India

Empress of Mughal India – Nur Jahan

Nur Jahan was born 31 May 1577 in Kandahar as the daughter of Mirza Ghias Beg and his wife, Asmat Begum. Shortly before her birth, the caravan her family had been travelling in was robbed, leaving the family penniless. According to some accounts they were forced to abandon her by the side of the road, [read more]