If we look at the later Mughal Empire we find that history books tell us that the power of the Mughal emperors waned after Aurangzeb. My co-author Mohammed Tariq Ansari and I rather push that to a few years later until after the reign of Shah Alam I Bahadur.
Be that as it may many coins are described as Maratha and yet they are clearly issued in the name of the ruling Mughal Emperor.
It is a fundamental axiom of history (and coin issuing) that anyone who believes they have power, have a claim to power or for that matter just a big ego will issue coins in their name. This is certainly so at the time of the later Mughal Empire.
So we have a fundamental question that can also be asked
"WHY DID THE MARATHA'S ISSUE COINS IN THE NAME OF THE MUGHAL EMPEROR?"
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