Evergreen love stories in Indian history

  1. ShahJahan and Mumtaz

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    It is one of the immortal love stories of the Mughal dynasty. It is the love story which carries- a saga of passion and love that continued even after death. The story is of the Mugha Emperor, Shah Jahan and his queen, Mumtaz Mahal. Mumtaz Mahal was married to the teenage Emperor, Shah Jahan. She was his favorite wife and bore him 14 children. Upon her death Shah Jahan built her a mausoleum of white marble. This mausoleum today is known as Taj Mahal and is regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

  2. Salim and Anarkali

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    It is a story of passion and power between the Mughal prince, Salim and a courtesan, Anarkali. Their affair had earned them the wrath of mighty Mughal Emperor, Akbar. Akbar tried everything that was in his power to stop Salim to fall for Anarkali. However, his efforts went in vain and Salim declared a war against his father. But the army defeated the young prince and was captured by the mighty army and was sentenced to death.

  3. Heer and ranjha

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    This story of a Punjabi jat who used to play flute. He left his home and travelled villages until he reached Heer’s village. They fell in love and elders separated them. Heer was married to someone else and Ranjha turned into a Jogi. Ranjha returned to Heer’s village after few years and ended up meeting each other. Heer’s uncle poisoned her eventually killing her and Ranjha consumed the same food and took his life.

  4. Baji Rao and Mastani

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    Peshwa Baji Rao was a military general of Chatrapati Shahuji fell in love with a woman named Mastani. The actual origins of Mastani’s were not known and this was the reason their love was opposed by his family. It is believed that Mastani committed suicide when he heard about Baji rao’s death in a battle.

  5. PrithviRaj and Samyukta

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    Samyukta was the beautiful daughter of a rival of Prthviraj, Jaichand of Kannauj and he didn’t want her to marry him. Both of them were in love with each other. One day, JaiChand organised a Swayamvar where he did not invite Prithviraj instead placed his statue at the entrance to serve as a doorman. Samyukta went and garlanded the statue. PrithviRaj was hiding behind the statue and took her away from there. Samyukta killed herself when Prithvi Raj was defeated by Mohammed Gori.

  6. Shivaji and Saibai

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    Chatrapati Shivaji was married to SaiBai from the Nimbalkar dynasty. They were married to each other at a young age. Although Shivaji remained busy in his conquests, he is said to be got closer to Saibai and she was his favourite wife. They were blessed with 4 children and it is believed that Shivaji’s last word was “Sai”.

  7. Quli Qutub Shah and Bhagmati

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    The young prince of Nizam one day saw the beautiful lady Bhagmati when he was travelling along the river side of Musi. He was stunned by her beauty and successfully married her against all the odds. He later named the entire city has Hyder Mahal, the new name of Bhagmati. This city is now called as Hyderabad.

  8. Amrapali and Bimbisara

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    Bimbisara,the king of magadha,came to conquer the city Vaisali. Oneday, a stranger came to her.He was young&handsome. Both fell in love with each other, but when Bimbisara asked her to come with him, she declined, having promised the citizens that she would never marry. Instead, she asked him to save her city if his love was true, and later joined Buddha to attain peace.

  9. Mirza and Sahiba

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    Mirza and Sahiba is folk tale about Mirza, the son of a Kharal Jat land baron and Sahiba, the daughter of the chief of Kheewa of Sial tribe. He both grew up together and fell in love. After few years, Mirza had to go to his home town and during that Sahiba was forced to marry someone. Sahiba wrote a letter to Mirza asking him to take her away. Mirza went and took her away from the mehendi ceremony eventually chased by hey brothers. Mirza was killed by them and upon seeing this Sahiba was also killed herself with the same sword.

  10. Laila and Majnu

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    This is tragic love story about the unending love. It is said that Laila and Qays feel in love during the school. Their love was known their elders and they were prevented from meeting each other. Qays banishes himself to the desert and starts neglecting food and emaciated. Due to his behaviour, he was called as Majnu (Madman). Laila was later married to another. After their death, both of them were buried next to each other. The story is often treated as an allegory of the soul’s desire to be united with the divine.

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