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-MaasirHasan Nizami
2.Tabaqat-i-NasiriMinhaj 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-FiruzshahiAfif
6.Tarikh-i-Mubarak ShahiYahya Sirhindi
7.Akbar NamaAbul Fazal
8.Tabaqat-I-AkbariNizammudin Ahmad
9.Muntakhab-al-tawarikhBadauni
10Badshahnama/PadshahnamaAbdul Hamid Lahori
11Muntakhab-ul Lubab (Aurangzeb’s reign)Khafi Khan
12Mirat-i-AhmadiAli Muhammad Khan
13Padmavat (on Padmini – wife of Ratan Singh, King of Chittor)Malik Mohammad Jaisi
14Tughluq Nama

Tarik-i-Alai

Nuh Sipihr

Ashiqa

Amir Khusro
15Marwar ra Pargani ri Vigat (Info on Rajasthan)Munhta Nainsi
16ChandayanMaulana Daud
17Himayun NamaGulbadan Begum
18Bhavartha DipikaGyaneshwara
19Safarnama or RihlaIbn Batuta
20Tuzuk-i-Jahangiri (Autobiography)Jehangir
21Tarikh-i-ShershahiAbbas Sarwani
22Tuzuk-i-Baburi/ Baburnama (in Turkish –Autobiography)Babur
23ShahjahannamaInayat Khan
24DayabhagaJimuta Vahna
25Periya Puranam (12th book of Tamil Veda called Tirumurai)Shekkilar
26Sur Sagar (Life of Krishna)Sur Das
27History of Aurangzeb, The fall of the Mughal EmpireJadunath Sarkar
28Mahmud of GhazniMohammad Habib
29The Administration of the Delhi SultanateI.H. Qureshi
30Foundation of Muslim Rule in IndiaA.B.M. Habibullah
31Agrarian System of Mughal IndiaIrfan Habib

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