Nizamuddin Ahmad

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Khwaja Nizam-ud-Din Ahmad (also spelled as Nizam ad-Din Ahmad and Nizam al-Din Ahmad) (born 1551, died 1621/1030 AH) was a Muslim historian of late medieval India. He was son of Muhammad Muqim-i-Harawi. He was Akbar's Mir Bakhshi. His work, the Tabaqat-i-Akbari, is a comprehensive work on general history covering the time from the Ghaznavids up to 1593-4.[1]

The Tabaqat-i-Akbari[edit]

The work is a general history of India from 986-7 to 38th year of Akbar's reign (1593-4/1002 AH).[2] The author quoted twenty-nine authorities in his work, some of which are entirely lost to us now.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Majumdar, R.C. (ed.) (2006). The Delhi Sultanate, Mumbai: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, p.757
  2. ^ Shyam, Radhey (1981), The Kingdom of Khandesh, Delhi:Idarah-i-Adabiyat-i-Delli, p.x

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  • Brajendranath De; Baini Prashad (eds.) The Ṭabaqāt-i-Akbarī of K̲h̲wājah Nizāmuddīn Ahmad : a history of India from the early Musalman invasions to the thirty-sixth year of the reign of Akbar by Niẓām al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Muqīm; Calcutta : Asiatic Society, 1927, 1973 (3 vols.)
  • Nizamuddin Ahmad, Khwajah. The ṭabaqāt-i-Akbarī. Edited by Brajendranath De and M. Hidayat Hosein. 3 vols. Calcutta: Bibliotheca Indica, 1931–35. Translated by B. De. 3 vols. Calcutta: Bibliotheca Indica, 1927–39.