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G U J A R Á T.

THE

LOCAL MUHAMMADAN DYNASTIES.

GUJARÁT

BY THE LATE

SIR EDWARD CLIVE BAYLEY, K.C.S.I.

PARTIALLY BASED ON A TRANSLATION BY THE LATE PROFESSOR JOHN DOWSON,

Published under the patronage of H.M.'s Secretary of State for India.

FORMING A SEQUEL TO SIR H. M. ELLIOT's HISTORY OF

THE MUHAMMADAN EMPIRE OF INDIA.

LONDON:
W. H. ALLEN AND CO., 13, WATERLOO PLACE,

PALL MALL. S.W.

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LONDON : PRINTED BY W. H. ALLEN AND CO., 13 WATERLOO PLACE.

PREFACE.

In the original Preface to his “Mahomedan Historians of India," Sir Henry Elliot wrote as follows:

“ The author had hoped to be able to append an account of the historians of the independent Mahomedan monarchies, such as Gujarát, Bengál, Kashmír, and others; but the work, as it is, has already extended to a length beyond what either its name or the interest of the subject warrants, and sufficient information is given respecting their annals in many of the general histories.” *

Sir Henry Elliot had, however, collected rare works with a view to the undertaking which he was compelled, as above described, to abandon; and on the completion of his work by the late Professor Dowson, several Oriental scholars expressed a desire to see his idea carried into effect. Mr. Edward Thomas having, in extension of the interest and supervision which he undertook in regard to the original work, expressed this wish to the Secretary of State for India, the grant-inaid which the Government allowed to assist the publication of the former was extended to the present work.

On these terms the undertaking was accepted by Messrs. W. H. Allen & Co., who entrusted its execution to the late Professor Dowson, and he determined to commence with the

* See “ Mahomedan Historians," vol. i. p. xvi.

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