Monthly Archives: June 2001


Mumtaz Mahal: the Lady of the Taj Mahal

June 21st, 2001|

Dawn, The Review, sometime in 2001

She lies buried under Taj Mahal. Her name was Arjumand (later Mumtaz Mahal), she was the immortal beloved of Prince Khurram (later Shahjahan), and a daughter of Abul Hasan (later Asaf Khan), a Persian at Jahangir’s court. Historians don’t tell us much about her beyond this. Let’s make an attempt […]