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  1. 1. History for kids mocomi.com/learn/history/
  2. 2. Copyright 2011 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© Akbar was made king at the age of 13, after the death of his father. Akbar was with Bairam Khan at the time of his fathers passing and Bairam was made Regent, as Akbar was too young. On many occasions Bairam led campaigns on Akbar's behalf to expand the kingdom. Akbar spent his entire childhood learning how to fight and hunt. He had no interests in learning how to read and write, however Akbar was the only Moghul Emperor who was illiterate and still had a pen- chant for knowledge.
  3. 3. Copyright 2011 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© Hemu, the Hindu minister of an Afghan Prince, Adil Shah, was waiting for a chance to defeat Akbar. Hemu attacked the Kingdom of Delhi and emerged victorious crowning himself ruler of Delhi. In retaliation, Akbar launched a scathing attack in the Second Battle of Panipat. The two armies fought valiantly and it seemed as if the Moghuls were fighting a losing battle until an arrow hit Hemu’s eye and he fainted. Hemu’ s men thought that he was dead and put down their weapons accept- ing defeat. Akbar became King again.
  4. 4. Copyright 2011 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© As Akbar grew older, he won many more battles and added more regions to his kingdom stretching from the Indo-Ganges Basin to Kashmir and Afghanistan all the way down to Bengal in the east and part of Deccan in the south.
  5. 5. Copyright 2011 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© Although Akbar was a young King, he was shrewd and or- ganised. He got rid of all his ministers whom he felt were over ambitious and were look- ing to covet his position. He removed restrictions on reli- gions and allowed his people to practice the religion of their choice, without having to fear for their life. Akbar was fair to his people and abolished unfair taxes on non-Muslims. He also played an important role in bringing in social reforms such as the abolishment of child marriage, permission for widows to re-marry and the removal of bans to build Hindu temples.
  6. 6. Copyright 2011 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© Inspite of being illiterate, Akbar was surrounded by scholars such as Birbal, Abul Fazl andTansen who were all part of the Nine Gems or Navaratnas. Akbar also took keen interest in Religion, Music, Painters, Poets and Philosophy. He had a huge collection of books and manuscripts and was also owner of a number of art works from across the region. His biggest accomplishment however lied in archi- tecture. He built great structures like the Jama Masjid that stands tall even today. He even built a palace for his wife close to the Hawa Mahal.
  7. 7. Copyright 2011 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© Akbar fathered three sons, Jahangir, Murad and Daniyal. Jahangir was the only surviving son as the other two died very young. Jahangir and Akbar did not share a very good relationship and were at con- stant logger-heads with each other. In 1605, Akbar fell very ill and died a slow death. He had man- aged to bring parts of East, West, North as well as South India under his rule in his tenure. Akbar's rule is greatly noted for the wealth of learning and culture that existed in his time. He was also admired for his bravery and wisdom. The End For more Educational articles and video for kids, visit: mocomi.com/learn/

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