Manas 3 (2017), 2.
Published on 03.11.2017 http://manas.bg/en/issue_4/indian-tradition-islamic-governance-india-during-middle-ages
Kamova, Boryana. The Indian Tradition in Islamic Governance in India During the Middle Ages. – In: Manas: The Arab World and Islam in Cultural-Historical Perspective, Vol. 3, 2, 2017.
From the 13th to the 18th century a considerable part of the Indian subcontinent was under Muslim rule, but it was a reign in which the old Indian tradition gradually also found expression. Muslim rulers of India were bound to modify their governance and do without some of their emblematic practices such as collecting jiziya, because the traditions in India would not tolerate them. The long history of diversity of thought and belief on the subcontinent succeeded in overpowering even a model of governance highly motivated by religious zeal. In this process the reign of the Great Mughal emperor Akbar made the most substantial contribution.
Keywords: Medieval India, Mughals, Akbar, Jiziya, Muslim rule, governance, Indian culture.