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Akbar’s Rajput Policy – 2

Akbar’s Rajput Policy – 2 Significance of the Policy: Akbars policy on the whole proved quite successful. It procured great advantages for the Mugal empire. 1. Valuable service of Rajputs and break up of Rajput unity: Hitherto the Rajputs were the enemies of the Muslim empire but as a result of Akbar’s Rajput policy they […]

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Akbar’s Rajput Policy – 1

Akbar’s Rajput Policy – 1 Akbar was a great statesman. Soon after his accession to the throne he came to the conclusion that the friendship of the Rajputs, a brave and fearless community, would be very valuable and that it would be disastrous to follow a policy of warfare and bloodshed against them. As the […]

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Religious Policy of Akbar – 5

Religious Policy of Akbar – 5 E. Din-i-Lahi [1581-82]: Towards the close of 1581, Akbar took another step in the field of religious tolerance. He thought of establishing a synthesis of various creeds by putting together the fundamental principles of various religions. In the beginning of 1582, he actually translated his ideas into practice by […]

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Religious Policy of Akbar – 4

Religious Policy of Akbar – 4 C. Reading of Khutba [June, 1579]: On june 1579, Akbar took yet another very bold step. Not caring for the opposition of the orthodox Muslims be displaced the chief Imam of Jama-i-Masjid of Fatehpur Sikhri and himself read the Khutba which had been composed by Faizi. D. Infallibility decree […]

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Religious Policy of Akbar – 3

Religious Policy of Akbar – 3 B. Ibadat Khana and Discussions with leaders of various religions [1575-79]: In 1575, Akbar constructed a building at Fatehpur Sikhri known as Ibadat Khana or house of prayers. Here he invited leaders and scholars of various religions. Makhdum-ul-mulk and Andur Nabi presented Islam. Parshotam and Debi were the leaders […]

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Religious Policy of Akbar – 2

Religious Policy of Akbar – 2 A.Beginning of tolerance [1562-75] 1. Akbars marriage with Amber princess: In 1562 Akbar married Jodha Bai, daughter of Bihari Mal of Amber. This marriage with Rajput princess signified the new policy of Akbar. 2. Abolition of pilgrim tax [1563]: In 1563, while Akbar was in Mathura he learnt that […]

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