From the 8th to 16h centuries C.E., Muslim invaders repeatedly attacked the Indian subcontinent. These conquerors, originally Arab and Persian but later Turkish, gradually expanded their control until by 1500 all but the southernmost edge of India was under Muslim rule. How did these Muslim forces conquer such a large area of land? Why were the powerful India kingdoms unable to defend against these incursions? Why were Muslim rulers so persistent in their aims? What were the consequences of Muslim
The Mughal Empire: Expansion and Art India is a land of contrasts, combining cultures, languages and religions. A melting pot to Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism and countless others, India presents a canvas for the interplay of different artistic techniques. The different ruling factions in India have had an incredible impact on Indian visual arts. The Gupta Empire (considered India’s Renaissance in Hindu culture and widely regarded as India’s Golden Age), the Kushan Empire, the Mauryan
India is one of the few civilizations which has been in existence for more than 5000 years. India is a homogenous culture and it has such strong roots that we have been able to absorb any outside intervention with ease. Be it the Muslim Kings or the Mughals, we have integrated everyone into our culture. “Everybody looks different and dresses differently.