Born in 1614, Jahanara lived a life outside the conventional role of a Mughal princess —as an exemplary poet, writer, architect, engineer and painter, especially in an era where the lives of Mughal women were largely confined within the walls of the zenana.
The song starts with one of the students asking questions like 'What make a Hindustani? Is it colour? Language? Religion? Or status in economy?', etc. Thereafter, the students rap about the Mughal era, the Sultanate, how Babur came to India in the 1520s, about the capable Humayun, righteous Akbar, his son Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb.
It might be a rarity,but attempts are being made to revive mushairas or literary gatherings,which are an integral part our cultural legacy from the Mughal era. Pioneering the effort,for 12 years now,is city-based organisation Jashn-e-Bahar Trust.