In this history documentary we trace the Rise of the Mughal Empire and the Reign of Akbar the Great! Akbar the Great was the 16th century Mughal ruler of India who led his Empire to never before seen heights. In a land of countless cultures and religions, his reign is almost universally revered today not just for its impressive military conquests but also its incredible administrative reforms that ushered in a new age of progressive multiculturalism which united India for the first time in over a millennia.
We begin the documentary by looking at the medieval history of India. This includes a prolonged period of internal struggle with frequent outside invasions from groups like the Islamic Empire and the Mongols. We discuss how muslim conqueror’s first established the Delhi Sultanate which was later overthrown by the invading Timurid army of Babur following the climactic battle of Panipat. This victory established the new Mughal empire. It would have a difficult time finding stability with much opposition coming from both within and without the realm.
Eventually, Akbar was born in 1542 and crowned Emperor at the age of 14. His reign would usher in massive territorial expansions and reforms that united India for the first time in centuries and launched a new golden age!