Author: S Moinul Haq
Translator(s): M deSlane
Publisher: Kitab Bhavan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171511708
This is a monumental work of Ibn Khallikan, an eminent juris consult and distinguished historian. The author had gained name and fame through this book because it attracted the attention of orientalists in early nineteenth century. The translator, a well-known scholar, Mr. M G, De Slane brought out its first edition in 1838. Then he published its English translation.
The usefulness of this work is obvious from the statement of an oriental scholar, Mr. Brockelmann: "It is one of the most important aids to the study of biographical and literary history". Therefore it has great importance of civil and literary history of Muslim people. From its first appearance till the present date, its reputation has continued and undiminished. It provides valuable materials to the Islamic research students as well as teachers and historians.