Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 7th Standard
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Give reason. Azamshah released Chattrapati Shahu Maharaj from his custody. - History and Civics

Short Note

Give reason.

Azamshah released Chattrapati Shahu Maharaj from his custody.

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Solution

  1. There was a fight after Emperor Aurangzeb’s death among his sons for the throne of Delhi.
  2. Prince Azamshah, his son, marched towards Delhi from the South to seize the imperial throne.
  3. Prince Shahu was in his captivity and he believed that there would be a conflict between Maharani Tarabai and Shahu Maharaj for the gadi of the Maratha Chhatrapati.
  4. Such a conflict would make the Maratha strength weak.

Hence, Azamshah released Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj from his custody.

Concept: Release of Shahu Maharaj
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Balbharati History and Civics 7th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 1.1 The Expansion of the Maratha Power
Exercise | Q 4.2 | Page 46
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