When news of Grantville reached the Mughal Empire two years after its appearance, Shah Jahan was already wary of the Europeans and their maritime struggles for control of international trade with the Empire. He immediately saw the value of the information coming from Grantville, and actually hoped to monopolize Up-timer technology for his empire. He dispatched a secret diplomatic expedition to Grantville, including Subadar Baram Khan and English-speaker Salim while under the guise of a hajj to Mecca.
Eventually he welcomed the USE delegation, gave them 50,000 silver coins and assigned emir Salim to act as intermediary. He came to value the medical skills of the up timers and their Allies, as they healed his son Dara Shikoh of an infection as well as guaranteed the successful birth of his grandson. After learning of how the English came to conquer the Indian subcontinent and mistreat its people up-time, Shah Jahan revoked the firman given to the English and ordered them to leave Surat within a month. Unfortunately the English were then attacked by people in the service of Mullah Mohan, an extremely orthodox mullah.
In 1636, he was killed in a skirmish as collateral damage. Dara succeeded him as the next emperor and gave trade concessions to the USE.
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