Saturday, May 24, 2014

Minhaj-us-Siraj Author of Tabaqat-i-Nasiri

Minhaj-ud-din Abu Uraar bin Siraj-ud-din al-Juzjani, popularly known as Minhaj-us-Siraj  was a medieval historian who was patronized by Slave Sultan Nasir-ud-din Mahmud to whom he dedicated his magnum opus Tabaqat-i-Nasiri.

Since Siraj held the high office of the Chief Qazi of Delhi to which he was appointed by Nasir-ud-din Mahmud, it is natural that Tabaqat-i-Nasiri gives a first hand account of the historical eventa from the conquest of Delhi by Muhammad of Ghur  up to the year 1260 AD.

Siraj was temporarily removed from the post of Chief Qazi from 1253 to 1255 when. when a section of nobles induced the Sultan to send his prime minister Balban, into exile. 
Tabaqat-i-Nasiri has been translated into English by Raverty.  


  1. plzzz provide more information about the historians.....

  2. Dear Sirs,

    Please find my new paper- historiography by objectives

    Sujay Rao Mandavilli

  3. You seem to really admire Indian history. There's new book in the Book on Indian History in Hindi is out, I would really love your comments on it.

  4. Can anyone post a link for Minhaj i Siraj and Tabqat e Nasiri

  5. He wrote lot of about Razia sultan and considered her qualified and able ruler



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