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The History of India, as Told by its Own Historians

The History of India, as Told by its Own Historians
The Muhammadan Period
8 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Perspectives from the Royal Asiatic Society

  • Date Published: March 2013
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108055918

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  • This extensive eight-volume work was first published between 1867 and 1877 by the linguist John Dowson (1820–81) from the manuscripts of the colonial administrator and scholar Sir Henry Miers Elliot (1808–53). Before his death, hoping to bolster British colonial ideology, Elliot had intended to evaluate scores of Arabic and Persian historians of India, believing that his translations would demonstrate the violence of the Muslim rulers and 'make our native subjects more sensible of the immense advantages accruing to them under the mildness and the equity of our rule'. The collection is therefore not only valuable for its translation into English of many important extracts of sources from the ninth century to the nineteenth, but it also serves as a fascinating example of the use of historiography as a colonial tool.

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    • Date Published: March 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108055918
    • dimensions: 485 x 350 x 185 mm
    • weight: 7.46kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preliminary note
    Editor's preface
    Original preface
    Notice of Sir Henry M. Elliot
    Part I. Early Arab Geographers:
    1. The merchant Sulaiman and Abu Zaid
    2. Ibn Khurdadba
    3. A Masudi
    4. Al Istakhri
    5. Ibn Haukal
    6. Suru-l Buldan
    7. Rashidu-d Din, from Al Biruni
    8. Al Idrisi
    9. Al Kazwini
    Part II. Historians of Sind:
    1. Mujmalu-t Tawarikh
    2. Futuhu-l Buldan
    3. Chach-nama
    4. Tarikhu-s Sind
    5. Tarikh-i Tahiri
    6. Beg-Lar-nama
    7. Tarkhan-nama or Arghun-nama
    8. Tuhfatu-l Kiram
    Appendix A. Geographical
    Appendix B. Historical
    Appendix C. Ethnological
    Appendix D. Miscellaneous. Volume 2: Preface
    1. Tarikhu-l Hind
    2. Tarikh Yamini
    3. Tarikhu-s Subuktigin
    4. Jamiu-Hikayat
    5. Taju-l Ma-asir
    6. Kamilu-t Tawarikh
    7. Nizamu-t Tawarikh
    8. Tabakat-i Nasiri
    9. Jahan Kusha
    Appendices. Volume 3: Preface
    10. Jamiu-t Tawarikh
    11. Tazjiyatu-l Amsar
    12. Tarikh-i Binakiti 13. Tarikh-i Guzida
    14. Tarikh-i Alai
    15. Tarikh-i Firoz Shahi (1)
    16. Tarikh-i Firoz Shahi (2)
    17. Futuhat-i Firoz Shahi
    18. Malfuzat-i Timuri
    19. Zafar-nama
    Appendices. Volume 4: Preface
    20. Tarikh-i Hafiz Abru
    21. Tarikh-i Mubarak Shahi
    22. Matlau-s Sadain
    23. Rauzatu-s Safa
    24. Khulasatu-l Akhbar
    25. Dasuru-l Wuzra
    26. Habubu-s Siyar
    27. Tarikh-i Ibrahimi, or Tarikh-i Humayuni
    28. Tuzak-i Barbari
    29. Tabakat-i Babari
    30. Lubbu-t Tawarikh
    31. Nusakh-i Jahanara
    32. Tarikh-i Sher Shahi
    33. Tarikh-i Daudi
    Appendices. Volume 5: Preface
    34. Tarikh-i Salatan-i Afaghana
    35. Makhzan-i Afghani and Tarikh-i Khan-Jahan Lodi
    36. Humayun-nama
    37. Tarikh-i Rashidi
    38. Tazkiratu-l Wakiat
    39. Tarikh-i Alfi
    40. Tabakat-i Akbari
    41. Muntakhabu-t Tawarikh, or Tarikh-i Badauni
    Appendices. Volume 6: Preface
    42. Akbar-nama
    43. Takmila-i Akbar-name
    44. Akbar-nama
    45. Wakiat
    46. Wikaya
    47. Tarikh-i Hakki
    48. Zubdatu-t
    49. Rauzatu-t Tahirin
    50. Muntakhabu-t Tawarikh, or Ahsanu-t Tawarikh
    51. Tarikh-i Firishta
    52. Ma-asir-i Rahimi
    53. Anfau-l Akhbar
    54. Tarikh-i Salim Shah
    55. Dwazda-Sala-i Jahangiri
    56. Tatimma-i Wakiat-i Jahangiri
    57. Ikbal-nama-i Jahangiri
    58. Ma-asir-i Jahangiri
    59. Intikhab-i Jahangiri-Shahi
    60. Subh-i Sadik
    Appendices. Volume 7: Preface
    61. Padsha-nama
    62. Badshah-nama
    63. Shah Jahan-nama
    64. Badshah-nama
    65. Amal-i Salih
    66. Shah-Jahan-nama
    67. Majalisu-s Salatin
    68. Tarikh-i Mufazzali
    69. Mir-at-i Alam and Mir-at-i Jahan-numa
    70. Zinatu-t Tawarikh
    71. Lubbu-t Tawarikh-i Hind
    72. Alamgir-nama
    73. Ma-asir-i Alamgiri
    74. Futuhat-i Alamgiri
    75. Tarikh-i Mulk-i Asham
    76. Wakai
    77. Jang-nama
    78. Ruka'at-i Alamgiri
    79. Muntakhabu-l Lubab
    80. Tarikh
    81. Tarikh-i Bahadur Shahi
    82. Tarikh-i Shah Alam Bahadur Shahi
    83. Ibrat-nama. Volume 8: Preface
    Examination of Major Raverty's criticisms of the Tabakat-i-Nasiri as translated in Vol. II of this work
    Additions and corrections
    Bibliographical index
    Geographical index
    General index.

  • Author

    Henry Miers Elliot


    John Dowson

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