Ahmad Shah Bahadur - Informative & researched article on Ahmad Shah Bahadur
 Indianetzone: Largest Free Encyclopedia of India with thousand of articlesHistory of India


in  
 Art & Culture|Entertainment|Health|Reference|Sports|Society|Travel
Forum  | Free E-magazine  | RSS Feeds  
History of India|Indian Temples|Indian Museums|Indian Literature|Geography of India|Flora & Fauna|Indian Purans|Indian Philosophy|Indian Administration|Indian Languages|Education
Home > Reference > History of India > Medieval History of India > Mughal Dynasty > Mughal Emperors > Later Mughal Emperors > Ahmad Shah Bahadur
Ahmad Shah Bahadur
Ahmad Shah Bahadur succeeded the throne as the 15th Mughal emperor.
 
 Ahmad Shah BahadurShah Bahadur was born to Muhammad Shah in 1725 A.D. He succeeded his father to the throne as the 15th Mughal emperor at a tender age of 23. His mother Udham Bai was also known as Kudsiya Begam. When Ahmed Shah Bahadur succeeded the throne the Mughal dynasty was already on the verge of collapse. During that time the Mughal capital, Delhi had been invaded and plundered and much of the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent have been ransacked by the invasions of Nadir Shah. He inherited a much weakened Mughal state and after ruling unsuccessfully for six years, that is from 1748 to 1754 A.D., he was blinded and killed in his sleep by Wazir Ghazi-ud-Din, the son of Asaf Jah I in the month of January at the age of thirty-five only. Ahmad Shah Bahadur was characterized as a "good natured imbecile" without personality, training and qualities of leadership and was entirely dominated by others including his mother Udham Bai and the eunuch superintendent of the harem, the emperor`s vicar Javid Khan. The son of Ahmad Shah Bahadur, Bidar Baksh temporarily rose to power in 1788 as puppet of Ghulam Qadir.

(Last Updated on : 23/01/2012)
More Articles in Later Mughal Emperors  (6)
Recently Updated Articles in History of India
Deuli Hill
Deuli hills, located in Odisha, houses several ancient rock-cut Buddhist chambers where Buddhist monks used to dwell, especially during rainy season.
Puphagiri
Puphagiri, situated in Odisha, has been identified as one of the oldest Buddhist establishments of the world. The annual celebration of Buddha Mahotsava in Puphagiri makes the place further inviting for tourists.
Sutuphaa
Sutaphaa was an ancient king of the Ahom kingdom, who was treacherously murdered by a Sutiya king.
Archaeological Sites in Kutch
Archaeological Site in Kutch District means Dholavira. The existence of a new archaeological site, expected to be older than Dholavira by over 15,000 years, near Maruda Takkar hill has been confirmed following research carried out by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Balathal
Balathal, Rajasthan is an interesting archaeological site from where artefacts of Chalcolithic Age and Early Historic Period including various pottery products and ancient skeletal remains have been unearthed.
E-mail this Article | Post a Comment
Forum
Forum on History of India
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Reference
 
 
Ahmad Shah Bahadur - Informative & researched article on Ahmad Shah Bahadur
Sitemap
Contact Us   |   RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of
Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.