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Akbar and the rise of the Mughal empire

About: The article was published on 2005-10-01 and is currently open access. It has received 1 citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Empire.
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01 Jan 2007
TL;DR: In this article, a historical study of Persian role at the Mughal Court and its contribution to the development of the Indian subcontinent has been presented, where the authors highlighted the impact of Persian language and literature on other spheres of India.
Abstract: This dissertation renders the Persians role at the Mughal Court that was really their enormous contribution which provided Mughal Empire an additional glory, ecstasy and magnificence in its enterprise. Thus the significance of this historical study stems from a huge and multidimensional role played by the Persians at the Mughal Court and as well in the annals of Mughal India, as a consequence of their continuous migration towards Indian Sub-continent. The research shows a historical background of over-all Indo-Persian relations that has been occurred during ancient and medieval times before the advent of Mughal Empire in India. It purports the causes of migration of Persian emigrants towards Mughal India and their key role in the politics and administration along with its comparison with other fractions of nobility which were prevailing in India. Dissertation also unfolds the religious role of Persians in separate epochs during the Mughal regime, in view of the establishment of Safawid Dynasty in Persia and its Safawid religious propaganda. It underlines the Persians role in the language and literature during the Mughal regime as well as the causes of migration of Persian men-of-pen towards Mughal India. It cogently highlights the impact of Persian language and literature on other spheres of India. In addition, it also discloses Persians gigantic role in the Mughal culture, arts and society and deals with the analysis of some of the Persian cultural customs, traditions in Mughal culture and society that resulted by the firm interactions with the Persians. Self-made analytical data tables support the entire role of Persians at the Mughal Court throughout the research period. Dissertation concludes that Mughal rulers of India kept up the closest of contacts with Persia and there was a stream of talented Persians which comprised administrators, theologians, scholars and artists coming over the Indian frontiers to seek fame and fortune at the brilliant Court of the Great Mughals. They performed a crucial role in trimming and enterprising the multidimensional aspects of entire Mughal period under study

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