K̲h̲wādja-i Ḏj̲ahān
(805 words)

, title of high dignitaries in various sultanates of India, notably the sultanate of Dihlī, the Bahmanids, and the sultanate of Madura. It seems to have first been used during the time of Muḥammad b. Tug̲h̲luḳ (724-52/1324-51), gradually replacing ṣadr-i ʿālī as the honorific title of the wazīr (I. H. Qureshi, The administration of the sultanate of Dehlī4 , Karachi 1958, 85, with further references); the title was later accorded to other very high officials. Many such officials are known to history by this title (sometimes qualified by a nisba or laḳab ) rather than by their personal …

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Burton-Page, J., “K̲h̲wādja-i Ḏj̲ahān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4125>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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