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02-18-2008, 12:23 AM
The Mughal Empire


Mughal is the Persian word for Mongol and was generally used to refer to the Central Asians who claimed descent from the Mongol warriors of Genghis Khan. The foundation for Mughal empire was established around 1504 by the Timurid prince Babur, a descendant of Genghis Khan and Timur, when he took control of Kabul and eastern regions of Khorasan controlling the fertile Sindh region and the lower valley of the Indus River

Mughal Emperors

Emperor - Original Name - Reign start - Reign end

Babur-Zahiruddin Mohammed - 1526 1530
Humayun Nasiruddin Mohammed 1530 1540
Interregnum * - 1540 1555
Humayun - Nasiruddin Mohammed 1555 1556
Akbar - Jalaluddin Mohammed 1556 1605
Jahangir - Nuruddin Mohammed 1605 1627
Shah Jahan - Shihabuddin Mohammed 1627 1658
Aurangzeb - Muhiuddin Mohammed 1658 1707
Afghan Rule (Sher Shah Suri and his descendants)

Reading about The Mughal Empire....
I was really impressed by The Mughal Emperor : Aurangazeb
He was a staunch sunni muslim.

Under Alamgir(Aurangazeb), Mughal court life changed dramatically. He (in consultation with clerics), allegedly did not allow music (though some scholars dispute this), and around 1668 commanded court musicians, dancers and singers to cease performing in his presence. Further, based on Muslim precepts forbidding images, he stopped the production of representational artwork, including the miniature painting that had reached its zenith before his rule. There is however a miniature portrait of the aged Aurangzeb with Qur'an in hand. Soldiers and citizens were also given free rein to deface architectural images such as faces — even on the walls of Mughal palaces. Untold thousands of representational images were destroyed in this way. Aurangzeb abandoned the Hindu-inspired practices of former Mughal emperors, especially the practice of 'darshan', or public appearances to bestow blessings, which had been commonplace since the time of Akbar, as well as lavish celebrations of the Emperor's birthday

Source: Wikipedia

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Heera Singh
02-18-2008, 12:46 AM
They also massacred many many people in the indo-pakistan region..

02-18-2008, 01:01 AM
^^ Ya they fought many wars...Conquered Lands like ..any other empire......it started from Genghiz Khan...and conquered Delhi by early 16th century.

02-18-2008, 03:24 AM
I am very disapointed in Akbar - Jalaluddin Mohammed, he married a Hindu, allowed for a Hindu temple to be built inside of his mansion for her, and at the end of the day, he was pretty much a berwali in practise (going to Shrines and making dua' to the decessed!!, not Through the decessed,.. but TO them).


I actually saw the bollywood movie 'Joodah Akbar' (based on the love story of Jalaluddin Mohammed Akbar and his hindu wife, Joodah the Rajput), it was an interesting movie..

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