Jodha Akbar

Not really a central asian movie but had some ties to Central Asian history. Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar  was the son of Nasiruddin Humayun whom he succeeded as ruler of the Mughal Empire from 1556 to 1605. He was the grandson ofBabur who founded the Mughal dynasty. On the eve of his death in 1605, the Mughal empire spanned almost 500 million acres (doubling during Akbar’s reign) 

It was an interesting take on the great Mughal emperor.  His great tolerance towards Rajputas was reflected as he took a Rajput princess in hand for marriage.   Making her the great empress.  Winning her heart and mostly hindi singing and dancing stuff.  However the movie was extremely beautiful to watch and had some relationship to historical events.  Though little research reveals that he(Jodha Akbar) had harem full of Rajputa wives ;-)) can’t make a love story out of that material though..

Moghuls! or should I say Mughals?  An era worth reading to.


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