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Indo-Persian Historiography: Up to the Thirteenth Century

Iqtidar Husain Siddiqui (Author)
Synopsis This book discusses the origin and growth of Indo-Persian historiography with specific emphasis on India's contribution to the literary heritage of the Persian world. The relative merit of some of the works discussed in this book has been analysed in the context of contemporary works/narratives produced in neighbouring countries.

Indo-Persian Historiography up to the Thirteenth Century evaluates the important change that the writing of history underwent as it developed within the Indian environment. Besides a discussion of the methods employed by the early Indo-Persian historians, the book focuses on certain facts that have escaped the attention of modern scholars. Also, for the first time, an important contemporary work, 'Awfi's Jawami'ul Hikayat wa-Lavam'ul-Rivaayat has been examined and exploited for its importance as a source for the study of the history of the social and political developments in the Islamic world. The volume is a pioneering work insofar as it attempts to study the social background and the religious and political ideals of each of the writers included in this book. It aims to fill an important gap in medieval Indo-Persian historiography as it assesses the history of history writing by immigrant and Indian scholars.
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About the author

Iqtidar Husain Siddiqui

Iqtidar Husain Siddiqui retired as Professor of History, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Amongst his published works are: Some Aspects of Afghan Despotism in India, Sher Shah Sur and His Dynasty; Mughal Relations with the Indian Ruling Elile; Perso-Arabic Sources on the life and Conditions in the Sultanate of Delhi; English Translation of the Waqi’at-i-Mushtaqi; Authority and Kingship under the Sultans of Delhi; and Medieval India; Essays in Intellectual Thought and Culture. Besides, he has contributed a large number of articles to international journals, Encyclopedia of Islam (New Edition, E.J. Brill, Leiden), Encyclopedia Iranica (USA), encyclopedia of Islam in Turkish language (Istanbul) and encyclopedia of Islamic civilization in Arabic (Jordan).

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Title Indo-Persian Historiography: Up to the Thirteenth Century
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Primus Books
Language: English
isbn 8190891806
length viii+200p.,
Subjects History