Mughal Empire

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Mughal Empire’s Rise & Decline Many nations tend to start off slowly building an empire or a kingdom but it takes rulers and followers to up keep the regulations and tradition in order for it to flourish. Without the work of battles, political advancements and forming connections with other countries a nation cannot survive on its own which eventually leads to its downfall. According to the reading of Talbot and Asher it is clear to see why they concluded the late seventeenth century as a time to prove a “high tide mark from which the fortunes of the Mughal Empire quickly receded.” The Mughal Empire was one of the greatest periods in South Asian history in terms of political gains, new alliances and improvement of society as well as…show more content…
However it was ironic to see that a warrior community impose and be held at such high pose to the powerful Mughal Empire but they were able to thrive due to their intimate ties to the territory within which they fought. Even though they were not a successful they continued to dominate until the 1818 when they meet their match by the conquest of the British. While the Mughal Empire was slowly declining the British East Indian company was flourishing which was company who was trading with India and China and their main trade was cotton, silk, saltpetre and most important tea. Generally the trading opportunity for the British led them into the subcontinent of India allowing them to exercise military power and later on administering administrative functions. Also they wanted to conducted trade in Bengal as well but Nawab of Bengal ruler opposed the British attempts to do so. Due the opposition from Bengal it led to the Battle of Plassey of 1757. As discussed in the text by Talbott and Asher the war led by Robert Clive was successful because they defeated the Nawab forces which led to him being appointed governor of Bengal as a result of the war. The British continued to reign at greater pace and by the late 17th century another battle occurred which was the Battle of Buxar and the result of this was that the EIC was given rights under Mughal ruler Shah Alam to conduct administrative duties as necessary in Bengal. As one would expect the Mughal should

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