KANGRIS AND EMPEROR AURANGZEB ALAMGEER
A PLAN TO ERADICATE PROSTITUTION FROM OUR REGION
The boldest attempt in history to undo “Arth Shaster” laws
There is romantic saying that prostitution is the oldest profession in human history. That is of course not the case. The primitive man was not fond of renting for his things. He knew how to take them or succumb trying, that is why it was an age of the SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST. Then God in his infinite wisdom taught man things that ancient man never heard off, and that was Compassion for others. Islam stopped exploitation of man by man presumably forever, but human frailty as it is, would rebel again and again. That is what we called endless struggle.
There is a manuscript in the Salar Jang Museum about the reign of Muhammed Shah and it lists many things. It also lists the names of the famous prostitutes of Delhi. A remarkable list in itself. The top 18 prostitutes of Muhammed Shah’s time are listed there, with their remarkable attributes. For instance mention is made of Mashooq Abdul Hassan, Nur Bai, Chimmni, Ada Begum, Banay Feal Sawar, Khushali Ram Rajni, Chak Muk Damni, Zeenat, Bhajbi, Gulab, Ramzani, Rahman Bai, Pana Begum, Kamal Bai, Uma Bai, Kunwar, Pana, and Tunoo. The free license of sexual depravity in those times can judged from instance with the presence of SEX TRAINING SCHOOLS of Azam Khan, Mirza Munoo, and Lateef Khan. At these sex universities everything was taught and practicised. Sex taken to new heights of permissiveness. More on that in another blog. Here we talk of the tempo of Aurangzeb Alamgeer to set things right in Indo Pakistani region.
In 1688 an farman was issued by Aurangzeb Alamgeer that all prostitutes should renounce their way of depraved life marry someone of their own choice, or permit the State to find husbands for them. Orders were issued to subjects to marry such women and let them lead pious life. This was done for the majority of the Kanjris of Delhi and Lahore.
In Delhi an order was issued that women who would resist marriage to family houses, would be thrown in the river. One such woman who refused to marry called on the shrine of Qaleemullah son of Nurullah Mimar, and asked forgiveness from the saint as it was the last day of her life. Qaleemullah took reverence to the lady and asked her to collect all other such ladies and start reciting verse by HAFIZ SHERAZI loudly in front of the palace, so that the Emperor could hear them. The verse was:
“Dar Koay naik name mara guzar na da anand,
Gar to name pasandi taqheerki kaza rah.”(Persian)
Aurangzeb Alamgeer heard the verse and asked about the group of women who were singing it. He forgave this band of women for there was a lesson in it. This trial by the Emperor to set things right did undo the depravity for some time but after his death, it sprung back in force. Unless the society meets the challenge, Good and Evil will keep on clashing till the day of judgment itself.