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  • Who came into reign after Humayun?

    Posted by GODHULI on May 22, 2021 at 2:13 am

    Who came into reign after Humayun? What changes did he make? Sate five unique points about his reign.

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

    April 1, 2024 at 5:26 pm
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    After Humayun, his son Akbar came into reign as the third Mughal emperor. Akbar’s reign marked a significant period of transformation and consolidation of the Mughal Empire. Here are five unique points about his reign:

    1. Religious Policies: Akbar implemented a policy of religious tolerance and sought to promote harmony among different religious communities. He abolished the jizya (a tax on non-Muslims) and actively engaged in discussions with scholars of different faiths. He also founded the Din-i-Ilahi, a syncretic religion that aimed to blend elements of various religions.

    2. Administrative Reforms: Akbar introduced a number of administrative reforms that strengthened the central authority of the empire. He established a centralized system of governance, with a complex bureaucracy and a network of officials known as mansabdars. This system ensured efficient administration and revenue collection.

    3. Military Campaigns and Expansion: Akbar undertook numerous military campaigns to expand the Mughal Empire. He conquered territories in northern India, including parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, and Bengal. Akbar’s military successes helped consolidate the empire and increase its influence over a vast region.

    4. Art and Culture: Akbar was a patron of the arts and fostered a rich cultural environment in his court. He attracted talented artists, poets, and musicians, and his reign witnessed the development of the Mughal school of painting, known for its vibrant colors and intricate details. Akbar also encouraged the translation of Hindu and Persian texts into Persian, resulting in a flourishing of literature.

    5. Land Revenue System: Akbar introduced a new land revenue system known as the “Dahsala.” Under this system, the assessment of taxes was based on the quality of the land and its productivity. This system aimed to ensure fair and efficient revenue collection, while also providing relief to the peasantry during times of drought or other calamities.

    These are just a few highlights of Akbar’s reign, which was characterized by his innovative policies, military prowess, and cultural patronage. His reign laid the foundation for the Mughal Empire’s golden age under his successors.

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