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Unformatted text preview: Section 2 New Asian Empire Preview Main Idea / Reading Focus Muslim Rule in India A New Empire Faces of History: Akbar Height of the Mughal Empire Quick Facts: Achievements of the Mughal Emperors Map: Mughal Empire The Mughal Empire Section 2 New Asian Empire Reading Focus How was Muslim rule first established in India? What was the new empire created by Babur and Akbar like? What achievements were made by the rulers who held power at the height of the Mughal Empire? Main Idea Mughal rulers created a powerful empire in which military might and artistic culture flourished. The Mughal Empire Section 2 New Asian Empire After the fall of the Gupta Empire in the 500s, India broke apart into a number of small kingdoms. During period of small kingdoms, Arab Muslim traders arrived in India for first time Traders sailed to ports on west coast in search of goods such as spices Over time, traders settled in India, lived peacefully beside Hindus, Buddhists The Arrival of Islam Next Muslims to arrive not so peaceful Early 700s, Muslim raiders invaded, conquered region of Sind, in what is now Pakistan 300 years later, Muslims poured into north India from Afghanistan By 1200s, most of northern India under Muslim control Muslim Raiders Muslim Rule in India Section 2 New Asian Empire Blending of Cultures Rulers also worked to spread Muslim culture through India Invited artists, scholars from other parts of Islamic world to Delhi New culture formed, blending Muslim, Indian elements Example: new language, Urdu, formed from combination of Arabic, Sanskrit Delhi Sultanate Once Muslims took control of north India, established new government for region based in city of Delhi Government became known as Delhi sultanate Rulers in sultanate tolerant, allowed traditional customs, religions Section 2 New Asian Empire Sequence How did Muslims come to rule India?...
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