Jun 18, 2024, 06:26 PM IST

First Mughal princess to marry a Hindu king

Pavan Naidu

The Mughal Empire, a dominant force in Indian history, reigned over the Indian subcontinent for more than three centuries.

The Mughal era in the Indian subcontinent was marked by intriguing alliances that transcended cultural and religious boundaries.

The marriages of Hindu royalty with Mughal princesses weren't just a union, they symbolised political diplomacy that influenced the course of India’s history.

Khanum, daughter of Mughal king Akbar was the first Mughal princess to marry a Hindu king named Maharaja Amar Singh of Mewar.

The marriage was a part of the treaty that saw Akbar expand his dominance and consolidate the Mughal empire.

Raja Man Singh, also known as the Mirza Raja, was one of Akbar's boon companions, a member of the circle that the emperor called the Navratana, or "nine jewels also got married to Akbar’s niece, Mubarak Begum.

These marriages marked the political alliances between Hindu Kingdoms and Mughal Empire in India.

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