Sunday, 27 July 2014


Prince Humay Arriving at Princess Humayun's Palace. signed Junayud. from a Divan (collection of poems) by Khwaju Kirmani. 1396. illustrated manuscript
In follow up to my first post on this subject:

The main female character is named with a common male name, perhaps named after: 


, NĀṢER-AL-DIN MOḤAMMAD, (1508–56), second Mughal emperor in Kabul (1530–56) and northern India (1530–40 and 1555–56). succesor to Bābor. 
HOMĀYUN PĀDEŠĀH, NĀṢER-AL-DIN MOḤAMMAD, posthumously known as Jahānbāni Jannat-āšiāni (1508–56), second Mughal emperor in Kabul (1530–56) and northern India (1530–40 and 1555–56). The eldest son of Bābor (q.v.), the founder of the Mughal empire, born of Mahïm Begim (Begom) on 4 Ḏu’l-qaʿda 913/ 6 March 1508 in Kabul, he succeeded to the throne on 9 Jomādā I 937/29 December 1530 after Bābor’s death (Abu’l-Fażl ʿAllāmi, I, p. 121; Golbadan, fol. 20b). (source/more)

Nasir ud-din Muhammad Humayun (Persianنصیر الدین محمد همایون‎; OS 7 March 1508 AD – OS 17 January 1556 AD) was the second Mughal Emperor who ruled a large territory consisting of what is now Afghanistan,Pakistan, and parts of northern India from 1531–1540 and again from 1555–1556. Like his father, Babur, he lost his kingdom early, but with Persian aid, he eventually regained an even larger one. On the eve of his death in 1556, the Mughal empire spanned almost one million square kilometers. (source/more)

[Emperor] Humayun Receives the 
Head of Qaracha Khan
Ascribed to Burah, Indian, active 1580 - 1590.
 Faces ascribed to Miskin, India, active 1582 - 1596.

The main male character, of course, is named with a womanly name, perhaps after: 


according to Iranian traditional history, a Kayānid queen; she was daughter, wife, and successor to the throne of Bahman, son of Esfandiār. [more in next post]

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