ʿAbd al-Karīm Kashmīrī
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ʿAbd al-Karīm Kashmīrī (d. 1198/1784) was an Indo-Persian chronicler of the Turkmen ruler Nādir Shāh (r. 1147–60/1736–47) and a traveller in India and the Middle East. Little is known of his early life, including the year of his birth, but we do know that he was living in Delhi when it was conquered by Nādir Shāh (r. 1148–60/1736–47), in 1151/1739. After the seizure of the city and the subjugation of the Mughal emperor Muḥammad Shāh (r. 1131–61/1719–48), ʿAbd al-Karīm Kashmīrī joined Nādir Shāh’s court as mutaṣaddī (supervisor of merchants). He remained in his entourage until 11…

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Tucker, Ernest, “ʿAbd al-Karīm Kashmīrī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_24651>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 9789004282124, 2015, 2015-3

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