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Two letters of Mirza Jawan Bakht bin Shahl Alam Ibn Alamghir 1780. Letter No 1

December 31, 1779
Mirza Firuz Shah
Shah Alam II 1759–1806

Two letters of Mirza Jawan Bakht bin Shahl Alam Ibn Alamghir 1780. Letter No 1



Geography: Country of Origin India Medium: Ink and gold on paper Dimensions: H. 40 in (101.6 cm) W. 16 in. (40.6 cm) Classification: Codices Credit Line: Gift of Terence McInerney, 2012 Accession Number: 2012.207.1a, b H.R.H. Shahzada Mirza Jawan Bakht, Jahandar Shah Bahadur. b. at Delhi, 1749 (s/o Nawab Taj Mahal Begum), educ. privately. Proclaimed as Regent by the Mahrathas during the absence of his father in Bengal, 9th October 1760. Invested as Heir Apparent with the title of Wali Ahad Bahadur, 10th October 1760. Wazir ul-Mamalik-i-Hindustan 1762-1764, 2nd Bakhshi 1779, Supt of the Bathing Apartments 1779-1781. Fled from Delhi 14th April 1784 and settled at Lucknow and granted a political pension by the HEIC, later removed to Benares where he was given the Shiwala Palace for his residence. m. (first) H.R.H. Nawab Mulka-i-Afaq Qutlaq Sultan Begum Sahiba [Jina Begum] [Mahal-i-Khas] (b. at Delhi, 1750

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Very good information.


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