The Decline Of The Mughal Empire

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Andrew Hereth History 103 Introduction to South Asian History The Decline of the Mughal Empire The Mughal Empire started in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. It has been described as the largest empire in India since the Gupta Empire. The Mughal empire is known as the best, wealthiest and longest dynasty in India. The Mughal emperors are historically known for their creativity. The existence of the Mughal Empire has given India a great history loaded with extraordinary achievements and power. The Mughal Empire faded due to the unsalvageable errors that were made by the Mughal emperors. The Mughal Empire reached its peak during the Aurangzeb era. Aurangzeb extended the…show more content…
He died a few years after taking the throne due to his old age. At this point in history the government of the Mughal empire had become extremely weak and unstable. The state of the Mughal empire had a lot to do with the countless mistakes made by Aurangzeb while he was on the throne. All of the decisions he had made at this point seem to have been based off pride rather than sense and logic. At this point in history the Mughal empire had become one of the easiest territories to invade. The final factor that played a major role in the fall of the Mughal Empire due to Aurangzeb was the death of Aurangzeb and the very small reign of and death of his son. This point in history marked the end of the Mughal empire and the start of the british rule. The British also played a big part in the decline of the Mughal Empire and the economy of the Mughal Empire as well. When the British took over they established the East Indian Company. The british would force local Indian land owners to hand over their profits from the crops or season harvest. After the money traded hands the money would go straight to the East Indian Company officials. This caused many of the farmer to lose their land and almost ruined the local economy. The Mughal empire became one of the best and biggest empires in history. they dominated a large landmass in India and dominated thousands and
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