Mughal Empire

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The Mughal Empire or Mogul Empire was an empire in the Indian subcontinent, founded in 1526.


  • Nîlî Chhatrî: “At the foot of Salîm Garh and on the bank of the Jamunã, there is a small Bãrãdarî near Nigambodh Ghãt… It is known as Nîlî Chhatrî because of the blue mosaic work on its dome. This Chhatrî was built by Humãyûn Bãdshãh in AH 939 corresponding to AD 1533 in order to have a view of the river. Hindus ascribe this Chhatrî to the time of the PãNDûs. Even if that is not true, this much is certain that the bricks with mosaic work which have been used in this Chhatrî have been taken from some Hindu place because the bricks bear broken and mutilated images. On account of a derangement of the carvings, some have only the head left, while some others show only the torso. This derangement of carvings also goes to prove that these bricks have been placed here after being taken out from somewhere else. According to the Hindus, Rãjã Judhastar had performed a Jag [Yajña] at this Ghãt. It is not inconceivable that in the Hindu era a Chhatrî had been built at some spot on this Ghãt in commemoration of the Jag, and that this Chhatrî was built in the reign of Humãyûn after demolition of that (older) Chhatrî…He repeats some of these comments while describing the Nigambodh Ghãt…
    • Nasîru’d-Dîn Muhammad Humãyûn Pãdshãh Ghãzî (AD 1530-1540 and 1556) Ãsãru’s-Sanãdîd: Ãsãru’s-Sanãdîd, edited by Khaleeq Anjum, New Delhi, 1990. Vol. I, p. 334, 361
  • “Ajît Singh… sent a message humbly asking that Khãn Zamãn and the Kãzîu’I-Kuzãt might come into Jodhpur, to rebuild the mosques, destroy idol-temples, enforce the provisions of the law about the summons to prayer and the killing of cows, to appoint magistrates and to commission officers to collect the jizya. His submission was graciously accepted, and his requests granted…”
    • Shãh ‘Ãlam Bahãdur Shãh Pãdshãh Ghãzî (AD 1707-1712) Jodhpur (Rajasthan) Muntikhãbu’l-Lubãb in Elliot and Dowson, History of India as told by its own historians,, Vol. VII, p. 405.

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