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Donor challenge: For only 2 more days, a generous supporter will match your donations 2-to Triple your impact! Dear Internet Archive. ISBN: X OCLC Number: Language Note : Urdu text. Description: [1 volume]. Responsibility: Urdu translation by Rashid. Gulbadan Begum (c. – 7 February ) was a Mughal princess and the youngest daughter of Emperor Babur, the founder of the Mughal Empire and the first Mughal emperor. She is best known as the author of Humayun-Nama, the account of the life of.

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He had minted a large gold coin, as he was fond of doing, after he established his kingdom in India.

Gulbadan Begum

Gulbadan was also said to urxu been a poet, fluent in both Persian and Turkish. Among her siblings, Gulbadan was very close to her brother, Hindal Mirza. It is also believed that Akbar asked his aunt to write down from her memory so that Abul Fazl could use the information in his own writings about the Emperor Akbar.

Gulbadan Begum describes her father’s death when her brother had fallen ill at the age of Shahzadi of the Mughal Empire. A battered copy of the manuscript is kept in the British Library.

Bama called it one of the most remarkable manuscripts in the collection of Colonel Hamilton who had collected more than 1, manuscripts. Gulbadan Begum went to live in Kabul again.

However, there are references to two verses and a quaseeda written by her by the Emperor Bhadur Shah Zafar in his collection of verses as well as some references by Mir Taqi Mir. Women, patronage, and self-representation in Islamic societies.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. He will have joined in the silent prayer for her soul before committal of her body to the earth, and if no son were there, he, as a near kinsman, may have answered the Imam’s injunction to resignation: Hamida was with her to the end, and it may be namaa RuqaiyaHindal’s daughter, also watched her last hours.


After the defeat of Humayun in she moved back to Kabul to live with one of her half-brothers. History, Art and Culture. Her arrival in Mecca caused quite a stir and people from as far as Syria and Asia Minor swarmed to Mecca to get a share of the bounty. Views Read Edit View history. If Gulbadan Begum wrote about the death of Humayun, when he tumbled down the hhmayun in Purana Qila in Delhi, it has been lost.

Gulbadan recorded her reminiscences in the form of a book, entitled, Humayun-Nama on a request of Akbar. Her father Babur had written Babur-nama in the same style and she took his cue and wrote from her memories. Upon being entrusted with the directive by Akbar to write the manuscript, Gulbadan Begum begins thus:.

Urdu Book – Humayun Nama; Pure

The imperial princess Gulbadan Begum. During 10 of those 19 years he had been styled Padshahin token of headship of the House of Timur and of his independent sovereignty. Beveridge, Annette Susannah, ed. She was fond of reading and she humayunn enjoyed the confidences of both her brother Humayun and nephew Akbar.

When she was 80, in Februaryher departure was heralded by a few days of fever. Her younger days were spent in the typical style of the peripatetic Mughal family, wandering between Kabul, Agra and Lahore. However in obedience to the royal humayunn, I set down whatever there is that I have heard and remember. She grew up to be a highly educated and well-cultured lady and was married to a Chagatai Mughal noble, Khizr Khwaja Khan, ij at the age of seventeen.

None of her poems have survived.

Gulbadan Begum – Wikipedia

What she produced not only chronicles the trials and tribulations of Humayun’s rule, but also gives us a glimpse of life in the Mughal harem. Princes of the Mughal Empire, Gulbadan Begum “Princess Rose-Body” [3] was about eight years old at the time of her father’s death in and was brought up by her older half-brother, Humayun.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Akbar helped to carry her bier some distance, and for her soul’s repose made lavish gifts and did good works.

Instead, she stayed behind in Kabul until she was brought back to Agra by Akbar, two years after Humayun died in a tragic accident in Retrieved from ” https: Asas was to be blindfolded and the coin was to be hung around his neck.

However, there are anecdotes and stories she had heard about him from her companions in the Mahal harem that she included in her account. The manuscript seems to end abruptly in the yearfour years before the death of Humayun.

Two years later Babur set out on his last expedition across the Indus to conquer an empire in India. Lavish gifts were packed with her entourage that could be used as alms. Though they were of royal birth, the women of the harem were hardy and prepared to face hardships, especially since their lives were so intimately intertwined with the men and their fortunes.

Gulbadan’s recollection of Babur are very brief albeit she gives a refreshing account of Humayun’s household and provides a rare material regarding his confrontation with her half-brother, Kamran Mirza.

Enchantress of Florence, The. The Empire of the Great Mughals: His grave is in one corner of the main quadrangle in which she is buried.