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The Royal Insignia

Iftikhar-un Nisa
Janab-e Aalia
Raj Mata
Seal of the Begum of Oudh
B E G U M    H A Z R A T    M A H A L
Held Aloft the
 Flame of Freedom in Oudh
 "1857 on Trial"
Blitz - 10th August 1957
Begum Hazrat Mahal

Seal of the Begum of Oudh
Counter Proclamation to Queen Victoria's Proclamation of 1-Nov-1858

The Eternal Abode of a Valiant Queen Kathmandu - Nepal  Photos !!
  Far from the madding crowd she lies,
forlorn & forgotten
Indian Express, Lucknow - 2002 Sharmila Krishna
  An Awadh Legacy lies buried in Kathmandu Indian Express, Lucknow - 2002 Sharmila Krishna
  Miserable Condition of the grave of a Warrior Lady ! Milli Gazette, Delhi - Kazim Rizvi
  "Left Alone in Her Glory"
Begum Hazrat Mahal's Tomb
The Commoner - Kathmandu, 1959
  Begum Hazrat Mahal vis-a -vis Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Article by Late Prince Anjum Quder

Begum Hazrat Mahal Park - Lucknow  Photos !!
1857 Tableux of Govt. of UP in Republic Day Parade - New Delhi 26.Jan.1983
The Begum Sound & Light Show - Lucknow 1984
First Day Cover & Postal Stamp
Death Centenary 1979 Patna - Hyderabad - Calcutta - Souvenir Coming Up!
Poem during Political Asylum ! (Urdu) Coming Up!
Notable Quotes

Begum Vilayat Mahal

Articles & News - Begum Hazrat Mahal

Women Warriors Of 1857 The Illustrated Weekly of India - 1957
Samarendra Nath Chanda - Statesman Delhi - 1959
The Valiant Queen - HAZRAT MAHAL Najma Nasreen - Dawn, Karachi - 1960
Nawab Hazrat Mahal Saheba - Queen Regent Meher Quder - Family Sovenier - 1961
Known Personalities of 1857 - I S.N. Chanda - The Illustrated Weekly of India - 1972
Begum Hazrat Mahal in Paper Mache National Herald, Lucknow - 1976
Begum Hazrat Mahal Doll on Show THE PIONEER, Lucknow - 1976
Heritage - Begum Hazrat Mahal THE PATRIOT, New Delhi - 1985
Begum Hazrat Mahal - Freedom Fighter par excellence RADIANCE WEEKLY, New Delhi - 2003

Notable Quotes on the Queen of Oudh  - Begum Hazrat Mahal


"Hazrat Mahal, Begum of Oudh, during the national liberation uprising of  1857-59 in India headed the rebels."

"... The Begum has excited all Oudh to take up the interest of her son, and   the Chiefs have sworn to be faithful..."
Sir Jadunath Sarkar

"The Begums of Oudh have left an abiding mark on history of Oudh ...towards the   close of the dynasty came ..... Hazrat Mahal, Judith of the Sepoy Mutiny, the ever more heroic consort of the still softer Wajid Ali Shah."

S. N. Sen
"She was a better man than her husband and lord."
Veer Savarkar
"That the resolute and capable Begum still maintained, in spite of all   these disorders, the whole administration in tact is a sure indication of   her grit."

Qurratulain Hyder
"Begum Hazrat Mahal of Oudh was the last of the breed of able queens and generals. The queen led her kingdom's army into battle during the revolt of 1857. Even after she was defeated she defied Queen Victoria's famous Proclamation and issued a counter Proclamation...."

Prince Anjum Quder
"She wiped out the blot of cowardice from the face of the ruling family of   Avadh."

Roshan Taqui
"Lucknow 1857:
The Two Wars"

"Begum Hazrat Mahal, Raja Jia Lal ....they were the lodestar of the first war of independence."

M. Kaukab Qadr

"..who like Joan of Arc of 15th century France had challenged the hegemony of the British, fired hope in the sunken hearts, appeared from the unknown like a meteor and spread the flame of freedom in the length and breadth of Oudh."

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