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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A Deccan story: Mahmud Gawan

The name Dabhol is today associated with a power plant, with most Indians no longer being aware of what its place in history is. This was a three storied building containing thirty six rooms meant for students. A Textbook of Medieval Indian History.

After Humayun’s death, he became the guardian of his minor prince Nizam Shah. He was a great scholar and wrote two books. Inyawan was appropriated by Aurangzeb for use as a military barrack.

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He was familiar with the renowned colleges at Samarkhand and Khorasan in Persia and his own college or Madrassah was modeled on the West Asian architecture.

A library containing about books was established. The founder had established a library of volumes in this university before his death; what became of it is not known.

Sultan Ahmad died and so did his successor Humayun. Educational and Judiciary reforms were also brought in. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia.


Controlled by the Bahmani rulers, it was called Mustafabad and ships from here went to ports in the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean.

This page was last edited on 18 Augustat He represented a refined and cosmopolitan vision of the contemporary Persian culture He became the minister of Fairoze and exhibited his ability in more than one field. Interested in blogging for timesofindia. He fought successful wars against ruler so Konkan, Sangameshwara, Orissa and Vijayanagar.

A great emphasis is placed on decorative inscriptions, such as the lettering on the parapet done by expert calligraphers which is over 3′ high. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The divide was also physical.

A Deccan story: Mahmud Gawan

They considered him a foreigner and his influence over the royalty brought in lot of contention. Retrieved from ” https: Part of a series on the. Bidar has found its place in the World Monument Watch List, which gives some hope for improvements in this City of Whispering Mahmmud.

MadarsaMahmud Gawan. Biography of a Great Islamic Educationist by Dr. To the court of Sultan Ahmad II. Founded by the prime-minister of the Bahamani empire in the late 15th century, it bears testimony to the scholarly genius of Mahmud Gawan, who first came to Delhi as a Persian trader in exile [2] from Gilan in Iran and moved to Bidar in He established Bahamni control over the western coast as far as Dabhol and Goa.


The building had four minarets almost feet tall in its corners. The letter was duly delivered to the king who was always in a drunken state.

Large number of people fled to Gujarat and Malwa. Scholars were invited to settle at Bidar and the place gradually became a center of learning.


Retrieved 12 March Ruined Madrasa at Bidar. Gawan went on to serve as the regent for two minor monarchs and such as the confidence in his ability to manage affairs of state that inhe was given the task of managing all Bahmani territory in the Deccan. Schemes in white, green and yellow showing floral patterns and arabesques. It was an Islamic college having lecture halls, library, mosque and ample accommodation for both students and professors, built in the same architectural style as that of Persian university buildings.

The architecture is essentially a combination gwwan Islamic and native styles. Almost at the centre of Bidar’s Old Town stand the graceful buildings, which bear testimony to the genius and eclecticism of Mohammad Gawan. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.