Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 16933/2 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts



1 copy of ʿArz̤ah dāsht

Petition addressed to unnamed ruler (titles above text panel)

Amīr al-Dawlah General Barker (Jinrāl Bārkar) Bahādur inquires after ruler’s health, reporting Asʿad Allāh Khān’s intention to go to the port of Ṣūrat[sic]. Arrested at Rewa by men of Rājah Ajīt Singh Bahādur. Requests dispatch of shuqqah, addressed to rajah, permitting the khan to proceed to the port of Ṣūrat[sic]

Signed (in English): … (?) Barker

Not dated

Small rectangular text panel framed by gilt ground with regular painted flower heads, additionally framed by narrow ornamented border; angled corner (bottom right)

Inscription possibly erased

Bonhams, Knightsbridge, Sale 22524 (5 Nov 2014, 10:30), Lot 18

Language(s): Persian & English

Physical Description

Form: leaf
Support: Individual documents attached together (along upper and lower edges) in scroll format
Extent: 1 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 301 × 159 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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