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Dara Shikuh with his army
A larger image of Dara Shikuh with his army. Red Fort Museum, Delhi.
An illustration of Dara Shikuh, Shah Jahan's son, with his army.
In 1657 Shah Jahan fell ill, precipitating a struggle for succession among his four sons.
Dara Shikuh was the eldest, but was defeated and executed by the youngest, Aurangzeb, who claimed the throne in 1659.
Source: Red Fort Museum, Delhi Werner Forman Archive (Registration required).
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