The Mughal rule was the government at the time but it was easily conquered by the British in the 1700’s because it was so weak and corrupt. (Todhunter, Katherine). The Mughal emperor was captured and the British East India Company functioned as the government. Following its rise to power, the British
The Mughal Empire was Muslim in religion and Turkic in culture, founded in 1526 by Babur, a descendant of Genghis Khan. The Mughal Empire ruled India from 1556 to 1707 through a central administration, sectioned provinces led by governors appointed by the emperor, and villages established in the provinces. In later years increased turmoil developed due to an increasingly weak and corrupt government, which persecuted the Hindus. This power breakdown led to British East India Company movement toward conquest of India as it sought to defend its trading posts that had been setup as early as the 1600s, mainly for spice trade. Later, some of these trading posts would grow into major cities such as Madras, Bombay, and Calcutta.
“Alienated groups were the Rajputs (a sect of Hindu warriors), the Jats (a distant branch of the Rajputs), and the Marāthās (a sect of Hindus from Maharashtra, a region in west-central India). The Marāthās, in particular, became so enraged that they eventually gained their independence from the Mughals and established their own empire,” (Gale). The departure of the Marāthās proves the lack of religious tolerance the Mughals had at times. The Marāthās were so enraged at the lack of acceptance that they left the empire rendering it smaller and weaker. This is just one example of the Mughals not only only neglecting to practice religious tolerance, but how refusing to accept all people for their beliefs backfired in the empire’s overall growth and unity.
Compare and Contrast the Ottoman and Mughal Empires The Ottoman Empire is a kingdom in Northwestern Anatolia founded during the 13th century by Osman, the Oghuz Turkish tribal leader. It changed to a transcontinental domain after spreading throughout Europe and taking over most of other existing empires within the area, even to Africa. The Ottoman society sustained a stable economy and forces for a remarkable period (17th to 18th century) but lost control after defeat by their rivals in the early 19th century. The Mughal Empire is an empire in India founded during the 15th century through marriage alliances between Persia and Indian Rajput origins. During its peak the realm proliferated in most parts of the Indian subcontinent and Persia, making the dominant culture to remain the Persian and Asian culture.
The Mughal Empire had different origins compared to the Ottoman Empire, especially when it comes to the influence for their creation. The Mughal Empire had no religious motivations when it came to establishing and expanding the empire. Babur only wanted to win back Ferghana, the city he had inherited at twelve years old, only to lose it two years later. He spent several years trying to win his city back but never succeeded. After the disappointing loss that would never allow him to return home, Babur decided to begin building his own empire in Northern India.
But, the Mughal Empire’s rule didn’t last long and began declining at 1707, granting entrance to outside powers. India is located in the south of the Asian continent, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. It is diverse when relating it with religion. The four main ones are: Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism. In this dissertation; I will be talking about the following topics that include: India before Imperialism, events leading to India’s takeover, during Imperialism, and the aftermath and effects of Imperialism that India attains/ decides to follow.
An Evaluation of Imperialism in India “The reason why the sun never set on the British Empire: God wouldn’t trust an Englishmen in the dark.” Princeton Professor Duncan Spaeth once claimed turning the poetic way of declaring the British as the feared and mighty ruler of the world against them. European imperialism in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries resulted in the carving up of areas of Africa and Asia into vast colonial empires. This was the case for British colonialism in India. As imperialism, or a policy of extending a country 's power and influence through diplomacy or military force, spread the colonizer and the colonies viewed imperialism differently. By 1857, the British, through the East India Company, directly ruled two thirds of India.
India is also famous for one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, It was built in the seventeenth century by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his wife, Mumtaz. It has also been called "the jewel of Muslim art in India". India was being ruled by Mughals who were Muslims ruling over Hindu majority. The story unfolds the lives of Muslim Indian families
INTRODUCTION The Ajuran Sultanate or Ajuran Empire was known as a Somali Muslim empire that ruled over the large parts of the Northeast Africa consists of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia and dominated the regional trade during the 5th to the 15th century during the era of Medieval Ages. Ajuran Sultanate was very well-known during 13th century until the late 17th century because of their strong centralized administration and has an aggressive military towards invaders. This empire also left an extensive architectural legacy, including castles, fortress building and pillar tombs fields attributed to the Ajuran engineers. Because of the theocratic nature of the Ajuran government, many peoples come from many regions in East Africa had converted to Islam. According to the history, the Ajuran Sultanate emerged and established by the House of Gareen and they were the one who ruling this empire until the 17th century.
Also, this great monument took around 22 years to build and is a symbol of India’s history. Below is the picture of the Taj Mahal and as one can see this great architecture is made completely of marble which definitely makes it stand out. Personally, this is one of my favorite architectures and it shows the history of India. The Taj Mahal First of all, the Taj Mahal is built of many stones and has many designs of it. For example, according to History.com, “the