Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 345 (2) (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of A submission from Siwa (evidently the Mahratta Shiwaji) to Aurangzib by Shivaji, Raja, 1627-1680

Shiwaji (and his Persian secretaries?). For further details see Codrington/Reade No 345 (1). Work is a firmly stated protest against Aurangzib's imposition of the jizya on the Hindus. Scribe is probably Muhammad Muhammadi (?), scribe of Codrington/Reade 345 (3)

Incipit: 'Ardah-dasht-i khair-khwah-i rasikh-dam
Language(s): Persian.


For Price's bequest see J.R.A.S., iii (1836), pp. xii-xiv, lx.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 5 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 10 × 5.75 in.


13 lines to the page


Nasta'liq. Muhammad Muhammadi[?]


Origin: 23 Safar A.H. 121[0] (8 September 1795). So rather than 1121: cf. Codrington/Reade 435 (1) and (3)

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.


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