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Miscellaneous Section



Number of Posts (as on February 15, 2016) : 29





This section pertains to posts which fall in Miscellaneous category. They are outside the purview of Mughal Emperor Akbar's time period....This will contain posts pertaining to Early Mughals, Babur, Humayun, Jahangir, Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb, and Later Mughals.....

This section also contains occasional posts about other dynasties such as Marathas, etc..


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29.    Account of victory of Peshwa Bajirao over Nasir Jung | With Allusions to Chimaji, Mastani & Brahmendra Swami -  Click HERE to Read - Posted on February 15, 2017


28.    Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi | Exploring the Mahatma -  Click HERE to Read - Posted on October 02, 2016


27.    Savitribai Phule: Mother of Modern Education for Indian Women | First Indian Woman Teacher | Pioneering Marathi Poet -  Click HERE to Read - Posted on December 19, 2015



26.    How the Lushais of Mizoram Fought the British in Late 19th Century along with Rare Historical Photographs of the Lushais | For Honor of Women at Stake -  Click HERE to Read - Posted on December 11, 2015


25.    Myanmar Village Seeks Pardon for 1871 Mizo Massacre; A Much-Needed Lesson in Forgiving Excesses of History and Forging New Political Relations -  Click HERE to Read - Posted on November 28, 2015


24.    Did Shivaji Maharaj "really plunder" Surat ?? -  Click HERE to Read - Posted on November 24, 2015


23.    Did Shivaji Maharaj "really plunder" Surat ?? -  Click HERE to Read - Posted on August 10, 2015


22.   Madho Singh - Maharana Pratap - Akbar - Salim/Jahangir | Few Observations -  Click HERE to Read - Posted on July 15, 2015


21.    Marriage of Salim and Maan Bai -  Click HERE to Read - Posted on July 10, 2015


20.    Emperor Akbar : Did he Inherit the Eclectism of his Ancestors ? -  Click HERE to Read - Posted on April 6, 2015


19.   Farman of Sahibat-Uz-Zamani Padshah Begum Saheb Jahanara -  Click HERE to Read - Posted on March 21, 2015


18.   Aurangzeb's Love Affair at First Sight - Valentine's Day Special -  Click HERE to Read - Posted on February 14, 2015



17.   The Taj Mahal -  Click HERE to Read - Posted on February 1, 2015



16.   Khusrau - The Unfortunate Mughal Prince | Struggle for Power I -  Click HERE to Read - Posted on January 13, 2015


15. "My name is Zeb-un-Nissa | I am the Glory of Womankind" - Part-3 -  Click HERE to Read - Posted January 7, 2014

 

14. When Salim Got Violently Enamoured to Marry Zain Koka's Daughter & Akbar gave in.! -  Click HERE to Read - Posted January 3, 2014



13. "Supplications NOR force NOR gold can WIN me" - Zeb-un-Nissa | Part-2 -  Click HERE to Read - Posted December 25, 2014


12. "I will not lift my Veil" - Zeb-un-Nissa | Part-1 -  Click HERE to Read - Posted December 20, 2014

 
11. Sufism - Finding God through Love -  Click HERE to Read - Posted December 19, 2014



10. Jagat Gosain and Nur Jahan - Arch Rivals | Anecdotes -  Click HERE to Read - Posted December 16, 2014



9. Jahanara - Her Father's daughter -  Click HERE to Read - Posted December 10, 2014


8. Jahanara Begum - A Sufi Fakeera or a Padshah Begum -  Click HERE to Read - Posted December 9, 2014


7. Aurangzeb - Personality AssessmentClick HERE to Read - Posted December 7, 2014


6. Aurangzeb's Succession to the Mughal Throne | An alternate StoryClick HERE to Read - Posted December 3, 2014


5. When a Mughal Prince asked Forgiveness from HIS LadyClick HERE to Read - Posted November 30, 2014


4. British Reminisces | Are we losing our Tolerance? Debate.  Click HERE to Read - Posted November 27, 2014


3. Stories about the Darwazas of Delhi - Click HERE to Read - Posted November 17, 2014



2. Akbar started DIWALI Celebrations in Mughal Courts.. - Click HERE to Read - Posted October 13, 2014


1. The Glory of Humayun's TombClick HERE to Read - Posted September 4, 2014




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9 comments:

  1. Hi,
    Abhay I wanted to know if Muhammad ghazni who invaded India 17 times related to Akbar's family

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    1. Rashmi..

      There are 2 people.

      1. Mahmud of Ghazni / Mahmud Ghazni
      2. Muhammad of Ghazni / Muhammad Ghazni

      It was Mahmud of Ghazni who invaded 17 times.. Mahmud Ghazni was the father of Muhammad Ghazni.

      They were Ghaznavids, and not related to Akbar's family. :)

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  2. Tell me one thing Abhay.Who are called Mughals then? All those who cam from Afghanistan or Babar's lineage is only called Mughal

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    1. Rashmi,

      The word Mughals is derived from "Mongols" .. Mughals originally belonged to present day Mongolia and slowly migrated to Central Asia..

      Afghanistan had many tribes/clans -> Ghurids, Ghaznavids, Khokhars, etc..
      So, All those who came from Afghanistan were not Mughals. :)

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  3. Maham Begum

    She was an attractive personality who was also the chief and favorite wife of Babur. Persian. Abul Fazl says that she was from a noble Khurasan family.

    Humayun was born to her on March 6, 1508. About 507 years back this month. :)

    Another 4 children - Barbul, Mihr Jahan, Isan Daulat and Faruq - were born to her but, unfortunately, died in infancy.

    She had well-defined rights over other inmates of the harem. She used to sit by the side of her husband on the throne. She was powerful, moody and spoilt. Babur could not say no to her for anything.

    While generally the edicts of queens are called hukms, Babur called her edict as farman!! He gave her so much importance. :)

    Maham Begum was one of the earliest Persian-Mughal queens who played a substantial role in the Mughal sultanat.

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  4. Babur's Parents and Grandmother

    Babur's father, Umer Shaikh Mirza, was a literary person with a poetic nature. His mother, Qutluq Nigar Khanum, was the daughter of a scholar and is believed to have been a scholar in Turki and Persian herself. Together they molded Babur's literary taste.

    Babur's grandmother, Isan Daulat, was a cultured lady who had a considerably greater influence on Babur than even his mother. Babur says of her that "There were few of her gender that excelled her in sense and sagacity."

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  5. Persian Scholars at Babur's Court

    1. Khwandamir - historian - author of Habib-us-Siyar and Qanun-i-Humayuni.
    2. Shaikh Zain Khwafi - Babur's sadr and author of Fatehnama after the battle of Khanwah in 1527 AD.
    3. Mir Abdul Hayee - sadr around 1556 AD.

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