Yahya bin Ahmad Sirhindi: 15th century Indian chronicler, author of Tarikh-i-Mubarak Shahi | Biography
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Yahya bin Ahmad Sirhindi
15th century Indian chronicler, author of Tarikh-i-Mubarak Shahi

Yahya bin Ahmad Sirhindi

Yahya bin Ahmad Sirhindi
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Intro 15th century Indian chronicler, author of Tarikh-i-Mubarak Shahi
A.K.A. Yahiya Bin Ahmad Bin Abdullah Sirhindi, Yaḥyā Ibn Aḥmad Sīhrind�...
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Yahya bin Ahmad Sirhindi was a 15th century Indian chronicler who wrote Tarikh-i-Mubarak Shahi, a Persian language chronicle of the Delhi Sultanate. Written during the reign of Mubarak Shah, his work is an important source of information for the Sayyid dynasty.

Tarikh-i-Mubarak Shahi

Yahya expected to become a courtier of Mubarak Shah (r. 1431-1434), a ruler of the Delhi Sultanate. Therefore, he wrote Tarikh-i-Mubarak Shahi and presented it to the Sultan, hoping to win the royal patronage.

The book begins with the conquests of Muhammad of Ghor (1149-1206), and ends abruptly in 1434. Several earlier royal chroniclers had written texts describing the 13th-15th century history of the Delhi Sultanate. For example, Minhaj-i-Siraj covered the period up to 1259 in his Tabaqat-i Nasiri, Ziauddin Barani covered 1259-1356, and Shams-i Siraj Afif covered 1356-1388. Yahya carried forward this chronology all the way to 1434.

For the events up to 1351, Yahya selectively borrowed from the earlier writers, and arranged the material in a chronological order. For the events after 1351, he relied on personal memory and observations, besides the accounts of some trustworthy narrators. His work is a regional history, generally limited to military and political events. For example, Yahya omitted the economic reforms of Alauddin Khalji (r. 1296-1316).

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