Feb 26, 2024, 06:16 PM IST

This African slave ruined the game for Mughals in Deccan

Shivam Verma

Malik Ambar was born in Ethiopia and was enslaved as a child.

He was brought to India through the slave trade and sold to a merchant in the Deccan region.

Ambar gained his freedom and rose through the ranks, becoming a prominent military leader and administrator.

He served in the Ahmadnagar Sultanate, where he displayed military prowess and political acumen.

Ambar played a key role in the politics of the Deccan Sultanates, often maneuvering between different powers to protect Ahmadnagar's interests.

Malik Ambar's legacy includes his contributions to the culture and society of the Deccan, as well as his resistance against the Mughal Empire.

He passed away in 1626, leaving behind a legacy as a skilled military leader, and a symbol of resistance against external domination.