Sweet ! Difficult to imagine that this idyllic world was once home to barbarian tribes who completely destroyed the prospects of most of civilized Asia - with India right on top as most affected.
Mongol heathens never ruled India.
Turko-Mongol converts to Islam did rule India and destroyed India because of Islam not because they were Mongols.
The Mongols of Chingiz Khan to Kublai Khan day ruled well after the initial conquest, Kublai built thousands of schools, promoted astronomy etc.
Likewise under the initial period of Ilkhanate (pre-Islamic subversion) Mongols brought religious freedom, temples were built in Baghdad, and learning sponsored including an attempt at a "world history" with a section dedicated to India by the Jew Rashid al-Din (several Jews achieved high positions in the Ilkhanate).
Some notes on Rashid ad-Din bin Imad ud Dawla Abu’l Khair and his times
There are many ironies that are iconic of the Mohammedan world. One such is a monument in the modern Islamic state that occupies Iran with a gigantic statue depicting a Jewish intellectual from the 1200-1300s: Rashid ad-Din. The tale of Rashid ad-Din is well known to connoisseurs of Mongol history for he was the author of the famous Jami at’ Tawarikh. We record some notes on him in the context of Mongol history and its intersections with Indic history.
The remarkable vicissitudes of history come to fore in the restoration of heathen tradition in Mesopotamia by the Mongols followed by its subversion and destruction by Mohammedanism. The Mongol irruptions had tremendous, even if transient, impact on the religious landscape of Asia. The Mongols were rather tolerant and allowed the practice of all religions without obstruction in their realms though they themselves were originally followers of the Altaic system of Tengri. Indeed, they were one of the first people in history to establish a truly secular state (unlike the pseudo-secular state that adorns modern India or the secularized Abrahamistic states that are common in the Western nations with elevated economies). We had earlier spoken of how the model of the Tantric state had been successfully exported from India and adopted by several Central Asian potentates like the Tibetans and Uighurs and also to a degree in China and Japan. Through their Uighur and Tibetan interlocutors the Mongol elite became acquainted with the mantrayAna and the Yuan, Chagadai and Il Khanates were transiently influenced by the Tantric state model to differing degrees. However, the religious latitude offered by the Mongol state did not result in a top-down imposition of the Tantric state model onto the masses. With the result the masses generally retained their old religion or simply followed the dominant proselytizing forces around them. Consequently, in China the undercurrent resentment against mantrayAna, which was always in play since the reactionary emperor of the Tang, Wu-zong, came back with a vengeance against the foreign Mongol rulers of the Yuan Khanate who practiced the path of mantrayAna. In the Chagadai ulus and the Il Khanate the proselytizing force of Islam eventually destroyed the practice of mantrayAna by the Mongol elite. To better understand these historical events, we shall use the life and times of Rashid ad-Din...https://manasataramgini.wordpress.com/2 ... his-times/