By: Aneena Puthenpura
A Great Empire
- Within the empire, many/most of the people spoke Hindi, partially because the main religion practiced in the empire was Hinduism.
-Females were educated, and many of the wealthy females were privately tutored. Women also, when getting married owed dowry, which was the money they gave to the husbands when marrying them.
- The hierarchy was similar to almost all normal hierarchies. There were nobles and kings at the top, then there came the middle class, such as priests and merchants, and then there is the lower class which were the laborers and farmers.
There was a division between the classes, kings and nobles on top, middle class, and then peasants/ poor people.
This picture shows the interaction of the many different religions and cultures that people carry.
One of the rulers of the Mughal Empire, he brought prosperity, and succeeded in during his rule.
Political Structure of the Mughal Empire
- Akbar created many alliances which helped his reign of the Mughal Empire. He allied himself with defeated Rajput rulers, and created a central government, bringing them into his admission.
- The system created by Akbar taxed everyone fairly and reasonably.
- The empire was sectioned off into provinces, and within those provinces were governors chosen by the emperor. The provinces were then sectioned off into several villages. Each village had a judge and two officials.
Interactions for the Better
- During Akbar's reign, he expanded the empire vastly until he died. The Mughal empire extended to Afghanistan in the north, Sindh in the west, Bengal in the east, and the Godavari River in the south.
- The Mughal Empire the one to start many, such as many of the technology. During the time of the empire many tools were made.
With the help of the Columbian Exchange, the population's diet changed completely. They had more food variety and it helped the population last.
The Empire expanded greatly throughout the years, and achieved many accomplishments.
It was one of the main source of foods that kept the people alive.
The Different Cultures
- Akbar built a temple where he hosted scholars from different religions.
- Akbar wasn't a poet, but he greatly appreciated art and literature, he often built different things
- The Taj Mahal was built as a sign of control, stability, and confidence.
- Within the architectures of the Mughal Empire, many of their fine arts had similar characteristics.
- The Mughal Empire consisted of many religions: Islam in South Asia, and spread of Muslim (particularly Persian) arts and culture as well as the faith. The Mughals were Muslims who ruled a country with a large Hindu majority.
One of the many buildings created within the Mughal Empire
Painting from the Mughal Empire
The art had many different cultures formed together and it creates a different kind of art.
This building was built as a symbol for everyone who goes in or sees it as power and has stability.
Painting from the Mughal Empire
Wealth and Trade Within the Economy
- Akbar's rule gained India wealth and prosperity, during the 16th century. The Mughal Empire faced very little threats and for most of its existence, it had peaceful conditions.
- Foreign trade boomed at the port of Surat in the northwest. The Mughal Empire had no navy, just as the Safavids.
- Mughal Empire encouraged overland trade between Central Asia and India.
- Before Mughal's involvement with the Maritime trade this system was weak and inconvenient.
- The Mughal Empire depended on the trade of cotton cloth