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12.20 History of India: Jaunpūr
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§ 919. Maulawī K̲h̲air al-Dīn Muḥammad Ilāhābādī died about 1827 (see pp. 409–410 supra).

Jaunpūr-nāmah or Tārīk̲h̲ i Jaunpūr in two bābs, viz. (i) history of Jaunpūr to ʿAlī-Qulī K̲h̲ān’s defeat by Akbar in 974/1566–7,1 (ii) account of the foundation of its ancient buildings: Bodleian 283 (ad 1813), Ivanow 202 (ah 1253/1837), Rieu i 311a (ah 1282/1866), iii 964a (ad 1843), 1055a (extracts only. Circ. ad 1850), Browne Suppt. 231.

Editions: Jaunpūr 1878*, 1899°.

Abridged translation: A translation of the History of Jaunpoor; from the Persian of Fuqeer Khyr ǒǒd deen Mǒǒhummud. By an officer of the Bengal Army [i.e. W.R. Pogson], Calcutta 1814°.

Urdu translation: Tārīk̲h̲ i Jaunpūr by Nad̲h̲īr al-Dīn Aḥmad, Jaunpūr [1921? Registered 10.1.1922].

The article on Jaunpūr in the Calcutta Review, vol. 41, pp. 114–58 is largely based on this work.

§ 920. G̲h̲ulām-Ḥasan Zaidī Wāsiṭī was muns̲h̲ī to Charles Chisholme, Registrar of Jaunpūr, at whose request he wrote his historical account of Jaunpūr. His account of Calcutta will be mentioned further on.

A short historical account of Jaunpūr in two faṣls (viz. (i) foundation and S̲h̲arqī dynasty, (ii) chief buildings) and a tatimmah (on six scholars of Jaunpūr, the last being Raus̲h̲an ʿAlī Jaunpūrī,2 the author’s master, then on the staff of the College of Fort William): Rieu i 311b (autograph? Circ. ad 1805), Browne Pers. Cat. 108 i.

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^ Back to text1. The Akbar-nāmah places this event in 972/1565.

^ Back to text2. Raus̲h̲an ʿAlī translated Bahāʾ al-Dīn al-ʿĀmilī’s K̲h̲ulāṣat al-ḥisāb into Persian and wrote some grammatical works (Qawāʿid i fārisī etc.).

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“12.20 History of India: Jaunpūr”, in: Storey Online, Charles Ambrose Storey. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2021

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