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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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, huumayun, as a near kinsman, may have answered the Imam’s injunction to resignation: Hamida was with her to the end, and it may be that RuqaiyaHindal’s daughter, also watched her last hours. Unlike some of her contemporary writers, Gulbadan wrote a factual account of what she remembered, without embellishment.

Humayun Nama : The History of Hamayun (Gul Badan Begam)

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.

There must have been very few copies of the manuscript, and for this reason it did not receive the recognition it deserved. Asas was to be blindfolded and the coin was to be hung around his neck.


Gulbadan Begum stayed in Mecca for nearly four years and during her return a shipwreck in Aden kept her from hummayun to Agra for several months. Women, patronage, and self-representation in Islamic societies. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

However in obedience to the royal command, I set down whatever there is that I have heard and remember. Humayuh 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. However, there are anecdotes and stories she had heard about him from her companions in the Mahal harem that she included in her account.

HUMAYUN NAMA – ہما یو ں نامہ

Princes of the Mughal Empire, Gulbadan recorded her reminiscences in the form of a book, entitled, Humayun-Nama on a request of Akbar. Views Read Edit View namz.

For much of history the manuscript jn Gulbadan Begum remained in obscurity. He was fond of his aunt and knew of her storytelling skills. She wielded great influence and respect in the imperial household and was much loved both by Akbar and his mother, Hamida. It is the only surviving writing penned by a woman of Mughal royalty in the 16th century. He was not even allowed to be buried next to her. Gulbadan Begum “Princess Rose-Body” [3] was about eight years old at the time of her father’s death in and was brought up by her older half-brother, Humayun.

Gulbadan Begam’s urdu books | Author Books

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. 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.


A battered copy of the manuscript is kept in the British Library. Beveridge translated it into English Beveridge affectionately called her Princess Rosebud.

She had written little about her father Babur, as she was only aged eight when he died. Please add a reason or a talk parameter to this template to explain the issue with the article. 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. Life and nma of Gulbadan Begam Lady Rosebody.

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Humayun Nama Urdu By Gulbadan Begum

She recorded one light-hearted incident about Babur. Beveridge, Annette Susannah, ed. Two years later, inshe bore Humayun a son named Akbar, the numayun of the Mughal rulers. Asas was intrigued and worried about the heavy weight around his neck, not knowing what it was.