A MESSAGE FOR MUSLIM EID BY A SIKH CALLIGRAPHIST OF LAHORE

A MESSAGE FOR MUSLIM EID BY A SIKH CALLIGRAPHIST OF LAHORE
AN UNKNOWN PERSONALITY ATTACHED TO THE MUGHAL COURT

NIDHAN SINGH

Who has heard of Nidhan Singh? From the writing, it seems 18th century, and from the naqashi in silver, means poor times. It is probably the late period, something like 1740 to 1780 AD. Perhaps less or more. The client is Muslim, or the audience Muslim. It is worth of translation. It talks of a LORI and travel on the Prophet’s (PBUH) horse BURAQ, and also about enemies, and what not? Probably Nidhan Singh was also a poet in Persian.

We know nothing about him. We own the qita. Perhaps it was given to one of our elders by a Sikh friend of those times. Rejoice in breaking barriers!

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