Ruling the Countryside

Shah Alam, a successor of Aurangzeb was the Mughal emperor from 1759 to 1806. However, he faced many invasions during his early years on the throne. To protect his kingdom he accepted protection from the British East India Company. In exchange, he granted them the Diwani of Bengal! And this is how a trading company started ruling the countryside of Bengal. Let us take a look.


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