Mian family of Baghbanpura

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The Shalimar Gardens in Baghbanpura, Lahore.

The Mian family of Baghbanpura is a noble family of Lahore, Pakistan.[1]

Belonging to the Arain tribe of Punjab region, they were originally agriculturalist and market-cultivators, who 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][page needed] 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 still own some land and the family graveyard in Baghbanpura.

Notable family members[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ The Garrison State: Military, Government and Society in Colonial Punjab, 1849-1947 by Tan Tai Yong pg.263
  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. ^ The Garrison State: Military, Government and Society in Colonial Punjab, 1849-1947 by Tan Tai Yong pg.263
  6. ^ Aditya Pandey (2005). South Asia: Politics of South Asia. Gyan Publishing House. pp. 21–. ISBN 978-81-8205-303-8. 
  7. ^ Muneeza Shamsie (11 July 2015). And the World Changed: Contemporary Stories by Pakistani Women. Feminist Press at The City University of New York. pp. 5–. ISBN 978-1-55861-931-9.