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Encina Hall West, Room 208
A Lecture by Munis Faruqui, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Berkeley.
In 1626 a disgruntled Mughal nobleman, Mahabat Khan, took the entire Mughal court – including the emperor Jahangir and his powerful wife Nur Jahan – captive. At the time the Mughal court was mobile in the Punjab and en-route to Kabul. Between March and September, for almost six months, Mahabat Khan’s effective command of the court mea