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Jahangir ( 1605- 1627 )

February 1, 1605
Jahangir 1605–1627

Mirza Firuz Shah




Jahangir, whose full name was Nur-ud-din Muhammad Salim, was the fourth Mughal emperor of India, who reigned from 1605 until his death in 1627. He was the son of Emperor Akbar, and he succeeded his father to the throne after Akbar's death. Jahangir is known for his love of art and culture, as well as his military conquests and political achievements. He was a patron of the arts and literature, and his reign is considered a golden age of Mughal art and culture. Jahangir himself was a skilled artist, and he encouraged the development of painting, calligraphy, and other arts. During his reign, Jahangir also expanded the Mughal Empire through military conquests, including the annexation of the kingdoms of Kangra and Mewar. He also established diplomatic relations with other countries, including England, Persia, and the Ottoman Empire. Jahangir's reign was not without controversy, however. He had a tumultuous relationship with his son, Prince Khurram (who later became Emperor Shah Jahan), and there were several rebellions and conspiracies against his rule. Jahangir's addiction to opium also affected his ability to rule effectively in his later years. Overall, Jahangir is remembered as a significant figure in Indian history, who contributed to the development of Mughal art and culture, expanded the empire through military conquests, and established diplomatic relations with other countries.

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Very good information.


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