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History - The Mughal Empire 1530 - 1707 - Online Live

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Delivered online
Mixed Level
13:00 - 15:00
6 weeks

Founded in 1526 by Babur, the Mughal Empire would come to dominate the Indian subcontinent and much of southern Asia. Under successive generations of Babur’s descendants, India would emerge as a cultural giant on the global stage. Through careful political, religious and cultural control, the Mughals created a formidable imperial court to rival and inspire its European contemporaries.
This course will introduce you to Babur and his son, Humayun, contemporaries of England’s Henry VIII. We will then follow the family line, through Akbar and Jahangir to Shah Jahan, under whose supervision the legendary ‘temple to love’, the Taj Mahal, would be constructed. The course will end with an examination of the brutal coup and controversial regime of Aurangzeb which, arguably, led to the empire’s eventual decline.
Aim of this course: to discover the history of the Mughal Empire under the descendants of Babur, from 1530-1707.
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
? Name one or more of the Mughal Emperors in power during the period.
? Place the Mughal Empire within the context od world history, with reference to one or more of its European contemporaries.
? Describe and discuss one or more aspects of Mughal culture during this period.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Naomi Dickins

Naomi Dickins graduated from the University of Bristol with a B.A. (Hons) in History and also has an Advanced Diploma in Local Historical Studies from the University of Oxford. She has worked as an archivist, historical researcher and lecturer and recently published a history of Tenterden with Amberley Books. Naomi also has a lifelong love of textile and needle crafts, is an embroidery artist, runs textiles workshops and is a designer for Practical Publishing craft magazines.

View all courses taught by Naomi Dickins here

How will I be taught?

We shall use small group work, tutor input and discussion.
You will discuss your learning with the tutor and will be asked to record your progress on a Learning Plan.

What do I need to have with me?

You may want to have writing material for your notes.

What can I do next?

There is a large variety of History and Arts courses at Tonbridge Adult Education. You can find courses on many historical topics, periods and subjects to suit your interest. Please ask your tutor for their next courses and enrol early to secure your place as courses are very popular. Alternatively, please speak to our Reception or visit our website for the full list of our History courses in Tonbridge.

What do I need to join the course

The course will be online/live therefore you will be sent a zoom invite and you can participate through your tablet, phone or computer.
The course is open to everyone and does not require any previous knowledge.

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/116748/M/LC.