Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 14 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Kayān top-hī. 1 copy of Rām Gītā. 1 copy of Miṣbāḥ al-Hudā. 1 copy of Arjun Gītā. 1 copy of Suʾāl va Javāb-i Dārā-Shikūh bā Bābā Lāl.
1.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Colophon further notes: The third work is dated 1159 / 1746.

Note concerning manuscript: The first work is entirely in verse (2 cols).

Note concerning work: The author is also known as Banvālī Dās and Valī ( munshī to Dārā-Shikūh) - see King's 198, King's 164 and Marshall pp.104-5.

References

Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.105
2.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning work: The author is also known as Banvālī Dās and Valī ( munshī to Dārā-Shikūh) - see King's 198, King's 164 and Marshall pp.104-5.

References

Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.105
3.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Thursday 11 Muḥarram 1159 / 3 Feb 1746 Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning work: The author is also known as Banvālī Dās and Valī ( munshī to Dārā-Shikūh) - see King's 198, King's 164 and Marshall pp.104-5.

References

Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.105
4.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning manuscript: Translated from Sanskrit into Persian.

References

Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.36
5.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning work: Questions put by Dārā-Shikūh to Bābā Lāl as to points of Hindū doctrine, with the latter’s answers. The author is also known as Banvālī Dās and Valī ( munshī to Dārā-Shikūh) - see King's 198, King's 164 and Marshall pp.104-5.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.1034a [BL Or. 1883]
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.127; p.105

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 170 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 21.7 × 14 cm.
Dimensions (written): 18.5 × 9.5 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.

Layout

15 lines per page.

Not ruled. Catchwords.

Hand(s)

Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.

Additions:

F.1r: the seal of Polier (1181).

Binding

Plain reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 22.3 × 14.5 × 3 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 17.

History

Origin: Undated. Thursday 11 Muḥarram 1159 AH; 3 Feb 1746 CE Undated. Undated.

Provenance and Acquisition

The "Pote Collection" arrived in England from India in 1790 and was divided between the Colleges of Eton and King's, Cambridge, with the first half alphabetically going to King's. Both halves of the collection are now housed in Cambridge University Library on permanent loan. Most if not all of the manuscripts had previously been owned by Colonel Antoine-Louis Henri Polier (1741–1795).

Gift of Edward Ephraim Pote (d.1832) in 1788.

Record Sources

Availability

All manuscripts of the Pote Collection are on permanent loan at Cambridge University Library. Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures consult Cambridge University Library. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript


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