Akbar’s Rajput Policy: Causes, Features And Significance

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Jangila Mushahary


There is no doubt in denying the fact that in the medieval history of India, Akbar occupies a prominent and towering place. He is generally counted among those Muslim rulers who ruled with foresightedness. The Rajput policy adopted by Akbar was the result of his foresightedness that opened new avenues in the history of Mughal dynasty. He was very much conscious of the fact that in order to rule with peace, it was necessary to keep the Rajputs on his side, and for this he changed his vision.  He gave equal importance to Rajputs and Hindus which resulted in a favorable environment for the growth of Mughal Empire. 

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