Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 66. BOX 33. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Khulasat al-tawarikh by Sūjan Rāʾi, fl. 1690-1698

Bound in at front. One folio with partial index in English, on watermarked paper. Six folios with index in Persian; the first is misplaced and should be last. Folio one, verso: Presented by Lieutenant Colonel James Tod January 5, 1828. Inside front cover, after title in Roman script: J. Tod Captn. Pol. Agent Western Rajpoot States Oodipoor 1818. Copied by Moonshee Bindraban from an old MSS. A general history of India, from the earliest times to the death of Aurangzib. Copied from a MS written by Muhammad Fadil b. Karamallah Khaksar, whose lengthy colophon is preserved. Some rubrication.

Incipit: Incipit:
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, pp 453-8.
Rieu, i, 229-31.
Ethe, No 362.
Donations register for November 15 1851 mentions 3 Persian MSS as included in Tod's bequest, without any details.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 325
Dimensions (leaf): 12.25 × 8.25 in.

Layout

19 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. Mundhi Bindraban

Binding

Brown leather European? binding.

History

Origin: Seemingly copied from an MS dated 19 Rabi' I A.H. 1130, regnal year 8 (or 7?) of Farrukhsiyar, by Munshi Bindraban not long before 1818. See notes.

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Lt.-Col. James Tod.

Availability

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