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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Lavish gifts were packed with her entourage that could be used as alms. However, there are anecdotes and stories she had heard about him from her companions in the Mahal harem that she included in her account.

As we know that Gulbadan Begum had received the directive to write the story of Humayun’s rule by Akbar, long after the death of Humayun, it is reasonable to believe that the only available manuscript is an incomplete version of her writing. Gulbadan recorded jama reminiscences in the form of a book, entitled, Humayun-Nama on a request of Akbar.

She had written little about her father Babur, as she was only aged eight when he died. When Princess Gulbadan namaa born in c. She did not return to Agra immediately after Humayun won back his kingdom. After the defeat of Humayun in she moved back to Kabul to live with one of her half-brothers.

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 Begum wrote about the death of Humayun, when he tumbled down the bama in Purana Qila in Delhi, it has been lost. With only his pregnant wife Hamida Banu Begum, one female attendant humyun a few loyal supporters, Humayun first fled to Lahoreand then later to Kabul.


Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. At first she refused to come to see the Emperor, who was much older than her.

Her name means literally “with a body like a rose flower” in Persian. From her account we know that Gulbadan was married by the age of humayjn to Khizr Khwaja, a Chagatai Mughal urddu ancestry on his mother’s side and from the Khwajgan Sayyid rulers of Bukhara on his father’s side.

HUMAYUN NAMA – ہما یو ں نامہ

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 hama him. Its existence was little known untilwhen Annette S. WikiProject India may be able to help recruit an expert. She tells that Babur was depressed to see his son seriously ill and dying. During 10 of those 19 years he had been styled Padshahin token of headship of the House of Timur and of his independent sovereignty.

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He was fond of his aunt and knew of her storytelling skills. The imperial princess Gulbadan Begum. 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.

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

Unlike some of her contemporary writers, Gulbadan wrote a factual account of what she remembered, without embellishment. This heavy gold coin was sent to Kabul, with special instructions to play a practical joke on the court jester Asas, who had stayed behind in Kabul. His grave is in one corner of the main quadrangle in which she is buried.

Gulbadan was also said to have been a poet, fluent in both Persian and Turkish.


He was not even allowed to be buried next to her. 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.

She was fond of reading and she had enjoyed the confidences of both her brother Humayun and nephew Akbar. She wielded great influence and respect in the imperial household and was much loved both by Akbar and his mother, Hamida.

This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat Asas was intrigued and worried about the heavy weight around his neck, not knowing what it was. The first part of her story deals with Humayun’s rule after her father’s death and the travails of Humayun after his defeat.

Gulbadan Begum described in her memoir a pilgrimage she along with Hamida Banu Begum undertook to Mecca, a distance of 3, miles, crossing treacherous mountains and hostile deserts. 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.

Enchantress of Florence, The. She had at least one son.

The history of Humayun = Humayun-nama

This article needs attention from an expert in India. When she urdy 80, in Februaryher departure was heralded by a few days of fever. Gulbadan also recorded the nomadic life style of Mughal women.

The Empire of the Great Mughals: Akbar commissioned Ugdu Begum to chronicle the story of his father Humayun. Akbar helped to carry her bier some distance, and for her soul’s repose made lavish gifts and did good works.