Queen Didda was a powerful and formidable ruler, who has often been described as ruthless by Kashmiri writers. Has history been fair on her?
Rarely remembered, and often eclipsed by the other Maratha greats, Queen Tarabai, Chhatrapati Shivaji’s younger daughter-in-law, saved and revived an empire by sheer force, grit and will.
The tragic story of Habba Khatoon, or ‘Zoon’, one of the greatest poets of Kashmir isn’t very widely known. But her ballads are sung in the valley even today, 400 years after her death!
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