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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Situated on the Deccan Plateau feet above the sea level, [4]: The results show – with him reaching heritage sites that are as stunning as they are obscure. Gawxn exercised strict control over local officials to ensure that they took interest in the development of agriculture and do not charge more than the fixed revenue. Large number of people fled to Gujarat and Malwa. Provisions were made for separate lecture halls and a prayer hall.

Biography of a Great Islamic Educationist by Dr. An imposing minaret is in three stages separated by cantilevered balconies mahjud surmounted by a dome. It included marking boundaries around these structures, building aesthetically designed compound walls, providing lighting and gaawn gardens around some monuments. Only one of its two magnificent minars exists.

He conquered many ports in the Eastern coast and thus established avenues for oceanic trade between the Bahmani kingdom and some countries in the Middle East.

Persian men of learning were also valued in the courts of gaawn Deccan.

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He conquered Kanchi or Kanjeevaram during the course of campaign against Vijayanagar. Although he was at the helm of affairs of the state, he lived a very simple life. First, it led to increase sea trade of the Kingdom with Iran and Iraq.


Gawan tried to get renowned scholars from Persia and other West-Asian countries for teaching and heading the now famous college. Refresh If you already turned off the Ad Blocker. He was held responsible for a compromising letter with his forged signature and he was executed by the king Mehmud-3 infor alleged treason. Retrieved 10 March He was a trader and businessman by profession.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia. A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. His madrasa at Bidar still stands, albeit a hollow shell of what it once was. Its principal east facade, now partly ruined, faces the city’s main street leading to the citadel.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Each of these hall has a dome on the outer end over the oriel that projects beyond the line of the walls. A pictorial exhibition of Islamic arts, paintings, and monuments. Mahmud reportedly built the madrasa with his own money and it functioned like a residential University which was built and maintained on the lines of Madrasa of Khurasan.

His correspondence included letters to the monarchs of Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.

Mosque Also called as ” Kaanch Khanbha”. Gawan was given the rank of a nobleman in the Bidari court, with 1, men at his command. There is no evidence of the great library it possessed. Old-timey Education — Dr. They obtained Gawan’s seal and affixed it on a blank paper and forged a letter inviting the king of Mzhmud to attack gawwan Bahamani Kingdom. The building was of three storeys and was made beautiful with the use of lovely red titles.

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Archaeological Survey of India since He fought successful wars against ruler so Konkan, Sangameshwara, Orissa and Vijayanagar.

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A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Wikimedia Commons has media related mwhmud Mahmud Gawan Madrasa. The name Dabhol is today associated with a power plant, with most Indians no longer being aware of what its place in history is.

Complete view of Mahumad Gawan. He was the prime minister during the rule of the last two. Blue -glazed tiles and Q’uranic verses were carved on the walls in flowing calligraphic style that have survived the ravages of time, point to the erstwhile splendor of this building. His ancestors hailed from Iran and he arrived in India in A. Greatly impressed with his military genius, Sultan Humayun Shah had taken him in his service.

The foundations of the building show that sheets of lead were interposed between courses of masonry to prevent damp from injuring the tiled surfaces. This article needs additional citations for verification.