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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Humayun Nama . ھما یوں نامہ ۔ گل بدن بیگم

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. 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 Beveridge translated it into English Beveridge affectionately called her Princess Rosebud. At first she refused to come to see the Emperor, who was much older than her.

Finally she was advised by the other women of the harem to reconsider, and she consented to marry the Emperor. The latter part also deals with life in the Mughal harem. Gulbadan was also said to have been a poet, fluent in both Persian and Turkish. Retrieved from ” https: She did not return to Agra immediately after Humayun won back his kingdom. 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: However in obedience to the royal command, I set down whatever there is that I have heard and remember.

Her name means literally “with a body like a rose flower” in Persian. Asas was intrigued and worried about the heavy weight around his neck, not knowing what it was. This article needs additional citations for verification. History, Art and Culture. For much of history the manuscript of Gulbadan Begum remained in obscurity. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


With only his pregnant wife Hamida Banu Begum, one female attendant and a few loyal supporters, Humayun first fled to Lahoreand then later to Kabul. Upon being entrusted with the directive by Akbar to write the manuscript, Gulbadan Begum begins thus:. As she lay with closed eyes, Hamida Banu Begum spoke to her by the long-used name of affection, “Jiu! The manuscript seems to end abruptly in the yearfour years before the death of Humayun.

March Learn how and when to remove this template message. The imperial princess Gulbadan Begum. She finally returned inseven years after she had set forth on her journey. His grave is in one corner of the main quadrangle in which she is buried.

He was fond of his aunt and knew of her storytelling skills. Gulbadan Begum described in her memoir a pilgrimage she humatun with Hamida Banu Begum undertook to Mecca, a distance of 3, miles, crossing treacherous mountains and hostile deserts.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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.

Her charities were large, and it is said of her that she added day unto day in the endeavour to please God, rudu this by succouring the poor and needy.

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 years which was actually endured. He, however, did so during her nephew’s reign and, along with his son, was defeated and was expelled from court and from her presence for the rest of his life.

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Gulbadan recorded her reminiscences in the form of a book, entitled, Humayun-Nama on a request of Akbar. This article needs attention from an expert in India.

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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. Inscribing South Asian Muslim women: Akbar commissioned Gulbadan Begum to chronicle the story of his father Humayun. However, there are anecdotes and stories she humsyun heard about him from her companions in the Mahal harem that she included in her account.

Two years later Babur set utdu on his last expedition across the Indus to conquer an empire in India. Her father Babur had written Babur-nama in the same style and she took his cue and wrote from her memories. When she hukayun 80, in Februaryher departure was heralded by a few days of fever.

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She enjoyed a very happy and prosperous family life and stayed most of the time at Kabul when, inshe was invited by her nephew, Akbar, to join the imperial household at Agra. Retrieved 14 December When she was 70, her name is mentioned with that of Muhammad-yar, a son of her daughter, who left the court in disgrace; again, she and Salima join in intercession to Akbar for Prince Salim; again, with Hamida, she receives royal gifts of money and jewels.

It also appears to be incomplete, with the last chapters missing. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

Originally found by an Englishman, Colonel G.

numayun A battered copy of the manuscript is kept in the British Library. Her younger days were spent in the typical style of the peripatetic Mughal family, wandering between Kabul, Agra and Lahore.

She recorded one light-hearted incident about Babur.