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The Delegates of the Clarendon Press have kindly consented to issue the description of the Persian 
MSS. — the last sheet of which has just been printed off — as Part I of my complete ' Catalogue of the 
Persian, Turkish, Hindustani, and Pushtu MSS. in the Bodleian Library,' in order to present this 
volume in a handy form to the forthcoming eighth International Oriental Congress at Stockholm and 
Christiania. Part II, which is in a forward state of preparation, will contain — (i) the description of the 
Turkish, Hindustani, and Pushtu MSS. in the Bodleian ; (2) a complete Index of the whole work (in 
five distinct sections : index of titles, index of names of persons, index of geographical names and Ansab, 
general index of subjects, and index of dates or chronological register of historical and literary events) ; 
(3) a full Conspectus Manuscriptorum ; and (4) an Introduction on the various collections of Muham- 
madan MSS. in the Bodleian and their origin. Those MSS. which bear the pressmark 'Ouseley' 
were originally described by my learned friend Professor Sachau, of Berlin, but afterwards revised, 
i. e. enlarged or curtailed (as the case might be), by myself, and amalgamated with the present Cata- 
logue. Section D, ' Zoroastrian Literature, etc.,' is almost exclusively Professor Sachau's work, as very 
few MSS. outside the Ouseley Collection belong to that older branch of Iranian literature. 

H. ETH& 

Bodleian Library, Oxford, 
June. 1880. 


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A. History: — 

I. General History (123), Nos. 1-1 23 ...... 

II. History of Muhammad, the Khalifs, and Imams (20), Nos. 124-143 . . . . . 

III. History of the Moghuls and Tatars, Cingizkhan, Timur, and their respective Descendants 

(26), Nos. 144-169 ............. 

IV. Indian History : 

a. Emperors of Dihli (100), Nos. 170-269 ...... 

b. Minor Dynasties (15), Nos. 270-284 ........ 

V. History of Persia (22), Nos. 285-306 ....... . . 

VI. Special History of Tabaristan, the Barmaks, Gilan, Harat, Turkey, the Kurds, Kashmir, the 
Afghans, and Shustar (17), Nos. 307-323 ......... 

VII. Collections of Historical Contents (23), Nos. 324-346 ..... 

VIII. Biography (49), Nos. 347~395 

IX. Geography, Cosmography, and Topography (34), Nos. 396-429 

X. Tales (62), Nos. 430-491 

B. Poetry : — 

I. Epic, Lyric, and Didactic Poetry (753), Nos. 492-1244 . . • . . . 

Special subdivisions : 

Firdausi and Imitators (28), Nos. 493-520 
Sanai (10), Nos. 528-537 
Anwari (16), Nos. 543~558 • 
Khakani (22), Nos. 560-581 . 
Nizami (35), Nos. 585-619 
Farid-aldin 'Attar (15), Nos. 622-636 
Kama.1 Isma'il (6), Nos. 638-643 
Jalal-aldin Kumi (30), Nos. 646-675 
Sa'di (68), Nos. 681-748 
Amir Khusrau (27), Nos. 753-779 ■ 
Hafii (39), Nos. 815-853 
Shahi (7), Nos. 875-881 . 
Jami (83), Nos. 894-976 . 
Hatifi (21), Nos. 996-1016 
Hilali (8), Nos. 1019-1026 
Faidi (6), Nos. 1057-1062 
Kudsi (10), Nos. 1 102-1 1 1 1 
Kalim (6), Nos. 1 1 1 6 - 1 1 2 1 
Saib (7), Nos. 1131-1137 

Miscellaneous Poetry, Anthologies, Extracts in Verse 
II. Sufism in Prose and Verse (61), Nos. 1 245-1 305 
III. Translations from Sanskrit (27), Nos. 1 306-1332 

and Prose (41), Nos 










73 2 


IV. Rhymed Prose, Inshas, Epistles and Collections of Official Letters, Poetics, Rhetoric, col. 

Riddles, and Calligraphy (84), Nos. 1333-1416 819 

C. The Sciences, Mental, Moeal, and Physical : — 

I. Philosophy: Logic, Metaphysics, Ethics, Politics, and Encyclopaedias (79), Nos. 141 7-1 495 857 
Special subdivision : 

Encyclopaedias (16), Nos. 1480-1495 9° 6 

II. Mathematics : Arithmetic, Astronomy, Astrology, Chronology, Magic Art, Fortune-telling, 

and Interpretation of Dreams (79), Nos. 1496-1574 920 

III. Medicine (55), Nos. 1575-1629 95° 

IV. Lexicography and Grammar of the Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and several Indian Languages 

(135), Nos. 1630-1764 97 8 

Special subdivisions : 

a. Arabic-Persian and Persian-Arabic (55), Nos. 1630-1684 978 

b. Turkish-Persian and Persian-Turkish (31), Nos. 1685 -1 715 . .... 996 

c. Persian-Persian (43), Nos. 1716-1758 ........ 1005 

d. Miscellaneous (6), Nos. 1759-1764 ......... 1019 

V. Theology and Law : Exposition of the Truth, Rites and Duties of the Islam according to the 

Sunnite and Shi'ite Doctrines, Commentaries on the Kuran, Traditions, Vindication of 
the Hindu and Christian Creeds, and Translations of the Bible (76), Nos. 1765-1840 1024 

Special subdivisions : 

Commentaries and other explanatory works on the Kuran (12), Nos. 1805-1816. . 1041 

Traditions (3), Nos. 1817-1819 1046 

Vindication of the Hindu and Christian Creeds and Controversial Writings (7), Nos. 

1820-1826 1048 

Translations of the Bible (14), Nos. 1827-1840 ....... 1050 

VI. Music (13), Nos. 1841-1853 1056 

VII. Varia : Travels, Sport, Ai-ts and Games, Picture-books and Calligraphy, and Miscellaneous 

MSS. (61), Nos. 1854-1914 1069 

Special subdivisions : 

a. Travels (5), Nos. 1854-1858 1069 

b. Sport: Falconry, Hunting, Fishing, Farriery, etc. (10), Nos. 1859-1868 . . 1072 

c. Arts and Games: Polytechnics, Alchemy, Agriculture, Precious Stones, Phy- 

siognomy, Archery, Chess, and Manners and Customs of the East (22), Nos. 
1869-1890 1078 

d. Persian and Indian Picture-books and Specimens of Calligraphy (12), Nos. 1891- 

1902 1088 

e. Miscellaneous (12), Nos. 1903-1914 ......... 1092 

VIII. Compositions of Europeans (20), Nos. 1 91 5-1934 ........ noo 


Pazand, and Persian (28), Nos. 1935-1962 IIO g 

Additional Persian MSS. (62), Nos. 1963-2024 III9 

Special subdivisions : 

History of Muhammad, the Khalifs, and Imams (2), Nos. 1963 and 1964 . . . mo 

Indian History: Emperors of Dihli (5), Nos. 1965-1969 ...... 1120 

Minor Dynasties of India (1), No. 1970 ...... . 1122 

History of Persia (1), No. 197 1 II22 

Special Histories (2), Nos. 1972 and 1973 _ II2 o 



Biography (i), No. 1974 II24 

Tales (2), Nos. 1975 and 1976 II2 , 

Epic, Lyric, and Didactic Poetry (20), Nos. 1 97 7-1 996 . . ... 1125 

Sufism (3), Nos. 1997-1999 ......... . 1131 

Rhymed Prose, Inshas, etc. (3), Nos. 2000-2002 . . . . . .1133 

Astronomy and Chronology (4), Nos. 2003-2006 . . . . . .1134 

Grammar and Lexicography (7), Nos. 2007-2013 ..... . 1135 

Theology and Law (4), Nos. 20 1 4-20 1 7 ..... . 1137 

Music (1), No. 2018 ....... ... 1138 

Varia (6), Nos. 2019-2024 ..... . . . 1138 

Latest Additions (14), Nos. 2025-2038 . . . H41 

Special subdivisions : 

History (3), Nos. 2025-2027 ........... 1141 

Tales (1), No. 2028 . U44 

Poetry (1), No. 2029 ............ 1144 

Astronomy (1), No. 2030 . . . . . . . . . . .1144 

.Music ( 1 ), No. 2031 .......... . 1145 

Varia (7), Nos. 2032-2038 . . . . . . . . . . .1145 


J. Aumer. — Die Persischen Handscliriften 

der K. Hof- und Staats - Bibliothek in 

Mtinchen. Miinchen, 1866. 
B. Dorn, Ausziige. — Ausziige aus Muham- 

madan. Schriftstellern betreffend die 

Geschichte und Geographie der siidl. 

Ktlstenlander des Kasp. Meeres. St. 

Petersburg, 185S. Idem, Das asiatische 

Museum. — Das Asiatische Museum der 

kaiserl. Akademie zu St. Petersburg. 

Caial. Codd. Orr. Imnd. Batav. — Catalo- 

gus Codicum Orientalium Eibliothecae 

Academiae Lugduno-Batavae. Lugduni 

Batavorum, vol. i, 1S51. 
Catal. des MSS. et Xyl. — Catalogue des 

Manuscrits et Xylographes de la Biblio- 

thfeque Impe'riale publique de St. Pe'ters- 

bourg. 1852. 
Elliot, Bibl. Index. — Bibliographical Index 

of the Historians of Muhainmadan India. 

Vol. i. Calcutta, 1849. 
Fleischer, Caial. t>resd. — Catalogus codd. 

MSS. Orientalium bibliothecae regiae 

Dresdensis. Lipsiae, 1831. 

G. Flilgel. — Die Arabischen, Persischen 
und Tiirkischen Handschriften der K. K. 
Hofbibliothek in Wien. 1865. 

.ff. Khalfa. — Lexicon Bibliographicum et 
Encyclopaedicum a Haji Khalfa com- 
positum, ed. G. Flugel. London, 1S35 

Krafft. — Die Arabischen, Persischen und 
Tiirkischen Handschriften der K. K. 
Orientalischen Akademie. Wien, 1842. 

A. F. Mehren. — Codices Orientales Biblio- 
thecae Regiae Havniensis. Havniae,i857. 
Pars tertia. 

IT. Morley. — A Descriptive Catalogue of the 
Historical MSS. etc. of the Royal Asiatic 
Society. London, 1854. 

Nassau Lees, Materials. — Materials for the 
History of India ; from the Journal of 
the Royal Asiatic Society, 1S68, Sep- 

W.Pertsch. — DiePersischen Handschriften 
der Herzoglichen Bibliothek zu Gotha. 
Wien, 1859. Idem, Berlin Catal. — Die 
Handschriften -Verzeichnisse der Konig- 
lichen Bibliothek zu Berlin. Vierter 

Band. Verzeichniss der Persischen Hand- 
schriften von W. Pertsch. Berlin, 188S. 
Record. — Triibner's American and Oriental 

Literary Record. 
Bieu. — Catalogue of the Persian MSS. in 

the British Museum, by Ch. Rieu, 3 vols. 

A. Sprenyer, Catal. — A Catalogue of the 

Arabic, Persian, and Hindustani MSS. 

in the Libraries of the King of Oudh. 

Vol. i. Calcutta, 1854. Idem, Catal. 

Berolin. — A Catalogue of the Biblio- 

theca Orientalis Sprengeriana. Giessen, 

C. Stewart. — A Descriptive Catalogue of 

the Oriental Library of the late Tippoo 

Sultan of Mysore. Cambridge, 1S09. 
C. J. Tornhcrg. — Codices Arabici, Persici, 

Turcici bibliothecae Regiae Upsaliensis. 

Uri. — Bibliothecae Bodleyanae Codicum 

Orientalium Catalogus. Pars prima. 

Oxonii, 1787. 
Zenker. — Bibliotheca Orientalis. Leipzig, 




Column 21, line 34. Read Garshdsp in- 
stead of Gurshasp. 
Col. 22. No. 33 is not the -_j,1^J\ ix>\ 

of Hafiz Abru, but merely the geographical 
work of the same author, described in Rieu i. 
p. 421 sq. 

Col. 23, 1. 4 ab infra. 'Alt YazdVs Zafar- 
ndma.' According to Eieu i. p. 423, it is 
undoubtedly Nizamshahi's earlier work of 
the same title. 

Col. 29, 1. 2. Read Sir William Chambers 
instead of Jumpers. 

Col. 31, 1.1. Read YAsuf instead of Yusuf ; 
the same correction applies to coll. 59, 1. 3 ; 
62, 1. 36 ; 63, 11. 23 and 30 ; and 93, 1. 14. 

Col. 34, No. 71- The three leaves missing 
in Ouseley Add. 163 ( v— 1 ) have been found 
in a collection of fragmentary pieces and 
inserted between ff. 6 and 7. The copy has 
therefore now Ff. 546. 

Col. 43, No. 97 (General History). This is 
the Ta'rlkh-i-Ibrahimi by Ibrahim bin 
Jarir, as a comparison with the India Office 
copies has shown ; comp. also Rieu iii. pp. 
1013" and 1046", and Elliot, History of 
India, iv. p. 213 sq. The history goes down 
to A.H. 956 or 957 = a.d. 1549, 1550. 

Col. 50, No. 102 ; comp. for the Subh-i- 
Sadik also Rieu ii. p. 889. 

Col. 54, last line. Read Muhammad 
Bakhsh instead of Baksh. 

Col. 55, No. 114. The Mirat-al'fdam, 
usually ascribed to Muhammad Bakhta war- 
khan, is in reality the work of Shaikh Mu- 
hammad Baku.; comp. Rieu, loc. cit. 

Col. 59, 1. 7. Read 'All Wirdikhdn instead 
of Wardikhan. 

Col. 60, 11. 6 and 5 ab infra. Read Dauhah 
I-III, on fol. 27i b ; IV, on fol. 272";' V 
and VI, on fid. 2yg b ; the red not marked, 
instead of Dauhah I (on fol. 27i b ). Comp. 
about the Hadlkat-alsafa also Rieu ii. pp. 
872 b , and iii. p. 1096". In the last line 
read Canhatdi instead of Cagatai; the 
same correction applies to coll. 68, 11. 24 
and 25, and 91, 1. 5 ab infra. 

Col. 61, 11. 37. Read 1067 instead of 106S ; 
1. 46, read 1124 instead of 1125. 

Col. 63, 11. 15 and 16. 'Kabada drowned 
A. H. 622;' so distinctly in the MS.; the 
usual date given is 625. 

Col. 82, Nos. 141 and 142 (Matali'-alan- 
war). The India Office copies give the 
author's name as 'Afif Nur-i-Kashani ; 
Rieu iii. p. 1037" has 'Afif Nawa Kashani. 

Col. 85, 1. 39. Read Sarbaddrians instead 
of Sarbadarians. 

Col. 91, 1. 4. Read the Ta'rikh-i-Ibrdhimi 
instead of the anonymous chronicle, No. 97. 

Col. 96. No. 170 is the Risala-i-Rajawali ; 
see Rieu ii. p. 855. 

Col. 98, No. 173. The pressmark is to be 
changed into Elliott 353. 

Col. 99, No. 176. Comp. on the Ta'rikh-i- 
Shirshah, also Rieu ii. p. 827''. 

Col. 101, 11. 1 and 2. The proper date is 
1227 of the Fasli era-A.u. 1819, March 
19; 1. 6 ab infra, No. 179. The original de- 
scription of this MS. by Prof. Sachau has 
escaped a thorough revision, and several 
manifest errors must consequently be recti- 
fied here ; 11. 49 sq. must run thus : ' stating, 
that the oldest translation of the Waki'at-i- 
Babari was made by Zain-aldin Khwafi 
(fol. i b , 1. 1, who died A. H. 940 = A. D. 1533, 
1534 ; see Rieu iii. p. 926 b j, after whom 
followed Mirza Payanda (so to be read 
instead of Banidal Hasan Ghaznaw! Fars! 
(fol. 2 b , I. 2), who translated the first part of 
these memoirs at the command of Mu'in- 
aldin Bihruzkhan, a son (not a "descend- 
ant") sq. ;' comp. Rieu ii. p. 799. 

Col. 102, 1. 6. Read Mutn-aldin Bihrilz- 
Ish&n't instead of Akbar's. 

Col. 104, 1. 23. Read 326" instead of 3 2 b . 

Col. 105, 1. 7 ab infra. Bada'un! died A. H. 
1004 or 1006 = A. D. 1596 or 1598, not, as 
stated in the text, A. H. 1024. 

Col. 117, 1. 8 ab infra. Read Begam instead 
of Begum. 

Col. 123, No. 237. The proper title of this 

work, according to Rieu i. p. 261, is 

(ja-i" ; 1. 13, read ' Abd-alhamld instead 
of Abu-alhamld. 

Col. 124, 1. 24. Read Haidart instead of 

Col. 127, No. 243. Morley's statement, 
repeated here, that the work was composed 
in the ' thirty-second year of the emperor's 
reign' ( = a. H. 1100) is wrong, since the 
author, according to Rieu iii. p. io83 b , died 
already A. H. 1092 = a. D. 1681. No. 245 : 
The Lubb-altawarikh was composed A. H. 
iio6 = a.d. 1694,1695; see Rieui. p. 228 sq., 
and the India Office copies. 

Col. 128, 11. 27, 29, and 35. Read j - =- 
instead of, «i ■*. 

Col. 129, No. 246. The Khulasat-altawa- 
rikh was completed in the fortieth year of 
'Alamgir's reign, but the bulk of the his- 
tory only goes down to the death of Prince 
Dara Shukuh and f Alaingir's accession ; see 
Rieu i. p. 230. 

Col. 138, 1. 28. Read Yahyd instead of 

Col. 139, 1. 20. Read Kdyath instead of 

Col. 141, No. 266. Read simply Shdh 
'Alam, instead of Shah 'Alam II ; last line, 
read wives instead of women. 

Col. 150, No. 285. Comp. also Rieu ii. 
p. 8n b . 

Col. 153,11. 17 and 38. Read 1629 instead 
of 1628. 

Col. 161, No. 308. A joint author of the 
Arabic original was Abu Muhammad 'Abd- 
alhth bin Labarl (see Rieu i. p. 333, where 
as year of completion is given 757 instead 

of 755) i comp. also Schefer, Chrestomathie 
Persaue, ii. p. 6, where extracts from this 
work are given. 

Col. 164, 1. 43. Read ,_^j\ instead of 

' Col. 169, No. 313. The pressmark is to be 
changed into Elliott 331. 

Col. 175, No. 323. This work, which con- 
tains besides a history of Shustar, also a 
detailed account of the author's life and 
travels, was written a.h. I2I5-i2i6 = a.d. 
1800, 1 80 1, see a full description of it in 
Rieu i. p. 383. 

Col. 187, No. 343. The proper title, ac- 
cording to W. Pertsch, Berlin Catal, is 
eul '• — ^ " »f**j based on the twenty- 
seventh book of Al-Bukhari. 

Col. 188, No. 347. Read in the author's 
name Nizam-a[/W7t instead of al'akli ; 
comp. Rieu iii. p. 969. 

Col. 191, No. 356. The pressmark is to be 
changed into Fraser 96. 

Col. 256 (No. 21). Read Turdi instead of 

Col. 261, No. 383. Shaikh 'All Hazin's 
autobiography was completed a.h.i 154 ; see 
Rieu i. p. 381. 

Col. 287, 1. 7. The date for 'Ismat-allah's 
death, although distinctly given in the MS. 
as stated, must needs be altered into A.H. 
826 or 829, see p. 595, 1. 5 sq. in this Catal. 

Col. 316, No.395. The statement, that the 
Makhzan-alghara'ib is the largest biogra- 
phical dictionary of Persian poets, holds no 
longer good, since in W. Pertsch, Berlin 
Catal., p. 627 sq., a full list of the poets in 
the Suhuf-i-Ibrahiml (by 'All Ibrahlnikhan 
Khalil, the author of the Khulasat-alkalam, 
No. 390) is given, which numbers 3278 
(130 more than in the Makhzan). 

Col. 319, 1. 15. The statement that Aman- 
allah Amanl lived in Humayun's reign, as 
given in the Makhzan, cannot be right, 
since the poet died as late as A.H. 1046 
or 1044, see p. 6S3, last lines sq. 

Col. 335 (No. 937). Read Muhammad 
Kasim Zdri instead of Razi (which is quite 
distinct in the MS.), as the alphabetical 
arrangement requires here ; as initial letter. 

Col. 340, 1. 32. Read some other Sharif 
instead of Shuhudi. 

Col. 354, 1. 28. Read Jabal instead of 

Col. 369 (No. 2192). Read Kdft instead of 

Col. 420, No. 439. The first missing leaf 
of Ous. Add. 161 has been found in a col- 
lection of fragmentary pieces and inserted. 
The copy therefore contains now Ff. 224, and 
the first chapter begins on fol. j\ the six- 
teenth on fol. 2i4 b , and the conclusion on 
fol. 2 21 b . 

Col. 434, 1. 6. Read ' younger brother ' in- 
stead of friend. 



Col. 435, No. 474. These two Persian 
stories are merely extracts from the Mu~ 
farri/i-alkulub, see No. 1320 below. 

Col. 453, No. 506. The statement about 
the exactness of this copy of Yusuf and 
Zalikha must, after more careful investiga- 
tion, be modified in this way, that, although 
preserving to a great extent the fuller and 
better redaction of the poem, it is in many 
places decidedly incorrect. 

Col. 514, No. 653. Read Ff. 457 instead 
of Ff. 20-457. 

Col. 572, No. 797. Read Ff. 86 t »-82 a in- 
stead of Ff. 1-5. 

Col. 699, No. 1136. Read Ff. 1-222 in- 
stead of Ff. 1-122. 

Col. 728, No. 1197. The pressmark is to 
be changed into Ouseley Add. 65. 

Col. 758 (No. 14). Comp. Rieuii. p. 841". 

Col. 842, No. 1383. Another leaf of Ms. 
Pers. d. 9 has been found, but as the Ms. 
is full of lacunas, it is impossible for the 
present to locate it properly. It has been 
inserted at the end ; the number of folios 
is consequently now 76. 

Col. 950, No. 1573. Read Ff. 55-70 in- 
stead of Ff . 1 5. 

Col. 956, No. 1583. The pressmark is to 
be changed into Fraser 210 b . 

Col. 981, No. 1637. The pressmark is to 
be changed into Caps. Ob. C. 3. 

Col. 987, No. 1658. Comp. also Loth, 
Arabic MSS. of the India Office Library, 
pp. 271 and 272. 

Col. 990, No. 1666. Read Ff. 92 b -105 b 
instead of Ff. 15. 

Col. 1083, 1. 14. Read Ff. 1-30 instead of 
Ff. 30. 

Col. 1128, No. 1985. One leaf, missing in 
this fragment of the Gulistan, has been 
found and inserted as fol. 1 5 ; the copy con- 
tains therefore now Ff. 27. 

Col. 1 133 , No. 2000. Two of the first leaves 
of this fragment have been found, and show 
at once that the work in question is merely 
Sa'di's Gulistan ; fol. 32 a is therefore now 
34", and the number of folios 55. Begin- 
ning of the first leaf corresponds to Bodl. 
Or. 673, fol. 6 b , 1. 1 ; end of the last to fol. 
54 b , 1. 9, in the same copy. 

Some of the pressmarks have been mis- 
spelt in the greater part of the Catalogue ; 
Elliot is always to be read Mllioti ; Caps., 
Laud and Bodley, Cap*. (Jr., Laud Or. 
and_Z?w?Z. Or. respectively ; Marsh, is simply 
Marsh, and Grave correctly Greaves. 


I. General History. 

A short survey of historical Muhammadan litera- 
ture, with remarks upon the value and character of the 
single works enumerated. It was composed, according 
to a note at the end (fol. io a ), a.h. ii62=a.d. 1749; 
the author is not known. 

It is translated under the title 'A critical essay on 
various manuscript works, Arabic and Persian, etc.,' by 
J. C, London, 1832 (Oriental Translation Fund). 
Regarding the origin of this IIS. and the work itself, 
see the letter of Sir W. Ouseley, printed in the intro- 
duction, p. iii sq. 

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Ff. 81-89, U. 17; Nasta'llk; size, 9 in. by 5! in. 

[Ouseley 388.] 

Ta'rikh-i-Tabari (t^J, -j/b). 

Complete copy of the chronicle of Muhammad b. 
Jarir Altabari (died a.h. 3io = A.D. 922), translated 
into Persian by Muhammad b. Muhammad b.'Abdallah 
Albai'ami, a.h. 352=a.d. 963. A French transla- 
tion of the whole work has been published by M. 
Hermann Zotenberg, Chronique de Abou-Djafar, etc., 
Paris, 1867-1874. 

Beginning : sJjljj J>\ ^LASjJ^XS {j\u>. y> oifi 

The first volume contains the ante-Muhammadan 
history, beginning with the creation of the world ; the 
second brings the history down from the birth of 
Muhammad to the death of Husain (a.h. 61); the 
third is the continuation till the reign of Almuktafi- 
billuh (a.h. 289-295). The last two chapters relate 
the murder of Badr, the governor of Farsistan, and 
the struggle with Dhikrawaihi b. Mihrawaihi, the chief 
of the Karmats (a.h. 294). 

Then follows on fol. 552 ab a concluding chapter of 
the translator about the end of Dhikrawaihi, the death 
of Almuktafi, and the succession of his brother Almuk- 
tadir-billah (a.h. 295). Beginning of this chapter : 

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The colophon on ff. 552° and 553 a states that this 
copy was written by Abdallah b. Muhammad b. 'Ali, 
known as Nur-i-hudad (s]x&. ,jJl> j^-t-.- »), and finished 
on the 12th of Ramadan, a.h. 894 = a.d. 1489. Some 
few notes on the margin with _*> show that it has been 
collated. ^ 

See for Tabari and the literature connected with 
his chronicle, "W. Morley, p. 17, Zotenberg i. pp. i-viii, 
and Rieu i. p. 68 sq. 

The first volume, ff. 1-1S6 ; the second, ff. 187-365 ; the third, 
ff 366-553 ; 11. 25 ; small, but clear Naskhi ; size, 9I in. by 6\ in. 

[Ouseley 206-208.] 


The same work. 

The first volume extends from the beginning till the 
battles of Muhammad at Hunain, Ta if, and Tabuk ; the 
second till the time of the Khalif Almu'tadid-billah 
(a.h. 279-289), in particular to the history of the sons 
of c Abd-al'aziz (see Weil, Geschichte der Chalifemtom. ii. 
p. 487 sq.) After this there follow on ff. 416, 417 
short notes about the succeeding Khali fs till the last 
Almusta'sim. Beginning the same as in the preceding 

On fol. 138 s at the end of the chapter J/HjJ <j a ^-'-^ 
.l^jj there is a colophon, stating that the copy of this 
(the first) volume (jls*) was finished on the 3rd of 
Safar, a.h. 8so=a.d. 1446, by Muhammad b. Ahmad 
b. Muhammad b. Husam. No. 359 is collated through- 
out. In the same handwriting as the emendations on 
the margin there is a note on fol. 138*, stating that 
Nizam-aldin'Ali collated this part (ff. 1-138) a.h. 857 : 
j^jJl LSI. L_4^ ,J\ aJjl ^ OjJU>j v^sr*-^ cJ->U 
aov sJ— ,jbjLi ij u^bs^' <_!£ ^jJI ^Ua-S i-i-ji^l. 
On fol. 417" there are three notes of different hands 



(one in gold ink) to this effect : 

b ty** g 

A^e- sJ-J \-j\y Jpl x^>j j^ -i-~o Q 



(sic) ^li.. On fol. 4i7 b are written several chrono- 
grams. On the first page there are three seals, 
probably containing the names of former possessors. 

The first volume and ff. rrr-ro of the second seem to 
be written by one hand ; the remainder of the second 
volume, ff. roi-Flo, formed originally a part of another 
considerably older manuscript. The handwriting of 
this portion is likewise Naskhi, but the paper is of a 
darker colour, and the single pages are bordered by two 
red lines. After it was bound together with the more 
recent part, a new pagination was put over the leaves, 
and the old numbers cancelled. Of the original MS. 
this portion was ff. rrv-rAi. 

This oldest MS., however, does not seem to have 
been complete, because after fol. 415^ there is an 
abrupt break in the chronicle, and on the following 
last two folios, 416, 417, a more recent hand has con- 
tinued the history by short notes relating to the 
succeeding Khalifs. 

There seem to be at least two lacunas in this older 
part ; at the same time the leaves are wrongly bound 
together. The proper arrangement of the leaves is 
this : rif, rio-P. . (395-400 are bound after fir), th. i. 
ff. ri., rii— ni according to the paging of the older 
MS. Wanting f.i-F.i (or riv-rvo according to the 
older MS.) See the note of a modern hand on fol. f . ., 
OuJ uxi, J,, sj bsr4jl. Then follow f 1 .-fir (=r*vi- 
r-vA of the older MS.) bound after MP. Wanting 
f\f ( = rvl), middle of the chapter on Almu'tazz. The 
last leaves follow in the right order. Lastly, it must 
be noticed that the paging fiP-fiv is an alteration 
for t°io— fu, made in order to disguise the lacuna after 
fir (or rvA according to the original pagination). 

The first volume, ff. 1-221; the second, ff. 222-417; 11. 28; 
Naskhi ; size, 1 3 in. by 9 in. A table of the contents is prefixed 
on five leaves, by a modern hand, to the first volume. 

[Ouselet 359, 360.] 

The same work. 

The redaction of the work, contained in this copy, 
must be one of the oldest and best, being quite identical, 
as it seems, with that on the basis of which Zotenberg 
made his translation, that is, with the original version 
of Bal'ami, whose name appears on fol. i D , 1. 14 ; comp. 
J. Aumer, p. 66. 

Beginning: j \jAjJS j\SL*\S~ u\±±. ^if j u*W- 

ti\ lib j i^j t . t . , ib J-Jj/* u . ^ «J j .b. 

The dais are marked with a diacritical point in 
words like iy , lib , jbi$7 etc. 

The history comes down to the last year of Almuktafi- 
billah's reign, a. h. 295. 

This copy, which must have been made from a 
very good and old MS., is dated the 15th of Safar, 
a.h. 944=a.d. 1537, 24 July, by Ismail bin Mahmud 

bin Muhammad bin Mas'ud bin Muhammad 



Ff. 383, 11. 27 ; Naskhi ; many pages are damaged by worms ; 
effaced ornaments on ff. i b and 2 a ; size, 14J in. by io| in. 

[Elliot 376.] 


The same work. 

A very old and excellent but not dated MS., agreeing 
with Morley's first copy, beginning : .Judl s-L) J^-il 

J ^ .U-.511 tfi _ j,y\ jj}\ - jj\ jji\ - j*i\ . 

Comp. H. Khalfa ii. p. 136. 

There is no translator's name mentioned. Dal with 
a diacritical point is here found even in words like j^l, 
Xij, etc. The history is brought down only to the 
Khalif Almusta'in (a.h. 248-251), the successor of Al- 

Fol. i03 b is left blank. Some leaves are misplaced ; 
for instance, fol. 208 must be followed by 211, 210, 
209, 214, 213, 212, 215, etc., and fol. 240 by 242- 
245, 241, 246, and so on. This MS. was bought at 
Constantinople, a.d. 1638, by John Greaves, of Merton 
College, Oxford, and presented by him, with a great 
number of other Arabic, Persian, Greek, and Latin 
MSS., to Archbishop Laud, of Canterbury. 

Ff. 309, 11. 31-32 ; very good Naskhi, written by different 
hands ; a large vignette on fol. 1", ornaments on ff. i b and 2"; 
size, 13J in. by io| in. [Sob Fenestea XV.] 


The same work. 

Another excellent copy of the same, quite agreeing, 
as it appears, with Morley's third copy. 

Beginning: ,jAs.sJjjl &5T, J*1\j=. c^-La. (JU L.-.j y 5Ci 
Jl Ou«JbLi eybAS eyVJi j\ sji yt j\ .1 Cv>X>. 

The translator's name does not occur. 

The first part, on ff. 10-136°, comprises the ante- 
Muhammadan history; the second, on ff. i36 b -33i a , 
begins with Muhammad's birth, goes clown to Almu'- 
tasim-billah's accession, a.h. 218, and gives on the last 
five pages a short account of this Khalif and of twenty 
of his successors, concluding with Alniustazhir-billah 
(a.h. 487-512). 

This copy was finished by Ibn Sayyidi Ahmad bin 
Kadi Jan-alhafiz Nasr-allah at Tabriz, the 9th of 
Eamadan, a.h. 944=a.d. 1538, February 9. 

Ff. 1-331, 11. 31; distinct Naskhi; illuminated frontispiece; 
the first two pages richly adorned ; another illuminated heading 
on fol. I36 b ; size, 14 m. by 9 in. [Elliot 377.] 

The same work. 

The first part contains the history before Muhammad ; 
the second the continuation till Almu'tasim (a.h. 218- 
227), short extracts being added about the following 
Khalifs till Almuktadi (a.h. 467-487). 
Beginning : sjj^ ^bCbo'bjIjJ*^. y^ y-L-. 

This copy contains two introductions and an addition. 

The first preface, which is the only one inOus. 206-208 

and Ous. 359, 360, probably composed by the redactor of 


Albal'ami's translation (see Zotenberg i. p. iii), corres- 
ponds in Zotenberg's translation to pp. i and 2, 1. 13. 
Then follows the preface of Albal'ami himself (Zot. 
pp. 2-8), in this copy fol. i b , 1. 12 ; ff. 2 a , io a , io b , n a , 
1. 8. Accordingly the work of Tabari begins on fol. 
n a , 1. 9. 

There are inserted in Albal'ami's preface on ff. 2 a -o, a 
short chronological extracts and tables about the different 
dynasties (s-iA), commencing with the Kayanians and 
ending with the Buyides, giving their full names and 
the duration of their reigns. 

Ff. i b -2 a and a few other places are damaged by the 
worms, in spite of the invocations on the first page, 
^X-yJ b , ]iib».b , \^^ij \i , etc. 

According to the colophon on fol. I j86 h this ' brouillon' 
was finished by 'Ali Muhammad, in the second Jumada, 
a.h. 1 051= September, a.d. 1641: i_>U5JI b-a 

1 J~t*? JX) ls^' ■ 5 ^" 5 ^° v M) ■ <4r^ a ?-}y 



jj,b 1 — sbi* j»-*j (!)A«,I sjj— _« jp^Iu.. 

There are two seals on the u first page, the upper one 
of which seems to contain sill s^jicl sli * . •*-* 

The first volume, ff. 1-352; the second, ff. 353-7S6; U. 21; 
Nasta'lik ; size, 1 1 in. by 6j in. [OtJSELEY 298, 299.] 


The same work. 

The redaction of this copy is quite identical with the 
preceding one ; there are inserted in Bal'ami's preface 
on ff. 38—1 2'' the same chronological tables and extracts. 
The work itself begins on fol. 1 4 a . It comes likewise 
down to Almu'tasim-billah (a. h. 218-227), and contains 
on ff. 686 a -68o, b an abridged account of the following 
Khalifs till Almuktadi-billah (a.h. 467-487). Fol.237 a 
is left blank. This copy was finished at Kandahar in 
the Dhu-alhijjah, a.h. 1073= July, a.d. 1663. See the 
colophon : J\j . t » . i J^3.\ } JLc^L^y o,^5 t_ 

^.yuu* y\ Jol sj,,1 ijLiS 

\SjJO tfjbj S-JlC 

4-&-»-> o JvJ ijLmJ 

J • ■* » ■■■! ^ 

ijj XjtJSs 

■ J - 

5J,jl LJU3 {jij-^ 

J 3 - 


i5^V- u' 5 -^y J " .) 

Ff. 689, 11. 17; Nasta'lik; size, 12 \ in. by 6 J in. 

[Elliot 375.] 


The same work. 

The text of this copy is rather different from that in 
the preceding ones, quite agreeing, as it appears, with 
Morley's second copy. 
Beginning : sj^^jj^I ^ ^LiLja. <j\x»^* o?j^ J lA^» 


u^j i o-**j- 

The translator's name occurs on fol. i b , 1. 11. 
This copy consists of two portions ; the first of which, 
on ff. i b -2 48 a comprises the historia ante-islamica (in- 

cluding Muhammad's birth and childhood on fol. 2 1 7 a sq.); 
the second, on ff. 2 4 9^5 691, Muhammad's genealogy 
and life, as well as the history of his successors down 
to the Khalif Alniustazhir-billah, who died A.h. 512. 
_Beginning of the second portion : £>. &JJ \ „U 

On ff. 57o b ~587 a there is added by the same hand a 
short geographical abridgment, anonymous and not 
belonging to Tabari's history. It begins without preface 

or introduction, 




1 Sibil 5jUs.j5j.iJC0 

jJl juib, and treats at first of Madinah, Yanbu", Khaif, 

etc.; from fol. 57 i b there are single dhikrs, for instance, 

S^J^t/i (fol- 57i b ); Sir*- J& j& (fol- 572 b ); 

uJjJl &>.Ji (fol. 57 3 a ); ^ tf b,a ^b^ ^ 

and r U jib/j (fol. 573 b ); J^J cr*;' i5b J^ ( foL 
575 a ); e~-ibi _. s±=.j ^Uy li^^^Si (fol. 575b); 
jjbu-j^i.^ (fol. 577 b ); ^Ujbj^iand^j,! tjSjSi 
(fol- 578 a ); v\*Jjo>Ji (fol. 578 b ); J^ ^/£ (fol. 579 a ); 
U^saybj^i (fol.58o a ); ^ i5b/i(fol.58o b ); s-^l^i 
ybrt^il j ^tj (fol. 581a); JL* i^jji (fol. 5 82 b ); 
^ju^j uli-^^j yls-^t^ (fol. 58 3 a ); >\i.Jr> 
^b-bi. (fol. 583''); nip j (jb^-blj^ii and jib Si 
jbib ^ (jb-ybsl" (fol. 584 b ); fj^y-Ji's and b. jib ^i 
^4-JI ^ (fol. 585a); hy» jib_/i and jj jib_/I 
-AjJi j (read ell/lj) d^lj (fol. 586 b ). C 

No date. Fol. 260 must be read immediately after 
fol. 47- 

Ff. 587, 11. 25 ; clear and distinct Naskhi ; illuminated frontis- 
piece ; size, io£ in. by 6| in. [Fbaser 131.] 


Fragment of the same work. 

The latter half of the same work, beginning with the 
history of Muhammad and going down in full length to 
the Khalif Almu'tasim (a.h. 218-227). Then follow 
short notices on the following Khalifs till Almustazhir 
(see fol. 40 7 a , 1. 6). 

According to the introduction on fol. i b and the 
colophon on fol. 407 s1 , this copy was made by Abu 'Ali 
Husaini Tarafi {j>J° < J-?~^ lsK^) f° r Savvic l Ibrahim; 
commenced the 26th Dhu-alhijjah, A. h. 1077= June, 
1667; finished the 1st Dhu-alhijjah, 1078. 

