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Sakar [Sukkur], Shikarpur District, Sindh. Mir Masum's Tomb

Sakar [Sukkur], Shikarpur District, Sindh. Mir Masum's Tomb

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1896

Shelfmark: Photo 1009/4(1496)

Item number: 1496

Length: 22.1

Width: 28.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Mir Masum's Tomb at Sukkar in the Shikarpur District of Sindh, Pakistan, taken by Henry Cousens in 1896. Cousens wrote in The Antiquities of Sind, "Under the shadow of the minar rest the remains of Mir Muhammad Ma'sum Shah, his father, and other members of his family, the Ma'sumi Sayyids (Plate LXXIX) [this image]. Over the graves are open canopies supported on square, flat and octagonal stone pillars whose shafts are covered with Persian writing in relief and other ornamental tracery.Mir Ma'sum's grave is dated A.H. 1014 (A.D. 1605-6), and that of Mir Safa'i, his father, which has several inscriptions, bears the date A,H. 991 (A.D. 1583)...Mir Ma'sum, who was born at Bakhar...was the writer of the history of Sind called after him the Tarikh Ma'sumi, which he compiled about A.H. 1009 (A.D. 1600)."

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