Akbar’s statesmanship and his far-sightedness are seen in his policy of appeasement towards Rajputs and he secured their loyalty. He encouraged inter- marriage with them and he himself married Jodhabai, the princess of Jaipur, Prince Jahangir Jaipur. Prince Jahangir was her son. He appointed Raja Todamal, Raja Birbal and Raja Bhagwandas to important posts.
Having recognized the finest points in each religion, he started a new religious association called Din-Ilahi.
Akbar also encouraged music, painting and literature. The Jahangir Mahal (palace) at Agra and the buildings at Fatepur Sikri testify his love for art. Irrespective of their religion, Akbar honored scholars, writers and artists.
Abdul Fazal and Abul Faizi were Persian writers in hid court. Faizi translated Mahabharata into the Persian language. A great vocalist Tansen was patronized by him. Due to his various achievements, Akbar has been described as a great emperor.
After Akbar’s death in 1605 AD., his son Jahangir succeeded him. He too was an able administrator. He in turn was followed on the throne by Shah Jahan AD 1627 to 58 who built the Red fort and Jumma Masjid at Delhi Taj Mahal at Agra.