Akbar Research Paper

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Nur-ud-Din Muhammad Salim, who assumed the title of Jahangir was the son of Akbar-The Great. Akbar during the end of his reign had nominated Khusru, his grandson as the heir to the throne at which Jahangir has rebelled (which was later reconciled). Eventually Akbar chose Jahangir over Khusru (who tried to fight Jahangir but was defeated, blinded and killed). Jahangir hence became the legitimate ruler of the Mughal kingdom.
Jahangir gained the support of the Sunni nobles on the promises of reverting Akbar’s religious policies to that of orthodox Islam. He came up with 12 ordinances that seemed initial steps of creating an Islamic empire. He had inherited the throne by staying committed to his aspirations. It seemed as if Jahangir could take
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Except for the 12 ordinances that promoted general goods, he was tolerable of non-Muslims. He continued the policies of Akbar in ruling the empire. During Jehangir’s reign, Mewar, an important focus of Akbar was won over. However, Qandahar was lost to the Persians. Even though he belonged to the family of great warriors, Jahangir was not so interested in warfare, or day to day administration. He often got bored of his duties, and became indifferent to the empire’s conditions. His lousiness made Nur Jehan, his favorite wife take the lead and see to the empire’s call. She became the frontier of administration, taking all the major decisions of the court, and the empire, including that of trade and exchange. Jahangir was more than glad to follow his wife’s call; he is quoted to have sold the empire ‘for a cup of wine and few morsels of food.’ Nur Jehan had an immense influence on the emperor’s personality, and his …show more content…
He was an expert connoisseur who could recognize that author of the painting, even if were by multiple artists. It is said that the art of painting reached its zenith during Jahangir’s reign, who was its greatest patron in the history of Mughals. His paintings reflect the court conditions and scenes, and combine the Persian and Hindu traditions to create vibrant, highly aesthetic, mesmerizing art. In architecture, Jahangir could be accredited with the building of the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, the father of Nur Jehan, which was build under her supervision and portrays great mosaic work outside with paintings inside. He build gardens in Kashmir and Punjab and mosques in Lahore. He was also interested in fashion and used to design clothes for himself that were prohibited for others to adopt. It can be easily deduced that Jahangir was a great patron of art and creativity and never shied away from expressing this. This passion in him overshadowed his imperialistic tendencies; his softer side took over his stronger capacities that are required of an

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