Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 173. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Copies of Persian letters, accounts, etc

aThe main text (ff8a-76b) consists of copies of petitions sent to the sons of Aurangzeb by important officials, for instance, Mahabat Khan, Mirza Rajah Jingh, Ja'far Khan, in the years 1166-1168. This part is carefully written in large nasta'liq of 17th century appearance. F1a. Page of anecdotes, in shikastah script. F2ab. A selection of anecdotes ('aja'ibat) of Allahwirdi Khan, a Mughal grandee, contemporary with Mahabat Khan. Naskh. Ff3a-6b. A collection of facetious definitions, perhaps Mulla Dupiyazah. Bold black and red naskh. Ff 78-120. Blank. Ff121-7. A set of revenue accountsfor the Mughal Empire. Probably seventeenth century. In siyaq. Pasted in after f140, a sheet of facetious definitions. Shikastah.

Incipit: Incipit, of main text (f8a): Naql-i 'ardah-dasht-i Mahabat Khan-i marhum
Language(s): Persian.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Old foliation 1-140 but many blank
Dimensions (leaf): 9.5 × 8.25 in.

Hand(s)

Naskh (mostly).

Binding

Brown and red leather Indian binding with brown stamped cartouches and grey floral decoration. Spine replaced and tooled with title etc.

Availability

Visitors are welcome to consult manuscripts in the library by prior appointment. Information on access is available on the library page of the Society's web site at www.royalasiaticsociety.org and appointments can be arranged by e-mailing library@royalasiaticsociety.org


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