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Begums of Bhopal: A Dynasty of Women Rulers in Raj India

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Between 1819 and 1926 four Muslim women rulers reigned over Bhopal, the second largest Muslim state of India, despite staunch opposition from powerful neighbors and male claimants. Even the British India Company initially opposed female rule in Bhopal until the Begums quoted Queen Victoria as their model and inspiration. Each Begum--or Queen--impressed her own personality
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 20th 2000 by I.B. Tauris
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Simala Kureishy
Nov 05, 2009 rated it it was ok
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After reading this book I feel like I need to research the
character of the Begums of Bhopal. While the author writes accurately about the historical aspect of Bhopal. His personal bias seeps through this work. Descended from one side of the family, he maligns the character of the members of the other side of his family. If you can get over his personal bias it is wonderful to read about the women who ruled Bhopal for three hundred years.
The sad aspect about reading history is the realization th
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Vipul
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A very well researched book about the history of Bhopal state from an author belonging to the ruling family. A good read for those interested in political history and court intrigues. A must read for every bhopali.
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