Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 194. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Bij Ganit / Translated from the Sanskrit original of Bhaskara Acharya, the Vijaganita, by Ata'ullah Rashidi b. [Ahmad] Nadir by Bhāskarācārya, b. 1114

Initial blank folio: Presented by H.T. Colebrooke Esq Feby 7, 1824 Penultimate blank folio, verso, similar note in pencil. A treatise on algebra. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Awwal zi sitayish-i ilahi guyam
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, ii, pp. 4-5, 15-16.
Rieu, ii, p. 450.
Ethe, No 2001.
Evidently the MS incorrectly described in the Donations Register for 7 February 1824 as Persian Lilavati.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 106 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 10.75 × 6.5 in.


Some worm damage.


15 lines on a page


Nasta'liq. Mauli La'l Katib


Brown leather binding, presumably Indian.


Origin: 11 Jumada I A.H.1213 (21 October 1798).

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by H.J. Colebrooke


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