Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian Uncat 8 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

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.

Incipit: Padahahi bi-ziwal mar khuda-rast
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, pp. 452-3.
Rieu, ii, pp. 228-9.
Ethe No 358.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 149, including flyleaf
Dimensions (leaf): 10 × 5.5 in.

Layout

17 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. Bihari La'l Arorah

Binding

Brown leather and board binding, the boards covered with marbled paper.

History

Origin: Shah Jahanabad. (Delhi) Mubarak-shamba 5 Safar A.H. 1167, regnal year 3 of 'Alamgir II.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Simon Digby, December 1968.

Availability

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