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Name: Syeda Abira Haider Jeoffrey Instructor: ID:03471 Date:/08/2018Reflection 2-Metcalf-Chap1We know through history that the Mughal empire was the most powerfulempire during Akbar regime. Not only in wealth and population but also in power whencompared to the Turko-Mongol empires that consisted of the Persian Safavids and theOttoman Turks. For example, Mughal empire in 1700 was five time greater than Ottomansand almost twenty times greater that the Safavids. Moreover, the decline of the Mughalempire was due to Aurangzeb’s intolerance. The aim of this paper is highlight the DelhiSultanate, the emergence of regional kingdoms, how the Mughal empire was so powerfulduring Akbar’s time and the chain of events that led up to decline of the Mughal empire.Also this paper will discuss the misconceptions that existed during the period between 1206to 1707 and the best way to understand he Mughal era is the relations that develop with theBritish.The Turko-Afghan regime consisted of the Turks and the Afghans and wereknown as the Delhi Sultanate. Although they were invaders, they behaved in similar ways totheir enemies. They possessed political authority with rights that would allow them to sharethe land revenue assigned to particular area to their subordinates which was a form of acompensation. The notable names given to Delhi Sultanate consisted of “Ionian” and“barbarians”. According to the historian, Peter, they were known as “pious policemen”.There is a misconception that they were religious leaders. This is not true as like nonMuslims they gain authority through military and governing skills rather than their ownsacred learning.The first Turkish dynasty was established by Qutbud-din Aibik in 1206.Duringthis time the language of the Muslims ruling elite was Persian. This dynasty not only brought
Name: Syeda Abira Haider Jeoffrey Instructor: ID:03471

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