Standing on the ramparts of Golconda fort as a tourist, I was transported to a day in September 1687.
From the fortified walls, eighth Sultan of Golconda, was looking at the imperial siege of his fort for the last eight months. How much longer?
In the imperial tent, impatient emperor Aurangzeb asked,
“I am here with you for eight long months. My generals, how long will you make me wait? Bring insolent sultan in chains.”
“Your imperial majesty, we have found a way out,” Emperor looked inquisitively at the young commander, “what is in your mind, general?”
“Your majesty, a traitor is ready to open a secret gate. With your permission, I shall enter the fort tonight. God willing, you shall decide fate of low bred Qutb Shah, sitting on his throne, soon.”
That night in September of 1687, Sultan Qutb Shah was captured alive and later sentenced to life imprisonment.
Word Count : 151
This is a piece of historical fiction. Facts and dates are original. Dialogs are mine. This week Pegman takes us to the Golconda Fort in Hyderabad, India. Your mission is to write up to 150 words inspired by the location. Feel free to use the photo supplied with the prompt, or find your own in Hyderabad, using street view or photo spheres available at the location. More posts on the topic will be find here.