Persian Manuscripts : Siyar al-mutaʼakhkhirīn

Ghulām Husain Khān, Ṭabaṭāḅāī, b. 1727 or 8غلام حسين بن هدايت علی خان بن السيد عليم الله بن السيد فيض الله الطباطبائی الحسينی

Persian Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>An isolated volume containing an incomplete initial portion of the first volume of the <i>Siyar al-Mutaʼakhkhirīn</i> (Review of Modern Times). The author, Ghulām Husain Khān Ṭabaṭāḅāī (b. 1727 or 8) , a son of Patna Vice-Regent Sayyid ‘Alī Khān and cousin of Alīvardī Khān, Nawwab of Bengal (b. 1676 r. 1740–1756), composed this text in circa 1780–1784, and dedicated it to Governor-General of Bengal, Warren Hastings.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'> A general history of India, the first part derives from earlier sources, while the second commences with the death of the Mughal Emperor ‘Alamgīr I in 1707‏. This volume ends in 1721, when the forces of Niẓām al-Mulk (b. 1671, r. 1724–1748) vanquished and killed Dilāvar ‘Alī Khān.</p>

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