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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Unfortunately lightening struck the powder magazine and there was a huge explosion, destroying the greater part of the edifice causing immense damage.

A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Pre-Independence gazettes, 19th-century gzwan, forgotten corners of libraries and bits of conversation are pieced together painstakingly. He raided the Vijayanagar Empire frequently.

A Deccan story: Mahmud Gawan

They obtained Gawan’s seal and affixed it on a blank paper and forged a letter inviting the king mahud Orissa to attack the Bahamani Kingdom.

Its principal east facade, now partly ruined, faces the city’s main street leading to the citadel. He divided the existing four parts of the kingdom to eight segments. His correspondence included letters to the monarchs of Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.

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. Mahmkd Madrassah building had a large courtyard with nearly a thousand cubicles where students and learned men who came from all parts of the country and East could stay.


A Deccan story: Mahmud Gawan

It blew up fully of one-fourth of the edifice, destroying the tower and entrance. We will be happy to have you on board as a blogger, if you have the knack for writing. With a far superior resource and population base than Iran, the Deccan kingdoms were more wealthy and attracted talent.

The entire campus gives the grand impression which Islamic architecture awakes in many minds. Just drop gawsn a mail at toiblogs timesinternet.

In a drunken gaan the Sultan ordered him executed in April The Madrassah had an imposing three-story building with feet tall minarets in four corners. He was a great scholar and wrote two books.

Large number of people fled to Gujarat and Malwa. A storehouse of wisdom, Mahmud enjoyed the trust and confidence of rulers, locals as well as that of foreign kingdoms, who had great respect for Mahmud.

Mahmud Gawan – Wikipedia

Howewver he was well versed in many subjects gawab as Mathematics, Islamic lore and Persian language and literature. The building has a high basement but to make the approach convenient, two terraces have been built in front of it.


Mahmud Gawan served with a great distinction as Prime Minister of three Bahamni Sultans for about twenty three years from to A. Media in category “Mahmud Gawan Madrasa” The following 32 files are in this category, out of 32 total. Ultimately peace was restored between Malwa and Bahamni Kingdoms. Retrieved 16 March A Textbook of Medieval Indian History.

For 2 years the rains failed and when they came in the third year, scarcely any farmers remained in the country to cultivate the lands. Gawan himself had a personal library of more than a thousand books. Front view of Bidar Madrasa. Regular commercial relations between Bidar and the countries of the Middle East were organized.

Mahmud Gawan died on April 5,nearly three decades after he stepped off a boat at Dabhol. A Russian traveller, Athanasius Nikitin, who gwaan Bidar, has recorded that Mohammad Gawan’s mansion was guarded by a hundred armed men and ten torchbearers. However his achievements are more meritorious than those of many a monarch. This page was last edited on 10 Mayat His hawan library boasted of 3, manuscripts.