As the interest of the weak emperor drowned in drunkenness decreased, Nur Jahan’s interference in the Mughal Empire increased. In 1617 such silver coins were issued in which the names of Nur Jahan and Jahangir were written.
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Year 1619. Mughal Empire In man-eating tiger had created panic. It was difficult for the hunting party to catch him. when uncontrollable tiger Mughal Emperor Jahangir When he reached near the most trained elephant, he also got scared. After many attempts, the hunting parties failed to catch or kill him. Exhausted, the hunting party reaches the king’s court and keeps its word.
The team member says, the man-eating tiger has created terror in the whole city. Many have lost their lives. Even after months have passed, he is out of our reach. On hearing this, Emperor Jahangir cut the hunter’s words in the middle and gestured and asked him to be silent.
The king said, now I do not hunt. That’s why a voice came from behind that I will hunt him. After listening to Begum Noor Jahan, the hunting parties somehow stopped their laughter. Hearing this, the people present in the court were surprised because very few people knew about the quality of the Begum that she is such a good shooter.
It was necessary for the emperor to keep distance from the victim because the age had crossed 50 years. The intoxication of alcohol and opium had left him useless. In such a situation, the risk of becoming a victim was more than that of hunting.
This is how Jahangir’s Noor Jahan became the Begum of Sher Afgan
Nur Jahan was the wife of Sher Afghan. The same Sher Afghan who was a vassal of Vardhaman of Bengal in the Mughalia Sultanate. Many times in the Sultanate, when the responsibilities increased, he had to go outside the capital. During this, Noor Jahan used to handle such responsibilities which were called masculine in those days. She slowly started trying her hand at hunting. As a result, she became expert in gun handling.
It was not a new thing for him to have an accurate mark in the gun. After the death of Sher Afgan, Jahangir’s eyes fell on Nur Jahan one day and in 1610 he made her his wife. In this way Mehr-un-Nisa became Noorjahan. After marriage, when Jahangir came to know about this quality of her, he was shocked.This quality of Noor Jahan solved the problem of the empire, in which even the hunting parties had failed to find a solution.
hunting a tiger on an elephant
In the court, Noor Jahan asked the emperor to hunt the cannibal emperor. Jahangir was already aware of this quality of Begum, so he gave permission. Noorjahan sat on the back of an elephant and came out with a gun in her hand. He killed the tiger with his accurate shooting and put an end to the fear of the people.
As the interest of the weak emperor drowned in drunkenness decreased, Nur Jahan’s interference in the Mughal Empire increased. In 1617 such silver coins were issued in which the names of Nur Jahan and Jahangir were written. In the Mughal period, the name of a woman being mentioned on a coin was considered no less than an achievement.
Historian Ruby Lal, author of Empress: The Astonishing Rain of Nur Jahan, writes in her book that Nur Jahan’s stature was increasing in the Sultanate. One day she went and sat in the royal verandah where only men used to sit. Nur Jahan issued many royal decrees. Helped poor and lower class women. When Jahangir was imprisoned, he also took over the command of the Mughal Sultan.