Bahadur Shah II


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Bahadur Shah II

(bähä`do͝or shä), 1775–1862, last MughalMughal
or Mogul
, Muslim empire in India, 1526–1857. The dynasty was founded by Babur, a Turkic chieftain who had his base in Afghanistan. Babur's invasion of India culminated in the battle of Panipat (1526) and the occupation of Delhi and Agra.
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 emperor of India (1837–57). A political figurehead, he was completely controlled by the British East India Company, who found it convenient to maintain the fiction of Mughal rule. He was an old man of 82 at the time of the Indian MutinyIndian Mutiny,
1857–58, revolt that began with Indian soldiers in the Bengal army of the British East India Company but developed into a widespread uprising against British rule in India. It is also known as the Sepoy Rebellion, sepoys being the native soldiers.
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 (1857–58) but, implicated by a rebel proclamation, he was convicted of complicity and exiled to Rangoon for life.
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Rumour has it, it belonged to Bahadur Shah II, the last in a long line of rulers who controlled areas of South Asia from 1586 to 1857.
1) of the last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah II, a full set of mid 17th-century equestrian armour from the Royal Armouries, and an enormous jade carving of a terrapin native to the Ganges (c.
According to the Telegraph, among the exhibition's highlights will be the gold and gem-set crown worn by Bahadur Shah II, the last Mughal emperor who ruled from 1837 to 1858, who was deposed and exiled to Burma after Britain took full control of India.
a puppet of the British monarchy, Bahadur Shah II was coerced to support and effectively initiate the Rebellion of 1857 whose failure led to the end of Mughal rule.