Colophon : ^ X»iH j._jo ^j ,J-e- 


X J*~ 


The underlined words are evidently an alteration; 
originally there must have been written ( _ .:. . ... - » { J L sjj}. 

Beginning of Abu 'All's introduction : ,v. ^..i jl jju. 

eJb-| i^i> ^y- bJ ^b-. y-^-bj ^1* se\y 

jsbj. The first heading : x+js* L»y*-«bi-o ejJ^j y*i> 

The whole MS. is in good preservation and has been 
collated throughout. 

Ff. 407, 11. 21 ; Nasta'lik; size, 12J ia. by 7 in. 

[Ocselet 376.] 
B 2 




Another fragment of the same. 

This copy contains the history of the 'Abbaside 
Khalifs. First chapter, ,_^».ba A ... * y> ^J^l ^^.j^- 
t_rX^c- Jl 5j-sjJ1, corresponding to Ouseley 360, fol. 
325 a - , 

The last chapter, l Ja^Si\ uj^j ^ HjpJ vioAa. 
sill 1. ,: -t.1 «->jia>j, corresponding to Ouseley 208, fol. 
548 b - 

In the last four pages there are many lacunas, as the 
original, from which this was transcribed, was here pro- 
bably illegible. 

According to the note on fol. 287a it was copied by 
'Abd-alrazzak, a.h. iic;7=a.d. 1783. In the same 
handwriting several other MSS. of the Ouseley Collec- 
tion (see Nos. 51, 52, 166, etc.) are written. The copyist 
is probably the same, who is mentioned in Elliot's 
History of India, ii. p. 386, as Sarrishtadar of the 
Civil Court of Farrukhabad. 

Ff. 34-287, U. 15 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 8| in. by 7| in. 

[Ouseley 53.] 


Part of Abu-alkasim Simnani's modern edition of 
the same work. 

Another, quite modern and revised, edition of the 
Persian translation of Tabari's history. The redactor, 
Abu-alkasim Simnani, collated all the former versions, 
especially the several redactions of Bal'ami's translation, 
and another one, published in 'Ubaid-allah Khan Uzbeg 
Sheibani's name, with the old original work, and so made, 
as he believes, a correct new paraphrase, see fol. i b , 1. 8: 

jjLoliUi j ,bJ>.l (jlfXiJ^a. <j])\ Jb: <s\)j*. J*-* 3 . L»l 
,jl J-J sJju {+y_ ?) iu.^5 ^J sUI 5-aJj ^ 

JUS' uU 


iff Lfl «a ) 1 <u»t, 


,.} Ii) 

iJJLS- |»^Xo. ,jljlj j**& 

J> :)L«J sJbblx J-«l b V 

sJa=.^Lo jl XxJ 



>ji bpl ^JL„ j 

»jjs j SJjlsl ,jl ■-> J.;,.-. > t-Jlk-« _) 
1 L>li-jl 

^yUb- j-j. 

( j ^jl (sic instead of -aj) 

.>*-*-> jL. ^ J-*- 3 

>y^-° b ^aLo J-ili «J ^1 • isjb j, 1 


U^ ,,1 

U' J J 

~a-a - Aj 

.11 ba^ 
jubj-ai j»i 

j^ji jjUOfi j^^m, Jl j Oo-bs 3 . XLjUi eU. bxil jl 

J-J-S ^jaj b-4-) \z**At. j-^ib ejb>j— • jl 1,L4J\ 

(_£j ,^J JJiLi jjljj ^^jb Ootb» J.S J-i s,Li,l c^cba-JI 

uS u 1 ^ 

Jl Ajb_-0 1—9 : ,a ,ji. 

The_work itself begins on fol. 2 b , 1. 3 : ^Lj ^ ^>l> 

The first part, ff. i-i76 b , goes down to the year of 
the Hijrah (a.d. 622) ; the second, ff. i77 b -328b, is in- 
complete, and breaks off with A. h. 32 in the midst of a 
chapter. The last two headings are ^Lj j$ i_>b 
jJ^j (j^s* ^ j ^ Jbv^i ^"^jl (j***- on fo1 - 


b , and 

\ »*c j b» 

j^^—b* ^) 




on fol. 326^. 

Beginning : )Uj-> jb5~i a-jI; (^jijb— j , 

Jl ^bj «J 4^b» (^)l ; ' . ' m Xi 8J JlJ^Ij-IJ ^ji\jjj>. 

The last words which occur in this copy are sjjbi-o ^ 

ls^ ^^ J' >»** i^- y r 

I ^iU 5^. 

iH LS* CJ 


The catchword is 

J3J *\ ji. 

A blank on ff. 253b and 
Ff. 328, 11. 19; large and distinct Nasta'lik; size, 12 in. by 

Quite modern handwriting 

26l b . 


[Elliot 373.] 

Another part of the same modern edition. 

This part begins with Muhammad's funeral and Abu- 
bakr's inauguration, and closes with the death of 
Marwan, the last Khalif of the Umayyade dynasty, at 
the end of the month Dhu-alhijjah, a.h. 132. 

Beginning (corresponding to fol. 262 11 , 1. 1 of the pre- 
ceding copy, so that the last sixty-seven leaves of that are 
repeated here) : ij^j c*jt^j >X-> %i\ b« J^>l o i Xjc u-j 

Jl jjl iSjJ sbeji jl JjO. 

Dated the 6th of Jumada-alawwal, a.h. 1222 = 
a.d. 1807, July 12. A note, written by J. B. E. 
(J. B. Elliot), states that this version was made from 
the old Persian translation by Maul. Abu-alkasim, in 

the service of Mr. Gladwin (^j.a^Lf',:..., »). A blank on 

fol. u8 b . 

Ff. 205, 11. 20 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 1 2J in. by 9! in. 

[Elliot 374.] 


A large fragment of a general history, which seems 
to be, for its greater part, an abridgment from the 
Ta'rikh-i-Tabari. It begins with the first of the Sasa- 
nians, Ardashir Babak, and comes down (the arrange- 
ment of the single materials being upon the whole the 
same as in Tabari) to the martyrdom of Hasan, Husain, 
and the sons of Ja'far Tayyar. The principal contents 
are — The Sasanians from Ardashir to Nilshirwan on 
fol. 3 b ; the kings of Yaman, beginning with Tubba', on 
fol. i7 b ; the Ashab-aluhdud on fol. I9 b ; the Ashab- 
alkahf, or the seven sleepers, on fol. 2 7 b ; history of 
Salman the Persian on fol. 33"; history of the four 
persons who abandoned idolatry before Muhammad's 
mission, on fol. 36 11 ; account of Jesus and story of the 



Ashab-alfil on fol. 37*; detailed story of Muhammad's 
life and exploits on ff. 46 b -i46 a , in twenty fasls; Abu 
Bakr's Khilafat on fol. 146", 'Umar's on fol. I54 a , 
'Uthman's on fol. i68 a , Ali's on fol. i74 a ; encomiastical 
account of Khadijah on fol. i98 a , of 'Aishah on fol. 
i99 b , of Fatimah on fol. 2o6 b ; story of Hasan and 
Husain on fol. 2i3 b , of Ja'far Tayyar's sons on fol. 

245 b - 

On fol. i a an Arabic invocation to God, beginning : 


S*~V vyr u [ •".y 5 

Fol. 2 is left blank. 

Beginning of the fragment itself on fol. 3 b : iJj^lls" \\ 
I Jol^i 4 LijlS ,i ,jiS JJIli {£j-^° 

— . : — «>.**i iUoi 1 

1 lyl 





This copy was written by Muhammad ibn Amir Dust 
Muhammad, after A. H. 1000 (51 U* n-i—, the remainder 
is torn away). 

Ff. 250, 11. 19 ; Nasta'llk; size, 9^ in. by 7 in. 

[Fraser 165.] 


Zain-alakhbar (jLi.^11 ^pj). 

Parts of a work on history, chronology, religious 
ceremonies, and ethnology, compiled by Abu Sa'id'Abd- 
alhayy b. Aldahhak b. Mahmud Kardizi (cf. fol. 1 39°, last 
line; fol. 217b, 1. 12 ; fol. 2 20 a , 11. 6, 7), and entitled 
jLi.^11 ^ ; cf. fol. 1 79 a , 1. 9 : ^\ \xi^» . .> xijfy*:*. 
,L>.^I ,jjj i_jUo. (Besides this title is written on the 
first page by the same hand which wrote the whole.) 

The author wrote during the reign of the Ghaznawi 
Sultan Abd-alrashid, to whose name he adds 5JJI JU»I 
sXL. oJjj sJlkL* JjIj 5'Uj (see ff. I40 a , i75 ab , etc). 
It formed part of his object to nan-ate the rise of the 
house of Sabuktagin, more particularly the history of 
the reigning Sultan 'Abd-alrashid, A. h. 443-444 = 
a.d. 1051-1052. 

Unfortunately this MS. does not contain the whole 
work, but only selected chapters ; it was probably 
copied in India for Jonathan Scott, the translator of the 
Bahar-i-danish, whose name is written on the first page. 

Contents : 

Fol. i b . History 0/ the ancient kings of Persia, the 
commencement of which is wanting ; it begins with 
Tahmurath. After the Pishdadian dynasty follow : 

Fol. 6 b . The Kayanians (.,..> ti-S). 

Fol. I2 a . The Muluk-altawaif ( r ^~- iiA,). 

Fol. I4 a The Sasanians ( W U» sLi-J>)- 

Fol. 2i b . The Kisras (j»^- t«-.-k), viz. Anushirwan 
and his successors till Yazdajird. 

Fol. 2 8 a . ~£u» i_>b, containing two diagrams with 
introductions ; one represents the relations and wars of 
Muhammad, the other gives a survey of the Umayyade 
Khalifs, with various particulars relating to their life 
and rule. 

Fol. 32 b . -4J i_>b, short history of the first four 
Khalifs and a diagram with an introduction, represent- 
ing the dynasty of the Banu Abbas, stating, besides 
their names and those of their mothers, the names of 

their Wazirs, chief judges, secretaries (JL^S), chamber- 
lains (^L^-U.), the inscriptions of their seals, the dura- 
tion of their lives and reigns. The last Khalif men- 
tioned is Alkadir (Alkadir-billah, died A. h. 428 = 
a.d. 1037). 

Fob 3l h - u^Tj; >— */-*•• j* r^J l -^~- J . vb, 'Caput 
XXVII de scientiis Graecorum.' Here the epitomator 
has made great confusion. The chapter begins with 
stating that in Greece sciences were very flourishing, 
and that Greek sages composed inestimable books, par- 
ticularly on medicine and physics ; then it proceeds to 
give a short account of the following princes : ,jSj5~ 
(Xerxes ?), ^^jib^ (Cypriacus ?), (jSjJ,b (Darius), 
(j-^Sj-SLk,! (Artaxerxes), y^^l ^ (Jy-j' (Ochus), 
,_^J>.jl c r*— <;', lb ^ Kb, of Alexander and of the 
Ptolemaic kings of Egypt. 

Then follows another lacuna. 

The work proceeds with the history of Abu Muslim 
and of the rise of the Banu Abbas. Ou ff. 4i b -67 b a 
concise history of the Abbaside Khalifs, as far as 
Alkadir-billah, and Alkaim-bi-amr-allah. On ff. 68 a 
-7 i a a diagram of the governors of Khurasan and the 
other eastern provinces of the nominal empire of the 
Khalifs, stating their names, the names of the Khalifs 
under whom they served, the names of the places where 
they resided, the number of the years of their office, the 
dates when they were appointed. The last prince men- 
tioned in this list is the Ghaznawide Abd-alrashid. 
' Fol. 7i b . ^jL^bi* L5b-«1 jbi.1 .Jo I *AJ}b (_>b, history 
of the rulers of Khurasan, beginning with Abdallah 
b. Abbas, who was appointed governor A. H. 23 by 

Fol. ioi a . Tahir b. Alhusain and his successors. 

Fol. I04 b . Ya'kub b. Laith and his successors. 

Fol. no b . The Samanide dynasty. 

Fol. i40 ;1 . The family Sabuktagin (Ghaznawides) till 
Maudud b. Mas'ud b. Mahmud, who died a.h. 441 = 
a.d. 1049. 

This part is incomplete at the end, the end (the 
greatest part) of the history of Abd-alrashid being 
wanting. There is an abrupt break on fol. 176 s , 1. 6, 
between the words ■>.: ; ... \ and As-. 

On fol. i76 a , 1. 6, to fol.i77 a , follows part of a history 
of Greek medicine. 

Fol. i77 a .^5oj5L>j\ -^XjX^. ^\jJ*.\jX>\ pbjo. L_>b, 
derivation of the Greek, Arabic, Persian, and Hindu 
eras from each other. This is the last part of a (the 
first ?) Makala. 

Fol. i79 a . jX>\ ^jl v_>b-Jj J^£ (^bjJjXo.^,jJl pjj sJUl. 
o— 1 ^ii i? 1 a ,, ■■■, introduction to the second part on 
the festivals of different nations. 

Fol. i79 b . uUI-^, tsUj^f Jj J^- jSj\ f**^ vb, 
diagrams representing the festivals of the Muslims. 
But these diagrams are left out by the copyist. 

Fol. i8o a . i^Uj^c i_>b-J jjol -a^pbi i_;b, an 
account of the festivals of the Muhammadans. 

Fol. l89 a . ^bj-4^- {j\-&X?£ L ^j»b: £> jX>\ *r&Xiu>, ^b 
J.-Vs-'-, a diagram representing the festivals of the Jews, 
with an introduction. 




Fol. I9i b . (jli^a. (^LaJ^c i_>L-J ,jJl r^r* vUi 
an account of the Jewish festivals. 

Fol. 198b. JjAs-? ^Jl^^H i^-fcJ*-^ >•*->! r^'tiy ^r^-' 
a diagram representing the Christian festivals, with an 

Fol. 202 b . An account of the Christian festivals. 
This would be ,.?•»«> i_jL> , but the heading is left out. 

Fol. 2o6 a . ^jlii.* ij^^j^ LaJ^-c j Jj' j^Svjj o-~-^> t_>b 

Jj.i-x?, a diagram representing the festivals of the 

Fol. 2o8 b . (^LaJu-Xj 1 (j : ■?. a. -^i jXi\ -.jjj c:. ... ■ 1 v_>l> 
^Li^o, an account of the festivals of the Zoroastrians. 

Fol. 2i3 b . ^...v : a (^LaJ^c ,jJl *^-- 5 c*~~o i_»L> 
J.j^, a diagram representing the festivals of the 

Fol. 2i5 a . lsUx^c ,-,-i. ,Jol 

the fesl 
This part ends on fol. 220 a : LaJ^c oJlt* 

jjUjj^a, an account of the festivals of the Hindus. 

r 1 * 5 ; 

j^y tjU^jlj uj,U-« jjjl ^^i- ^1 (j-j. jlj Jl (^143.^ 

• Jl ^1jJ> jl t^i^Jj. 

In the following part, on ff. 220"— 262 s1 , the author 
treats of ethnology (^L»j1) and of civilization in 

general (> 5,Ij"). In the introduction he divides the 

inhabitants of the earth into people of the east (Hindus), 
people of the west (Greeks), people of the north (Turks), 
and people of the south (Zangis). The chapters on the 
Greeks and Zangis are omitted. 

Account of the Turks on ff. 22i a -246 b . 

Account of the Hindus on ff. 246^-262^ 

From this table of contents it will appear that this 
MS. contains portions of a most valuable work, which 
seems to be entirely unknown. These portions are not 
very judiciously selected ; in several places the order is 
disturbed, and quite incoherent parts are put together, 
as if the copyist has wished to conceal the lacunas of 
the book. 

The author quotes in several places Abu-Eaihan 
Albiruni (on ff. i79 b , 217b, from the latter passage it is 
evident that Kardizi was acquainted with, and probably 
a pupil of Biruni, who died A. h. 440; it runs thus: 

-j ^vr^-JI x»j»I); Abdallah b. Khurdadbih on 


fol. 22 i a ; Abu -Abdallah Jihani(see H. Khalfa v. p.510) 

on fol. 248% Abu- 
\j$) on 

on fol. 249 b ; uj?sj> dJj ^j 

Amr 'Abdallah b. Almukaffa' (LjjJI *jj 

fol. 2 2I a . 

This copy is dated A. h. 1196, the 21st Dhu-alhijjah= 
a.d. 1782, the 27th November. 

Ff. 262, 11. 15 ; Nasta'llk ; size, 9! in. by 6 in. 

[Ocseley 240.] 


Tabakat-i-Nasiri (ijr-ols i^U^k). 
A general history from beginning to a.h. 6s8=a.d. 
1 259, when it was composed by Abu 'Uniar Minhaj-aldin 

'Uthman b. Siraj-aldin al- Juzjani. He was born at Firuz- 
kuh in Khurasan a.h. 589, and came to India a.h. 624, 
where he became a high official of Nasir-aldin Mahmud 
bin Altamish, to whom this work is inscribed. See 
Nassau Lees, Materials, etc., p. 30 sq., and\V. Morley, 
pp. 21-25; C. Stewart, p. 7, and J. Aumer, p. 67 ; Kieu 
i. p. 72, and Elliot, Hist, of India, ii. pp. 259-383, 
where extensive extracts are given. 

It is divided into twenty-three Tabakat : 

I. The prophets, fol. 3 b . 

II. The first four Khalifs aud the Imams, fol. 40 b . 

III. The Banu Umayyah, fol. 49 b . 

IV. The 'Abbasides, fol.55 a (here the title is missing). 

V. The kings of Persia down to Yazdajird, fol. 71". 

VI. History of Yaman, fol. 96 a . 

VII. The Tahirides, fol. 105™. 

VIII. The Saffarides, fol.io8 b . 
TX. The Samanides, fol. H4 a . 

X. The Buyides, fol. i2o b . 

XI. The Ghaznawides, fol. I2 3 b . 

XII. The Saljukides, fol. 135". 

XIII. The Sanjariyyah kings, fol. 149' 1 . 

XIV. The kings of Nimmz and Sijistan, fol. 154 s . 

XV. The Kurdiyyah kings, fol. i6o b . 

XVI. The Khwarizmshahs, fol. 167b 

XVII. The Ghurides, fol. i8o b . 

XVIII. The kings of Bainyan and Tukharistan, 
fol. 2l8 b . 

XIX. The Shansabaniyyah Sultans of Ghazna, fol. 

2 2 4 a . 

XX. The Mu'izziyyah Sultans of Hindustan, fol. 236 s1 . 

XXI. The Shamsiyyah Sultans of Hindustan, fol. 

250 a 

XXII. An account of the eminent men who served 
under the Shamsiyyah dynasty, fol. 2 8o b (the title is 

XXIII. On the inroads of the infidels, Cingizkhan 
and his descendants, ff. 323 s — 384^ 

End : £0, ^ ^ j^lil j ^ ^ ^l^Jl >^S 
4jL»^-,j ^j ■ ... . ^ u~~ Jp'< corrected by a modern 
hand into ioU-^.. ^..^i*. ^UJ sj—.. 

The most important portions of this work are 
published in the Bibliotheca Indica, by Captain "W. 
Nassau Lees, Calcutta, 1864 (Series III), viz. tabakas 

The introductory prayer in this MS. is different from 

that of the edition : 


Ikj jl JuXJ 

The MS. is not dated. 

The first volume, ff. 1-192; the second, ff. 193-384; 11. 19; 
Nasta'llk ; size, 8| in. by 4! in. The greater part of the first 
page is torn away. [Ouselet 66, 67.] 


Tabakat-i-Nasiri (extract). 

An abridgment of the Tabakat-i-Nasiri, mostly 
verbatim corresponding with the original. There is no 
preface. The name of the compiler is not stated. At 
the end of the history of Nasir-aldin Mahmud b. 
Altamish (fol. 115a, 1. 2 sq.) we read: ^ ^ •■■ W -° U _,L 

^1 j.Uj j»a (^-Ai ii>UJ=j Jjbil Jju ijjJO i^UuL :( 




^l^J-c Ij^jjj Jjl sj^S i_a_JL> Jj-^jff* ^jJI -eb ^Uob- 
.jlv/j.. ,J-aj eubliJI ^Li ( _ s La.> jj-^ !■» " jr'/-< 
j,j OJjX~> ^j^a. CV-.I SJ|jl _b ,o n_i — > 




b ^.bU 

1 5-5«-«J S-iJb-0 

jLiol .Si , j 


lib yA J]^=-'j c^bj^Pj J>-2>^-» jU— -> 
^ J ,jLiol ^L-l j-z-6-* ^ ^r^-Jj J^b?-*-^ uW 3 . f/^-* 

jjl t^j jLS d^L, tijlt jjl jl ^^-Lio si7 This is at 
the end of the 21st Tabakah of the original. 

The arrangement of the single chapters (here they 
are not called Tabakah) is somewhat different from the 
original ; besides the compiler had made three addi- 
tions, and in some places the MS. has lacunas (there are 
left blank ff. 22, 23, 3<D a (for the greater part), 30 b , 31, 
98 b , 100, ioi a , and a part of 142 s ). Compared with 
the original the order is this : I, II (the greater part), 
III wanting; VI, V, IV, additions (on ff. 7i b -8.5 b ); 
VII-XII, XVII-XXII, XIII-XVI, additions (on 
ff. 130^-134* and ff. ^a-^a); XXIII, addition. 

Missing is the history of the descendants of 'All (II) 
and of the Banu Umayyah (III). 

The additions are : 

a (ff. 7i b -85'>). History of Mukhtar b. AM 'Ubaidah 
Thakafi. See Weil, Geschichte der Khalifen, vol. i. 
PP- 354-392. 

b (ff. I30 a -I34 a ). End of the history of the Khwarizm- 
shahs (Jalal-aldin and Ghiyath-aldin Aksultan), taken 
from the Ta'rikh-i-Jahankusha, the author of which 
died a.h. 681. 

c (ff. 134a- 142*). The creed of the Assassins and 
their history from Hasan Sabah to Kukn-aldin Kha- 
warshah, and their extirpation by Hulagiikhan 
a.h. 654=a. d. 1256. This account is not identical 
with that in the fourth volume of the Raudat-alsafa, 
but possibly originating from thence. 

d. A short continuation of the history of Cingiz- 
khan's successors down to Hulagukhan's death and 
Abakakhan's accession, a.h. 663 (not 773 as by a gross 
mistake is written on fol. 164", I. 25; the date Cj"3J 
&jL-x_v-) ^ . v.. »j must be corrected into ■ : ?,„r Cj\j 


Beginning: o^-bi. ^lij, Jbu ^ JoIjj Juo Itl 

On the first page are two identical seals, one effaced, 

the other well preserved : ^i 1 \tf uJ^Lo sLi X*»l 

J^^-t*- u^J-*^ isj£ «bV»bj. Accordingly it seems to 

have belonged to the emperor Ahmad Shah, who sat 

on the throne of Delhi a.h. 1161-1167. 

This copy is dated by Muhammad "Wasi', the 26th 
of the first Rabi', a.h. ii58,orthe 28th year of Muham- 
mad Shah's reign (the 28th of April, A. D. 1745) : v+£ 

j. •_) 


£J,LH £~lj 

Jl j^Jl 

JP' fri 

■J s*C 

(read 1 ioa) mu kSj^- 

Ff. 164, U. 2S ; Nasta'lik ; size, I2i In. by 8 J in. 

[Odselet 325.] 


Nizam-altawarikh (iJ,UJI .1 k ;). 

An abridgment of general history from beginning to 
a.h. 674 (the preface being dated from the 21st of 
Muharram 674 = a.d. 1275, 17th of July), composed by 
Maulana Abu Sa'id Abdallah bin Abu-alkasim Muham- 
mad bin Fakhr-aldin Abi-'abdallah albaidawi (or as his 
full title is given here on fol. 672b, 11. 9-1 2 : AJ biy. 
JLc fy »-oiL» olp 1 _ > ^.L> 

^ r 

JLc J\x^ 

bi3 ,-ob 

3 o-** j-^ (•^-»l dJU-o jib 

J^*- y\ j^JUJI j^ sJJl ^jby. ^-hJL-JlI r blj r 5L-.5ll 

r Uj e^JI Jj ^Li^ ^b jJitill JJ.I ^ JJIj^c 

tSjUi-wJl 8JJIj.^c). He died a.h. 684=a.d. 1285, 
according to H. Khalfa vi. p. 354, who gives his name 
in a somewhat different form. See about the various 
statements concerning his name and the year of his 
death, Elliot, History of India, ii. p. 252 sq. ; compare 
also the following copies. 

This copy is erroneously headed ^ ix>i 
UjLj-o sJJl a*s j-ob >_o .,: ,n,i, but the proper title 


appears in the preface on fol. 672^, 1. 19. 
Beginning (different from that in H. Khalfa) : 

Jl jjjl x>_xi \j »-b-il) ^V)!. 

The work is divided into four parts LL-Jl) : 
First kism on fol. 673 s . About God's prophets and 

Second kism on fol. 674". History of the Persian kings, 
in four tabakas : Pishdadians, Kayanians, Ashkanians, 

Third kism on fol. 68 3 b . History of Muhammad and 
of the Khalifs, in three tabakas : the four immediate 
successors, the Umayyade and the 'Abbaside Khalifs. 

Fourth kism on fol. 688 a . History of the minor dynas- 
ties, in nine taifas : 

Taifah I on fol. 688 a . The Saffarides. 
' „ II on fol. 688 b . The Samanides. 
„ III on fol. 689a. The Ghaznawides. 
„ IV on fol. 690 11 . The Dailamis or Buyides. 

V on fol. 69 i b . The Saljukides. 
„ VI on fol. 693 11 . The Kuhistanis or Isma'ili 
Sultans of Kuhistan (»Aa.iU \J>\ &,A iS 

„ VJJ on fol. 694a. The Salgharides. 

„ VIII on fol. 696a. The Khwarizmshahs. 

„ IX on fol. 6 9 6 b . The Moghuls. 
An account of this work is given by Silvestre de 
Sacy in Notices et Extraits, torn. iv. pp. 672-699; 
see also C. Stewart, p. 7 ; G. Fliigel ii. p. 60 ; Catal. 




Codd. Or. Lugd. Batav. iii. p. 1; Cat. Codd. Orient. 
Biblioth. Acad. Kegiae Scient., ed. P. de Jong, p. 225. 
No date. 

Centre column, ff. 672 b -6c;7, 11. 23; Nasta'lik; illuminated 
frontispiece; size, 14 in. by 8 J in. [Elliot 345.] 


Another copy of the same. 

Beginning the same as in the preceding copy. The 
name of the author runs here thus : Abu Sa'id 'Abdallah 
bin Abi-alkasim 'Umar bin Fakhr-aldin Abl-alhasan 
'Ali albaidawi. 

First kism on fol. 3 a ; second kism on fol. 5 b ; third 
kisrn on fol. 2S b ; fourth kism on fol. 40 b . This kism 
contains exactly the same materials as the fourth kism 
of the preceding copy, but only in eight taifas, since 
the history of the Khwarizmshahs and Moghuls is 
combined in the eighth (on fol. 62b). 

No date. 

Ff. 68, 11. 15 ; very clear Nasta'lik ; occasional notes on the 
margin ; size, 8i in. by 5 in. [Sale 51.] 


Another incomplete copy of the same. 

Beginning : ^cx-* ool+i ^.j>^, _j ^ .v .-» 

Author's name on fol. 2 a , 11. 6-8 : Abu-alk;xsim bin 
Fakhr-aldin Abi-'Abdallah Muhammad bin Abi-alhasan 
albaidawi (!). 

First kism on fol. 2 b , last line; second kism on fol. 
4 b (here curiously styled : i)li-« \\ ^ fty t*?.}* '^M 
uyi taijL* ^jjli iijjLA ji p}J-*J' s^y? ^^~S [ ^JJ) > 
third kism on fol. 2 2 a , defective; it breaks off on fol. 
2 2 b , last line, with the words ^j^Lz •i-z-'j (correspond- 
ing to Sale 51, fol. 29*, 1. 14); fourth kism, also imper- 
fect in consequence of the lacuna after fol. 22 ; it begins 
in the fifth taifah with the words sJX-^S UU. (corres- 
ponding to Sale 51, fol. 53^, 1. 9), and consists of nine 
taifas like the first copy (Elliot 345). 

Copied at Haidarabad. No date. 

Ff. 1-30, 1L 17; Nasta'lik ; size, 74 in. by 4! in. 

[Ouseley Add. 115.] 



The same. 

Beginning : Jl ojlji ,y. j5~i 

00 Ic 


Author's name on fol. 2 a , 11. 5—7 : Imam-aldin Abu- 
alkasim 'Umar bin Alimam alsa'id Fakhr-aldin Abu- 
alhasan 'Ali albaidawi. 

First kism on fol. 2 b ; second kism on fol. 5 a ; third 
kism on fol. 2 6 b ; fourth kism on fol. 38 b . This kism 
is shorter here than in all the preceding copies, because 
there is wanting the whole taifah on the Isma'ili Sultans 
of Kuhistan. The sixth taifah contains in this copy the 
Salgharides, the seventh the Khwarizmshahs, and the 
eighth the Moghuls. A ninth is consequently missing. 

No date. 

Ff. 57, 11. 15 ; Nasta'lik ; size, S| in. by 4J in. 

[Ouselev 9.] 


The same. 

Another very short copy of the same, dated the I oth 
of Eajab, a. h. 1033 = a.d. 1624, 28th of April. Kism I 
on fol. 2 b , II on fol. 4 b , III on fol. 22 a , IV on fol. 3i b . 

Ff. 1-42, 11. 15 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 8 in. by 5§ in. [BoDL. 206.] 


Jami'-altawarikh ( 0.LJI /txla.). 

The first volume of Bashid-aldin's general history, 
entitled Jami'-altawarikli, beginning : i_>Li o^yji 

Fadl-allah Rashkl or Rashid-aldin bin Tmad-aldaulah 
Abu-alkhair ibn Muwaffik-aldaulah 'Ali (born at Hama- 
dan about A. h. 645=a.d. 1247, executed a.h. 718 = 
A.D. 131 8) completed his famous history a.h. 710 = 
A.D. 1310. According to the preface in this first 
volume, which is dedicated to Ghazankkan and called 
after him very often Ta'rikh-i-Ghazani, the whole 
history is divided into three volumes, the last of 
which contains the geographical part. For further 
information we refer to the full account of Rashid- 
aldin and his work, given by Etienne Quatremere in the 
' Meruoire' prefixed to the ' Histoire des Mongols de la 
Perse' (where the greater part of this first volume is 
published, text and French translation), Paris, 1836, 
pp. i-cxlvi; comp. Elliot, Bibliogr. Index, pp. 1-69, and 
History of India, i. p. 42, and iii. p. 1 sq.; W. Morley, 
pp. 1-11; Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1841, 
pp. n-41; G. Fliigel ii. pp. 179-181; Rieu i. p. 74, 
etc. etc. 

This first volume (sLiJ^-i oJj ^.^ tS JjJI a£st° 

jl^S^J sJ Sy>ji O^kLo 5JJI jJi. ^UsJL, _j^J.l-i-jl j.^1 

J^-i5) begins on fol. 336 s1 , and contains two books : 

.j» jljus-1. *1_>I JU» j^^j 5-Klis-° J-jLjij (jLi-jl i^ljt-tjl 
' ii J-w^ji *y on fol. 339 a (subdivided into a preface, 
s-»Lo.i, and four chapters, J-aJ^L^, on ff. 340 a 342'', 
35 i a , and 358 b ). 

•a-J:, on fol. 37o b (subdivided into two chapters, J^s.J, 
the first of which relates the history of the ancestors of 
Cingizkhan, the second that of this great monarch's 
reign and of his descendants down to Uljaitukhan). 

This copy was finished by Ibn Sayyidi Ahmad 
alhafiz Nasr-allah, a.h. 944=a.d. 1537. 

Ff. 332 b -567, 11. 31 ; distinct Naskhi ; illuminated headings 
on ff. 332", 370 b , 402", 4oq», 423", 434", 437", 451b, 4540, 4?I b ; 
483'', 4S9 L ', 495", and 49S 1 '; size, 14 in. by 9 in. [Elliot 377.] 


Ta'rikh-i-Banakiti ( -sSLl> ^Aj). 

A general history, abridged from Rashid-aldin's Jami'- 
altawarikh, by Abu Sulairnan Daud, surnamed Fakhr of 




Banakit (a town in TVansoxania), who composed this 
work A.h. 7i7=rA.D. 1317, and dedicated it to the 
Moghul sovereign, Sultan Abu Sa'id bin Uljaitu Sultan. 
Its full title is y\Sl\ u^ljj J l^U-WI Jjl i^ 
i_>L~ J^l«, and it consists of nine kisms, each of which, 
except the last, is subdivided into several tabakas, babs, 
fasls, or taifas. 

Contents : 

Preface and index on fol. i b , beginning : j J.s^ J**-* 
Jjj Jjlji ^aLijta (oi^i> ?) ejk-JLa. i^k— ^uLji-J ^b_- • 

First kism : History of the prophets from Adam to 
Abraham, in two tabakas, on ff. 3 a and 4 a (jl Jjl liJo 
^»l_,j| Li J— • jt _jy jXJj ~-^j b" p^T). 

Second kism : History of the Persian kings from 
Gayumarth to Yazdajird, in four tabakas, on ff. io a , n b , 
i6 b , and i8 a (^jbJbi^yb 1&A> ^b Av .?.„■ > Jjl ta-J» 
jjLoL—Lu xjl, «La_Jo jjLolX-ll oJIS tiJo). 

Third kism : History of Muhammad, his four imme- 
diate successors, the twelve Imams, the Umayyade and 
'Abbaside Khalifs, in three tabakas, on ff. 27", 46b, and 
52 b ( o cr ~J* b ^.J-ilj LjUii. j ^jili-o-t jJ^* Jjl i*~i> 
(j-llc ^yj (_jUli- 1»)-—> &i-J> s-ILol ^jU. i^-ol j._j J LaJo jjc). 

Fourth kism : History of the Persian dynasties con- 
temporary with the 'Abbasides, in seven taifas (classes, 
or tabakas, according to the index), on ff. 88 a , 88 b , 8o a , 

9 ia . 93 b . 95 b > and 97 b (^j JjuIL J^JuL, Jjl £wU» 

»j_>li> ^jb^jli fiW?- s-»->li> &-«Jb.> »j— 1 s-aoU» ^b-jLaLu 


jll> — ^bi^O 

!i)>* r 1 -' 


/V/i/t kism (heading wanting in the text): History 
of the Jews, in three taifas, on ff. 99 b , i03 a , and io8 a 
j~i (or e^ij-lo1) e— _j~l a U) b" ^^-^ a L^ jl Jjl LbjUj) 

^jj tijLi> x^>jf^>j]\±> Ljl ,^/C u^-P- " ( rea( l J}^) isljbi 

jp cj^lfc LiLtjl^ajJl O^- SJ lP^I Li jl ,jljiJiJ 5 J jb 

jbl j— J X^J^yJt, \3 tljj .—J J.J [•}-?— ' ii'lL). 

&Vvf% kism : History of the Franks and Christians, 
in two babs, each of which contains three fasls, on 
ff. no b and n8 a ( ;f J r »l ^*-^j 0^-^-. ji jjT3b 
uLaLiob »5 s-abj^i j. yb». j J^V-" 5 A- 5 * j' crt' J 


li ,: i»i) J l r J U J^-ibtol 

(jybuS Jyl u l 

Seventh kism : History of the Hindus in the ante- 
and post-Muhammadan time, in three babs, the first 
two of which contain four fasls each, on ff. I24 b , I2a b , 
and i32 b (pJlSl ^jjJVfJ jh i] 



jL-J. ji Jjl 

h >» <?->> 


j^J j-^J £-^' j^^ cH J Cfjjj 

,1 l^jLeli* , UJ^SLs., 


u^-'j u^- 

^LiLiijb j,li ,j 


U' « > — ■" • J»-L» Jjl). 

Eighth kism (heading wanting) : History of the 
Chinese, in two babs, tbe first containing two fasls, the 
second thirty-six tabakas, on ff. 135a and i36 b ( JjTTX 

J r^'^V 

i^LkJk l".x 1 ,, - Si 

(jLiol uULijb Jii ji ^i i_,b ^Lijl). 

ivMrtA kism (heading also wanting) : History of the 
Moghuls from Cingizkhan to Sultan Abii Sa'id, on 
fol. i 44 a (^ 5/ i- qZ, _, u U»jXL. ^_^-Jj Jji^ ±>}^j± 

For further details we refer to Elliot, Bibliogr. 
Index, pp. 70-74, and Hist, of India, iii. pp. 55 sq. ; 
Manuscripts of the late Sir H. Elliot, in the Journal 
of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, vol. 23, part i, 
p. 232, No. 24; W. Morley, pp. 25-28; G. Fliigel 
ii. p. 61; H. Khalfa ii. p. 121, iii. p. 499; Wiener 
Jahrbiicher, No. 69, Anzeigeblatt, p. 33, No. 73, p. 26 ; 
Handschriften Hammer-Purgstalls, 1840, p. 194. Other 
copies are found in the British Museum, Add. 7626 
and 7627, see Rieu i. p. 79 sq.; in the Royal Asiatic 
Society, in Vienna, etc. The whole of the eighth kism 
was edited with a Latin translation by Andreas Miiller, 
Berlin, 1677; 2nd edit., Jena, 1689, and translated into 
English b} r S. Weston, London, 1820. A short extract 
from the sixth kism is given in Elliot's Bibliogr. Index, 
p. 9. 

This copy was finished in the month Rajab, A.H. 1088 
= a. d. 1677, September, by Rida bin Thabit. 

Ff. 193, 11. 21; Nasta'llk ; size, 5^in. [Fraser119.] 


The same. 

Another copy of the Ta'rikh-i-Banakiti, not dated, 
containing the same materials as the preceding one, 
but differing in text from that, especially in the preface 
and the first kism. The beginning runs thus : J^Jl 

jj^-s* sjli. -J> ^Xf- ^U— Jl. 5jLaJL i-V »■> <J-*- <JJ~i\ iii 
<J-!r{y <J'-*- J (J* UJ}* JjU - ^°' iulii»j Sjls^j 5-11 ^^Lc j 


JJ1 ^U-C 

y* ) 


cH' <3**j 

Jl ^bJ! xU? J-iAll j>\ ^. i)\i ciU-Jl-. 

As is to be seen from these words, the author's name 
is given here in a fuller form : Abu Sulaiman Daud bin 
Abi-alfadl Muhammad of Banakit. Besides there is an 
exact date of composition on fol. 2 a , 11. 12 and 13: 
the 25th of Shawwal, a.h. 7i7=a. d. 1317, 31st of 
December. The index begins on fol. 2 a , 1. 15. 

