Lubbut Tawarikh

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Rai Bindrāban Das held the post of Diwān under Shah Alam Bahādur Shah (d. 1712), who compiled a detailed collection of letters and documents Inshā-i-Khirad Afzā. His Lubbut tawārikh is a history of India from the coming of Muhammad bin Sām Ghuri (1176) to his own times. He compiled the account borrowing material from Firishta (up to 1591) and other authors. The narrative covers the conquest of Bijapur and Golconda by the emperor Aurangzeb (1689), and it is the latter part of the work which is usually utilised as a source of historical information.


مدّتی بجهت بعضی موانع که در تقریب بلخ در سنه خمس و اربعین و الف (1045) از نظم و نسق این ممالک وسیع و فتح ملک جنوبی خاطر فراهم آمد سال آینده آن امساک باران و قحط عظیم در صوبة پنجاب که ذخیرة اسباب ملک قندهار است رو داد لهذا تعیّن عساکر منصوره به سال سبع و اربعین و الف(1047) موقوف داشته به سیّد خانصاحب صوبۀ کابل فرمان رفت که آمادۀ مهم آنجا باشد.

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Source text

Title: Lubbut Tawarikh

Author: Bindrāban Das

Editor(s): Md. Ehteshamuddin

Publication date: 2016

Original compiled c.1689-1712

Provenance/location: Original compiled c.1689-1712

Digital edition

Original author(s): Bindrāban Das

Original editor(s): Md. Ehteshamuddin , Azarmi Dukht Safavi

Language: Persian


Texts collected by: Ayesha Mukherjee, Amlan Das Gupta, Azarmi Dukht Safavi

Texts transcribed by: Muhammad Irshad Alam, Bonisha Bhattacharya, Arshdeep Singh Brar, Muhammad Ehteshamuddin, Kahkashan Khalil, Sarbajit Mitra

Texts encoded by: Bonisha Bhattacharya, Shreya Bose, Lucy Corley, Kinshuk Das, Bedbyas Datta, Arshdeep Singh Brar, Sarbajit Mitra, Josh Monk, Reesoom Pal

Encoding checking by: Hannah Petrie, Gary Stringer, Charlotte Tupman

Genre: India > chronicle histories

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