Gauhar Ara Begum

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Gauhar Ara Begum
Shahzadi of the Mughal Empire
Born17 June 1631
Burhanpur, India
Died1706 (aged 74–75)
Delhi, India
DynastyTimurid
FatherShah Jahan
MotherMumtaz Mahal
ReligionIslam

Gauhar Ara Begum (17 June 1631 – 1706) was a Mughal princess and the fourteenth and youngest child of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.[1]

Her mother died giving birth to her. Gauhar Ara, however, survived the childbirth and lived for another 75 years. Little is known about her and whether she was involved in the war of succession for her father's throne.

Gauhar Ara died in 1706, at the age of 75, from natural causes.

Ancestry[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

  • Gauhar Ara Begum is a principal character in Ruchir Gupta's novel Mistress of the Throne (2014).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tillotson, Giles (2008). Taj Mahal. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. p. 31. ISBN 9780674063655.