Dilras Banu Begum

Zebunissa – The captive Princess

Zebunissa was born on 15 February 1638 as the daughter of Emperor Aurangzeb of the Mughal Empire and Dilras Banu Begum. Her name means Ornament of Womankind. By the time she was seven, she knew the Quran by heart. Surprisingly, her education resembled that of a Prince instead of a Princess. She began to write poems from about the [read more]