Why did Dara Shikoh lose?

Dara Shikoh lost against his brother Aurangzeb due to the following reasons:

  • Dara Shokoh had no experience in matters of warfare, while Aurangzeb had capable commanders like Mir Jumla II to help him in war.
  • Although Dara Shikoh’s army was large in number, Aurangzeb had the edge when it came to quality
  • At the battle of Samugarh, Dara Sikoh’s close knit army lacked the coordination which Aurangzeb’s army possessed. This led to the defeat of Dara Sikoh in the ensuing battle.

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