By Abdul Majed Khan

Saiyid Muhammad Reza Khan held the place of work of Naib Nazim and Naib Diwan of Bengal from 1765 to 1772. This learn comprises the adolescence of the Khan, yet concentrates rather upon the years from 1756, whilst the Khan first held public workplace, to 1775. there has been a lot better continuity and overlapping among the British and Mughal administrations than has been meant. corporation servants like Clive looked as if it would the neighborhood public to be easily Mughal grandees in British uniforms and the ideas alleged to have arrived with British rule really happened a lot later. rather than the British progressively taking up the neighborhood management below the urge to cast off corruption, there has been an management carried on accurately in conventional variety by way of Reza Khan less than assault from the East India Company's officials who weren't loads interested by rooting out this alleged corruption within the curiosity of justice and potency as expanding the sales of the corporate and including the by-products to themselves.

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6 L. Lockhart, The Fall of the Safavi Dynasty, 86-7, 109. 8 9 Seir, 11, 107. TM, 474. Seir, n, 158-9. 1 Alivardi awarded him an annual salary of Rs. 3 Nothing is known of the life and education of the young Reza Khan in Delhi and Murshidabad, except by inference. 5 In later life he was certainly regarded as a patron of the Murshidabad physicians, who were said to belong to his 'cabal'6 and in 1767, when the English were busy cutting salaries and officers in Dacca, the one item to stand intact was the Rs.

II Verelst did not take up Faujdari authority of criminal justice until after he was directed to do so by the Fort William authorities.

From the Court will add much to your dignity. ' Hastings to Holwell, 30 Jan. 1760. Add. MSS. 29206, f. 211. Letters dated 24 July and 10 Aug. 1760. CPC, 1, 280-2, 325. CHAPTER 3 THE INVOLVEMENT IN POLITICS, 1760-1763 Reza Khan's appointment as Faujdar of Islamabad committed him to politics: only success in politics could ensure his survival. Yet the appointment was an ambiguous one. Reza Khan himself described it as a favour done by Mir Jafar on account of his relationship with the Nawab Alivardi Khan.

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