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List of Famous Persian Historians of the Mughal Period

A number of ethnic Persian technocrats, bureaucrats, traders, scientists, architects, teachers, poets, artists, theologians and Sufis migrated and settled in different parts of the Indian Subcontinent after coming of Mughals in India. Persian people were among one of the major ethnic groups, who accompanied the ethnic Turko-Mongol ruling elite of the Mughal Empire.

The new era of Persian literature was started because Mughals were great patrons of literature and laureates. During this period, many texts were translated into Persian from different languages. For Example: The Turki memoirs of Babur were translated into Persian.

Famous Persian Historians of the Mughal Period

Book

Writer and Historian

Patron

Tarikh-i-Rashidi

Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat Beg

Humayun

Akbarnama and Ain-i-Akbari

Abu'l-Fazl

Akbar

Tarikh-i-Firishtah

Muhammad Qasim Hindu Shah

Akbar

Tabaqat-i-Akbari

Nizamuddin Ahmad

Akbar

Muntakhabut-Tawarikh

Abd al-Qadir Bada'uni

Akbar

Tarikh-i-Sher Shahi

Abbas Khan Sarwani

Akbar

Tarikh-i-Salatine Afghana

Ahmed Yadgar

Not-mentioned

Tazkirat-ul-Waqiat

Jauhar Aftabchi

Akbar

Tarikh-i-Sindh

Mir Muhammad Masoom Shah Bakhri

Akbar

Waqiat-i-Mushtaqi

Shiekh Rizq Ullah Mushtaqui

Akbar

Tarikh-i-Humayunshahi

Jauhar Aftabchi

Akbar

Tarikh-i-Akbari

Muhammad Arif Qandhari

Akbar

Tuzuk-e-Jahangiri or Tuzuk-i-Jahangiri

Nur-ud-din Muhammad Jahangir

Jahangir

Makhjan-i-Afghana

Ni'mat Allah al-Harawi

Jahangir

Tarikh-i-Dandi

Abdullah

Jahangir

Maasiri-i-Jahangir

Gharat Khan

Jahangir

Shah Jahan Nama

Md Sadiq Khan

Shah Jahan

Padshah Namah

Mohammed Waris

Shah Jahan

Alamgirnamah

Mirza Muhammad Kazim

Shah Jahan

Masir-e-Alamgiri

Mohd. Saqi Mustaid khan

Aurangzeb

Zafar Namah

Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Aurangzeb

Muntakhab-ul-Lubab

Muhammad Hāshim or Hashim 'Ali Khan (Khafi Khan)

Aurangzeb

Futuhat-e-Alamgih

Ishwar Das Nagar

Aurangzeb

Nuskha-e-Dilkusha

Bhimsen Burhanpuri

Aurangzeb

Khulasat-u-Tawarikh

Surjan Rai Khatri

Aurangzeb

Sijarul Mutkhann

Ghulam Hussain

Aurangzeb

Imadus Sadat

Ghulam Naqvi

Aurangzeb

Most of the Persian historian who came to India and wrote their works here under the Indian patronage. There is no such evidence that poets and scholars of Persian language, migrated to India in such large numbers. It is mostly from Babur’s regime or the advent of the Mughal rule that the Persian language in India has acquired its own significance.

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