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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Provisions were made for separate lecture halls and a prayer hall. As interaction between Persia and the Deccani kingdoms increased, it went beyond exchange of material and money.

Regular commercial relations between Bidar and the countries of the Middle East were organized. Sultan Ahmad died and so did his successor Humayun. Of this a part is still to be seen on the right side of the front. An explosion resulted in damage to one-fourth of the edifice of the tower and the entrance. The tower minar has been faced with enameled tiles of different colours in zig zag lines round the lower half of it. Tech Science Reviews Search for: Views Read Edit View history.

That odd mix translates itself into journeys that are meticulously researched for months before he actually sets out. Ruined Madrasa at Bidar.

Each of these hall has a dome on the outer end over the oriel that projects beyond the line of the walls.

Where does the army go from here. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mahmud Gawan of Bidar. Architecture Forts Economies Societies. He established Bahamni control over the western coast as far as Dabhol and Goa.

Most of the rooms and three minarets were destroyed. Gawan also drew moral authority from a successful military campaign he led between andreigning in local chiefs who were harassing trading caravans coming from the sea-routes through treacherous hilly routes.


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Those were his last words. In the time of Firishtanearly a century and a half later, it was still in perfect preservation and with the great mosque and other buildings by the same founder, in what was called Gawan-ki Chowk present day Gawan Chowk were then still applied to the purpose for which they were originally designed.

A Russian traveller, Athanasius Nikitin, who visited Bidar, has recorded that Mohammad Gawan’s mansion was guarded by a hundred armed men and ten torchbearers.

When it housed the gawann barracks and powder magazine, it was subject to more damage. He was known for his profound scholarship in the Middle East before coming to India.

Gawan was given the rank of a nobleman in the Bidari court, with 1, men at his command.

Mahmud Gawan Madrasa

Do not reproduce without prior permission. His extensive library boasted of 3, manuscripts.

It also had big lecture halls, a prayer had and a matchless library of three thousand volumes. Views Read Edit View mamhud. The 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. Just drop in a mail at toiblogs timesinternet. Howewver he was well versed in many subjects such as Mathematics, Islamic lore and Persian language and literature.

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Traces of exquisite colorful tiles are still visible on the walls of the building. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain:.

Kamat’s Potpourri: Mohammad Gwan of Bidar

A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. The lower has three storey, the first and second having balconies which project from the main body of the tower in a curvilinear form but have no brackets to support them. Gawan warned the king to use discretion in such serious allegations. Further Reading and Links: This page was last edited on 18 Augustat 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.

He was a trader and mahkud by profession.

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With a far superior resource and population base than Iran, the Deccan kingdoms were more wealthy and attracted talent. The foundations of the building show that sheets of lead were interposed between courses of masonry to prevent damp from injuring the tiled surfaces. Front view of Bidar Madrasa. Gawan mshmud rich due to his international trade but spent his entire earnings on promotion of education.

The building has a high basement but to gxwan the approach convenient, two terraces have been built in front of it. A linguist and a mathematician, he, together with carefully chosen scientists, philosophers and religious seers, created a distinguished religious school.