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One of the biographers of the Qajar days, whose books constitute sources on the lives of many Indian authors and men of import, is Hajj Zayn-al-Abedin Shirvani. He traveled to many places in the Islamic word, meeting with a large number of adherents of various religions and sects.
The first part of this study presents a bibliography of Shirvani's works, focusing on several of his books. The collection of his manuscript works, kept in the National Library, includes Zayn-al-Abedin's autobiography that contains exquisite and unique information; it has not been published yet. His letter addressed to Kerman's Mawlavi is indicative of his encounters with one of the eminent Sufis of the time, with appears of great significance. Furthermore, the Ne'matollahi genealogy of one of the spiritual leaders of this Sufi order named Thabet-Ali of Qahverokh is a document containing, besides the biography of one of the pivotal figures (aqtaab), a panegyric for Zayn-al-Abedin Shirvani.