Mian Family Baghbanpura

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Mian Family of Baghbanpura (Urdu: میاں‎) is a prominent noble family of Lahore, Pakistan.

The Shalimar Gardens in Baghbanpura, Lahore.

Belonging to the Arain tribe of Punjab region,[1] they originally owned the land near Baghbanpura on which the Shalimar Gardens were built. The land was handed to the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan and in return custodianship of the Shalimar Gardens was granted to the family in 1641.[2] The Mian family ceased to be custodians of the site in 1962, after the imposition of martial law in Pakistan by General Muhammad Ayub Khan.[citation needed]

Descendants of the Baghbanpura family now live in new localities of Lahore, but they still inherit large lands and the family graveyard in Baghbanpura.

Notable family members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tarikh-i-Araian by Ali Asghar Chaudri, published by Ilmi Kitabkhana Urdu Bazar Lahore Pakistan in 1989
  2. ^ Islam & Empire by David Gilmartin, published by University of California press, 1988
  3. ^ Shalamar Bagh, World Heritage Series published by UNESCO
  4. ^ Justice Shah Din: A Biography by Bashir Ahmad - Pub. 1962
  5. ^ Father and Daughter: A Political Autobiography by Jahan Ara Shahnawaz - 1971 - 304 pages


See also[edit]

  1. The Punjab Gazetteer, published by British Government in 1892 [1]
  2. Tarikh-i-Araian by Ali Asghar Chaudri, published by Ilmi Kitabkhana Urdu Bazar Lahore Pakistan in 1989
  3. Father and Daughter: A Political Autobiography by Jahan Ara Shahnawaz - 1971 - 304 pages
  4. History of Lahore, by Muhammad Latif, published in 1892
  5. Justice Shah Din, by Bashir Ahmad, published in 1962 [2]
  6. Empire and Islam, Published by University of California in 1988 [3]

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