Mughal Empire

Events

Babur captures Kabul

1504

Mughal Empire

1504 - 1857

Northern India
attempt to integrate Hindus and Muslims under one Indian state

Babur

1526 - 1530

Timurid descent

Victory at Khanua

1527

control over most of NW India

Humayun

1530 - 1540

Babur's son
Lost control of empire to Afghans

Humayun loses inherited land in India

1543

Civil War in India, Humayun regains throne

1555

Akbar

1556 - 1605

Humayun's son
Regained control of empire, consolidated empire
Greatest Mughal emperor

Second Battle of Panipat

1556

Solidifies Akbar's control

Jahangir revolts against Akbar

1559

Retains his role as successor bc he is able to gain support from Akbar's harem

Jahangir

1605 - 1627

Akbar's son
tolerant toward Hinduism

Shahryar (de facto)

1627 - 1628

Shah Jahan

1628 - 1658

Jahangir's son
Built Taj Mahal

Aurangzeb

1658 - 1707

Much more orthodox than Jahan
Muslim religious bigotry
pol and religious intolerance began the downward spiral to decline
Pol and econ decline

Bahadur Shah I

1707 - 1712

Muhammad Azam Shah

1707

Jahandar Shah

1712 - 1713

Muhammad Shah

1719 - 1748

empire began to break up bc of dynastic warfare, factional rivalries and Nadir Shah's invasion of N. India