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Mughal Empire (1526-1857)
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The origins of the Mughal Empire date back to 1526, when the Timurid ruler of central Asia – Bābūr – invaded North India in the final years of the Delhi Sultanate, which ruled over North India between 1206 and 1526. Bābūr ruled from 1526 to 1530, and after his death, the fight for …

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Saha, Shandip, “Mughal Empire (1526-1857)”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 27 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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