Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb Monday stated Mughals supposed to destroy cultural wonders of Tripura “by bombing them”.
In his deal with at a Sharad Samman occasion by a social membership of Agartala, Deb stated, “Tripura has enough wonders still unknown to people, the Mughals intended to destroy the culture of Tripura by bombing its arts and architectures.”
The Chief Minister additionally urged everybody to speak about Tripura’s vacationer spots, magnificence and heritage on social media.
Later, a press release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) stated: “If everyone starts to post about at least five tourist attractions and wonders, Tripura tourism will not need special advertisements, Tripura will be popular all over the world automatically.”
The assertion, nevertheless, didn’t make clear on which architectural wonders the Mughals “wanted to destroy”.
According to historians, Tripura’s brush with the Mughal empire got here when Prince Shah Shuja, defeated and pursued by his brother Aurangzeb, was fleeing to Arakan, and sought shelter within the kingdom of Tipperah.
Litterateur and historian Asoke Deb stated Shuja sought asylum from the-then Maharaja Gobinda Manikya Bahadur.
“Later, Emperor Aurangzeb wrote to Maharaja Gobinda Manikya to hand over the Mughal prince. The King, however, didn’t comply and tried to placate Aurangzeb by sending elephants and other artefacts as ‘nazrana’. After the efforts failed, Shah Suja left Tripura for Arakan,” Deb stated.
Shuja Masjid, which was constructed by the Mughal prince, nonetheless stands at Badarmokam of Tripura’s Udaipur metropolis, which used to be the capital of Tripperah within the 17th century.
Historians additionally say that prior to Maharaja Kalyan Manikya’s ascension to the Tipperah throne in 1625, Mughal troops desecrated temples and drained public tanks a number of occasions in search of treasures.