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Biographical Data :

Name :Sayeda Imam Begum
Period :c1785 - 1866
Biographical detail : A female mystic and poetess from Gujarat

Better known as Bibi Tahira, she was the last known member of the Kadiwala family of Ismaili Khoja community in India and a ginan composer.

With her first public appearance in 1829, Bibi Tahira organised the gathering of the Ismaili women, in Bombay, to discuss ginans the devotional couplets of wisdom and was famous for her piety and learning.

Bibi Tahira, born Sayeda Imam Begum in Kera, Kutch of Gujarat, passed away at Karachi.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan / Dr Intaj Malek)


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