Answer in Brief
Why did the Mughals have to lose control over the trade routes to Afghanistan? Persia and Central Asia?
- Jahangir ordered the execution of Sikh leader Guru Aijun (or Arjan) for helping his rebellious son Khusrau, who contested for the throne.
- This resulted in a prolonged fight between the Sikhs and the Mughals.
- As a result of this confrontation, the Mughals had to lose control over the trade routes to Afghanistan, Persia, and Central Asia.
Concept: Jahangir (1605–1627)
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