Originally published in 1931, this book presents a historical account regarding the life and times of Mahmud of Ghazni. Detailed information is given on Mahmud's seventeen expeditions into northwestern India, with a particular emphasis on their geographical setting. Additional sections discuss the context of his rise to power, his administrative systems and perceptions of his character. Comprehensive notes are included throughout, together with extensive appendices, incorporating a chronological summary and a bibliography. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Islamic history and Mahmud of Ghazni.