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§ 990. Nawwāb S̲h̲āh-Jahān Bēgam “S̲h̲īrīn”, born on 3 July 1838, was proclaimed ruler of Bhōpāl on 10 Jan. 1847 under the regency of her mother Sikandar Bēgam, the widow of Nawwāb Jahāngīr Muḥammad K̲h̲ān. On 1 May 1860 she abdicated in favour of her mother. On 30 Oct. 1868 Sikandar Bēgam died, and S̲h̲āh-Jahān Bēgam again became ruler of the State. She died on 16 June 1901 and was succeeded by Sulṭān-Jahān Bēgam, her only daughter by her first husband, Nawwāb Naẓīr al-Daulah Bak̲h̲s̲h̲ī Bāqī Muḥammad K̲h̲ān, whom she had married in 1855 and who died in 1867. Her second husband, whom she married in 1871, was Nawwāb Ṣiddīq Ḥasan K̲h̲ān, who has already been mentioned (pp. 21–23 supra).
Her Urdu dīwān (Dīwān i S̲h̲īrīn) was published at Cawnpore in 1872,* and another Urdu work, Tahd̲h̲īb al-niswān, at Delhi in 1889*.
- Tāj al-iqbāl tārīk̲h̲ i riyāsat i Bhōpāl, a history of Bhōpāl to the year 1289/1872.
¶ Edition: Cawnpore 1289–90/1873*.
Urdu version: Cawnpore 1873*.
English translation (from the Urdu): The Táj-ul Ikbál Táríkh Bhopal; or the History of Bhopal. By H.H. the Nawab Shahjahan … Translated by H.C. Barstow. Calcutta 1876°*.
[Autobiographical statements in the Tāj al-iqbāl; S̲h̲amʿ i anjuman 241–4; Buckland Dictionary of Indian biography pp. 39–40; Sulṭān-Jahān Bēgam An account of my life (tr. Payne, London 1912) passim; Maʾāt̲h̲ir i Ṣiddīqī, an Urdu biography of Ṣiddīq Ḥasan K̲h̲ān (see pp. 21–22 supra) by S.M. ʿAlī Ḥasan K̲h̲ān, ii pp. 66–8, 82–105 and elsewhere; Niẓāmī Badāyūnī Qāmūs al-mas̲h̲āhīr (in Urdu) ii pp. 4–5.]