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Name :Zebunissa
Period : - 1702
Biographical detail : The gifted daughter of Aurangzeb.

Zebunissa was famous for her patronage of poets and scholars. She herself was a poetess and had great proficiency in the Arabic and Persian languages. She had a large private library, which contained beautifully illuminated copies of important literary works, where she used to spend most of her time in pursuit of knowledge.

Zebunissa’s penname was Makhfi.

Annie Krieger Krynicki has written a book, Captive Princess: Zebunissa, Daughter of Emperor Aurangzeb (Oxford University Press: ISBN 0-19-579837-6)
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin)


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