After losing his empire, Humayun receives help from an unlikely source: the Safavid Empire.
As Humayun struggles to establish his authority, Portugal struggles to create a new trade network in the subcontinent.
With the Rajputs pacified for the time being, Babur turns his attention to his Afghan enemies.
Babur has two major obstacles standing in his way in India. One of them, are the Rajputs, a mighty warrior caste.
Babur begins his first raids into India setting the stage for the establishment of the Mughal Dynasty.
Babur begins his invasion of Afghanistan but has to deal with the Uzbek warlord, Shaybani Khan.
The early life of Babur and his attempts to capture Samarkand.
Discussing the rise and conquests of Timur the Lame.
Discussing the breakup of the Mongol Empire.
Hulegu Khan and the Ilkhanate initiates a siege on the Abbasid capital of Baghdad in 1258.
Genghis Khan leads his Mongol army into Central Asia. One of his first opponents, is the Muslim Khwarezm Shah Empire. This begins the long, bloody, and brutal Mongol invasion of the Muslim world.
In this episode, we discuss the rise of Genghis Khan, and how he united the Mongol tribes and began expanding into China and Central Asia.
Introducing the Mughal Empire