The Mughal History: Short Story: Aisan Daulat Begum
5541 Words23 Pages
Aisan Daulat Begum
Sipping Starbucks on a Monday morning, hurriedly glancing through the newspaper – Mrs. Seetharaman has just been appointed India’s defense minister, many say this is purely a namesake, but to many, this is the tipping point. In years to come, this will go down in history books as monumental, putting women at the forefront of a largely male-dominated service through ages. But has this always been the case? History is proof that women have played a crucial role in setting the course of the future. The Mughal saga is a testimony to this fact.
Our story is set somewhere between parts of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and northwest China collectively called Moghulistan, with Aisan Daulat Begum at the helm of affairs.
Aisan was a woman of grit and resolve. Yes, she was a king’s wife, the queen consort of an empire, the first Mughal Emperor’s grandmother, but she was more than the relationship she shared with the men in her life. Aisan was born under the harsh sun of the desert and used to life 's rigors, her own experiences shaped Babur’s regime in later years. Much of Babur’s personality reflected Aisan, whether of self-restraint, love for poetry, discipline or his refined temperament. She was sternly brought in a typical patriarchal system; her father was well known in the community and chief of the tribe, she had many brothers who participated actively in Babur’s political affairs. At a young age, Aisan was married to Yunus Khan as part of a political alliance, as