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Hinduism And Hindu Theology - Who Is Akbar?

Akbar (r. 1555–1605) was the third and greatest king of the Moghul dynasty, a Muslim dynasty that ruled over major portions of India from 1525 to 1707 and lasted until 1857 in a diminished form. 

  • Akbar's lengthy reign was characterized by largely positive ties with his Hindu people, many of whom were elevated to positions of power and for whom he seems to have real compassion and understanding. 
  • One of his most significant acts was to abolish a poll tax on non-Muslims, which had been in place for a long time but was very unpopular with Hindus. 

Despite the fact that more conservative Muslims suspected Akbar of being a secret Hindu, the friendliness and collaboration he created served to keep the country calm during his reign.

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