India

Princess Niloufer – An unfulfilled yearning

This article was written by Shivangi Kaushik. Princess Niloufer Khanum Farhat was born on 4th January 1916 at the Göztepe Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. She was one of the last princesses of the Ottoman Empire. Her parents were Damad Moralizada Salar ud-din Bey and Adile Sultan, daughter of Şehzade Mehmed Selaheddin, a son of Sultan [read more]

India

Maharani Durgavati – The Warrior Queen

This article was written by Shivangi Kaushik. Born on 5 October 1524 in the family of Kirti Singh ruler of Kalinjar (Central India), Durgavati, belonged to the Chandel dynasty, which had built world-famous temples at Khajuraho. Durgawati was the only child of Maharaja Kirti Singh. Growing up in one of the most formidable forts of [read more]

Bamba Müller

Bamba Müller – A Victorian Cinderella Story

Bamba Müller was born on 6 July 1848 as the daughter of Ludwig Müller and his mistress Sofia in Cairo. She was educated in Cairo by missionaries. In 1864, Duleep Singh, the last ruler of the Sikh empire before being dethroned by the British, was passing through Cairo and he visited the missionaries there. Later that month, he wrote to the [read more]