The land of Deccan that gave, freedom to the black slave of Khambata. In return the slave gives us the beauty of the inordinate city; Aurangabad erstwhile Khirki. The city of gates. Has its numerous importance on history. For me, Aurangabad is always Babasaheb, as it is for many others. The countless connection always fascinates me. Its appealing architect and enticed connection with the city always “ordinery or alternate” in the history of Maharashtra as well as in the writing of the history of Mughals.
Malik Ambars story always called as an “unusual story” of the slave who built his army according to the most of the history writers. A Maharashtrian recalls his story as a brave man and soldier. Polarized politics always demean Malik Ambar. For me Malik Ambar and his freedom with the land, and his vision of rebuilding the city with the equal opportunities to the downtrodden.
Later, Babasaheb would also build his educational empire in Aurangabad. His strategic visions, paves the foundation to the education reforms in India. However, we wouldn’t compare the situation of the present-day education in Aurangabad and Babasahebs vision. Besides, the history of Babasaheb in Aurangabad is not hidden or the history of the renaming of the universitys name into the Babasahebs name and its aftermath. The Namantar movement in Aurangabad and its region Marathwada was “self-organized mass movement” (Jadhav, 2018).
Here, I am more interested into the slaves of the ship. Ibn Batuta, the 14th century journal writer and navigator mention the guarantors of the safety and for the merchandise community’s safety always the concerns. The piracy in the sea then also the most discussed topic among the navigators and explorers as well as for colonisers. In the age of trading the spice and slave, the sultanate of the Ahmednagar; would set the standards for safety. Malik Ambar, the slave of the ship came to slavery in the land of deccan. He would reform, reorganized the land, structure it well. The fortification around in and out of the city then revolutionized by Aurangzeb.
Though, the difficulties of the deccan plateu wouldn’t be solved as the water sources were not in the well-conditioned mode. Ambars vision for the water Nahr E Ambari is also another set example to learn something more visionary. Another example of water in the city is Panchakki. Many would give any adjective and noun to the Ambar but Shivajis adjective and noun is the best – “As brave as sun”. Simple.
The present video with this writeup, is just depicting one short half day trip to the Aurangabad. Tahari and Nahari is epic.