RAS Persian Uncat 8 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
1 copy of Lubb al-tavārīkh-i Hind by Rāy Bindrāban ibn Rāy Bihārā Mal
F1a (numbered 2): a) Note by the scribe in which the author is called Arurah, like the scribe himself. See below. b) Impression of rectangular Persian seal of Madar al-Mulk ... al-Daulah Jintil Bahadur Nazim Jang, dated A.H. 1182. For the French military officer Jean Baptiste Gentil see Buckland etc. Front flyleaf, recto: a) Old note of title stating the work was used by (David) Price in his Mohammedan History. b) Indistinct impress of a stamp with the name Sir J. ... Kidd below a crest of a lion rampant, The number 3067 inked below. Front flyleaf, verso: a) In pencil: Đ1-1- Cochrane, preceded by a mark. b) Note on the work in French, prbably in the hand of Gentil. c) Note in pencil dated 25/11/1968 in the hand of Simon Digby describing the MS, identifying Gentil with spme further details, including the fact that the Arorah are a sub-caste of Panjabi Khatris. Pasted inside front cover: a) Old note in ink as on front flyleaf, verso. b) Printed entry from a sale catalogue. c) Typed note recording donation by Simon Digby, December 1968. Pasted on front cover: Note on the MS in French, with No 38. A brief history of the Muslim rulers of India up to A.H. 1101 (1689-90) in the reign of Aurangzeb. Blanks left for headings.
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Nasta'liq. Bihari La'l Arorah
Brown leather and board binding, the boards covered with marbled paper.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by Simon Digby, December 1968.