As we have noted earlier in this series, a comprehensive study of the Muslim aristocracy beginning with the period of the so-called Delhi Sultanate up to Tipu Sultan is a much-needed endeavour to more fully understand the true nature of the Muslim rule in India, the dark period that undid everything that Sanatana Bharatavarsha had so painstakingly built up.
The other observable reality is that every political system is sustained by the support of its aristocracy and elite, who ultimately decide and impact the daily life of the ordinary citizen.
Consider our present time.
As long as the Nehru dynasty was at the helm, the aristocracy it bred ensured that corruption, crony capitalism, deracination, self-shame, cultural repudiation, and betrayal of India’s national interest was largely the accepted norm. This among others is why Will Durant lamented that “most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little on the last six thousand years.”