A DIFFICULT PERIOD IN LAHORE AND STRANGELY – ARTISTIC AND LITERARY ACTIVITIES ABOUND ALL

A DIFFICULT PERIOD IN LAHORE AND STRANGELY,
ARTISTIC AND LITERARY ACTIVITIES ABOUND ALL
We are Lahoris and our specialty is collecting material on Lahore. We have hundreds of printed books (on Lahore), hundreds of manuscripts related to Lahore, documents of various period including Mughal one, artifacts and clay work, etc. A catalogue and list will eventually be produced but we cannot hurry that up right now. Enjoy!
Sharing three colophons of Lahore in a difficult period:

1 – RISALAH written by Mahbub Shah for Muhammed Ishrat, Minister of Saifullah son of Abdul Samad Khan, 1135 AH.

Mahbub Shah Lahore 1135 AH

2 – SHABISTAN NIKAT written by Haji Abdul Ghafoor, son of Mulla Zaman, in times of Governor Abdul Samad Khan, 1139 AH.

Haji Abdul Ghafoor Lahore 1139 AH

3 – MISC PRAYERS, written by Ranjha, son of Muhammed Ali Mimsr, Rajohri Mozang, Lahore, 1140 AH, plus other dates.

Ranjha Rajohra Mozang 1140 AH

3 thoughts on “A DIFFICULT PERIOD IN LAHORE AND STRANGELY – ARTISTIC AND LITERARY ACTIVITIES ABOUND ALL”

  1. A difficult century with even output of illustrated works and paintings and of course first class naqashi abounded in cultural city of Lahore.

  2. A city of culture but also an area of war for possession, yes legacy even there today with multiple Indian designs to capture Lahore.

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