Coming from Persia (now Iran), Mahmud Gawan brought with him fabrics, Ethiopian slaves, jewels and most importantly, Arabian horses. Imaduddin Mahmud Gawan (mehmUd gavAn) (ಮೆಹ್ಮೂದ್ ಗವಾನ್) belongs to that rare breed of administrators who rendered great service to the. Mahmud Gawan Madrasa is an old Islamic school (Madrasa), located in Bidar, Karnataka state of India. The school was built by Khwaza.

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There were students on a permanent basis and countless itinerary scholars. His characteristics are as follows: Mahmud Gawan of Bidar.

Where does the army go from here. His extensive library boasted of 3, manuscripts. A couple of long poems written by him in Persian have survived. Gawan warned the king to use discretion in such serious allegations. View of Bidar, Jul Situated on the Deccan Plateau feet above the sea level, [4]: Without verifying the facts, the king sent for Gawan, and asked about the punishment to be meted out for treason.

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Today goats graze among the majestic ruins and the windows with exquisite jail-work look out like haunted eyes. He divided the existing four parts of the kingdom to eight segments. Ultimately peace was restored between Malwa and Bahamni Kingdoms. It was the first step in what would eventually prove to be a meteoric mahmdu for Gawan. In a agwan and hazy state of mind, the Sultan ordered the execution of his chief minister.


Part of a series on the. When it housed the cavalry barracks and powder magazine, it was subject to more damage.

Views Read Edit View history. In a drunken state the Sultan ordered him executed in April Her Majesty’s secretary of state for India in council. Sultan Ahmad II ordered the Deccanis to occupy the left side of the throne and the Westerners the right side.

A Deccan story: Mahmud Gawan

Gawan tried to get renowned scholars from Persia maymud other West-Asian countries for teaching and heading the now famous college. More from The Times of India.

Mahmud Gawan February 9,1: Very diplomatically, Gawan secured the help of the Sultans of Jaunpur, Bengal and Gujarat to subdue the powerful ruler of Malwa. Boarding and lodging were free. He slept on a mattress and his food was cooked in earthen vessels.

Educational and Judiciary reforms were gaawan brought in. Jyotsna Kamat hosts an amusing online exhibition of historical artifacts on education in India through the centuries History and Monuments of Bijapur. A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Unfortunately lightening struck the powder magazine and there was a huge explosion, destroying the greater part of the edifice causing immense damage.


With the death of Gawan, all the cohesion and the power of the Bahamni Kingdom began to disappear. January Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Persian men of learning were also valued in the courts of the Deccan. He represented a refined and cosmopolitan vision of the contemporary Persian culture He became the minister of Fairoze and exhibited his ability mahmyd more than one mahumd. Further Reading and Links: Gawan was given the rank of a nobleman in the Bidari court, with 1, men at his command.

The rooms surround an open area feet square, in the middle of each of three sides of which was a large apartment or hall 26 feet wide by about 52 in length, rising to the full height of building, which is of three stories.

He was held responsible for a compromising letter with his forged signature and he was executed by the king Mehmud-3 infor alleged treason. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. First, it led to increase sea trade of the Kingdom with Iran and Iraq.