When it comes to heritage and legacy, not many countries can assert of a rich and vibrant history as India. Home to several rulers, dynasties, emperors, conquerors, kings and monarchs, the opulence and grandeur of India reached new heights under different dynasties and empires. Be it Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of Mauryan Empire and the first ruler of unified India or his grandson Samrat Chakravartin Ashoka who globally spread Buddhism and gave modern India its emblem, Akbar, the greatest Mughal Emperor who led way for cultural integration or Privithiraj Chauhan who ruled the kingdom of Delhi, Rajasthan and Haryana, each of them added to the lustrous heritage of the country. While some contributed as great warriors the others became connoisseurs of art, some proved to be generous in their rule and others were known for their bravery and chivalry. At different phases, India was ruled by different rulers before coming under the British rule, and finally gaining its independence in 1947. Chronicling through the pages of history, one can only marvel at how the country became a hotbed for some of the greatest monarchs and kings. Check out this section to know about the life and works of some of the greatest Indian emperors and kings.

14 October 1542


0304 BC


19 February 1627

Shah JahanShah Jahan

05 January 1592


04 November 1618

Maharana PratapMaharana Pratap

09 May 1540

Tipu SultanTipu Sultan

20 November 1750


31 August 1569


17 March 1508

Bahadur Shah ZafarBahadur Shah Zafar

24 October 1775

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16 February 1471


0320 BC

Hyder AliHyder Ali

1721 AD

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Rana SangaRana Sanga

12 April 1484

Maharaja Ranjit SinghMaharaja Ranjit Singh

13 November 1780

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0492 BC


0590 AD

Akbar IIAkbar II

22 April 1760

Muhammad Quli Qutb ShahMuhammad Quli Qutb Shah

1580 AD

Mahadaji ShindeMahadaji Shinde

1727 AD

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Jayachamarajendra WadiyarJayachamarajendra Wadiyar

18 July 1919

Rajaram ChhatrapatiRajaram Chhatrapati

24 February 1670

Harihara IHarihara I

1333 AD

King PorusKing Porus

0350 BC

Thirumalai NayakThirumalai Nayak

1491 AD