‘The Mughal imperial household held vivid dimensions of their domestic life. ’’This statement is explained below:
1. The domestic world of Mughals is described by the term harem.
2. Mughal Imperial household consisted of the king, his wife, near and distant relatives, female servants and slaves.
3. The distinction between the wife from Royal and aristocratic family and ordinary background was maintained.
4. Love and Motherhood was an important factor to elevate the status of women.
5. Polygamy was widely practiced.
6. Most marriages were used as a factor for forging alliances. Slaves in the household performed various tasks such as guards, servants, and Agents for women who are engaged in business.
7. The elderly women of the household played the role of a mediator in resolving the conflicts between the prince and the king.
8. The control over the resources helped the women to Commission buildings and Gardens.
‘‘Mughals maintained political and diplomatic relations with the states
beyond their frontiers.’’This statement is explained below:
1. The relationship of Mughals with Iran and Turan was defined by the conflict on the Hindu Kush mountains.
2. Qandahar was a source of conflict between the Mughal and the Safavids.
3. It was under the control of Humayun and later Akbar reconquered it in 1595.
4. Safavids continued to claim a stake in it.
5. After few years Jahangir sent a diplomatic envoy to retain Qandahar but failed.
6. The relation between the Mughal and the ottomans raised concerns to ensure free movement for merchants and pilgrims.
7. The Mughals exported valuable goods and distributed profits in charity by combining the use of religion and Commerce.
8. Many Christian Missionaries also visited India for trade as well as for the spread of Christianity.
9. First Christian mission that reached Mughal court was in 1588 Fatehpur Sikri and stayed for 12 years.
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