Between 1819 and 1926 four muslim women rulers reigned over bhopal the second largest muslim state of india despite staunch opposition from powerful neighbors and male claimants even the british india company initially opposed female rule in bhopal until the begums quoted queen victoria as their model and inspiration. The story ends with her abdication in favour of her son the first male ruler nawab of bhopal in five generationsthis book offers the first balanced history of the state and in discussing the begums policies in dealing with the british also provides a fascinating account of british imperial relations with princely states. Find many great new used options and get the best deals for the begums of bhopal a dynasty of women rulers in raj india by khan m shaharyar and shaharyar m khan 2000 hardcover at the best online prices at ebay free shipping for many products. The begums of bhopal a history of the princely state of bhopal by khan shaharyar m and a great selection of related books art and collectibles available now at abebookscom
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