Medieval Indian Books and their Authors

I have compiled all the important Medieval Indian books and their authors in this post. These are very useful in various competitive exams as direct questions can be asked from these list.

If I miss any other important book in this Medieval Indian period, Please post it in the comments section so that I can update this list.

1. Taj-ul-Maasir Hasan Nizami
2. Tabaqat-i-Nasiri Minhaj Siraj
3. Tarikh-i-Firuzshahi (Most important work of sultanate period)

Fatwah-i-Jahandari

Ziauddin Barani
4. Futuh-us-Salatin (establishment of Bahmani Kingdom) Isami
5. Tarikh-i-Firuzshahi Afif
6. Tarikh-i-Mubarak Shahi Yahya Sirhindi
7. Akbar Nama Abul Fazal
8. Tabaqat-I-Akbari Nizammudin Ahmad
9. Muntakhab-al-tawarikh Badauni
10 Badshahnama/Padshahnama Abdul Hamid Lahori
11 Muntakhab-ul Lubab (Aurangzeb’s reign) Khafi Khan
12 Mirat-i-Ahmadi Ali Muhammad Khan
13 Padmavat (on Padmini – wife of Ratan Singh, King of Chittor) Malik Mohammad Jaisi
14 Tughluq Nama

Tarik-i-Alai

Nuh Sipihr

Ashiqa

Amir Khusro
15 Marwar ra Pargani ri Vigat (Info on Rajasthan) Munhta Nainsi
16 Chandayan Maulana Daud
17 Himayun Nama Gulbadan Begum
18 Bhavartha Dipika Gyaneshwara
19 Safarnama or Rihla Ibn Batuta
20 Tuzuk-i-Jahangiri (Autobiography) Jehangir
21 Tarikh-i-Shershahi Abbas Sarwani
22 Tuzuk-i-Baburi/ Baburnama (in Turkish –Autobiography) Babur
23 Shahjahannama Inayat Khan
24 Dayabhaga Jimuta Vahna
25 Periya Puranam (12th book of Tamil Veda called Tirumurai) Shekkilar
26 Sur Sagar (Life of Krishna) Sur Das
27 History of Aurangzeb, The fall of the Mughal Empire Jadunath Sarkar
28 Mahmud of Ghazni Mohammad Habib
29 The Administration of the Delhi Sultanate I.H. Qureshi
30 Foundation of Muslim Rule in India A.B.M. Habibullah
31 Agrarian System of Mughal India Irfan Habib

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