Dr. Amanda Foreman visits Indian locations to illustrate the rich legacy of Nur’s Jahan’s cultural achievements and set these in the context of unprecedented political power as a woman in Mughal society. Nur Jahan faced huge social obstacles in the form of Purdah and Sharia law and the ingenious and subtle ways that she used to negotiate her way through them to achieve great power are unravelled. Nur Jahan’s cultural legacy in art and architecture is also demonstrated with scenes at the Taj Mahal.
Pupils view the piece before making a comparative study of other women in history who broken the mould of male domination. For example Elizabeth I.