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The Nawab
Nawab
of Awadh
Awadh
or the Nawab
Nawab
of Oudh /ˈaʊd/ was the title of the rulers who governed the state of Awadh
Awadh
(anglicised as Oudh) in north India
India
during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Nawabs of Awadh
Awadh
belonged to a dynasty of Indian and Persian origin from Nishapur, Iran.[1][2][3] In 1724, Nawab
Nawab
Sa'adat Khan established the Oudh State.

Contents

1 History 2 List of rulers 3 See also 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External links

History[edit] Main article: Oudh State List of rulers[edit] All of these rulers used the title of Nawab
Nawab
from 1722 to 1856:

Portrait Titular Name Personal Name Birth Reign Death

Burhan ul Mulk Sa'adat Khan برہان الملک سعادت خان‬ Saadat Ali Khan I 1680 Nishapur, Khurasan, Safavid dynasty, Persia 1722 – 19 March 1739 1739

Abul-Mansur Khan Safdar Jung ابو المنصور خان صفدرجنگ‬ Muhammad Muqim 1708 1739 – 5 October 1754 1754

Shuja-ud-Daula شجاع الدولہ‬ Jalal-ud-din Haider Abul-Mansur Khan 1732 1754 – 26 January 1775 1775

Asaf-ud-Daula آصف الدولہ‬ Muhammad Yahya Mirza Amani 1748 26 January 1775 – 21 September 1797 1797

Asif Jah Mirza Wazir Ali Khan وزیر علی خان‬ 1780 21 September 1797 – 21 January 1798 1817

Yamin-ud-Daula Saadat Ali Khan II سعادت علی خان‬ 1752 21 January 1798 – 11 July 1814 1814

Rafa'at-ud-Daula Padshah-i-Awadh Abul-Muzaffar Ghazi-ud-din Haydar Khan غازی الدیں حیدر‬ 1769 11 July 1814 – 19 October 1827 1827

Nasir-ud-din Haidar Shah Jahan ناصر الدیں حیدر شاہ ‌جہاں‬ Abul-Mansur Qutb-ud-din Sulaiman Jah 1827 19 October 1827 – 7 July 1837 1837

Abul Fateh Moin-ud-din Muhammad Ali Shah محمّد علی شاہ‬ 1777 7 July 1837 – 7 May 1842 1842

Najm-ud-Daula Abul-Muzaffar Musleh-ud-din Amjad Ali Shah امجد علی شاہ‬ 1801 7 May 1842 – 13 February 1847 1847

Abul-Mansur Mirza Wajid Ali Shah واجد علی شاہ‬ 1822 13 February 1847 – 11 February 1856 21 September 1887

Begum Hazrat Mahal بیگم حضرت محل‬ Muhammadi Khanum 1820 May 1856 – 1858 Wife of Wajid Ali Shah
Wajid Ali Shah
and mother of Birjis Qadra 7 April 1879

Birjis Qadr برجیس قدر‬ Ramzan Ali رمضان علی‬ 1845 1858–1859 (in rebellion) 14 August 1893

See also[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Awadh.

Begum Hazrat Mahal List of Shi'a Muslims dynasties Shatranj Ke Khilari

References[edit]

^ Sacred space and holy war: the politics, culture and history of Shi'ite Islam By Juan Ricardo Cole ^ Encyclopædia Iranica, "Avadh", E. Yarshater ^ Art and culture: endeavours in interpretation by Ahsan Jan Qaisar, Som Prakash Verma, Mohammad Habib

Further reading[edit]

Ashirbadi Lal Srivastava (1899-1973): The First Two Nawabs of Awadh. A critical study based on original sources. With a foreword by Sir Jadunath Sarkar. Lucknow : The Upper India
India
Publishing House 1933. xi, 301 S. - Originally Phil. Diss. Lucknow 1932. 2. rev. and corr. ed. Agra : Shiv Lal Agarwal 1954. - About Burhan ul Mulk Sa'adat Khan (1680-1739) and Safdar Jang
Safdar Jang
(1708-1754), Nawabs of Awadh

Ashirbadi Lal Srivastava (1899-1973): Shuja-ud-Daulah. Vol. I (1754-1765). Calcutta : Sarkar Midland Press 1939 - A thesis approved for the degree of doctor of letters by the Agra University in 1938. 2., rev. and corr. ed. Agra : Shiva Lal Agarwala 1961. - Vol. II (1765-1775) Lahore : Minerva 1945. 2. ed. Agra : Agarwal 1974. - About Shuja-ud-Daula
Shuja-ud-Daula
(1732-1775), Nawab
Nawab
of Awadh

External links[edit]

Nawabs of Awadh THE COURT LIFE UNDER THE NAWABS OF AWADH (1754–1797) Roots of North Indian Shi‘ism in Iran
Iran
and Iraq:Religion and State in Awadh, 1722–1859, by J. R. I. Cole. University of California Press, 1989. HISTORICAL SERIES No. LVI Advanced study in the history of modern India, Volume 2, by G. S. Chhabra, Lotus Press, 1

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