IO Islamic 4066 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
Insha' of Harikaran
1 copy of Inshāʾ by Harikaran ibn Mathurādās Kanbūh Multānī
Fragment from a larger collection of official ordinances and letters, as well as private correspondence from the latter part of the reign of the Timurid or Mughal Emperor Jahangir, compiled by the munshīʾ Harikaran (or Harkarn), the son of Mathuradas Kanboh Multani
Although the author had worked for Khvājah Iʿtiqād Khān, a relative of Nurjahan and Asaf Khan, the author wrote te work while in retirement at Mathura at the request of his friends. He intended it as a ‘yādgār’ (memorial) to impart wisdom to its readers.
The work begins with a preface, which describes the collection as divided into 7 bāb or sections according to the status and type of document
Defective at end
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Crudely rough shikastah āmīz in watery ink
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