Mughal Rule in India

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Prominent Mughal Emperors.

Better known asOriginal nameRule
BaburZaheeruddin Mohammed1526 to 1530
HumayunNaseeruddin Mohammed1530 to 1540
1555 to 1556
AkbarJalaluddin Mohammed1556 to 1605
JahangirNooruddin Salim1605 to 1627
ShahjahanShahbuddin Muhammed Khurram1627 to 1658
AurangzebMuhiuddin Mohammed1658 to 1707

Women of the Mughal Family.

NameOther Name(s)Remarks
Gulbadan BegumShe was the sister of Humayun. She is best known as the author of Humayun Namah.
Maraiam-uz-ZamaniHarkha Bai, Hira KunwariShe was the third wife of Akbar and the mother of Jahangir. She was the daughter of Raja Bharmal of Amber. Raja Bhagwan Das, Akbar's companion was her brother.
Noor JahanMeher-un-nisaWife of Jahangir, daughter of Ghiyas Beg (Idmat-ud-daula), she enjoyed power which no other Mughal lady ever enjoyed.
Mumtaj MahalAnjumand Banu BegumWife of Shah Jahan, mother of 14 children including Aurangzeb, Dara Shikoh and Jahanara Begum. Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in her memory.
Jahan Ara-Daughter of Shah Jahan, she is well-known for looking after her father during his confinement by Aurangzeb.
Rabia-ul-DauraniDilras Banu BegumShe was the first wife of Aurangzeb. The famous Bibi ka Maqbara at Aurangabad was constructed by her son Prince Azam Shah in her memory


Select the right answer

1. The original name of Shahjahan was Shahbuddin Khurram
2. Anjumand Banu was better known as Noor Jahan
3. Bibi ka Maqbara was built in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal
4. Naseeruddin Mohammad is well known as Humayun
5. The original name of Noor Jahan was Meher-un-nisa
6. Gulbadan Begum was the author of Akbar Namah

See also....

Quiz on Mughal Period