Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Umra

Umra
Umra is a plural amir. He could be a chief or a noble.

It is Mughal Persian term. The term has found reference in many East India Documents.



Special Note: Umrah also means a pilgrimage to Mecca performed Muslims that can be undertaken at any time of the year.

In case of definition, here it is taken as Persian Term used as an administrative title during the Mughal period of history in India.  



Acknowledgement and Reference:
The above definition is given by Sumit Guha, Rutgers University in response to a query on H-Asia, an email listing of H-Net available at   http://h-net.msu.edu/~asia/. The above definition was given on March 6, 2010.



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