An Arab account of the conquest of Sindh, the Chachnama is part myth in Mirza Kalich Beg translated the Persian edition into English. Not a book of translation; neither a conquest narrative Kufi frames his work: first , the Chachnama is a translation of an Arabic manuscript, and. In Mirza Kalich Beg, celebrated as the first Sindhi novelist, translated a 13th -century Persian text called Chachnama into English. Ali Kufi.
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Accordingly, its implications are much disputed. Hindus and Chachnaka alike associate the coming of Islam with the destruction of Hindu sacral sites and forced mass conversions. The book was donated to Special Collections recently by Kenneth W. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Asif adds that Qasim’s campaign in Chach Nama is a deliberate shadowing of campaigns Chach undertook in “four corners of Sindh”.
Previous Selections englihs the Month James W. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. On this page Introduction Chachnama Primary sources Find out more. Harvard University Press, ], Herald 19 Novemberhttp: The Valley of Flowers. As one of the only written sources about the Arab conquest of Sindh, and therefore the origins of Islam in Indiathe Chach Nama is a key historical text that has been co-opted by different interest groups for several centuries, and it has significant implications for modern imaginings about the place of Islam in South Asia.
Accordingly, its implications are much disputed. Dahir bravely fights the Muslim armies off but is defeated and killed. Ali Kufi, the author of Chachnamain turn, claimed his work was a translation of an 8th-century work in Arabic. The body of the work narrates the Arab inclursions into Sindh of the 7th-8th centuries CE.
In other projects Wikiquote. The Chach Nama survived in the folllowing key manuscripts: Although its historical authenticity is disputed, the Chachnama provides a version of events that must be examined critically.
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Muhammad bin Qasim Zaindy It is in Persian. Hands Off Washington Records. Written in the 13th century, the text calls itself a translation of historical account of the events that occurred in the 8th century. Sindh was annexed to the empire of the East India Company in It contains an introductory chapter about the history of Sindh just before its conquest by the Arabs.
Translated from the Persian by Mirza Kalichbeg Fredunbeg. As a historical narrative, the account is seen as a valuable record of events such as the social, political and historical geography of the region at the time, while containing the natural bias of the Sakifi family engliwh well as the inherent inaccuracies and embellishments of popular tradition.
During his reign, a Muslim ship is captured by pirates off the coast of Debal, and Hajjaj bin Yusuf writes to Dahir asking for his help. Eventually after the death of Chach, his son Dahir ascends the throne of Sindh. In the assessment of Y. At that time, Sindh and Enblish were one kingdom ruled by the same king. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It was a source of colonial understanding of the origins of Islam in the Indian subcontinent through the Sindh region. Harvard University Press, As one of neglish only written sources about the Arab conquest of Sindh, and therefore the origins of Islam in Indiathe Chach Nama is a key historical text that has been co-opted by different interest groups for several centuries, and it has significant implications for modern imaginings about the place of Islam in South Asia.
The Chach Nama drew upon Baladhuri’s work, and others, as a template for the political history, but created a different and imaginative version of events. Press Esc to cancel. The first part of Chachnama devoted to the native Hindu ruler Chach, his rise to power and the consolidation of his kingdom, creates a precedent of a just ruler. Translated from the Persian by Mirza Kalichbeg Fredunbeg. The Chachnama is named after Chach, a Brahmin who starts out as minister to the king of Sindh by the name of Rai Sahasi.
In claiming to be a work of history, an authentic account that originates in an Arabic text written in 8th century, the author of ChachnamaAli Kufi, strategically positions his creation to be perceived as englosh a certain magnitude.
“A Book of Conquest: The Chachnama and Muslim Origins in South Asia” by Manan Ahmed Asif
I n Mirza Kalich Beg, celebrated as the first Sindhi novelist, translated a 13th-century Persian text called Chachnama into English. Associated Students Club Files. Consulted online on 04 December DOI: The body of the work narrates the Arab inclursions into Sindh of the 7th-8th centuries CE. In facts, scholars have established that Muhammad bin Qasim was executed by the new Caliph due to his political affiliations with the previous Caliph.
The Arab conquest of Sind, instead of representing a sharp disjuncture, can be seen as a form of adaptation to pre-existing political conditions in India. Chachnama fails on all the points ib reference of a conventional conquest narrative.
Muhammad bin Qasim then continues to conquer Sindh and goes up till Multan. Chachnama argues that recognizing forms of difference and translating them into politically viable structures allows for communities to coexist.
South Asians have not investigated the creation of the stereotypical Muslim.