April 03, 2002

Mughal Emperors

Zahir-ud-din Babar 1525-1530
Muhammad Humayun 1530-1556
Jalal-ud-din Akbar 1556-1605
Salim Jehangir 1605-1627
Khurram Shah Jehan 1627-1658 (deposed) 1666 (died)
Aurangzeb Alamgir 1658-1707
Muazzam Shah Alam I Bahadur Shah I 1707-1712
Jahandir Shah 1712-1713
Farrukhsiyar 1713-1719
Rafi-ud-Darajat 1719
Nekusiyar 1719
Shah Jehan II 1719
Muhammad Ibrahim 1719-1720
Muhammad Shah 1720-1748
Ahmad Shah 1748-1754
Alamgir II 1754-1759
Shah Alam II 1759-1806
Akbar Shah II 1806-1837
Bahadur Shah Zafar II 1837-1858 (deposed) 1862 (died)

The later Mughals look even worse than the Wars of the Roses. Do children have to memorize all the reign dates?

Posted by DeLong at April 3, 2002 10:13 PM | TrackBack

Comments

As a matter of fact, yes, we did. And yes it sucked royally. In fact having to memorize things like this is the primary reason my interest in history was stunted right through my childhood.

Posted by: taj on June 8, 2003 12:12 PM

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No indian kids don't have to memorise the reign dates, in fact only the first six and the last are considered to be of any consequence in the typical school textbooks.

Posted by: Gautam on October 30, 2003 02:07 AM

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No indian kids don't have to memorise the reign dates, in fact only the first six and the last are considered to be of any consequence in the typical school textbooks.

Posted by: Gautam on October 30, 2003 02:07 AM

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I dont think one should be usy memorising the names of all the emperors. The first six were good enough and very important, then bahadur Shah Zafar and he was deposed by the british. THis history of the Mughasl is fascintatingand if one was to study them with stories and travel to their sites it is one of the most enjoyable experiences in indian history.

Posted by: jyotika on November 23, 2003 08:40 PM

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