Jun 14, 2024, 07:06 AM IST

8 most intelligent Mughal queens

Mahipal Chouhan

Nur Jahan: Nur Jahan was an astute administrator and strategist, directly influencing Mughal court politics and policies during Jahangir's reign.

Maham Anga: Akbar's wet nurse and confidante, Maham Anga wielded immense influence, effectively governing the empire during his early reign.

Mariam-uz-Zamani: Mariam-uz-Zamani, Akbar's Hindu wife, was a shrewd businesswoman, managing a vast fleet of trading ships and enterprises.

Hamida Banu Begum: Humayun's wife and Akbar's mother, Hamida Banu Begum was revered for her wise counsel and diplomatic acumen.

Mumtaz Mahal: Though known for her beauty, Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan's wife, was also a trusted advisor and political influencer.

Ruqaiya Sultan Begum: Akbar's chief wife, Ruqaiya, was deeply involved in court politics and played a significant role in Mughal succession matters.

Roshanara Begum: Aurangzeb's sister, Roshanara, was a brilliant strategist, pivotal in securing his ascension to the throne.

Jahanara Begum: Shah Jahan's daughter, Jahanara, was an influential poet and scholar, and a key player in court politics and succession.

This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports