Alternative History
Hindustani Empire
ہندوستانی سلطنت
Timeline: Mughal Glory

OTL equivalent: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Iranian Baluchistan, Tamil-speaking Sri Lanka, and India minus archipelagos
Flag Coat of Arms
Flag of Hindustan The Lion of the Hindustani Empire
Location of Hindustan
In the green
सत्यमेव जयते (Sanskrit)
("Truth Alone Triumphs")
Anthem "Jana Gana Mana"
Capital Shahjahanabad
Largest city Shahjahanabad
Other cities Allahabad, Jahangirabad
  others Punjabi, Persian
Islam, Hinduism
  others Sikhism, Jainism
Demonym Hindustani
Government Constitutional Democratic Empire
Emperor Akbar IV
  Dynasty: Timurid
Grand Vizier Narendra Modi
Area 14,500,000 km²
Population 400 million 
Established 1526
Currency Hindustani Rupee
Organizations United Nations

Hindustan, officially the Hindustani Empire, but also known as India, the Mughal Empire, and the Timurid Empire, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's most populous democracy. Hindustan is a multi-party democracy, with the two major parties being the Nehruvian Party and the Janata Party. It exercises juridistriction over 29 states. It also shares borders with Iran, Russia, Tibet, China, and Burma.

Hindustan has been the site of several ancient civilizations, with recorded history in Hindustan having begun over five thousand years ago. Gradually, powerful rich empires rose in Hindustan. However, Muslim invaders also began to invade Hindustan. One such invader was Babur, descendant of Timur. He established an empire in Hindustan, which would be expanded to encompass all of modern-day Hindustan by 1750. However, after this period there was a gradual decline in the empire. This decline ended with reforms that brought Hindustan to strength again, able to resist European powers and making Tibet a Hindustani protectorate. However, following this, the empire once again went into a period of decline, only being revived after the Second World War, when an economic miracle restored Hindustan to greatness.


Ancient Hindustan was the site of several empires. These empires have muchSoutheast Asia. However, several Turks also invaded Hindustan. One of them, Babur, was of the dynasty of Timur. His empire rapidly expanded into what is now North Hindustan. It continued to expand quickly. Akbar, his grandson, repealed the tax on non-Muslims. He began the secular tradition of Hindustan.

Dara Shikoh's Reign

Dara Shikoh, an emperor of Hindustan, vassalized the Deccan and continued the period of rapid expansion for Hindustan. His reign is celebrated as being one of the most prosperous. He famously defeated Britain in the Company War. He also rebuilt Nalanda University after learning it was destroyed by a fellow Turk.

Hindustani Imperialism

However, his descendants, in the next century, began a policy of imperialism and, through sieges, destroyed European trading posts. Throughout the 18th century, it occurred.


In the 19th century, however, the Enlightenment spread to Hindustan. In this century, the emperor lost most of his power and the tax-collecting Diwan gained it.

20th Century

In the First World War, Hindustan invaded and occupied Burma. However, when all of its allies fell, Hindustan surrendered. Its defeat was unconditional, unlike the rest of the Central Powers. However, Hindustan fell into disarray. Motilal Nehru declared martial law and it continued even after his assassination by Azad Hind forces in 1931. This led the emperor to flee Hindustan, beginning a period of anarchy. In this period, Hindustan was ruled by local princes, except for Bengal and Assam, which was ruled by Azad Hind, and Delhi, which was ruled by Vallabhai. This situation continued until 1940, when Japanese troops arrived to assist Azad Hind, conquering Hindustan's eastern seaboard until 1943, when Free British and American troops liberated Hindustan and re-established the Hindustani nation.


After the devastating conflict, Hindustan became an ally of the USA in the Cold War. However, unlike the Americans, Hindustan fought against dictatorships, as shown in the Sino-Hindustani War, in which Hindustan overthrew the Republic of China and replaced it with Uyghuristan and the Free Republic of China. However, American aid enabled Hindustan to become an economic superpower. Hindustan sent a massive team of medics in the Korean War because the Free Policy kept Hindustan from militaristically supporting either Korea. The next pear Hindustan fought in was the Lanka War. Both sides of the Sri Lankan Civil War were seen as evil by Hindustan. As a result, Hindustan invaded Sri Lanka in 1984, ignoring the Civil War. The small nation was no match for the strength of Hindustan, falling to Hindustan by 1985. Hindustan held a referendum in Lanka. The referendum had two options. One was for annexation into Hindustan and the other was for independence. The referendum ended with the Tamil and Hindu majority region voting in favour of annexation and the Sinhalese and Buddhist majority region voting in favour of independence. Eelam became a Hindustani state and the remained was made into Sinhala, a republic. However, after the war, Hindustan was demilitarized. This caused Punjab, which was intensely dependent on military jobs, to have one of the weakest economies of any Hindustani state. The Punjab Plan added thousands of jobs to the Punjab economy and, by 2000, Punjab became one of the richest parts of Hindustan.


89% Hindu

8% Muslim

1% Sikh

1% Jain

1% Other