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India in the 19th century is described as a mosaic of cultures.
Mongols refer to the empire begun by Ghengis Khan.
Tamerlane was 14th-century conqueror of much of western and central Asia, and or Pirnazar founder of the Timurid Empire and Timurid dynasty (1370–1405) in Central Asia, which survived until 1857 as the Moghul Empire of India.
Babur was a Muslim conqueror from Central Asia who, following a series of setbacks, finally succeeded in laying the basis for the Moghul dynasty of India.
In 16th century India, lords and princes lead lives of opulence. The Sultan of Delhi marches to meet Barbur who is invading India.
The accoutrements on the Mughal warrior are explained.
Barbur was known for his military prowess. His strategy for victory is examined.
Military accoutrement and elephants are discussed. Highlights of the crucial Battle of Panipat between Babur and the forces of Ibrahim Lodi, the Afghan Sultan of Delhi
Humayun was the second Mughal Emperor who ruled modern Afghanistan, Pakistan, and parts of northern India from 1530–1540
The Rajputs (from the Sanskrit tatpurusha compound rajaputra, "son of a king") are a martial race and the ruling class of northern India.
Akbar's reign significantly influenced art and culture in the region. Akbar took a great interest in painting, and had the walls of his palaces adorned with murals.
Akbur was greatly responsible for the flowering of Moghul culture, especially architecture.
In the 16th century, eighty percent of the population of India was Hindu, a native religion 3,000 years old. Islam was an imported monotheistic religion.
Portuguese take possession of ports from Muslim rulers. Portuguese bring the violent Inquisition.
Akbar dies and leaves a legacy of art and culture.
Akbar's son Jahangir becomes ruler. He is an opium addict and has the eyes put out of all who question him. Still, he wants to be viewed as a just king. A relationship between Jahangir and Europe develops.
In 1631, Shah Jahan, emperor during the Mughal empire's period of greatest prosperity, was grief stricken when his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, died during the birth of their fourteenth child, Gauhara Begum.
The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Moghul architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles.
Nader Shah was the founder of the Afsharid Dynasty of Persia, lasting from 1736 to 1747.
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