Rebellions against Aurangzeb

The Aurangzeb’s orthodox religious policy had detrimental effect on the fortune of Mughal empire.
Created On: Sep 4, 2014 17:37 IST

The Aurangzeb’s orthodox religious policy had detrimental effect on the fortune of Mughal empire. A series of rebellion started happening against the empire.

Rebellion of Satnamis

Satnamis, who were actually Hindus rebelled Against Aurangzeb in 1672. Their leader was Birbhan. Satnamis lived in the region around Delhi.  Satnamis fought with courage but they were defeated by the imperial army of Mughals and crushed to death.

Rebellion of Jats

Jats also rebelled against Aurangzeb under the leadership of local Zamindar Gokala. They were never subdued completely and continued to resist the Mughal rule and when Aurnagzeb died, they succeeded in establishing an independent Jat kingdom in Bharatpur.

Rebellion of Marathas

Marathas were the hardworking race of Deccan. They gained importance in Golconda and Bijapur. They held the key positions under the Muslim ruler of Bijapur Ibrahim Adil Shah and became the most dominant power in Deccan region under the refined leadership of Shivaji. The able leader succeeded in harassing the Mughals a lot and managed to create a stronghold in the region.

Rebellion of Sikhs

The Sikhs also turned themselves into a military unit and rebelled against the Mughal empire under the leadership of their tenth and last guru, Guru Govind Singh.

 

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