Jahangir was born on 9 September 1569 at Fatehpur Sikri. His father, Akbar, doted on him but the relationship grew bitter as Jahangir came of age. Jahangir openly rebelled against his father at first, but was eventually reconciled; and on Akbar's death in November 1605, he assumed the throne. Though his own son, Khusrau, then seventeen years old, led a military campaign against his father, Jahangir captured him and rendered him blind. In 1611, Jahangir met, wooed, and married Mehrunissa, the young widow of a Mughal officer. A ... (more)