First kism in two tabakas, on ff, 3 b and 8 a . 

Second kism in four tabakas, on ff. i6 b , i9 a , 27 b , and 
29 1 ', last line. 

Third kism in three tabakas, on ff. 44 b , first line, 
75 b , and 87 a , last line. 

Fourth kism in seven taifas, on ff. i43 b , I44 b , I45 b , 
i 4 8 b , I5i a ' i53 b , and i56 b . 

Fifth kism in three taifas, on ff. 1 59 11 , i63 a ,and i66 b . 

Sixth kism in two babs, on ff. 1 7o b and 1 7 6 a , last line 





(instead of o.j i_>b on fol. 170b, first line, must be read 

£mn(Akismintkreebabs,onff.i8i a 187b and I9i a . 

Eighth kism in two babs, on ff. i94 b and ia6 b 
(instead of Jjl _-J> must be read bere -U~* p~3). 

Ninth kism on fol. 205 b . 

Ff. 268, 11. 16; clear Nasta'llk ; small illuminated frontispiece; 
size, 9f in. by 5f in. [Fbaseh 134.] 


Ta'rikb-i-guzida (sX^jJ itJ->)- 
Tbe autbor of tbis chronicle is styled in this copy on 
fol. 4 a , 1. 5, Muhammad bin Ahmad bin Abi Bakr bin 
Ahmad bin Nasr Mustaufi Kazwin!, but a Turkish 
marginal gloss on the same page calls him simply Hamd- 
allah Mustaufi, and that agrees much better with the 
usual form of his name, viz. Hamd-alkih bin Abi Bakr 
bin Hamd bin Nasr Mustaufi of Kazwin, who finished 
this general history a.h. 730 = A. d. 13 29 -1330. He 
died a.h. 750 = a. D. 1349. The work is inscribed to the 
Wazir Ghiyath-aldin Muhammad, the son of Rashid- 
aldin; seeElliot,Bibliogr.index,p.75; History of India, 
iii. p. 60 sq. ; Rieu i.p.8o; J.Aumer,p.68; H. Khalfav. 
p. 177. 

Beginning on fol. 3b : &5 K L <^--' J W, i_r^^""'J wW"* 
j^ui^j JU^l ^ y c^L^j c~Jljj ^ jl cLU 
Jl IjjuI. 

""" It contains six books (vU)) a preface, and appendix. 
Preface: On the creation, on fol. g a . Book I: 
Patriarchs and Greek philosophers, on fol. io a in two 
fasls. Book II: Old Persian kings, on fol. 36*, in 
four fasls. Book III : Muhammad, the Imams and 
Khalifs, on fol. 55 b , in a mukaddimah and six fasls. 
Book IV: The minor Muhammadan dynasties, on fol. 
152°, in twelve fasls. Book V: Saints and celebrated 
sages, on fol. 244*, in six fasls. Book VI: Account of 
Kazwin and its famous men, on fol. 282°, in eight fasls. 
Appendix (genealogy of prophets, Imams, kings, etc.), 
on fol. 303 b . An index of the whole work (o— ^-ji 
ojti ^i,j jjjjft-AsS) is found on ff. i b -2 b . 

Old copy, finished the 25th of Safar, a.h. 847 = 
a. d. 1443, the 24th of June. 

Ff . 304, 11. 21; Naskhl ; illuminated frontispiece on fol. 3 1 ; 
size, io| in. by 7 in. [Clabke 8.J 


The same. 

Preface on fol. 6 b ; Book I on fol. 7 a ; II on fol. 2o b ; 
III on fol. 39 a ; IV on fol. 132b; V on fol. 2i6 b ; VI 
on fol. 254 b . The proper order of the leaves from 
fol. 228 to the end is this: 228, 248-255, 229-247, 
256. Some blanks on ff. 1 i b and I99 a . This copy was 
finished in the middle of Shawwal, A. h. 851 = a. d. 1447, 
end of December. 

Ff. 256, 11. 21 ; Naskhl ; size, 9J in. by 6 in. [Elliot 354.] 


The same. 

Preface on fol. 8 a ; Book I on fol. 9 b ; II on fol. 45 b ; 
III on fol. 74 a ; IV on fol. 228"*; V on fol. 382*; VI 

on fol. 442 a . Many small omissions, a great number 
of genealogical tables ( JjJ^.) on ff. Z5cP-tt6 & and 476b- 

The older part of this copy was finished, according 
to the colophon, the 15th of Sha'ban, a.h. 953 = 
a.d. 1546, nth of October. 

Ff. 489, 11. 17; Naskhl, written by two different hands (the 
older part comprises ff. 1-166 and ff. 328-489 ; the middle part, 
ff. 167-327, is supplied later, which is proved by the old Arabic 
paging being no more in harmony with the real number of the 
leaves) ; size, 9! in. by 6£ in. [Elliot 355.] 


The same. 

Preface on fol. 7b; Book I on fol. 9 a ; II on fol. 5i a ; 
III on fol. 77b; IV on fol. 212b; V on fol. 327b; VI 
on fol. 367 s . Fol. 168 a little damaged. 

Good old copy, not dated. 

Ff. 399, 11. 17; Nasta'llk; the first page and the last supplied 
by a more modern hand ; size, 11 in. by 6 in. [Fraser 156.] 


The same. 

Preface on fol. 9 a ; Book I on fol. io a ; II on fol. 
40b; III on fol. 69 11 ; IV on fol. 2io a ; V on fol. 342b; 
VI on fol. 40 1 b . The first volume collated throughout. 

No date. 

First volume (No. 278), ff. 1-209 > second volume (No. 279), 
ff. 210-415, 11. 15 ; Nasta'llk ; one leaf wanting in the beginning 
(r) ; size, 10J in. by 6 in. ' [Ouseley 278, 279-] 


Majma'-alansab (i_>L»J^I x^s'). 

An abridgment of general history till the death of 
Sultan Abu Sa'id, a.h. 736 = a.d. 1335, by Muhammad 
b. 'All b. Shaikh Muhammad b. Alhasan (see fol. 75 b , 
line 6), re-written and completed by the same A.H. 
743 = A.d. 1342-1343 ; see W. Morley, pp. 28, 29, and 
Rieu i. p. 82. It is dedicated to the Wazir Ghiyath- 
aldin Muhammad bin Rashid-aldin (fol. 79 a , 1. 1. c^L^i 

^jJL Lfil x^. w\ ; . U j^jJI), the same, to whom the 
Ta'rikh-i-guzida is inscribed. 

Beginning with a fragmentary line : -J^s*. _l«,l« 

cy^-j j^i'j u->"- 

It contains an introduction and two books. 

Introduction (on fol. 82 11 ) on the creation, the seven 
climates and seas, anthropology, and different eras. 

The first book (kism) on fol. I2 2 a . Adam and the 

The second book on fol. 128b. The different dynasties 
till the death of Abu Sa'id, the latest date which occurs 
being a.h. 736. 

This copy is not complete ; it is a transcript from au 
original, which was imperfect at beginning and end, 
and besides in several other places entirely destroyed or 
illegible. The lacuna at the beginning is very small ; 
there are other lacunas between ff. 79 and 80, ff. 220 
and 221, on ff. 222 a and 228*. Besides fol. 228 is not 
bound in its proper place ; it belongs to the history of 
Abaka Khan, and contains the date A.H. 671, whilst 
the last line of fol. 227b gives a.h. 736. From this it 




will appear that the history of the Atabegs of Luristan 
(see W. Morley, p. 29) is missing. 

There is no date. On fol. 74 b is written: 'Win. 
Ouseley, Shiraz, May 25, 181 1.' Perhaps the ;?.y* 
i_>L-jJl (C. Stewart, p. 8) is the same work. 

Ff. 74-228, 11. 11 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 7^ in. by 5 \ in. 

[Ouseley 15.] 


Asahh-altawarikh ( ^j lUill «■"')• 

A work on general history, called the most solid of 
the chronicles, compiled on the basis of Tabari and 
other celebrated annalists, by Muhammad ibn alamir 
alkabir Amir Fadl-allah al-miisawi (see fol. i b , line 6), 
a native of Khurasan, who was a younger contem- 
porary of Tiniiir. It goes down from the creation of 
Adam to the death of Timur, A. h. 8o7=a.d. 1405, and 
was finished, according to a note in W. Ouseley's Travels 
(London, 1819-1823), vol. i. p. 295, A. D. I427=a. h. 

Beginning : \. l _*j jj> i^y-La. ^Lj^j l jzAi*»* i_>-^— 
Jl ~>\ ( _l> jLs- 1 .! <J)^)-J1 ^-»'j JLc iJjlj si Owk-,. 

The chronological order is for the greater part 
identical with that in Tabari (comp. Morley, p. 19) ; the 
accounts of a dynasty or nation are frequently split into 
several portions, intermixed with reports of contempo- 
rary events in other countries. 

Immediately after the preface of five lines the history 
begins in the following order : 

History of Adam, Eve, and their posterity as intro- 
duction (fol. i b ). 

First Section (Jjl « 5). History of the kings of 

Persia from Gayumartn to Yazdajird (on fol. 5 a ), divided 
into four Tabakat. 

Tabakah I. The Pishdadian dynasty from Gayumarth 
to Gurshasp, intermixed with the stories of the prophets 
Hud and Salih, Isaac, Jakob, Joseph, Job, and Shu'aib; 
of Moses (on fol. 25b) and the departure of the Israelites 
from Egypt ; of Karun, Harun, etc. 

Tabakah II. The Kayanian dynasty (on fol. 35k) from 
Kaikubad to Dara ibn Darab (jt-^W L_>]jb), intermixed 
with tales of Elias, Elisa, Samuel, Saul, David, Solomon, 
and Balkis, queen of Sheba (on ff. 36 a -42'') ; of Pytha- 
goras, Rehoboam, Asa, and the following kings of 
Israel (on ff. 470-480) ; f Alexander the Great, of the 
prophet Zechariah, the Virgin Mary, John the Baptist, 
and Jesus Christ. 

Tabakah III. The Ashkanian dynasty (on fol. 58 11 ), 
i. e. Arsacides from Ashk ibn Darab to Ardawan ; the 
kings of Rum and Syria (on fol. 59*) ; the seven sleepers 
(on fol. 59 b ); Jonah, Samson, St. George. 

Tabakah IV. The Sasanian dynasty (on fol. 63'') 
from Ardashir ibn Babak to Yazdajird. 

Second Section (^,j *-~i). From Muhammad to 
Almusta'sim-billah, the last of the Abbaside Khalifs (on 
fol. 72"), divided into eight Tabakat. 

Tabakah I. The genealogy of Muhammad, his life and 
death. In this chapter are enumerated all the fore- 
fathersof Muhammad from Adam, Noah, Abraham (seethe 
story of Nimrud on ff. 76^770, Isma'il and the Ka'ba's 
erection on fol. 78°, line 15) to Abd Manaf, Hashim, 

Abd-almuttalib, and Abdallah (on fol. 82 b ). Then 
follow some larger discussions on sill Usy*j*, ^Lj i 
X+=.yA\, and analogous matters, a short analysis of the 
tribes of Arabia {^jS- J^Lii), and a detailed description 
of Muhammad's birth, life, actions, death, etc. 

Tabakah II. The first three or orthodox Khalifs (on 
fol. 142 s ). 

Tabakah III. The legitimate Imams from Ali to 
Muhammad al Mahdi (on fol. 190b). 

Tabakah IV. The usurpation by the Umayyade 
Khalifs (on fol. 229*). These are not called «Uli., 
but only i^uLc. 

Tabakah V. The Abbaside Khalifs (on fol. 238b). 

Tabakah VI. The most celebrated companions and 
partisans of Muhammad, and some'Ulamas of the Islam 
(on fol. 259 s ). 

Tabakah Vll is wanting, and in its stead are given 
four pages and a half of verses on the subject of , • -, 
,X->l-Lc, \ a .1^9, etc. (on fol. 270*). 

Tabakah VIII. Useful rules and sentences of the 
Hukaruas in the ante- and post-Muhammadan times, 
and other precepts (on fol. 272a). 

Third Section (.^--u *— J). The minor dynasties in 
Khurasan, Iran, and Turan, contemporary with and 
posterior to the Abbaside Khalifs (on fol. 27 6 a ), divided 
into twelve Tabakat. 

Tabakah I. The Tahirides (on fol. 276a). 

Tabakah II. The'Saffarides (on fol. 278a). 

Tabakah III. The Samanides (on fol. 282b). 

Tabakah IV. The Ghaznawides (on fol. 285b). 

Tabakah V. The Dailamis (on fol. 289a). 

Tabakah VI. The Saljukides (on fol. 294b). 

Tabakah VII (number wanting here and also in 
Tabakah VIII and X). The Ghurides (on fol. 310b). 

Tabakah VIII. The kings of Nimruz or Sistan (on 
fol.' 3 1 5b). 

Tabakah IX (-4J to be read instead of .^a-i). The 
Isma'ilis, etc. (on fol. 317b). 

Tabakah X. The Khwarizmshahs (on fol. 335 a ). 

Tabakah XL The Karakhitaiyyah Sultans of Kirman 
(on fol. 338 a ). 

Tabakah XII. The Turks and Moghuls (on fol. 345a), 
concluded by a full account of Timur 's life and exploits, 
down to his death, a. h. 807. 

On fol. 420b some elegies, and on fol. 42 2 a a longer 
discussion on the peculiarities of Timur as Khatimah. 

This copy was finished in the midst of the month 
Dhu-alhijjah, A. h. 843 = A. d. 1440, May. Another 
copy of this history is not mentioned anywhere. 

Ff. 424, 11. 25 ; written by two different hands in Naskbi, clear 
and distinct in beginning and end (ff. 1-7 and 340-424), careless 
and nearly Shikasta in the middle (ff. 8-339) > water spots on the 
last leaves ; size, I2| in. by 9! in. [Elliot 2.] 


Ta'rikh-i-Hafiz Abru ( } y\ laiU ,^1;). 

The first volume (Jpl J-Ls*') of the very rare and 
valuable work on universal geography and history, 
styled Zubdat-altawarikh, by Niir-aldin bin Lutf-allah 
bin Abdallah, called Hafiz Abru, who attended the 
courts of Timur and his son Shahrukh, and died at 





Zanjan a.h. 834 = a.d. 1430; see a full account of this 
excellent history in Elliot, History of India, iv. pp. 
1-5 ; Bibliogr. Index, p. 81 sq. ; H. Khalfa iii. p. 535, 
No. 6807; Catal. des MSS. et Xyll. pp. 265-267; Dora, 
Das Asiat. Museum, p. 374; G. Fliigel ii. p. 174; 
Histoire des Mongols par Raschid-eldin, publ. et trad, 
par Quatremere, torn. i. p. ciii. This ta'rikh is very 
often quoted both by Eastern and European writers, 
for instance, by Mirkhwand, Khwandamir, the author 
of the Ta'rikh-i-Alfi, by Sir W. Ouseley in his ' Travels,' 
by Hammer in his ' Geschichte der goldenen Horde,' 
etc. etc. 

Contents of this Jlrst mujallad : 

A detailed index on fol. i b . 

Preface («j| Voila. ^J,li L»-L..o) on fol. 6 b , beginning : 
ii 1 e \ 1 1 m . 1 1 1 ^ — <^ 1 1 .. 1 1 



diLil kUL £\ 

b ty 

U . JL3 

^ w 

V ..■■»■ 

There is given as date a.h. 817, see the following 

note on fol. 8 b : 

.-<—-£■ x ■*. J*! 

jJ+~ j> 



iLil jjUil ajL»jUj. ; comp. the note in Elliot, History 
of India, iv. p. 1 . 

A map of the world on ff. o, b and io a . 

Beginning of the first mujallad on fol. io b : j,,^ 
j\ ^jZSjX^.\ ej^i-s si Jj-o \, i^jUi JJm-J lsLlj. jLs.-^. 

Praise of God on fol. 1 2 a . 

Praise of Sultan Shahrukh Bahadur on fol. 1 3b. 
Motive of this work's composition on fol. 14''. 
This part must have been written a. h. 820, for the 
author says on fol. I5 a : x-^x-i-a 13/*** ir>J^ si~L^_j-> ,JI 



Treatises on chronology (jol^i ii / i.->J^ i—i^jo ,J 
Ii JlC e:..5..,5.3^j /£ij^ c>' '■—■ 'Ij) on fol. 15b. 


As authorities for i/te geographical parts of his ta'rikh 
Hafiz Abru enumerates on fol. 8 a the following works : 

Kitab-i-Masalik wa Mamalik (read almamalik), by 
Abd-allak bin Muhammad Khurdad (comp. H. Khalfa 
v. p. 511, No. 11873, and Ouseley 229). 

Suwar-alakalim, by Muhammad bin Yahya, written 
in India (sic ! comp. Ouseley 229 and Rieu i. p. 418). 

Jahannania, by Muhammad bin Najib of Mukran, see 
Ouseley 229. 

Safarnama, by Nasir Khusrau, and Kaniin-albuldan. 
Besides, the author communicates to us the results of 
all he saw and experienced himself during his travels 
through many parts of Asia. 

A full table of contents of the three standard works 
on the basis of which Hafiz Abi - u composed the historical 
parts of his ta'rikh, on ff. i5 a and 20 b , viz. 

1. Muhammad bin Jarir Altabari's Chronicon, which 
goes down, as Hafiz Abru states, to the 17 th of the 
Abbaside Khalifs, Muktafi-billah, a.h. 295. 

2. Jarni'-altawarikh-i-Bashidi, completed a.h. 705, 
in the beginning of Uljaitu Sultan's reign (comp. No. 23 
of this Catalogue, where the proper date of composition 
is given, viz. 710); and for the modern time, especially 
for Timur's reign : 

3. Ali Yazdi's Zafarnama. 

This last work having been composed A. h. 824-828, 
and Hafiz Abru having written some parts of his 
ta'rikh according to the above statements already 

A. h. 817 and 820, he must have been engaged in 
this work's elaboration eleven or twelve years at least. 

Description of the seven climates of the world ( ii 
JU Jlya.1 on fol. 27 a ; cJ j (r -. j &j \j JLc ~y e^—S^ii 
on fol. 28 a ; n.*^-, ~^^ c '■■ ii on fol. 28b). 

The seas, large und small ones (1^-.^ « 4^-)> ^ e o- 
with the k-_s-° i_)l on fol. 29b, last line. 

The rivers (jLpl) on fol. 41 s . 

The mountains (JW=-) on fol. 51 s . 

The countries, beg. on fol. 57b. This chapter is 
introduced by a short account of the different dynasties 
of Amirs, who ruled over Khurdsdn, viz. the Sama- 
nides, the Ghaznawides, the Saljukides, the Ghurides, 
and the Khwarizmshahs. 

Arabia on fol. 6o a ; Maghrib (viz. Egypt, Spain, etc.) 
on fol. 72b; Syria on fol. 88 a ; the coasts of the Greek 
sea Lj. ►s. J -) on fol. 105 s ; Armenia and Frankistan on 
fol. io6 a ; 'Irak on fol. 113b; KMzistan on fol. 129"; 
Fars on fol. 131 11 . The different rulers and Sultans of 
Fars on fol. I48 a , from the Dailamis down to the 
author's own time (see, for instance, the Salgharides 
on fol. i50 a ; the reigns of the Amirs of Farsistan 
on fol. 153 11 ; the Muzaffarides, especially Shah Shuja, 
on fol. 164b); Kirman on fol. 2 1 6 a . The rulers of Kir- 
man on fol. 2 1 8 b (for instance, the Kadard branch of 
the Saljukides on fol. 219b; the Karakhitaiyyah Sultans 
on fol. 229''; the Muzaffarides on fol. 246b). 

This first mujallad concludes with a history of the 
events which occurred in Kirman after Timur's death : 
J ""' (""!} U^r j* ^y]/ 5 i_~a.L> i^jlij JjtJ si Jl_j-a.l ,j. 

Many geographical tables ; several are forgotten, and 
consequently the pages left blank, for instance, ff. 64b, 
io8 a , 114b, 128b, 131a I33 b 2i7 b ,and 2i8 a . 

This copy was finished a. h. io44 = a. d. 1634. 

Ff. 276, 11. 20; Nasta'lik ; two illuminated frontispieces on 
ff. 6 b and io b ; size, 11 in. by 6.} in. [Elliot 357.] 


Bahjat-altawarikh (±>Jyl\ o^?). 

The grace of the chronicles, a work on general history 
by Shukr-allah bin Shihab-aldin Ahmad bin Zain-aldin 
Zaki (see fol. 7 a , 11. 1 and 2), who began its composition 
in the month Muharram of a. h. 861 (the 385th year 
of the Jalali era, founded by Malikshah bin Alp Arslan, 
and the 160th year of the Khani era, instituted by 
Sultan Mahmud Ghazankhan = a. d. 1456, December), 
during the reign of the'Uthman-Sultau Muhammad II 
bin Muriid bin Muhammad (the well-known conqueror 
of Constantinople) ; see fol. 7 a , II. 4 and 5 ; title and 
date of the work are found on fol. 9b, 11. 8-10; comp. 
also G. Fliigel ii. p. 64, and H. Khalfa ii. 73'. This 
history consists of thirteen chapters, and contains a 
detailed index on fol. i a . It opens with the first fasl of 
the first bab, so that there is missing only the heading 
of the first bab itself, and closes with two recommenda- 
tions of this work in verse, by Maulana, Khidrbeg 
Calabi and Maulana Muhyi-aldin Muhammad alkhus- 
rawi, and with a short discussion on riwayat. 

Introduction on fol. 6 b , beginning: »-~ )\ &JJI _^j 

£ ,U,1 p 'JU JT^ 15JJ1 Jj j^JJ _ r ^j|. " 




There is given a list of the authorities, on which this 
work is founded, on fol 8b : 


'ljUaJ» ji 

uli. ^*-J*> ~--Ay>i 




'^JUill J^J ^hS" 
Jl eULAl M hfj eUUIl mUS' 

Chapter I on fol. io b . Cosmography (creation of the 
world, etc.), geography, and ethnology. 

Chapter II on fol. 46*. The prophets before Muham- 

Chapter III on fol. 58*. Muhammad's genealogy. 

Chapter IV on fol. 67 a . Muhammad's birth, life, 
exploits, etc. 

Chapter V on fol. 82 a . Muhammad's wives, children, 
and other relations. 

Chapter VI on fol. 92b. The ten principal friends 
and associates of Muhammad, beginning with Abu 
Bakr, 'Umar, 'Uthman, and 'All. 

Chapter VII on fol. 103b. The other friends and 
companions of Muhammad. 

Chapter VIII on fol. 114b. The twelve Imams. 

Chapter IX on fol. I23 b . The famous Sheikhs. 

Chapter X on fol. 146b. The ancient philosophers. 

Chapter XI on fol. 149*. The ancient kings of Persia 
before the Islam, from Gayumarth to Yazdajird. 

Chapter XII on fol. i83 a . The Umayyade and 'Abba- 
side Khalifs, with a short account of the Saljukides on 
ff. 2i3 a -2i4 a (in the heading of this chapter there is 
written by mistake *j»^jL> i_>1> instead of _».jjl..i vU)- 

Chapter XIII on fol. 2 20 b . The 'Uthman-Sultans, 
in a very short and abridged manner. 
No date. 

Ff. 221, 11. 17; very legible Shikasta ; several pages supplied 
later ; size, 7 in. by 4* in. [Marsh. 628.] 


Safwat-alakhbar (,Li.i>l iy\J). 

A general history from Adam down to the death of 
the of Kalbarga Muhammad bin Huma- 

yunshah, which took place the 1 ith of Dhii-alka'dah, 
a.h. 887=A.D. 1482, Dec. 22, translated for the greater 
part from an Arabic work, entitled ±>Jjd\ sJoj, and 
enlarged by extracts from other sources by Muhammad 
bin Husain Lutf-allah, who being employed at the 
court of Mahniiidshah albahmani (a. h. 887-924) began 
this work a.h. 902 = a.d. 1496 (see fol. 4 a , 1. 5), and 
dedicated it to his sovereign. It is divided into the 
following four kisms and a khatimah: 


.131 jhX\3 j.m^jj jl iT'L-jil Jl 

iiy ~«j on fol. 6 a . 

'j- 3 - 1 uW>. j* 

on fol. 7b, last line (in four tabakat). 

j' ^L=*°'j LSUii- _j sUj oJL. ,j ^yLz.yi y ^y^" „_ji 
on fol. 19b (in an introduction and six fasls). 

jjjjj j.jL.1 ^jU; y £ uUliob jfi y ^1^=. ^ 

iJ[r'- [ o' i^i w * ■"! /(•^-' jy" a 1 ■ • ■^. • ■'* « '"I /e)^-^"' tfi)}y* 
S"°~° Jl ^yX*) on fol. 43b (in twelve fasls). 
L? U-4-> ^^-^^L^yiy s^JfUa. on fol. 65b; 
(An extract from the same author's larger work 

Beginning : ^lii uy> . jTi^Lk! Jlj. i^^UJ, 

, C . 

Ijl— j/s y. 



<jy. j &>j j$S iyf 

Ff. 1-71, 11. n-18; Nasta'ltk; the first pages supplied by a 
more modern hand ; size, 9 in. by 4J in. [Fraser 114.] 


Raudat-alsafa (li*JI i-^tn). 

Complete copy of Mirkhwand's (better known as 

* 3J 

Mirkhond) famous history, called 





The author, Muhammad b. Khawand Shah b. Mahmud, 
was born a.h. 837=a.d. 1433, and died a.h. 903 = 
a. d. 1497. He wrote at the request of Mir'Ali Shir, the 
Wazir of Sultan Husain,who ruled over Persia a.h. 8 7 3— 
9ii=A.D. 1468-1505. See Malcolm, History of 
Persia, i. p. 489. For particulars about Mirkhond, his 
work and Mir 'All, we refer to Elliot, Bibliogr. Index, 
]>]>. 85 and 114; History of India, iv. p. 127 sq.; 
W. Morley, p. 30 sq. ; and Rieu i. p. 87 sq., etc. etc. 

Vols. VII and VIII in their present form are com- 
positions of the author's grandson Khwandamir, though 
parts of them may already have been written by Mir- 
khond himself. 

Contents : 

Vol. I. History from the creation till the last of the 
Sasanian kings, Yazdajird. Beginning : e^yii 




-ill o 

\SL» .Jlc 'L-il J>.li-o Lsr- > 

I ^Js^Lu JLo. 

Vol. II. History of Muhammad, Abu Bakr, 'Umar, 

'Uthman, and 'All. 


a u£» -,1 

y lst+* 

Beginning : 

:A>ljt-»» 8-Cj 

uybl^ S-^-K"" ^J-^S- 





Vol. III. The Imams and Klialifs to the last of the 
Abbaside Khalifs Almusta'sim, A. h. 656 = a. d. 1258. 
Beginning : <^bl jl ( JlcI *jU ^Is*-*-* tS tS^j J-* 3 " 
Jl j^Ljl cJ \ tli. 

Vol. IV. Minor d} r nasties contemporary with and 
succeeding the 'Abbasides till the time of Tiniur. 
Beginning : c, *\p t»Lo j , iJM^ ii>jLt-> Lx"** o—^i 

Vol. V. Cingizkhan and his successors. Beginning : 
Jl (_jioL»J« .IjJLo (*-^J) r^-J°^— v^*J i_*jL^-« i-rrW?- 5 i_r^y ■ 
Vol. VI. Tiniur and his successors till the death of 
Sultan Abu Sa'id, a.h. 873=A.d. 1468. Beginning: 




&jy } 


Vol. VII. The special history of Sultan Husain. 
Beginning: e.. ... vllT. J~»^ ^j'j e^oU— Jj-" 

Vol. VIII. The geographical appendix. Beginning: 

ajLo dJu. ,kjLl^ <) ;ul.u ,.iLo ,j U_aJ\ i*»«, ^j,Lj i_»j'Li. 


Jl e*—^l ^,jj eUv Lu.LxJ s-^Tj. 

ClW 1 . ) J ^ ° ■"N <*-»); S=il^ 

No. 334 is dated on fol. 456 s1 a.h. io24 = a.d. 1615. 
This applies also to No. 332. Both volumes have 
stamps on the first pages, one giving the name Fakhr- 
aldin, and the date a. h. 1 1 1 2 ; but three other stamps, 
containing the name 'Alamgir Shah, with another (the 
librarian's ?) name under it, the dates a.h. 107 1 and the 
number 33. Accordingly these two volumes belonged 
to the library of the emperor Aurangzib. 

No. 333 was copied by Shaikh Tnayat, the son of 
Kadi Murtada, a.h. 1066, Ramadan I5 = A.D. 1656, in 
India. The colophon on fol. 26i b is this: J rtj-^ 
ij\j^ ,i i.n &-i— d>Wll (jLs-0,^-1. I0 i*-*'*/^ *^;^' 
oj.Ujj i^j.jLa_». j-oU>. (lacuna) \Sj~> l }Sj>\ *-£/>. i^j 

L«J i ..:.t. s-H j.j (lacuna) J ,riJ».L» i^y- *-^>- (lacuna) 

J> cu-.l sV>— ^j >_» » ... ->» c^jtij 5L0 JM=.I« JLil }~'_r a - 

The other volumes are not dated ; of these Nos. 331 
and 335 may be as old as the dated ones. The most 
modern and least carefully copied volumes are Nos. 
336 and 337. All the volumes are bound in splendid 
eastern binding. The entire work was lithographed at 
Bombay, 1848, see Triibner's Record, No. 22, p. 390. 

331. Vol. I, if. 46S, II. 21; Nasta'lik ; the single leaves are 
put into a margin of more modern paper ; size, 1 2 in. by 6| in. 

332. Vol. II, ff. 369, 11. 21 ; IN'asta'lik; size, I2| in. by 7 in. ; 
this volume and vols. IV and V (bound together) seem to be 
written by the same hand ; the last two folios are added by a 
more modern hand. 

333. Vol. Ill, ff. 261, 11. 21; Nasta'lik. 

334 contains vol. IV on ff. 1-248, vol.V on ff. 249-456; paper, 
handwriting and size the same as vol. II. 

335. Vol. VI, ff. 283, 11. 31 ; small, clear Naskht ; size, 12 \ in. 
by 7 in. 

336. Vol. VII, ff. 170, 11. 21; Nasta'lik; size the same as 
vol. II. 

337- Vol. VIII, ff. 68 ; of the same handwriting and size as 
vol. VII. [Ousbley 331-337-] 


The first three volumes of the same work. 

First volume on fol. i b of No. 126; second volume 
on fol. i b of No. 127; third volume on fol. 258° of 
No. 127. 

There is given as date only the 4th of Shawwa.1 at 
the end of the first, and the (first) Wednesday in the 
month Dhu-alhijjah at the end of the third volume, but 
no year. 

No. I26,ff. 211 ; No. 127, ff. 404, 11. 17; Nastallk ; illuminated 
frontispiece at the beginning of each volume ; size, l6£ in. by 9^- 
9! in. [Fraser 126, 127.] 


The first and second volume of the same. 

An excellent copy, the first volume of which is dated 
a.h. 1 035 = A. d. 1625. To every volume a detailed 
table of contents is prefixed on the fly-leaves. 

Vol. I, ff. 374; Vol. II, ff. 402, 11. 23; clear and distinct 
Nasta'lik, written by the same hand on paper of different 
colours ; illuminated frontispiece at the beginning of either 
volume ; size, 1 1 in. by 4 | in. [Elliot 298, 299 (G. O.)] 


The same first and second volume. 

First volume on fol. i D , second volume on fol. 206''. 
The first is dated the 14th Sha'ban, a.h. io37 = a.d. 
1628, April 19, by Muhammad bin Mullil Hafiz ; the 
second, the middle of Muharram, 1039 = a. D. 1629, 
beginning of September, by the same. 

No. 49, ff. 1-201 ; No. 50, ff. 202-467, 11. 25 ; Nasta'lik ; large 
water spots ; size, 14! in. by 9! in. [Ocseley Add. 49, 50.] 


Another copy of theirs* volume. 
Dated the 25th of Dlm-alka'dah, a.h. ioi8=a.d. 
1610, February 19. Fol. 25° is left blank. 

Ff. 200, 11. 30 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 14 in. by 9 in. 

[Marsh. 441.] 


The same^zrsi volume. 

This copy was finished by Hasan Rida bin Muhammad 
'All Zushki, in Ramadan, a.h. 1065=: a.D. 1655, July. 

Colophon on fol. 205 11 : i_jt^5JI Yxa ^ fV*" &&\ J-S 

d,Lil u Li-«, j^ k-JJ ^ i_)U»JI dii.1 jJJI jjjjo 

pjli. sjl^c^ia-lj Jjl (jii. Jsl Jo ( JLc isjji.L^II SrS^' 

*ULJt *UA- j r Ux*J1 -LJiJIj ^bUJl jjU J^ll £j,j 
^lail J4J^. (!) (jfJj,^-. IjoJj]; j~°\ r ^JI *jLuJ! j 

Ff. 205, 11. 25 j regular Nasta'lik ; size, 14^ in. by 8} in. 

[Odselei 338.] 


The same^rs^ volume. 

Good, but modern copy, finished the 14th of Rabi'- 







althani, a.h. I205=a.d. 1790, Dec. 21, at Calcutta, for 

u ■ ■ •■ ~- _J, ._• (Sir William Jumpers 1), who is honoured 
by the following titles : ^c •■ j.:».U 

*lj * ... . -gj l dJ.JJl v iJ^j fi ^ y? 

v*ji^I yt . is-ol2l Jj-^»5 5-»Ujj .JlxJI 3 J^ ail J-al «JJI Ai.. 

« illjajl « JLa,.n : II _>Lj1, i_*-oLi .VitII (j—o Jl « i*^ 1 * 

V /JI. 

Ff. 230, 11. 25 ; clear and distinct Nasta'lik ; large illuminated 
frontispiece; splendid eastern binding in gold; size, 13! in. by 
8| in. [Ouseley Add. 48.] 


The same first volume. 

Copy without date, transcribed by <jj\j^Z, ^Uj*. 

The Arabic paging is wrong from the beginning down 

to fol. 192. 

Ff. 340, 11. 23; Nasta'lik; illuminated frontispiece; many 
leaves are mounted ; size, iOj in. by 6| in. [Elliot 302.] 


The same first volume. 

No date. Some parts seem to have been supplied 
afterwards. The Arabic paging is wrong from fol. 56 till 
the end. Prefixed on the fly-leaves is i_5^L-l . __*. .Si 

j^U -*» ^j/b" J5I aLj. jl j1 ( beginning J[j ^ ^ 

Ff. 438,11. 17; Nasta'lik; no ornaments; size, io|in. by 7 in. 

[Elliot 303.] 


Another copy of the second volume. 

Dated the 22nd of Rabi'-alawwal, A.ll. io6l=A.D. 

1 65 1, 15th of March. 

Ff. 280, 11. 26 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 15! in. by of in. 

[Marsh. 442.] 


The same second volume. 

This copy was finished the 19th of Ramadan, 
a.h. io63=a.d. 1653, August 13, by Muhammad 
Husain ibn Mulla Salar, and is collated throughout. 

Ff. 3^8, 11. 23 ; very careless Nasta'lik ; size, iof in. by 5! in. 

[Elliot 304.] 


The third, fourth, and fifth volume of the same. 

Good old copy, finished the 13th of Rabi'-althani, 
a.h. 978=a.d. 1570, 1 4th of September. 

Third volume on fol. i b , fourth volume on fol. 18 i b , 
fifth volume on fol. 37 5 b . Fol. 180 is left blank. 

Ff. 595, 11- 26-27; Nasta'lik, written by different hands; 
illuminated frontispiece at the beginning of each volume; 
splendid eastern binding; size, 13J in. by 9 in. 

[Marsh. 443.] 


Another copy of the third volume. 

Good old copy, finished the 22nd of Dhu-alka'dah, 

a.h. 99i=a.d. 1583, December 7. Complete index 
on the fly-leaves. 

Ff. 170, 11. 23-24 ; Naskhl ; illuminated frontispiece ; the first 
two pages luxuriously adorned in gold, red, blue, and other 
colours ; size, ioiin. by 65 in. [Ouseley Add. 52.] 


The same third volume. 

Copied in the middle of the month Dhu-alhijjah, 
a.h. ioi5 = a. d. 1607, April (i_a.ll j s_i_c (j-^J*). 
After fol. 88 a lacuna (a comparison with Ouseley 333 
shows that two or three chapters are missing). 

Ff. 232, 11. 25 ; careless Nasta'lik ; many pages injured, both 
at the beginning and end ; size, n| in. by 6§ in. 

[Elliot 306.] 


The same third volume. 
No date. 

Ff. 109, 11. 31 ; Nasta'lik ; many pages greatly damaged, 
especially at the corners; size, 16^ in. by 9J in. 

[Fraser 129.] 


The same third volume. 
No date. 

Ff. 174, 11. 26-27; Nasta'lik; illuminated frontispiece; size, 
1 2^ in. by 7f in. [Ouseley Add. 51.] 


Another copy of the fourth volume. 

Copied at Baghdad, and finished the first of Rabi'- 
alawwal, a.h. 989=a.d. 1581, April 5th, by Kutb of 
Kirman. A complete index of this volume on the fly- 

Ff. 184, 11. 29; Nasta'lik; illuminated frontispiece; splendid 
gilt binding ; size, 13^ in. by 8| in. [Ouseley Add. 53.] 


The same fourth volume. 

Finished the nth of Rabi'-alakhar, a.h. 1005 = 
A.d. 1596, December 2, at Lahur, by 'Abd-alrahman 
bin Maulana, Muhammadkhan. Fol. 260 a little in- 

Ff. 261, 11. 23 ; Nasta'lik ; size, I2f in. by 7| in. 

[Fraser 128.] 


The same fourth volume. 

Dated from the beginning of the month Rabi'- alakhar, 
a.h. 1 090= a.d. 1679, May, by Ya'kub bin Dalw. One 
seal at the end of the MS. shows the date 1059, but 
according to another one on the same page it appears to 
be a mistake for 1095. The Arabic paging is wrong 
from fol. 187 to the end. 

Ff. 391, 11. 17-20 ; Nasta'lik, written by different hands ; illu- 
minated frontispiece ; collated throughout ; some corners on the 
first pages injured ; size, iof in. by 6 in. [Elliot 309 (G. O.)] 


The same fourth volume. 

Dated from the month Rabi'- althani, a.h. 1116 or 



mi (1) = a.d. 1704 or 1699(1), by Muhammad Yusuf 
Katib. Ff. 134-139 are misplaced, the proper order 
being this: 134, 136, 135, 138, 137, 139, 140. alld 
so on. 

