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Aḥmadnagar

Fischel, Roy S (2016) 'Aḥmadnagar.' In: Encyclopaedia of Islam, 3rd edition. Leiden: Brill. (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

Aḥmadnagar is a city in Maharashtra, India, on the Deccan Plateau. Established in 899/1494 by Aḥmad Baḥrī Niẓām al-Mulk, the city served as the capital of the Niẓām Shāhī Sultanate. During the tenth/sixteenth century, Aḥmadnagar grew considerably and became a centre of arts and scholarship in Persian and Dakkanī, attracting prominent scholars and literati. Social and political turmoils from the 990s/1580s pushed elite members to leave for other courts, reducing Aḥmadnagar’s cultural output. Following the Mughal conquest (1009/1600), Aḥmadnagar lost its political significance for other cities in Maharashtra, however remained a district centre.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Ahmadnagar, Deccan Sultanates, India, Maharashtra
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of History
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of History
Depositing User: Roy Fischel
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2016 11:07
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/22563

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