A scene from the serial Dastaan-e-Mohabbat on Salim and Anarkali.
When it comes to stories of love in history, then Romeo-Juliet, Heer-Ranjha and Laila-Majnu Salim-Anarkali There is also mention of That Anarkali whose name was Nadira Begum. Many historians know him by the name of Sharfunnisa. Joe Iran with businessmen Lahore had reached As soon as she came to Lahore, discussions about her beauty became common. this news in flight Emperor Akbar reached up to He asked Nadira to appear in the court.
Nadira was very fond of dancing, Akbar liked her. The king liked his style so much that he ordered him to stay in his kingdom. And named Anarkali. Along with this, he was also given the status of being his most special cousin.
It is said that from the day Akbar saw her, he started spending more time with Anarkali. All three of his queens were annoyed by this and conspiracies were hatched to get Anarkali out of the way.
The meaning of the digit 1599 entered when
Anarkali became the consort of Akbar and the son of both of them was named Daniyal. After becoming the daughter of Akbar, the discussions of her love with son Salim started spreading in the Sultanate. In a report of Pakistani newspaper Dawn, British tourist William Finch says, Anarkali was one of Akbar’s wives, but when the emperor came to know that Prince Salim i.e. Jahangir was in love with her, he was very angry.
All efforts were made to stop both. When Akbar failed in this, he ordered Anarkali to be put in the wall. Syed Abdul Latif writes in the book ‘Tarikh-e-Lahore’ that the number 1599 is recorded on Anarkali’s grave, this number is the year of his death.
The tomb was built by the prince on the grave
Many interesting information related to Salim and Anarkali is found in Jahangir’s autobiography. It is written in Tuzuk-e-Jahangiri that there is a mausoleum in Lahore which is known as Anarkali mausoleum. It is said that Jahangir had built the tomb in memory of Anarkali after losing her. Who worked to seal Salim’s love story.
The 18th century historian Abdullah Chagatai writes that near the tomb in which Anarkali was buried, Jahangir also built the tomb of his Begum Saheb Jamal. There was a special reason for this too. Actually, after Anarkali, Jahangir had the most love for his wife Saheb Jamal. This was the reason that after her death, he built Begum’s grave near Anarkali’s grave.
During the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Lahore, that mausoleum became the residence of his army general. After the British rule was implemented in Punjab, that tomb was converted into a church. In 1891, it was made a government office, even after undergoing so many changes, it was known as Anarkali’s memorial.