India Maritime History Sea-faring groups and Maritime Icons
Dr. Neeta Khandpekar
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May 16, 2023
Due to the author's limited knowledge and unfamiliarity with multiple languages, she inadvertently made mistakes and omitted essential information in her research, particularly in comprehending the historical ships.
IDuring the Mughal era, India's maritime history witnessed the presence of various seafaring groups and notable maritime icons. The Mughal Empire, under Emperor Akbar's reign, recognized the strategic importance of maritime trade and established robust naval forces to safeguard their interests in the Indian Ocean.
One of the prominent maritime groups during this period was the Siddis, who were of African descent and served as skilled sailors, traders, and naval commanders in the Mughal fleet. They were highly respected for their navigational expertise and played a crucial role in protecting the Mughal Empire's maritime interests.
Another noteworthy figure from this era is Malik Ambar, who rose from slavery to become a powerful regent in the Deccan region. Malik Ambar's administration recognized the significance of maritime trade and actively engaged in maritime activities, including building and maintaining a strong fleet to safeguard the trade routes along the western coast of India.
Furthermore, the Mughal Empire witnessed the influence of European powers such as the Portuguese, Dutch, and English, who sought to establish trading posts and monopolize maritime commerce. Their presence and conflicts with the Mughals shaped the dynamics of India's maritime history during this period.
Overall, the Mughal era witnessed the presence of seafaring groups like the Siddis, the maritime prowess of figures like Malik Ambar, and the interactions between the Mughals and European powers, all contributing to the vibrant maritime history of India.
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Very good information.
Shah Sharaf Barlas
If possible anyone have shijra family tree of Mughal Barlas traib of Attock Pakistan please share with me.