Or 16166 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
Two treatises on archery
Manuscript containing two works and miscellaneous additions
A brief treatise in verse, comprising eleven sections (faṣl), naming and describing the various grips employed by archers for holding the bow.
Neither title nor author's name is given.
A treatise on techniques of archery.
Colophon, f 19r. Copied at Murshidabad, Bengal. The copyist gives the date as Thursday 21 Jumādā l of the regnal year 6.
f 19r, Persian verses; 19v, Dū-baytī;
ff 20r-27v, verses, some by Muḥammad Bāqir, mainly in praise of ‘Alī (some verses on 21r and 27v include letters with four dots and are thus probably in Bengali or Sindhi);
ff 28r-30v, Inchand chīz mūjib-i faqr ast: on actions that bring poverty;
ff 31r-33v, Urdu verses in praise of ‘Alī with the heading Manqibat;
ff 34v-35r, three narrations concerning the Prophet Noah, from three sources: al-Kisā’ī’s Arabic Qiṣaṣ al-anbiyā’; Sa‘dī’s Gulistān; and Kamāl-pāshāzāda’s Nigāristān.
Headings and text frames and columns in red.
20th century green boards, with maroon spine and corners.
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