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Mughals and The Deccan (Political Relations with Ahmadnagar Kingdom)

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Item Code: NAL255
Author: M. Siraj Anwar
Publisher: B.R. Publishing Corporation
Language: English
Edition: 2007
ISBN: 9788176466141
Pages: 222
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9.0 inch X 6.0 inch
Weight 370 gm
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About The Book

Most of the modern studies on the theme of relations of the mughals with the deccan kingdoms are centred around either on the deccan policy of the mughals or their political aims in the deccan. But these studies do not fully explain the varied problems relating to the relations of the mughal empire with the deccan kingdoms.

The present work is an attempt to study the relations of the mughal empire with one of the deccan states, namely ahmednagar, which from its very inception was involved in the complex pattern of relationship with its northern neighbours, viz. khandesh, Gujarat and malwa. Simultaneously, with its southern neighbours, it was involved in mutual conflicts on one or the other issue. Because of their role played in the deccan politics, the nizam shahi rulers attracted the active attention of the mughal emperors from a very early date. In this work, the mughal's growing involvement in the affairs of the deccan kingdoms in the context of their relations with Ahmadnagar down to its final extinction, has been examined in the light of contemporary Persian texts and records.

While dealing with the mughal-ahmadnagar relations, the role played by the safawid rulers of Iran has also been examined in a separate chapter. Whether their official moves against Qandahar were really planned to divert the mughal military pressure on the deccan kingdoms, is analysed in the light of a diplomatic correspondence available in the contemporary Persian chronicles and insha collections.

About The Author

Dr. M. Siraj Anwar is a senior lecturer in history at the national council of educational research and training (NCERT). Before joining the NCERT, he had served as Senior Research Assistant and Research Associate at the center of advanced study in history, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, from where he had obtained his M. Phil. and Ph. D. Degrees. Besides publishing many articles in various journals, he has also edited An Annotated Bibliography on Value Education in India, Published by the NCERT in 2002.


First Word11
Chapter 1Historical Backdrop: Emergence of Ahmadnagar Kingdom and its Relation with the Neighbouring Powers down to 15351
Appendex- 114
Map A16
Chapter 2Mughal- Khandesh Relations (1526-1601) : Prelude to the Mughal Advance in to Ahmadnagar17
Chapter 3The Relations Of Mughal Empire with the Ahmadnagar Kingdom (1526-72) : Circumtances leading to the dispute over berar40
Chapter 4Mughal Relation with Ahmadnagar (1572-95) : Circumtances Including Akbar to Resort to the Use Of Force Against Ahmadnagar47
Chapter 5Mughal Invasion of Ahmadnagar (1595-1600)58
Chapter 6Ahmadnagar's struggle for Survival (1601-16) : Role of Malik Amber and His Reorganization of Ahmadnagar state73
Map B91
Chapter 7Mughal Relations with Ahmadnagar (1617-26): Khurram's Campaigns and the Impact of His Revolt92
Chapter 8Mughal- Ahmadnagar Relations (1627-36) : Extinction of the Ahmadnagar Kingdom105
Map C120
Chapter 9Settlements of 1636 : Significance of the Mughals' Treaties with Bijapur and Golkonda121
Chapter 10The Safawids' Response to the Mughal Expansionist Drive In the Deccan(1605-22)129

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