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Queens of Jahangir

Out of the 800 concubines of JahangirJahangir 1605-1627 Salim, who had more than once openly rebelled against his father, sat the throne 8 days after death of Akbar in 1605 as Nuruddin ..... in his Harem we know much better about three ladies.

  1. One was Manbhawati Bai, daughter of Bhagwan Das of Amber. She gave birth to the rebellious prince Khusrau Mirza. The mother had poisoned herself to death amid the turmoil in the family.
  2. Another was Princess Manmati (Taj Bibi, Bilqis Makani) who was daughter of a raja of Jodhpur (Marwar) . She gave birth to Khurram, the prince who later succeeded Jahangir as Shah JahanShah Jahan 1627-1658 When Jahangir died, Khurram was away in Deccan. So Nurjahan supported and try to make Shaharyar the King. But Asaf, miffed by his ......
  3. The third wife was Nur Jahan or Mehr-un-Nisa, whose number in Jahangir's wives was 20th. She was a widow of an Afghan named Sher Afghan Quli Khan, who was killed in amiss by the Mughals.

Jahangir married Nur Jahan in 1611. She is known as the actual ruler when her husband was suffering from the curses of his own habit of drinking too much and using opium. Coins were also struck in her name. After Jahangir died in 1628, she was confined in her palace for rest of her life.

Last Updated: November 22, 2013

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