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  • Anagani

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    1. Agriculture: Agriculture was the backbone of the Mughal economy. Key crops included wheat, rice, cotton, sugarcane, and various fruits and vegetables. The Mughals invested heavily in irrigation systems and land revenue collection to promote agricultural productivity.

    2. Textile Manufacturing: The Mughals were renowned for their high-quality textile production, especially cotton textiles and silk fabrics. Centers of textile production included Dhaka, Banaras, and Kashmir. Textiles were a major export commodity.

    3. Handicrafts: The Mughals patronized skilled artisans and craftsmen who produced a wide range of luxury goods, including metalwork, jewelry, glassware, and ceramics. Important hubs included Lahore, Delhi, and Fatehpur Sikri.

    4. Shipbuilding: Coastal regions like Gujarat and Bengal had thriving shipbuilding industries that produced ships for both domestic and international trade.

    5. Mining and Metallurgy: The Mughals exploited mineral resources like iron, copper, and precious stones, particularly in central and northern India. This supported the production of artillery, arms, and other metal goods.

    6. Trade: The Mughals encouraged both domestic and international trade, linking the Indian subcontinent to global trading networks across Asia, Africa, and Europe. Key exports included textiles, spices, and precious stones.

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