AHC: Dara Shikoh, Mughal Emperor:

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Ad Honorem
Feb 2013
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Suppose that Aurangzeb and the other sons of Shah Jahan lose the War of Succession to Dara Shikoh. What does a Mughal Empire ruled by this particular descendant of the Timurid Dynasty turn into? Would he keep it as a powerful juggernaut or was someone like Shivaji the product of forces entirely beyond the power of any Mughal to control? If the Mughal Empire does remain a powerful force for a longer period of time, what kinds of butterflies are there for the Indian Subcontinent?