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Jahangir – Mocomi.com

  1. 1. UNF FOR ME! Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© History for kids mocomi.com/learn/history/
  2. 2. UNF FOR ME! Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© Nuruddin Salim Jahangir was the son of Akbar and his be- loved wife Jodha. He was extremely popular in his father's court because of his military skills and intelligence. His first triumph came at the age of 12,when he led a regiment of soldiers into Kabul emerging victorious. By the time Jahan- gir turned 16, he was made a 'Mansubdar', a high military post, commanding 12,000 men.
  3. 3. UNF FOR ME! Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© But the peace did not last for long. Akbar and Jahangir argued over a number of number of issues. Jahangir did not like the attention his father paid to his favourite scholar, Abul Fazi. Jahangir in the process picked up some bad habits and took to drinking heavy.
  4. 4. UNF FOR ME! Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© Jahangir who was married by this time and had, had chil- dren and did not like the idea of his father favouring his grandchild Khurram. He felt that Akbar would favour Khur- ram over his eldest child Khusrau,who was the rightful heir.
  5. 5. UNF FOR ME! Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© After a number of misunderstandings with his father, Ja- hangir marched to Allahabad where he proclaimed to be King.Akbar was furious and cut off all ties with him.Jahan- gir blamed Abul Fazl for his fathers hostility and ordered the scholar to be killed.
  6. 6. Akbar finally came to his senses after the death of Abul Fazl and the father-son duo were now reunited. Akbar de- clared Jahangir as the rightful heir and also placed the crown on Jahangir's head before his own death. UNF FOR ME! Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.©
  7. 7. Jahangir after leading an irresponsible life, now ruled wisely.He like his father expanded his kingdom and crushed those who rebelled against the Mughal rule. He is also known to have released several prisoners of war and was a great patron of the arts and learning. UNF FOR ME! Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.©
  8. 8. One ofhis greatest achievements in the field ofjustice was the Golden Chain of Justice. Sixty bells, were connected to each otherwith a chain outside the castle in Agra.Anyone with a grievance could pull the chain and get a chance to meet the Emperor in person. Like his father, Jahangir was very tolerant towards other religions, more so because his own mother was a Hindu Rajput Princess. UNF FOR ME! Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.©
  9. 9. Jahangir was married to Mehrunnisa, the wife of a slain rebel officer. He was so captivated by her beauty that he named her Nur Jahan (Light of the World). Nur Jahan played a big role in important matters ofthe State and her stepson Khurram, the future King, was always in conflict with her. UNF FOR ME! Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.©
  10. 10. The good times however did not last long. Jahangir’s health was deteriorating and this led him to travel to Kashmir where he could take time off to recover. Here he found the peace he desired. He built the magnificent Shalimar Bagh for his wife on the Dal Lake.It had sprawling gardens and a number of terraces linked by a water channel.Three lovely pavilions were built with black marble pillars and big halls. UNF FOR ME! Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.©
  11. 11. UNF FOR ME! Jahangir breathed his last in 1627. His son Khurram (Shah Jahan) marched to Agra and took over the reigns of the Kingdom, imprisoning his stepmother, Nur Jahan in a beau- tiful mansion. Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© For more Educational articles and video for kids, visit: mocomi.com/learn/

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