Bāsiṭ, Ğulām fl. ca. 1196/1781-2
Ğulām Bāsiṭ served as munšī
(secretary) to General Giles Stibbert, the Commander in Chief of the Bengal Army from 1191/1777 to 1193/1779 and 1198/1783 to 1200/1785. Ğulām Bāsiṭ is entirely known for the work Tārīḫ-i mamālik-i Hind
, also referred to as Tārīḫ-i Bāsiṭ
, composed in 1196/1781-2. Tārīḫ-i mamālik-i Hind
is a short history of what is now present-day India and its rulers, extending to 1196/1781-2.