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Jahangir took his connoisseurship of art very seriously Paintings created under his reign were closely catalogued dated and even signed providing scholars with fairly accurate ideas as to when and in what context many of the pieces were created in addition to their aesthetic qualities. According to poet and author Vidya Dhar Mahajan Nur Jahan had a piercing intelligence a versatile temper and sound common sense. She possessed great physical strength and courage She went on hunting tours with her husband and on more than one occasion shot and killed ferocious tigers. She was devoted to Jahangir and he forgot all about the world and entrusted all the work of the government. The with Manbhawati Bai took place on Febru Manbhawati gave birth to Khusrau Mirza Thereafter Salim was allowed to marry in quick succession a number of accomplished girls from the aristocratic Mughal and Rajput families One of his favourite wives was a Rajput Princess known as Jagat Gosain and Princess Manmati who gave birth to Prince Khurram the future Shah Jahan Jahangir's successor to the throne The total number of wives in his harem was more than eight hundred. Akbar developed an emotional attachment with the village Sikri (abode of Chishti) Therefore he developed the town of Sikri and shifted his imperial court and residence from Agra to Sikri later renamed as Fatehpur Sikri Shaikh Salim Chishti's daughter was appointed Jahangir's foster mother as a mark of respect to the Shaikh Jahangir's foster brother Nawab Kutb-ud-din Khan was private secretary to the emperor Jahangir and afterwards governor of Bengal Nawab Kutb-ud-din Khan's son Nawab Mohtashim Khan was granted by Jahangir 4,000 bigas of land in Badaun District (United Provinces) where he built a small fort named Sheikhupur Badaun after Jahangir who was caned Sheikhu-baba in his childhood. Jahangir promised to protect Islam and granted general amnesty to his opponents He was also notable for his patronage of the arts especially of painting During his reign the distinctive style of Mughal painting expanded and blossomed Jahangir supported a flourishing cture of court painters Jahangir is most famous for his golden "chain of justice." The chain was setup as a link between his people and Jahangir himself Standing outside the castle of Agra with sixty bells anyone was capable of pling the chain and having a personal hearing from Jahangir himself.
In 1622 Khurram (Shah Jahan) younger brother of Khusrau Mirza had Khusrau murdered in a conspiracy to eliminate all possible contenders to the throne Taking advantage of this internal conflict the Persians seized the city of Qandahar and as a rest of this loss the Mughals lost control over the trade routes to Afghanistan Persian and Central Asia and also exposed India to invasions from the north-west. Jahangir was an excellent writer and loved nature He recorded various details of flora and fauna from all over India He was not only curious but a scientific observer of minute details of species a number of his observations are detailed in Tuzk-e-Jahangiri also referred to as Jahangirnama. He liked paintings and collected many of them in his palace Some of them are still found in museums. The health of Jahangir was completely shattered by too much drinking of alcohol. He was trying to restore it by visiting Kashmir and Kab He went from Kab to Kashmir but returned to Lahore on account of a severe cold Jahangir died on the way from Kashmir in 1627 and was buried in Shahdara Bagh a suburb of Lahore Punjab He was succeeded by his third son Prince Khurram who took the title of Shah Jahan Jahangir's elegant mausoleum is located in the Shahdara locale of Lahore and is a popar tourist attraction in Lahore On his death in 1627 he uttered 'Kashmir only Kashmir'. Jahangir was fascinated with art and architecture Jahangir himself is far from modest in his autobiography when he states his prowess at being able to determine the artist of any portrait by simply looking at a painting As. Jahangir's relationship with other rers of the time is one that was well documented by Sir Thomas Roe especially his relationship with the Persian King Shah Abbas Though conquest was one of Jahangir's many goals he was a naturalist and lover of the arts and did not have quite the same warrior ambition of the Persian king This led to a mutual enmity that while diplomatically hidden was very clear to observers within Jahangir's court Furthermore Abbas had for many years been trying to recover the city of Kandahar which Jahangir was not keen to part with especially to this king whom he did not particarly care for despite seeing him as. Jahangir was also revolutionary in his adaptation of European styles A collection at the British Museum in