By: Mir M.Hosseini
Homayoon 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.