, Nawāb , a title used in Muslim India. The form must be a hypercorrection from A.
nuwwāb , pl. of
q.v.], used, as often in Persian usage (cf.
ʿamala “workman”, and see D.C. Phillott,
grammar, Calcutta 1919, 65) as a singular. The title was originally granted by the Mug̲h̲al emperors to denote a viceroy or governor of a province, and was certainly current by the 18th century, often in combination with another title, e.g. the Nawāb-Wazīr of Oudh (Awadh), the Nawāb-Nāẓim of Bengal. A nawāb might be subordi…