Diwan, Dīwān: 2 definitions


Diwan means something in the history of ancient India, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dīwān.—(BL), the chief administrator or finance minister. See Dīvān. Note: dīwān is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

See also (synonyms): Dīwānjī.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Diwan in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a Chief Minister (in a royal court), dewan; a couch without back-rest; a royal court; a collection of poems; -[e-ama] a public hall of audience; ~[khana] a drawing room, a hall of audience; -[e-khasa] a hall of private audience..—diwan (दीवान) is alternatively transliterated as Dīvāna.

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