Nur Jahan of India


Further Exploration

Browse through the Minassian Collection of Persian, Mughal, and Indian miniature paintings, including many depicting court life:

Brown University Library. “The Minassian Collection: Persian, Mughal, and Indian Miniature Paintings.” http://library.brown.edu/cds/minassian/.

Where is she now? Take a tour of Nur Jahan’s tomb with this amateur but strangely moving video:

YouTube. “Tomb of Noor Jahan, Lahore.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEV0JwE8ykM.

Make yourself some attar of roses—the scent Nur Jahan was said to have first worn. Just follow this recipe:

Charishma_Ramchandani. “Attar of Roses.” Food.com. http://www.food.com/recipe/attar-of-roses-72823.


Bibliography

Berinstain, Valerie. India and the Mughal Dynasty. Harry N. Abrams, 1998.

Bernier, Francois. Bernier’s Travels in the Mogul Empire. Ross & Perry, Inc., 2001.

Dr. M. Qamaruddin. A Politico-Cultural Study of the Great Mughuls. Adam Publishers and Distributors, 2007.

Jackson, Guida M. Women Rulers Throughout the Ages: An Illustrated Guide. ABC-CLIO Ltd., 2000.

Robinson, Francis. The Mughal Emperors and the Islamic Dynasties of India, Iran, and Central Asia. Thames & Hudson, 2007.

Tavernier, Jean-Baptiste. Travels in India. Nabu Press, 2010.

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