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  Mughal Empire - MSN Encarta
Mughal Empire, Indian empire that ruled the subcontinent for more than 300 years from 1526 to 1858, except for a brief period under the Sur sultans (1540-1555).
The Mughal Empire was founded in 1526 by Babur, a Central Asian Turk, after he had defeated the Lodi ruler of Delhi, Ibrahim, and occupied the capital at Āgra.
Akbar, who is often considered the true founder of the Mughal Empire, laid the grounds for the significant economic growth and the fabulous art and building activities of his successors.
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  Mughal Empire 1526-1707 by Sanderson Beck
The Ahom Swargadeo agreed to be a Mughal vassal.
Kashmir was annexed to the Mughal empire by Qasim Khan in 1586.
Mughal emperor Shah Jahan urged the sultans to partition the empire of Karnataka and annex Vijayanagara.
www.san.beck.org /2-9-MughalEmpire1526-1707.html   (19924 words)

  
 Manas: History and Politics, Mughals
He inherited a vast and rich empire; and at mid-century this was perhaps the greatest empire in the world, exhibiting a degree of centralized control rarely matched before.
It is Aurangzeb who triumphed, and though the Mughal Empire saw yet further expansion in the early years of his long reign (1658-1707), by the later part of the seventeenth century the empire was beginning to disintegrate.
Qureshi, I. The Administration of the Mughal Empire.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/History/Mughals/mughals.html   (616 words)

  
 Mughal Empire - Indian History
Shivaji Bhonsle (1627 - 1680 AD) is recognized as the "father of the Maratha nation." Shivaji Bhosle, founder of the Maratha Empire, was born in 1627 AD, in the fort of Shivneri, 40 miles north of Pune.
After the death of Rajaram in 1700 Tarabai, the widow of Rajaram, put her young son Shahu on the throne, at the tender age of ten, and continued the struggle against Aurangzeb.
The fight against the Mughals ended with the death of Aurangzeb in 1707.
www.gloriousindia.com /history/maratha_empire.html   (753 words)

  
 History Mughal Empire - History Of Ancient, Medieval And Modern India.
The Mughal Empire was an empire that at its greatest territorial extent ruled parts of what is todays Afghanistan, Pakistan and most of the Indian Subcontinent, then known as Hindustan, between 1526 and 1707.
In October 1627, Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, son of Jahangir, "succeeded to the throne", where he "inherited a vast and rich empire" in India; and "at mid-century this was perhaps the greatest empire in the world".
Between 1636 and 1646, Shah Jahan sent Mughal armies to conquer the Deccan and the lands to the northwest of the empire, beyond the Khyber Pass.
www.bharatadesam.com /history/mughal_empire.php   (2833 words)

  
 Anup Mukherjee / Mughal Empire / i3pep.org * india point
This essay is a brief summary of the Mughal empire from the historical and trade perspective.
Consequent to the defeat of the rebels, the Mughal rule was also dismantled and the last emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar till his death led a life of prisoner of the British at Burma.
The Mughal emperors were patrons of these fields and their reign, particularly the times of Akbar, Jahangir, and Shahjahan saw the construction of forts, monuments, mosques and tombs.
www.i3pep.org /archives/2005/04/12/mughal-empire   (1626 words)

  
 Mughal Empire information - Search.com
In October 1627, Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, son of Jahangir, "succeeded to the throne", where he "inherited a vast and rich empire" in India; and "at mid-century this was perhaps the greatest empire in the world".
Between 1636 and 1646, Shah Jahan sent Mughal armies to conquer the Deccan and the lands to the northwest of the empire, beyond the Khyber Pass.
The Reign of Aurangzeb and the Decline of the Empire
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  Mughal Empire - MSN Encarta
The imperial organization that sustained the empire was the outcome of a long process of historical evolution, the roots of which lay in the West and Central Asian Turko-Mongol traditions which the Mughals brought with them into the country, as well as in the politico-administrative experiments in India under their predecessors.
The Mughal tax system depended largely on the support these ranking officials secured from the local Hindu landed gentry (zamindars), who collected revenue from the peasants and paid it to the treasury, keeping a part for themselves in return of their services and as a hereditary right over the land.
The Mughals' close relations with prominent ruling Rajput families were intended to ensure political stability and to reinforce the legitimacy of their power.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761564252/Mughal_Empire.html   (960 words)

