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  • Mughal Empire’s Main Enemies

    Posted by Aarush on July 2, 2024 at 3:13 pm

    Who were the Mughal Empire’s main enemies?

    brajesh replied 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • brajesh

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    During its peak, the Mughal Empire faced several significant adversaries, both external and internal:

    1. Rajput Kingdoms: Initially, the Rajput kingdoms in northern India posed a challenge to Mughal expansion. However, through alliances and military campaigns, many Rajput rulers eventually became allies of the Mughals.

    2. Afghan Rulers: The Mughals frequently clashed with various Afghan rulers, especially those in the northwestern regions of the Indian subcontinent. These conflicts were often over control of territories and trade routes.

    3. Safavid Empire: The Safavids, based in Persia (modern-day Iran), were occasional rivals of the Mughals, particularly during periods of territorial disputes and political rivalry.

    4. Marathas: In the later years of the Mughal Empire, the Marathas emerged as a formidable force in central and western India. They challenged Mughal authority and eventually became one of the main opponents of Mughal power in the 18th century.

    5. Sikhs: Towards the decline of the Mughal Empire, Sikh chiefs and leaders in Punjab also resisted Mughal authority and sought to establish their own rule.

    These were some of the main enemies and rivals that the Mughal Empire faced over its history, contributing to both its expansion and eventual decline.

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