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 Shigarf-nāma i wilāyat
(862 words)

‘Wonder-book of the realm’

Iʿtiṣām al-Dīn bin Shaykh Tāj al-Dīn, Itesamuddin

Date: 1785

Original Language: Persian


Iʿtiṣām al-Dīn’s Shigarf-nāma i wilāyat is an account of his journey to Britain and France, when he travelled as part of the mission led by Archibald Swinton from the Emperor Shah ʿAlām II to King George III. It is divided into sections of varying length, covering miscellaneous themes. What he says in it about Christian…

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Khan, Gulfishan, “ Shigarf-nāma i wilāyat”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 December 2019 <>

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