Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.97 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


Treatise on the alleged Jewish origin of the Afghan tribes by Saʻādat Yār K̲h̲ān

Title: Treatise on the alleged Jewish origin of the Afghan tribes

The work contains a concise history of the Rohilla tribes from their settlement in Afghanistan, to the death of their celebrated cheiftain Ḥāfiẓ Raḥmat K̲h̲ān̲,‏ ‎d. 1710?-1774, grandfather of the author.

Incipit: حمد بيحد خالقي را كه خلعت خلافت روى زمين را بر قامت با كرامت آدم وبنى آدم كما قال إنى جاعل في الأرض خليفة قطع فرموده
Explicit: اميد از مكارم اخلاق ناظرين اين اوراق آنكه انچه ازين بى بضاعت قليل الاستطاعت سهوى يا خطأى رفته باشد آنها صلاح فرمايند واز اعتراض در گذرند مصرع كه انسان مركب زسهو وخطاست
Language(s): Persian


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 18 ff.


A good taʻlīq hand.


Origin: 1825 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented to the library by A.D. Gordan, who had it from R.C. Glynn, to whom it was given by the author.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on 'E. G. Browne: A supplementary hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1922', and 'E.H. Palmer A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, London 1870'.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Trinity College Cambridge


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