The Iranian History 1540 AD


Indian King Seeks Assylum In Iran

Jun, 28, 1540 AD

A painting shows Shah Tahmasp honoring Homayoon Shah of India in a partyHomayoon Shah, the Mughal emperor of India who was defeated in a battle against an Afghan warlord fled into the Iranian borders and sought asylum at the court of Safavi dynasty. India had entered a time of chaos and civil wars. Right after Homayoon Shah entered Qazvin, Shah Tahmasp of Safavi dynasty assigned an army in his command. With the help of this army, the Indian king became able to defeat some arch foes and regain his throne.
Homayoon Shah's victory led to Iran's increasing political and cultural influence in India. Although the Mughal Dynasty's founder, Babur Shah descended from Teimur Lang and Chengiz Khan, he was Turkish in language and upbringing and had close relations with Safavid court starting from Shah Ismail I's reign. (Updated: Dec, 17, 2009)

English-Persian Glossary
  • Chengiz Khan : چنگيز خان(Chinggis Khan, Temüjin, Genghis Khan) تموچين
  • Shah Tahmasp : شاه تهماسب(Shah Tahmasb) شاه طهماسب يکم Media_Files
  • Shah Ismail : شاه اسماعيل(Shah Esmael Safavi) شاه اسماعيل ختايي Media_Files
  • Teimur Lang : تيمور لنگ(Timur,Tamerlane,Tamburlaine) Media_Files
  • Tahmasp : تهماسپ(Tahmasb) طهماسب
  • Iranian : ايراني‌ اهل‌ ايران‌ ، وابسته‌به‌ ايران‌ Media_Files
  • Dynasty : دودمان ال، خاندان پادشاهان، سلسله Media_Files
  • Safavid : صفوي Media_Files
  • Qazvin : قزوين(Ghazvin, Caspian) کاسپين Media_Files
  • Mughal : گورکاني Media_Files
  • Safavi : صفوي Media_Files
  • Babur : بابر بابور
  • India : هند هندوستان‌ Media_Files
  • Khan : خان Media_Files
  • Iran : ايران Media_Files
  • Shah : شاه پادشاه‌ Media_Files

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