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In 1607, Prince Khurram, also known as Shah Jahan, was betrothed to Arjumand Banu Begum who was just 14 years old at the time. She was also the niece of the famous queen of Jehangir-Nur Mahal. She would become the unquestioned love of his life. They would, however, have to wait five years before they were married in 1612, on a date selected by the court astrologers as most conducive to ensuring a happy marriage. After their wedding celebrations, Khurram "finding her in appearance and character elect among all the women of the time," gave her the title Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace).

She is portrayed by Shah Jahan's chroniclers as the perfect wife with no aspirations to political power. This is in direct opposition to how her aunt Nur Jahan had been perceived. Mumtaz died in Burhanpur in 1631, while giving birth to their fourteenth child, a healthy baby girl.

The intervening years had seen Khurrum take other wives known as Akbarabadi Mahal (d.1677), Kandahari Mahal (b. c1594), (m.1609), Hasina Begum Sahiba (m. 1617), Muti Begum Sahiba, Qudsia Begum Sahiba, Fatehpuri Mahal Sahiba (d. after 1666), Sarhindi Begum Sahiba (d. after 1650), and Shrimati Manbhavathi Baiji Lal Sahiba (m. 1626).

According to the official court chronicler Qazwini, the relationship with his other wives "had nothing more than the status of marriage. The intimacy, deep affection, attention and favor which His Majesty had for the Cradle of Excellence [Mumtaz Mahal] exceeded by a thousand times what he felt for any other."

Hence, Emperor Shah Jahan officially had three wives.
  1. Arjumand Banu Begum aka Mumtaz Mahal
  2. Akbarabadi Mahal
  3. Kandahari Mahal
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