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The Deccan policy of the Mughals started from the reign of Akbar, who conquered Khandesh and Berar. The barrier between the Mughals and the Marathas was removed and there ensued a direct confrontation between them.

The Deccan policy of the Mughals started from the reign of Akbar, who conquered Khandesh and Berar. Jahangir fought against Malik Amber of Ahmadnagar. During the Shah Jahan's reign, Aurangazeb, as governor of Deccan, followed an aggressive Deccan policy. When he became the Mughal emperor, for the first twenty five years, he concentrated on the northwest frontier. Also, his Deccan campaigns exhausted the Mughal treasury. Sarkar, the Deccan ulcer ruined Aurangazeb.

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Thus, the Deccan policy of the great Mughuls initially succeeded but, ultimately, failed. Thus, Babur and Humayun had no planned policy towards the Deccan. Babur could pay no attention towards the South. During the reign of Humayun, Muhammad Shah, ruler of Khandesh supported Bahadur Shah of Gujarat against Mewar and fought against Humayun at Mandsaur and Mandu. Humayun, therefore, attacked Khandesh after his conquest of Gujarat. It was the beginning of the Mughul rule in India and the Afghans were challenging the authority of the Mughuls in northern India. It kept both Babur and Humayun busy in the North.

The Mughal Emperors, Moghul, from the early 16th century to the mid 19th century, built and ruled the Mughal Empire on the Indian subcontinent, mainly corresponding to the modern countries of India, Pakistan.

The Mughal Emperors, Moghul, from the early 16th century to the mid 19th century, built and ruled the Mughal Empire on the Indian subcontinent, mainly corresponding to the modern countries of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The Mughals emerged as a branch of the Timurid dynasty of Turco-Mongol origin from Central Asia

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Satish Chandra: Mughal religious policies: the Rajputs and the Deccan. xi, 223 pp. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House, 1993. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 05 February 2009. Export citation Request permission.

Deccan Policy The Deccan policy of the Mughals started from the reign of Akbar, who conquered Khandesh and . His religious policy was responsible for turning the Rajputs, the Marathas and Sikhs into the enemies of Mughal empire

Deccan Policy The Deccan policy of the Mughals started from the reign of Akbar, who conquered Khandesh and Berar. During the Shah Jahan’s reign, Aurangazeb, as governor of Deccan, followed an aggressive Deccan policy. His religious policy was responsible for turning the Rajputs, the Marathas and Sikhs into the enemies of Mughal empire. It had also resulted in the rebellions of the Jats of Mathura and the Satnamis of Mewar. Therefore, Aurangazeb was held responsible for the decline of the Mughal empire.

Religious Policy Aurangzeb’s religious ideas and beliefs on the one hand, and his political or public policies on the other, however, clashed on many occasions and he faced difficult choices.

At the beginning of his reign, Aurangzeb prohibited the kalma being inscribed on coins, as it trampled underfoot or be defiled while passing from one hand to another. Aurangzeb banned the festival of Nauroz, as it was considered as Zoroastrian practice favored by the Safavid rulers of Iran. Aurangzeb’s religious ideas and beliefs on the one hand, and his political or public policies on the other, however, clashed on many occasions and he faced difficult choices. Sometimes this led him to adopt contradictory policies which damaged the empire.

Shah Jahan 1627-1658 Mughal campaigns continued in the Deccan under Shah Jahan. Prince Akbar rebelled against Aurangzeb and received support from the Marathas and the Deccan Sultanate. The Afghan noble Khan Jahan Lodi rebelled and was defeated. Campaigns were launched against Ahmadnagar; the Bundelas were defeated and Orchha seized. He finally fled to Safavid Iran. 2) After Akbar’s rebellion Aurangzeb sent armies against the Deccan Sultanates. Bijapur was annexed in 1685 and Golconda in 1687. From 1698 Aurangzeb personally managed campaigns in the Deccan against the Marathas. who started guerrilla warfare.

The Mughal Empire was run by an emperor who had absolute authority In return, the Sikhs, Rajputs, and inhabitants of the Deccan revolted.

The Mughal Empire was run by an emperor who had absolute authority. Known for his religious tolerance, Akbar abolished the jaziyya (a tax on non-Muslims) and welcomed the building of Hindu temples; he also married a succession of Hindu princesses and provided Hindus with positions in government, allowing them to oversee their former territories and follow their own laws. In return, the Sikhs, Rajputs, and inhabitants of the Deccan revolted.


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