Historical expedition ‘In the Footsteps of Ancestors’ studies the legacy of Muhammad Haidar Dughlat in India
Historical expedition ‘In the Footsteps of Ancestors’ continued its voyage on the Indian land. The researchers studied the personality of outstanding historian, writer, commander and ruler Muhammad Haidar Dughlat. He has ruled Kashmir for 11 years. His famous work Tarikh-i-Rashidi was written there, among the mountains and the beautiful nature. In 1551, Dughlat was buried in the cemetery of the sultans "Mazar-i Salatin" in Srinagar, visited by members of the historical expedition.
SAPAR ISKAKOV, HEAD OF HISTORICAL EXPEDITION:
- I think that his burial place is considered sacred among the Kazakhs. In my opinion, the Koran should be read here. This person left a lot of information that is stored in the universities of Kashmir, Delhi and in many other places. If our scientists study them, they will learn a lot of new things.
Indian scholars give a special recognition to the works of Dughlat Zhakhan-nama and Tarikh-i-Rashidi. They consider them valuable for their historical truthfulness. In addition, the works are distinguished by great artistic characteristics. The works of a well-known historian, writer, military commander and ruler became the subject of scientific analysis as part of historical expedition. The research results were discussed with professors of the University of Kashmir.
RAFIUDDIN MAKHMUDI, PROFESSOR, KASHMIR UNIVERSITY:
- Tarikh-i-Rashidi is one of the monumental works. It gives the genealogy of moguls. So that’s a great contribution from him. He was a writer. He was also a person who discusses matters in the court. 01011502
Muhammad Haidar Dughlat traveled to Tibet, Badakhshan, Kafiristan and Ladak. He conducted a series of landmark reforms in northern India, particularly, strengthened the army, developed agriculture and improved the financial situation. On behalf of the ruler of the Mogul Empire, he minted coins and put them into use. According to experts, the name of this historical person contributed to close cooperation between Kazakhstan and India in terms of culture.
BOLAT SARSENBAYEV, INDIAN AMBASSADOR TO KAZAKHSTAN:
- Of course, this is a symbolic figure. This fits very well into the Modernization of Public Consciousness program which the President has accepted. I think that in Kazakhstan our citizens will learn more about the unknown.
According to scientists, unfortunately, there is very few information on the last years of Muhammad Haidar Dughlat. According to data, he died in 1551 in the Khanpur district of Kashmir. Members of the expedition went to the area to conduct their research and gather more historical data about this outstanding personality. This work will continue with the Indian scientists.