What is jangnama?


In the literatures of India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, a jangnama is an epic or heroic poem. The word is of Persian origin. In Kashmiri, jangnama refers to epic poetry generally; but jangnama also identifies a specific genre of poetry that deals with Islamic conquests. The genre also exists in Urdu and Punjabi. A variety of different jangnamas were written in the years before 1850; they include:

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Shah Mohammad - The Jangnama
... The famous Jangnama is believed to have been written around 1846 ... The historical facts given in the Jangnama are verifiable from the Roznamacha (a daily diary), written during the reign of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh ...