Malik Ambar: A Biography Based on Original Sources Malik Ambar: A Biography Based on Original Sources

Malik Ambar: A Biography Based on Original Sources

Publisher Description

The importance of Malik Ambar in Mediaeval Indian History cannot be exaggerated. His advent not only introduced a new era of justice, toleration, and equality in the Deccan, but brought about a new phase in the political and economic conditions of that country. Politically, he revived and re-established a dying kingdom in the face of the stern opposition of the powerful Mughal Empire at the meridian of its glory, formed a coalition of the Deccani powers hitherto rare in the Deccan against the selfish greed of northern aggrandizement, and, finally, left a kingdom with its uncompromising independence intact. Economically, by his wise revenue system he made the country flourishing, prosperous, and happy, with a corresponding increase in the Government revenue. His system which was known as “Malik Ambar’s Dhara” became the basis of all future revenue settlements in the Deccan. His achievements were almost unparalleled in Mediaeval Indian History, and. specially because of the fact that he gained his success through the good-will and co-operation of the people—extremely scarce in Mediseval India. ‘-, The history of such a glorious personage is still shrouded in the gloom of mystery, and no historian has, up till now, attempted to make an exhaustive survey of his diverse activities in the light of contemporary and other chronicles. The object of the present volume is thus to supply this gap in Indian historical literature. James Grant Duff and Mountstuart Elphinstone have only given a skeleton of his life. Beniprasad’s Jahangir is an advance on the earlier English treatment of the subject, but many phases of Ambar’s life, such as his early life and adventures, his enthronement of the king, his transfers of capitals, his relations with Murtaza Nizam Shah II, Raju Deccani, Malik Sandal, Manjhan Khan, and other Ahmadnagar nobles, his revenue reforms, and other administrative changes are necessarily untouched in Beniprasad’s monograph.

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2013
31 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
214
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SIZE
275.2
KB

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