The Kingdom of Ahmadnagar
Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1966 - Ahmadnagar (Kingdom) - 440 pages
This work, based on Persian and non-Persian sources, contemporary and later, is an impartial study of the rise and fall of the Nizam Shahi Kingdom of Ahmadnagar, founded in 1490 A.D., conquered by Shahjahan and annexed to the Mughal empire in 1636 A.D. From the very beginning, Nizam Shahis, struggled against the neighbouring states of the North, the Daccan and the South, the rising power of the Portuguese and then against the expansionist designs of the Mughal Emperors, to preserve the local cultural traditions, political independence and also to maintain balance of power between the imperial power of the North and independent states of the Daccan. In their struggle against the Mughals, they were supported by the Portuguese, and the states of Bijapur and Golkunda, by the Marathas and Abyssinians. For a while they successfully resisted the forward movement of the Mughal forces. A complete account of it has been given. Apart from the political achievements and failures of the Nizam Shahi kings, their cultural contributions and political institutions have been closely examined in proper perspective.
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Chapters Page I Introductory Birth of the Nizam Shahi kingdom
Ahmad Nizam Shah Bahri
Burhan Nizam Shah I
Husain Nizam Shah I
Murtaza Nizam Shah I
Eclipse of the Kingdom
Revival of the Kingdom
Abul Ahmad Nizam Shah Akbar Ali Adil Shah allies amirs Antiquities of Chaul appointed arrived Asad Khan attack Bahadur Shah Barid battle Berar Bidar Bijapur Briggs Burhan Nizam Shah Burhan-i-Maasir I.A. Burhanpur camp Chand Bibi Changez Khan Chaul Chaul and Bassien command Daccan Danvers Daultabad death defeated elephants enemy envoy Farhad Khan Fateh Khan Ferishta fortress Golkunda Gujarat hands Hindu History and Antiquities honour horse Husain Nizam Shah Ibid Ibrahim Adil Shah Ibrahim Qutb Shah Imad Shah Imad-ul-Mulk Iqbalnama-i-Jahangiri Junnar Khan Khanan Khandesh Khwaja Lahauri Vol latter Mahabat Malik Ahmad Malik Ambar Malik Hasan Manjhu Maratha marched minister Mirza Khan Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah Murtaza Nizam Shah Muslim Nizam Shahi kingdom nobles Parenda peace Portuguese Portuguese in India Prince Qasim Qazwini Raja Raju Ram Raya reign royal ruler Salabat Khan Sayyid Murtaza seized sent Shah Tahir Shahjahan Sholapur Sultan Tabqat-i-Akbari territory throne troops Tufal Khan Vijayanagara Yusuf Adil Khan