Akbar rules the Mughal Empire from 1556 to 1605. He was a fair and tolerant leader.
I will abolish the Non-Muslim Tax, and appoint Rajputs. Any religion can be practiced under my rule.
Thank you Akbar for being fair.
Akbar's taxing system
This new tax system is great, I only have to pay 10% of the money I make!
Thank Todar Mal, my chief finance minister!
This is so fair! Thank you Akbar!
Same! Even if we make different amounts of money, we all still pay 10%!
I just rebelled against my parents, Nur Jahan and Jahangir. Please help me.
Thank you so much, Guru Arjun.
Don't worry Khusrau, we will protect and defend you.
Wow, the Taj Mahal is so big and beautiful. Do you know its origins?
Because of Akbar’s religious tolerance, everyone was happy since they could practice their own beliefs. This created a unified empire with a lack of rebellions and it was an example for future leaders.
This is an Islamic Empire. I will erase all Hindu gains!
Akbar's taxing system was very fair and effective as everyone would pay their taxes because it was so affordable. This was also a blueprint for future taxing systems in the world.
Why did you bring back the Non-Muslim taxes?! This is totally unfair!
Stop destroying Hindu Temples and monuments!
When Khusrau rebelled against his parents, Nur Jahan and Jahangir, the Sikhs helped him out. This caused a lot of tension between Sikhs and the Mughal government causing a long and harsh conflict.
Decline of the Empire
Aurangzeb left the empire in disaster. 2 million people died of famine, and resources were running very low.
Please help me! I'm not happy with Aurangzeb. My family has no resources. We are starving and don't have money.
The Taj Mahal was very expensive to build, so many people suffered because of it. There was a famine in the land, resources were running low, but the people were just charged with even more taxes to support the government.
The Taj Mahal was built in 1631.
Yes, Shah Jahan built it as a tomb for his wife which he loved dearly.
Aurangzeb ruled from 1658 to 1707. He was oppressively Islamic.
Aurengzeb strictly enforced Islamic laws on the people who he ruled, which caused a lot of religious tension. The empire was divided and unhappy.
Why do we have to do Muslim prayers when we are not even Muslim?!
The Mughal Empire was divided into just a bunch of separate states called Raj's. This made it easy for people to colonize the land, which the Portuguese eventually did.
Come with us. The entire empire is divided and suffering. We must stick together and make local groups.