Wow! I, Babur, am only 11 years old, but I built an army that swept down the rest of India! I wonder what the future will be like?
The Start of an Empire
Wow Thank you so much!
Hail, King Babur!
Remember. I'm doing this to lessen the number of traitors
Enemies or Allies?
Wow! Thank you so much!
I, as king of the Mughal Empire, hereby promote you rajputs, to officers!
That's no problem at all! I love you for who you are, disregarding your religion.
Akbar's Religious Freedom
As King Akbar, I ask if you would be my wife?
Of course! But, I'm Hindu..
This moment was pivotal to the understanding of the empire's history not only because it marks the beginning of the empire, but it shows that Babur built the foundation of a long-lasting empire that forever went down in history; it is crucial because it eventually brought life to many other aspects in Indian culture as each emperor came to power. This also affects the future of the Indian subcontinent through commerce, art, and many more to come as the Mughal Empire advances.
More Buildings, More Trouble
I, King Shah Jahan, demand another monument built right away no matter what!
This event in history is considered significant to the understanding of Akbar's rule because he strategically forced his potential enemies into allies, which was important because this was how he kept his empire alive and prosperous. Furthermore, this was significant to the future of the Indian subcontinent because it enabled Akbar to have both military and political wisdom that allowed him to unify his land of 100 million people.
A Torn Reputation
Hello? You have to pay your part of the Jizya. The king brought it back!
This event in history is considered significant to the understanding of Akbar's rule because this was his way of demonstrating his belief of religious tolerance, which was important because his empire thrived culturally, economically, and politically because of it. This also impacts the Indian subcontinent on a bigger level because it affects the way history remembers Akbar being a great, fair ruler during the Golden Age.
Outside Victory, Inside Defeat
I can NOT tolerate this! We have lost over 2 million people to a famine, and the least the King do is show up, but he's busy waging war. What a crook! I hate Aurangzeb!
This particular moment in the Mughal empire was significant to its understanding because this is when the people in the empire start to lose the power the empire has accumulated; this is critical because Shah Jahan puts his interests before his people, showing how little he actually cares; this puts a start to the end of the Mughal empire. This affects the future of the Indian subcontinent because it labels where the financial instability starts, and furthermore, where the decline of the Mughal empire begins.
I want my buildings! I don't care what it takes!
Sir, do you must realize that my family and the whole country are starving? Help us please! Feed us!
This part in the was pivotal in the understanding of the Mughal Empire because it shows Aurangzeb trying to tax the non-Muslims, yet, financially aiding his falling empire due to his father's materialistic obsession through war; this is critical because most people didn't view him as someone trying to fix the empire, but rather as someone who's tearing it apart as he was away. Anyways, this affects the future of the Indian subcontinent on a greater level because it forces history to remember him as an evil dictator with the reputation of destruction and inequality that drove the empire to the ground.
He also prohibited activities that are viewed "wrong" like drinking and gambling!
Oh come on!!!
This is rigged! Why must I pay just because I'm not Muslim?!
This particular moment in the history was vital to the understanding of the Mughal Empire because it displays how disproportionate the empire became as they rather chose to find the solution of their external issues instead of their internal, which is crucial because this brought upon a series of other dilemmas and eventually, the end of an empire. This contributes to the future of the Indian subcontinent because this, like stated above, brought the end of a long-lived empire and dedicated Aurangzeb a heavily stained reputation in history.