Mughal India c. 1707


Simeon Netchev
published on 03 October 2022
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A map illustrating the emergence and expansion of one of the largest centralized states in the premodern world - the Mughal (Persian for Mongol) Empire from its foundation in 1526 by Ẓahīr al-Dīn Muḥammad Babur, a Chagatai Turk and a descendant of both Timur and Genghis Khan until its heyday under Aurangzeb in the early 1700s when it held a population of between 100 and 150 million and covered almost the entire Indian subcontinent from the edges of the Indus river basin, Afghanistan and Kashmir to the present-day Assam and Bangladesh highlands and south to the uplands of Deccan. The Mughal empire commanded resources unprecedented in Indian history and, in sheer size, surpassed its two rival Islamic empires - Safavids and Ottomans, being comparable only to Imperial China of the time.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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