Chand Bibi of Bijapur shooting with her ladies. c. 1750 opaque watercolour on paper. Victoria & Albert Museum, London © V&A Images / Victoria and Albert Museum, London
- Chand Bibi was a rare case for women in the ruling classes at her time, and even rarer in the general population of India in the 16th century.
- Hunting or playing sports, learning to play musical instruments, going shopping or even taking a walk on your own, going to school, even reading, were not considered appropriate pursuits for girls and women.
- Imagine what it would be like to not have any power over what you do, what you wear, or even who or when you marry. What makes a woman powerful?
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