ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd Lāhūrī d. 1065/1654-5


ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd Lāhūrī is known solely for his official history of the reign of Mughal Emperor Šāh Jahān entitled Pādšāh-nāmah, which the author wrote at the Emperor’s request. ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd Lāhūrī died in 1065/1654-5.


Pādšāh-nāmah     The Book of Kings

Completed before 1091/1680.

Pādšāh-nāmah is divided into three sections, each one devoted to a decade of the Emperor’s reign. Lāhūrī was able to finish only the first two sections, from 1037/1627 to 1047/1637 and 1047/1637 to 1057/1647. The final section was completed by one of Lāhūrī’s pupils. Pādšāh-nāmah is considered a great authority on the reign of Šāh Jahān, both in its breadth and attention to minute detail.