Dr. Radhey Shyam, presently Reader in the Department of Psychology, M.D. University, Rohtak, has over two decades of teaching and research experience in the area of clinical and Health Psychology. He has completed major and minor research projects financed by UGC and other bodies. Many students have completed their M.Phil and Ph.D. He has published more than forty research papers in books and Journal of national and international repute. One of his co-edited book. •Psychology of Well-beingê has been published.
This work, based on Persian and non-Persian sources, contemporary and later, is an impartial study of the rise and fall of the Nizam Shahi Kingdom of Ahmadnagar, founded in 1490 A.D., conquered by Shahjahan and annexed to the Mughal empire in 1636 A.D. From the very beginning, Nizam Shahis, struggled against the neighbouring states of the North, the Daccan and the South, the rising power of the Portuguese and then against the expansionist designs of the Mughal Emperors, to preserve the local cultural traditions, political independence and also to maintain balance of power between the imperial power of the North and independent states of the Daccan. In their struggle against the Mughals, they were supported by the Portuguese, and the states of Bijapur and Golkunda, by the Marathas and Abyssinians. For a while they successfully resisted the forward movement of the Mughal forces. A complete account of it has been given. Apart from the political achievements and failures of the Nizam Shahi kings, their cultural contributions and political institutions have been closely examined in proper perspective. Review(s) About the Author(s)