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Upper Lake in Bhopal, MP

By Prakhar Patidar

Bhopal is a quiet, tier two capital city of the central state of India, Madhya Pradesh. You would never meet a Bhopali, as the residents proudly call themselves, who doesn't rave about the peace and beauty of Bhopal. Fondly known as the 'city of lakes', a title the city competes for with the Rajasthani city Udaipur, Bhopal is home to roughly 18 lakh people. The name of the city comes from Bhojpal or the Bhoj dam that holds the lakes of Bhopal together. Another theory suggests it was actually named after the Parmar ruler Bhupala who ruled the region at one point.

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It offers serene lakes and mouth-watering Mughali cuisine for those who come seeking relaxation and peace. More than that, Bhopal has a vibrant history and is one of the few places to have enjoyed successful female leadership in the past exemplifying that women were as capable rulers as history deems men to be. Between the 13th to 18th centuries, the region saw the rule of Rajputs, Afghans, Gonds, Mughals, and Marathas at different points of time before turning into a princely state in 1818 under British rule.

This is the time that saw Bhopal's first-ever female rule; Qissa Begum, who took the throne after her husband was assassinated. As her legacy, she left behind the Jama Masjid Of Bhopal and Gohar Mahal as well as a daughter; Sikander Begum who, in turn, built the Moti Masjid and Moti Mahal.

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Shahjahan Begum took the throne after her mother and continued the legacy of impartial ruling and building memorable architecture. She was followed by Kaikhusrau Jahan Begum 'Sarkar Amma' who was the last of Bhopal's Begums and ruled till 1926.

The state of Bhopal sided with the British in the revolt of 1857 but apart from this misstep, the beggars and their reigns have gifted the city with beautiful masjids, forts, and gardens. They were not only advocates of emancipation of women but communal harmony as well and continue to be a successful example of women rulers in Indian history.


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