The world "Mughals" is derived from the word 'mongol' .The Mughals were the descendants of the mongols of Mongolia in central Asia. they used artillery in war
Babur ,the founder Mughal dynasty , was a direct descendant of Timur through his father ,and a descendant also of Genghis khan through his Mother.
The Mughal Empire was very vast it replaced the Delhi sultanate in India It was the first Mughal rule in India there were great kings like Akbar jahangir etc. It covered nearly the whole of India.