Strange similarities between the Mughal Dynasty and the Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty…

nehru-2361331_640The Mughal Dynasty succession: Babar-Humayun-Akbar-Jahangir-Shah Jahan-Aurangazeb-Bahadur Shah.

The Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty succession: Motilal-Jawaharlal-Indira-Rajiv-Sonia-Rahul.

1(M): Babar-Humayun…
Babar and Humayun founded the Mughal Dynasty that succeeded the Lodi Empire and no-one would have thought that the descendants would go on to form such large and stable reigns.
1(NG): Motilal Nehru…
Motilal founded the Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty that succeeded the British Empire and no-one would have thought that the descendants would go on to form such large and stable reigns.

2(M): Akbar…
The first great Mughal king, he had a long and peaceful reign and was probably the most popular ruler of his times. He had total political cultural dominance over his court and laid the economic foundations of the India of his times.
He loved books and there are many paintings of Akbar and a red rose in his hand.
2(NG): Jawaharlal Nehru…
The first great Nehru-Gandhi dynasty Prime Minister, he had a long and peaceful reign and was probably the most popular ruler of his times. He had total political cultural dominance over his Ministry and State governments and laid the economic foundations of the India of his times.
He loved books and there are many pictures of Nehru with a red rose pinned to his coat.

3(M): Jahangir…
Jahangir saw a rebellion as soon as he took over and he put it down with an iron fist. Thanks to this he did lose power over certain regions.
3(NG): Indira Gandhi…
Indira saw a party rebellion as soon as he took over and she put it down with an iron fist. Thanks to this she did lose power over certain regions in State elections.

4(M): Shah Jahan…
Shah Jahan’s rule has been called a Golden Age and it has been described as a mighty prosperous era. It also led to a revolution in Mughal architecture. He also attacked the Sikhs and ordered the destruction of the Sikh temple in Lahore.
4 (NG): Rajiv Gandhi…
Rajiv started dismantling the communist regime and laid the foundations of Liberalization that led a different type of Golden Age that led to great prosperity for modern India. It also led to a revolution in modern architecture and India was transformed with many new buildings.
He had a troubled relationship with the Sikhs and many Congress leaders were implicated in the anti-Sikh riots. He ordered Operation Black Thunder, which used commandoes to flush out militants in the Golden Temple at Amritsar.

5(M): Aurangazeb…
He ruled India with an iron fist and no-one had the guts to criticize him openly. He was strong and effective, but after him the Mughal dynasty crumbled. He saw many rebellions all over India.
5 (NG): Sonia Gandhi…
She ruled India with an iron fist and no-one had the guts to criticize her openly. She was strong and effective, but after UPA2, the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty crumbled. She lost control of State governments one by one.

6 (M): Bahadur Shah I…
He was a Mughal Emperor in name only and never saw any real power. The dynasty officially ended under his reign.
6 (NG): Rahul Gandhi…
He was a leader in name only and never saw any real power. The dynasty officially ended under his reign.

© Sunil Rajguru

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