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date: 05 December 2019

Munni Begamlocked

(1723?–1813)
  • P. J. Marshall

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Munni Begam (1723?–1813), consort of Mir Jafar Ali Khan, nawab of Bengal, was probably born in 1723, reputedly the daughter of 'a poor widow' from the village of Balkonda, near Sikandra in northern India (Torrington, 9.76). The widow gave her to a slave woman who took her to ...

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