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Nur Jahan, the Great Mughal: The Story of an Uncrowned Empress
Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Location: 003 Special Exhibition Hall The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall
Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall
About The Event
Nur Jahan, “Light of the World,” was the only woman ruler in the long dynasty of India’s great Mughals. She governed India with her husband, the emperor Jahangir, from 1614 to 1627, though only a generation earlier Akbar the Great had decreed queens and princesses be sequestered behind harem walls.
Ruby Lal, professor of South Asian studies at Emory University, discusses how the empress’s extraordinary strengths, the emperor’s lamentable weaknesses, and the twists and turns of 17th-century politics combined to defy a time and a culture that ought to have made the reign of Nur Jahan impossible.
Free; reservations recommended. Meet in the exhibition.