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What is Petticoat Government? India has had this government once. Identify it. Is it still around in present times?

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Asked by QueSera Sera, 14 Mar '11 11:31 am
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Maham Anga (died 1562) was the wet nurse of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, and often referred as his foster mother as she took care of young Akbar, as his own mother, Hamida Banu Begum was mostly away, with his father, Humayun was in exile, throughout Akbar's growing years. She was the de facto regent of the Mughal state after the exclusion of Bairam Khan in 1560 to Akbar's assumption of full power in 1562, shortly before her death.The period is referred to by some historians as "the Petticoat Government", suggesting that the 'foster mother cohort' attempted to keep Akbar as a puppet ruler after Bairam Khan's death. An alternative perspective is that this regency was considerably less oppressive than that of Bairam Khan, and ended in considerably less destruction than the Uzbeg Revolt of 1564-7.
Many of the members here believe that the present UPA government as a Petticourt one as the real power is invested with Mrs Sonia.
Source: wikipedia
Answered by Josna, 14 Mar '11 11:40 am

 
  
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