EBRĀHĪM B. JARĪR (or Ḥarīr?), author of a general history called Tārīḵ-e ebrāhīmī or Tārīḵ-e homāyūnī. Nothing is known about his life. According to Saʿīd Nafīsī (Naẓm o naṯr I, p. 355), he lived at the court of the Mughal emperor Homāyūn (r. 937-64/1530-56), where he compiled his history around 957/1550. The book begins with the story of Adam and comes down to the events of Homāyūn’s reign until 956/1549 (or 957/1550; for a list of its contents see Ethé, Catalogue, no. 104). The material on India covers the period from Šehāb-al-Dīn Ḡūrī (569-602/1173-1206) till the fall of the Lōdīs (932/1526), an account of the local dynasties outside the direct rule of Dehli, and the history of the Mughals of India from Bābor (932-37/1526-30) to Homāyūn.
A. Ahmad, An Intellectual History of Islam in India, Edinburgh 1969, p. 81.
Ā. Aṣḡar, Tārīḵ-nevīsī-e fārsī dar Hend o Pākestān, Lahore, 1985, pp. 90-93.
T. W. Beale, Orientl Biographical Dictictionary, London, 1984, p. 172.
Cat. Bibibliothèque Nationale, no. 336.
Elliot, History of India IV, pp. 213-17.
Golčīn-e Maʿānī, Taḏkerahā, pp. 494-96.
Marshal, Mughals in India, p. 196.
Ṣafā, Adabīyāt V/3, pp. 1553-54.
Storey, I/1, p. 113.
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