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Aurangzeb-The love-less Mughal Emperor

All excerpts…….portraying an ancient affection…….. of Emperor Aurangzeb   Aurangzeb was the third son of the emperor Shah Jahān and Mumtāz Maḥal. He grew up as a serious-minded and devout youth, wedded to the Muslim orthodoxy of the day and … Continue reading

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Shahzadi Roshanara Begum

Roshanara Begum-the daughter of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Begum had commissioned the famous Roshan Ara Garden. Today, however, Roshanara is best known for the Roshanara Bagh, a pleasure garden located in north Delhi, next to Kamala Nagar Road and Grand … Continue reading

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Shahzadi Jahanara Begum Sahib-Facets of her Life

  Shahzadi Jahanara Begum Sahib was the eldest daughter of Emperor Shah Jahan and Empress Mumtaz Mahal.   She was also the older sister of her father’s successor and the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Born: April 2, 1614 Died: September … Continue reading

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Tragic Life of the Daughter of an Unfortunate Father- “Princess Jani Begum” and “Prince Dara Shikoh”

“Jani Begum” aka Jahanzeb Banu Begum (d. 1705) – the Mughal princess, was the daughter of Crown Prince Dara Shikoh and his consort Nadira Banu Begum and the granddaughter of Emperor Shah Jahan and Empress Mumtaz Mahal. She was affectionately … Continue reading

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Son of Shah Jahan-Shah Shuja-in a futile Battle for Power

Defeat and the Price Paid for Defeat…………. Prince Shah Shuja was the second son of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his queen Mumtaz Mahal. Shuja was born on 23 June 1616, in Ajmer. Died 7 February 1661 (aged 44) near … Continue reading

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Shah Jahan-The Moghul Emperor – Deceived by Fate

Shah Jahan Shah Jahan, the fourth Moghul Emperor-the son of Moghul Royals- Jahangir and Taj Bibi Bilqis Makani. He was only an emperor in name. The actual emperor was Aurangzeb, his son. Emperor Shah Jahan had been kept in house … Continue reading

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