Haidar Malik

Haidar Malik Chadurah (died 1627) was an administrator, and soldier in Kashmir in the service of Salim Nuruddin Jahangir, the fourth Mughal Emperor from 1605 until his death in 1627. Haidar Malik wrote the best known Persian-language history of Kashmir (completed 1621) one of several books entitled Tarikh-i-Kashmir, identified as Tarikh-i-Haidar Malik. Malik Muhammad Chadurah was born in Chadurah, a village ten miles south of Srinagar, as the son of Hasan Malik. His history was translated into English as Haidar Malik Chadurah History of Kashmir, Raja Bano, Bhavna Prakashan, 1991.[1][2][3][4]


The decedents of Haider Malik are currently residing in the downtown Zaidibal. As per the records the heads of 3 families of Haider Malik are[citation needed]:

  1. Malik Muhammad Ali- who is survived by a son and a daughter. The son is a retired doctor Malik Nazir and is living in Qamari wari area.
  2. Malik Ali Muhammad- survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters. Both the sons are retired, the elder one Malik Hafiz retired as chief Hoticulture office.
  3. Malik Ghulam Hussain- survived by 3 sons and 3 daughters. The elder son Malik Mushtaq is Retired Sericulture Assistant and another son Malik Altaf is a prominent businessman in the valley.


  1. ^ Hasan, Mohibbul (1959). Kashmir Under the Sultans. Aakar Books. ISBN 9788187879497.
  2. ^ Hadi, Nabi (1995). Dictionary of Indo-Persian Literature. Abhinav Publications. ISBN 9788170173113.
  3. ^ Bhatt, Saligram (2008). Kashmiri Scholars Contribution to Knowledge and World Peace: Proceedings of National Seminar by Kashmir Education Culture & Science Society (K.E.C.S.S.), New Delhi. APH Publishing. ISBN 9788131304020.
  4. ^ Beveridge, H. (31 October 2017). "XII. —Hastivanj". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. 36 (2): 269–272. doi:10.1017/S0035869X00031713. ISSN 2051-2066.