9 Facts About Mughal Empire


The Mughal Empire is considered as one of the largest centralized state in the Indian subcontinent. The founder of this giant empire was Babur. His victories from the First Battle of Panipat (1526), the Battle of Khanwa (1527), and the Battle of Ghagra (1529) led him to become one of the prominent emperor of India. Other prominent emperors from this dynasty include Humayun, Akbar, Shah Jahan, and Aurangzeb. In this article, we will be enlightening a few of the interesting facts from the dynasty.

Facts About Mughal Empire

1. Babur Was Invited To Invade India

Babur-Was-Invited-To-InvadeThe Indian rulers of different provinces include Sangram Singh (Rana Sanga), Alam Khan Lodhi, and Daulat Khan Lodhi invited Babur to invade India. All of these provinces were incapable of defeating the powerful Lodhi Sultan, Ibrahim Lodhi. And, so called upon Babur who accepted the invitation and defeated Ibrahim Lodhi in the First Battle of Panipat in the year 1526.

2. Sher Shah Suri Chapter

Sher-Shah-Suri-ChapterSher Shah Suri defeated the son of Babur, Humayun (in the year 1540) who was the throne king. And, ended the Mughal rule for a short period of time. Later, Humayun revived his territory in 1555. Humayun died in the year 1556.

3. Gul-badan Begum

Gul-badan-BegumThe half-sister of Humayun, Gul-badan Begum was the one who wrote ‘Humayunama’. The book carries the life of Humayun. This one book also made her the only woman historian of medieval India.

4. Introduced A New Religion

Introduced-A-New-ReligionAkbar introduced a new religion to his countrymen which was known as Din-i-Illahi. This religion was a combination of a few other religions which include Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Jainism, and Zoroastrianism. Din-i-Illahi means the religion of god.

5. Empress Noor Jahan

Empress-Noor-JahanBeing an alcoholic, Jahangir was unable to rule the Mughal emperor. And, so his wife, Empress Noor Jahan become the real power behind the throne and ruled the empire for around 16 years.

6. Golden Age of Mughal Architecture

Golden-Age-of-Mughal-ArchitThe descendant of Jahangir, Shah Jahan has led the Mughal empire towards the Golden Age of Mughal architecture. He has constructed epic monuments like the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Tomb of Jahangir mausoleum, Jama Masjid in Delhi, and Shalimar Gardens in Lahore.

7. Emperor Aurangzeb

Emperor-AurangzebAurangzeb killed all his brothers and captured his father, Shah Jahan to become the sixth ruler of the Mughal Empire.

8. Akbar’s Family

Akbars-FamilyIt is considered that the great Mughal emperor, Akbar had 36 wives and more than 300 children harem (a Muslim household reserved for wives and female servants).

9. Story of Anarkali Is False

Story-of-Anarkali-Is-FalseIt is already proven that Anarkali being engraved behind the walls when she was alive is false. Her body and grave has been discovered lately.

So, that sums up our interesting facts regarding the Mughal Empire.

Also read: 8 Compelling Facts About Maurya Dynasty

Tiru Dehariya

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