The web series The Empire aired on Disney Hotstar, has become a hot topic these days. It stars Kunal Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Rahul Dev, Drishti Dhami, and Dino Morea in pivotal roles. The Empire Series is inspired by the first episode of ‘Empire of the Moghul’, a sequential collection of six historical novels written by Alex Rutherford, ‘Riders from the North’.
It commences with the First Battle of Panipat in 1526, where Babur recites his life’s journey. Kunal Kapoor is playing the role of Babur in the series. This character is a perfect fit for him. On the other hand, Shabana Azmi is absolutely stunning in the character of Aisan Daulat Begum.
The Rise Of The Mughal Empire Begins With the Fall Of The Lodi dynasty
The first battle of Panipat laid the foundation stone of the Mughal Empire in the Subcontinent. This battle was fought between Babur & Sultan Ibrahim Lodi of the Lodi dynasty of Delhi. In this battle, Babur defeated the huge army of Sultan Ibrahim Lodi of Delhi due to better weaponry & tactics. After the release of The Empire web series, people are keen to learn about the history of Babur, Humayun & the Mughal empire. Let us tell you The Empire web series real story.
Babur’s successor Humayun
Ibrahim Lodi and 15,000 of his soldiers were killed in the first battle of Panipat. Babur became the king of the subcontinent at the age of 12 and continued to fight till his last breadth. His mother, sister, and grandmother deeply impacted his life choices & major events in his life.
In this series, Babar’s sister Khanzada Begum has been portrayed by Drashti Dhami. Babur attacked the Subcontinent five times. Babur was later on succeeded by Humayun. Humayun’s barbaric rule remained in parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and North India.
The Battle of Chausa is a major event in Humayun’s life. Humayun was defeated in this war by Sher Shah. This battle between Humayun and Sher Shah took place on June 26, 1539. In this war, Humayun fled to save his life. Humayun reached Afghanistan via Sindh. Here he again raised his army.
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On the other hand, in 1554, after defeating Islam Shah, Sikandar Shah Suri captured the throne of Delhi. Seeing the opportunity, Humayun marched on Delhi and took the throne again. The Mughals were powerful but were surrounded by enemies on both sides.
The Afghans invaded Bihar in the east and Gujarat in the west. Humayun was followed by Akbar, followed by his son Jahangir, then Shah Jahan, and then Aurangzeb. The last Mughal ruler was Bahadur Shah Zafar. Everyone ruled in their own way.