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‘Abdu’n Nabi’–At the court of Akbar

Akbar showed great respect for the two leading religious leaders at the court, Makhdum-ul-Mulk and Shaikh Abdul Nabi. Makhdum-ul-Mulk, who had been an important figure during the reign of the Surs, became even more powerful in the early days of … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Bairam Khan

History has deliberately tried to forget Bairam Khan Is it owing to later years differences between Akbar and Bairam Khan? A representation Bairam Khan-a Persian Turk. He was a powerful statesman and regent at the courts of the Mughal emperors … Continue reading

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Interesting Facts of History-Assorted (2) – Famous Wives, Daughters and Sisters of Important Historical Figures

1. Shah Turkan w/o Shams-ud-din Iltutmish and m/o Rukn ud din Firuz-was a Turkish hand-maid, and the head [woman] of all the Sultan’s (Iltutmish’s) haram. She manipulated to prefix the title of Khudawand-i-Jahan to her name and rise to the … Continue reading

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Tomb of Shah Nawaz Khan-Son of Khan-e-Khana

  (Source: Minassian Collection of Persian, Mughal, and Indian Miniature Paintings)   Tales from Burhanpur (MP)….. Shah Nawaz Khan aka Iraj was the son of Khanzada Mirza Khan Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana also known as Rahim, who was one of Mughal … Continue reading

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Tardi Beg Khan

Tardi Beg Khan was a military commander in the 16th century in Mughal India. He served under the Mughal Emperors Humayun and Akbar. He was part of Humayun’s forces when they retreated from India after the siege by Sher Shah. … Continue reading

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Khusrau Mirza-Grandson of Akbar

Khusrau Mirza-the favourite grandson of Emperor Akbar, but blinded by his father Jahangir and subsequently killed by the command of his own brother Shah Jahan! He was yet again a victim of Mughal court politics, struggle for power and throne, … Continue reading

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A Coup during Mughul Era-an Empress rescues an Emperor

Mahabat Khan aka Zamana Beg- Nur Jahan and Jahangir – all in the saga of a historical high drama of the early sixteenth century…………. Mahabat Khan – Originally known as Zamana Beg, had proved himself as a capable General and … Continue reading

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