Mughal Empire Essay

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The influence of the political authority of the Moghul dynasty The success of a political entity, is defined to some level by ones use and establishment of a system of social and political authority that appeals to established groups. Babur in the Mughal dynasty improved the social and economic conditions of the dynasty by integrating and appealing to the nobility, clergy and merchants. He emphasized and contributed to architecture, literature, and poetry in a manner that appealed to the people under him. His adaption and acceptance of differences in social and economic behavior contributed to his reign. During his early period of rule he realized a flaw in the decision-making and hierarchy among the Amir’s. Therefore he created a system of egalitarian rule among the nobility and elevated the emperor to a higher level since prior to that, responsibilities were not clear in the political system. He also fought many battles over Delhi, Samarkand, Kabul and Farghana in which he lost and won against his cousins, family and former allies. His battles with neighboring countries for control lead to enemies however it was necessary in order to maintain rule since he had lost Samarkand and Kabul quite a few times and it was due to the rise of political entities in neighboring regions He develops gardens in an area with very arid conditions as a means of comfort for the Muslims. He constructs mosques, expanding to regions along the Gangetic plain similar to Timor Beg, an earlier ruler. These methods of improving the dynasty were a means of maintaining his political rule. If he had not fought for Samarkand and Kabul or kept the people distracted by building mosques and gardens or improved the efficiency of the ruling authority, there would... ... middle of paper ... ...tablish this power and influence, Nizam decreased the purpose of the ‘Padhshahi Diwan’ whose job it was to take care of the land grants and maintain revenue. Some practices that emphasized a chain of command that led back to the Mughal empire were discontinued. Gifts to the Mughal Emperor and ceremonies were practiced relatively less. Though Nizam wanted to display independent rule, he was still forced to rely on the symbolic representation that displayed his allegiance to Mughal power such as inscribing the Emperors name on coins or mentioning his name in lectures. Nizam took a different route to maintain power as opposed to earlier leaders such as Babur, Humayun and Akbar. His purpose and objective was to improve on the faults and weaknesses of the Mughal Empire independently since he was well aware that the position of absolute rule would be difficult to attain.
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