133rd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra45795629935616142 Tamil Nadu2682852087844349 Andhra Pradesh176333956251604 Karnataka145830692722704 Delhi1391561252264033 Uttar Pradesh100310572711817 West Bengal80984568841785 Telangana6894649675563 Gujarat65704485612529 Bihar6203140760349 Assam4816233429115 Rajasthan4667932832732 Haryana3779631226448 Odisha3768124483258 Madhya Pradesh3508225414912 Kerala279561629988 Jammu and Kashmir2239614856417 Punjab1901512491462 Jharkhand140705199129 Chhatisgarh10109761369 Uttarakhand8008484795 Goa7075511460 Tripura5520367528 Puducherry4147253758 Manipur301818147 Himachal Pradesh2879171013 Nagaland24056594 Arunachal Pradesh179011053 Chandigarh120671520 Meghalaya9173305 Sikkim7832971 Mizoram5022820
Lifestyle Books and Art 23 Oct 2019 One for the biblioph ...

One for the bibliophiles!

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | MIR QUADIR ALI
Published Oct 23, 2019, 12:10 am IST
Updated Oct 23, 2019, 12:10 am IST
Safavid Iran and the Deccan Sultanates is a must read for those enthusiasts who are fanatics of the rich Deccan heritage!
by Dr Muhammad Abdul Nayeem., Publisher: Hyderabad Publisher,  Pp.210, Rs 2000
 by Dr Muhammad Abdul Nayeem., Publisher: Hyderabad Publisher, Pp.210, Rs 2000

For anyone interested to learn about the built heritage of the Deccan, Dr Muhammad Abdul Nayeem is undoubtedly the person to be referred to.

Dr Nayeem has proven this, time and again with his earlier books, and the latest one, Safavid Iran and the Deccan Sultanates is another welcome addition to the list.

 

This is the first ever study of Safavid Iran’s —Diplomatic and cultural relations with the Deccan Sultanates from the 14th to 17th century.  Thirty-three of the book’s 210 pages contain original Persian documents.

The book forms the background for the Safavid period beginning from 1501. The study synthesises the triangular nexus of Safavid Iran, Mughals and the Deccan.

A unique and interesting aspect of the relation is that founders of the three Deccan Sultanates — the Bahmanis, the Adil Shahis and the Qutb Shahi were of Iranian origin and Shias, the vital link between the Safavid Iran and the Deccan.

 

Dr  Nayeem has endeavored to present Iran’s relations with the group of five Deccan Sultanates. Beginning with the Bahmani kingdom (1347-1538) as the background, and on its disintegration, its off-shoots — Adil Shahi kingdom of Bijapur (1489-1686), Qutb Shahi kingdom  of Golconda (1512-1687), Barid Shahi of Bidar (1538-1619), and the Nizam Shahi of Ahmadnagar (1490-1536).

Dr. Nayeem’s study is based on both primary as well as secondary sources. Besides the Persian history chroniclers, he has consulted several Persian manuscripts, Persian printed books, and Munshaats or Inshas in manuscripts in Deccan and in London.

 

A master researcher, Dr Nayeem has brought out the fruit of his labour in the book which should be a welcome addition to anyone interested in the Deccan and its glorious past.

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT