The Mughal Empire: The Empires Of The Mughal Empire

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In the 1526, Babur founded the greatest and the last empire in the Indian history, the Mughal Empire. The Mughals were Muslims who ruled a country with a large majority of Hindu. The Mughal Empire ruled most of India and Pakistan in the 16th and 17th centuries. After conquering the Delhi Sultan Ibrahim Sha Lodi in 1526, he named his empire Timurid that is the Mughal Dynasty. This one empire left a significant impact in India. The Mughal Empire lasted almost for three centuries, between 1526AD to 1857AD, in history; it is one of the largest centralized empires. This one empire had a considerable influence in ancient India and even in the post-India today. However, this empire was unable to last long; it came down after only three centuries. …show more content…
Babur disposed of the ruler, and decided to take over himself and be a leader. Under Babur leadership, Hinduism was tolerated and new Hindu temples were built with his permission. Trade with the rest of the Islamic world, especially Persia and through Persia to Europe, was encouraged. Babur brought a broad-minded, confident Islam from central Asia. His first act after conquering Delhi was to forbid the killing of cows because that was offensive to Hindus. Emperor Akbar was famously very tolerant, perhaps due to his astuteness. He let Hindus build temples freely and celebrate public festivals, in addition to giving many leading Hindus high ranks in the Mughal civil services. Akbar displayed outstanding military and political skills and established a lasting reputation as the greatest Mughal ruler. When he died in 1605, his empire consisted of Afghanistan and most of India. He promoted religious tolerance, banning the tax on non-Muslims and allowing Hindus, Muslims, and Christians to live according to their faith. The Mughals brought many changes to India including: centralized government that brought together many smaller kingdoms, delegated government with respect for human rights, Persian art and culture, Persian language mixed with Arabic and Hindi to create Urdu, periods of great religious tolerance, a style of architecture, and a system of education that took account of pupils’

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