Analyzing the Persian Influence on Akbar’s Ideology

Amit Kumar Singh, Savneet Kaur


Akbar was born to Humayun and Hamida Banu Begam and his mother was daughter of Persian Shia. When his father was vanquished by Sher Shah Suri, he made a run to Iran where he was treated princely and he was wonderstruck and felt amazed at Persian art and architecture and praised the work of Persian a--rtisans and craftsmen and asked them if they would work in his Mughal Empire. Akbar from his childhood only had a religious bent of mind and had adopted religious tolerance towards other religions. In spite of being a Mughal emperor, he was extremely influenced by Persian culture, literature and architecture like his father. He had adopted this policy for the betterment of Mughal Empire and the people of India.

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