How did rulers get higherposition on Mughal Court?

Dear Student,

 The following points may help you:

Many of the Indian rulers got higher position in Mughal courts, due to policy of diplomacy and alliances:

a. Mughals aimed at extending their influence over other kings and regions.
b. By entering into matrimonial alliances Akbar wanted to expand his influence.

c. Akbar believed in religious tolerance and brought about great cultural intermingling through his alliances with Rajputs.

d. He followed a policy of diplomacy and matrimonial alliances with other kingdoms in order to establish close ties with conquered rulers.
e. Further, Akbar also realised that the only way to become the emperor of India was to instil the support of the  Rajputs  who were the ruling Hindu warrior class of Kshatriya clan known for their valour, fortitude and who primarily dominated parts of Northern India .​Indian Rulers who became part of Mughal service and administration. 
Many were also enrolled as Mansabdars in the Mughal empire. Example of Rajput kingdom, Shekawats, Sisodias of Mewar, Patials of Himachal.
g. Further,  Mansabdar constituted the ruling class of the Mughal period. which  consolidated the Mughal nobility and the military personnel into a composite class. Their rank Rank and salary were determined by a numerical value called zat​.  And was given a jagir as part of their salary corresponding to the rank.
 These mansabdars were also known as jagirdars as they received jagirs as part of their revenue assignment.


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The Mughal Empire or Mogul Empire, self-designated as Gurkani (Persian: گورکانیان‎‎, Gūrkāniyān, meaning "son-in-law"), was an empire in the Indian subcontinent, founded in 1526. It was established and ruled by a Muslim dynasty with Turco-Mongol Chagatai roots from Central Asia but with significant Indian Rajput and Persian ancestry through marriage alliances; only the first two Mughal emperors were fully Central Asian, while successive emperors were of predominantly Rajput and Persian ancestry.The dynasty was Indo-Persian in culture, combining Persianate culture with local Indian cultural influences visible in its traits and custom
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