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Mughal Administration

The Mughal administration was quite different from those of their predecessors i.e. the sultans. The Mughal emperors bore the title “Padshah” meaning the emperor. This was evident that they wanted to practice an unanswerable authority over their subjects. Jalal-ud-din Akbar declared himself as an arbiter while Aurangzeb Alamgir acted as ... Read More »

Mughal Art and Architecture

Art means the expression of skill whereas architecture means the art of building generally structures. Both expressions represent the aesthetic side of human beings. There is a gradual evolution in the aesthetic sense of humans with respect to the evolution of science and technology. Let’s have a glance over the ... Read More »

Society under Mughals

The Mughal society was like a pyramid on the top of which was the emperor and the nobility followed by the middle class whom was a very minute population and the last and most heavily concentrated was the poor class. The emperor though not belonging to the local community enjoyed ... Read More »

Cultural Heritage Of The Mughal Dynasty

The Mughal dynasty was established with the crushing victory of Babur at Panipat in 1526. During his short five-year reign, Babur took considerable interest in erecting buildings, though few have survived. Babur’s son Humayun was dissolute and wayward in his early years and the Mughal empire fell to the Suris ... Read More »

Battle of Panipat

It was on this scene that the Mughal or Turkish chief Babur appeared in the year 1517. He was trying to recover in one direction what he had lost in others. Babul’s dynasty is entitled Mughal or Mongol but it should in fact be thought of as Turkish, which language ... Read More »

Battle of Kanawha

Babur became the ruler of Delhi and Agra after the Battle of Panipat in 1526. He founded Mughal Empire in India. He now had to fight against two other enemies, the Afghan nobles of Bihar and Bengal, and the Rajputs under Rana Sangha of Mewar. Babur sent his nobles to ... Read More »

Sur Dynasty

The Sur dynasty ruled India from 1540 to 1555. It was founded by Sher Shah Suri, original name Farid, who was the son of an afghan landlord, Hasan Khan Suri. The total number of the rulers remained seven, and among those seven kings only one ruled effectively, Sher Khan or ... Read More »

Din-i-Ilahi

The Sur dynasty ruled India from 1540 to 1555. It was founded by Sher Shah Suri, original name Farid, who was the son of an afghan landlord, Hasan Khan Suri. The total number of the rulers remained seven, and among those seven kings only one ruled effectively, Sher Khan or ... Read More »

Mansabdari System

“Mansab” is an Arabic word which means a post, an officer a rank, or status. Therefore, Mansabdar means an officer or the holder of the rank, status, and post. Before Akbar, there was no division of civil and military functions of the state. The soldiers had to fight in war ... Read More »

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