mughal india
Updated: 2/3/2021
mughal india

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  • I think all religions are valid and should have a place in my society...
  • Akbar's religious tolerance
  • Because of this, I am going to undo the Jizya.
  • you must listen to me if you want to keep this empire alive.
  • Nur Jahan's control
  • we cannot be peaceful anymore, we must defend our religion!
  • The Sikh transformation
  • Akbar showed his religious tolerance in many ways, and an important example is him removing the jizya, or the tax on all non-Muslims. This allowed him to rule a peaceful empire, because he did not have to worry about religious rebellions, and he was able to get many perspectives on important issues with his religiously diverse rajputs and advisors.
  • Now since I have killed all my family only I will have power and no one can stop me hehehe
  • Shah Jahan's power struggle
  • Nur Jahan's control over the Mughal empire was extremely important because back then, women rarely held high political positions. While she was not officially in control, she was pulling the strings behind the scenes, and had a lot of political power, showing everyone that women did have the ability to be in power positions.
  • Everything must be perfect for my late wife! I am willing to put whatever money is necessary into the Taj Mahal.
  • the creation of the taj mahal
  • When the Mughals attacked the Sikh leader, the Sikh religion moved from peaceful to warrior-like. The transformation of the entire religion marks an important point in the Mughal dynasty because it sparked an increase in violence and rebellions among the empire, which was a contributing factor in the empire's bankruptcy.
  • are you sure this is a good idea?
  • Yes, I AM going to re-instate the tax on all non-muslims
  • the return of the jizya
  • Shah Jahan's obsession for power resulted in him assassinating all of his family that could possibly become king instead of him, showing the lengths people in the Mughal empire were willing to take just to have control. Since they were so obsessed with power, they were too busy worrying about how to get it than how to maintain their empire, which was one of the reasons the empire went downhill.
  • The creation of the Taj Mahal marks an important time in the Mughal dynasty, because many refer to it as the "beginning of the end" of the empire. The Taj Mahal was a large reason that the empire went bankrupt, because Shah Jahan and his successors spent all the empire's money maintaining and building the Taj Mahal for Shah's late wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
  • When Aurangzeb came into power, he moved the empire away from the tolerant society that his predecessors created in many ways, like him re-instating the Jizya. This is important because it caused outrage across the empire, resulting in rebellions that brought the empire to bankruptcy.