Muzaffar Jung
A late 18th century, Bidriware Hookah base at Louvre, provides an insight into the alliance between Salabat Jung and De Bussy.
Dupleix meeting the Subahdar of the Deccan, Muzaffar Jang.

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

- Salabat Jung

At this critical juncture in history the French commander De Bussy made the decision to install Salabat Jung as the new Nizam.

- Muhyi ad-Din Muzaffar Jang Hidayat

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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.

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.
Jean Law's Memoire: Mémoires sur quelques affaires de l'Empire Mogol 1756–1761 contains detailed information about the campaign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II and his French allies against the British East India Company.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRK1x3GSmYk| url-status=dead|title=Niall Ferguson - Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World - Why Britain? 4/5|work=YouTube|access-date=28 September 2014}}</ref>
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.

Muzaffar's reign was short as he was soon killed, and Salabat Jung became Nizam.