TIL that Nader shah, the emperor of Persia, invaded India in 1738 and sacked Delhi. The Mughal emperor was forced to give up the royal treasury and the Peacock Throne to him and a fine of 20 million rupees was levied against Delhi. Nader shah then stoped taxation in Persia for three years.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nader_Shah%27s_invasion_of_India

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  1. “On the morning of 22 March, the Shah sat at Sunehri Masjid. He then, to the accompaniment of the rolling of drums and the blaring of trumpets, unsheathed his great battle sword in a grand flourish to the great and loud acclaim and wild cheers of the Afsharid troops present. This was the signal to start the onslaught and carnage. Almost immediately, the fully armed Afsharid army of occupation turned their swords and guns on to the unarmed and defenceless civilians in the city. The Afsharid soldiers were given full licence to do as they pleased and promised a share of the wealth as the city was plundered.“

    “Areas of Delhi such as Chandni Chowk and Dariba Kalan, Fatehpuri, Faiz Bazar, Hauz Kazi, Johri Bazar and the Lahori, Ajmeri and Kabuli gates, all of which were densely populated by both Hindus and Muslims, were soon covered with corpses. Muslims, like Hindus, resorted to killing their women, children and themselves rather than submit to the Afsharid soldiers.“

    Such brutality really isn’t surprising given Nader shahs senpai was Timur and genghis khan.

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