Indian rulers of Medieval Period who Ruled India From 6th to 18th Century
5 Prominent Medieval rulers of India and their achievements
Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar also famously known as Akbar was the 3rd Mughal emperor who ruled from 1556 to 1605 in India. He was born in Umerkot Pakistan on 15th October 1542. His wife was Mariam_Uz-Zamani.
Achievements of Akbar
He increased the Mughal empire three times.
He tripled the treasures and wealth of the Mughal Empire.
He eased the taxes on Hindus though He was a Muslim but had a soft corner for Hindus.
He established a New religion to promote tolerance.
He crafted a massive library at that time with around 24000 books.
Pratap Singh was the original name of Maharana Pratap who was a Rajput Ruler of Mewar, a region in the northwestern state of Rajasthan of India.
Achievements of Maharana Pratap
He fought and won the Haldighati war with Akbar.
He was the first Native Freedom fighter of India as He fought the war of freedom against the Mughals and never gave up to free his land Mewar.
He didn’t accept the rule of Mughals
He recovered Chittor from Mughals.
He was the Mountain Man of India who fought for.
Indian rulers of Medieval India.
Shivaji Rao Bhosle was an Indian King and was a class warrior of Bhosle Maratha clan. Shivaji crafted a powerful Maratha empire amid declining Adilshahi Sultanate of Bijapur.
Achievements of Shivaji
He created a very strong army of Marathas, comprising of infantry and cavalry, with adapted techniques of swift attacks, campaigns on Hills and commando training.
He pioneered in the Guerrilla Warfare technique which was very effective.
He created a commanding and disciplined navy, of 200 warships to Keep the coastline of his empire safe from Portuguese, British, Dutch, Siddis, Mughals, therefore he is regarded as the father of Indian Navy.
He was so brave that he flew from Mughal detention by Killing Afzhal Khan by stabbing him who was double in height and weight to Shivaji.
He guarded his empire and maintained a good force to protect his people too.
Bahadur Shah Zafar
He was the last Mughal Emperor of India who headed the Mutiny of 1857 against oppressive
Achievements of Bahadur Shah Zafar.
He wrote a book Named ZafarNama about his life and compilation of his Shayaris
Bahadur Shah used to write his shayaris as Zafar.
He promoted the Hindu religion by allowing celebrations of Holi and Diwali in the court.
He has devoted Sufi & a qualified poet, who wrote his sentiments and emotions in His compilation of poems called Kulliyat-i-Zafar.
He was crowned leader of the 1856 Mutiny where the union of different regimes fought against British under her leadership.
Indian rulers of Medieval India.
Sher Shah Suri.
Sher Shah Suri born as Farid Khan founded Suri Empire in the northern parts of Indian
Subcontinent capital at Delhi. He built Grand Trunk Road and Many Mosques in India.
Achievements of Sher Shah Suri
Sher Shah Suri built the Grand Trunk Road, that was existent during the Maurya Empire, that extended from the start of Ganga plains and went far to the northwestern frontiers of the Empire.
He made many famous monuments such as Rohtas For and Sher Shah Suri Masjid in Patna.
Qila-I-Kuhna masjid situated at Purana Qila, Delhi was also made by Sher Shah Suri.
Sher Shah Suri was an Afghan Ruler who ruled India for just 5 years but ruled brilliantly as an administrator.