Har Čaran Dās fl. ca. 1201/1786-7
Har Čaran Dās is entirely known for his work Čahār gulzār-i Šujāʿī
. Čahār gulzār-i Šujāʿī
is a general history of what is now India extending to 1201/1786-7. The work is divided into five parts. The first four parts of Čahār gulzār-i Šujāʿī
deal with Hindu legend and mythology. The second, third and fourth part successively focus upon each of first three Yugas (the ages into which Hinduism divides the history of the world). The fifth part of Čahār gulzār-i Šujāʿī
is named after the fourth and final Yuga (Kalī Yuga
), which is the history of the world that is now in progress. In this part, Har Čaran Dās turns his attention to the history of the rulers of present-day India. This section contains information on the rulers and Kings prior to the Muslim Conquest, information on the Mughals (from Humāyūn to Šāh ʿĀlam), and information on the author’s own time.