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Unformatted text preview: one of his wives. 1628-1658 Shah Jahan ruled the Mogul empire. He maintained political system and expanded the empire but he failed to deal with domestic problems. The government had no money but he raised an expensive army. 1650s The British arrived in India. This quickened the decline of the Mogul empire. The British settled in Surat, Fort William, and Bengal and attracted the French, which led to warfare. 1658 Aurangzeb was the ruler of the Mogul empire and eliminated suttee and levying of illegal taxes. He also tried to eliminate gambling and drinking as well. Aurangzeb forced Hindus to convert to Islam and this caused unrest and rebellions. 1739 Delhi was sacked by the Persians and the Mongul empire was weakened. 1763 Treaty of Paris gives British control of India after the British victory in the battle of Plassey in Bengal. After this India had no more power and the Mogul empire ended. Mogul empire- 1517-1763...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course BIO 112 taught by Professor Martin during the Spring '11 term at UT Arlington.
- Spring '11