When Emperor Aurangzeb fell in Love

When Emperor Aurangzeb fell in Love
·         Hira Bai died and Alamgir took vow not to drink or listen to music

·         Mughal ruler loved Dara Shukoh’s widow but did not use authority


Dr.Hari Desai’s Weekly Column  “Back to Roots” in Asian Voice, the Newsweekly, of ABPL Group, London 11 November 2017  Web Link :  http://bit.ly/2AoVJOf 
Blog : haridesai.blogspot.com          

·         The historians, in India and Pakistan as well, talk about the eighteen year old Prince falling in love with a Hindu slave girl, Hira Bai, and even willing to break his vow not to drink wine ! The historians, in India and Pakistan as well, talk about the eighteen year old Prince falling in love with a Hindu slave girl, Hira Bai, and even willing to break his vow not to drink wine ! 

·         Since Saif Khan knew about the harem of Aurangzeb, he wanted Chattar Bai, a concubine of Aurangzeb in exchange. Salah Bano went to Aurangzeb and conveyed the message which was agreeable to the Prince. When the exchange was traded, once Hira Bai wanted to test Aurangzeb’s love for her, she offered him a glass of wine and when he was about to drink, Hira Bai took it away. 

·         Since Saif Khan knew about the harem of Aurangzeb, he wanted Chattar Bai, a concubine of Aurangzeb in exchange. Salah Bano went to Aurangzeb and conveyed the message which was agreeable to the Prince. When the exchange was traded, once Hira Bai wanted to test Aurangzeb’s love for her, she offered him a glass of wine and when he was about to drink, Hira Bai took it away. 


·         Despite pleading repeatedly, Rana refused. Aurangzeb did not force her and granted a pension due to her as the widow of his elder brother! 

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