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1 Mughal Empire in the Early Modern Period Devin,Dan,and Patrick

2 Important Points to Be Covered I.Who: Who were the Mughals? II.Where: Where did they reside? III.When: When were they prominent? IV.What: What did they accomplish? What were their relations? V.How: How did it rise and subsequently fall? VI. Aftermath: What happened to them?

3 I. Who Were the Mughals? ❏ The Mughal leaders were predominantly Muslim ❏ They ruled over an area that had a majority of Hindus ❏ The empire was founded by Babur, who was a descendant of the infamous Genghis Khan of the Mongol Empire

4 I. Who Were the Mughals? (cont.) ❏ The empire was created when Babur traveled from the Middle East to India when some Indian princes and feudal lords wanted their leader deposed ❏ Babur took the throne for himself after deposing the former ruler

5 II. Where did They Reside? ❏ The Mughals ruled most of present day India and Pakistan

6 III. When was the empire prominent? ❏ The Mughal Empire was founded some time around ❏ The empire reigned in India until the middle of the 18th century

7 IV. What did the empire accomplish ❏ The Mughals integrated Hinduism and Islam into a united India. ❏ The empire was successful in bringing together smaller kingdoms ❏ They had great structural achievements like the Taj Mahal

8 IV.Accomplishments/relations (continued) ❏ Made innovations in rice cultivation and were powerful in the rice ❏ Many wars were fought with neighbors leading to the dynasty’s collapse

9 V.How it rised? ❏ akbar took control of the empire after his fathers death under his reign the empire flourished ❏ he abolished a tax on non-muslims which was called the jaiyya ❏ he was also known for his religious tolerance allowing the building of hindu temples and allowed hindus positions of power Akbar

10 V.How it declined? ❏ it declined due high taxes, a corrupt government, and a weakening military ❏ also when Aurangzeb took over as emperor he didn't tolerate other religions and instituted sharia law or islamic law ❏ he destroyed hindu temples and built mosques on top the ruins Alamgir

11 VI. Aftermath ❏ the empire was conquered by the british due to a series of puppet emperors ❏ the british then again controlled around the area of delhi in 1803

12 Bibliography ❏ “ Mughal Empire” Encyclopedia Britannica Web. 3/7/14 ❏ "Mughal Empire (1500s, 1600s)." BBC. 07 Sept Web. 09 Mar ❏ "Mughal Empire." Gale Encyclopedia of World History: Governments. Vol. 1. Detroit: Gale, Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 11 Mar ❏ "Mughal Empire." Mughal Empire. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar ❏ "Craig Considine." Craig Considine. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar


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