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The Haft Tamasha is one of the works by Mohammad-Hasan Qatil of Lahore (d. 1817), written at the instance of Aqa Mohammad-Sadeq of Farahan and Aqa Abu al- Hasan Khan of Qazvin. In the preface of the book, the author states his purpose of writing this book as presenting the state of Hindus and their customs and the life style of Muslims established in the Subcontinent.
The Haft Tamasha consists of the beliefs and customs of the Hindus’ races and sects, referring to some of the historical happenings, the movement leading to the translation of Indian books into Persian. The book even makes mention of the ways of mourning for Imam Husayn both among the Muslims of India and Hindus.
In this article, attempt is made to introduce the three manuscripts of the Haft Tamasha available at the Malek Library, the National Museum at Karachi and the British Museum.