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Why was it important for the Mughals to recruit mansabdars from diverse backgrounds and not just Turanis and Iranis?

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The Mughal Empire expanded to different regions. Hence, it was important for the Mughals to recruit diverse bodies of people in order to make people comfortable with them. Apart from Turanis and Iranis, now there were mansabdars from Indian Muslims, Afghans, Rajputs, Marathas and other groups.

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