Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Time machine

The notorious A Q Khan of  Pakistani nuclear proliferation fame has a historical time machine:
In 1666 Shivaji presented himself in the court of Aurangzeb and requested a 7,000 (Haft Hazari) rupees worth of Jagir. Aurangzeb arrogantly rejected the request and offered him a 5,000 rupees Jagir instead. When Shivaji objected, he was thrown into prison. He managed to escape by hiding under clothes in a bullock cart and later inflicted enormous damage to the Mogul dynasty, defeating the Mogul navy for the first time in 1664.
Pointed out by a BRFer where the writings of Copy Cat Khan, as he is fondly known there, are perused with great attention.