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Waqai-i Manazil-i Rum: Tipu Sultan's Mission to Constantinople

Khwaja Abdul Qadir (Author) Mohibbul Hasan (Editor)
Synopsis Waqai-I-Manazil-I-Rum, a diary of the embassy sent by Tipu Sultan to Constantinople in 1786, contains an account of the activities of the embassy from the time it left Seringapatam until its departure from Basra to Constantinople. It sheds light on Tipu Sultan’s commercial ambitions in the Persian Gulf and on certain aspects of his administration. It also describes the position of the Indian merchants in the Persian Gulf, the part they played in its economic life, and the social, economic and political conditions of the Persian Gulf territories at the end of the eighteenth century. This invaluable book is, thus, a useful supplement to the European accounts of the period. The waqai is editied by Mohibbul Hasan with detailed notes on persons, place, names, technical terms, and words of non-Persian origin. The introduction describes, as a historical background, the condition of India and the Persian Gulf during the second half of the 18th century, and summarises the work with a translation of the accounts of Masqat, Abu Shahr, Basra, and some of the islands of the Persian Gulf.
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About the author

Mohibbul Hasan

A leading historian, the late Professor Mohibbul Hasan authroed History of Tipu Sultan, and a major biography of Babar, the Mughal emperor. He edited Historians of Medieval India and Waqai-i Manazil-i Rum, a diary of Tipu Sultan's embassy to Constantinople. Professor Hasan taught history at the Department of Islamic History, University of Calcutta, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, and University of Kashmir, Srinagar. He founded the history department at the Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, and was the university's first Professor.

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Title Waqai-i Manazil-i Rum: Tipu Sultan's Mission to Constantinople
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition Reprint
Publisher Aakar Books
Language: English
isbn 8187879564
length xiii+195p., Maps; Index; 25cm.
Subjects History