857. The first war of Independence was fought under his leadership. He was defeated by the English, who imprisoned him and sent to Rangoon where he died. He was a good Urdu poet also.

45. Maharaja Ranjeet Singh - He proclaimed himself king of Punjab after winning Lahore in 1799. He was the first Sikh king who extended his empire to Punjab, Kangra, Jammu-Kashmir, Multan and Peshawar and brought back Kohinoor diamond. He defeated Shah of Afghanistan. Died in 1839.

46. Shivaji - He established Hindu kingdom in Maharashtra and was coronated in 1674. Extended his empire upto south India and fought many battles with Aurangzeb.

47. Bala Ji Vishwanath - Established Peshwa kingdom in 1713. He was the Chief Minister (Peshwa) of Sahu Ji, grandson of Shivaji. Became king himself making use of weakness of Shahu Ji. His capital was at Pune.

48. Baji Rao I - Son of Bala ji Vishwanath. Remained king from 1720 to 1740. He was able to extend his kingdom to Malwa, Gujarat, Bundelkhand and some parts of south India. He was the most powerful amongst Peshwas.

 

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