Dara Shikuh with his army


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An illustration of Dara Shikuh, Shah Jahan's son, with his army. In 1657 Shah Jahan fell ill, precipitating a struggle for succession among his four sons. Dara Shikuh was the eldest, but was defeated and executed by the youngest, Aurangzeb, who claimed the throne in 1659. Source: Red Fort Museum, Delhi Werner Forman Archive (Registration required).


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