Last Updated: 05 Sep, 2023 | Views: 422
Profession: Historical Women
Other Profession(s): Politician
Famous For: Leading Role In The Rebellion Against The British East India Company
Begum Hazrat Mahal was born on c. 1820 and died on 7 April 1879. In 1857–1858, she served as the regent of Awadh and was also known as the Begum of Awadh. During the Indian Rebellion of 1857, she played a leading role in the rebellion against the British East India Company. Awadh's Wali (ruler) during his minority was her son, Prince Birjis Qadr, after her husband was exiled to Calcutta in the wake of the Indian Rebellion.
The King of Awadh accepted her as his royal concubine, and she became a Begum.
Indian Rebellion of 1857:
It was under Raja Jalal Singh's leadership that Begum Hazrat Mahal's followers rebelled against the British during the Indian Rebellion of 1857;
One of Begum Hazrat Mahal's major complaints was that the English East India Company had razed mosques and temples for roads without a second thought.
During the last days of her death:
Initially, Jang Bahadur, the Rana prime minister, refused her asylum but later allowed her to remain in Nepal.
Facts About Begum Hazrat Mahal:
The tomb of Begum Hazrat Mahal can be found in the central part of Kathmandu, near the Jama Masjid.
The woman died there in 1879, and her remains were interred in a nameless grave in the Jama Masjid grounds in Kathmandu.