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What did happen to the Mughals after Bahadur Shah Zafar?

The photograph shows Mirza Ilahi Bakhsh, or Shahzada Muhammad Hideyat Afza, in 1862. This man was from the Royal house of Mughals who had helped the British in 1857 and played an instrumental role in the surrender of Bahadur Shah Zafar at Humayun’s Tomb. For his ‘services’, the British recognized him as the Chief Representative of the Royal Mughal Family in 1858. Mirza was also granted jagirs at Meerut and Delhi with a pension of Rupees 22,830 P.A.

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Unveiling the Palestine Movement: Jamiat Ulamai Hind’s Historic Struggle for Justice and Freedom

In a historic proclamation, Maulana Asad Madni, leader of Jamiat Ulamai Hind, shared the formation of the All India Palestine Committee. This committee was established in August 1967, to address the grave issue of the loss of the Holy Places, including Baitul Muqaddas, Palestine, and other Arab territories seized by Israel.

Jamiat Ulamai Hind played a significant role in the Indian Freedom struggle against British rule, stood firmly against the division of India and emphasized the importance of justice and the security of Arabia. The formation of this committee highlights the commitment of Jamiat Ulamai Hind to the cause of Arab victims of Israeli aggression and the freedom of Afro-Asian countries from imperialist control.

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Amir Khan Pindari – An Unrecognized Genius

It was Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, who compelled the British Government at the peak of its power to remove the Black Hole Memorial-a stigma on the fair name of Nawab Siraj-ud Daula. Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan stand supreme among freedom-fighters-time and again they compelled British arms to surrender ignominiously.

When Ashfaqullah was asked to offer an apology to the British Government, he retorted sharply, ‘Let a Muslim also sacrifice his life for the country.’ Of such stuff were the brave souls who broke but would not bend made. In the military sphere, in modern India, there is one such person and his achievements require impartial and unbiased judgement. He is Nawab Amir Khan, the ruler of Tonk State in Rajasthan from A.D. 1817 to 1834. He is popularly known as Mir Khan or Amir Khan Pindari.

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The Sultan & The Revolution – From Mysore to France

It was an all-out devastating loss for the French in which only two ships out of thirteen managed to escape.

Less than a year after, Arthur Wellesley and his comrades stormed Srirangapatnam, putting an end to Tipu Sultan’s rule as well as his life.

Napoleon, meanwhile, recovered quickly from his defeat and went on to become the Emperor of France.

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Jamhoor, Aligarh: Champion of Democratic Values

Jamhoor was published three times in a month, on 6th, 16th, and 26th days of the month. Owned and edited by Mohammad Umar Khan Chattarvi (1924-2003), a well-known literary and pro-Urdu figure from Aligarh who was also the founding Secretary of the Urdu Board Aligarh and Idara-e- Ilm-o-Adab, Aligarh, under which he organised various Urdu literary activities and worked to promote Urdu education.

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नेताजी के कॉमरेड : भगत राम तलवार की गाथा

Shubhneet Kaushik जनवरी 1941 में सुभाष चंद्र बोस ब्रिटिश सरकार की आँखों में धूल झोंककर नज़रबंदी से फ़रार हुए। अंग्रेज़ी

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