Muḥammad Kāẓim ibn Muḥammad Amīn, Munšī d. 1092/1681
Muḥammad Kāẓim ibn Muḥammad Amīn served under Mughal Emperor Awrangzīb (see author 30) as munšī
(secretary). He was the son of Munšī Muḥammad Amīn, the official historiographer of Awrangzīb’s father (Šāh Jahān). Awrangzīb ordered Muḥammad Kāẓim to compile a history of his reign from the official records. The ensuing product was ʿĀlamgīr-nāmah
The Book of Awrangzīb
Extends to 1078/1667-8.
is a history of the first ten years of Awrangzīb’s reign from 1068/1657 to 1078/1667-8. The work was presented to Awrangzīb in the 32nd year of his reign at which point he ordered its discontinuation. Muḥammad Kāẓim died in 1092/1681.