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Title: City / Mintnames whose name was changed during Aurangzeb's reign
Post by: EnchantedHorse on October 12, 2012, 05:26:34 PM
Hi,

I am trying to create a list of cities whose name was changed during Aurangzeb's reign. Please find some of them below.

Can you please help me identifying more of these?

Title: Re: City / Mintnames whose name was changed during Aurangzeb's reign
Post by: asm on October 13, 2012, 03:54:29 AM
From a post on SACG by Shailendra Bhandare:

The Mughal armies under Aurangzeb renamed each and every fort with an Islamic name they captured during this period. If at all coins were struck after any particular conquest, it would be more likely that they have the new name as mintname. The Islamic names of the forts Jan mentioned are:
1. Satara - Azamtara
2. Parli - Naurastara
3. Panhalla - Nabishah Durg (or Shah Nabi Durg)
4. Vishalgarh - Sakarlanah (also referred as 'Sakarullanah' - apparently the name of a Quranic verse the emperor was reading when the news of conquest was brought to him)
5. Kondana (Simhagarh) - Bakhshindah-Bakhsh
6. Rajgarh - Nabishah Garh
7. Torna – Fateh-ul-Ghayb

Many other places were renamed with Islamic names during this period, too. A few are:
1. Raigad - Islamgarh
2. Brahmapuri (Aurangzeb's camp site) - Islampuri
3. Galgalli (another camp site) - Qutbabad
4. Aklooj - Asadnagar
5. Pedgaon - Bahadurgarh
6. Khed - Mas'udabad
7. Chakan - Islamabad
8. Pune - Muhiyabad
9. Kothaligad - miftah-ul-fateh
10. Nandgiri - Namgeer
11. Purandar - Azamgarh
12. Rajapur - Islambandar


Amit