عنوان مقاله [English]
Since British interests in India were threatened by opponents like Napoleon and Zaman Shah Abdali in the begging of the 18th century, British rulers started to establish a political relationship with the Qajar court. Therefore, envoys from British rulers in India were sent to the Court of Fath Ali Shah and consequently the Iranian ambassador, Haji Khalil Khan Qazvini, was sent to India. However, Haji Khalil Khan was murdered in Mumbai at the outset of the mission and this incident motivated the intimate friend of Khalil Khan in Mumbai, Abdul Latif Shushtari to write daily notes and records from 20th July 1802 to 19th July 1804. Abdul Latif investigated the murder of the ambassador and its further consequences, in addition, he provided extensive information on the cultural, social and economic status of Mumbai which was the center of activity for a great number of Iranian businessmen at the begging of the 19th century. This study was an introduction to the manuscript version of this precious work moreover, it was aimed to scrutinize, through an analytical descriptive method, the reasons behind the sensitivity of British officials in India to the murder of Khalil Khan and their tendency to conceal this event.