Ff. 350, 11. 20-22 ; Nasta'lik, written by different hands on 
different paper; size, 12^ in. by 5I in. [Elliot 307-] 


The sanie/owW/i volume. 

A good old copy, but not dated. 

Ff. 450, 11. 19 ; Nasta'lik ; size, io£ in. by 6J in. 

[Elliot 305.] 


The same fourth volume. 

Not dated copy, collated throughout. 

Ff. 196, 11. 27; small Nasta'lik ; illuminated frontispiece ; size, 
9fin. by 6 in. [Elliot 308.] 


Another copy of the fifth volume. 

This copy is quite like Ouseley Add. 52, and seems 
to have been written by the same hand. It was finished 
the 23rd of Muharram, a.h. 989 = A.D. 1581, February 

Ff. 202, 11. 28; Naskhl; illuminated frontispiece; the first 
two pages luxuriously adorned; size, 13! in. by 8|- in. 

[Ouseley Add. 54.] 


Another copy of the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth 

The fifth volume is dated the 23rd of Muharram, 
A.H. I032=A.D. 1622, Nov. 27, at Ahmadabad. For 
the eighth volume, or the geographical appendix, we refer 
to B. de Meynard, Journal Asiatique, torn. xvi. p. 464, 
and to J. Aumer, p. 65. The beginning of this last 
volume agrees with that in Ouseley 337, see above. 

Vol. V, ff. 1 25 ; vol. VI, ff. 192 ; vol. VII, ff. 70 ; vol.VIII, ff. 38, 
11. 29-30 ; Nasta'lik ; illuminated frontispiece at the beginning 
of each volume; size, 15 in. by 8f in. [Elliot 310 (G. 0.)] 


Another copy of the sixth and eighth volume. 
The sixth volume begins on fol. i b ; the eighth on 
fol. 395 b , J\ xl\x>ji «^ili.. 

The seventh volume, containing Sultan Husain's 
history, is missing between them. No date. 

Ff. 440, 11. 22-23; Nasta'lik, written by different hands; two 
illuminated frontispieces on ff. i b and 395 b , the first two pages 
of either volume splendidly ornamented ; size, 10^ in. by 6 in. 

[Maksh. 444.] 


Another copy of the sixth volume. 

Dated the first of Rabi'- althani, a.h. 919 = a. d. 
1513, June 6 (perhaps a mistake for 99i=A.D. 
1583, April 24, because this MS. seems to have 
been copied by the same hand as Ouseley Add. 52 and 


An index of this 

54), by Mas'ud Tmad-aldin Jahrani. 
volume is lying loosely in this MS. 

Ff. 321, 11. 28 ; Naskhi ; illuminated frontispiece ; the first two 
pao-es splendidly adorned ; size, 13! in. by 8$ in. 

[Qoseley Add. 55.] 


The same sixth volume. 

This copy is not dated ; in some places it is damaged 
by the worms. It seems to be collated throughout. 
On the last page there is a seal, which seems to contain 
the name Muhammad Salimkhan, and the date 1 1 1 2 (1). 

Ff. 388, 11. 21 ; Nasta'lik ; size, u 


r in. by 7 in. 

[Ouseley 301.] 

Another copy of the seventh volume. 

An index on ff. i b -4 a ; beginning of the volume itself 

on fol. 5 b . Dated the 4th of Shawwal, A.H. I229 = A.D. 

18 1 4, September 19. 

Ff. 101, 11. 25 ; very clear and distinct Nasta'lik ; size, 12^ in. 
by 7,1 in. [Ouseley Add. 22.] 


The same seventh volume. 

Occasional notes in English on the margin. No 


Ff. 139, 11. 25 ; Nasta'lik ; size, lii in. by 6f in. 

[Elliot 311.] 


Part of the same seventh volume. 

This fragment of the seventh volume corresponds to 
Ouseley 366, fol. 4 a , till fol. 148b, 1. 2. Not dated; 
almost all the diacritical points are omitted. 

Ff. 23-82, II. 28; small, careless Nasta'lik; size, 11 in. by 
6i in. [Ouseley 303.] 


Another copy of the eighth volume. 

The eighth volume (not the seventh, as is stated on 


ijL*J.J 8 » )u>. 

fol. i b ). Beginning : Jl ju'Lu. *j 

Finished the 4th of Rabi'- althani, a.h. 1072 = 
a.d. 1661, Nov. 27. 

Ff. 167, 11. 14; Nasta'lik ; size, 7| in. by 3J in. 

[Fbaser 130.] 


The same eighth volume. 

Beginning : xiL> eLL. juLo ,*j1.x> ^Lj ,j is_»jU» 

At the end on ff. 94a and 95 b follows a note in the 
same handwriting, imperfect at the end, beginning : 
^1 Cjjb j.biis.1 o:U- j J_»i1 v—i^ tS illl . ili \ . 11 
"1 £*-*. 


Dated by x^s' cij.y ^j jJU^° Jj, A.h. 1073, the 
nth Muharram = a.d. 1662, Aug. 26. The real title 
on ff. i a , i b , and on fol. 94a was rubbed out by a 
swindling bookseller, who wrote instead ^l-xlJI i^oLs^, 




t J 

apparently in order to sell it as Kazwini's famous book 
of this title. 

Ff. 94, 11. 23 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 9 in. by 4! in. [Ouselet 38.] 


The same eighth volume. 

Very good copy, written by the same hand as 
Ouseley Add. 22, beginning: U-aJI i-«j. ±>A3 t*ili> 

'I iukM « xiLo eLb> «JL_a , ajIjj ^I—j ,j- 

Ff. 1— 4 b contain a complete index of this geographical 

appendix, or conclusion of the whole work. 

Ff. 45, 0. 25 ; very distinct Nasta'lik ; size, 1 2^ in. by ~ t \ in. 

[Ouseley Add. 5.] 


Short extracts from the Raudat-alsafA, beginning 
with ' ( J_*jU2J>. isLiob jjJj ^jI-jsH' eub}b» c*i-« Sit 
oi 1 dbjjj L^b-sb' oJLj J-^J ^Ir* p-4-° oy? } 

No date. 

Ff. 14, 11. 11 ; NastaTik ; size, 8 in. by 6.J in. [Bodl. 517.] 


The first volume of Khwandamir's Habtb-alsiyar 

Concerning the author Ghiyath-aldin bin Humam- 
aldin Khwandamir, who was born as Mirkhond's grand- 
son at Harat, about a.h. 88o=A.d. 1475, began this 
work a.h. 927, came to Agra in India, on the em- 
peror Babar's invitation, in A. h. 934, and died in the 
emperor Humayun's camp in Gujarat 941 =A. d. 1534, 
see W. Morley, p. 42 sq. ; J. Aumer, p. 75 sq.; Elliot, 
Bibliogr. Index, pp. 106-110 and 121-127; His- 
tory of India, iv. p. 1 54 sq. ; Kieu i. p. 98 ; G. Fliigel 
ii. 70. Edited at Taharan 1855 and at Bombay 1857. 
Like his grandfather, Khwandamir was encouraged and 
assisted in his writings by Mir 'Ali Shir. The whole 
work comprises an introduction (— 1 ~. •: i\), three volumes, 
each divided into four chapters, and a conclusion (..b^b. I). 
This copy of theirs* volume ( JJ1 jlv°), with the same 
heading as in Fliigel's, contains : 

The introduction or Iftitah on fol. i b . 

Chapter I on fol. io b (^.,1..,^ . *b_. J I S j ,j Jjl ,:.» 

L jc' *UX» Jlj^l jl ij—^" U^- i O-^i eUL—-* u^J^-) 
'JUi sill \ ,-*. r d'- " j^f^^jll). The history of the pro- 
phets and philosophers before the dawn of Islamism. 
Chapter II on fol. 105b (, ^p djb° $'$ %s ^j^ «;» 

i^L^i jjL^i -jMj JLc isUb-* ,^ aX- j 5-11 5 a-^-bi »-UI 
b-il sj«j The history of the kings of Arabia 
and Persia before Muhammad. 


Chapter III on fol. i68 a ( — — y 
of Muhammad's life. 

►). An account 


Chapter IV on fol. 263a (J^ ^bj Ji ^ l^ ^ 

'cJ ' "* ^ f t :c »JJ' ul>-i» cH-^l) 'Uli. e*i^J»). His- 
tory of the first four Khalifs. 

Beginning: j ^Lc <b_Jl ^bj ^ jLi.1 i_ajLkJ 

Good, but rather incomplete copy ; there is wanting 
at the end a small portion, which may be supplied by 
the following copy. 

No date. 

Ff. 340, 11. 23; Nasta'lik, quite without ornaments; occa- 
sionally short notes on the margin ; size, I2g in. by 7 in. 

[Elliot 142.] 


Another copy of the same first volume. 

This copy of the first volume is complete at the 
end ; the portion missing in the preceding MS. begins 
here on fol. 532", I.5 : o^^b> L iujU-o o-fcjs^l *}„* ^y, 
jJjX and goes down to fol. 540 b , where the first 
volume of the Habib-alsiyar closes. But the first pages 
of this MS. and also fol. 276 are very severely injured. 
Besides there is a lacuna in the Iftitah. 

The right order of the first twelve leaves (which are 
partly misplaced) is this : 1-6, 10, 11, 7-9, 12. 

After fol. 6 a lacuna; fol. 6 b , 1. 14, corresponds to 
the preceding copy, fol. 6 a , last line but one, and fol. io a , 
1. 1, to fol. 7 b , last line but one (the intermediate 
portion is missing here). 

Chapter I on fol. 9 a ; chapter II on fol. 1 69° ; 
chapter III on fol. 2i7 a ; chapter IV on fol. 388 a . 

Fol. 541 is left blank, and on ff. 542, 543 is found a 
short fragment, incomplete both at the beginning and 
end, on religious matters, traditions, etc. 

The initial words of it run thus : s-JlC ^ ... . c *lcx> 

5JJJ SJ^jLj-a. 


No date. 

Ff. 543, 11. 17; very careless and irregular Nasta'lik, written 
by at least two different hands; size, \l\ in. by 6k in. 

[Ouseley Add. 163.] 


The second volume of the same work. ^ 
This copy of the second volume (^yb jJL=-°) contains : 
Chapter I on fol. i b (^bU. j ^-Jb_. J>i ji Jjl j^a- 
', ^ill , LJ i»^ c^jlII* b, ^-lc sJJI r ^U j^s- UJl iZ\). 

) i_r*-»~* ' 

An account of the twelve Imams. 

Chapter II on fol. 65b (^1 ^bj Jl ; J ^ ^ 

tl*\ jl> \jd.l kLi). History of the Khalifs of the 

Banu Umayyah. 

Chapter III on fol. i2i b (^bJ -i^4-»j j* ^yr" j/» 
r^e -j xjb. ^jbj). History of the Khalifs of the 

Banu 'Abbas. 

Chapter IV on fol. 200 b (uyilb. J>1 ^ ^.1^ ^ 
ibtl j j uW-,1^ ^.bo. 6 cr Jo^b>, ^LiJ, jl LS «i^> 


*}b-xJ ei)bl, , Xi\ 

'J i 

ib I Sbajl ^jb^i ibjO ubjJ>. 

'Jul s-^ibil A ^ba-.! ^bkJl ji J^La^— 1 j). History 





of the dynasties contemporary with the 'Abbasides 
(from the Tahirides to the kings of Khwarizm ; see a 
detailed index of this chapter's contents, W. Morley, 
pp. 44-46, and a shorter one, J. Aumer, p. 78).^ 

Beginning : Jju> ^1— J ^f^: : : ^ J^>- <J^ ^ J "*-^ 
j^JU Jill JL. llH- I3jU ^ ^iH J ^*->. j ^ 

Jl ^ J* y 

No date. 

Ff. 381, 11. 21 ; Nasta'lik ; good old MS. ; the original leaves 
are put into a margin of modern white paper ; illuminated fron- 
tispiece ; size, 9 £ in. by 6| in. [Elliot 143.] 


Another copy of the same second volume. 

Contents : ^. 

Chapter I on fol. i b . Beg. Ujf ^s" 411^^. 

Chapter II on fol. 8i a . Beg. like Aumer, No. 224. 

Chapter III on fol. 145*. Beg. also like Aumer. 

Chapter IV on fol. 242* Beg. also like Aumer. 

Beg. of the whole volume quite like Elliot 143. 
There is given as date only the 20th of the month 
Rabi'-althani, but no year. 

Ff. 462, 11. 11 ; Nasta'Hk, no ornaments ; some of the first and 
last leaves are put into another margin ; good old MS. ; occa- 
sionally various readings and short notes on the margin ; size, 
11 J in. by6|in. [Elliot 144.] 


A third copy of the second volume. 

Contents : 

Chapter I on fol. i b . 

Chapter II on fol. 61°. 

Chapter III on fol. 105*". 

Chapter IV on fol. 172b. 

On ff. 322, 323 there is added by another hand a 
prayer and invocation to God, beginning : JJI 1_> sill l> 
jj ^^al\ iy^ i_-~?* Ij iJJI Li- 
Dated the yaum-al'arafah a. h. io62=a. d. 1652, 
November 11. 

Ff 1 2 1, 11. 2 1 ; Kaskhl, eastern binding ; size, ioi in. by 6j in. 
3 •* [Elliot 145.] 


The first and second chapter of the third volume of 
the same work. 

Contents : , 

Chapter I on fol. i b (, ybuJy Ju\±.J>i y Jjl £=? 

History of the Khans of Turkistan (on fol. i b ), of 
Cingizkhan and his descendants in Iran and Turan (on 
ff. 8 b sq.) . 

Chapter II on fol. 1 i6 a (c^UJsjl ^^ijo^ii ji ^ jJj* 

'x>\ sJ^-y ^ ool^i ^.OJ.Lic u-lij -VJl). History 
of the dynasties contemporary with the Cingizkhanians 
from the Hamluks of Egypt to the Sarbadarians and 
Kurts. This chapter was finished, according to the colo- 

phon, in the Muharram of A. H. I026=A. D. 1617, 
Beginning : 

Ff. i-l86 b , U. 25 ; Nasta'lik ; illuminated frontispiece on fol. 1 b , 
and a small illuminated heading on fol. 1 16»; worm-eaten; various 
readings and short explanatory notes on the margin; size, 
i2| in. by 7^ in. [Elliot 146.] 


Another copy of the first chapter of the third volume. 

Copied A.H. 995 = a.d. 1587. The first hemistich 

of the initial bait runs thus : l jJsf j^J» tsUS sj i_j, l> 

Ff. 103, 11. 25; Nasta'lik; illuminated frontispiece; size, 
12} in. by 7| in. [Elliot 147.] 


The third chapter of the third volume. 

Chapter III. History of Timur and his descendants 
down to the author's time, the month Dhu-alka'dah 
a.h. 929=a.d. 1523, September. See fol. 457°, 1. 6 : 

jA> 'and down to the present day, 

j y o^j 


»> J' 

which is the month Dhu-alka'dah a. h. 929, Muhammad 
Zaman Mirza governs this realm (viz. Kabul).' 

The title of the whole on fol. 2 b : JUil enl.jLa Si ,j 

Beginning : 

There does not occur any other division but the 
headings of the single chapters, which are written in 
red ink. The last heading on ff. 454 a , 454 b : ,J XisS 
dJl . «..) ^jy o^^j jl ^jiL^-i ^U* x~*?° c^ ^ .^i ^Lj 

The greater part of the last four verses is torn off. 

Khwandamir himself describes in the preface his 
work as an abbreviation of the Zafarnama of Sharaf- 
aldin ("W. Morley, p. 94), see fol. 3 b , 1. 9 : J-waiJ ^y* j 

See on the same work fol. 3 a , 1. 10. 

The very interesting and useful notices about cele- 
brated men, judges, scholars, etc. are found as appen- 
dices to the different periods in which they lived, on 
fol. i22 b , i99 b , 224 a , 242 a , 268 b , 398 a sq. 

There are two small lacunas on ff. 270* and 2 7o b . 




jo Li 

The MS. is not dated ; it may be about 300 years old. 
On fol. i a this note : ' Brought from Murshedabad by 
Aga Mohammed Riza, 24th April, 1782/ 

Ff. 457, U. 20 ; Naskhl ; size, 1 1 in. by 6j- in. ; in several places 
the worms have destroyed the paper, but on the whole the copy 
is well preserved. [Ouseley 289.] 


Another but incomplete copy of the same third 
chapter of the third volume. 

Title and beginning the. same as in the preceding 
copy. The notice on the Zafarnama is found here on 
fol. i88 a , 11. 19-21. Many headings are forgotten. 
There is a lacuna after fol. 472. This copy goes down 
to the year 911, and breaks off in the midst of the last 
appendix on celebrated and learned men with Khwajah 
Nasr-aklin Abu Nasr; comp. Ouseley 289, fol. 42 i a , 
1. 11. There are written two baits, only one of which 
is found in Ouseley 289 : 

(•r 5 ^ uy? f* i-r 5 ' ^^ 

<-5r=" lsM^J r^ "> ^ 

Ff. i87 b -490, 11. 25 ; Nasta'Uk ; illuminated frontispiece ; worm- 
eaten throughout ; size, 1 2| in. by 7j in. • [Elliot 146.] 


The fourth chapter of the third volume. 

Chapter IV. History of the Safawi dynasty down to 
Shah Ismail's death, a.h. 93<d=a.d. 1524, with an 
account of the learned men of this period (ff. 92 b -98 b ). 
The heading is wanting here, there is only written on 
fol. i b , -^ xL. j\ pL>»- jy=- Beginning : 

Copied in the month Rabi'-alawwal, A. n. 1010 = 
A.D. 1 60 1, September. 

Ff. i-98 b , 11. 25; Naskhl; illuminated frontispiece; occa- 
sionally marginal notes ; size, 1 1 J in. by 7 in. 

[Elliot 148.] 


Another copy of the same fourth chapter of the 
third volume. 

Beginning : ^jlo j ^LiJL^i JLsl j oJy c^lk^li ; j 

:AA^C ^iUJI 

,L. L- 

Jr- J ] 

cr^W L ^^-"- 

No date. Eol. 57 must be put between ff. 52 and 53. 

Ff. 235, 11. 17 ; Nastalik ; size, 9! in. by sf in. 

[Fbaseb 148.] 


The conclusion of the third volume. 

This conclusion (. . .. \\ t-~*-H»- t*JU.) contains a geo- 
graphical appendix on various countries, cities, etc., 
and some curious notices on remarkable animals and 
other wonders of the wqrld, beginning : i^liJj. pr^-i j>. 

Countries, cities, etc., arranged alphabetically, accord- 
ing to the seven climates, on fol. 10 i b . 

Seas, rivers, springs, and wells, on fol. I2i b . 

Islands and mountains, on fol. 126*. 

Wonderful creatures, men, animals, etc., on fol. 129°. 

The whole work is concluded by the following niath- 
nawi-bait : 

k. j ^La. kjj_« e)Jl » t, _ k«— o Liwsl 


Ff. ioi b -i43 a , 11. 25 ; Naskhl; illuminated frontispiece; size, 
1 1 1 in. by 7 in. [Elliot 148.] 


Another but rather incomplete copy of the whole 
third volume of the same. 

This copy is imperfect at the beginning, but fortu- 
nately there is missing only one page. It opens with 
the words Jl ^Ui >-,■. .-^ u-jjJ JJ1 Jdo JJl ^1, agree- 
ing with Elliot 146, fol. 2 a , 1. 5. 

Some of the first pages are a little injured, all the 
rest distinct and complete. 

Chapter II on fol. I20 b . 

Chapter III on fol. 184 s (^Si^ j eJIS aLst* j\ **-»_j^ 

Jl e^L). 



Chapter IV on fol. 477° (j* *^-< ^-^^T" ;' y^? jj/» 
Jl ^U JLJl j oJy ^UiT gJJ*_/i). 

Conclusion on fol. 57 6 a , entitled : £j!j->. f* j$ (.kixi.1 
u U>a. xjIjj i_*jLs* j u^-— A 5 ^ ^l/ 1 - This and 
also the initial words uWa. /*jL> ciLJ ^ Av jl Jju. 
>Lc are wanting in Elliot 148, fol. ioi b . 

No date ; at the end of the copy there is written : 

Ff. 617, 11. 27; Nastalik, written by different hands; occa- 
sional notes and various readings on the margin ; size, 13^ in. by 
yi i n- [Elliot 312.] 


Khulasat-alakhbar { } U±W i-Mi.). 

This chronicle, by the same Khwiindamir, is an 
abridgment of the Baudat-alsafa, down to a. h. 905 = 
A. D. 1499; comp. Elliot, Bibliogr. Index, p. 106 ; 
W. Morley, p. 38; H. Khalfa iii. p. 163; Elliot, His- 
tory of India, iv. pp.' 1 41-148 ; Rieu i. p. 96. Its full 
title iSjUvill J>>1 J jL^I *-Aj». 

Beginning : ^Wj^ ^IJj LAi>^J»b ^ j ^~j £>j 

S.Ui j .lj_&^-Jlc *k;-jl ,k~i.l 

Jl l?Lo' _j •X^a.jlAiSj'l liji. 

Contents : 

Introduction about the creation, on fol. 3 s . 

Book (»JlL.) I. The prophets, on fol. 5 a . 

II. The Greek sages, on fol. 6o b . 

III. The kings of Persia, Arabia, etc., on fol. 64 b . 

IV. History of the prophet, on fol. lo8 a . 

V. The first four Khalifs and the Imams, on fol. I46 b . 

VI. The Khalifs of the house Umayyah, on fol. I77 b - 
VII The Khalifs of the house 'Abbas, on fol. 207*. 

D 2 




VIII. Minor dynasties, contemporary with, or sub- 
sequent to the Abbasides, on fol. 2 5o b . 

IX. Cingizkhan and the origin of his race, on 
fol. 353 b . 

X. History of Timur and his descendants, on 
fol. 389a. 

Conclusion. Description of Harat, and notices of 
celebrated men who lived there, on fol. 466*. 

This copy was finished the 26th of Dlm-alka'dah, 
a. h. iooi=a. d. 1593, 24th of August. 

Ff. 493, 11. 20 ; Nasta'lik ; illuminated frontispiece ; size, 12 in. 
by 8 in. [Akch. A. Seldon 39.] 


Another copy of the same, in three volumes. 

Contents : 

Introduction on fol. 4 a . Book I on fol. 6 b ; II on 
fol. 8i b ; III on fol. 87b; IV on fol. 150 s (number 
omitted) ; Von fol. 205a; VI on fol. 248 a ; VII on fol. 
285 b ; VIII on fol. 337"; IX on fol. 479 a ; X on fol. 
529"; conclusion on fol. 647k. 

No date. 

Vol. I, ff. 1-236 ; II, ff. 237-472 ; III, ff. 473-709 ; u - '5 ; 
Nasta'lik, modern handwriting ; size, 8| in. by 7 in. 

[Ouseley 163-165.] 


The same. 

Contents : 

Introduction on fol. 3 a . Book I on fol. 5 a ; II on fol. 
56 a ; III on fol. 59b; IV on fol. 98b ; Von fol. 131b; 
VI on fol. 156b; VII on fol. 180b; VIII on fol. 215"; 
IX on fol. 299*; X on fol. 327 a ; conclusion on fol. 387^ 

The right order of the leaves from fol. 36 to fol. 42 is 
as follows : 36, 40, 38, 39, 37, 41, 42 ; from fol. 311 to 
fol.316: 311,314,312, 3i3,3'5.3 l6 ; and from fol. 344 
to fol. 350 : 344, 348, 346, 347, 345, 349, 350. 

No date. 

Ff. 400, 11. 21 ; Nasta'lik ; ff. 2-5 and 400 supplied by another 
hand in Shikasta ; gold arabesques on the back of the binding ; 
many lines injured ; size, io| in. by 6 J in. [Elliot 203.] 


The same. 

Beginning of this copy : Lo^U* *^»pl c^*^*/^ ""^ r -0 - 

Introduction on fol. 330b. Book I on fol. 331b; II 
on fol. 369 s1 ; III on fol. 37 2 a ; IV on fol. 40 i a ; V on 
fol. 426b ; VI on fol. 447 a ; VII on fol. 4671; VIII on 
fol. 497b ; IX on fol. 57 i b ; X on fol. 597 a ; conclusion 
on fol. 652b. 

Not dated. 

Centre column, ff. 32o, l '-672, 11. 23 ; Nasta'lik ; illuminated 
frontispiece ; size, 14 in. by 8.} in. [Elliot 345.] 


Dastur-alwuzara (lijJl jy^^i). 

Dastur-alwuzara, or the record of the Wazirs, by the 
same Khwandamir ; comp. "W. Morley, p. 39 ; Elliot, 
History of India, iv. pp. 148-153 ; H.Khalfa iii.p. 228, 

No. 5078 ; Rieu i. p. 335 ; G. Fliigel ii. p. 369 ; see the 
name of the author and the work's title on fol. 3 a , 1. 13, 
and margin column, 1. 19. This work, which has been 
composed according to the chronogram contained in the 
title itself, a. h. 915 = A. d. 1509 (see fol. 3 a , margin 
column, 11. 24-28), during the period of the author's 
retirement from public life in the midst of the confusion 
which preceded the rising of the Safawi dynasty, con- 
tains snorter and larger notices on the most celebrated 
"Wazirs, beginning with Asaf bin Barkhiya, Sulaiman's 
Wazir (on fol. 3b), and Abuzurjmihr Hakim, in Nushir- 
wan's reign (on fol. 4b), concluding with Khwajah Majd- 
aldin Muhammad bin Khwajah Ghiyath-aldin Pir Ah- 
mad Khwafi, "Wazir of Sultan Husain (on fol. 92 11 ). 
The Wazirs are arranged according to the Khalifs or 
dynasties under which they have served, for instance, 
the Bani Uniayyah on fol. 5b; the Bani 'Abbas, fol. 6 b ; 
the Barmakides, fol. 9 b ; the Samanides, fol. 25b; the 
Dailamis, fol. 27b (see an account of Ibn Sina on fol. 
29"); the Ghaznawides, fol. 32 s1 ; the Saljukides, fol. 34b; 
the Ismailis, fol. 5i b ; the Sultans of Khwarizm, fol. 
53 a ; the Salgharides, fol. 54b; the Muzaffarides, fol. 56b; 
Cingizkhan and his descendants, fol. 59b ; Timur and 
his descendants, fol. 79 a . This work opens with a 
Rubai : 

v-y c 


after which the prose text begins : 




'V.i 5 <jj 

ljo»lj s_oU 



At the end a Mathnawt. The copy was finished the 
28th of Jumada - alawwal, A.H. 965 = A.n. 1558, 
March 18. On fol. i a two seals, one belonging to 
Shahjahan, the other dated A. h. 1049. 

Ff. 96, 11. 17, with a second column on the margin, 11. 32-33 ; 
negligent Nasta'lik, nearly Shikasta, written by different hands ; 
many corners injured ; size, io| in. by 6 in. [Elliot 125.] 


Lubb-altawarikh ( i-^WI '-■""-')• 

General chronicle tillA.H. 948:= a.d.i 541— 1542, com- 
posed by Yahya b. 'Abd-allatif Kazwini, who died a. h. 
962=a.d. 1555. See H. Khalfa v. p. 307 ; G. Fliigel ii. 
p. 71; Catalogus Codd. Or. Lugd. iii. p. 6 ; Krafft, 
p. 87; Elliot, Bibliogr. Index, pp. 129-134; History of 
India, iv. p. 293 ; Rieu i. p. 104. It was translated into 
Latin by Gaulmin and Galland, in ' Magazin fur die neue 
Historie und Geographie' of A. F. Biishing, vol. xvii, 
Halle 1783, pp. 1-180. 

It is divided into four chapters (not into three, as 
Elliot states in his Bibliogr. Index) ; theirs* containing 
the history of Muhammad and the Imams (on fol. 3b) ; 
the second on ante-Muhammadan history (on fol. 2o b ) ; 
the third on the history of the companions of Muham- 
mad, the Khalifs, the minor dynasties, etc. (on fol. 39b) ; 
the fourth on the history of the Safawi dynasty in 
Persia (on fol. 154b). 

Beginning : J^. ^^L, h^o^LjIj^ ^L-, } 

j>. a^j er^y* J 



uV 1J* 

1 jy\~* i_r*lj^- 5U1J. 

»-«j ^ ". . V) c sjLl».\ 





The history concludes on fol. r 73 b , dated A. H. 1009, 
the 23rd of Ramadan (under the reign of Akhar) = 
a.d. 1601, 28th of March. The colophon is followed by 
some historical notices from the year 1008. 

Ff. 175, 11. 17-19; irregular Nasta'lik; several pages later 
supplied, as it seems, many others a little injured ; the original 
leaves are put into a modern margin ; size, 8 in. by 4! in. 

[Elliot 347.] 


Another copy of the same. 

Chapter I on fol. 2 b (not marked) ; II on fol. 14 s ; 

III on fol. 27°; IV on fol. I09 a . No date. 

A large lacuna after fol. 104 (corresponding to 
Elliot 347, fol. I40 b , 1. 12, till fol. 149°, 1. 16), com- 
prising the last words of the fourth, and a great portion 
of the fifth bab of the third chapter. 

Ff. 125, 11. 19; irregular Nasta'lik by different hands; size, 
8 \ in. by 5| in. [Marsh. 535.] 


The same. 

Beginning the same as in the preceding copy. After 
fol. 1 there must be read fol. 3 (fol. 2 having been put 
between them by mistake, being incoherent at least with 
fol. 1). Ff. 6 and 150° are left blank. 

Chapter I on fol. 4 b ; II on fol. 29* ; III on fol. 54 b ; 

IV on fol. 169a 

This copy was finished the 7th of Rajab, A. H. 1055 = 
a.d. 1645, Aug. 29. 

Ff. 197, 11. 14 ; European handwriting ; many interlinear and 
marginal translations and notes, written in pencil ; size, S£ in. 
by 6| in. [Marsh. 41.] 


The same. , 

Beginning of this copy : ■& \j ij\xh. ,_^L— j x»^. 

From 1. 3 down to the end the text of the preface 
quite differs from that in the preceding copies. 

Chapter I on fol. 3 a ; II on fol. 20 a ; III on fol. 39 b ; 
IV on fol. 1 77 a . At the end of the last chapter there 
are some pages omitted ; it breaks off with the words 
oJ«a tj\xc\ «, corresponding to Elliot 347, fol. i72 a . 

To conclude from the paper and handwriting this 
volume seems to be copied by the same 'Abd-alrazzak, 
who copied Ouseley 51, 52, etc. 

Ff. 200, 11. 15 ; modern Nasta'lik ; size, 9 in. by 7| in. 

[Ouseley 191.] 


Another incomplete copy of the same. 

This copy goes down to a.h. 8o3=a.d. 1400, that is, 
to the middle of the fourth bab of the third chapter 
(corresponding to Ouseley 191, fol. 133'', 1- 6) ; the rest 
of the third and the whole of the fourth chapter are 

Chapter I on fol. 3 b ; II on fol. 20 a ; III on fol. 37 b . 
The right order of ff. 21-27 is this: 21, 26, 22-25, 27. 

No date. 

Ff. 113, 11. 20 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 8| in. by 4! in. 

[Marsh. 52.] 


A fragment of the same. 

This fragment of the Lubb-altawarikh contains the 
last part of the first chapter, the whole of the second, 
and part of the third. It corresponds to Ouseley 191, 
fol. i 9 b , 1. 9, till fol. 4 o b 1. 10. 

Beginning : (k_o ?) ^i-j j-i jl JjU _>Ls x+-iz" jl ■— > 

Aj_> *\-»\ li>-<i» i*^* j^ (j- 1 ^ S-J )■**>■ 

End : jA ^jL^ ,a jwi *j^-=- (.^—1 elJU-o A»J> o .1. 
aLj; vJJl Ju^c. 
Not dated. 
Ff. 1 7-41, 11. 1 7 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 8| in. by 4! in. [0.] 


Another fragment of the same. 

A small extract of the Lubb-altawarikh (jl i^Lsr^' 

ji j ^j'j u jy jy~^ t^ /*•*' «-*j>1j j* irij]y <—*^)' 

comprising the fourth bab of the third chapter, the 
history of Timilr and his descendants, agreeing with 
Ouseley 191, fol. 130 11 , last line, till fol. 156**, 1. 2. 

This copy was transcribed from a MS., dated the 10th 
of Rabi'-alawwal, A.H. io30 = a. d. 1621, February 2, 
at Lahur, and finished at Agra, the 4th of Dhu-alka'dah, 
a.h. io34=a.d. 1625, August 8. 

Ff. i-i6,ll. 14; Nasta'lik; size, 8f in. by 6 in. [Marsh. 566.] 


The same fragment. 

The same fourth bab of the third chapter, transcribed 
the 6th of Dhu-alka'dah, a.h. 1034 = 10th of August, 
a.d. 1625 (that is, only two days after the date of the 
preceding MS.), from the same original MS. (dated the 
10th of Rabi'-alawwal, a.h. 1030). 

Ff. 20, 11. 14 ; European handwriting ; size, 8 in. by 6| in. 

[Marsh. 6.] 


General history. 

A work on general history, imperfect both at the 
beginning and end ; from the original Arabic paging it 
appears that nine leaves are wanting at the beginning.^ 

Beginning : iua-aJl JJaJ ajJ ^J*^* ^jjjLo ^a iO-st^J 
Ca-jj lyl jW— j Ly-J 1 ■*■*->. j ^aL^S jl L_JJaA \j UJ \S 

LfcjjLi jl rJ jj;i r -y >$ J^> 3 8 ^u^. "-! l i>J 

Contents : 

Fol. i b . History of the Pishdadian dynasty of Persia, 
beginning with the reign of Faridun b. Farrukh. 

Fol. io a . Fasl II. The Kayanian dynasty. 

Fol. 32 13 . Fasl III. The Sasauian dynasty; in this 
chapter is also given an account of the birth and rise 
of Muhammad, of his family, and of the twelve Shi'ah 

Fol. io6 a . Fasl IV. History of the Umayyade and 
the 'Abbaside Khalifs, fol. i2i b . 

Fol. I57 a - This is probably Fasl V, but this title is 
here left out. History of the contemporary and following 




minor dynasties: Tahirides (I. Taifah), fol. I57 a ; Saf- 
farides (ll. Taifah),' fol. 158b; Samanides (III. Taifah), 
fol. 163b ; Ghaznawides (IV. Taifah), fol. 169 s ; Ghurides 
(V. Taifah), fol. 185b; Saljukldes (VI. Taifah), fol. i8 9 a ; 
Khwarizmshahs (VII. Taifah), fol. 205a'; Biiyides (VIII. 
Taifah), fol. 214a. 

Fol. 2 20 a . History of the Safawi kings of Persia 
from the foundation of the dynasty till the reign of 
Shah Tahmasp ; the latest date which occurs is 
a. h. 948. This part is called _jj j-aj, probably a 
mistake for ^j is£\]t>. 

The name of the author is not mentioned ; he has 
dated his work the 20th Dhu-alhijjah, a. h. 948 = a. d. 
1542, April 6, in the following passage on fol. 233^, 1. 2 : 

ej^-i^l (ciLijljj 0-J2A-, i_>lxil ,\jj\ j\ Jit i-J.Lj^jljlj 
■jL*J &_Lw is i_£J ^-'.'.*m o sj J3.r^ ^ t-^H W**3 )V^ 
Ok-il JL«< iAs 4 sj ajV , v ... ) « ^»jej,I •. It is the 
eighteenth year of Shah Tahmasp, a.d. 1542. 

This carefully-written copy is probably not much 
later than the date of the composition. 

Ff. 233, 11. 15 ; Naskhi ; size, 8| in. by 5 in. 

[Ouselet 49.] 


General history. 

A universal history, consisting of extracts of a_ great 
many historical standard works ; it begins with Adam, 
and extends as far as the time when Humayun left 
Persia and began to recover his dominions, a. h. 
951 =a.d. 1544. Neither title nor the name of the 
author appear to occur anywhere. 

Contents : 

Fol. ib. Adam, patriarchs, prophets, i_A^XJI i_>Ls-"'. 

Fol. 32 a . ^jl^SLa. JI»j>.1 tli uW}; on philosophers, 
specially the Greek. 

Fol. 37 a . The ancient kings of Persia. 

Fol. 62 a . Muhammad, the Arabian tribes, the pro- 
phet's family, his companions, the Imams. 

Fol. io2 a . Banu Umayyah, famous men of this period. 

Fol. I26 b . Banu 'Abbas, celebrities of the same 

Fol. i86 b . Short notices regarding the minor dynas- 
ties, the Tahirides, Saffarides, Samanides, Ismailis, 
Ghaznawides, Khwarizmshahs, Muzaffarides of Fars, 
Ghurides (fol. 2C>5 a ), the Kurts (rulers of Khurasan) 
from Malik Rukn-aldin, who got Ghur as a feud from 
Cingizkhan, and died a.h. 642, till Ghiyath-aldin, who 
was deposed by Timiir A. h. 782, and killed a. h. 785. 

Celebrities of this period (fol. 214 s ). 

Fol. 2i7 a . Origin of the Turks and Moghuls ; Cingiz- 
khan and descendants ; Kara-koyunlu and Ak-koyunlu ; 
the 'Uthmanlis from 'Uthmanbeg (fol. 245b); the 
Safawis (fol. 25 i a ), till the death of Shah Ismail, 
a.h. 930, after which his sons are enumerated. 

Fol. 256 a . Histoiy of India from the time of Shihab- 
aldin Ghiiri to the house of Ludi ; brief account of the 
rise of the minor dynasties, the Afghan rulers of Bahar, 
the Ifuzaffarshahs of Gujarat, the Bahmani kings of the 

Dakhan, the Khiljis of llalwah, the Sultans of Bangalah 
till the accession of Salimkhan to the throne a.h. 952. 

Fol. 264b. Timur and the famous men of his time. 

Fol. 273b. Shaikh 'Umar Mirza, governor of Fir- 
ghana, and his twelve sons ; contempoi'ary celebrities. 

Fol. 279 s . Sultan Shahrukh and successors. It 
deserves to be noticed, that the arrangement of the 
single leaves is disturbed by the binder : after fol. 284 
follow ff. 293, 294; then ff. 285-292, 295-297. 

Fol. 2 92 a . Babar. 

Fol. 293 a . Humayun; the last date which occurs is 
A.h. 957. The last is a report of his coming to Kabul 
and paying a visit to the grave of his father Babar. 

Regarding the author we have to make the following 
statements : 

a. After having reported the death of Shah Ismail, 
a.h. 930, he says that Shah Tahmasp ruled over Shir- 
wan, Adharbaijan, Fars, 'Irak-i-'Ajam, Trak-i-'Arab, 
and most of Khurasan at the time when he wrote thin. 
See fol. 256 s , 1. r. 

b. Humayun (died a.h. 963) was still alive when this 
was written ; as to his name, there is always added 

&5CL. sill jJLi.. 

