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During the medieval period in India, the bloodthirsty Mongol invaders were killing and destroying every piece of civilization that engaged in resistance. However, the Mongol failed to conquer it six times under the leadership of Khilji, who was the sultan of Delhi. The Turks managed to conquer India and they forced the local communities to embrace Islam by imposing sharia laws unto them, hence, leading to the spread of Islamic religion in the northern part of India. Further, they established an empire and ruled over India for years before being ousted out by the Indians resistance. Muslims also posed a significant threat to the cultural practices of the native communities due to the introduction of Islamic law. The constant opposition from the indigenous populations led to their eventual exit (Wink, 5).
Muslim leaders tolerated other religions during their rule. Babur did not persecute followers of other faiths; he even prized learned men’s religious dialogues. Humayun, son of Babur also tolerated the other diverse religions in the empire during their rule. Akbar, son to Humayun become arguably the most tolerant leader to the religious diversity in India, he ordered that no one should be interfered with or persecuted for their religious beliefs and anyone should go to a religion that pleases them. The Muslim leaders that followed after that were also tolerant of the other religions in India (Jahan, 1).
The effects of these groups on India was the introduction of new religions such as Islam, the introduction of unique cultural traits, the rise of new sets of populations due to intermarriages, the rise of urban centers.

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There was rise of the early civilizations in India; for example, Delhi city emerged as one of the largest Islamic cities in the world. There was the development of windmills and the manufacture of paper, the development of architecture and arts, for example, the designs in which the mosques and temples were built is a demonstration of this several developments, the introduction of new languages in India. The invasion brought about the development of trade and trade routes where commodities such as spices, perfumes coconuts, and timber.

Works cited
Wink, André. Al-Hind: The Slavic Kings and the Islamic conquest, 11th-13th centuries. Vol. 2. Brill, 2002.
Jahan, Shah. “Religious Toleration in Mughal India.”2006: 1.

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