IO Islamic 4018 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
Letters, Rashiduddin Khan Dihlavi
1 copy of Ruqaʿāt by Muḥammad Rashīd al-Dīn Khān Dihlavī
Collection of official and private letters by Muḥammad Rashīd al-Dīn, composed in 1213, for the benefit of ‘ikhvān al-ṣafāʾ va umarāy va bā vafā va sulṭān-i zamān’
Comprising a preface and 22 letters, mostly generic, but several with details of historical and social interest. According to William Irvine, the letters are ‘Of no historical value[,] only examples of insha pardazi’.
Copied at the behest of George Jasper Nicholls from an original lent by ‘Shahzada Mirza Riaz-u-din urf Mirza Shabie (or Shabir) of Benares’
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Rough, bold nastaʿlīq
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