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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
With the spread of Islam in the Indian Subcontinent from the early eighth century AH, Persian became popular in Kashmir as the language of religion, science, literature. Several works including local histories had been written in Persian; these works however, are unknown in the Iranian community and no scrutiny to introduce the greatest of these works has been done. Therefore, the main research question of the present paper is to find what important works has the Persian historiography produced in Kashmir. It seems that books such as Rajatarangini (the oldest chronicle of Kashmir), Baharistan-i-Shahi (the Book of Kashmir’s Kings) and Tarikh-i-Kashmir (known as Haidar Malik's Tarikh-i-Kashmir) are the most important works. This paper, however, seeks to represent cultural similarities of Kashmir with Iranian and Islamic ideas as well as several factors such as mystical, Sufi and literary teachings in the development and prosperity of Persian historiography. Through a descriptive and analytical method, it is found that the local history of Kashmir has paid more attention to mythology, religion and powerful and influential figures such as sultans and mystics rather than paying attention to social issues and people.