Begum Hasrat Mohani, Nishat al-Nisa

بیگم حسرت موہانی نشاط النساء
Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, India

Nishat al-Nisa Begum, better known as Begum Hasrat Mohani, wasa major figure in the struggle for INdian Independance. She was also the wife of the poet, author and anti-colonial activist Hasrat Mohani. She regularly took control of her husbands social, political and publishing activities during his long stints in jail during the anti-colonial struggle. The couple traveled widely throughout India, and also went to Mecca and Medina together for four consecutive years.

Biography by Daniel


Further Reading

Siddiqi, Nafis Ahmad. Begam hasrat Mohani aur un ke khutut o safarnama. Maulana Hasrat Mohani Foundation, Delhi. 2015.

Siddiq, Muhammad. Hasrat Mohani. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society, January 1st, 1984; 32, 1.

Sabri, S. Sardar Ali. “Sayyida Nishat Begum Hasrat Mohani.” Avaz-i Niswan 7, 12 (Dec. 1939), 35-40.

MInault, Gail. The Khilafat Movement. Religious Symbolism and Political Mobilization in India. Columbia University Press, New York, 1982.