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empires of south asia
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Mauryan (321 B.C.-185 B.C.)
Gupta (A.D. 321-A.D. 540)

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Mughal (1526-1858)
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Mughal leaders developed a large
empire through military conquest.
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Cultural contributions of Mughal artists
HB38 2.2 Empires of South Asia
included the architecture of the Taj Mahal
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11/09/10 and detailed paintings called miniatures.
The empire came to an end in 1858 when
the British took control of the territory.

Before You move on
Monitor Comprehension What cultural
contributions did the three empires make?

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90°E

ongoing assessment

M ap L ab

GeoJournal
GeoJournal

1. movement What physical features influenced
the empires' ability to control their territory?
2. make generalizations Based on the map
and what you know about arable lands, what
geographic features were vital for the success of
these empires?

1526-1858
mughal empire
Taj Mahal, 1600s, built as
a tomb for Shah Jahan's wife

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PR E S E NT
1700
Height of the Mughal Empire

1526
Babur founds the Mughal Empire.
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