Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 354 (bis) (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Shajarat al-Muluk by 3 authors

Author: Nasih.
Author: Zahir.
Author: Saburi.

Written by Nasih, Zahir and Saburi, poets of Sistan. Not in fact in Codrington/Reade. The initial and seemingly only entry is on a loose sheet in the Library copy of Codrington. The number is supplied by A.H.Morton. Copied from a MS in the possession of Malim Muhammad 'Azim Khan of Deh 'Abbas Khan near Kuh-i Khwajah, at the order of Col. A.H. McMahon, on the Perso-Afghan Boundary Commission. Possibly n preface with praise of God etc has been omitted. 2nd front flyleaf verso: Presented by Colonel Sir A.H. MacMahon (sic) K.C.S.I. Page 344, margin: paraph, evidently of Maulabakhsh, dated 30-10 1903. A history in verse of the rulers of Sistan, from the earliest times up to the end of the eighteenth century. Margins, dividers and headings in red. On paper with chainlines watermarked GOVERNMENT OF INDIA. Scribe: Babu Harnam Singh. MS examined by Khan Bahadur Maula Bakhsh.

Incipit: Kanun baz gardam bi-asl-i sukhan
Language(s): Persian and English title pages giving details of the work.


No notice in Storey.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 344 pages
Dimensions (leaf): 13


14-16 lines on a page


Brown leather European-style binding, the title and other details incised on both covers.


Origin: Sistan. October 1903.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Colonel Sir A.H. McMahon K.C.S.I.


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