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, …

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Shandip Saha, “Mughal Empire (1526-1857)”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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