Introduction of the Mughals

The Mughal dynasty (1526–1858) was among the richest and longest ruling dynasty of India.

Starting from Agra and Delhi, they controlled nearly all of the subcontinent.

The Mughals introduced a new kind of administration and governance in the subcontinent.

Today the Prime Minister addresses the nation on Independence Day from the Red Fort in Delhi, the residence of the Mughal emperors.

Let us discuss about the origin of Mughal Empire

In 1526, Babur founded the Mughal empire and became the first emperor of Mughal dynasty.

The mughals were descendents of two great genes of rulers.

They were successors of Genghis khan from their maternal side.

Genghis khan was the mongol rule who ruled over the parts of China and Central Asia.

And they were successors of Timur, ruler of Iran, Iraq and modern-day Turkey.

Mughals hated to be called by the name of Mongol or Mughal.

This was because Genghis Khan, was associated with killing of many people.

Mughals also hated Mongols because of their Mongol competitor, Uzbegs.

But on the other hand, Mughals were extremely proud of their Timurid forefathers.

They even celebrated their Timurid ancestry pictorially in which each ruler gets a picture made of Timur and himself.


The Mughal empire was the richest and longest-ruling dynasty of India.

The Mughals were descendants of two great genes of rulers.

From their maternal side, they were successors of Genghis Khan, a Mongol ruler.

While from their father’s side, they were the successors of Timur.

Mughals were very proud that they were descendants of Timur and each Mughal ruler got a picture made of himself with Timur.

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