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Firishta

Firishta or Ferishta (both: fĭrĭshtăˈ), c.1560–c.1620, Indian Muslim historian. His given name was Muhammad Kasim Hindu Shah. Under the patronage of the shah of Bijapur, he wrote a history of the Muslims in India from the 10th cent. His work, translated as History of the Rise of the Mohamedan Power in India (tr. 1829), is a landmark in Indian historiography, for it gives detailed knowledge of the medieval period in India.
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If we read Kasim Ferishta's discourse of events in the sub-continent, we see the repeated use of the sentence 'Jayapala, the greatest of the Raes of Hind and the Raja of Lahore'.
The descriptions of the event by both Al-Utbi in 'Tarikh-e-Yamani' and Kasim Ferishta in 'Yarikh-e-Ferishta' (translation by John Briggs) talk of the 'infidel ruler descending to the lowest pits of Hell'.
"Write", said the Monarch ( Ibrahim Adilshah to India's great historian Ferishta ), "write without fear or flattery."