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Forgotten Muslim Empires of SI
Thu Feb 23, 7:30 PM
Daneesh Majid & Lamakaan
Topic: Forgotten Muslim Empires of South India by Syed Ubaidur Rahman

Syed Ubaidur Rahman’s book 'Forgotten Muslim Empires of South India' is a thoroughgoing work of historical revisionism and excavation. It seeks to rehabilitate the Muslim Sultanates of medieval South India into mainstream historical discourse in India and thereby remedy its current marginal status. A major work of historiography, it delves into the Bahamani kingdom, the Adil Shahi Sultanate of Bijapur, the Nizam Shahi Sultanate of Ahmadnagar, the Qutub Shahi Sultanate of Golconda (Hyderabad), and the Sultanate of Madura (Ma’bar). Certain aspects of the political history of these sultanates, such as their rich cultural life, architectural achievements, and scholarly investments, are delved into.

They have all heavily contributed to the rich texture of Indian civilization. For instance, the Bahamani Sultanate collaborated with the neighboring Vijaynagar kingdom at the level of art and culture, thereby creating a syncretic nature of this medieval ethos.

This book is helpful to all scholars of medieval Indian history at an international level.

About the Author: Syed Ubaidur Rahman is a New Delhi-based author and columnist. His recent publications include 'Forgotten Muslim Empires of South India: Bahmani Empire, Madurai, Bijapur, Golconda & Mysore Sultanates' (2022), 'Biographical Encyclopaedia of Indian Muslim Freedom Fighters' (2021), and 'Ulema's Role in India's Freedom Movement with a Focus on Reshmi Rumal Tehrik' (2019).

Join us for the book launch of “The Forgotten Muslim Empires of South India.” Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.