The decline of the Mughal empire and Indian disunity contributed to British success. Agents of the British East India Company were drawn into local wars as the Mughal empire disintegrated during the eighteenth century.
The decline of the Mughal empire Indian disunity contributed to British success. By the beginning of the 19th century, India was Britain’s colonial possession. Indian ports were vital to to British sea power. This was the Mughal empire before Britain took it.
Three Muslim empires were kmown as the "gunpowder empires." One, the Mughal Empire expanded out of the more traditionally Islamic areas as far as southern India, leaving behind Muslim cultures when it eventually receded.
Indian dagger, Mughal empire, circa 1675-1700 (sheath fittings, circa 1800), white nephrite jade hilt and sheath fittings inlaid with foiled rubies, emeralds, and diamonds set in gold; steel blade; velvet covered wooden sheath overall: 16 7/8 x 3 x 1 in. (42.8625 x 7.62 x 2.54 cm) Sheath: 11 1/4 in. Dagger: 14 5/8 x 3 x 1 in. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Akbar known as Akbar the great was a Mughal emperor. A strong personality and a successful general, Akbar gradually enlarged the Mughal empire. Akbar was also the most tolerant of emperors of other religions, Akbar's reign significantly influenced the course of Indian history, during his rule the Mughal empire tripled in size and wealth. Akbar was succeeded by his son Jhangir.
Interesting graphic, but far from complete. Here are a few that were overlooked: Nazi Germany, French Empire of Napoleon I, Carolingian Empire of Charlemagne, Byzantine Empire, Mughal Empire, Mayan Empire, Macedonian Empire of Alexander the Great, Inca Empire, Assyrian Empire. Babylonian Empire. Give me time, I'll think of some more...
Indian crutch dagger (zafar takieh), 18th to 19th century, L. with sheath 22 5/8 in. (57.5 cm); L. without sheath 18 3/4 in. (47.6 cm); W. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); Wt. 12.3 oz. (348.7 g); Wt. of sheath 7.1 oz. (201.3 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.
Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Considered as one of the greatest Mughal Emperors, Shah Jahan’s reign is known as the Golden Age of the Mughals— he left behind him a legacy of outstanding Islamic architecture— his most famous building is the Taj Mahal which he built out of love for his wife the Empress Mumtaz Mahal.