The Mughal Empire was perfectly situated between east and west, and as such it became a pass through via the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean or by land via the Silk Road for all those wishing to trade. Rice, textiles, tobacco, and metals were some of the items exported by the empire. Common imports included spices, sugar, oil, horses, and textiles from Asian countries.
Explore the resources included in this Media Gallery. As you look at them, think about the way trade was an important part of the Mughal Empire.