In olden days, when kings would die, their sons or daughters would take their place and become king or queen. Such a succession is called Dynasty. Almost all the countries on the earth had same or similar system. However there were rules for this to happen. For instance, in some countries only the son will succeed the father. In others, even daughter would be declared queen. If Kings did not have sons or daughters, their nephews and nieces would take the throne. This way only members of a single family would rule the country. Babur was founder of Mughal Dynasty. He was succeeded by Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shahjahan and Aurangzeb, each son of the former in that order.
The Windsor Dynasty ruled Britain for several centuries but they gradually shifted power to the Parliament and elected representatives. Queen Elizabeth II is still the queen of England, though only ceremonially. Under Qing Dynasty, China became very powerful.
AUTHOR: Islamic Voice
Islamic Voice is a monthly Islamic magazine published in Bangalore. It is the largest English language Muslim publication in India. It is a comprehensive magazine, places a relatively high emphasis on social issues and strives to have a broad appeal. Since 1987, Islamic Voice has covered its fascinating namesake without fear or favour, with insight, accuracy, thoroughness and a well rounded perspective on a variety of subjects - be it the economy, politics, lifestyle, the arts, entertainment, travel, science, technology or health. That's why Islamic Voice is the country's most widely read publication, a position it has held for more than a decade. And that's why it makes sense to subscribe to Islamic Voice. We represents all Muslim sects and shades of thought from all over India. We focus on "our" triumphs which, mostly, go unreported as well as constructively addresses our failures and shortcomings. Editor-in-Chief: A.W. Sadatullah Khan Genre: Current Affairs associated with Muslims Subjects Covered: Human Rights I Analysis I Special Reports I Issues I Book Reviews I National I International I Newsmakers I Community News I Islamic Perspectives I Classifieds I Opinions Focus articles on: Education and Children I Inter-faith Relations I Matrimony I Muslim economy I Muslim Perspective I The Muslim world I Society I Travel I The Western viewpoint I Women in Islam Special focus on Faith and Law: Fiqh I Hadith I Quran