Ruled most of India and Pakistan in the 16th and 17th centuries, consolidating Muslim faith, arts and culture. Founded by Babur, a descendant of the Mongol Empire (by now thoroughly Muslim) who crushed the Delhi Sultanate. Established by 1526, and lasted till 1856, though the last century was a time of decline, with power passing to regional governors and finally to the British.

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BBC : The Mughal Empire
A brief account of the Mughal (or Mogul) Empire, which ruled most of India and Pakistan in the 16th and 17th centuries; it also spread Muslim (and particularly Persian) arts and culture in South Asia.
A Concise History Of India : The Mogul Empire
Covers the rise and decline of the Mogul Empire on the Indian sub-continent, from 1500 to 1765 CE.
The Hilltop Palace in the Fort of Daulatabad
An illustrated history and description of a site of particular importance for Mughal imperial ambitions for the control of the Deccan. [Maharashtra, India]
Indian History Sourcebook : An Account of India and the Great Moghul, 1655
An excerpt from Francois Bernier's "An Account of India and the Great Moghul" of 1655 CE. Describes Shah Jehan and his rule.
When the Moguls Ruled ...
A history of the Mughal Empire; includes maps, biographies of rulers, a timeline, and examples of their arts.
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