S̲h̲āh D̲j̲ahān
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(1000-76/1592-1666, r. 1037-68/1628-57), Mug̲h̲al emperor, son of the Emperor D̲j̲ahāngir [q.v.] and his Rād̲j̲put wife Manmati; his personal name was K̲h̲urram, the title of S̲h̲āh D̲j̲ahān being granted to him by his father in 1025/1616.

His first responsible assignment came with his appointment to the Mēwāŕ campaign in 1022/1614. He was subsequently appointed ṣūbadār of the Deccan in 1025/1616 and again in 1030/1621. In 1031/1622 he procured the murder of his elder brother K̲h̲usraw and afterwards rebelled in 1032/1623; driven out of the Deccan…

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Athar Ali, M., “S̲h̲āh D̲j̲ahān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6747>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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