Author: Thomas William BealePublisher: Kitab BhavanYear: 1996Language: EnglishPages: 432ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171512143
Thomas Beale's Oriental Biographical Dictionary, revised and edited by HG Keene, is still the most comprehensive work of its kind. It provides detailed biographical information on all the main figures in the history of the East from the first century AD to the nineteenth century.The Dictionary is an outstanding work of scholarship and has been highly acclaimed by Oriental scholars and historians all over the world. It is indispensable for scholars and students of the history of Muslim India, consisting alas it does material gathered from Persian, Arabic, Urdu and European sources. The history of the Maratha and Rapt States and Kingdoms is also covered in full detail. Students of Muslim India's art, music and literature will find much of great interest and use in the volume.More than 4500 entries are listed according to the English variant of each individual's name together with their Persian form in the parenthesis.