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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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Princes of the Mughal Empire, March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Views Read Edit View history. Gulbadan Begum went to live in Kabul again.

A paperback edition of Beveridge’s English translation was published in India in It is unfortunate that a large collection of imperial Mughal archival material which had found its way to Lukhnow was destroyed by the Farangis to impose and lend substance to the myth of centuries of foreign rule over Hindustan instead of the ninety humaun which was actually endured.

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. There was no response. She recorded one light-hearted incident about Babur. Gulbadan wrote in simple Persian without the erudite language used by better-known writers.

This article has multiple issues. Akbar humauun provided for safe passage of his aunt on her Hajj and sent a noble as escort with several ladies in attendance. She had written little about her father Babur, as she was only aged eight when he died.

Gulbadan Begum

Women, patronage, and self-representation in Islamic societies. 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.

Beveridge translated it into English Beveridge affectionately called her Princess Rosebud.

She tells that Babur was depressed to see his son seriously ill and dying. This heavy gold coin was sent to Kabul, with special instructions to play a practical joke on uumayun court jester Asas, who had stayed behind in Kabul.


She records the fratricidal conflict between her brothers with a sense of grief.

She grew up to be a highly educated and well-cultured lady and was married to a Chagatai Mughal noble, Khizr Khwaja Khan, [4] at the age of seventeen. Gulbadan Begum finds reference throughout the Akbarnama “Book of Akbar” urru by Abu’l Fazland much of her biographical details are namaa through the work.

She died in For much of history the manuscript of Gulbadan Begum remained in obscurity. Soon after his exile, Humayun had seen and fallen in love with a year-old girl named Hamida Banu the niece of Shah Husain Mirza.

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: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Its existence was little known untilwhen Annette S.

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He was not even allowed to be buried next to her. He was fond of his aunt and knew of her storytelling skills. 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. If Gulbadan Namz wrote about the death of Humayun, when he tumbled down the steps in Purana Qila in Delhi, it has been lost.

She was fond of reading and she had enjoyed the confidences of both her brother Humayun and nephew Akbar. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Originally found by an Englishman, Colonel G. It is said that for the two years after her death, Akbar lamented hama that he missed his favourite aunt, until his own death in It is the only surviving writing penned by a woman of Mughal royalty in the 16th century. During 10 of those 19 years he had been styled Padshahin token of headship of the House of Timur and of his independent sovereignty.

Urdu Book – Humayun Nama; Pure

Gulbadan Begum stayed in Mecca for nearly four years and during her return a shipwreck in Aden kept her from returning to Agra for several months. Gulbadan Begum was brought to India at the age of six, was married at 17 to Khizr Khwaja, a Chagatai Mughaland had at least one son. There must have been very few copies of the manuscript, and for this reason it did not receive the recognition it hmuayun. Her charities were large, and it is said of her that she added day unto day in the endeavour to please God, and this by succouring the poor and needy.


She had at least one son. Shahzadi of the Numayun Empire.

Humayun Nama Urdu By Gulbadan Begum

The memoir had been lost for several centuries and what has been found is not well preserved, poorly bound with many pages missing.

She enjoyed a very happy and prosperous family life and stayed most of the time uedu Kabul when, inshe was invited by her nephew, Akbar, to join the imperial household at Agra. Her father Babur had written Babur-nama in the same style and she na,a his cue and wrote from her memories.

It came to be known as Humayun-nama.

However in obedience to the royal command, I set down whatever there is that I have heard and remember. Inscribing South Asian Muslim women: She had to live in Kabul with one of her step brothers, who later tried to recruit her husband to join him against Humayun.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. This humajun needs additional citations for verification. However, when he realised that it was a gold coin, Asas jumped with joy and pranced around the room, repeatedly saying that no one shall ever take it from him. From her account it is also apparent that she was an astute observer, well-versed with the intricacies of warfare, and the intrigues of royal deal making.