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I don't think much more is known. Medical diagnoses were probably much vaguer in those times and detailed records were not so commonplace and would not all have survived. It seems strange that she should die so suddenly at so young an age Why? In 1617 death from illness was more common at all ages. It was not that uncommon for travelers to other ...


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Since you like "rich media," you might wish to consult this recent (5 Feb 2015) discussion (audio here) on the BBC Radio 4 series "In Our Time." IIRC the guests (Naomi Appleton, Jessica Frazier, and Richard Gombrich) seem to have concurred that the most reliable surviving sources on Ashoka are the Pillars, but ... as historical sources, even the Pillars ...


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First, the relationship was Mughal Empire -> Timur Empire -> Mongol ; I mean that while the Mughal Empire had distant Turco-Mongol origins, its most direct influence was that of the Timurid Empire. It was under the Timurid Empire that the Turco-Mongols adapted to the Persian culture (and passed that tradition to the Mughal Empire). The Timurid ...


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I think the answer to this question has been already given by Bajirao Peshwa 1. He raided Delhi on 29 march 1737.He also had a chance to capture Delhi but he didn't. In his letter he stated that अमर्यादा झालियाने राजकारणाचा दोर तुटतो meaning 'Politics gets affected because of overdoing'. There might be a possibility that Rajputs,Sikhs or jaats get offended ...


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Could be either of two reasons - 1. out of respect of moughal empire (which is unlikely as they were blamed for melting Silver from Red Fort) 2. fearing repercussion from all muslims who would rise against Hindu power i.e. unite against maratha to take revenge thus leading costly wars When you read historical accounts (Siyar-ul-mukhatarin or History of ...


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According to Shivaji and his times, by the historian Jadunath Sarkar, On 24th March, 1680, the Rajah was seized with fever and dysentery. The illness continued for twelve days. Gradually all hopes of recovery faded away, and then, after giving solemn charges and wise counsels to his nobles and officers, and consoling the weeping assemblage with ...


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According to the Wikipedia page on Tipu Sultan, he made Persian the official language throughout his kingdom. This seems to be confirmed in Language in South Asia, by Braj B. Kachru, Yamuna Kachru, & S. N. Sridhar: Parts of South India came under Muslim rule in various periods, especially during the reign of the Bahamani kings in Andrha Pradesh ...


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As stated in the Wikipedia article, Hitler motive was to utilize anything/anybody that would assist him in his conflict with the British. As the article suggests, when it became clear that trouble in India would better serve his ally Japan, he was sent to the Japanese. This is a typical case of someone who was treated as a puppet, who was only used in the ...


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Well, adopting Persian was more than just about a language. It gave access to a whole civilizational complex including culture, literature, governmental techniques, etc. See: Persianate Society (Wikipedia).


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This is my attempt at briefly answering the questions. It was a generic position similar to a Prime Minister, but mainly it is used to rulers of Maratha Empire which was seated at Pune, under the rule of Balaji Vishwanath and his successors until Bajirao II. The title existed from the start of Maratha Empire, but again, the title Peshwa is mainly used for ...


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