Roshanara Bagh: From Mughal Baghs to Cricket Runs
The richest cricketing body in the world BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) began its innings in the garden of a Mughal princess Roshanara, who would play a pivotal role in history. Roshanara Begum (1617 – 1671 CE) was the daughter of Emperor Shah Jahan and would go on to help Aurangzeb win the succession battle against his more popular brother, Dara Shikoh.
Today, Roshanara Bagh, a garden bearing her name is an oasis of greenery in the crowded and dusty Subzi Mandi area of North Delhi. And it was this garden that would connect Roshanara to India’s Cricketing body.