Odisha Under Aurangzeb

The anarchy and confusion that reigned in Odisha during Prince Shujah’s reign came to an abrupt end with Aurangzeb’s accession in 1658 A.D. Mir Jumal established law and order in Bengal during his early years in office and appointed Ihtishan Khan as Odisha’s ruler. After assuming the position of Subahdar of Odisha, he issued a …

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Odisha Under Shahajahan

Muhmmad Baqar Khan was appointed Governor of Odisha following Shah Jahan’s accession to the Mughal throne in 1628 AD. Meanwhile, Qutb Shahi troops invaded Khurda. Baqar Khan marched with his soldiers to Khira Pahar, four miles from Chhattarduar on the border of the Mughal province of Odisha, in the winter of 1629-30 AD, and invaded …

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Odisha Under Jahangir

In 1605 A.D., following Akbar’s demise, Jahangir ascended to the throne. He did not adhere to Akbar’s liberal policy. He meddled in the internal affairs of Khurda and the Jagannath temple. Odisha was established as a separate Suba. Hasim Khan was appointed Odisha’s Governor. He devised a strategy for marching against Purusottamadeva, Khurda’s Raja. Prior …

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Odisha Under Akbar

The protracted conflict between the Afghans and Mughals was brought to an end in 1593 A.D. by Man Singh, one of Akbar’s most capable generals. This resulted in the Afghans’ complete subjugation. Naturally, Akbar had already taken steps to establish Mughal administration in Odisha. Raja Todarmal had arranged for a peaceful administration in Odisha following …

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