King's Pote 198 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning author: Banvālī Dās was secretary of to Shāhjahān.
Colophon further notes: The manuscript must have been copied after 1167/1754 (based upon the content).
Note concerning manuscript: Contains a list of rulers and when they ruled, ending with Ahmad Shah (6 years) who ruled until 1167/1754.
Note concerning work: An account of the Kings Dihlavī from Judhishtir to Shāhjahān. The author is also known as Valī and Valī Rām ( munshī to Dārā-Shikūh) - see King's 164, King's 14 and Marshall pp.104-5.
11 lines per page.
Ruled in red, blue, orange, blue with a dark blue outer. Rubrications in red.
Rubrications in red often involve a number before an overlined line of text.
Dark brown leather, European style. Orange plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 22.8 × 16.4 × 1.1 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 487.
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.
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Funding of Cataloguing
King's College Cambridge