India is an ancient land with a long history of art, literature, architecture, and religion. Centuries ago, large parts of India were ruled by the Mughals. The Mughals were Muslims who came to India from central Asia. They made Agra, in north central India, their capital city. The Mughals had their own traditions of art, architecture, and religion. They also admired Indian art and tradition. By blending the two cultures, the Mughals hoped to show themselves as the rightful rulers of India.
In 1592 a Mughal prince named Khurram was born. From childhood, Khurram trained to be a Mughal emperor. He learned sword fighting and horseback riding. He studied religion, art, poetry and, one his favorite subjects-