Empire of Paper: Inside the Mughal War Machine


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By the time of the Battle of Haldighati in 1576, the Mughals had consolidated their power over a large swathe of North India. Yet, the desire for further conquests never waned. As the Mughals transformed from a war band into an empire, their armies also mutated into gigantic earth-shaking beasts.
Yet it required deft politics and a complex bureaucracy to build and maintain this massive war machine. The Mughals may have made war, but war in turn, made the Mughal state.

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