Social Studies - 2019-20

WHII.6c - Mughal Empire

The student will apply social science skills to understand the political, cultural, geographic, and economic conditions in Asia from about 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to about 1800 A.D. (C.E.) by

c) describing the location and development of social and cultural patterns in India, with emphasis on the Mughal Empire and coastal trade;

Adopted: 2015



Descendants of the Mongols, the Muslim Mughal (Mogul) rulers, established an empire in northern India.

The Mughal Empire traded with European nations.

Much of southern India remained independent and continued international trade.


Location of the Mughal Empire

 North India

Contributions of Mughal rulers

 Spread of Islam into India

 Art and architecture: Taj Mahal

 Establishment of European trading outposts

 Influence of Indian textiles on the British textile industry

Trade with European nations

 Portugal, England, and the Netherlands competed for the Indian Ocean trade by establishing coastal ports on the Indian subcontinent.

 Southern India traded silks, spices, and gems.


Updated: Jun 01, 2018