  
  Mughal Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jahangir, the son of Mughal Emperor Akbar and Rajput princess Mariam-uz-Zamani, ruled the empire from 1605–1627.
8 The Reign of Aurangzeb and the Decline of the Empire
The Reign of Aurangzeb and the Decline of the Empire
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 Mughal Empire Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In October 1627, the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, son of Jahangir, "succeeded to the throne", where he "inherited a vast and rich empire" in India; and "at mid-century this was perhaps the greatest empire in the world".
Between 1636 and 1646, Shah Jahan sent Mughal armies to conquer the Deccan and the lands to the northwest of the empire, beyond the Khyber Pass.
The Reign of Aurangzeb and the Decline of the Empire
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 Mughal - SikhiWiki, free Sikh encyclopedia.
The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat.
The Mughal Empire was Islamic, although many of the subjects of the Empire, up to and including very high-ranking members of the court, were Hindu.
Mughal rule under Jahangir (1605-27) and Shah Jahan (1628-58) was noted for political stability, brisk economic activity, beautiful paintings, and monumental buildings.
www.sikhiwiki.org /index.php?title=Mughal   (2282 words)

  
 Mughal Empire - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mughal Empire, Indian empire that ruled the subcontinent for more than 300 years from 1526 to 1858, except for a brief period under the Sur sultans...
The Mughal Empire was founded in 1526 by Babur, a descendant of Tamerlane.
Humayun (1508-1556), second Mughal emperor of India (1530-1540, 1555-1556), the son of Babur, born in Kābul, Afghanistan.
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 WHKMLA : Narrative : History of the Mughal Empire
Mughal armies now resembled a tent city, moving at a pace of perhaps 15 km a day and requiring a lot of food and money to be maintained.
The Mughal Empire was based on taxation, much of which ended up in the pockets of the feudatory nobility.
The Mughals were great admirers of architecture, had the Forts of Agra and Lahore built, the Red Fort of Delhi remodelled, the Taj Mahal and a number of mosques and masjids built.
www.zum.de /whkmla/region/india/narrmughalempire.html   (1177 words)

  
 History Maratha Empire - History Of Ancient, Medieval And Modern India.
The Maratha Empire (also spelled Mahratta and also called the Maratha Confederacy), of India, was founded by Chhatrapati Shivaji in 1674 when he carved out an independent Maratha zone around Pune from the Bijapur Sultanate.
This was one great sign of the social mobility of the Maratha empire, which enabled their rapid expansion.
The name of the empire today is preserved in the Indian state of Maharashtra, which was created in 1960 as a Marathi-speaking state.
www.bharatadesam.com /history/maratha_empire.php   (1377 words)

  
 Mughal Empire - Rijksmuseum Amsterdam - National Museum for Art and History
The Mughal empire encompassed large parts of the Indian sub-continent (India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh) from 1526 to the mid-nineteenth century.
A number of the Mughal emperors contributed significantly to the development of art and architecture in the empire.
He left much of the running of the empire to his wife Nur Jahan and devoted his time to the arts and sciences.
www.rijksmuseum.nl /aria/aria_encyclopedia/00047423?lang=en   (255 words)

  
 Mughal. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Mughal expansion continued under Akbar’s son Jahangir and under his grandson Shah Jahan, who built many architectural marvels at Delhi and at Agra (including the Taj Mahal).
Aurangzeb, expanded Mughal territory to its greatest extent, but at the same time the empire suffered the blows of major Hindu revolts.
Many features of the Mughal administrative system were adopted by Great Britain in ruling India, but the most lasting achievements of the Mughals were in art and architecture (see Mughal art and architecture).
www.bartleby.com /65/mu/Mughal.html   (304 words)

  
 Mughal Warfare: Indian Frontiers and Highroads to Empire 1500-1700 Canadian Journal of History - Find Articles
However, there is little detail about the individual Mughal emperors (that is, Babur, 1526-39; Humayun, 1530-40 and 1555-56; Akbar, 1556-1605; Jahanngir, 1601-27; Shah Jahan, 1628-57; and Aurangzeb, 1658-1707), who are presented with a brief synthesis of the military history of Mughal India during the age of imperial splendour.
The Mughal imperial court's mobility (perpetuum mobile for 35 per cent of the year) is seen as a manifestation of seasonal nomadic transhumance.
The contested theories of "gunpowder empires" and the spread of the military revolution are seen in new perspectives.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3686/is_200504/ai_n14681633   (939 words)

