Ibrahim Khan Gardi (an Afghan mercenary in the service of Marathas)

A scene from an Indian tv series. Ibrahim Khan Gardi is portrayed as a ‘patriotic’ Indian Muslim with unwavering loyalty to Marathas and his ‘country’.  In reality, the mercenary was ready to join Ahmad Shah Abdali after he was captured. According to an eyewitness account (Kashiraj), when the captured Ibrahim Khan Gardi was presented before … Read more