Anarkali of Peshawar, Which Was Not Chosen in The Wall But. Few People Know The Story of Anarkali Buried in The Tomb
Everyone is familiar with the story of Prince Salim and Anarkali. The youngest and favorite son of the Mughal ruler of India, Nur-ud-Din Jahangir, was Prince Salim, whom he affectionately called Sheikho.
Prince Salim fell in love with Anarkali, a concubine of Jahangir’s court, but Jahangir could not accept that his daughter-in-law should become a girl from a commoner family – so he put Anarkali out of his way forever. Prince Salim was sent out of the city on some pretext and Anarkali was chosen alive in the wall. This story of love is as busy as Laila Majnu, Heer Ranjha and Shireen Farhad, but the historical story we are going to tell you today is related to the city of Peshawar in Pakistan-
Anarkali of Peshawar
In Wazir Bagh of Peshawar, there is a similar maid buried, whose shrine is an example of the brutality of the kings of history. The story begins in 1772 when Afghanistan and the northern parts of India, including Peshawar, were under the rule of the Durrani. At that time the power of India was in the hands of the Mughals.
It was at that time that after the death of Ahmad Shah Abdali, his elder son Timur Shah Abdali sat on the throne. Timur Shah was married to the daughter of Mughal Emperor Alamgir. Timur Shah used to spend summer in Afghanistan and winter in Peshawar. His palace and residence were located in Balahisar Fort.
His wife, the daughter of the Mughal ruler Rua Jahangir, brought with her a platoon of concubines along with a lot of wealth as dowry. One of them was Bibi Jan, who is also known as Anarkali of Peshawar.
Proximity between Anarkali and Timur Shah of Peshawar
Bibi Jaan was an example in appearance and also a genius of Bila which impressed Timur Shah a lot. And he gradually became a captive of her vagaries. He even took advice from Bibi Jan in many business matters. Bibi Jan’s advice was especially helpful to Timur Shah in developing relations with the Mughal rulers. Because she was aware of their mood and nature-
Jealousy in Bibi Jan and Timur Shah’s queen
Timur Shah’s wife, who was also the daughter of the Mughal ruler Jahangir, was deeply troubled by her husband’s growing relationship with Bibi Jan – she resented the king’s affection for Bibi Jan. He used to call him as Bebo, whom he started calling Biju due to his hatred-
It should be remembered that Biju is a Persian language word which means bandaria – in addition to this, Bandaria is also called Biju in the Hindi language of Peshawar, because of the queen’s Bibijan being called this way among the employees of the palace. , who was jealous of Bibi Jan because of this respect. His name Biju became famous
The oppressed death of Anarkali of Peshawar
Due to her jealousy, one day the Queen called Bibi Jan to her and asked her in conversation if she could accept one of her words. Concubine Bibi Jan assured her that she was her concubine and it was her duty to obey her orders.
Bibi Jan understood the queen’s intention and asked permission to meet Timur Shah before drinking the cup, but the queen ordered her that she can go to meet Timur Shah only after drinking the syrup, after which Bibi Jan He drank that cup of poison and blood flowed from his nose and mouth due to the effect of the poison. When Bibi Jan reached the king’s court in this condition, she died there at the feet of the king.
The story of Biju’s grave
Timur Shah was deeply saddened by the assassination of Bibi Jan and withdrew from the business of the kingdom for a long time. But then in time, when his wounds began to heal, he built a beautiful mausoleum for Bibi Jan in Wazir Bagh – where he buried Bibi Jan’s grave as well as his favorite animals. But the queen’s hatred did not leave her side even in the grave and her tomb became known as Biju’s tomb instead of Bibi Jan.
Although this whole story is not present in any history book, but according to Peshawar Archeology Department Officer Bakht Khan, this story is being passed on in the form of hand-to-hand traditions.
Even today there is a mausoleum in Wazir Bagh, despite its dilapidated condition, there is Bibi Jan’s grave in one corner, which the residents here still remember as Biju’s grave-