Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 1 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Waqi'at-i Kashmir by Muhammad A'zam son of Khair al-Zaman Khan Didah-mari..

Written by more than one scribe. F1a: A.G. Ellis 17.2.04 The final page of the history is written on the back of a sheet of accounts dated 1206. Page at beginning and added ones at end with poetry written on them A history of Kashmir from early times to 1160/1747. Scribe Ahmad Shuntu?, responsible for some replacement pages whicih were copied on the instructions of Shaikh 'Azim Sahib. Red headings and punctuation.

Incipit: Zinat-i safahat-i daftar-i ibda'
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, p. 683.
Rieu, i, pp. 300-1.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 359, including 3 folios of added index, excluding 3 at end
Dimensions (leaf): 5.25

Layout

12 lines on a page usually

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. Ahmad Shuntu [?]

Binding

English brown half-leather and marbled paper binding with tooled title etc.

History

Origin: 15 Sha'ban A.H. 1254, but referring to the replacement of some pages.

Availability

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