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Why was the Mughal Empire Persian oriented?

First, the relationship was Mughal Empire -> Timur Empire -> Mongol ; I mean that while the Mughal Empire had distant Turco-Mongol origins, its most direct influence was that of the Timurid ...
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Why didn't Marathas rule Delhi officially?

I think the answer to this question has been already given by Bajirao Peshwa 1. He raided Delhi on 29 march 1737.He also had a chance to capture Delhi but he didn't. In his letter he stated that अमर्या...
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What was the court language of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan?

According to the Wikipedia page on Tipu Sultan, he made Persian the official language throughout his kingdom. This seems to be confirmed in Language in South Asia, by Braj B. Kachru, Yamuna Kachru, &...
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What was the reason behind the death of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj?

According to Shivaji and his times, by the historian Jadunath Sarkar, On 24th March, 1680, the Rajah was seized with fever and dysentery. The illness continued for twelve days. Gradually all ...
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Why was the Mughal Empire Persian oriented?

Well, adopting Persian was more than just about a language. It gave access to a whole civilizational complex including culture, literature, governmental techniques, etc. See: Persianate Society (...
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Why did Hitler meet with Subash Chandra Bose in 1942?

As stated in the Wikipedia article, Hitler motive was to utilize anything/anybody that would assist him in his conflict with the British. As the article suggests, when it became clear that trouble in ...
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How was wealth accumulated in higher castes of India?

Caste can be understood as a form of social capital. If members of any social group have even slightly better access to any kind of economic resources, that advantage has a general tendency to ...
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Why do we study Mughals as part of medieval history of India and European conquest as modern India?

It would help to have specific examples of textbooks or courses that associate the Mughals with the medieval period, but the article "Early Modern India and World History" (Richards, 1992) ...
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Was there a major Mexican military disaster in the Navajo Wars?

Thanks to comments by Andrew and justCal I have been directed to McNitt's book on the Internet Archive, and have copied that section here for future use: Navajo Wars: Military Campaigns, Slave Raids, ...
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