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Where did the Mughals originally come from?
Mughal dynasty, Mughal also spelled Mogul, Persian Mughūl (“Mongol”), Muslim dynasty of Turkic-Mongol origin that ruled most of northern India from the early 16th to the mid-18th century.
Who was the ancestor of Mughals from mother side?
The Mughals descended from two great lineages; maternally, they descended from the house of Mongol emperor Genghis Khan, and paternally from the Turco-Mongol emperor Timur.
Is Timur related to Genghis Khan?
“Tamerlane, c. 1336–1405, Turkic conqueror, b. Kesh, near Samarkand. The son of a tribal leader, in 1370 Timur became an in-law of a direct descendant of Genghis Khan, when he destroyed the army of Husayn of Balkh.
Who are the descendants of the Mughal Empire?
In theory, all those who claim Mughal ancestry are descendents of various Central Asian Turkic or Mongol armies that invaded Iran and South Asia from Genghis Khan, to Timur to Babur and beyond. But the term has always had a wider meaning.
Who are the Mughal people of Uttar Pradesh?
The Mughals of Uttar Pradesh belong to both the Sunni and Shia sects, with the majority belonging to the Sunni Hanafi sect. Sunni Mughals are usually orthodox in their religious outlook. The Shia Mughal of Awadh trace their entry into the region to the year 1750.
Who was a direct descendant of Genghis Khan?
The son of a tribal leader, in 1370 Timur became an in-law of a direct descendant of Genghis Khan, when he destroyed the army of Husayn of Balkh. After the battle, he took Husayn of Balkh’s widow, Saray Mulk-khanum (daughter of Qazan, the last Chaghatai Khan of Mawarannah, into his harem as his fourth wife.
Are there any descendants of Bahadur Shah II?
No one knows where they are. Professor Aslam Pervez, an historian of Bahadur Shah II’s reign and a founding member of the Mughal Trust, told The Daily Telegraph: “There are so many people who claim to be descended. The Mughals were scattered, many ran away from Delhi, to Hyderabad, after the mutiny and no-one knows who went where,” he said.