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With reference to Zahandar Shah, consider the following statements:
1. He ascended the throne with the support of Zuyikar Khan.
2. He was the son of Bahadur Shah I.
3. He had a cordial relationship with Rana Jain Singh of Amer.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?


A
Only 1 and 2
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B
Only 2
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C
Only 1 and 3
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D

All of the above

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Solution

The correct option is D

All of the above


After the death of Bahadur Shah I, fratricidal conflict for succession was started Among his four sons- Zahanduar Shah, Azim-us-Shah, Rafi-us-Shah and Johan Shah, Zahandar Shah ultimately got the better of his other brother and ascended the throne with the active support of Zuyikar Khan, the powerful leader of the Irani group in his court. He did away with the hated jaziya tax. He also honored Rana Jai Singh of Amer with the title of Mirza Raja Jai Singh ‘Sawai’ and appointed him as the Subedar of Malwa

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