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Indian talwar / tulwar, 17th c, watered steel blade, Persian inscription stating that it belonged to the Mughal prince Dara Shokuh (1615-1659), the son and preferred successor of the emperor Shah Jahan (r. 1628-1658), inscribed: 'This sword (tigh) of the prince called Dara Shokuh/Takes care of a thousand enemies at one go'. When Shah Jahan fell ill in 1658, another son, Aurangzeb, usurped the throne, had Dara Shokuh killed and declared himself emperor with the title 'Alamgir.