Muhyi ad-Din Muzaffar Jang Hidayat

Muzaffar Jung
Dupleix meeting the Subahdar of the Deccan, Muzaffar Jang.

The ruler of Hyderabad from 1750 until his death in 1751.

- Muhyi ad-Din Muzaffar Jang Hidayat
Muzaffar Jung

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Nasir Jung

The son of Nizam-ul-Mulk by his wife Saeed-un-nisa Begum.

The son of Nizam-ul-Mulk by his wife Saeed-un-nisa Begum.

After the death of the Nizam-ul-Mulk, the Nizam of Hyderabad, a civil war for succession broke out in south between Nasir Jung (son of the Nizam-ul-Mulk) and Muzaffar Jung (grandson of the Nizam-ul-Mulk from his daughter).

Lord Robert Clive meeting with Mir Jafar after the Battle of Plassey, oil on canvas (Francis Hayman, c. 1762)

Carnatic Wars

The Carnatic Wars were a series of military conflicts in the middle of the 18th century in India's coastal Carnatic region, a dependency of Hyderabad State, India.

The Carnatic Wars were a series of military conflicts in the middle of the 18th century in India's coastal Carnatic region, a dependency of Hyderabad State, India.

Lord Robert Clive meeting with Mir Jafar after the Battle of Plassey, oil on canvas (Francis Hayman, c. 1762)
Showing the Carnatic Region of what is now India.
Dupleix meeting the Nizam of Hyderabad, Muzaffar Jung.
The British surrender of Madras, 1746.
The Siege of Arcot (1751) was a major battle fought between Robert Clive and the combined forces of the Mughal Empire's Nawab of the Carnatic, Chanda Sahib, assisted by a small number of troops from the French East India Company
Robert Clive fires a cannon in the Siege of Arcot.
French and English boats position near Pondicherry. French National Archives.
End the siege of Pondicherry in 1748.
Death of the Nawab Anwaruddin Mohammed Khan in a battle (battle of Ambur) against the French in 1749 (by Paul Philipoteaux).
Lally at Pondicherry.
The Black Hole of Calcutta, 20 June 1756.
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English guns at the battle of Plassey, June 23, 1757.
Nawab of Bengal, Mir Qasim at the Battle of Buxar
Mughal artillerymen at Plassey during the Carnatic Wars.
Stringer Lawrence and Nawab Wallajah in Madras<ref>Palk Manuscripts, four-volume collection of the correspondence of Sir Robert Palk relating to Indian affairs, Historical Manuscripts Commission: Report on the Palk manuscripts in the possession of Mrs Bannatyne of Haldon, Devon, p.XII </ref>

A power struggle ensued after his death between his son, Nasir Jung, and his grandson, Muzaffar Jung, which soon involved foreign powers eager to expand their influence.

Nizam-ul-Mulk

Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I

The 1st Nizam of Hyderabad, a trusted nobleman and General of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

The 1st Nizam of Hyderabad, a trusted nobleman and General of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

Nizam-ul-Mulk
Asaf Jah I, Viceroy of the Deccan
By the Reign of the seventh Nizam, his dominion were similar in size to Belgium, but it was a far cry from when the first Nizam had ruled over a territory the size of France.

The death of Asaf Jah I in 1748 resulted in a period of political unrest as his sons and grandson—Nasir Jung (1748–1750), Muzaffar Jang (1750-1751) and Salabat Jung (1751-1762)—contended for the throne backed by opportunistic neighbouring states and colonial foreign forces.

Salabat Jung

The 3rd son of Nizam-ul-Mulk.

The 3rd son of Nizam-ul-Mulk.

A late 18th century, Bidriware Hookah base at Louvre, provides an insight into the alliance between Salabat Jung and De Bussy.

During the Second Carnatic War he was a prisoner, first in Nasir Jung's camp and later in Muzaffar Jung's camp.

Siege of Arcot was a major battle fought between Robert Clive and the combined forces of the Mughal Empire's Nawab of the Carnatic, Chanda Sahib, assisted by a small number of troops from the French East India Company.

Chanda Sahib

Subject of the Mughal Empire and the Nawab of the Carnatic between 1749 and 1752.

Subject of the Mughal Empire and the Nawab of the Carnatic between 1749 and 1752.

Siege of Arcot was a major battle fought between Robert Clive and the combined forces of the Mughal Empire's Nawab of the Carnatic, Chanda Sahib, assisted by a small number of troops from the French East India Company.
A map of the Carnatic containing the territory of Tanjore ruled by the Nawab of the Carnatic, Chanda Sahib.
Clive at the siege of Arcot (1751)

After the death of the Nizam of Hyderabad, a civil war for succession broke out in south between Nasir Jung and Muzaffar Jung.