Aurangzeb a political history


  • Auranzeb's Birth

    Auranzeb's Birth
    He was born to be the 3rd son and the 6th child of Prince Khurram. His birth name was Abul Muzaffar Muhy-ud-Din Muhammad Aurangzeb Alamgir but he is more commonly known as Aurangzeb.
  • Auranzeb becomes a hostage

    Auranzeb becomes a hostage
    After his dad had an unsuccesful rebellion, him and his brother Darra Shikoh were submitted as hostages under Nur Jahan at their grandfathers court. They lived their until Shah Jahan officially declared the Mughal Empire. On February 26 1628 they were released back to live with their parents.
  • Stampede of Elephants

    Stampede of Elephants
    When Aurangzeb was 15 years of age he narrowly escaped death in an elephant fight and successfully defended himself from a stampede. His victory was well appreciated by his father the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. He had Aurangzeb weighed in gold and presented him gifts worth Rs 2 lakhs
  • Shah Jahan fell ill

    Shah Jahan fell ill
    Aurangzebs eldest brother Dara he heir to the throne. But Shah Jahan’ second son Shuja declared himself emperor. Dara sent armies but his father soon restrained this effort, and Shuja retreated.
  • Auranzeb Coronation

    Auranzeb Coronation
    After many bloody battles with his brother Shuja army, Shuja finally fled to Arakan. Then with Shuja disposed of, and with his father Shah Jahan immured in Agra, Aurangzeb pursued Dara, chasing him across the north-western bounds of the empire. After a series of battles, defeats and retreats, Dara was betrayed by one of his generals, who arrested and bound him, and Auranzeb had his formal coronation in delhi.
  • Established Islamic Law

    Established Islamic Law
    Soon after his ascension, Aurangzeb abandoned the liberal religious viewpoints of his predecessors.This decree implied not only placed a prohibition on music, but actively sought and crushed any resistance. Without music, and implicitly dance, many Hindu-inspired practices would have been impossible.
  • Mughal Empire Expansion

    Mughal Empire Expansion
    Aurangzeb dispatched his son Muhammad Azam Shah and a force of nearly 50,000 men to capture Bijapur Fort. Also to defeat Sikandar Adil Shah the ruler of Bijapur who refused to be a vassal. The Mughal army could not make any advancements upon Bijapur Fort mainly due to the superior usage of cannon batteries on both sides.
  • Auranzeb Defeats Sikander Adil Shah

    Auranzeb Defeats Sikander Adil Shah
    Outraged by the stalemate Aurangzeb himself arrived and commanded the Siege of Bijapur. It only took him 8 days to defeat Sikandar Adil Shah and capture Bijapur Fort.
  • Fight for Golconda

    Fight for Golconda
    The Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb led his army against the Deccan Qutbshahi fortress during the Siege of Golconda. Golconda itself was the only diamond producing city in the world at that time. The city was enclosed by a granite hill over 400 ft high with an enormous 8mile wall.
  • Auranzebs Death

    Auranzebs Death
    He died in Ahmednagar at the age of 88, having outlived many of his children. The tomb lies within the courtyard of the shrine of the Sufi saint Shaikh Burham-u'd-din Gharib, who was a disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi.