The wives of Afzal Khan

Saat Kabar or the 60 graves of the murdered wives of Afzal Khan, the army chief of Adil Shahi II.Bijapur

The tragic story is set in the 17th Century, when Chatrapathi Shivaji wages war against Adil Shah II. Afzal Khan leads the forces, but is distracted by an astrologer who tells him he will not survive the battle. The jealous and possessive commander decides to kill all his 60 wives lest they remarry after the war. So, he beckons them to an isolated spot and pushes them into a well. One of them tries to escape, but is captured and killed as well.

http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/travel/the-last-cries/article4319896.ece

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