Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 15 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Mura'at-namah

F1a. Signature of Ellis with date 11.4.12 Last folio, verso. Signature: E.D. Ross. (Edmund Denison Ross.) A eulogistic notice of the appointment of Thakur Das Ji as Divan of Kahmir by Maharaja Ranbir Singh and some of his administrative acts. To some extent based on documents. Possibly never fully completed.. Author is one of the scribes of Thakur Das Ji, Divan of Kashmir, very possibly Kirpa Ram. Coarsely illuminated initial opening and illuminated borders throughout.

Incipit: Thana-i bi-intiha sazawar-i malik al-mulki
Language(s): Persian.

References

None found. Possibly unique.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios
Dimensions (leaf): 8.75 × 5.75 in.

Layout

8 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. Kirpa Ram

Binding

Red leather binding, presumably Kashmiri, with inset stamped panels. Loose.

History

Origin: Kashmir. 19 Puh (Push?)1924 Samvat era in final colophon, 9 Sawan 1925 some folios earlier.

Availability

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