Accordingly we get the years a.h. 951-963 = 
a.d. 1544-1556 as the time during which this chro- 
nicle was finished. However, there is some evidence 
which induces us to suppose that the author did not 
write at a later time than a. h. 958 ; for in enumerating 
the sons of Akbar (on fol. 293 s ) he makes the usual 
additions to the name of Humayun, the then emperor, 
but none whatever to the names of his three brothers, 
Kiimran, 'Askari, and Hindal. 

Now, as regards Kiimran and Askari, this would not 
be surprising, since they were mostly in rebel liou against 
their brother the emperor, whose loyal subject the 
author was. Hindal, however, fell in the year a.h. 958, 
gallantly fighting for the emperor against the tribe 
Khalil ; and if our author had written after this event, 
it would have been extremely disloyal not to add to 
Hiudal's name an sjj^o tli\ .Lil, or some similar 
phrase. Comp. Elphinstone, History of India, 5th 
edition, p. 470. 

This chronicle, though on the whole too brief, is very- 
remarkable for its particulars and its accuracy in the 
chronological part. Some of the works and authors 
quoted by him are the following: Tabart, ff. ib 4 a ; 

J -" 1 -^ 1,y istljb^ i_rv~^ c^J- 1 ' JU^T fol. 2b; 

fol. r; rf\ luu foi. 4 '\ i^ijsJi f Uu, 

fol. 6b; U^JI jLAy, ff. I2 b r 6a ; ^1^1 Lr _^ a^>, 
fol. 37b; uf^olj cdUJs, ff. 205 a and 209 a ; ^jJl^J 

iJ)}J}r" 5^ C^l-;-", ff'- 205 a + b : 

259b, and others. 
Beginning : 


JiS** £i> u ' foL 


uLijb Jj„sl yl^j J~»-jJ U-J^i 





The MS. is not dated ; but it may be as old as the 
author himself. 

Vol. I, ff. 1-150; II, ff. 151-297 ; 11. 13-15 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 
7f in. by 3 J in. [Ouseley 83, 84.] 


Jahan-ara (1.1 ^Ljjj.). 

Universal chronicle, by Kadi Ahmad Alghaffari (died 
A. H. 975 = a.d. 1567). As the date of its composition he 

states in the preface (fol. 3 b ), a. h. 971 \.\ ^Iwa- ^— J 
(a.d. 1563) ; however, it must be noticed that he records 
events of a. h. 972 (see fol. 303 b ). 

It contains an introduction (fol. 6 b ) and three 

The first (fol. 7 b ). History of God's prophets and 

TJie second (fol. 27"). Summary history of the dynas- 
ties from the oldest known till the Ak-koyunlu and 

The third (fol. 240^). History of the Safawi dynasty 
till the reign of Sultan Tahmasp, A. h. 930-984 = 
a.d. 1524-1576, to whom this work is dedicated 
(see fol. 3 b ). 

A complete index with all the subdivisions is given 
by the author himself on ff. 4 a -6 b . 

Beginning : 

End: Jjl y y ^. if J\j jX>- Jj^U- 

jLj ^jlj.La. O :W1... ^LJ L }\->}-> 

See H Khalfa ii. p. 658; Elliot, Bibliogr. Index, 
p. 136, and History of India, iv. pp. 298-300 ; G. Fliigel 
ii. p. 72 ; and Rieu i. p. 1 1 1. The four chapters con- 
taining the history of the Pishdadian, Kayanian, Ash- 
kanian, and Sasanian dynasties (on ff. 2 7 b ~3i b ) are 
published, text and English translation, by Sir William 
Ouseley, London, 1799, Epitome of the Ancient History 
of Persia. As to this MS. see ibid., p. xxxv, note. 

The MS. is not dated. 

Vol. I, ff.1-153; II, ff. 154-305; 11.17; Nasta'lik; size, 8} in. 
by 4 in. [Ouseley 5, 6.] 


Ta'rikh-i-Alfi (^1 Ojl"). 

A part of that most valuable and exceedingly rare 
chronicle of the millennium after the death of Muham- 
mad till towards the year a.h. iooo, during the reign 
of Akbar, compiled at his command by Hakim Ahmad 
and others, continued after Ahmad's death in Safar 
a.h. 996 = a.d. 1588, January, by Asaf Khan, and re- 
vised by 'Abd-alkadir Badauni. Comp. Elliot, Bibliogr. 
Index, p. 143 sq.; History of India, v. pp. 150-176. 

The first volume comprises the years 1-191 of the 
Rihlat or death of Muhammad. In this copy we do not 
find the preface, which is said to be written by Abu^ 
alfadl. Beginning : sAi xilj tS {Jjy\ uW-ij- 3 M^J^' 

<~2^=~ uj^r *5~<^~- Uj c r~U-JI ^^- oJj>, Jp JU y 



The second volume comprises the years 191-552, the 
third the years 553-698 of the Rihlat ; the rest is 

The work of Hakim Ahmad extends till vol. iii, fol. 
332 b ; on fol. 333 a follows a short account, by the con- 
tinuator, of the murder of Ahmad, the punishment of the 
murderer, and that he (Asaf Khan, see Elliot, Bibliogr. 
Index, p. 147) had got the order to finish the work. 
After this the chronicle goes on as before. 

There is no other division in the work, but the 
numbers of the years, which are written in red ink, in 
this way: \L~> oJL», jl ^ :.'.*■ a « ^-..j^o JL- A^j S± 


)LL1I ^ il^ 

sJl ^ i~As- .-i-JI. 

The MS. has no date; it may be written about the 
beginning of this century. Possibly the copyist is the 
same'Abd-alrazzak who copied Ouseley 53 etc. It does 
not seem to be collated with its original. 

Other MSS. of parts of the Ta'rikh-i-Alfi are men- 
tioned by C. Stewart, p. 6, and Rieu i. p. 117. Comp. 
also Elliot, Bibliogr. Index, p. 161. 

Vol. I, ff. 386 ; II, ff. 403 ; III, ff. 353 ; each page 23 lines ; 
all three volumes written by the same hand in small but very 
distinct Nasta'lik ; size, 15! in. by 8^ in. 

[Ouseley 339-341.] 


Baudat-altahirin (^j^tlkJI i-^j.)- 

A general history, much esteemed in the East, from 
Adam to the last year of Akbar's reign, commenced by 
Muhammad Tahirbin'Imad-aldin Hasan bin Sultan 'Ali 
bin Haji Muhammad Husain bin Sharaf-aldin 'Ali of 
Sabzwar, a.h. ioii=a. d. 1602 ; see this chronogram 
on fol. i b : 

The author was more than twenty years already at 
Sultan Akbar's court when he finished his work ; comp. 
fol. 626^, where he relates the cause of his entering into 
Akbar's service in the year 987; see Stewart, p. 6. 
This history is divided into five sections (^), every 
section into several books (l->1>), chapters (J-oi), etc. 

Contents : 

Preface and complete index on fol. i b . 

First section on fol. i7 a (1). The ante-islamian era, 
history of the ancient prophets, philosophers, and all 
the early kings before the rise of the Muhammadan 
faith, in three books. 

subdivided into two chapters. 

oi^-i, subdivided into four chapters, containin 
Pishdadians on fol. 25* (1), the Kayanians on fol. 88 b 
(vr), the Muluk-altawaif on fol. i82 b (in), and the 

Siisanians on fol. 183* (1 iv). 

uriy r 5Ul #& )\ J-^ ^±>j± ^J'*S $-* 




JL^\jS\ j\ \ 


;UI ...j subdivided into three 

chapters : 1. rfj* j* f~ J?. *^> on fo1 - 2 34 b ('l')i 




2. f bt y 

ibli Cs-Ja, on fol. 235 b (ma); 3. £iJ» 
cr ^,j s^**», on fol. 236a (ril). 

Second section on ff. 254 b -256, 238-253^ and 257- 
277 (rrv-rrl, rri-rri, rF.-M ., the leaves being mis- 
placed here). The era of the Uinayyade and 'Abbaside 
Khalifs, the Saffaride kings, etc., in four books. 


j y i 

,,b»l, in two chapters, on ff. 254b 

b , in two chapters, on 
b, also in two 

and 238 11 . 

fol. 25 i b (rrP). 

chapters, on fol. 257 s (rf.). 

^UiLijlj jl eUi j^s. . sj.lXa e>-J ^yj^Sijj rv'"*"? ^ • 
^^Uil, in thirteen chapters, on fol. 26i b (rPf). 

Third section on fol. 278 b (ni). The era of Cingiz- 
khan, Timur, and the Safawi dynasty, in seven books. 

jl ^Li-j^kL. jy^b b tS dy ^^^b- yi j-s Jjl vb 
jjl sjy. L^i ^L. ,J Jj^j. j jJLili^b'b", in two chapters, 
on fol. 2 78 b . 

C*J ^^j5 rJ 3 jl jlj . . . . ^f, on fol. 28i b (ril°). 

in three chapters, on fol. 284 s1 (riv). 

i^bj*, on fol. 342 b (rro). 

jjl -.., oXb^*, on fol. 346 b (m). 


in three chapters, on fol. 349* (rrr). 

jjLtol Jjl j5 4Jji-J> liULe Jb^-ljl t!Lt $'$ jJ ,»^J-4 L_>b 

C*— <l : . ... JJ (^j-a-o uli. .jL^j J- ? ■» « ...1 a Li i$\-iSjyiS aLi, 
on fol. 368b (roi). 

Fourth section on fol. 387b (rv.). The era of the 
ante-islamian rulers of Hindustan, in two books, and a 
khatirnah in six chapters. 

J-o O ^b^jjJui (jbL^j ^l-^i Jl_5-»l y* ^ Jjl v>b 

chapters, on fol. 387''. 

sjjj. ..jLJ jj+k jl, in nine 
L« tS i^UjjU^ i_>U5jl jj ^b 

^jlj ^Lijl J-.-C . JUULcl ,lj~e 3 JpLiLa. • aJiCj-« « _jboj 

l^*—I, in eighteen chapters, on fol. 42 i b (I'.f). 

Fifth section on fol. 468 b (roi). The era of the Mu- 
hammadan Sultans of Hindustan till Akbar, in four 

i;J Ul-,j J_La ^Ixll x^ij uLlJLc ( ^ r Js iL- 5i ji Jjl ^,t> 

jl, • ^Lijb , 


uUJ i^-»i s :W,1 — II ,U ,j sJ 
jjl sj^tl^l^j. ^yLjUj^. j (jLii jy^X on fol. 468 b . 

jU-y^i jl LS UjE*^ii^ ; j »jjj i_>b 


U-> c*ijU» 1 

^jLki- tr ol'oJjJ" sLi^i ^Ij, i^bl^W ^1 JJi 

^jJI J jU. ^I^j.I jl J\^-i.J j j'y c^-jj ^'j pi 
qjU hUjU^JuIs*, on fol. 5o7 b (m.). 

^]\ JJi ua^-ia. jIlU). CJ-j^U ^_ s^ij O i^ks JU 
Xj j Jjj^jj jbi^— e?}^ sbijb jS\ jJILsr* ^jJI JjUj. 
.bi^tfljii, in three chapters, on fol. 545" (or a). 

i\> v^L*3lj ey^U- jl L5 L-x-°^Si^.> jyU.» i_;b 


!0 OiXJl«^o 

u'jjp u'-V 3 J u 

b-Le ..,Libjjb 

« ^J (»lJb«_*. ^bb J ^jb'yi j 5_jJb> j i^bsP i^jb^lj 
1 (j •■ *.l sJLXJLi jj O efc-> tubtslj j io)^L» jl i<^° 3 .j-Jjj*. 

1 jLLl , j si jh». 3 ;jbj ^---jbi 3 i—^jL^jI s-«-i' 3 ijb 

o ...I sJLkL u-iLST ., in nine chapters, on fol. 56 i b (off). 

Epilogue of the author on fol. 626 a (i .1). 

See a full table of the contents of this work, Kieu i. 
pp. 1 19-121. 

Beginning of this work : , silx^-*' (<,b .v .-> jl Juo 
jijj* ,|jb *, ,jljJ j.Jjlji y-i JyJ j JjJ-sr* b e^lJi-a (JbtJ 

Jl J}-*s* j.b-« ^, 

No date. The contents of fol. 623 a (i .i) are repeated 
on a fly-leaf after the conclusion of the history. Short 
extracts from this history are given in Elliot's History 
of India, vi. p. 195 sq. 

Ff. 626, 11. 22-27; partly Nasta'lik, partly Shikasta, different 
handwriting ; size, 14 in. by 8 in. 

[Elliot 314 (Arch. Swinton).] 


General history. 

A work on general Muhammadan history till the 
beginning of the eleventh century. Neither its title 
nor its author's name is to be found anywhere, the first 
leaves being wanting. It appears to have been com- 
posed during Jahangir's reign, since it concludes with 
a.h. io20 = a.d. 1611, on fol. 37<3 a (37o b being left 

The MS. opens in the middle of a very disordered 
and confused index (sJ^i Ju ^ii o— .1 0^-0 L wJo^b- , 

Jl jij ti j J4^> i_~» o^J o^j o-^]y~ f^J- 5 )' ancl 
its materials are arranged in the following manner : 
Till fol. 226 each principal section begins without a 
heading, only with the word^Si, and contains several 
subdivisions, styled s-5-J», si^s, J-a_s, i_>b, ( ^J, etc. 
This whole part, we suppose, is the first book ( Jjl i_>b) 
of the work ; see here a detailed table of contents : 

Ancient patriarchs and prophets, on fol. 3 1V , beginning 
with Jli (after fol. 2 a lacuna). 

The early kings of Persia, in four tabakat, on fol. 7 a . 

The kings of Babylon and Syria, of the Jews, and 
of the Greeks, on fol. 1 6 a . 

The Himyarites, Ethiopians, the kings of Yaman, 
the Ghassanians, and the IJanu Lakhm, on fol. 23 11 . 

The Turks from Yafet, on fol. 28''. 

Muhammad, the first four Khalifs and the twelve 
Imams, on fol. 32 a . 




The Khalifs of the Banu Umayyah, in two fasls: 
1. Mu'awiyah and his successors; 2. The Umayyades 
in Spain, on fol. 38*. 

The Khalifs of the Banu 'Abbas, also in two fasls : 
1. The 'Abbasides of Baghdad; 2. The 'Abbasides of 
Egypt, on fol. 44a. 

The dynasties dependent on the 'Abbasides, in five 
fasls (the Tahirides, the Banu Aghlab in Africa, the 
Tulunians, the Ikhshidiyyah, the Hanidanides), on 
fol. 68*. 

The independent dynasties of the Islam, contemporary 
with and subsequent to the 'Abbasides r in the following 
fasls : 

1. The Saffarides, in two tabakat, on fol. 73* 

2. The Samanides, on fol. 75 a . 

3. The Ghaznawides, on fol. 78". 

4. The ancient kings of Gilan and Mazandariin, in 
four firkas (Isma'ilis, fiuyides, etc.), on fol. 8i b . 

5. The Saljukides in all their branches, on fol. oo b . 

6. The Walis of the different wilayat, in six kisms 
(that is to say, four, the last of which is subdivided into 
J-ol and Cji, which c^i again comprises two kisms), 
viz. the Sultans of Spain, the Sultans of Yaman, the 
Sharifs of Makkah, the Isma'ilis of Egypt, etc. etc., 
on fol. 1 1 6 a . 

7. The Khwarizmshahs, on fol. 126*. 

8. The Ghurides, in J^.1 and cj (together five kisms), 
on fol. 129 s . ^ 

9. The Ayyubides, in two kisms, on fol. 145b. 

10. The Sultans of Maghrib and Arabia, in eight 
kisms, on fol. i55 b . 

11. The rulers of Turkistan before Cingizkhan, on 
fol. 1 60b. 

12. Cingizkhan, his descendants and successors, in 
four kisms and a iuixl=. cJ, which is subdivided into 
six tabakas (1. sJliLxJol, 2. sJlib^a., 3. ij.^»-JLii>, 

4. jo.ljjf-. dJu, b.ys^- djl*, 6. ■ZJUh.t. Jl { j-A>\~), 
on fol. 162b. 

13. The separate rulers of Iran, in twelve firkas (the 
kings of Mazandaran and Tabaristan, of Bustamdar, 
Gilan, Khuzistan, Kurdistan and Luristan, of Hurmiiz, 
Shirwan, K ariimi i n i Mar'ash, Malatiyyah, the Kara- 
koyunlii and Ak-koyunlu, etc.), on fol. 195 s . 

From the 9th to the 13th fasl the numbers are 

On fol. 226b begins the second book (...j v_>'b) : His- 
tory of the different Sultans of Hindustan, the Turkish 
Sultans, the Timurides and Moghulshahs, the rulers of 
Kashmir, etc., in three fasls : 

1. On fol. 226b, in several tabakat and salsalat, 
jJISJdl (•U^J aA ..J .., ijS* t"-^, on fol. 231b; CL_ Jl* 
5-1jLvjLc, on fol. 233b; nJlSHU ^.Joji tL-JL,, on fol. 
2 34 b i ^\f? ij^yk*" ta-J», on fol. 235*; sjll. t&Js, on 
fol. 246"; ^jJU. ..IXa. ii-Jo, on fol. 258 s1 ; ^j-S>\-, ti-Jo 
sJLv^i, on fol. 259 11 ; &JJX-i ^A>\^i lJ.*h, on fol. 26i b ; 
. ■ , - S AXj*. ti^Jo, on fol. 264 a ; jj— (.UVa. ii-^>, on 
fol. 279b; u Uu» J&. UA,, on fol. 282 b . 

2. On fol. 287a (the number is wanting), ^^Jo^L- o 
j—^-b j_jil sj ^jLiol ^— o ■£ ^L^ic Jl. 

3. Onjoh 293 a u \ y s^L a jr ^> ^\ jy.l_^j y 

Sultan Babar on fol. 311 s , Humayun on fol. 312b, 
Akbar on fol. 322b, Jahaugir on fol. 366b. This 
book ends with the year io20=A.D. 161 1. 

After a blank page begins on fol. 37 i a a new fasl, 
which probably belongs to a third book, containing the 
history of the Safawi dynasty ; it closes in the com- 
mencement of the reign of Shah 'Abbas, a. h. 998 = 
A.D. 1590. Therefore, we suppose, the author died a 
little after a.h. 1020, before he could continue the 
history of the Safawis down to the same point where 
he had broken off the description of Jahangir's 

The proper order of the leaves from ff. 363 to 369 is 
this: 363, 365, 364, 367, 366, 368, 369. 

Mirkhond's Raudat-alsafa is very often quoted in 
this work. Not dated ; it may be that this copy is the 
author's autograph, the missing parts of which have 
been supplied later. 

Ff. 402, 11. 19-21 ; Nasta'llk, written by different hands on 
different paper ; incomplete at the beginning ; the first leave3 
very much damaged; size, io| in. by j| in. [Ellioi 346.] 


Subh-i-sadik (jjjLe -r~e). 

The first part of a most comprehensive historical, 
biographical, and geographical work, composed by 
Muhammad Sadik Isfahan! (Mirzii Muhammad Sadik 
bin Mirza Muhammad Salih Zubairi Isfahan! Azadani, 
so in Ouseley 292, fol. i b ), during the years from the end 
of Jahangir's reign (lie died a.h. 1037) to a.h. 1048. 
It is dedicated to Jahaugir on fol. 4 a , 11. 3 and 6, 
and as the date of its completion, the author himself 
states 'the beginning of a. h. 1048' (=a.d. 1638) on fol. 

2 58 b (cr^j uA^ vPj 1 J a^ai ^ Qii\ ^ S3j 
Uy3 s^XLo lS/=* '—^'5). whilst in the context of the 
chapter concerning Noah, on fol. i2 a , 1. 25, he states 
as 'the present moment' a.h. 1045 = a. d. 1635. 
A. Sprenger, in his Catalogue, mentions that this work 
is quoted in the b-«U sjUj», composed A. H. 1176 (see 
p. 144, No. 7); comp. also Elliot, History of India, vi. 

P- 453- - 

It is divided into four volumes (jisr*). Contents of 
this (the first) volume : 

Preface and table of contents, on fol. i h . 

Introduction (s-olL.), on fol. 2 b . On some things 
created before Adam. 

Book I ((*!!*-<>) on fol. 6b. On the prophets. 

Book II on fol. 62 b . On the old Persian kings. 

Book III on fol. 9o a . Ou famous men (especially 
Greek philosophers) before the appearance of Islam. 

Book IV on fol. io8 a . Biography of Muhammad. 

Book V on fol. i39 b - The immediate successors of 

Book VI on fol. 159*. The twelve Imams. 





Book VII on fol. i77 b . The Banu Umayyah. 
Book VIII on ff. 2io a -258 b . The Banu Abbas, their 
"Wazirs and Amirs, etc. 

Beginning : \j ^UUib iS Joli, ^biib ^b 8~.b Jjl 

Ji ^6 fjif) o^" wiub te\p\ uy. ui-Jj-^. J 1 - 
The end is a chapter about the Karmats and their 

The table of the contents of the other volumes we 
quote from the preface (on fol. 2 a ) : 

jy ^ } \ ju, iT f 5U d> j\ uZu.Jij> j;i <*b~ 

^ ^Sjj jj^- . x^jb i^- ,jb>J y cj 1 -^ 1 -Mr"- 
.jjj^-, ; oJjJj m^j ^IajI ju^o *5 u bTjl o^lk, jl 

. jt-1 V? j sijUo ji 



liib i=>Uj jfjl ^y i^l.^ li^J yi ;■> ^i £bk. 

.^fti b" fjb^j j.^--. <*Ak* c^^j -^ 
Ail tib'sf^i t-ftJI j\ Jjo if^+^/ij* ^jb £lk* 

.Jjl li>b^a. JwJj-i Cl)-^ ^ 5-SjU>j 

., Jbu sJLll »^~«ku ^U. ■ ' " lj 

jbjilj ,Ut, ^ ; U-j, f b\ 'L-l/i ja p,4» ^V 

CI* q . o -» 

uuIaLi* y\ ;■> 

j j jls^ ^w. jj-i (.j-bw j^y y^- j j ^ 

5-.=- ; -4 




^1jJbr« (!) o^k^i 

sJOb s^Ulj (i-Juvj kaJ k~i b iS*J ^y^ O-,! jj>, \* 

&i)\ j »iib J^YsTAs* j.b^j\ ,«lk. (.'■W > c> ij^ 4 ^ 

.i_jk^-!b JlcI 

This fourth volume is probably called ' Shahid-i- 
Sadik' (jjU aaLi), as the source of the treatises 
Takwim-albuldan and Tahkik-ali'rab, which are evi- 
dently extracted from this volume, is there styled 
Shahid-i-Sadik (see Nos. 103 and 104). 

According to the colophon on fol. 2 58 b this copy was 
finished a.h. 1197, the 5th of Rajab=A.D. 1783, the 

6th of June, in Allahabad : ^~e JJ!I aL> A.*- 

si^s-j jUj sJbil Jj j-^bjJ 'cjbVJ ^bbja. illj i_^^L. 
^^Ja j^. ; b Jjl ^---i jXi^ (?) ^ u^-U ^i, 
»ij. i_ibk!\j (j^U-1 JJl N 3l_j ^^^bs^by-, £j}L, »j juj— 
eb^ b <S JjbJjJ jjis ^bj tLUb b» ^^>.U ^.1 (^IS'jj 

UJI iJL*. O-ol ^b-io j\ Oi^ Jk L_>bil JJU &-.J o jl 

.UjJIj dJi Jlc JJ xji ll>J Jbo 

There is one blank (on fol. 233), where the copyist 

notices that 'one leaf was wanting in his original. 

The margin shows occasional emendations of the same 

hand, which wrote the whole. 

Ff. jk8, 11. 20 ; Nasta'lik ; si^e, 16 in. by 8| in. 

[Ouselet 342.] 


Takwim-albuldan (^IjJlJI *Jjij)- 

Tables stating the degrees of longitude and 
latitude of alphabetically arranged names of towns, 
by the same Mirza, Muhammad S&dik [gfahani. On 
the first page is written : \j^ <_ iJb ^Iji-Jl ^j-»j 

and on fol. i b : J_ji-^> S;}4-i-» u'j-b. U^j/^j J'y°'j 'U-J 

_a-JLj (jjba jw^Li. i_ju5 ;l 

ii/* - O j - ^^ 



It appears to be an extract from the fourth volume 
of 'Subh-i-Sadik' (see Ousel ey 342). 

This copy was finished in Lucknow A.H. 1 1 94, the 5th 
of Ramadan = a. d. 1780, September 4 ; see fol. i5 b . 

It was edited, text and translation, for the Oriental 
Translation Fund, by J. C, London, 1834 (pp. 60-147). 

Ff. 1-15, 11. 17 ; Shikasta; size, iof in. by 6 4 ' in. 

[Ouseley 292.] 


Tahkik-ali'rab (i_)Lc^l { j^.£.i>). 

A small geographical dictionary, also extracted from 
the fourth volume of ' Subh-i-Sadik.' On the first 
page we read ^^x^* xj, j^b ^b-.! i_)kc^l o-^-^ t\\—>j 

^)lxJ-o! ^iba Xts^ 1 \jff >— » Jb Jjjbo Julbi 1_jUJ j\ 

L? x4 J i-jj^ ^~3j j. L ^.. 

This copy was finished by the same hand as the 
preceding copy, a.h. 1194, the 7th of Ramadan = 
a.d. 1780, September 6. It was translated for the 
Oriental Translation Fund, by J. O, London, 1832 

1 Jonathan Scott, the translator of the Eahar-i-Danish (?). 




(pp. 1-57); see, concerning the author, SirW. Ouseley's 
letter in the preface, pp. iv-xi. 

Ff. 17-26, 11. 17 ; Sliikasta ; size, iof in. by 6| in. 

[Ouseley 292.] 


Another copy of the Tahkik-ali'rab. 

It is not dated, but being written by the same hand 
and apparently about the same time as No. 107, we 
infer that it was copied by Abd-alrazzak Sihalawi 
(l^JIj— JO X+e), a.h. iig;6 = a.d. 1782. 

This seems to be copied from No. 104, in which, 
at the beginning, the end of the Nisbah [^yljjl^l 
is rubbed out; in consequence 'Abd-alrazzak writes 

(foi. i''), *\p\ ^Ua-n J^L. xW \j]*>. 

Ff. 1-15, 11. 15 ; Naata'lik ; size, 8^ in. by 7j in. 

[Ouseley 166.] 


A short chronological list of the events in the history 
of Transoxania from the years A. H. 380 to 1019 = 
a.d. 990-1610. This is an extract from Muhammad 
Sadik's ' Subh-i-Sadik' (from the fourth part). 

Beginning: J£l iS ^UJ^ *jL-il5_j j^U li^ j* 

The handwriting is the same as in Nos. 103, 104, 
and 108. This copy was finished the 10th of Ramadan ; 
the year is not stated ; it is probably the same as in 
Ouseley 292 and 309, viz. a. h. 1194 = a.d. 1780. 
The colophon on fol. 9i b : XaVi, i_)L£ ^ c^iaj L« 13 


.-* Jlc A~Ji_j s 

SjjLaJlj l j' r ill 

J>1 15JJ» 

Ff. 85-91, 11. 17; Shikasta; size, II in. by 6| in. 

[Ouseley 280.] 


Another copy of the same extract. 

Agreeing in all particulars with the preceding copy ; 
it is very likely a copy of it ; it is dated the 1 8th of the 
second Jumada, a. h. ii96 = A. d. 1782, 31st of May; 
the scribe is the same Abd-alrazzak who wrote the 
whole of No. 166. 

Ff. 17-27, 11. 15 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 8* in. by 7J in. 

[Ouseley 166.] 


.1L0 ,J ;JL*. ; 

An account of the origin of the Moghul races and 
a short history of Cingizkhan, Timur, and their 

This, too, we suppose to be an extract from the second 
volume of 'Subh-i-Sadik' of Muhammad Sadik Isfa- 

han! (like all the preceding treatises), though it does 
not seem to be mentioned anywhere. 

Beginning : C*ib ±1*\ JU^.1 ^Lj ,j o.....>,.n-:-g* ^j\ 

Jl S . 

,1 ,JLJ1 n-Jc 

This copy was finished the 4th of Shawwal, A. H. 1 194 
= a.d. 1780, 3rd of October, in Lucknow. 

Ff. 43 ; handwriting and exterior are the same as in Noa. 103, 
104, 106, and no. [Ouseley 309.] 


The same extract. 

This is probably a transcript from No. 108, made by 
'Abd-alrazzak Sihalawi; he dates it on fol. 41° from 
the 20th of the second Jumada, a.h. H96 = a.d. 1782, 
June 2, and on fol. 92 b from the 10th of Rajab, 

a.h. H96 = a.d. 1782, June 21. 

Ff. 29-92 ; externals the same as in No. 105. 

[Ouseley 166.] 


Two collections of biographies of Amirs : a. During 
the reign of Babar, on ff. 6 b -n a ; b. During the 
reign of Humayun, on ff. n"-38 a . Probably an extract 
from the third book of ' Subh-i-Sadik.' 

Beginning : J^X Jh^.1 J^s* j j e^-^Li* ^J 

Jl ^J^jL* v^.». :Vil.i>i JG\ uLiJ >^»^-=f (jli— ijAift. 

"This copy was finished the 20th of Shawwal, A.h. 1194 
= A. D. 1780, 19th of October. 

Ff. 6-38 ; handwriting and externals the same as in Nos. 103, 
104, 108, etc. [Ouseley 386.] 


The same. 

It is a transcript from No. no, made by Abd- 

The Amirs of Babar, on ff. 93 b -i05 a ; the Amirs of 
Humayun, on ff. I05 a -i45 b . 

Ff. 93-145 ; comp. Nos. 105, 107, and 109. [Ouseley 166.] 


Documents relating to the stay of Humayun in 
Persia, after being driven out from India, by Shir 
Shah (a. D. 1544), viz. 

1. Ff. 4i b -45 a . Firman of Shah Tahmasp to the 
governor of Harat, Muhammad Khan Sharaf-aldin 
Oghlu Tuklu, Beglarbeg of Khurasan (u_ 5^2. ^U- xt^° 
u U] / i. jCjJJo _J5j JlcI ^aJI), ordering him to 
receive the emperor hospitably. This portion is dated 
the 21st of Shawwal, A.H. 1 194. 

2. Ff. 45 b -48 b . What happened to Humayun in 
Persia ; his interview with Shah Tahmasp, etc. 

3. Ff. 48 b -5o a . List of the Persian Amirs who 
accompanied Humayun out of Persia and assisted him 
in recovering Kandahar. 

4. Ff. 5o a -52 b . List of those followers who stayed 
with Humayun during his exile in Persia. 

This also seems to be taken from Muhammad Sadik 
(probably from the 6th Matla' of the second book). 

The copy was finished A. H. 1 1 94, the 24th of Shawwal 
=A. d. 1780, October 23, by Muhammad Baksh with 

E 2 




the Takhallus Ashiib (v>yAj u Jj^' ^J^sA *Z*°), at 

Ff. 41-52 ; the same externals as in No. no 

[Ouseley 386.] 


The same. 

Copied from the preceding MS. by 'Abd-alrazzak. 
The firman on fol. I54 a is dated A. H. 1196, the 10th of 
Sha'ban = A. d. 1782, 21st of July, the remainder the 
1 ith Sha'ban of the same year, 22nd of July. 

At the end of this treatise, being the last of the 
volume, the copyist remarks : Jjl*— « u_>b5Lll Ixa e*Ii 
^Lj^j.^ f*l)\-> <J,bj £jlj ^IjlJl j^jiJ &Jbu, oJl-jJ 

He gets 'seven treatises' by dividing Ouseley 166, 
ff. 29-41 and ff. 147-164, each into two separate parts. 
They are the following : 

1. Ff. 1-15. Tahklk-ali'rab (No. 105). 

2. Ff. 17-27. The events in the history of Trans- 
oxania from A.h. 380-1019 (No. 107). 

3. 4. Ff. 29-92. Origin and history of the Moghuls 
(Cingizkhan and Timur), divided into two parts (No. 

5. Ff. 93-145. The Amirs of Babar and Humayun 
(No. in). 

6, 7. Ff. 147-164. The firman of Shah Tahmasp, on 
ff. i47-i53 a ; and the lists of the Persian Amirs and 
the followers of Humayun, on ff. *53 a -i64 (No. 113). 

Ff. 147-164; comp. No. 105, etc. [Ouseley 166.] 


Mirat-al'alam (JUJ1 sT^). 

A general history till the time of the emperor 
Aurangzib (a.d. 1658-1707), compiled a.h. 1078 = 
a.d. 1667, and usually ascribed to Muhammad Bakhta- 
war Khan (see fol. 440 b , last line). He was a high 
official at the court of Aurangzib, to whom the work 
is dedicated. He died a.h. io96=a. d. 1685. Con- 
cerning his own researches and works he gives a special 
chapter in ff. 438 a ~440 b . 

See Nassau Lees, Materials, p. 57, and a copious 
enumeration of the contents in "W. Morley's Descriptive 
Catalogue, p. 52 sq., and in Rieu i. pp. 125-127; comp. 
also for the title and authorship of this work, Elliot, 
History of India, vii. p. 145 sq. 

Beginning : ^jbpO 

ji »5T 


The work is divided into an introduction, seven 
Araish, with many subdivisions and a conclusion, which 
are specified on ff. 2 a ~3 a . 

Introduction on the creation, on fol. 3 b . 

I. Araish, on ante-Muhammadan history, on fol. 4' 1 . 

II. Araish, history of Muhammad, the first four 
Khalifs, etc., on fol. 42 b . 

III. Araish, history of the Khalifs and the contem- 
porary and succeeding dynasties till the time of Timiir, 
on fol. io5 b . 

IV. Araish, history of Timur and his descendants, of 
the Turks in Asia Minor, and the Safawi dynasty, on 
fol. 158*). 

V. Araish, history of India till the accession of Babar, 
on fol. i74 a . 

VI. Araish, history of Babar, Humayun, Akbar, 
Jahangir, Shah Jahiiu, on fol. 2 1 5 b . 

VII. Araish, history of Aurangzib, on fol. 309 s1 . 
Conclusion, biographies of poets, arranged alpha- 
betically, on fol. 44 i a . 

The biography of poets begins with Asadl. On fol. 1 5 5 a 
the first three lines of fol. 15 i a are wrongly repeated; 
on fol. 2i3 a , 1. 3 must be read -4J |_£jL»j instead of 
^s-H ; from fol. 340 to fol. 405 the right order of the 
leaves is as follows: 340, 365-404, 341-364, 405. 

Not dated; eleventh to twelfth century. 

Ff. 463, 11. 23; partly Shikasta (ff. 1-5 7*), partly Nastalik 
(ff. 58-463) ; written by different hands at different times and 
also on different paper ; the original leaves are put into a modern 
margin ; size, 13J in. by 8f in. [Elliot 242.] 


The same. 

Introduction in No. 252, on fol. 6 a ; I. Araish on fol. 
9 a ; II. Araish on fol. 40 1 '; III. Araish on fol. 136 s ; 
IV. Araish on fol. 226 b ; V. Araish on fol. 250*; VI. 
Araish on fol. 309"; VII. Araish in No. 253, on fol. 67 b ; 
conclusion on fol. 323 a . 

This copy is quite modern. There is a colophon on 
fol. 38o a (No. 253) ; the date, however, is not certain : 
1 ~^j ,;J;bj t_)L*JI eliil sJJI c jjjo i_jLS .^jI jJi («L»j 

t* — a ' .*,i JuaJli Jua. 

Before the r there are two dots, one under the 
other, the upper one the largest, perhaps r . . , viz. 
I2oo = a.d. 1785, December. 

Vol. I, ff. 367; vol. II, ff. 380 ; 11. 15 ; Nasta'llk ; size, 8£ in. 
by 7 J in. [Ouseley 252, 253.] 


The same. 

Contents : 

Vol. I. Introduction on fol. 8 b ; I. Araish on fol. 1 i b ; 
II. Araish on fol. n5 a ; III. Araish on fol. 284* ; IV. 
Araish on fol. 422 b ; V. Araish on fol. 464" ; VI. Araish 
on fol. 592 a . 

Vol. II. VII. Araish on fol. i b ; biography of poets 
on fol. 305*. 

No date. The beginning of vol. I is rather different 
from that in the other copies : *^=vll ij-^P^ *^' r*" J - 

j CJ^Loi jyiS u^lj^-L) iS IJjJtjJ Ijjjj* tjtr*^ — > »-! j 



t^>jXs X-> 


jl iuIXj. 

Vol. I, ff. 833 ; 
9 in. by 4J in. 

vol. II, ff. 364 ; 11. 


distinct Nasta'lik ; size, 
[Fraseb 112, 113.] 

Ta'rikh-i-Kipcaklshani (^U 5 ^ jJ;b"). 

A most comprehensive work on general history of 




the east, called Ta'rikh-i-Kipeakkhani (vol. I, 
line antep.), by Kipeak-Khan. 


The author's name is i»L_> is 

~=r]y* ^-ij-z o^ 3 ^"^ 9 

Subhan Kuli-Kban, ruler of Turkistan, whose Kaus- 
Begi the author's father was, died a.ii. 1 114 = a. d. 1702. 
We learn from the preface and conclusion the following 
particulars regarding the author's life : He was a native 
of Balkh, came to India A. H. 1 107, and resided at Lahur, 
where he was in connection with Abd-alsamad Khan, 
governor of the Panjab under the emperor Farrukksiyar 
about A.h. 1 1 25; he was from his early days given up 
to reading old chronicles, and resolved to compose this 
book, which he finished a.h. 1137, the 5th Rabi' 1 = 
A. D. 1724, November, after six years' work (vol. II, 
fol. 2C;6 b ; vol. I, fol. 3 a ). He does not give a review of 
his sources ; in vol. II, fol. 2o6 1) , he mentions the 
Ta'rikh-i-Firuzshahi, by Diya Barni. 

Beginning : 

O.— ; .' jJ oli js^ y e^lj a J. :,ib 

It is divided into an introduction, five books, and a 

Fatihali on fol. 3 b . On the creation; index of the 

Book I (Jjl i_>U) on fol. io a . On the prophets before 
Muhammad, in five parts. 

Book II on fol. 44 a . On ante-Muhammadan dynasties, 
in four tabakas ; chiefly on the kings of Persia. 

Book III on fol. 77 11 . On the dynasties contemporary 
with the kings of Persia mentioned in the preceding 
chapter, in nine taifas. 

Book IV on fol. 93b. On Muhammad, the four 
immediate successors, the twelve Imams, the Umay- 
yade and 'Abbaside Khalifs, and the founders of the 
four schools of Muhammadan law, in two fasls. 

