The Parley

Here is a narrative from the leaves of history of medieval India or Bharat, as it is preferred to be called by many Indians now. The 13th century saw the consolidation of the Bahamani Sultanate in the Deccan region of India. In the subsequent years a cultural upheaval prevailed in the region with the afaqis, (settlers from the middle-east) and the dakkhanis, the original stock of courtiers becoming contestants to positions of power. To complicate this rivalry, Hindus were engaged as governors and more so as a strategy to have a populist control of the area. The handsome Shahaji Raje Bhosale was one such feudal lord working for the Nizam and Adil Shah of the Bahamani Sultanate, inherited from his father. Shahaji was extremely ambitious ...

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