February 06, Akbar married Mariam-uz-Zamani (Jodha Bai) on this day. a policy of conciliating conquered rulers through marriage and diplomacy.  She was the granddaughter of Raja Bihari Mal, whose daughter Mariam-uz- Zamani had been married to Akbar in , and by him was the mother of. Mariam uz-Zamani was the wife of Akbar and mother of the fourth Mughal Emperor Jahangir. Akbar, the greatest of the Mughals, understood it.
Bihari Mal, who had only a small following agreed to pay peshkash, and given as hostage his son and two of his nephews, but Sharif-ud-din was not satisfied and wanted to destroy him. Akbar insisted that Bihari Mal should submit to him personally. It was also suggested that his daughter should be married to him, as a sign of complete submission.
Once, this had been done, Akbar asked his brother-in-law, Sharif-ud-din, not to interfere with the raja. This was a sign that the marriage was not of equals and indicated Bihari Mal's family's inferior social status.Little-Known Facts About Mariam uz Zamani / Jodhaa and Akbar
Hindus as well as Muslims. The rajas had much to gain from the link to imperial family. Akbar made such marriages respectable for Rajputs.
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An expectant Heer was sent to Sheikh's humble dwelling at Sikri during the period of her pregnancy. On 30 Augustthe boy was born and received the name Salim, in acknowledgement of his father's faith in the efficacy of the holy man's prayer. Though she remained a HinduJodhabai was honoured with the title Mariam-uz-Zamani "Mary of the Age" after she gave birth to Jahangir.
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Of twenty-seven Rajputs in Abu'l-Fazl list of mansabdars, thirteen were of Amber clan, and some of them rose to positions as high as that of imperial princes. Raja Bhagwan Dasfor instance, became commander ofthe highest position available at that time, and bore the proud title Amir-ul-Umara Chief Noble.
His son, Man Singh Irose even higher to become commander of Around the time Ranthambore submitted, Kalinjar surrendered to the Muhgals, within three months, JodhpurBikaner and Jaisalmer also submitted, with the royal families of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer offering princesses to the Mughal harem.
When the Portuguese officially refused to return the ship and the passengers, the outcry at the Moghul court was quite unusually severe. The outrage was compounded by the fact that the owner and the patron of the ship was none other than the revered mother of the current emperor. Mariam-uz-Zamani's son, the Indian emperor Jahangir, ordered the seizure of the Portuguese town Daman. So when Akbar got the news in that his first Hindu wife was expecting a child, he hoped the birth of the first of his three sons as promised by the revered holy man Chisti.
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Akbar then sent Hira Kunwari to the dwelling of Chisti in Sikri to stay there till childbirth. On August 30,Hira Kunwari gave birth to a boy who was named Salim by his father out of his gratitude and honour towards the holy man. Salim later succeeded his father to become Emperor Jahangir. This was in line with the practice of the Mughal Empire of giving honorary titles to the Muslim noblewomen of the imperial harem after they give birth to a son.
Elevation of Her Family Members Her marriage with Akbar created a close association between the Mughal Empire and her family which proved extremely beneficial for the latter with respect to gaining both power and wealth.
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Akbar inducted Bihari Mal as a noble of high rank in the imperial court. He fought several battles for Akbar, remained governor of Kabul and was bestowed with the title of Amir-ul-Umra Chief Noble by the latter.
She was a business woman with insight and acumen who ran international trade in several items including silk and spices and was perhaps the most enterprising trader among other noblewomen on record.
She was the owner of ships that took pilgrims to Mecca the holiest city in the religion of Islam and carried them back home. In one instance the Portuguese pirates captured the ship in that was carrying a large cargo ofrupees and around to passengers. The Portuguese officially denied return of both the ship and its passengers and when such news reached the Mughal court, Emperor Jahangir, the doting son of Queen mother of Hindustan was outraged.
He gave orders to capture the Portuguese town Daman and also to take into custody all Portuguese within the Mughal Empire.
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Churches of the Jesuits were also confiscated by him. Jahangir held his mother in high regards which among other things is palpable from the right he granted to her to issue firmans that is official orders that generally remained the absolute right of the emperor. Many architectural works including building gardens, mosques and wells were commissioned by the Queen mother. It is located in the Walled City of Lahore, in modern-day Pakistan.