Book V on fol. 247b. On Islamic dynasties in general, 
in nine fasls : 

Fasl I (fol. 247 11 ), in five taifas : Tahirides, Saffarides, 
Samanides, Ghaznawides, Ghurides. 

Fasl II (fol. 2 73 b ), in two taifas : Buyides and Sal- 

Fasl III (fol. 4 a , vol. II), in two taifas : Khwarizm- 
shahs and Atabegs. 

Fasl IV (fol. i8 a ). Ismailis. 

Fasl V (fol. 2 7 a ), in two guruh : Tatar and Moghul 

Fasl VI (fol. 80b), in six taifas : Muzaffarides, Ira- 
nians, Cupaniyyah, Kurts, Sarbadarians, Turkish princes 
in Asia Minor. 

Fasl VII (fol. 9 ot>). On the rulers of Sind till the 
time of Akbar, in five taifas. 

Fasl VIII (fol. 97 a ). On the rulers of India, in six 
taifas : Slave kings, Khiljis, Tughluk, Sayyids, Ludi, 
Sultans of the Dakhan. 

Fasl IX (fol. 109b), in five taifas : On Timur and his 
successors, on the tribes of Kara-koyunlu and Ak- 
koyuulu, on the Safawis, on the Shaibaniyyah 
dynasty of Turkistan till Sayyid Abu-alfadl Khan. 

Conclusion (n^ili.) on fol. 296 s1 . On the author him- 
self On fol. 297 a occur the following two notes : ' t • - » .;. 

'ft S^MM*Aj*l (ft 1 1 

From this note we learn that this copy was made by a 
Sayyid Hafiz Ma'sum with the Takhallus Saki, and that 
the date of the completion of the work itself is em- 
bodied in the words p^i 

>JjIj idols' ^U" *yajut> SoiL* 

£iU f JUS? 

jU. (i.e. 1 137). 

Then follows another note on fol. 297b : *>-—'' sju» cJ 


fliA\ 3 


^—. i-.U JiJlj '— » « i\ 

"— ^' cr^3 £±)\ ^- Ztjh^ (J f 3 ^ "' s ^j ^ s -*-^" 

i-j-i c^La. *L:j j^j. (!) i_aJl j;^-!-^ f-+~> ti». ^ *^J 

Accordingly this copy was finished on Wednesday, 
the 5th Rabi' I (N. B. Exactly the same day when the 
author finished his work) ; the year, however, when this 
took place is not mentioned. Secondly, this copy was 
made for one Kipcak-Khan Bahadur (probably the 
author himself). 

We think it most likely that these two notes are 
simply transferred from an older MS., and must 
remark that these two volumes bear in all externals 
(as paper, writing, etc.) the greatest likeness to those 
copies, made by 'Abd - alrazzak (comp. Ouseley 53, 
166, etc.) 

On ff. 297 b -302 a follows an account of a.h. 1138, 
dated the 27th Shawwal, a.h. H38=a.d. 1726, the 
28th June. 

Beginning : 

^ j}f ] 

iSijiXi J^ 


Ua-a . (jiLij V » -r ^ 

V"J X 



•-^'j 0-^3 

Jz\j> J*s* ^jU Jj^Jiij 5-bLjU jl 

SJu&\ . » / »a 

No. 184, if. 296; No. 185, ff. 302; 11. 15; small Nasta'lik; 
size, 8 J in. by 7| in. [Ouseley 184, 185.] 

1 Of this ' collation and revision ' there is no trace to be dis- 
covered in these two volumes. 





Hadikat-alsafa (lLaJI iiix&). 

A large general history in three volumes, written by 
Ibn Ghulani Alikhan Yusuf 'Ali (see this name in No. 
155, fol. 2 a , 11. 18 and 19), and entitled Hadikat-alsafa, or 
the Garden of Purity. The author says, that although 
he had collected the materials for this history during 
the government of Mihr 'Ali Wardikhan already, yet 
in consequence of some obstacles he could begin his 
work only after the death of this Amir (who died 
a.h.ii69=a.d.i755; see fol. 2 a , 11. 24-26 : ^j-Lx^jUj 

in the year 1170 (=a.d. 1756; see fol. 2 b , 1. 4 : i^»ji 

^5^ ,jl 9-tj^ jLu-a 3 J^a 3 j'j-*)' an( ^ ^ e was s *'^ occu " 
pied with it a.h. ii73 = a.d. 1759, as we learn from 
the following passage in No. 156, fol. 388**, 1. 1 1: Jl» U' 

This work is divided into an introduction (s_*j[Xo), 
three volumes (jJls-*), and a conclusion (j_»jU.) ; each 
volume is subdivided into several raudas or meadows, 
each raudah into several dauhas or trees, and these 
again into ghusns or branches. 

Contents : 

No. 155. — Introduction on fol. i b , containing the 
author's preface, an account of the creation, and a com- 
plete index of the first volume. 

First volume on fol. 5* in sis raudas. 

First raudah on fol. 5 a , in two dauhas : 

Dauhah I (on fol. 5 a ). The prophets before Muhammad 
(lJLL- *L~jI). 

Dauhah II (on fol. 32 a ). The kings before the Islam 
(i_iL» us) Ju.), in fourteen ghusns : The Pishdadians (fol. 
32 a ); the Kayanians (fol. 34 a ) ; the Ashkanians (fol. 
37 b ); the Ashghanians ; the Sasanians (fol. 38 11 ) ; the 
Kaldanians, or kings of Babylon ; the Sultans of Syria 
(fol. 43 a ); the Band Sulaiman; the Ptolemies (^L^U, 
^U«j or t .., )IU\) ; the kings of Habash, the Ghassanians 
(foL'43 11 ); the Banu Lakhm (fol. 44 a ); the kings of 
Himyar (fol. 45 a ); the Roman emperors (fol. 48 a ). 

Second raudah on fol. 49 s1 , in five dauhas : 

Dauhah I (on fol. 49 a ). The life of Muhammad. 

Dauhah II (on fol. 8i a ). The Khilafat of Abu Bakr. 

Dauhah III (on fol. 84 a ). The Khilafat of 'Uniar. 

Dauhah IV (on fol. 88b). The Khilafat of 'Uthman ; 
here the heading is left blank, the same has happened 
in many other places. 

Dauhah V (on fol. 9 2 a ). The Khilafat of Ali. 
Third raudah on fol. i0 2 b , in ten dauhas : 

Dauhah I (on fol. 103"). The twelve Imams. 

Dauhah II (on fol. io6 b ). The principal men of the 
Ashab or Sahabah, in alphabetical order. 

Dauhah III (on fol. 109''). The four Mujtahidin. 

Dauhah IV (on fol. 1 io a ). The seven Kurra or readers 
of the Kuran. 

Dauhah V (on fol. no a ). The Tabi'in (these three 
dauhas are misplaced in the index). 

Dauhas VI and VII (on fol. n8 a ). The Ulama, Mu- 
haddithin (or collectors of Muhammad's traditions), 
Mashaikh and Fukara, (these two dauhas seem not to 
be separated in the text, at least we have not succeeded 
in finding out any heading of the seventh dauhah). 

Dauhah VIII (on fol. 129b). The Banu. Umayyah. 

Dauhah IX (on fol. 132 11 ), in two ghusns. The mar- 
tyrdom of Hadrat Sayyid Alshahid and the affairs of 
Muslim bin "AMI, 'Abdallah bin Zubair and the other 
Hakims of the Banu Umayyah. 
' Dauhah X (on fol. 148"). The Banu 'Abbas. 

Fourth raudah on fol. i63 b , in two dauhas : 

Dauhah I (on fol. 163b). The rulers and governors 
contemporary with the 'Abbasides to the west of 
Baghdad, in twenty-three ghusns: The Abbasides in 
Egypt (fol. 163b) ; the Sayyids in Spain, the Sayyids in 
Yanian (fol. 164"); the Sharifs of Makkah (fol. 164b); 
the Banu Aghlab in Africa; the Banu Tulun in Egypt, 
beginning with Ahmad bin Tulun ; the Al-i-Hamdan 
in Mausil (fol. 165b); the Ikhshidiyyah in Syria; the 
Banu Mundhir in Spain (fol. 166") ; the Mulaththamin, 
(^_i-iLS ^_> , comp. Roudh el Kartas traduit par 
Beaumier, Paris, i860, fol. 190 sq.), and the Muwahhidln 
in Africa (fol. l66 b ); the Banu Marin, the Al-i- 
Mirdas (^j^S ^j.) in Syria, the Banu 'Ukail in Mausil 
(fol. i68 a ); the Banu Asad, the Banu Tai (A^i jT) in 
Syria, the Isma ilis in Egypt (fol. i68 1 ') ; the Al-i-Ayyub 
in Egypt (fol. 170'') ; the Saljukides in Syria and 
Rum (fol. i75 a ) ; the Al-i-'Uthman of Rum (one of the 
longest accounts from fol. 176b down to fol. 2i6 a ) ; the 
Akrad in Diyarbakr, the Al-i-Dhu-alkadr in Mar'ash, 
Mahitiyyah, etc. (fol. 2 1 6 a ). 

Dauhah II (on fol. 2 1 6 b ). The dynasties contemporary 
with the Abbasides to the east of Baghdad in Iran and 
Tiiran, in twenty-five ghusns : The Banu Hasan and 
Husain in Tabaristan and G ilA.11 (fol. 2 1 6 b ) ; the Karkiyas 
(LSjS) in Gilan (fol. 2 1 8«) ; the Kiwamiyyah (5JL.I3J) 
in Mazandaran (fol. 2 20 a ) ; the Bawandiyyah in Tabaris- 
tan and Gilan, in three classes (fol. 2 2i a ) ; the Tahirides 
(fol. 222b); the Saffarides (fol. 2 2 3 a ); the Samanides 
(fol. 224 11 ); the Al-i-Ziyiir (fol. 227b); the Ghaznawidcs 
(fol. 230b); the Ghurides (fol. 234b); the Kurts of 
Harat (fol. 235b); the Dailamis (fol. 237 s1 ); the Kaku- 
yah of Isfahan, etc. (fol. 240''); the Saljukides, in three 
classes, of Iran and Turan, of 'Irak, of Kirman (fol. 241"); 
the Atabegs of Mausil (fol. 249b), of Adharbaijan (fol. 
250 11 ), of Ears (fol. 25i a ), of Luristan (fol. 252b); the 
rulers of Sistan (fol. 253 s ), of Hurmuz (fol. 253b) ; the 
Assassins (.1 pW^j t-U-» r^-») ; 'Ala-aldin Dinar and 
his successors in Kirman (fol. 256b); the Karakhitaiy- 
yah in Kirman (fol. 257 11 ) ; the Al-i-Muzaffar (fol. 258 s1 ) ; 
the Khwarizmshahs (fol. 266 a ). 

Fifth raudah on fol. 271b in thirteen dauhas: 

Dauhah I (on fol. 27 i b ). The origin of the Turks, the 
lineof the Tatars, and Moghuls (fol. 271b); the story 
of Alankdi (fol. 272 s ); Cingizkhan's birth, life, and 
conquests (fol. 272b); his successors in Karakorum, 
etc.; the Khans in Kipcak; the Cagatais, in two 




ghusns, the second of which comprises Hulagukban 
bin Tulikkan ; the descendants of Hulagu down to 
Abu Said Bahadurkhan (fol. 288 b ); the Cupaniyyah 
and Ilkanians (fol. 303*) ; the Sarbadarians (fol. 307b). 

Sixth raudah on fol. 309* in three dauhas : 

Dauhah I (on fol. 30o a ). The Kara-koyunlu. 

Dauhah II (on fol. 309''). The Ak-koyunlu. 

Dauhah III (on fol. 309'). The Safawi dynasty down 
to the death of Shah 'Abbas II, a.h. 1077. 

At the end of this volume there is a seal of Kuli 
Muhammad Khan. Beginning of the volume : Jl. t ,~ 

Not dated. 

No. 156. — Second volume on fol. i b , containing ten 
raudas (the index of this volume is missing). 

First raudah on fol. i b . Tiinur and his successors, 
in three dauhas : 

Dauhah I (on fol. i b ). History of Timur from his 
birth to his death, A.H. 807 = A. D. 1405. 

Dauhah II (on fol. 43 11 ). History of Timur's descen- 
dants from the reign of Shahrukh to the death of Sultan 
Abu Sa'id Gurgan, a.h. 873=a.d. 1468. 

Dauhah III (on fol. 69a). History of Sultan Husain 
Mirza, Badi'-alzaman Mirza, Muzaffar Husain Mirza, 
etc., down to the year 929, in three ghusns. 

Second raudah on fol. 93 b . The reign of Babar in 
India, (a.h. 929-937). 

Third raudah on fol. 95 b . Humayun's reign (937- 
9 6 3)- 

Fourth raudah on fol. 99 b . Akbar'a reign (963- 
1014). On ff. 107-109 there are enumerated famous 
Amirs, 'Ulama, judges, and poets of his time. 

Fifth raudah on fol. i09 b . Jahangir's reign (1014- 

Sixth raudah on fol. I2 6 b . Shahjahan's reign (1037- 
1068). The contemporary sheikhs, physicians, and 
poets, on ff. i8o b -i94 b . 

Seventh raudah on fol. I94 b . Aurangzib 'Alamgir's 
reign (1068-1118). 

Eighth raudah seems to be forgotten in this copy, 
therefore the reigns of Bahadurshah and Mu'izz-ahlin 
Jahandar (1118-1125) are entirely missing; see the 
death of Aurangzib on fol. 2 53 b and a description of 
his qualities and virtues on fol. 2 54 a sq. 

Ninth raudah on fol. 2 59 b . Farrukh Siyar's (1125- 
1131), Rafi'- aldarajat's and Rafi'-aldaulah's (1131) 

Tenth raudah on fol. 269. Muhanimadshah's reign 

The chronological index on fol. 2 72 b contains only 
the names of the emperors, all the dates are wanting. 

Third volume on fol. 274 b , containing an introduc- 
tion, a faidah, thirteen raudas (on fol. 2 74 b , in the 
first line there is wrongly written fourteen), and a con- 
clusion in three chapters. 

Introduction on fol. 2 74 b (1), in which are given by 
the author general remarks on the ancient state of 
India, its rulers, etc., before the Islam. 

Fdidah on fol. 277 b concerning the rise of Islam in 

First raudah on fol. 277b (r). The Ghaznawides or 
the Sultans of Lahur from Sabuktagiu to Khusrau 
Malik, the son of Khusraushah (defeated by Shihab- 
aldin Muhammad Ghiiri, a.h. 583, and subsequently 
put to death). 

Second raudah on fol. 28o b (v). The Sultans of Dihli, 
in six dauhas : 

Dauhah I (on fol. 28o b ). The Slave kings of Dihli, 
from Kutb-aldin Aibak to Mu'izz-aldin bin Kaikubad 
(dethroned and put to death), 588-687. 

Dauhah II (on fol. 282 b ). The Khilji kings from 
Jalal-aldin Khilji to Kutb-aldin Mubarak, 687-721. 

Dauhah III (on fol.' 2851)- The house of Tughluk from 
Ghiyath-aldin to Mahmudshah (who ascended the throne 
A.h. 796). 

Dauhah IV (on fol. 286 b ). Timur's invasion in Hin- 
dustan, A. H. 800. 

Dauhah V (on fol. 287 s1 ). The Sayyids from Khidrkhan 
to 'Ala-aldin bin Muhammadshah (who ascended the 
throne a.h. 849, retired to Badaun 854, died 883). 

Dauhah VI (on fol. 2 87 b ). The house of Ludi and 
the family of Sur from Bahlfil Ludi (who assumed the 
title of king A.H. 854) to Sikandarshah Sur's defeat, 
a.h. 962. 

For the detailed history of Timur's successors, of 
Babar, Humayun, and Akbar, the author at the end 
of this raudah refers to the second volume of his 

Third raudah on fol. 290 s (iv). The Sultans of 
the Dakhan, in six dauhas: 

Dauhah I (on fol. 290^). The Bahmani dynasty from 
'Ala-aldin Hasan, a.h. 748, to its extinction in 935. 

Dauhah II (on fol v 3oi b ). The 'Adilshahi kings of 
Bijapur from Yusuf 'Adilshah to Muhammad 'Adilkhan 
(died 1067). 

Dauhah III (on fol. 309 b ). The Nizamshahi kings of 
Ah madnagar from Nizamshah Bahri to Murtada Nizam- 
shah Mulk (who ascended the throne a.h. 973, assumed 
the charge of the government himself in a.h. 977, was 
put to death by his son in a. h. 996). 

Dauhah IV (on fol. 3i5 a ). The Kutbshahi kings of 
Gulkundah from Kuli Kutbshah to the death of Mu- 
hammad Kulishah (a.h. 1020), whose successor was 
Muhammad Kutbshah (mentioned before under Shah- 

Dauhah V (on fol. 316 11 ). The Tmadshahs of Barar 
from Fathallah Tmad-almulk to Tufalkhau's death; 

A.H. 982. 

Dauhah VI (on fol. 3i6 b ). The Baridiyyahshahs of 
Bidar from Kasim Barid to Ali Baridshah (who 
reigned forty-five years, and died 990), and his son 
Ibrahim Baridshah (reigned seven years, and died 997). 

Fourth raudah on fol. 316 15 (fr). The Sultans of 
Gujarat from Zafarkhan (styled as king Muzaffarkhan), 
a.h. 793, to Muzaffarshah III, and the kingdom's 
destruction by Sultan Akbar, A.h. 991. 

Fifth raudah on fol. 323* (c). The Sultans of 
Malwah and Mandu from Dilawarkhan Ghuri to Biiz 
Bahadur and Malwah's conquest by Akbar, a.h. 978 
(here is written by mistake 897, euia • i»J« Jon. - :.* i> 

instead of 

jLUjJ « J..a,(ji). 




Sixth raudah on fol. 327* (of). The Farukiyyahshahs 
of Khandis from Malik Rajah to Bahadurkhan bin 
Rajah "Alikhan, who humbled himself before Akbar's 
throne, a.h. 1008. 

Seventh raudah on fol. 328b (00). The Sultans of 
Bangalah from Fakhr-aldin (who proclaimed himself 
king a.h. 739) to Daudkhan's death and the kingdom's 
subjection to Akbar, 983. 

Eighth raudah on fol. 329b (01). The Sharkishahs 
of Jaunpur from Khwajah Jahan to Sultan Husain 
Shark! and the subjugation of that principality by 
Sikandar Ludi a.h. 881. 

Ninth raudah on fol. 330* (ov). History of the rulers 
of Tattah, Sind, and Multan, and the Islams' rise in 
these countries. It concludes with Nasir-aldin Kabaca 
(drowned a.h. 622). 

Tenth raudah on fol. 33 i a (oa). The Sumarah and 
Sumanah or Jam dynasty, the Arglniniyyah and the 
Tarkhanshahs of Sind down to Mirza Jani, who ascended 
the throne A. H. 993, and the annexation of Sind to Ak- 
bar's empire a.h. iooi. 

Eleventh raudah on fol. 331b ( 0A ). History of the 
Sultans of Multan, beginning with Sheikh Yusuf Multani 
(selected by the people's assembly a.h. 847), and con- 
cluding with Husain bin Sultan Mahmud (placed on 
the throne a.h. 931), and Multan's annexation to Dihli 
A.H. 932. 

Twelfth raudah on fol. 332b (01). The Sultans of 
Kashmir from Shams-aldin (who died a.h. 750) and 
his son Jamshid (died 752) down to Yusufshah and the 
final conquest of Kashmir by Akbar, A. H. 995. This 
raudah is introduced by a short account on the wonder- 
ful things and curiosities of Kashmir and the Islams' 
rise in it. 

Thirteenth raudah on fol. 335b (ir). The rulers of 
Malabar down to the rise of the English dominion 

Beginning of the second volume : j-^A ^ jJI ^AaS 

""" Beginning of the third volume: Aijv, j\x* &5oljj 
Jl io—I^ J-^-ji. {jy^&y.- 

Conclusion or Khatimah on fol. 336b (ir), com- 
prising different materials. 

A. A treatise on wisdom according to ancient sen- 
tences, in three babs or chapters ( J^=>-l S]y^ 

uWj j» 

a \ A~ 

i X^° tjW 5 . _) C**X» i—ijfju 

First bdb on fol. 336b, in five fasls : 

Fasl I (on fol. 336'"). ^\ ^ £^+*r v_*-*lJ-» Jj-eljJ 

>o-»X> i_ajfjtj w f^JJ^ (J>-»^ J^»' U -■ '■ j^' 

Fasl II (on fol. 337b). As- ^j-*-* ^ J^-» Ac- J^r>. 



J e>i^* UJJ? y\ Jli.1 j say y 
Fasl III (on fol. 338b). A A~£>\ } o-X* 


c-jji j ))j^>\ (_^-«-C j l5paJj- 

Fasl IV (on fol. 339a). ^-J %^j>. \+^~> J 

i*£ c^-*X.> 

Fasl V (on fol. 341b). 

^>J^S* a \ j 

Second bdb on fol. 342 a (11). Theology, in nine fasls 
(J-ii »j^j A*^* ^1 As y): 

Fasl I (on fol. 342 a ). »J!lc .y\, in six amrs or actions : 
1. As- if*-* and ^».,li>. « i5--»i •* J^"J ' ^' *-^*^"° > 
3. rA\x3 ; 4. CjlX^ « j«A3 « ijlx-oi 5 ^J^i > **• } cyJ^j 
e^iS ; 6. J^ijt-o j oJx. 

Fasl II (on fol. 343 s1 ). j ijX^-^ j "-^J-^J u^j/^' j* 

Fasl III (on fol. 344b). c^L-. j <_^ 

AA\ .i 

jVA\ ,i 

i'j t-i-U: 

Fasl IV (on fol. 348' 1 ). _,! 

-_ ^G 


■■'.-i > 

*L*1 t^>Loi ijL^j ,j. 

Fasl V (on fol. 349"). ji ,_/>-> 
Fasl VI (on fol. 349b). t 

Fasl VII (on fol. 35i a ). Xlb Jjl ; jLo si'jii: u Lj. ^j 

J yjo 1 s^a.l^Sj ,J 

'^3-^5-° ^— *-^t^ 



«! i^jUUjlJL* 

J u-^ 

Fasl VIII (on fol. 352"). _,. 

JOJ (^IjJ ^jL;.) ,J. 

Fasl IX (on fol. 354b). CSAi ^Ju ^Lj ; j. 

The beginning of the third bdb is not to be found ; 
there is probably a lacuna after fol. 354, for the 
materials, which are discussed on fol. 355, are quite 
different from those in the last part of the second bab 
(for instance, parts of a natural history) ; and on fol. 
356 a there occurs a thirteenth fasl on medical subjects 
( { JA? \s-\y j i^U.^Ji-ol .j), which is surely belonging 
to the incomplete third bab. 

B. An account of the most celebrated Sheikhs, philo- 
sophers, ancient kings, etc., with extracts from their 
writings, poems, etc., in three faths : 

First fath on fol. 362b (i e ), ^Ujj oo^j^pi ,j. 

Second fathon fol. 363 s1 (11). «L£j». Jlyl j Jl^a-I^i^j 
*5L*\ jl J^s IJ A>\^, j ; this fath begins with Adam's 
son Seth (1^*-^), and concludes with the famous king 
Darab bin Bahman. Besides that, there is inserted a 
discussion on love (jj-^c) on ff. 363b— 365b. 

Third fath on fol. 372b (1 . ). ^ MJ <j\_jC>- JJj^-'jJ 

C. A biographical dictionary of Persian poets on 
ff. 375 b -446 b (i.A-rio), with short, but interesting 
quotations. The fullest account is given of the author's 
contemporary, Muhammad 'Ali Hazin (born a.h. 1103, 
died 1 180), on ff. 388a-394a, and of Muhammad Husain 
Naziri of Nishapur, on ff. 433 a -434 b . The earliest 
poets mentioned in this tadhkirah are Abu-alhasan Sha- 
hid, Rudagl, and Khabbazi (here wrongly called ij.Lj>-), 
from the time of the Samanides ; Asadi, 'Unsuri, and 
Grhadairi, from Mahmud of Ghazna's court, etc. At the 
end there is an appendix, containing all those contem- 
porary poets who were the author's friends. The Arabic 
paging is wrong from ivo down to the end, the leaves 




being numbered here curiously from ten to ten, so that 
the next leaf to ivo is marked with the number uo, 
and so on. 

This copy is the author's autograph : jL.l ^>\ jt.-~« 
Jlc i_JLujj »^-»-=- ; he excuses himself that in conse- 
quence of a troublesome illness he could not continue 
the history of the Moghul emperors down to Ah- 
madshah (deposed 1167), 'Alamgir II (died 1173), and 
Shah 'Alam, who reigned when the author wrote. 
Probably the same illness is the reason that he did 
not finish this work before a. h. i i84 = a. d. 1770, 
fourteen years after having commenced it, and eleven 
years after having written the memoir on 'All Haziu in 
the last part of the conclusion. 

Although this work (especially in the first volume) 
is very brief and comprehensive, and the single dynas- 
ties usually occupy only one or two leaves, it is very 
remarkable for its extremely accurate chronology and 
its particular notices on the learned men, poets, etc. of 
the single epochs. More detailed are the second and 
third volume, the latter of which is written totally on 
the basis of Firishta's famous History of India, agreeing 
with that in the whole arrangement and even in the 
single phrases. The biographical dictionary of poets at 
the end is a valuable enrichment of the list of tadh- 
kiras given in Sprenger's Catal. Oudh. 

No. 155, ff. 314; No. 156, ff. 446 ; 11. 28-29; Nasta'llk; no 
ornaments; size, 12}- in. by 8^ in. [Elliot 155, 156.] 


Parhat-alnazirin (^jJiLJI o^i). 

A general compendium of Muhammadan and Indian 
history, from the beginning of the world down to the 
reign of Shah 'Alam (who ascended the throne a.h. i i 73), 
by Maulawi Muhammad Aslam bin Muhammad Hafiz 
alfarsurfiri alansiiri alkadiri, who completed the intro- 
duction of this work a.h. ii84 = a.d. 1770 (comp. fol. 
I2 a , 11. 4, 5, and fol. i6 a , 11. 6, 7). For further details 
we refer to Elliot, History of India, viii. p. 163 sq., and 
Rieu i. p. 131. The last date which appears in the text 
is a. h. 1 io,6 = a. d. 1782 ; see fol. 586", 1. 3. 

It is divided into a mukaddimah, three niakalas, and 
a khatimah. 

Contents : 

Complete index on ff. i b -4 a . 

Preface on fol. 5 b (1), including the eulogiums of 
the emperor Shah 'Alam and his wazir, beginning: i»JD 
x~. . > « *LsJ ^ W11T o5,Lj^!lxJ1 « Jcsr '. (ji L> .v » il 

Jl sJLaj ,h»i ■ iiLi (JLxj\ 

Mukaddimah on fol. 17* (ir). On the creation, etc. 

First makalah on fol. 1 9° ( 1 0). History of the prophets 
from Adam to Muhammad, of the first four Khalifs, the 
Imams, and Mujtahidins. 

Second makalah on fol. 1 i8 b ( 1 1 f). History of India 
from the oldest ante-Muhammadan times till the end of 
Ibrahim Ludfs reign, a.h. 932. 

Third makalah on fol. 232 s1 (rr.). History of Timur 
and his descendants till Babar, and of the great Moghul 
emperors of India down to Shah 'Alam, with a physical 
and geographical appendix, describing the longitude 
and latitude of India, with its principal districts, cities, 

etc., on fol. 562 sq. (this part belongs, according to the 
preface and to Rieu i. p. 131, to the khatimah). 

Khatimah on fol. 578 ll (ovi). An account of the famous 
Sheikhs and learned men of that age, especially of all 
those who were contemporaries and friends of the author, 
beginning with ^^SJL^, — jdl j^cX». 

A large list of about seventy sources is found on 
ff. 15-16, beginning with the Ta'rikh-i-Bahmani and 
Taj-almaathir, and containing all the well-known his- 
tories from Tabari down to the 'Alamgirnama and ttill 
more modern works. 

No date. Ff. 572-577 are misplaced ; the right 
order is 572, 574, 573, 576, 575, 577. 

This copy once belonged to John Haddon Hindley. 
Purchased 1828. 

Ff. 586, 11. 15 ; bad handwriting in careless Nastalik, nearly 
Shikasta, except the first two pages of the text ; size, 8 J in. by 
Si in. [Caps. C. 5.] 


Mirat-i-Aftabnuma, (L-^bil i^>U-«). 

A work on general history and geography, from the 
world's creation down to the thirtieth year of Shah 
'Alam's_ reign (a.h. I202 = a. d. 1787), composed by 
Shah 'Alam's prime minister, the Nawwab 'Abd-alrah- 
man Shahnawazkhan Hashimi Banbani of Dihli (comp. 
fol. i a , 1. 9), a.h. 1 2 18 = A. d. 1803 (this date of com- 
position is contained in the title, the letters of which 
form a chronogram); comp. W. Morley, pp. 56-58; 
Elliot, History of India, viii. p. 332 sq.; Elliot's MSS. 
in the Journ. of the As. Soc. of Bengal, vol. xxiii, part i, 
p. 233, No. 30; Rieu i. p. 131 sq. 

Contents : 

The author's pi'eface on fol. i a . 

Introduction on fol. 2 b . On the advantage and neces- 
sity of the study of history (o*i~<ii ^Lo ,J &-»££-» 

First or historical part (this principal division is styled 
s_jJU.), in six books or apparitions (^J-*?), on fol. 3°. 
Book I on fol. 3 b . On the creation (jy& J^>. j± 

Book II on fol. 44 b . History of the prophets from 
Adam to Muhammad, etc. (s^ic pjl jjAj* u\±sj\ ^j 


J r 


j ^Lj ,j j uj 5-!L-i~l ^>y. J|^-' j< 

I JJl^^-ij J— y t^W^)- 

Book III on fol. 78 b . History of Muhammad, the 
Khalifs, etc. (j^l } ^-A-^JI <->j^ c^-^ 1 f^J'*^ 
~J\ ^fijsX erliJj i^Uii j ^Ijjl j jLs*I)- 

Book IV on fol. 91 b . Account of the celebrated 
Siins,'Ulamas, judges, poets, artists, etc. (i-J>j^> Jly^J 
~fi o^b~* J*!j ]j^ 3 Udj UL= j *^U). On fol. 
f~2 9 b there begins the chapter of the poets, alphabeti- 
cally arranged; the first quoted here is Abu-alhasan 
Hakim Muhammad R&dagl. 

Book V on fol. i53 a . History of the different Muham- 
madan dynasties from the Pishdadians to the Hindu 
Rajahs of India, in an extremely short and abrupt 
manner (Iiii-.l i^» ji <S -s* 3 <-^ csJjL. yLo ^ 





LajJl ijij^>. Jj')- This book is by mistake headed 
~-i. I \s? instead of «sH). 

Book VI (here by mistake headed s_*l, as if it were a 
subdivision of the fifth or sixth book) on fol. 178b. 
History of Timur and his descendants till A. H. 1202 

(uLj\Sj)S t->jy*-~J sJJlc S.l... Li ^jLi^JLc ^j-Jo^L-. ^LOji). 

On fol. 237 b begins an alphabetically arranged chapter 
on celebrated Amirs who flourished under the Timurides ; 
on fol. 249 s1 a description of the various musical modes, 
and an account of celebrated musicians, etc. (here by 
mistake called ^ jV' the ninth book, but according 
to the general index on fol. 2 a there are only six con- 
tained in the first sjla-). 

Second or geographical part, in eight books ( ls^). 

Book I on fol. 263 s . The first climate (_JlS1). 

Book II on fol. 265 a . The second climate. 

Book III on fol. 272b. The third climate. 

Book IV on fol. 300b. The fourth climate. 

Book V on fol. 307". The fifth climate. 

Book VI on fol. 3io b . The sixth climate (there is a 
small blank on fol. 3io a , and the heading wanting). 

Book VII on fol. 3i5 a . The seventh climate. 

Book VIII on fol. 323". The seven seas (jjWj jJ 

l V ; ..I .Li - ?). 

Conclusion on fol. 324b. Divers wonderful things, 
etc. ( Jl ji\y j >-*jJ/* j v 5 ^ />)• 

Beginning : i_A>IjjI ULaJl ,J^-« ^ jLi^i. *S iVa* 

Copied A. h. 1 244=: a. d. 1829, in the month Rajah, 
at Muradabad. The name of the transcriber is illegible. 

Ff. 330, 11. 21 ; careless Nasta'lik, very near to Shikasta; no 
ornaments; ff. 141 and 142 and some lines on fol. I43 a are 
supplied by another hand ; the Arabic paging is wrong from 
fol. 225 down to the end; size, n|in. by 6| in. [Elliot 241.] 


Another copy of the same. 

Contents : 

Introduction on fol. 3 a . 

First part (Jjl »»!*•) on fol. 4 a . 

Book I on fol. 4 b ; II on fol. 7 2 b ; III on fol. 1 3<3 a ; 
IV on fol. 153 11 ; V on fol. 258b (here by mistake styled 
_i-i> Jls 3 instead of **H) ; VI on fol. 308" (here 
wrongly called uxl, just as in the preceding copy). 

Second part (.jl) »j-W) on fol. 456°. 

Book I on fol. 458b; II on fol. 461b; III on fol. 
475 b J IV on fol. 525b; V on fol. 537b; VI on fol. 
545 a J VII on fol. 554b; VIII on fol. 569b. Conclusion 
(not marked here) on fol. 57 2 a . 

No date. 

Ff. 582, 11. 17; Nasta'lik, written, as it seems, by different 
hands; size, I2iin. by 8} in. [Caps. D. 5.] 


Sulalat-alsiyar (S-~. Jl iJ!l~,). 

A very modern compendium of general history, com- 
pleted by Abu-alkasim ibn Muhammad 'All Simnani 
Sasani, a. h. i222=A. d. 1807 (see the author's name 

on fol. 2 a , 11. 8 and 9, and the date of composition on 
fol. 59b, 1. 11), and entitled Sulalat-alsiyar, the essence 
of historical and biographical essays. It is divided iuto 
two makalas, the first of which contains two fasls or 
chapters : 1 . The kings of Iran before the Islam : the 
Pishdadians, Kayanians, Ashkaniaus, and Sasanians, 
from Gayumarth to Yazdajird, the last of the Sasanians, 
ff. 3«—2o b ( r .j J-ai on fol. 6 b , 1. 2, is a mistake for 
*.j i&A>). 2. The first four Khalifs, the Bani Umay- 
yali, the Bani 'Abbas, the Isma'ilis, and the contempo- 
rary dynasties, viz. the Tahirides, the Saffarides, the 
Samauides, the Ghaznawides, the Ghiirides, the Daila- 
mis, the Saljukides, the kings of Khwarizm, the Atabegs 
of Fars, Syria, and Diyarbakr.'Irak, and Adharbaijan,the 
Assassins, the Karakhitaiyyah of Rinnan, the Moghul- 
shahs, the Cupaniyyah, Ilkanians, Muzaffarides, Kurts, 
and Sarbadarians ; Timur and his descendants; theKara- 
koyunlu, the Ak-koyunlu, the Safawis, the rulers of 
Kandahar, the Afshars, the Abdiilis, the Sultans of Lur, 
the Kajars, ff. 2ob~59 b . 

The second makalah comprises the dynasties of India 
in an introduction and different bayans : 1. The kings 
of Dihli, the Ghurides, the Kniljis, the Tughluks, the 
house of Khidrkhan, the Ludis, the Cagatais I, the 
house of Sur, the Cagatais II, ff. 6o a -72 a . 2. The 
minor dynasties of Gulbargah, Bijapur, Ahmaduagar, 
Gulkundah, Barar, Bidar, Gujarat, Malwah, Khaudis, 
Bangalah, Jaunpur, the Arghuns of Sind, the Sultans of 
Multan, and the kings of Kashmir, ff. 72 b -94 a . 

A large number of chronological tables on ff. 2i a , 

2lb-22 b , 23 a -26 a , 26 b -28 a , 28 b -29 a , 29 b , 30 a -30 b , 

3I a_ 32 b j 333-3415, etc. 

Beginning : .Uaj^ll iyUu (_^jLJ . .Los^I »JJ^ ,j£->b-- 

Copied a.d. 18 14, at ,Jj>J, by Jb»3C..a.. 

Ff. 95, 11. 15; Nasta'lik; occasionally additions and notes on 
the margin; size, 8| in. by 6j in. [Elliot 126.] 


Fragments of an anonymous general history. 

Some confusedly-mixed fragments of a universal 
history, without title or introduction. Most of the 
dates are omitted. There is no strict chronological 
order in the single pieces ; for instance, the MS. begins 
with the year of the Bihlat 135 (see No. 99) = a. d. 762, 
on fol. i b , but on fol. 2 b there occurs already a.h. 329 = 
a.d. 940 ; ff. i4 b -2 2 a contain a part of C'ingizkhan's 
history down to a.h. 683=a.d. 1284 ; parts of the his- 
tory of the first Ghaznawide and Saljukide Sultans are 
found on fol. 2 2 b sq.; Sultan Sanjar's exploits are related 
on fol. 50b sq. ; the wazir Nizam-almulk and the year 
485 = a. d. 1092 occur on fol. 64b; the history of the 
Khwarizmshah Atsiz bin Muhammad is found on fol. 
87b ; on fol. 93b the death of Abu-alkasim Mahmud bin 
'Umar bin Muhammad Zamakhshari, the author of the 
Kashshaf, in a.h. 538 = a.d. 1143, is mentioned; two 
pages further on, on fol. 94b, we find the year 462 = 
a.d. 1069, etc. etc. 

The chief authority to which the unknown author of 
these fragments refers is the Ta'rikh-i-Ibn Athir ; see, 
for instance, fol. i6 a , 11. 15 and 16 ; fol. 29b, 1. 22 ; fol. 
79 a , 1. 29, etc. etc. Besides we find quoted (for instance 




on fol. ioo b , I. 19) the Ta'rikh-i-Ibn A'tham Kufi, 
i.e. the well-known Kitab-i-Futuh (comp. Nos. 124, 
125, and 126). 

Beginning : oJL=^ jl j^s--» j ^ j J-» JL- ,*->l-sj^S i 

Ff. 30; Nasta'llk; size, I2in.by7| in. [Th. Hyde 39.] 
II. History of Muhammad, the KhalIfs, 



Kitab-i-Futuh (^ yjdf). 

History of Islam from the death of Muhammad till 
that of Hasan, Husain, and Mu'awiyah, and Yaztd's 
succession, A. d. 680, relating the external aggrandize- 
ment, as well as the internal struggles between its 

Fol. 3 b . The time of Abu Bakr. 

