Mughal period, he was the author of Siyar-ul-Mutakherim, an authoritative
and reliable account of the decline of the Mughal empire (which also traces
the progress of the English in Bengal up to 1780).
Gulbadan Begum A daughter of Babur, she was a talented lady and wrote
Humayan Namah, an authoritative account of the reign of her brother,
Gwyer, Sir Maurice Linford He was the first chief justice of India
(Federal Court) from 1937 to 1943 when he retired and became the vice-
chancellor of Delhi University. He also made a significant contribution to the
drafting of the constitution of India.
Halliday, Sir F J He was the first lieutenant governor of Bengal, Bihar,
Orissa and Assam, the administration of which had been the additional
charge of the governor general till 1853 when the Charter Act of the year
relieved him of it.
Hamida Banu Begam Wife of Humayun and mother of Akbar, she
exercised a great influence in shaping the personality of Akbar.
Hare, David A watchmaker by profession, he was specially interested in
the spread of western education in India. It was largely due to his efforts that
the Hindu College was opened in 1817 at Calcutta. He also founded the
School Book Society for printing and publishing English and Bengali books.
Hari Vijaya Suri A prominent Jaina teacher of Akbar’s period, he was
invited by the latter to participate in the religious debate held in the Ibadat
Khana at Fatehpur Sikri.
Hemachandra A prominent jaina author of the 12th century, he was the
author of Trisastisalaka Purushacharita, an enormous work dealing with the
lives of 126 Jaina saints. The Parisistaparvan (which deals with, among other
things, the conversion of Chandragupta Maurya to Jainism) is its supplement.
Huvishka The son and successor of Kanishka, he issued a large number of
coins which suggest that he ruled over the extensive empire built by his
Ilbert, Sir Courtney A law member of the Viceroy’s Executive Council
between 1882 and 86, he sponsored the famous Ilbert Bill and steered it with