Three Muslim empires were kmown as the "gunpowder empires." One, the Mughal Empire expanded out of the more traditionally Islamic areas as far as southern India, leaving behind Muslim cultures when it eventually receded.

Meanwhile, the Mughal empire was reaching its apex. It was NOT a mercantile empire. It was an agrarian empire based on the taxation of local landed elites who in turn depended on peasant labor in the subject population.

Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.  Considered as one of the greatest Mughal Emperors, Shah Jahan’s reign is known as the Golden Age of the Mughals— he left behind him a legacy of outstanding Islamic architecture— his most famous building is the Taj Mahal which he built out of love for his wife the Empress Mumtaz Mahal.

Indian miniature painting: portraits of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz. Anglo-Indian or "Company" School at Delhi. Circa Gouache and gold on ivory. Set into carved ebony frame. Frame x oval miniatures x

This map shows the Ottoman Empire, Safavid Empire, and Mughal Empire 1500-1700 AD this was map before Salim defeated the safavids.

Map that shows the three most powerful empires of the time (Ottoman Empire, Safavid Empire, and Mughal Empire). This map was created before Salim the Grim defeated the Safavids.

Mango-Shaped Flask, mid-17th century India Rock crystal, gold and gemstone inlay.

Mango-shaped Scent Bottle -- Century -- Rock crystal with rubies emeralds set in gold. Mughal India -- Metropolitan Museum of Art INSPIRING!

The decline of the Mughal empire and Indian disunity contributed to British success. Agents of the British East India Company were drawn into local wars as the Mughal empire disintegrated during the eighteenth century.

Find mughal empire map, highlights the empire during Babur, Akbar and Aurangzeb with cities and boundaries where they ruled.

Queen of Akbar

A Delhi beauty seated against a bolster holding a book, draped with a Kashmiri shawl and richly adorned with jewels Delhi, circa

Most Historical Place In India: Humayun's Tomb, Delhi #travel

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Humayun's tomb or Maqbara-e-Humayun is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's first wife Bega Begum (Haji Begum). The tomb is one of UNESCO World Heritage Site.