Fol. 70". The time of 'Umar. 

Fol. i76 b . The time of 'Uthman. 

Fol. 228b. The time of 'Ali. 

Fol. 442 b . History of Hasan. 

Fol. 463*. History of Husain, homage to Yazid. 

The Arabic original is composed by Abu Muhammad 
Ahmad bin A'tham Alkufi (-Zs\ ^y. J^-a-1 ±Zs* y) 
jij&\ ; see fol. 3 a , 1. 5 ab infra ; fol. 3 b , 1. 15 ; fol. 397'") ; 
the first part (fol. 3 b , 1. I5 a -49 a , 1. 3 ab infra) was trans- 
lated into Persian by Muhammad b. Ahmad Almustaufi 
Alharawi (fol. 3 b , 1. 3 ; fol. 49 b , 1. 4) after a. h. 596 = 
A. d. 1 199, chiefly encouraged and assisted by a noble- 
man of Khwarizm and Khurasan (fol. 2 a , 1. 13 ; fol. 
49 b , 1. 1), whom he loads with epithets without giving 
his name ; the names of other friends of his he enume- 
rates on fol. 3 a . The whole remaining part was t ranslated 
by Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Abi Bakr Alkatib Alma- 
barnabadi (see fol. 49 a , 1. 21; fol. 2 a , 1. 4, this latter 
passage is corrupt, likewise in Ous. 170, fol. 2 a , 1. 8). 
He states in a special report, on fol. 49 a -5o a , that 
Almustaufi died (fol. 49 b , 1. 13), that he was asked to 
complete the work on different principles, viz. simpli- 
fying the style and omitting a great deal of the poetry 
of the Arabic original (see fol. 5o a , 11. 6-8), and that he 
continued the work where Almustaufi had left it. Title 
of his translation : j »-»1 ^j ±Z^* x^> , v » S i »-?y ~z.i * 
CjJi ^y> j.Lila Lli 5JJI s-«_=^, ^jy> ~Lcl 7-j-^» jl ^_*->^>JI 
(fol. 50a). 

H. Khalfa mentions this work, its author and first 
translator, in two places : iv. pp. 380 and 385. In the 
former he states that Abu Muhammad wrote his work 
A. H. 1003 = A. D. 1594, which is a very strange mistake. 
Of the translator he does not give any date. 

Almustaufi relates in the preface (fol. 2 b , 11. 10 sq.) 
that he met with his generous protector A. h. 596 = 
A. D. 1 199, and accompanied him to Zilzan, a district 
between Harat and Nishapur, after which he began with 
his translation. 

A third indirect date we have in the Nigaristan, of 
Kadi Ahmad Alghaffari (comp. the Jahan-ani, No. 98), 

who wrote a. h. 959=a. d. 1551, during the reign of 
Shah Tahmasp, a.h. 93<d-984=a. n. 1523-1576. In 
the introduction (Ous. 282, fol. 3 b , 1. 14) he mentions, 
amongst other historical works, ■ ° „ • i " ^y-i ^-j,li 
^yu—. xLsS ±+^.\ i+^jj ^jf~jLS-\ ^ j^a.1. C - 

Of the Arabic original there does not seem to exist 
any trace. Five other copies of the same work are 
described by Rieu i. p. 151 sq. ; C. Stewart, p. 8, and 
W. Morley, p. 16, note 3. See besides 'A Critical Essay 
on various MS. Works, Arabic and Persian, translated 
by J. O, London, 1832' (Oriental Translation Fund), 
p. 24, note 63, and pp. 55, 56, where the names —Ac 
and _lcl are confounded. 

Beginning of the introduction : ~>£^\ di.ll Jj x«-U 

Jl Cj— I (J I ».:. n «1 J^-SjJO -X*i 5J U^~Jj-i;ljJ». 

Beginning of the chronicle itself (fol. 3 b ) : ta.l»J» ^j^. 

_ &r*.&-o JLSJ f~^>a 



Beginning of Muhammad b. Ahmad Alkatib's con- 

tinuation (fol. 5o a ) : .! ^Juol 

Aj jjj ..Ula JS *ta 


End (fol. 479 a ) : v£^ o-jj ^iax-j »jl> e^cu* ^i. 

-aj. J^li jj^Loi, c.j\j. This corresponds to Ous. 
171, fol. 654 b , 1. 9, the concluding chapters in this copy 
being arranged in a different way. 

The present MS. is not dated; it may, however, be 
old, upwards of 200 years. There are several lacunas, 
which, happily, are filled up in the other copy, Ous. 

170, 171 : 

Ous. 284. Between ff. 136 and 137, corresponding to 

OUS. 170, ff. 204 b -205 b , 1. 10. 

Ous. 285. Between ff. 435 and 436, corresponding to 
Ous. 171, fol. 61 i a , 1. 6 to 1. 3 ab infra. 

Ibid. Between ff. 338 and 339, corresponding to Ous. 

171, fol. 6i3 b , 1. 3 ab infra to fol. 6i4 a , 1. 6. 

Ibid. On ff. 477, 478 there are several minor la- 
cunas, where the copyist has left blank spaces. Appa- 
rently that MS., from which he transcribed, was not 
completely preserved. Similar blanks he has left on 
fol. 2 a , 1. 4, and fol. 3 a , 1. 2, where the scribe of Ous. 170 
(fol. 2 a , 11. 7, 8, and fol. 3 b , 1. 3) has not been as con- 
scientious, filling up the line and thus disguising the 

The first volume, ff. i-22S» ; the second, ff. 22S>>-47o° ; 11. 23 ; 
small Nasta'lik ; size, io| in. by 6| in. [Ouselet 284, 285.] 


The same work. 

Contents : 

No. 170. Fol. 4 b . The time of Abu Bakr. 

Fol. 99 a . The time of 'Umar. 

Fol. 26i b . The time of 'Uthman. 

No. 171. Fol. 338 b The time of 'Ali. 

Fol. 6 1 7 b . History of Hasan. 

Fol. 64 1 a . Death of Hasan. 

Fol. 654 b . Death of Husain. 

F 2 




The end of this copy is different from Ous. 285 : b^ij 
jb {j\ j^»jl5o ijjb. X~-bX> :ju« Ijjl xib jl Lxilj Jjy 5-j 
&5 (jib ^ot^« ^b Ljl jj (j'-^*- 

Colophon: ^sy(!) ~olc _-i ub5 Ai ..U-S. 

On fol. 69 s the second translator is called „ji . ; . -v * 
i^jbbfjUl ,_-Jl5JI^5b j! ^ i .->!, where Ous. 284 
has the reading (jjbbjbU. 

On fol. 69 b the first translator is called ^Ij Jl, where 
Ous. 284 gives the reading ^ajljjl. Both ways of 
reading are, no doubt, corruptions for i^r.^! ' Alharawi,' 
as Morley (Descr. Catalogue, p. 16), Eieu (p. 151), and 
C. Stewart (p. 8) have found in their copies (comp. 
also No. 126). 

Tliis copy seems to have been written by 'Abd- 
alrazzak, who copied Ous. 53, 166, etc. 

The first volume, if. 1-336; the second, ff. 337-661 ; 11. 15; 
modern transcript in Nasta'llk ; size, 8-J in. by 7f in. 

[Ouseley 170, 171.] 


Another defective copy of the same. 

The text of this copy is throughout rather different 
from the preceding ones ; likewise the beginning, which 
runs here thus : f»-)X)1 ,.,LI1I *jx5JI eUll »JJ .ull 

1 A>-> a.*. ^JebJI « ^aUaJIri.^!. Jj^l o-ft f^*/^ 





Jtt-tfjll jJj^ST* s_fljLi> »^-a* JbC LUl^l-ajlj [^J^-C 

&JJI jL>C l__Sj>-J I-S-i^ r^"" J 4^™-° ^-^ " )jtJ . [»-.• ^■■' "■" 

Jl jw«l sJ^JljjJ (comp. Ouseley 284, fol. 2 a , 1. 5). 

The time of Abu Bakr on fol. 2 ; of 'Umar on fol. 
44 a ; of 'TJthman on fol. 15 i a (by a mistake the same 
heading is written on fol. 122°) ; the beginning of 'Ali's 
time is not to be found, in consequence of a great lacuna; 
the death of Hasan on fol. 335 a . At the end there are 
some leaves wanting ; ff. 3-7 are misplaced, the right 
order being this: 2, 6, 4, 5, 3, 7. There are lacunas 
after ff. 174 and 176. 

Ff. 352, 11. 23; Nasta'llk; ff. 175-22S supplied by another 
hand; size, 9 in. by 5! in. [Fkaser 111.] 


Tarjuma-i-Siyar-alnabi (^J1 Jl-, &_»^j). 

A rather defective copy of the Persian paraphrase of 
Muhammad ibn Ishak Almuttalibi's biography of the 
Prophet, written in Arabic, and styled ( _-.iJ\^l sl . The 
author of this Persian adaptation was then travelling in 
Syria, and going to visit Jerusalem, when he heard of 
this valuable and important Arabic work. Consequently 
he went to Egypt, and there, in the Majlis of two of the 
most famous Kadis, a l"L, ^1 ^jJI JiJ A.I and j.L.1 
LS Ls^° i ^>\, he got acquainted with that book. After 
having returned to Persia, he entered into the service 

of the Padishah Muzaffar-aldunyah wa aldin Sa'd bin 
Zangi Atabeg, the patron of the great Persian poet 
Sa'di, began at Abarkiih (sjjy.1), A. h. 6i2 = a. d. 1215, 
at the request of this prince, to translate the prin- 
cipal contents of that Arabic Siyar into his native 
tongue, and dedicated his work, which is styled t*^-J 
^y^-Jl .^— ii~ J , or L f^l\ j-^" i->b£ j . n ■: -c * *-t-=?jJ, to 
his lord and master ; see the preface on ff. i b -6 b , begin- 
ning : Jl c>— >t\ e^jXs jUI Jv=jj ^jy~S 5J . . . It is 
divided into the following thirty babs (comp. the 
index, ul^o-^i, on ff. 6 b -i i b ) : 

j^JiJ^j ,_*-~J ,j 1 i_>b, on fol. n b (in seven fasls). 

s—j^iiLi- oj ^j ^Jbo^j r i_)b, on fol. 7 i a (styled 
here by mistake f.*^— i^b, and consequently all the 
following headings are wrong down to the fourteenth 

i_Jl]all Jw^C CJo-JJ -«J-oJ sL=- 

on fol. 78 a 

jj-l jjbMb ,j r i_jb, 

S^s- (according to the text «;J.i) J, e*A\_». .j f <_>b 
jbL^j jXi sill, on fol. 82 a . 
b> ^^.Li-o jJv» ,j i_>b, on fol. 84 b . 


b. j^Ajt^j cbj, ,j i ub, on fol. 8,5 b . 

bo j_w.l£-j CJU> jj\ oJUj ,.> v i_)b, on fol. 89 a . 


ibt^O ^Aifcl 

Jbajl .J a t_)b, on fol. 91*. 

I.L« j^ycXi^ (_jijJ> (•JJ'-SJ i^ 1 s^b, on fol. 94 b . 

,bij ,.,bj» 

b i *3+l J 



fol. 95 b - 

b» rt-oli-j. ^» »■« » ji 1 1 ub, on fol. io6 a , 

jb , on 

j.}bJ . j 1 r 

Jjl 8JL9,, On fol. I2 7 a . 

»■ ' ■; -- ^^JLs J - ft-a :. c Jjl 

b, on fol. I2 4 b . 

5J bil,j»b> 

J J 


on fol. 14 i a . 

5-S-JXi. eub 



y^s* ^ J I r 5 i_)b , 

JU U« j-^oLi-;;-) — Ljt-« ,J I 


^^j, ,0 1 v i_)b I4JJ; JJI ^j^ 

j-!- ^-^ b jbajl cut*) j± 1 1 Ljb Jl _U. f^y j* ^jS- 
(in three fasls). All the headings from bab 1 5 to 19 
are missing in the text. 

s-ij^-. '-r-'W^ ^ >r r-»bi_._> ^SjS ^js* j* r. i_.b. 
This bab is found on fol. 202 a after the 24th bab, and 
wrongly headed the 22nd. 

^~«li^j b jj^j ^j^i oiUs cyjlj^c .0 r 1 t_>b , on 
fol. 1 76". 

J <jj\~<^ j -^J ey 


^ J L«-!^. b, on fol. 178" (in both headings, 21 and 22, the 
number of the bab is wanting). 

^^rf-"^-?, C-?) u]^ 1 t?)'" a - i 5;ibj, jj rr i_)b, on fol. 
1 8 i a (wrongly headed the 25th bab in the text; all the 
following headings are likewise wrong). 




■ :T U ; . JjU-o ji rf v>b (comprising twenty-seven 
be or battles), on fol. i84 b . 

,}b>,b jj.» .b :r„j»b ^biJ (j-^ J '■^ir 6 J J^J J J 


.^U-j b ^jbiol * (this bib seems to be 
entirely wanting in this copy). 

on fol. 2i5 b . 

I, La.X.,?.l ^^L-JI &JlC j^-oLi^j ,jj 
jib i_jUsb , on fol. 2 1 7 b . 

»U_o eJi. r* i_jb, on fol. 2 20 a . 

■V J J 



oJ^U* o^bCa. r. i_>b — -*bt*j ^jb; cjjIx^. rl i_>b 
jjjLa 5o ol (both headings are missing in the text). 

Copied a. H. 936 = A. D. 1529, by Sayyid Mahniud 
bin Sayyid Maku (jC) bin Sayyid Muhammad alhu- 

Ff. 228, 11. 13 ; large and distinct Nasta'llk ; the first page and 
likewise the last twenty or thirty are very severely damaged ; 
size, 10J in. by 6f in. [Walker 96.] 


Ma'arij-alnubuwwah (it. .-.all j-jl-V* ,j »«— Jl ^,bt-«). 

A comprehensive biography of Muhammad, com- 
posed by Mu'in Miskin (H. Klialfa v. p. 608, Mu'in- 
aldin bin Muhammad Amis Alfarahi Alharawi Miskin). 
According to a note on fol. 204 b (see the following) the 
author wrote one part before A. H. 866 = A. d. 1461. 
C. Stewart, p. 22, states that he died a. d. 1486 = 
A. H. 891; but a more correct date of his death is 
given by Rieu, i. p. 149, A. h. 907 = a. d. 1501; comp. 
also J. Aumer, p. 100; on the Turkish translation, 
Fleischer, Cat. Dresd. No. 385, and G. Fliigel ii.p. 391. 


Beginning : bu, ^. : t~ ..,'■> «jj |•-^■=y!' or* 5 */^ *"^' f~~*- 

|^ >■ « -» lj—M b-o! { j-A bJ -. 


*£ tf*y u' Aj^ wy^. 





oJLkJ L-ajbsr" 



The book is divided into a preface, an introduction 
(5_oj!i-»), four books (rSt), and a conclusion (s_»jb».). 

Preface in No. 363, fol. i a . 

Introduction on fol. 9°. On the praise of God, on 
prayers, on God's qualities, etc. 

Book I on fol. 65°. On the Nur-i-Huhammad and 
its transmigration through the former prophets into 
Muhammad, in eight chapters (i_>b). 

Book II in No. 364 (fol. 159' 1 ). History of Muhammad 
till the time when he received the revelation (his 
fortieth year), in seven chapters (i-jb). 

At the end of the second book, on fol. 204°, we find 

the following note : i_>b_Cll 

C^LS 3 



x^b>- s_-J Jij i_>b» Jl diill ijy^. >^JbJI [£J^ »^b-»-ij 

jjjtJ 1 _*jlxJI Jus ^lW.i ^j-o s-Jb: Jlltl b« J-olj L_)b>Jl 

J*=? r ^b» l-s-^JI j^JI «p.T Jl Jjl ^ JU5 UJ1 

' * w w w 

r>-;.JI p»j Jl 8_oqb_«j (»b-j &^Ac sJLSl J-a JUI J^; 

1 Jp 1 £?j j^ J 

Jl ^iL-Jl. sJuJI j-J-c 


This note shows — (1) that this MS. (at least that part 
from the beginning till the end of the second book) was 
derived from a copy which was corrected and revised 
by the author himself, A. H. 866, the first Rabi' = 
a. d. 1461, December; (2) that, in consequence, this 
same portion was composed before A. h. 866 (see quite 
a contrary statement in Rieu i. p. 149). 

Book III on fol. 205b. History of Muhammad from 
his fortieth year till the flight to Madinah, in five 

The copyist has dated this volume A. H. 1020, Dhii-al- 
ka'dah = A. h. 1612, January. 

Book IV in No. 365 (fol. 30 i a ). History of Muhammad 
from the flight till his death, in fourteen chapters. 

This book is dated A. H. I02I=A. d. 1612. 

Conclusion on ff. 449^-48 i a . On the miracles of 
Muhammad. This part is dated from the beginning of 
Dhu-alhijjah A. h. 1020 1 . The whole has been written 
by Bald Muhammad b. Nur Muhammad b. Mir Muham- 
mad Audakhudi in Bukhara. On the first page of 
No. 363 is stated (by the same hand), that this copy 
was made by order of one ^ilcl jlc .Lj, (Bairam 
'Ali Oghlan); in this note the copyist gives the 4th of 
Dhu-alhijjah A. h. 102 1 as the date when the whole copy 
was finished. This MS. seems to have belonged to the 
emperor Muhammad Shah, as a seal on fol. 48 i a bears 
the name i^jlc ali.ib sLi ,\ t -^ 

The whole MS. has numerous marginalia (^tba.), 
collected by one Jbdl ^yjjl^jJI ^jJI *ils ^. sZs"j^- 
at the order of 'Abd-al'aziz Bahadurkhan, and finished 
in the royal library at Bukhara, A. h. 1083, 28th of the 
second Rabi' = A. d. 1672, August. The glossator gives 
an account of his work and a review of his sources on 
ff. 481b and 482". 

No. 363, ff. 1-154 ; No. 364, ff. 159-296 ; No. 365, ff. 301-482 ; 
11. 29 ; Nasta'llk ; the first two pages of No. 363 are most richly 
illuminated, and every volume and book has an illuminated 
frontispiece ; size, 14^ in. by 8| in. [Ouselet 363-365.] 


Another complete copy of the same work, in four 

Contents : 

A detailed index of the whole work in No. 164 
(fol. i b ), beginning : ^Xs- s^LaJlj ^IbJl lj, kJJ J-JJ 

Preface in No. 164, fol. I9 b , beginning 


jb5 sJoljo. 

Jl jbil eJulkl ujjb^. 
Introduction in No. 164, fol. 29 b . 
Book I in No. 151 (fol. i b ). 
Book II in No. 152 (fol. i b ). 
Book HI in No. 152 (fol. i 3 8 b ). 
Book IV in No. 153 (fol. i b )- 
Conclusion in No. 153 (fol. 382 b ). 
Ff. 41 and 49 in No. 164 are left blank, but only in 

Probably a mistake for 1021. 




the former place a lacuna is found. The transcriber of 
the greater part of the work was Muhammad Sharif 
of Kashmir. 

No. 164, ff. 182; No. 151, ff. 230; No. 152, ff. 391 ; No. 153, 
ff.461; II.17; Nasta'llk, by the same hand in the last three volumes 
(except No. 153, ff. 200-359 an( i 38l b -+6i a ); the first volume 
copied by another transcriber; size, (No. 164) 9 in. by 5 in., 
(Nos. 151-153) 9f in. by 5 J in. [Fraser 164, 151, 152, 153.] 


Another copy of the fourth book, and the conclusion 
of the same work. 

Book IV : sJJI JL. u^ r ±s'\ e^f* ^Si ji iy^-*-?" O^J 

^j ^jA ji « i^y^i Lijj^j 8^jL_« i5Lx jl J— ^ 5-^J-c 

U J r u 


Beginning of the first fasl of the first Mb of this 

w in 

book: &^J_c sJJI L> . ,?. . II x!L» ea^ «— rj j LfUi-c 

Conclusion on fol. 347 b : 

Beginning : .yj d^ajj ^Uj^I ij^J sJLll djp ,j1jj 

Jl j^-ajri eljjl jl . c ^J.Lc jl Jj-ait 5J jjU-a-ill. 

This copy was finished the 4th of Safar, a.h. 1162 = 
A. D. 1749, 24th of January. 

Ff. 451, 11. 17 (the last seven pages supplied by another hand, 
11. 19) ; 'Nasta'llk ; size, 11 in. by 5* in. [Walker 105.] 


Raudat-alahbab (i_>L > s.^l A-e<<)> 

Part of the history of Muhammad, his family, com- 
panions, and followers, completed by 'Ata-allah bin 
Fadl-alhih Jamal-alhusaini (see fol. i b , 11. 11 and 12), 
a.h. 900=A. d. 1494, and dedicated to Mir 'Alt Shir. 
It consists of three books (.v ,n 5 <) : 1. Biography of 
Muhammad; 2. History of his companions (wis- 3 -"); 
3. History of the disciples of the companions (^jjqljJI). 

This MS. contains only the first book (,j Jjl x^i_« 
ujJl—j, a-i> ^jj^.^), consisting of a mukaddimah, 
three babs, and eight fasls. Comp. H. Khalfa iii. 
p. 495 ; W. Morley, p. 15 ; C. Stewart, p. 21 ; Cat. des 
MSS. et Xyll. p. 298 ; B. Dorn, Das Asiat. Museum, 
p. 348 ; G. Fliigel ii. pp. 368 and 369 ; Bieu i. p. 147. 

jy i^ljjlsr" Jjl s53l j (ji-iJjil 'Ij^J.I u Lj j± 8-oXo-o 
iy\ \z>j*.rj I eulo, on fol. 3 b . 
_^~.U~> a^\ v_— i u Lo j± Jjl ir>lj, on fol. 5 b . 

S_Jl£ JJI ,JL> jj^ (jl l^J^j iJ,!-) J> J ;■> -ji !_>b 

»X«J »y^> j Jl ^jl oJl»-»J ^ v^)Jjlj u^^° u^ 

* — -r' w 

OjJ] ^Ij^- yW 5 . J J" 1 J 

on fol. 38 a . 


i_>l>, on fol. 3i5 b . 

J* r^ j - 

^_.Li_j-j u^U-, j jJjjl ^A£ ^Lo ji 1 J-ai, on 

fol. 3i5 b - 

j~+±-^. styj&ji r J-oi, on fol. 332 b . 


jl u: 

^ jir" u' J ^-* uW* j J r J-^) 

jLojI ^Lo .J f J-ai, on fol. 35 = 

fol. 338a. 

Jir > J( ci»IjUc ^Lo y J-ai, on fol. 359 b . 
uubl— J4- e^bl-c u Lu jJ i J-oi, on fol. 368*. 
jLo ,j v J^lj, on fol. 382*. 


jLo j ~ n *z * 

1 (there must be read ^ - ., : , a , instead of »jLi.) a J^ij 

Beginning : i£*jo il ^^-.^Jil Jlc ^^j ijjjl 5JU A ■» M 

No date. On the fly-leaves at the end there is a 
short tract written by another hand, v^>U^L-« t—i'lkj 

Ff. 393, 11. 23 ; Nasta'llk ; illuminated frontispiece ; size, 9! in. 
by 6J in. [Caps. B. 6.] 


The same. 

Another complete copy of the same first book of the 

Contents : First bab on fol. 4 b ; second bab on fol. 
32 b ; thirdbib onfol. 240 s . Fasl I on fol. '240 s1 ; lion 
fol. 253 b ; III on fol. 258 b ; IV on fol. 273''; V on 
fol. 277 b ; VI on fol. 285^; VII on fol. 298*; VIII 
on fol. 302*. 

No date. 

Ff. 308, II. 27; Nasta'llk; small illuminated frontispiece; 
size, lof in. by 6 in. [Caps. B. 1.] 


Fragment of the same. 

This copy contains only the first bab (Muhammad's 
genealogy, on fol. 6 a ) and the first half of the second 
bab (Muhammad's liistory, on fol. 47 1 ') down to the 
report of the events of a.h. 5 = a.d.626 : xj\j « J)i ,j 
^kJLo Jj-i, ^r?* jl i*^"' Jb-. It breaks off with the 

Words, (ji-^J c^ia. (j—> ^[jj j\ *3j\y>. ^j*c SJ JJL-J 1^,-4 

I.! ,ljJo syji I), corresponding to Caps. B. 6, fol. 155'S 
1. 20. 

This copy seems to be collated throughout ; it is not 

Ff. 203, 11. 18 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 9I in. by 5J in. 

[Ouselei 220.] 


Raudat-alshuhada (U^.m.JI i-»,.). 

A detailed histoiy of the martyrdom of 'All's family, 
especially of Hasan and Husain, composed in a very 
flowery style by the celebrated author of the Anwar-i- 




Suhaili, Husain bin 'Ali alwaiz alkashifi, who died 
a.h. 9io = A.D. 1504 ; comp. Rieu i. p. 152. This work 
was translated into Turkish, and entitled ljot_JI iJhx=~ 
by Muhammad bin Sulaiman albaghdadi with the 
takhallus Fuduli (died a.h. 963 or 970); comp. 
H. Khalfa iii. p. 500, No. 6648, and p. 41, No. 4456 ; 
G. Fliigel ii. p. 378; Stewart, p. 23. The original 
Persian work, contained in this copy, is divided into 
ten chapters, and one khatimah : 

L-sil j\ ( _ s *l*j i$5Lu.1 y jjl <_>\j, on fol. 7 a . 


A**r 3 

jjl+ij Jjiy, on fol. 5i b . 

^ .T.-J S^J J «J/^C (^ j, on fol. 77 a . 

i^jljj a L;, on fol. 95b. 

k^jLj-i, on fol. 1 19*. 

Jlj-a.1 jl ^^JJO j cr — a- pLol JJLli ^jLj ^.i ,-^i i_)L) 
liol^i U cyj^lj jjL^ jl (jj, on fol. i43 b . 





•Aj i^jUj jl j^kj i^^s-l jl LS ->-»J j tfj, ou fol. i57 v 

1 ,.,to 

J' u 

A.-i^, on fol. i75 a . 

^jL- . l^sl , j^l,l 

'•1 • <^>j*e^. ^1 e^jLj-i « l-^cb, on 

fol. 203 b . 

5bp L*il« jl Ajl> h OtJ Joil O L c«-''-s ) jJ ,»j&-> vU 

Jojwl Mr=- u|r-W* 5J ^jLiJLsr* ei>b»JLc . A-l 

two fasls, on fol. 305 b . 



Jl-. j | j.., V i..,- u j^ljl .Si .j t . iU> 

'} is*** * 
uLiol, on fol. 349 b . 

This conclusion is subdivided into two ,> .- ° . the first 
of which contains Hasan's, the second Husain's descen- 
dants ; each of them consists of several fasls. 

Beginning of the whole work : 

This copy was finished the 7 th of Muharram, 
a.h. U33 = A. d. 1720, November 8, by Sheikh Mu- 
hammad Zahid, the son of Haji Muhammad Fadil 
bin Muhammad Salih, an Israelite ; see the colophon : 

J-oU jJLsr jjj J^4^ xls^ i*i lair'. u Lill dLlil (>^ij^> 

'oil) j^s 1 »_^i. ;,.j 1 1 rr. 

Ff. 368, II. 15 ; clear and distinct Nasta'lik ; some parts seem 
to have Men supplied by a later hand ; frontispiece in green and 
red; collated throughout; size, oi in. by 6£ in. 

[Elliot 313.] 


The same. 

This copy is nearly a hundred years older than the 
preceding one ; finished the 10th of Shawwal, a.h. 1034 
= a.d. 1625, July 16, by Jamal Muhammad ibn Sheikh 
Mubarak of Dihli, but the khdtimah consists here only 
of a few lines (on fol. 383 b ). Bab I on fol. 7 a ; II on 
fol. 55 b ; III on fol. 82 a ; IV on fol. 103% V on fol. 
131"; VI on fol. i6o a ; VII on fol. 176b; VIII on 
fol. i96 b ; IX on fol. 228 b ; X on fol. 337b. 

Ff. 384, 11. 15 ; large and distinct Nasta'lik; size, 9I in. by 
5j m. ' [Bodl. 533.] 


Dak Majlis (^Jls.-* sj). 

An extract from the Raudat-alshuhada, or rather an 
abridgment of the original work, differing from that in 
many respects, and also from the copy in Bieu i. p. 155. 

Theirs* majlis on fol. i b , -y j S\ i$3LjI u Lo ^ 
p^LJl ^As- l _^-=^j \±f's ) ^y} j ^3*-*+ j, corres- 
ponds to the preface and the first half of the first bab. 
It begins somewhat like the original work, jj^.. oj^S. ij\ 
Jl U Jj (_jU,.> y, and goes down to fol. 25 s , 1. 4 in 

Elliot 313. 

The second majlis on fol. i6 b , t^bol L_ol s_«j ,j 
i—i-yj <j\>.$ ^-"J > corresponds to the greater part of 
the second half of the first bab in the Raudat-alshuhada 
(Elliot 313, fol. 25 a , I. 4, to fol. 49 b , 1. 11). From the 
rest of the first aud the whole of the second bab no 
extracts are to be found at all in this abridgment. 

The third majlis on fol. 35 11 , jJL, e^U. ^jLo ,j 


sill Jj^-i, ; the fourth majlis on fol. 58 s , v^-ia. i^$\j^> ,j 
\j&\ &.kli L^jJI^Ja. ; and the fifth majlis on fol. 86 a , ,j 
,_Jll> ol ^.1 ^Lc ^^-op.l-^.1 hjjL^^j, are more or 
less in agreement with the corresponding babs in the 

The sixth majlis on fol. 1 1 2 b , i^-La. ejil-4-i S. J> , j 
^1 \Za1jcS ,j . l j~^ J-«l, contains different parts 
from the sixth and seventh babs of the original (the end 
of this majlis corresponding to Elliot 313, fol. i68 b , 

The seventh majlis on fol. i38 b , ^ Ji«~e eioLi-i ..> 
,1 ^IjJj Jjl ^.t ; j ,_Jll> ^y) ig* J-jic, corresponds to 
the eighth bab in the raudat. 

The eighth majlis on fol. 176 s1 , ^Li-ljl ^ » ) J>i y 

y u j 


\S4-^ t^jl4-i< 

ibjJo, contains parts of the uinth bab of the raudat 
down to fol. 235 s , 1. 8, in Elliot 313. 

The ninth majlis on fol. 2 1 2 b , ^-ia. i^jbjJi Si .j 

,^l_JI »-Jlc ^ . .- -v J.U1, is an abridgment of the whole 
of the remainder of the ninth bab. 

The tenth majlis on 'fol. 26o b , JjLli jl ,-i*-! 5i ,j 
o^-> J-fcl, corresponds to the first fasl of the tenth bab 
of the raudat (Elliot 313, ff. 3o5 b ~345 a , 1. 3). Beginning 




and end of this majlis are quite in agreement with those 
in the first fasl. The contents of the second fasl and of 
the khatimah in Alkashifi's work are entirely missing 
in these extracts. 

This copy (worm-eaten in several places) was finished 
the 14th of Jumada-altham, a.h. 1 118 =a.d. 1706, the 
23rd of September, in Kashmir. 

Ff. 298, 11. 12 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 8 in. by 4I in. 

[Ocseley Add. 8.] 


A work of similar character as the Dah Majlis, and 
based, as it seems, for its chief parts also on the Raudat - 
alshuhada, beginning : . . . u-^-U -V » * l$U, ^J-S J^=-' ti^ 
Jl cu*jjJ v^b 0^-=^ ^g-ftJl JIjj !i|j J^j J jjU i^Ij. 

It treats of the martyrdom of prophets and saints, 
especially of Muhammad, 'Ali, and the martyrs of Kar- 
bala, Hasan, Husain, etc. etc. It is also divided into 
several majlis : 

The first majlis is not marked at all, and seems to 
be a kind of preliminary discourse on the troubles of 
all prophets etc. since Adam. 

The second majlis contains the story of Muhammad's 
death, on fol. i4 a (^-J^ll xL» ejb. ,j), that is to say, 
the same as the third bab of the Raudat and the third 
majlis of the Dah Majlis. 

The third majlis gives an account of Fatimah and 
her death, on fol. 38* (baj i .Uli i^bj ,j) ; comp. the 
fourth bab of the Raudat and the fourth of the Dah 

The fourth majlis relates 'All's martyrdom, on fol. 
54a (^Jli. ^\ ^j Jl* lj ^*' i l\j^\ jl«-. ji), corres- 
ponding to the fifth bib of the Raudat and the fifth of 
the Dah Majlis. 

The fifth majlis tells us how Hasan died as martyr, 
on fol. 77b (Jjc ^ cr ~^ i^-'H n*\ J^^i); 
comp. the sixth bab of the Raudat and the sixth of the 
Dah Majlis. 

The following chapters are not styled (^-Jls*, but 
appear to be quite equal to the first five of that style ; 
viz., on fol. io7 a , the story of Muslim bin 'Akil bin 
Abi Talib's death (^i»j cjobi. J-^i£ «I— j> ,}'•'" >s 
5 sJj5o \j _L«~« ^ . - -» j,Lol (jJj-^i JL-j'j ij]/* J-*' 
*L~* ^xi- J. . j ■*.) corresponds exactly to the eighth 
bab of the Raudat and the seventh of the Dah Majlis ; 
likewise the following chapters on fol. I45 a (^j>-~, tls 

a) and fol. 1 88 a (kij'j. 

ibjLA .-iJ^ 


agree in their contents with the ninth and tenth babs of 
the Raudat. No title nor author's name appears, as 
far as we can judge, anywhere ; and we do not know 
on what authority in Sale's hand-list this book is styled 
JutJl ,_JU3 ' the enquirer after knowledge.' 

The copy was finished the 29th of Dhii-alhijjah, 
a.h. io58=a.d. 1649, the 14th of January. 

Ft. 192,11. 13-14; Nasta'lik; the first page injured ; size, 7jin. 
by 4f in. [Sale 78.] 


Akhbar-i-hasmah dar akhbar-i-Madinah (ia- v ~»jbj.l 

S_^J._o ,bi».\ ,j). 

The history and topography of Madinah, a Persian 
translation of Samhudi's well-known Arabic work, 
oW.,\,l .b .Lib lijJl i-oili., which extract from his 
larger work, ^ik-J.1 jb jbi-b ^jJl bj, was made 
by Samhudi himself, a.h. 893=a. d. 1488; comp. 
Wustenfeld, Geschichte der Stadt Medina im Auszuge 
aus dem Arab, des Samhudi, in ' Abhandlungen der 
Kbnigl. Gesellsch. der Wissenschaften zu Gottingen,' 
vol. ix, histor.-philol. Classe, pp. 1-156; Aumer, Arab. 
Cat. p. 144; A. Sprenger,Cat. Berol. No. 179; H. Khalfa 
ii. 144, No. 2302, and vi. 450, No. 14294. 

The author of this Persian translation drops his name, 
and states merely that he has made this paraphrase for 
the sake of some friends who were not sufficiently 
versed in the Arabic language ; see fol. i b : Jjo \Z\ 

d_JJ «L*-=»-l O cjLLl JJV"'5 XOaJ (jJjU.1-0 5 t^-S^" 3 " yS? 


> .u^mj Sij-^-o »-1jX» fr*^ j*/ 3 " J ..jbujM 
ry* uk? »J'j' 1/ *UbJI u~*J) i 


"J d 


Lols^ o— UL— • HJ L?^ j a » ■ " /yJ J Lij^- 1 »IJI ,^ i - c J^~J' 
jjJi sjp s-»j»yj ij-y^ uHr 1 - V"^ » '" ■ " U ^b jb-i-b b^ll 


This Persian translation, like the Arabic original, is 
divided into eight chapters (s->b); comp. Wiener Jahr- 
biicher, 1835, B. 70, Anzeigebl. p. 88. 

ib, on fol. 4 b (the third, fourth, 

fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth fasls are missing, in 
consequence of a large lacuna after fol. 8, comprising 
fifteen leaves according to the Arabic paging). 

t-s 5 1 j (j^_o xx~° J-aJ 



J-ai »-a j> c^»<l J . v .?■ « t_)b ^1 j ^ 


ja^jj vb 

il (jjl» v <, on 

fol. i6>. 

Jj b »JjJ ..ib 

s^jj^o ^o^wj ji_A.^i ,j ^ft ■ ■«» i_ ?b 

lb ^1 j J-w J S-;ic iJjl JLa O^S J_j^ 

vo— 1 J-ai s-u^j, on fol. 33°. 

/! Ljb ^j! j c^bj»U5 ^ljjl eubs 3 - jy»l u bj j u b 
i^*-,l J-ai sxLa, on fol. 49 b . 

Ij\ j~£- 5 ■)■-*£■ l^iba-e jl i.:«-^i Aa.b— o ,J |«-?*^' 
C^?3 J U' l^'-H-^ J -Va-l J-ii jjbj j uJL)A-6^j/ " 

J^ii ^ji-i^j J^uU-c i_)b, on fol. 90 a . 

fJ J 






,j l_)L>, on fol. m a . 

jUi Uxs— * jjt 

>j>J* J -V- J 1 



Ca-1 J-<ii s— l_>1> ^j j .lil i±$, on fol. H7 b . 

J-ai jj j i_Ai ,j-)l j UJX«, on fol. I2 2 a . 
Beginning : Lj.Uj,.^ .1 . ». « i l _ ) ijb— . j jb-«j i^b— 

Copied A. h. 993 = A. D. 1585, by Ghulam'Ali Hisari 

A short account of this work, written by Sir Gore 

Ouseley, is found on fhe fly-leaf. 

Ff. 156, 11. 19; Nasta'lik ; illuminated frontispiece; eastern 
binding with gold; size, 8| in. by 5^ in. [Elliot 36-.] 


Another incomplete copy of the same. 

Beginning as above : Jl ^by-o (jA^*. This copy 
contains only theirs* and second Mb and the first two 
fasls of the third complete, besides that some fragments 
from the third fasl of the third bab (down to Elliot 
362, fol. 45 b , last line but one), and from the second or 
last fasl of the eighth bab (from fol. 140* 1. 17, to the 
end in Elliot 362). Notwithstanding this copy is of 
great value, because all the omissions of Elliot 362 
(feslfl 3-8 of the first bab) may be supplied from this. 

A note on the last page states that this work, i. e. the 
Persian translation itself, was completed A. h. 969 = 
A.D. 1561-1562. The copy was finished in the month 
Dlm-alhijjah, a. h. irr (probably ii32)=a.d. 1720, 

Ff. 70, 11. 15; Shikasta; many leaves destroyed by worms ; 
size, 7f in. by 4 | in. [Walker 30.] 


Jila-al'uyun (^j-oJI *^U-). 

