Historical Information


Ms KH38b, folio 10b


Historical information in the Khojkiinfo-icon manuscripts is rare but extremely valuable. The middle section of this folio reports that Pirinfo-icon Dadu, with all well being, left Nagar (an area of Sindhinfo-icon) for Bujh (an area of Kutch) on or around Samvat 1641/1584 CE. Pir Dadu was a representative of the Imaminfo-icon in Sindh. Persecuted by Sumra rulers, he fled to Gujarat. In the areas above and below the middle part of this folio, the copyist has included some verses in local languages (not attributed to any one name).