  
 ShaikhSiddiqui Mughal
The Mughal Empire, (Mughal alternative spelling Mogul) was an empire that at its greatest territorial extent ruled parts of Afghanistan and most of the South Asia between 1526 and 1857.
The empire was founded by the Turkish-Mongol leader Babar in 1526, when he defeated Sultan Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat.
The empire was largely conquered by Sher Shah during the time of Humayun, but under Akbar, it grew considerably, and continued to grow until the end of Aurangzeb's rule.
www.shaikhsiddiqui.com /mughal.html   (2851 words)

  
 Mughal Empire
The empire was founded when a ruler from Turkestan, Baber, raided India, defeated the sultan of Delhi in 1526, and expanded his holdings.
The Mughals were a Muslim power governing a basically Hindu country, but the greatest of their emperors, Akbar, managed to enlist the cooperation of Hindu leaders in conquering and governing virtually the whole of the Indian subcontinent.
The Mughals were an Islamic dynasty that ruled large parts of India from the early 16th century until the middle of the 18th.
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 Excite UK - Society - Religion and Spirituality - Islam - History - Dynasties and Empires - Mughal Empire
A brief account of the Mughal (or Mogul) Empire, which ruled most of India and Pakistan in the 16th and 17th centuries; it also spread Muslim (and particularly Persian) arts and culture in South Asia.
A history of the empire, from its origins; includes biographies, exploits and cultural achievments of the emperors; also a brief account of the Sikhs, and colonial rule.
A history of the Mughal Empire; includes maps, biographies of rulers, a timeline, and examples of their arts.
www.excite.co.uk /directory/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Islam/History/Dynasties_and_Empires/Mughal_Empire   (351 words)

  
 mughal
Shah Jehan inherited a vast and rich empire; and at mid-century this was perhaps the greatest empire in the world, exhibiting a degree of centralized control rarely matched before.
When Aurangzeb became the Emperor, in the early years of his long reign (1658-1707), the Mughal Empire further expanded, but by the later part of the seventeenth century the empire was beginning to disintegrate.
He is admired by Muslim historians for enforcing the law of the Sharia and for disavowing the policies by Akbar; among Hindus, laymen and historians alike, he is remembered as a Muslim fanatic and bigot.
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 The Mughal Empire - Cambridge University Press
The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralised states in pre-modern world history.
The Mughal emperors displayed immense wealth and the ceremonies, music, poetry, and exquisitely executed paintings and objects of the imperial court created a distinctive aristocratic high culture.
He stresses the dynamic quality of Mughal territorial expansion, their institutional innovation in land revenue, coinage and military organisation, ideological change and the relationship between the emperors and Islam.
www.cambridge.org /catalogue/catalogue.asp?ISBN=0521251192   (264 words)

  
 The Islamic World to 1600: The Rise of the Great Islamic Empires (The Mughal Empire: Akbar)
The Mughal Empire was finally consolidated as one of the Islamic world's three Great Empires by Humayun's son, Akbar, who was a strong ruler like his contemporaries, Suleyman I in the Ottoman Empire and Abbas I in the Safavid Empire.
Within two years of that victory, Akbar had defeated two other challengers to the throne, and was thus able to take full control of the Mughal Empire by the time he was 15 years old.
By 1595 the Mughal Empire covered the entire Hindustan plain, from the Indus in the west, to the Ganges in the east, and the Hindu Kush and Himalaya Mountains in the north.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/islam/empires/mughals/akbar.html   (921 words)

  
 Indian History
It is in the reign of the Mauryas that Hinduism took the shape that fundamentally informs the religion down to the present day.
The European presence in India dates to the seventeenth century, and it is in the latter part of this century that the Mughal empire began to disintegrate, paving the way for regional states.
The Rebellion of 1857-58, which sought to restore Indian supremacy, was crushed; and with the subsequent crowning of Victoria as Empress of India, the incorporation of India into the empire was complete.
www.indhistory.com   (407 words)

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