Mughal mnemonic

July 15 2011

What every Indian schoolchild knows.

Babur 1526-30

Humayun 1530-39, 1555-56

Akbar 1556-1605

Jahangir 1605-27

Shah Jahan 1628-58

Aurangzeb 1658-1707

Bahadur Shah I 1707-12

My mnemonic: Boys have a jolly sojourn at Bombay.

These are the main or great Mughals. The last emperor (1837-57) was Bahadur Shah II.

Shah Jahan was the builder of the Red Fort as well as of the Taj Mahal.

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