1. a Muslim council chamber or law court
  2. a collection of Persian or Arabic poems (usually by one author)
  3. a Muslim council of state
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  • Rasul Khan was a brother of that same ressaldar Fatteh Khan, who only the month before with a handful of the Guides 'cavalry had scattered as chaff before the wind the flower of Diwan Mulraj's horsemen, and chased them into the gates of Mooltan. The Story of the Guides
  • If such cross-sectoral employment migration existed, it begs a number of other queries about the circulation of debt among firms and between them and the state, and about the origin and available labor pool for the diwan and sarishtadar institutions in the Afghan state fiscal structure. Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier
  • Completion of the reorganization of Sicily: clean sweep of private titles and royal privileges in the Norman manner; resumption of royal domain; destruction of private garrisons and feudal castles; ban on private war; criminal jurisdiction transferred from feudal to royal courts; towns deprived of magistrates and put under royal officers; clergy taxed and excluded from civil office; heavy influence of Muslim bureaucratic techniques, such as diwan, or financial office. 1226
  • It deals with the question of whether the kinds of textual literacy necessary to function as an accountant for a Shikarpuri or Peshawri firm would have sufficiently enabled those with such knowledge and skills to function as a diwan or sarishtadar or mirza for the Durrani state. Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier
  • The Sultan on Saturday said he had replaced the minister of the royal office, the minister of the diwan of the royal court and the secretary-general of royal court affairs—three senior positions in the Arabian Peninsula monarchy. Oman Shuffles Cabinet Again, Amid Unrest
  • Shortly after arriving in Hyderabad, he fell in love with the great niece of the diwan of Hyderabad, whom he married in 1800 according to Muslim law.
  • They damaged the buses, obstructed their movement and even held a demonstration in front of the Diwan's residence.
  • But it had warranted a public audience at court, a khilat and a gold dagger, a nod of approval in front of the nobles in the Diwan-i-am. Shadow Princess
  • Eat sitting at tables in gilded overstuffed dining room chairs, reclining on cushions in a diwan, or kneeling on a concrete floor around a sheet of plastic weighed down with bowls of kubba. Day of Honey
  • The divisions found in and between the diwan, sarishtadar, and mirza categories were often created and perpetuated by the individuals and alliances operating in the political realm, i.e., among the officials and office-holders who were both the instigators and targets of the audits. Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier
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