Tag Archives: Shah Jahan

Khwajasara’s of Jahangir and Shahjahan

1. Khwajasara Aitbar Khan and his tomb 2. Khwajasara Firuz Khan and his tomb Aitbar Khan literally means-a trustworthy man. Perhaps this was the reason why Khwajasara Aitbar Khan was given the responsibility to manage the royal harem of Jahangir, … Continue reading

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Story of Taj-aka Rauza-i-Munavvara-Mausoleum of an Empress and an Emperor

On June 17, 1631 Mumtaz Mahal died, after delivering her fourteenth child “Gauhara”*. * Gauhara Begum was the fourteenth and final child of the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan I, and his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Mumtaz Mahal died giving birth … Continue reading

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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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Begum Shah Shuja-Bilqis Begum ka Maqbara-Burhanpur (MP)

Bilqis Begum was the queen of ill-fated Prince Shah Shuja, born on 23 June 1616, in Ajmer, was the second son of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and empress Mumtaz Mahal. Shah Shuja was also among the Sons of Shah … Continue reading

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Gul-Ara-Shah Jahan

Gul-Ara-Shah Jahan? Does not sound right. But it is true. Mumtaj Begum was not the only beloved of Emperor Shah Jahan. When Shahzada Khurram aka Shah Jahan was the governor of Burhanpur area at the time of his Father Emperor … 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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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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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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