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Mogul Empire -- Kings and rulers -- Biography

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Or Ms 217: مآثر عالمگيری Maʼās̱ir-i ‘Ālamgīrī, undated (original text compiled 18th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 217
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A history of the complete reign of Mughal Emperor ‘Ālamgīr (r. 1067-1078 A.H., 1656-1668 C.E.). It was compiled in 1122 A.H., 1710 C.E., by Muḥammad Sāqī Musta‘idd-Khān (d. 1136 A.H., 1723 C.E.) who was secretary to ‘Ināyat-Allāh Khān.

Dates: undated (original text compiled 18th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 218: فتوحات عالمگيری Futūḥāt-i ‘Ālamgīrī, undated (original text compiled 18th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 218
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A history of the Mughal Emperor ‘Ālamgīr from the time of his rise to power to the thirty-fourth year of his reign (1101-1102 A.H., 1689-1690 C.E.).

Dates: undated (original text compiled 18th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 409: پادشاهنامه Pādishāh-nāmah, undated copy (original text extant by 17th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 409
Scope and Contents The oldest history of the first ten years of the Emperor Shāhjahān's reign (1037-1047 A.H.,1628-1637 C.E.), by Muḥammad Amīn ibn Abī al-Ḥusayn Qazvīnī, who entered the emperor's service as munshī in the fifth year of his reign, 1042 A.H., 1632-1633 C.E.A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library by Mohammad Hukk et al. (1925) says, "This copy is particularly...
Dates: undated copy (original text extant by 17th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 411: مآثر عالمگیری Maʻās̲ir-i ʻĀlamgīrī, 1161 A.H., 1748 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 411
Scope and Contents A history of the complete reign of the Emperor 'Ālamgīr, from 1067 A.H. (1656 C.E.) to his death, 1118 A.H. (1707 C.E.). It was compiled in 1122 A.H. (1710 C.E.), by Musta'idd-Khān, surnamed Muḥammad Sāqī, who was secretary to 'Ināyat-allāh Khān. This nobleman was the favourite record writer of 'Ālamgīr and subsequently rose to the role of Governor of Kashmir and vizier to Shāh-'Ālam. The author had thus been an eye-witness of many of the incidents recorded, as he had been connected with the...
Dates: 1161 A.H.; 1748 C.E.

Or Ms 413: حالات آصف خانان Ḥālāt-i Āṣaf-Khānān, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 413
Scope and Contents This is a short anonymous biography chiefly of Abū al-Ḥasan, entitled "Yamīn al-Dawlah Āṣaf-Khān", son of the vizier I'timād al-Dawlah. He was the father of Mumtaz al-Zamānī Arjumand-Bānū Bīgam, the favourite wife of Mughal Emperor Shāhjahān. Āṣaf-Khān died at the age of 72, in 1051 A.H. (1641 C.E.). The current copy has 9 folios is written in clear nasta'līq, is badly stained by damp and injured. It appears to have been written by the same hand and in the same year as OR MS 411,...
Dates: undated

اقبال نامهٔ جهانگیری Iqbāl-nāmah-i Jahāngīrī, 1189 A.H., 1775 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 80
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A history of the life and reign of Mughal Emperor Jahāngīr (1569-1627).

Dates: 1189 A.H.; 1775 C.E.

اکبرنامه Akbar-nāmah, undated copy (original text composed 16th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 78
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The well-known history of the Emperor Akbar the Great, by his favourite Prime Minister and Secretary, Shaykh Abū al-Faz̤l " 'Allāmī " b. Shaykh Mubārak Nāgūrī. The author was in his time the most learned and elegant writer in the East.

Dates: undated copy (original text composed 16th cent. C.E.)

عمل صالح ʻAmal-i Ṣāliḥ, 1224 A.H., 1809 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 81
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A history of the Mughal Emperor Shāhjahān's life and reign, and containing a short history of his predecessors, beginning with Tīmūr. On the flyleaf the work is entitled "lkhtiṣar-i Shāh Jahān-nāmah."

Dates: 1224 A.H.; 1809 C.E.