An Analytical Study of Elements of Secularism in Akbar’s Policies

Amit Kumar Singh, Yashdeep Kaur


13-14th century’s India witnessed bitter relations between Hinduism and Islam as followers of these were becoming orthodox and rigid about each other’s existence. Akbar, a Mughal king tried to bridge the gap between two religions.  He is one of the few rulers who ruled whole Indian sub-continent under one flag and worked for the welfare of his subjects. His religious policies like exemption freedom to follow one’s religion, posts given on capability rather than religion. Akbar wanted to establish strong empire which was impossible without the help of Hindus which comprised 90% of total population. He became religious tolerant and secularism highlighted his policies.

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