In the 1920s, on the surface, the British Empire seemed as self-confident as ever. Some sense of its swagger is given by the Viceroy's new house in Delhi, A British architect working on a Mogul scale.

Source: History of the world by Andrew Marr - Episode 8

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I think it refers to the degree of swagger that was typical of the dynasty who ruled India before the British:

Mogul is a variant of Mughal:

  • A member of the Muslim dynasty founded by Baber that ruled India until 1857.

(The Free Dictionary)

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  • +1 But the OP really could have arrived at this themselves. I just wonder how many people bother with looking in a dictionary before they post. – WS2 Jan 4 '16 at 10:57
  • Is this the source of the term "mogul" for a 39 millimeter size lamp base? en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mogul_lamp – user662852 Jan 5 '16 at 4:36

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