Ruler of a region, principality, or city. An elite whose nobility rests upon the virtues of magnanimity, valor, and honor. Title of the notables of the Mughal era in India, who helped the central authority govern different statelets within the subcontinent. During the British period, new nawwabs were created because of the allocation of arable land to the pro-British elite. However, old nawwabs continued to be the area elites.