Akbar's Imperial Administration

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HIST 210 ASSIGNMENT 1 QUESTION: How do you account for the success of Akbar's imperial enterprise? BY, G.SHASHANK REDDY AAA0146 Introduction Muhammad Akbar, known as Shahanshah Akbar-e-Azam (15 October 1542 – 27 October 1605), was the 3rd Mughal Emperor. He was the son of Humayun, and the grandson of Babur, the Mughal dynasty founder in India. He was 14 years old when he took up the Mughal throne in Delhi, after his father Humayun’s death. Akbar was born on 15 October 1542, at the Rajput Fortress of Umerkot, to Emperor Humayun and his wife, Hamida Banu Begum, he was named Jalalu-d-din Muhammad by Humayun, the name which he overheard in his delusion. Some say he was named Akbar after his grandfather, Shaikh Ali Akbar Jami. He remained illiterate throughout his life. After Humayun’s death, Akbar's caretaker, Bairam Khan ran the empire for him till he grew of his age. For Better Understanding of Akbar’s Imperial Enterprise We can categorize his Success Story into following Sections: 1. Military achievements 2. Administration 3. Negotiations 4. Religious policy Military achievements Initally, Akbar decided to eliminate the danger of Sher Shah's dynasty, and decided to lead an army against Sikandar Shah Suri, in the Punjab which was like a cakewalk as they withdrew from the fight because…show more content…
This placed problems on the farmer’s because tax prices were fixed on the basis of prices normal in the court, which were mostly higher. Akbar reformed to a system of annual valuation, but this caused in corruption among local officials due to which it was stopped in 1580, to be changed by a system called the dahsala. Under the new system, revenue was calculated as one-third of the average produce of the previous ten years, to be paid to the state in cash. This system was attributed to Raja Todar

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