Mullah Nadri or Mulla Nasiri (fl. 1420 CE) was a Persian-language poet in Kashmir during the reign of Sultan Sikandar (1378–1416, reigned 1389–1413) and then at the court of Zain-ul-Abidin (1423–1473).[1][2]

He wrote several lost books, including a lost Tarikh-i-Kashmir, (history of Kashmir).[3][4][5] The Persian accounts of Mulla Nadiri, as with those of Mulla Ahmad Kashmiri, Qazi Ibrahim and Hasan Qari (1580 AD), together with the Sanskrit chronicles of Jonaraja (d. 1659 CE) and his pupil Srivara (dates unknown), served as sources for 17th Century histories - the Tarikh-i-Kashmir of Hasan b. Ali Kashmiri (1616 CE), the Baharistan-i-Shahi, and the Tarikh-i-Kashmir of Haidar Malik (Persian 1621, English 1991).[6]


  1. ^ NK Singh, Nagendra Kr. Singh, Abida SamiuddinEncyclopaedic Historiography of the Muslim World 2004- Page 530 "It is only from the reign of Sultan Zain-ul-Abidin (1420-70), that Persian replaced Sanskrit as the language of court and learning, and histories in Persian began to be composed. Two of these were by Mulla Ahmad and Mulla Nadiri, the Sultan's court poets."
  2. ^ Mohibbul Hasan Kashmīr Under the Sultāns 1959 Page 93 "The Sultan recalled him, and made him Shaiku'l-Islam.122 Mulla Ahmad was a court poet, and was much respected by him. Other poets attached to the court were Mulla Nadiri and Mulla Pathi.123 Mulla Ahmad and Mulla Nadiri, besides ..."
  3. ^ Krishan Lal Kalia Eminent Personalities Of Kashmir 1997 - Page 49 "The precision of his dates could be critically cross checked had the history of Mullah Ahmed or Mullah Nadri been available as both the documents are lost in the womb of time. The chronology of Persian chronicles is not reliable as they have ..."
  4. ^ Syed M. Afzal Qadri, G̲h̲ain. He Gūrkū, Cultural heritage of Kashmir University of Kashmir. Dept. of Dean, Students' Welfare - 1997 - Page 17 "Like Mulla Ahmad of Sultan Zainul Abidin's times, the poet laureate Mulla Nadri is also believed to have authored a history of Kashmir besides his several other works in Persian. But about this history, too, Ghulam Hassan Khoyhami barely ..."
  5. ^ Mohammad Ishaq Khan Perspectives on Kashmir: historical dimensions 1983 - Page 97 "But, unfortunately, some of them did not survive, as for example, the works of Mulla Ahmed and Mulla Nadri, Qazi lbrahim and Mulla Hasan ... "
  6. ^ Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi Challenges to Religions and Islam 2007- Page 1398 "Apart from the Baharistan-i-Shahi, the author has availed the Tarikh-i-Kashmir by Hasan b. Ali Kashmiri, which is a short history of Kashmir from the earliest times to 1616, written at the request of Jalal-ud-Din Malik Muhammad Naji, the grandfather of Haidar Malik. However, Hasan bin. 'Alis' sources are the same as those of the author of the Baharistan. He has consulted also the chronicles written by Haidar Malik, who served Yusuf Khan Chak, for twenty-four years and accompanied him in his exile to India after the Mughal conquest of ... this work, the Baharistan-i-Shahi and Hasan b. Alis' chronicle shows that their authors obtained information from the same sources. The sources of these three books are the Sanskrit chronicles of Jonaraja and Srivara, as well as the Persian accounts of Mulla-Ahmad, Mulla-Nadiri, Qazi Ibrahim and Hasan Qari."