Essay about The Rise And Fall Of The Mughal Dynasty

1096 Words May 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
Indian history has been full of conflict, and has seen the rise and fall of multiple dynasties. Within India’s complex history and running line of changing rulers, one dynasty in particular stood out amongst the rest: the Mughal Dynasty. The Mughal Dynasty, originally formed by Turkic prince, Babur, reigned India from 1527 to 1857. The grandson of Babur, Jalauddin Muhammad Akbar, soon took control of the empire at the young and feeble age of 13. From his extensive movements to better unite India, he soon coined the name ‘Akbar the Great’. “With a vision of an empire and a sense of mission that developed on the basis of uniting India under his rule, Akbar quickly became one of the most influential rulers of India” (Stearns). All of this combined was formed from his ideologies, multiple achievements, and his extensive reforms. Akbar the Great was born as Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar on the 15th of October, 1542. Akbar was not the most privileged of children, despite being born to the second ruler of the Mughal Dynasty, Humayan. His father struggled immensely throughout his reign, facing difficulties with keeping his empire united. Part of this issue stemmed from Humayan’s lack of sophistication on the military field. Ultimately, his father was thrown from power and exiled, and Akbar forced to exile with him. This isolation caused Akbar to have very little time for a formal education, meaning he lacked in the fundamentals of common elite privileges such as reading and writing.…

Related Documents