- Akbar was succeeded by his son Salim with the title Nur-ud-din Jahangir.
- He was Akbar’s son by a Rajput wife.
- His ascension was challenged by his eldest son Prince Khusrau who staged a revolt with the blessings of Sikh Guru Arjun Dev.
- Prince Khusrau was defeated, captured and blinded, while Guru Arjun Dev was executed.
- In 1608 Ahmad Nagar in the Deccan had declared independence under Malik Ambar.
- During the reign of Jahangir there was no addition to the Mughal territory in Deccan.
- Jahangir’s reign witnessed the visit of two Englishmen – William Hawkins and
Sir Tomas Roe. While the former could not get the consent of the Emperor for
establishing an English factory in India, the latter, sent as ambassador by King
James I, succeeded in securing permission to establish a British factory at Surat.
- In 1611, Jahangir married Mehrunnisa who was known as Nur Jahan (Light of World).
- Nur Jahan dominated the royal household and set new fashions based on Persian traditions. She encouraged Persian art and culture in the court.
- Nur jahan became the real power behind the throne.
- The political intrigues that prevailed because of Nur-Jahan, led Prince Khurram(Shah Jahan) to rebel against his father.
- Nur-Jahan, who ruled the empire for ten years, lost her power and influence
after Jahangir’s death.
- Jahangir died near Lahore (on the way from Kashmir to Lahore). He was buried in Lahore.
-Sir Thomas Roe in Jahangir’s court
-Tomb of Jahangir , Lahore