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Explain the following statement with its reason.
Bakhar is an important type of historical documents.
- Bakhar wrote in medieval times. It contains eulogies of the heroes as well as stories of historic events, battles and lives of great men.
- The various types of bakhars include dynastic history, biographies of kings, history of a sect, descriptions of events, autobiographies, regarding grievance, based on mythologies and state administration by a king. For e.g. Sabhasad Bakhar is about the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj whereas Bhausahebanchi Bakhar as well as Panipatachi Bakhar describes the Battle of Panipat. Holkaranchi Kaiphiyat is about the Holkars and their contributions to the Maratha rule. Thus, we get information about rulers and their reign through ‘Bakhar’. Therefore, it is an important type of historical documents.
Concept: Tradition of Indian Historiography
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