Jun 18, 2024, 10:15 AM IST

Mughal kings with Hindu mothers

Shivam Verma

Mughal kings marrying Hindu princesses were often strategic alliances to strengthen political and military ties with powerful Rajput states.

These alliances ensured loyalty and support from Rajput kingdoms, which were crucial for the stability and expansion of the Mughal Empire.

Akbar married Mariam-uz-Zamani, who was the daughter of Raja Bharmal.

This marriage set a precedent for future matrimonial alliances with Rajput states.

Mughal king Jahangir was born to Mariam-uz-Zamani, also known as Jodha Bai.

Bahadur Shah II was the son of Lalbai.