London contains seventy-four drawings of Indian portraits dating from the time of Jahangir including a portrait of the emperor himself These portraits are a unique example of art during Jahangir's reign because before and for sometime after faces were not drawn fl head-on and including the shoders as well as the head as these drawings are. J F Richards argues that "Jahangir seems to have been persistently hostile to poparly venerated religious figures." This is perhaps misleading Hindu ascetics like Jadrup were treated with respect and it was only those who upset the order of the state that were seen as a threat to the state with their poparity making them even more dangerous A Muslim who had gained some followers by claiming that he had surpassed the understanding of the companions of Muhammad was imprisoned in Gwalior Fort If he had been allowed to spread his message there was potential for serious disturbance so he had to be stopped. Jahangir was responsible for ending a century long struggle with the state of campaign against the Rajputs was pushed so extensively that the latter were made to submit and that too with a great loss of life and property Jahangir also thought of capturing Kangra Fort which Akbar had failed to do Consequently a siege was laid which lasted for fourteen months and the fort was taken in 1620 The district of Kistwar in the state of Kashmir was also conquered. Jahangir was a child of many prayers. It is said to be by the blessing of Shaikh Salim Chishti (one of the revered sages of his times) that Akbar's first surviving child the future Jahangir was born He was born at the dargah of the Shaikh Salim Chishti within the fortress at Fatehpur Sikri near Agra The child was named Salim after the darvesh and was affectionately addressed by Akbar as Sheikhu Baba. In this state Jahangir was also open to the influence of his wives a weakness exploited by many Because of this constant inebriated state Nur Jahan the favourite wife of Jahangir became the actual power behind the throne. The document has. Jahangir married the extremely beautif and intelligent -- (better known by her subsequent title of Nur Jahan) in May 1611 She was the widow of Sher Afghan She was witty intelligent and beautif which was what attracted Jahangir to her Before being awarded the title of Nur Jahan ('Light of the World') she was called Nur Mahal ('Light of the Palace') Her abilities are said to range from fashion designing to hunting There is also a myth that she had once killed four tigers with.
Born as Prince Muhammad Salim he was the third and eldest surviving son of Mog Emperor Akbar Akbar's twin sons Hasan and Hussain died in infancy His mother was the Rajput Princess of Amber Jodhabai (born Rajkumari Hira Kunwari eldest daughter of Raja Bihar Mal or Bharmal Raja of. Nur-Ud-Din Salim Jahangir his father Akbar the Great and Anarkali were portrayed in the Hindi film Mughal-e-Azam in which Jahangir was played by Dilip Kumar Jalal Agha also played the younger Jahangir at the start of. The story of Nur Jahan occupies an important place in the history of Jahangir She was the widow of a rebel officer Sher Afghan of Mughals The governor of Bengal was killed by him and consequently he suffered the same fate at the hands of the guards of the Governor His widow -un-a was brought to Agra and placed in—or refused to be placed in—the Royal harem in 1607 Jahangir married her in 1611 and gave her the title of Nur Jahan or "Light of the World" Jahangir was rumored to have had a hand in the death of her husband But there is no evidence to prove that he was guilty of that crime; in fact most travelers' reports say that he met her after Sher Afghan's death (See Ellison Banks Findly's scholarly biography for a fl discussion.) Copyright© Christopher Buyers October 2001 - September 2016 Afghanistan The Durrani Dynasty GENEALOGY Salim was made a Mansabdar of ten thousand (Das-Hazari) the highest military rank of the empire after the emperor He independently commanded a regiment in the Kab campaign of 1581 when he was barely twelve His Mansab was raised to Twelve Thousand in 1585 at the time of his betrothal to his cousin Manbhawati Bai daughter of Bhagwan Das of Amber Raja Bhagwant Das was the son of Raja Bharmal and the brother of Akbar's wife Rajkumari Hira Kunwari also known as Mariam Zamani.
During his time Jahangir also pioneered several ornate genealogies illustrated with portraits of each family member in the style of Italian Renaissance painters. Jahangir's love for hunting met his love for art as he commissioned artists on mtiple occasions to paint him while hunting and wod even paint scenes himself from time to time. Jahangir was also known for his vast collection of illuminated Persian albums that contained writings as well as paintings.