What were the internal reasons of the decline of mughal empire?
Internal reasons for the decline of the Mughal empire:
- The impact of Aurangzeb's policies on the stability of the Mughal Empire.
- The effectiveness of his successors as rulers.
- Problems of controling the Empire.
- The rise of the Maratha and Sikh Empire.
The absence of any definite law to the mughal throne was an important factor that led to downfall of the empire. The death of a mughal ruler was always followed by war of succession between its rival claimants to the throne. It led to bitterness, bloodshed and frequent rebellions. The burden on treasury increased due to wars which caused the downfall of the empire.
The decline was gradual and although some historians blame Aurangzeb for sowing the seeds of decline, the empire continued for another 150 years after his death. There are several causes for the decline of the Mughal empire. The major reasons are: The government of the Mughals was a personal despotism and so its success depended on the character of the reigning autocrat. The later Mughals were worthless and neglected the administration of the state. With…