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Nader Shah – history of Iran – the 1700s

By |2018-04-25T23:04:48-07:00September 11th, 2017|History, West Asia|

Nader Shah (Iran, 1736-1747) In 1736 AD, Nader Shah overthrew the last Safavid shah and established the country of Iran, with himself as the Shah (king) of Iran. Like Genghis Khan, Nader Shah was from a Turkish family. Apparently he and his mother were captured as slaves by the Uzbeks when he was a child. Like Genghis Khan, Nader Shah [...]

Delhi Sultanate architecture – Indian mosques

By |2019-05-03T15:07:32-07:00July 19th, 2017|Architecture, India|

Delhi Sultanate architecture - Quwat ul-Islam, Delhi, 1196 AD The first mosques in India Beginning about 1100 AD, invaders from the Abbasid Empire conquered most of northern India. These invaders were Muslims. Muslims needed mosques to pray in. So Delhi Sultanate architecture is all about mosques. What is a mosque? More about Islam The Delhi Sultanate All our [...]

After the Mughals – history of India

By |2017-07-19T11:05:42-07:00July 19th, 2017|History, India|

Nader Shah The decline of the Mughal empire in the early 1700s resulted in India splitting up into a lot of smaller countries. In the north, Afghanistan tried to set itself up as an independent country. But then Nader Shah of Iran conquered all the way to Delhi in 1738 and, although he retreated from there, he took over [...]

The Mughal Empire – History of India

By |2019-08-07T11:25:08-07:00July 19th, 2017|History, India, Where|

Mughal Empire - Babur, first Mughal ruler Timur's descendants: the Mughal Empire Timur's empire collapsed when he died in 1405 AD. Then the Mongols lost control of India for a while. Local Muslim leaders formed small states in northern India. But a generation later, Mongol leaders invaded India again and forced the Indians into a new empire, the Mughal Empire. [...]