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Minhaj al-Siraj Juzjani
Born Abu Osman
Firuz Kuh (modern day (Afghanistan)
Other names Abu Osman Minhajuddin bin Sirajuddin
Occupation Historian
Employer Ghurid Dynasty
Mamluk Sultanate

Minhaj al-Siraj Juzjani (born 1193), full name Abu Osman Minhajuddin bin Sirajuddin, was a 13th-century Persian historian[1] born in the Ghurid capital city of Firuzkuh, which was located in Ghor Province.[2]

In 1227, Juzjani migrated to Ucch then to Delhi.[3] Juzjani was the principal historian for the Mamluk Sultanate of Delhi in northern India.[4] and wrote of the Ghurid dynasty.[5] He also wrote the Tabaqat-i Nasiri (1260 CE) for Sultan Nasir ud din Mahmud of Delhi.[6]

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  1. ^ James P. Delgado, Khubilai Khan's Lost Fleet: In Search of a Legendary Armada, (University of California Press, 2008), p.38.
  2. ^ Iqtidar Husain Siddiqi, Indo-Persian Historiography Up To The Thirteenth Century, (Primus Books, 2010), 94.[1]
  3. ^ C.E. Bosworth, The Later Ghaznavids, (Columbia University Press, 1977), 112.
  4. ^ Shafique N. Virani, The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, A Search for Salvation, (Oxford University Press, 2007), 23;"Minhaj-i-Siraj Juzjani, the foremost historian of the Delhi Sultanate, wrote his "Nasirid Generations"(Tabaqat-i Nasiri)...."
  5. ^ "SURIS OF GHOR AND THE SHINASP FAMILY". Abdul Hai Habibi. alamahabibi.com. Retrieved August 14, 2012. Minhaj Siraj Juzjani, historian of the Ghorid court, speaks of other celebrated and powerful personalities of the Suris who were the ancestors of the kings of Ghor.
  6. ^ Indian Historical Writing c.600-c.1400, Duad Ali, The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 2: 400-1400, (Oxford University Press, 2012), 94.

Primary sources[edit]

  • Tabaqat-i-Nasiri, Biblotheca Indica, Calcutta, 1864;
  • Tabaqat-i-Nasiri, Calcutta, 1880

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