Our history is so rich, so diverse, and so interesting! What makes it riveting is the existence of numerous well known dynasties and kingdoms ever to have dominated lands and territories. But, all said and done, history is biased too. While, most of us will vouch for the mighty Greeks or Romans, or even the Chinese and Ottomans, there are several others that seem to have been erased from our memories, thanks to history books that forgot mentioning about them. These kingdoms were at par with any other major dynasty, and contributed a lot towards humankind. History textbooks have sadly forgotten mentioning about these kingdoms and their rulers mostly because of historian’s bias and personal agendas. Believe us, our history is not merely about Greeks and Romans. Its so much more. So, let’s proceed to enlighten you all about the 11 forgotten kingdoms that have simply vanished from our history, but deserve every bit of our attention! Enjoy.
1. The Mughal Empire
The Great Mughal Empire was founded by Babur, a Turkic prince who established his reign in the 16th century over India after winning the First Battle of Panipat in 1526. The Mughals ruled India for the next 300 years that saw a string of mighty successors of Babur taking over the throne. First among the successors was Humayun, the son of Babur who took over the reigns, but, sadly, the empire lost ground when India came under the rule of Afghan conquerors for the next 15 years.
It was Humayun’s death that revived the Mughal rule in India once again when his 13 year old son ‘Prince Akbar’ took charge of the throne. The Mughals flourished and made India a hub of trade and commerce. They also contributed mightily to build India’s military and gave birth to Indo-Perisan culture. When East India Company established its rule over India and all its territories, the Mughal Empire crumbled because of bad leadership and politics. The death of Aurangzeb in 1707 marked the end of the mighty Mughals.