Some Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Mughal Women's Names

by Ursula Georges

This is a short list of names from Table 1, Women Builders in Mughal Shahjahanabad, in Stephen Blake, "Contributors to the Urban Landscape: Women Builders in S.afavid Isfahan and Muchal Shahjahanabad", Women in the Medieval Islamic World, ed. Gavin R.G. Hambly (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998). The table omits accents.

Most of these women were royal; the title Begum indicates this. The sole exception is the dancer Nur Bai. The dates given are dates of the first constructed building.

Copyright 2002 by Ursula Whitcher, alias Ursula Georges