Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 38 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Akhbarat

Title: Akhbarat.

Vol. I. Above list of contents: signature of Ellis, dated 4.3.12. Last folio, verso, in Ellis's hand: Quaritch 312/217. Vol. II. F1a: signature of Ellis, dated 4.3.12. Last folio, verso, in Ellis's hand: Quartich 312/218. Two volumes of newsletters reporting events in Delhi or Ludhiana. I) According to the list of contents, contains reports from Delhi from 12 December 1831 to 18 May 1835, and from Ludhiana 17 January 1835 to 5 December 1835.

Incipit: Incipit, I, after heading: Hadrat-i jahan-panah Muhammad Akbar Shah Padishah-i Ghazi Incipit, II, after date: Khabar-i Maharaha Sahib Maharaja Ranjit Singh Bahadur
Language(s): Persian.


None. Likely to be unique, though other collections of Akhbarat survive.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf):


Nasta'liq, in different hands.


Uniform brown half-leather and marbled paper English bindings with tooling and spine and title on red panel. ) The reports all appear to be from Ludhiana. This first is dated 1 January 1836. the last 17 December 1836. (1832 on the spine of the binding is incorrect.)


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