BHOPAL. Sahibzada Mohammed Obaidullah Khan, son of Sultan Jahan Begum


A rather faded but scarce portrait of one of the sons of H H Nawab Sultan Jahan Begum of Bhopal, born 1878 when his mother was heir apparent to Shahjahan Begum. The 5 x 3½ ins portrait has  very slight loss at the lower left corner and is mounted on old 8 x 6 ins photographer’s card, which is stained and degraded. The complicated relationships between members of the ruling family of Bhopal are most accessibly described in Shaharayar M Khan The Begums of Bhopal,  a Dynasty of Women Rulers in Raj India [I B Tauris, London 2000].    jan4/1

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