A report on Dara Shikoh and Nadira Banu Begum

Miniature portrait of Dara Shikoh
This portrait is believed to be of Princess Nadira Banu Begum
18th-century portrait of Dara Shikoh
The wedding of Nadira Begum and Dara Shikoh
Dara's brothers (left to right) Shah Shuja, Aurangzeb and Murad Baksh in their younger years, ca 1637
Outside view of Nadira Begum's tomb during winter
Young Dara Shikoh (Left) and Mian Mir (Right)
The marriage of Dara Shikoh and Nadira Begum, 1875–90
Wedding procession of Dara Shikoh, with Shah Shuja and Aurangzeb behind him. Royal Collection Trust, London.
Dara Shikoh with his army
Humayun's Tomb, where the remains of Dara Shikoh were interred in an unidentified grave.
A page from the Majma-ul-Bahrain, Victoria Memorial, Calcutta.
Dara Shikoh (with Mian Mir and Mullah Shah Badakhshi), ca. 1635
A painting from the Persian translation of Yoga Vasistha manuscript, 1602
A Prince in Iranian Costume by Muhammad Khan. Dara Shikoh Album, Agra, 1633–34.
Shah Jahan Receiving Dara Shikoh

Nadira Banu Begum (14 March 1618 – 6 June 1659) was a Mughal princess and the wife of the Crown prince, Dara Shikoh, the eldest son and heir-apparent of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.

- Nadira Banu Begum

During the life time of his mother Mumtaz Mahal, Dara Shikoh was betrothed to his half-cousin, Princess Nadira Banu Begum, the daughter of his paternal uncle Sultan Parvez Mirza.

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Miniature portrait of Dara Shikoh

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Sultan Parviz Mirza

Parviz Mirza

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The second son of Mughal emperor Jahangir from his wife, Sahib Jamal.

The second son of Mughal emperor Jahangir from his wife, Sahib Jamal.

Sultan Parviz Mirza
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His daughter, Nadira Banu Begum, later became the wife of Dara Shikoh.

Jahanara Begum

Jahanara Begum

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Mughal princess and later the Padshah Begum of the Mughal Empire from 1631 to 1658 and again from 1668 until her death.

Mughal princess and later the Padshah Begum of the Mughal Empire from 1631 to 1658 and again from 1668 until her death.

Jahanara Begum
Jahanara Begum
The Passing of Shah Jahan beside his daughter and caretaker Princess Jahanara. Painting by Abanindranath Tagore, 1902
Jahanara's tomb (left), Nizamuddin Auliya's tomb (right) and Jamaat Khana Masjid (background), at Nizamuddin Dargah complex, in Nizamuddin West, Delhi.

Jahanara was an ardent partisan of her brother, Dara Shikoh, and supported him as her father's chosen successor.

One of her tasks after the death of her mother was to oversee, with the help of Sati al-Nisa, the betrothal and wedding of her brother, Dara Shikoh to Nadira Banu Begum, which was originally planned by Mumtaz Mahal, but postponed by her death.

Recently identified portrait of Sulaiman Shikoh

Sulaiman Shikoh

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Recently identified portrait of Sulaiman Shikoh
Dara Shikoh (left) and Sulaiman Shikoh
An incomplete draft showing Dara Shikoh (left) with his son Sulaiman Shikoh (right)
A drawing of Sulaiman Shikoh
Dara Shikoh (left) with Sulaiman Shikoh

Sulaiman Shikoh was a Mughal prince and the eldest son of Crown prince Dara Shikoh.

Shazada Muhammad Sulaiman Shikoh Bahadur was born on 15 March 1635 to Prince Dara Shikoh and his first wife Shazadi Nadira Banu Begum.

Dara Shikoh and Sipihr Shikoh

Sipihr Shikoh

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Dara Shikoh and Sipihr Shikoh

Sipihr Shikoh (13 October 1644 – 2 or 3 July 1708) also known as Sipihr Shukoh, was a Mughal prince as the fourth son of Crown Prince Dara Shikoh and his consort Nadira Banu Begum.

Jahanzeb Banu Begum

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Mughal princess and the chief consort of Muhammad Azam Shah, the heir-apparent to Emperor Aurangzeb, who briefly became Mughal emperor in 1707.

Mughal princess and the chief consort of Muhammad Azam Shah, the heir-apparent to Emperor Aurangzeb, who briefly became Mughal emperor in 1707.

Jahanzeb's mausoleum, near Aurangabad in 1860s

Jahanzeb was the daughter of Crown Prince Dara Shikoh, the eldest son and heir-apparent of Emperor Shah Jahan.

Her mother, Nadira Banu Begum, was a Mughal princess and was the daughter of Prince Muhammad Parviz, the second son of Emperor Jahangir and Shah Jahan's older half-brother.