Famous Indian kings:
India is probably one of the richest countries in the world in terms of its history and heritage, in terms of rulers and ruling clans. Thousands of years have passed and the country has seen several dynasties, rulers, emperors and conquerors. While those at power in the present day strive to annihilate the country let us take a look at some of the greatest kings that ruled this land before it became a hotbed for pseudo-secular political drama.
Abul-Fath Jalal Uddin Muhammad Akbar popularly known as Akbar and later Akbar the great Mughal emperor from 1556 until his death. He was the third and one of the greatest rulers of the Mughal dynasty in India. Akbar succeeded his father Humayun under the regret of Bairam khan, who helped the young emperor expand and consolidate Mughal domains in India. A strong personality and successful general Akbar gradually enlarged the Mughal Empire to include nearly the entire Indian subcontinent north of the Godavari River. His power and influence however extended over the entire country because of Mughal military, political, cultural, and economic dominance.
Sivaji formed a group of staunch supporters from local peasants called mavis. He started from zero surrounded by multiple enemies but that didn’t stop him and before his death, he planted a powerful empire with a glorious legacy. 15-year-old Shivaji took over the control of Torna, Chakan, and kandana forts. Slowly he built the army commanded by Netaji palkar, infantry yeshaji kank and had 40 forts under his dominion. Shivaji maharaja always believed in equality and justice. He had also strictly warned his soldiers not to cause harm or disrespect to women. He built a powerful navy and is known as the father of the Indian army.
He was the founder of the Maurya Empire in the 4th century BC. He defeated the Greek invader Seleucus and protected the whole of India. The prime minister of Chandragupta was Chanakya who wrote the famous book Arthashastra which is one of the oldest books about statecraft, economic policy and military strategy.
Aurangzeb born in 1618 was considered the last great Mughal emperor. 6th Mughal Emperor Son of Shahjahan and Mumtaz Mahal. Widely considered to be the last effective ruler of the Mughal Empire, Aurangzeb compiled the Fatawa-e-Alamgiri and was among the few monarchs to have fully established Sharia law and Islamic economics throughout the Indian subcontinent. He was a notable expansionist. Under his reign, India surpassed Qing China to become the world’s largest economy and biggest manufacturing power. Aurangzeb was noted for his religious piety.
He unified the whole of India under the Maurya Empire in the 3rd century BC.during his reign he built hundreds of roads and stupas .He established many Buddhist monarchisteries and hospitals. He laid the foundation of the famous Nalanda University. He pursued an official policy of nonviolence. He even abolished the unnecessary slaughter of animals in his empire. He was tolerant of all religions.
Apart from this, there are many other kings and dynasties in India with great rulers.