A Shi'ah biography and history of Muhammad, 'Ali, 
and the twelve Imams, by Muhammad Bakir b. Muham- 
mad Taki, the famous author of many religious and 
ethical works, both in Arabic and Persian, who was 
born A. h. 1038 = A. D. 1628, completed this work 
a.h. io89 = a.d. 1678, and died A. H. iiio = a.d. 1698; 
comp. Bieu i. p. 154 sq. and p. 20. 


j; bJ. 

'The author relates in the preface, on fol. 6 a , that 
before this he composed two works on the same sub- 
ject, ,Lj}>l ,bs? L_AiCin Arabic, and an extract of it, 

called i_>yiiJ\ iy+* i_AiV; the present book he com- 
posed in Persian to render it more accessible to every- 

It is divided into a mukaddimah and twelve chapters 
(i_>b) ; but the headings of the first six only are marked. 
It was edited at Taharan, a.h. 1240 and 1266; see 
Triibner's Record, Nos. 66, 67, p. 99, and Bieu i. p. 155. 

Towards the end this copy is rather incomplete, as 
there are blanks left in many places. Not dated. 

Ff. 345, 11. 21 ; Nasta'lik ; size, io| in. by 6J in. 

[Ouseley 314.] 


Matali'-alanwar (,U5l 0-.=*^ J j\yi\ *Ak.). 

A special history of Muhammad, adding at the end a 
chapter on the four immediate successors, on the 
Umayyade Khilafat, and, finally, on eschatology. 
The author, 'Afifah Nur-i-kashani, says in the preface, 
that in his twenty -first year he became a lawyer 
according to the Hanafite doctrine (jUju i_^j» j^o) ; then 
he applied himself to the study of the history of Mu- 
hammad. As his sources he mentions, besides Kuran, 
commentaries, Hadith, i^JiU ^j^i, iy*$\ jb.»l, a trea- 
tise of Mansur 'Abhari (^5^4^), and Si^ll J. . Q...). 

It is divided into twenty-one fasls, the contents of 
which are stated on fol. 2 a . 


Beginning : i^oj. ^ 
Jl Jbo Jjl (read JL) s^cL jUlT 

c J 

I dJ JmJJ 

5-fl-^ax ij^j 


»b-» ,j\ 


""" Not dated. Notes on the margin show that it has 
been collated with the original. 

Ff. 1 16, 11. 1 7 ; Nasta'lik ; size, o.i in. by 5^ in. 

[Ouseley 260.] 


The same. 

This copy begins immediately with the index, the 
preface being wanting : J I oliA ji Jjl A-ii. 

No date. The transcriber's name is Muhammad 
Latif bin Muhammad Sharifbeg bin Babashah Bardi 

Ff. l-ioo a , 11. 19 J Nasta'lik ; size, 9 in. by 5 in. [Seld. 51.] 

1 This EiUb-hayiit-alkuUh has been edited at Tabriz, A. H. 1 241 ; 
see Triibner's Record, Nos. 66, 67, p. 99 ; English by J. L. Merrick, 

Boston, 1850. ,.,,., , > 

The Eit&b-Uh&r-alanw&r was edited (single volumes) at 
Taharan, a.h. 1270, 1275, 1283. 
By the same author : 

Hilyat-almuttakln, Taharan, A.H. 1248. 
Hakk-alyakin, Taharan, A.H. 1241. 
Zad'-alma'ad, Taharan, A.H. 1244 (Rieu i. p. 21). 
Kitab-i-su'al-u-jawab, Taharan, A.H. 1247. 
Comp. Triibner's Record, Nos. 66, 67, p. 98. , , .. 

Besides, the Bodleian Library possesses another work, Am- 
alhaydt, by the same author, printed at Taharan, A.H. 1240. 

A collection of prayers by the same, entitled Mikbas-almasabth, 
is described in Rieu i. p. 20. 






Mi'raj-nama (s-»lS t^/*-*)- 

A detailed account of Muhammad's ascent to the 
beavens, entitled »Uj oJLj, o»i> L«U ^^^, and 



^lji C^ «u xji 

r 5LJl _, sjUl 

beginning : , ^^i 

The author's name does not occur. No date. Copied 
by the same Muhammad Latif bin Muhammad Sharif 
bin Babashah. In the colophon this little book is 
styled ^y^ ysf. 

Ff. I oo b -i io, 11. io ; Nastallk ; size, q in. by 5 in. 

[Seld. 51.] 

III. History of the Moghuls and Tatars, 




A large fragment of a detailed history of the Moghul 
race, especially of Cingizkhan, his forefathers and 
immediate successors. It is written in a very flowery 
style, intermixed in many places with poetry; begins 
with Noah's son Yafet on fol. i a , «_Jic — y ^ C^Lj^Sj 

uLijI i_>U_cl . (.^LJl ; and breaks off in the account 
of the death of Uktaikhan, who reigned A. H. 624-637 
= a.d. 1227-1239. 

In order to facilitate the identifying of this anony- 
mous work, we quote here some of the chapter- 
headings : 

jl Jlj»1 y J^-jy^ 1 ^-^j 7"' on fo1 - 2a - 
j I o^lf^-j yuilf^i, on fol. io b . 

^jUfcj^XJLs. v^^jjyl^J ^fy-<z>. J^»' J**, on fol- 2 l b 
(the history of Cingizkhan comprises 1 50 leaves). 
^U»j^Xj^. tuUi.^ii, on fol. i69 b . 
^jjJI J5U. u lkL- Jl^a.1 iZzS, on fol. 171b. 
jjIUi uL^jl yU* »l-i->L) y-jia. ^i, on fol. 176a 

iV> Si 

(the history of this successor of Cingizkhan goes down 
to the end of the fragment ; the last chapter, i^Ls, 
jjU* tsbSjlj a li. uLiia., begins on fol. 2 26 a ). 
Beginning of this fragment : ' Jl ~ji ^ 

jl |;J ^ ujj A-*s J.U5J5I1 JoAi ^LJs J.5LJ1 j sjLJl 

Beginning of Cingizkhan's history on fol. 2i b : ^jo 

An excellent copy, with vowels throughout. 

Ff. 235, 11. 19 ; Nasta'llk ; size, 10 in. by 7 in. 

|Th. Hyde 31.] 


Ta'rikh-i-Jahankushai ((jL^Xil^ 



The rare and valuable history of the Moghul em- 
peror Cingizkhan and his successors, entitled Ta'rikh-i- 
Jahankuskai (the chronicle of the conqueror of the 
world), and composed by 'Ala-aldin 'Atamalik bin Baha- 
aklin Muhammad aljuwaini, who was born A. h. 624 or 
625anddiedA.H.68i,the4thofDhu-alhijjah = A.D. 1283, 
5th of March ; comp. Eieu i. p. 160 ; Elliot, History of 
India, ii. p. 384 sq. ; G. Fliigel ii. p. 178; H. Khalfa 
ii. p. 685, No. 4353 ; Not. et Extr. ii. p. 383 sq., and iv. 
p. 698 ; Fundgruben des Orients i. p. 220 sq.; Quatre- 
mere, Histoire des Mongoles, pp. lxvii and 169 (note 39). 
This copy seems to be much more complete than Fliigel's, 
for it begins with Cingizkhan's accession to the throne, 
a.h. 599=a.d. 1202, and goes down to a. h. 655 = 
A.d. 1257 (this is the last date which occurs, see fol. 
i7i b , 1. 21). Like Fliigel's, it is divided into three 
books or mujallads, the first beginning on fol. i b : 

Jl Jic j\jj\ v^*\) j' ^j^y 

The second, entitled *jj\y* c j--l'^— > cjJjJ 'Ia~« ^Si 
, a - ■ i\j \ Jjl Ail, on fol. 68 b , beginning : i_>Lxi ^ 

W ujiLsT -1 v_).Ui-*. 

^1 VjV ^ 

The third, on fol. I29 b , beginning: ^jioLi-, ^ (j-L— 

1>" jl Is^ij i JW- 

^jUia.1 Itijl 


Good, mounted MS., concluding on fol. 172*. On 
fol. 1 73 a there is half a page written by the original 
hand, agreeing with fol. 170*, 11. 1-15 (which is supplied 
by a later hand). 

Not dated. 

Ff. 172,11. 21 ; Nasta'lik; some leaves (ff. 155-156, 158-161, 
and 170-172) are supplied later; illuminated frontispiece; size, 
13 in. by 8| in. [Ouseley Add. 44.] 


The same. 

Another very old and good copy of the same, but 
unfortunately a little imperfect at the end, and injured 
both on the first and the last page. It breaks off with 
the words ^Lj ^y>. Jj-»^i Jj-«ti, corresponding to fol. 
172 11 , 1. 1, in the preceding copy. 

The second book begins on fol. 92 11 , the third on 
fol. i79 b . 

Beginning the same : Jl K (^jj-jl* Ll5. u*^?"- 

No date. *- 

Ff. 232, 11. 19 ; Naskhl ; illuminated frontispiece ; size, 10] in. 
by 7 in. [Fraser 154.] 


Ta'rikh-i-Wassaf (i_ili. ^>\j), 

A very valuable and complete copy of the five 
sections or volumes (.vls^) of the i-^-a-ji . ,La_*}ll ~^ij^ 
,Lax}ll, that is, the history of the Moghul Sultans from 
Hulagu to Abu Sa'id, commonly styled Ta'rikh-i- 
Wassaf, and composed by Khwajah 'Abd-allah bin 
Fadl-allah Wassaf. The first four volumes, comprising 




the history of the years a.h. 655-699=a.d. 1257- 
1299, were completed A.H. 7ii=a.d. 1311, and pre- 
sented to the Sultan Uljaitu 712; the fifth was supplied 
later by the same author. The last year we find quoted 
in it is a. h. 7 1 8 = a. d. 1 3 1 8 ; G. Fliigel and Eieu give as 
date for the completion of this fifth volume a.h. 728 = 
a. d. 1328. The Ta'rikh -i -Wassaf has been lithographed 
in Bombay, a.h. 1269. 

Comp. on Wassaf and his most celebrated work — 
a specimen of the highest point of excellence of which 
the Persian language is capable — H. Khalfa ii. p. 156, 
No. 2337 ; Rieu i. p. 161 sq.; Elliot, History of India, 
iii. p. 24 sq.; Ouseley, Biogr. Nott. pp. 230-235; 
G. Fliigel ii. pp. 181-185, etc. The first volume has 
been edited and translated into German by Haniiner- 
Purgstall, Wien, 1856. 

Contents of this copy : 

First volume on fol. i b , beginning : 13^1^ j -W*. 

J" - - 

Second volume on fol. 82 b , beginning : i_^ »U1 ,_jU 

Jl Jyu> uA± Jl^l JT^ - J%> ^U^ 

Third volume on fol. I45 b , beginning: Jl xJS 

Jl U y-A\ UJ ^ tf US3ll cjli. tfJJl. 
Fourth and fifth volumes (not separated from one 

another) on fol. 2 24 b , beginning: jJ~^>, jjpl ~~^>\ 

This copy is collated throughout and provided with 
vowels ; besides on the margin there are many additions 
and explanations of difficult words. The first volume 
is dated the second of DM - alhijjah, a.h. 885 = 
a.d. 1 48 1, February 2. 

Ff. 407, 11. 25 ; very close Naatallk ; ff. 1S3-192 supplied by 
another hand ; size, 10 in. by 61 in. [Elliot 378.] 


Fragment of a general history of the Moghul dynasty, 
beginning with the death of Ghazankhan and XJljaitus 
accession to the throne, a.h. 703=a. d. 1304; of the 
dynasty of the Ilkanians from Amir Sheikh Hasan to 
Sultan Ahmad ; and of the dynasty of the Sarbadarians 
from Khwajah "Abd-alrazzak to Khwajah "All Muayyad. 
In the midst of the last prince's reign, a.h. 767 = 
A.D. 1365, this fragment breaks off. It is divided 
into two parts, the first headed thus : xjISj jl ^%j.y 

ejUj jl JjUj J^])^ O^ ^k ^S* (&*>■ ^ 

■^ <£)) U^-ir*-)- 3 3 


The second on fol. 582, thus: y\ ^UoL- «JLy f. i 

JujK^ jly, y 

Beginning of the first part : \J>y ^ 




fyr" u^*"!/*" 

*"!ky J&\£*. 

Ff. 568 b -6i7, 11. 31 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 14 in. by 9 in. 

[Elliot 377-] 


A large and well-preserved fragment of an anony- 
mous history of the Moghul race, beginning with Hula- 
gukhan's death, a. h. 663= a. d. 1265, and going down 
to the end of the sixteenth year of Shahrukh's reign, 
a.h. 823 = a.d. 1420, which appears to be at the same 
time the date of the composition of this incomplete work ; 

see fol. 1670, 1. 8 : 

^ £ 

h »T3>U 


Beginning : A.ij y\JiS ^i^ySyt t j\ / s- e)L!U>-o jl Jjli 

I Ju.1 



The history of Timur's reign fills ff. 86 b -ic>7 b . 

This fragment concludes, on ff. i68 b -i73 a , with a 
short geographical appendix, containing a description 
of Transoxania and its principal cities (the first of 
which is Bukhara). 

No date. 

Ff. 1 73, 11. 25 ; excellent Nasta'lik ; 6ize, 9 J in. by 5| in. 

[Fraser 155.] 


Malfuzat-i-Timuri (tjy^J ei>Uy-aL»). 

Abu Talib alhusaini al'aridi's Persian translation of 
Timur's autobiographical memoirs, originally written 
in the Caghatai language, and otherwise called Tuzuk-i- 
Timuri, or Tuzukat-i-Timuri, made between a.h. 1038 
and 1047= a.d. 1628 and 1637; comp. Elliot, History 
of India, iii. p. 389 sq., and iv. p. 559 sq. ; Rieu i. 
p. 177 sq. ; W. Morley, pp. 95 and 96. This copy is 
styled on the fly-leaf, ^Sjy~~> ^j 3 *■+*?/•> an< i la tne 
colophon simply iS^yt 5 *&?■ Like botn C0 P' es m the 
Royal Asiatic Society, those in the East India House, 
and several in the British Museum, this is also imper- 
fect and defective, containing : 

The Persian translator's preface on fol. i b , beginning : 

Jl JUSl 

'-Account of the omens of Timur's great future, on 
fol. 2 b , and 

Timur's memoirs, unseparated from the preceding 
chapter and undivided from the beginning to the end, 
on ff. 9 b -i25 a . These memoirs go down at least to 
a.h. 798=a.d. 1395, which date we find mentioned 
on fol. ii8», 1. 11 (-A-Ty o-^X> via U~,y). 

The introductory chapters of Timur's memoirs, con- 
taining his Institutes, designs, and enterprises, are 
entirefy wanting in this copy, which was finished the 
nth of Shawwal, a.h. H79=the seventh year of 
Shah 'Alam's reign, a.d. 1766, March 23. The Tuzu- 
kat, or Institutes, were translated into English by 
Major Davy, and published by J.White, Oxford, 1783 ; 
in French translation by Langles, Paris, 1787. TheMal- 
fuzat, or Memoirs (as far as A. H. 777), were translated 
into English by Major Stewart, and published by the 
Oriental Translation Fund, 1830. 

Vf „e 11 17- auite modern Nasta'lik; worm-eaten; size, 
9i hi. by W „ [Elliot 407.] 

G 2 





Malfuzat-i-Sahibkiran (^Jh^Le ei)U=yiL»). 

An excellent and complete copy of Muhammad Afdal 
Bukhari's revised and enlarged edition of Timur's auto- 
biographical memoirs, commenced a.h. 1047 =a.d. 1637, 
at the command of the emperor Shahjahan ; see fol. 3 b , 
11. 11-13 ; Rieu i. p. 179 ; Elliot, History of India, iii. 
p. 392. This amended edition comprises the whole 
life of Timur from his seventh year to his death 
(a.h. 743-807). ^ 

Beginning : ^^IWl ^^Lc tlTL ^Lij ^U-i. j\ ^^il 

J—* , oJIjjd 1, , * J^-c )*-«l S-^ 


oir^- v* 


i\s3 }°s>.j* j j5~" cJ^" 5 ' '*'*'*' - ' "* eJ"^^ j " 

Beginning of the memoirs (in the seventh year, 
A. h. 743) on fol. i9 a . 

The first volume goes down to Timur's march to the 
mount of Sawalik, the 1 oth of Jumada-alawwal, A. h. 80 1 
=A. D. 1399, 18th of January; the second begins with 
the battle of the mount of Sawalik ; comp. Elliot, His- 
tory of India, iii. pp. 461 and 462. 

This very correct and beautiful copy is not dated. 

First volume, ff. 297; second volume, ff. 231, 11. 15; a few 
pages seem to have been supplied by another hand ; very clear 
and distinct Nasta'lik ; size, io|-ioj in. by 8-8|in. 

[Ouseley Add. 179, 180.] 


Another copy of the same, in one volume. 

This copy goes down, like the preceding one, to 
Timur's last illness and death, and gives his last will, 
but it is not quite so distinctly and beautifully written 
as that. Beginning the same. 

Dated the 3rd of Safar, in the twenty-fourth year 
(of whom 1 ? the emperor's name is omitted ; if'Alamgir, 
as we suppose, it would be a.h. 1091= a.d. 1680, 5th 
of March). It formerly belonged to Major William 
Davy (a.d. 1784), and was presented by Mrs. Davy, 
as a token of his remembrance and esteem, to the Rev. 
Mr. White, Laudian Professor of Arabic at Oxford. 

Ff. 418, 11. 22 ; close Nasta'ltk ; size, 11 in. bv 6§in. 

[Bodl. 559.] 


Zafar-nama (s-oli ji]i). 

The history of Timur, a.h. 736-8o7=a. d. 1336- 
1405, composed by Sharaf-aldin 'All Alyazdi and com- 
pleted a.h. 828=a.d. 1424-1425. It was translated 
by Petis de la Croix, ' Histoire de Timur-Bec,' Paris, 
1722; an extract in text and translation is given by 
C. Stewart, Descriptive Catalogue, pp. 234-247. See 
W. Morley, pp. 94, 95; Elliot, History of India, iii. 
p. 478 ; Rieu i. p. 173 sq. 

Beginning : *Llj ^ eLIU JS*} ^ l^W-° \ r j£\x+j» 

Colophon on fol. 271°: i_>L»^Jl eUIl ^yo cjLXJI Is 

' Finished, by the help of the king the giver, by the 
sinful servant Muhammad b. Abi Bakr b. Muhammad 
b. Ahmad b. Muhammad .... Alkhwarizinshahi, 
in the morning of the 10th of Sha'ban, a.h. 852 = 
a. d. 1448, October 9, in the town of Abarkuh.' 
This was still in the lifetime of the author, who died in 
A. H. 858 = A. D. 1454. Abarkuh is a village not far 
from Yazd, the native place of Sharaf-aldin. 

Ff. 271, 11. 25; small, irregular Nasta'lik; collated through- 
out by the same hand ; size, 10 in. by 6| in. [Ouseley 263.] 


The same. 

Beginning the same as in the preceding copy : 1 

Dated by Haji Hasan bin Muzaffar-alsharif, the 9th 
of Jumada-alawwal, a.h. 8S6 = a.d. 1481, July 6. 

Ff. 349, written by two different hands in Nasta'lik ; the first 
on ff. 1-1 13, 11. 19 ; the second on ff. 1 14-349, 11. 23 ; size, 9! in. 
by 6| in. [Hunt. 160.] 


The same. 

This fine copy wa9 finished the 1st of Jumada- 
althani, a.h. 1105 = a.d. 1694, January 28. 

Ff. 462, 11. 31 ; Nasta'lik ; size, lo', in. by 6 in. 

[Fraser 121.] 


The same. 

A splendid copy of the same, concluding on fol. 655°, 
and dated the 17th of Jumada-alawwal, A.H. 1151=1 
a. d. 1738, September 2. It was made for an English 
officer (JjS~.-....j ?). By the same hand is added, on 
ff. 657^— 784 11 , the famous but very rare introduction of 
'Ali Yazdi to his Zafar-nama, the s-«lS J&> LojX», 
beginning : « .ilj LoLi t^lj^-il « i^.IjjLjjs. ±>\5 —\.^j\ 
Jl u-L-jj .y»->. t^L-is-*. . Comp. J. Aumer, p. 86 ; 
Rieu i. p. 174. Fol. 695 is left blank. 

Ff. 784, 11. 19 ; large and distinct Nasta'lik ; size, iof in. by 
6} in. [Bodl. 302.] 


The same. 

The first words of the preface are missing ; this copy 
begins : Jl i_»jb i-JLL isd-», corresponding to the end 
of the first and beginning of the second line of the first 
page in Ouseley 263. On the title-page this work is 
incorrectly styled ^[fjyf -^.[5, and also ^L^5ol f> ±>X> 

Centre column, ff. 1-329, 11. 23-25; Nasta'lik; beautifully 
illuminated frontispiece in blue, gold, and other colours, on fol. 2"; 
a large picture on fol. I b ; two vignettes (the first with the titles 
of the seven works contained in the whole MS. 345) on fol. i° 
and the fly-leaf before; size, 14 in. by 8| in. [Elliot 345.] 

1 The underlined letters stand upon a rasure. 






Another incomplete copy of the same. 
Beginning : 

The first part brings the history down to the capture 
of the fortress of Firuzkuh (see Petis de la Croix, iv. 
p. 155). The end of this part corresponds to No. 153, 
fol. 242 s . 

The second part, repeating a large portion of the 
first, contains that part which corresponds to Petis de 
la Croix, ii. p. 183 to iii. p. 403, and to No. 153, fol. 
in b , 1. 4, to fol. 21 i b . 

No date. There are two different sorts of hand- 
writing, the later of which is ff. 51-82 of the first, and 
ff. 25-62 of the second volume. 

First volume, ff. 218; second volume, ff. 153; 11. 25; Nasta'lik ; 
size, 12£ in. by ?| in. [Ouselet 323, 324.] 


Abridgment of the Zafar-nama. 

A large portion (Jjl Ala., as it is entitled on fol. i a ) 
of the plain and sensible paraphrase which 'Abd-alsattar 
Kasim made of 'All Yazdi's flowery work, A. H. 1024 
= A. D. 1 6 1 5, in the city of Ajmir, at the request of 
the emperor Jahangir, to whom this abridgment of the 
Zafar-nama is dedicated ; comp. Elliot, History of India, 
iii. p. 479 ; Rieu i. p. 177. The author's name and the 
date of composition are found here on fol. 2 b , 11. 1 3 and 
15. In the preface, on fol. i b sq., the author explains 
the reason for making this paraphrase, which is enriched 
from other sources. 

Beginning : ,j i> j1jLo « jLo « h-o y> (jSjulw « u^-r" 

The history begins on fol. 3 a with Timur's birth, and 
is brought down in this volume to a. h. 803 ; see fol. 
254 b , 1. 16. Not dated. 

Ff. 255, 11. 21-23; Nasta'lik, written, as it seems, by different 
hands; size, 11^ in. by 6iin. [Hyde 36.] 


Fathnama-i-Sahibkirani (^ilX^Lo s_«l3 ^S). 

An abridgment of the Zafar-nama of Sharaf-aldin 
"All Yazdi; the difference from the original consists in 
omissions, chiefly of poetry, but also of less important 
passages in the prose part. In every other respect 
this text agrees verbo tenus with the Zafar-nama. 

The abbreviator does not give his name ; the title 
occurs on fol. 6 a , 1. 12. The work is divided into a 
mukaddimah (introduction) and three makalat, in accor- 
dance with the original. We do not find this work 
mentioned anywhere except in Sir H. Elliot's Bibliogr. 
Index, p. 4, No. cxxi. 

The preface, added by the abbreviator of his own, 

begins : sliob *W*i *\-f/-> lis- - ' c^W 5 -^. u-'W—J •i-*- 3 - 

The end corresponds to that of the Zafar-nama 
and the translation of Petis de la Croix. 

The IIS. seems to be collated throughout ; it is not 

First volume, ff. I-96; second volume, ff. 97-194; 11. 19; 
Shikasta ; size, 8i in. by 4J in. [Ouselet 3, 4.] 


A large and detailed, but anonymous and titleless, 
history of Timur's descendants and their exploits from 
the great emperor's death a.h. 807 down to a. h. 830 
=A.D. 1427 (the last heading is ojUi. ^y,,n-». 4y" 1" 

It begins, without a preface, at once with the words 

Jl ^jJI jy ^-i j-y*\ ) ellj> sLl^-cl JJJj->, and is 

incomplete at the end (according to a Persian note on 
fol. i a there is wanting only one leaf). Neither a title 
nor an author's name is found anywhere. On fol. 440 b 
begins a second part, containing the events of the year 

830 : liola. 4jL»jL»J • ^^^-J »- i "' *j 

£ U J 


Jl t yLs*~' ^-» <~A\f- j J*^ **> ji^U. tU-a- jl 'xi>. 

That this history cannot be identical with the Zafar- 
nama-i-Tiniuri, as is there stated on the inner side 
of the binding, or with any other Timuruama (see this 
title on fol. i a ), is sufficiently proved by its beginning 
with Timur's death ! 

Ff. 446, 11. 17 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 9J in. by sf in. 

[Elliot 422.] 


Fragment of a history of the Moghuls, the descen- 
dants of Cingizkhan and Timur. 

Ff. 22 and 83 are later additions. The present 
arrangement of the leaves is wrong, but we have not 
been able to make out the right one, as in several 
places leaves seem to be wanting. 

Contents : 

Ff. 2 2 b -42 a . History of the Ilkhans of Persia, begin- 
ning in the reign of Nikudar Oghlan, and ending with 
that of Abu Said and the turbulent period following 
after his death, that is, from a.h. 681-747. For the 
dissolution of the empire of the Ilkhans under the sons 
of Cupan, Hasan Kucak, and Ashraf, see Malcolm, 
History of Persia, i. p. 445. 

There is a lacuna between ff. 35 and 36. 

Ff. 42 a -5i b . History of the Karakhitaiyyah Sultans 
and of the Huzaffaride princes of Fars. 

Ff. 5i b -72 b . History of Timur and his descendants. 
This part is called ■.•:.?■» ._>b 'the eighth chapter.' 

After ff. 53 and 72 there are lacunas. 

Y{. 73 a ~76 b . History of the immediate successors of 
Cingizkhan till Abakakhan. 

After fol. 76 is another lacuna. 

jTf 77a-82 a . Continuation of the history of Timur. 

We have not succeeded in making out to which 
chronicle these fragments originally belonged ; we can 




only say that they do not belong to the following 
works: Habib-alsiyar ; Khulasat-alakhbar ; Lubb-alta- 
warikh; Mirat-al'alam; Ta'rikh-i-Kipcakkhani ; the 
anonymous chronicle, No. 97 ; Jawahir-altawarfkh; 
the anonymous chronicle, No. 169. At the same time 
we must add that these fragments, both as regards the 
matter and the wording, show a close affinity to Mir- 
khond's Raudat-alsafa, whence they seem to be 
excerpted. For the sake of comparison we add a 

piece of text, ff. 44b, 1. 8 sq. : yj£j\ eu^H-a. <_ / a*J S* 

J> *£ 

ojjj e*i.U uj <j\j> ijj^° Jfyr 

{j\y*\ ^jixJ 



J jy 

d T ^y. 

J J u 


j*-\ ijy 


y-j\ sy>. j,JjJj j^y, ^ 



jjj. L» \ZS> \\ iS jj4j 5JJI 


=J>ii3 fj 


jj »l, «l yy> Si u-S jJ^Xj L> xij^. 




yj LS^ 

Jl JJi. Comp. with this Raudat-alsafa, Ouseley 334, 

fol. 365a, 1. 7 sq. 

Fol. 2 2 a gives a review of the contents, apparently 

taken from the fragment itself; fol. 83? contains a 

postscript of three lines, in which this book is styled 

v_^JhCj ^- a -^? c #i)l>* ( tne same title occurs at the top 

of the first page). Not dated. 

Ff. 22-83,11. 19; Nasta'llk; size, iofin. by 7 in. 

[Ouseley 280.] 


Matla'-alsa'dain wa majma'-albahrain (^XxJUl «Ak* 

The history of Timur and his descendants, composed 
by Kamal-aldin 'Abd-alrazzak bin Jalal-aldin Ishak 
Samarkand!, who was born in Harat, A. h. 816 = 
a.d. 1413, and died a.h. 887=a.d. 1482. He has 
brought the history down to a. h. 875 = a.d. 1470, the 
year of Sultan Husain's second accession ; see Quatre- 
mere, in Notices et Extraits, tome xiv, premiere partie, 
p. 1 sq. ; Rieu i. p. 1 8 r sq. ; Elliot, History of India, 
iv. p. 89 sq.; W. Morley, pp. 96 and 97; J. Aumer, 
pp. 87 and 88 ; Catal. des MSS. et Xyll. pp. 286-288 ; 
G. Flugel ii. p. 190. An extract is edited by B. Dorn, 
Ausziige, etc., pp. lof-rrv. 

Contents : 

The first part or vol. I on fol. i b . Beginning of the 
preface quite agreeing with Aumer : ,\y\ x , \\> * 


_\j^Ls| j ,L-.->.l. 

History of Sultan Abu Said bin Utjaitu, the great- 
grandson of Hulagukhan, on fol. 4 b . 

History of Sahib-kiran Timur from his birth to his 
death (a.h. 736-8o7=a. d. 1336-1405), on fol. 19 s . 

This first part of the work was finished by the 
author, as we learn from the last words, in the mouth 

Rabi'-alawwal,A.H. 87i=a.d. 1466, October; the copy 
itself in the month Dhu-alhijjah, a.h. 1014 = A.d. 1606, 

The second part or vol. II on fol. 2i9 b , beginning: 

History of Shahrukh, who ascended the throne 

A.H. 807=A. D. I405, On fol. 22I a . 

History of 'Ala-aldaulah and Mirza Sultan Muham- 
mad, of 'Abd-allatif and Ulughbeg, on fol. 344 b . 

History of Mirza Abii-alkasim Babar, on fol. 358 b . 

Succession of Mirza Jalal-aldin Shah Mahmiid, 
history of Abu Sa'id, etc., on fol. 382 b . 

History of Sultan Husain (till a.h. 875) on fol. 

This second part is dated by the transcriber, Tahir- 
aldin bin Jalal (the same who copied the first part), the 
21st of Muharram, a.h. ioi5=a.d. 1606, May 29. 

On ff. 440 a -44i a there is found a mathnawi, entitled 





i] JS** 

w»1 ^ij> 

oLsr* jjUl^Ij 

e)Lj *J\ j.-4-i ^jj* ]) »]r» s-4J-» u US^5 J j^x-, ^LkL, 


Ff. 441, 2 coll., one in the centre, 11. 23 ; another in the 
margin, 11. 38 ; besides that, there are many notes and additions 
on the outer margin, partly by another hand; Nasta'llk; no 
ornaments; size, 9^ in. by sf in. [Elliot 238.] 


Another copy of the second part of the same work. 

The second part of the Mafia'- alsa'dain, beginning in 
the same manner as in the preceding copy. 

History of Shahrukh on fol. i a ; history of Ulughbeg 
and Abd-allatif on fol. 1 7 i a ; succession of Babar on fol. 
190°; reign of Shah Mahmud, history of Abu Sa'id, 
etc., on fol. 224°; time of Sultan Husain to a.h. 875 
on fol. 244b. See Malcolm, History of Persia, i. 
p. 486 sq. 

According to the colophon on fol. 304 11 this copy was 
finished by Ibn Hasan Muhammad, a. h. 992, the 7th 
of Sba'ban = A. d. 1584, August 14. 

There is a lacuna after fol. i7o b . To the whole 
there is prefixed by a modern hand, and written on 
different paper, an index of the headings of the chap- 
ters with references to the pages where they are to be 

Ff. 304, 11. 22 ; small Nasta'llk ; size, <)% in. by 7 in. 

[Ouseley 203.] 


Tuhfat-i-Sami (^U uj). 

A chronicle of the Moghul race, preceded by a general 
history of the early prophets from Adam to Muhammad ; 
the Imams, Khalifs, etc. The last date we can find is 
a.h. 903 or 904 = a. d. 1497-1499, on fol. 263". 
Timur' s history begins on fol. 2i6 a . The author is 
Sayyid Muzaffar of Kabul (see title and author's name 
on fol, 149 s ), and he has divided his work into a 




preface, two sections (Jli»), ten chapters (t_>L>), and 
an epilogue ; but of this division nothing is found in 
the text ; moreover the copy is incomplete at the end. 
Beginning : ^al ,:..; ^ .*, %\SX.\ (\jl> 1) .L* csL-5 j 


j^U» x-JLi 1 _ r ij jj A.j . i x> o. 

Ff. I48 b -267 b , 11. 15 ; large and distinct Nasta'llk ; size, q£ in. 
by 5 in. [Sbld. 23 SUP.] 


Maathir-alumara (\yJ\ >.>U). 

The first edition of the great biographical dictionary 
of the most celebrated Amirs, Nawwabs, nobles, etc., who 
lived during the reign of the Timurides, alphabetically 
arranged, beginning with Adhamkhan Kukah (or, 
according to the following copy, Adimkhan), on fol. 
io b , and concluding with Yusufkhin of Habash, on 
fol. 375 a . The author was Nawwab Samsam-aldaulah 
Shah Nawazkhan Sliahid Khwafi Aurangabadi, with 
the original name 'Abd - alrazzak - alhusaini (born 
A. H. 1111= A. D. 1700, assassinated a. h. 1171=: 
A.D. 1758); the compiler of this first edition (another 
larger one was afterwards edited by the author's son, 
born 1 142, died 1196), Mir Ghulam 'Ali Husaini 
Wasiti Balgrami with the takh. Azad (the well-known 
author of the Persian tadhkirah Khazana-i-'amirah, 
born A.H. 1 1 16, died 1200) ; comp. W. Morley, pp. 101- 
105; Elliot, History of India, viii. p. 187 sq. ; Rieu i. 

P- 339 «1- 

Contents : 

Mir Ghulam 'Ali, the editor's preface, on fol. i b , 
beginning: o-JaJu. ,jl, : . .i. > <&js\ »j ^LiJ-aLi. -W» 

Nawwab Samsam-aldaulah, the author's life, on fol. 2 a . 
The author's original preface on fol. o b , beginning : 


Beginning of the dictionary on fol. io a . It contains 
the biographies of 234 famous men. 

The former owner of this undated copy was D. Forbes 
(British Museum), who collated it in 1843. 

Ff. 376,11. ai; Nasta'llk ; size, 12 in. by ;| in. [Bodl. 718.] 


The same. 

Good, but quite modern copy. Beginning of the 
editor's preface on fol. 7 ; of the author's on fol. i4 b : 
Jl uLc ( Jlc j.iLJ\ , (jbS'j ill J^JJ. A complete 

index of all the Amirs, etc., whose biographies are con- 
tained in this work, on ff. 1-6. Not dated. 

Ff. 376, 11. 19 ; Nasta'llk ; size, nf in. by 8i in. 

[Odseley Add. 43.] 


Jawahir - altawarikh ( -j.lydl jjt\y*.). 

Chronicle of the Tatar race, composed by Salman 

Kazwini (fol. 2 b , 1. 10) during the reign of the emperor 
Aurangzib (&5LJL. JJI jjj>, fol. 3 b , 11. 11, 12), a.h. 1068- 
iii8 = a.d. 1658-1707, the exploits of whose ancestors 
he wished to report (fol. 3 b , 1. 3). On fol. 4 a , 11. 7-10, 
he states that his work should extend from Adam to 
Aurangzib, which does not exactly correspond to the 
work itself, since it ends with a report of the death 
of Jahangir, a.h. ic>37 = a. d. 1627, and is apparently 
complete at the end. The title occurs on fol. 4 b , 1. 1. 

Contents : 

Adam and his immediate descendants on fol. 4 b ; 
Yafet, to whom the origin of the Turkish and Moghul 
races is traced back, on fol. 9 a ; history of Cingizkhan 
on fol. 35 b ; his descendants in Iran and Turan on fol. 
68 b ; history of Timur on fol. I09 b ; his descendants 
on fol. i88 b ; Khalil on fol. i 9 8 a ; Shahrukh on fol. 
207 b ; Ulughbeg on fol. 248 a ; Babar on fol. 249"; 
Abu Sa'id on fol. 255 b ; 'Umar Shaikh on fol. 263"; 
Sultan Husain Mirza on fol. 269". In the same 
chapter there are episodes, an account of the origin 
of the Kara-koyunlu and Ak-koyunlu, and of Muham- 
madkhan Shaibani, prinoe of the Uzbegs. 

Then follows a short account of the first Moghul 
emperors of India : Babar on fol. 2 86 b ; Humayun on 
fol. 299 b ; Akbar on fol. 30i b ; Jahangir on ff. 304"— 
3°5 a - 

Beginning : .XlU dllU u-W 5 X» j\ u?/^ 5 - wW - ".} jL - fc3> 

? ?*°' . \ 

The contents of this work, which we do not find 

mentioned anywhere, seem to be very much the same 
as those of the Lj». ^,-Jj^L-. i^jJ of Muhammad Hadi; 
see W. Morley, p. 99. 

The present MS. is not dated ; it may have been 
written during the author's lifetime. In good preserva- 
tion throughout. 

The first volume, ff. 1-102 ; the second, ff. 103-203 ; the third, 
ff. 204- TO5; 11. 13 ; Nasta'llk ; size, 82 in. by 4^ in. 

[Ouselet 187-189.] 


In this MS. we have to distinguish two parts : an old 
part, in small but clear Nasta'llk, ff. no a -337 b ; and a 
more recent one on ff. i b -io9 b , in more cursive Nas- 
ta'llk. They seem originally to have formed one work, 
but there is no immediate connexion between them. 

Part I: 

A history of the Moghul race, beginning with Adam, 
deriving the Moghuls from Yafet, and expounding the 
genealogy and history of Cingizkhan, Timur, and their 
descendants, particularly of the Moghul emperors of 
India as far down as Muhammad Shah, A.H. 1131- 
ii6i=a.d. 1719-1748, with especial regard to all the 
notorious princes of this dynasty. 

The author is Haji Mir Muhammad Salim (fol. 3 b , 
1. 13), who dedicated his work to Muhammad Shah 
(fol. 3 a , lin. pen., Abu-alfath Nasir-aldin Muhammad 
Shah). He relates in the preface (fol. 4 a ) that he left 
his native country a.h. 11 23 = A. d. 171 1; first he 
went to Persia, where he was recommended by some 




Turanian noblemen, who had been as ambassadors to 
the court of Sultan Husain (from A. h. i 106) ; he pro- 
ceeded to Isfahan (fol. 4 b , 1. 3), to 'Arabistan, Baghdad, 
Halab, Damask, Stambul ; in a. h. 1128 he came to 
Makkah (fol. 5 a , 1. 6), and went finally to India (fol. 5 a , 
lin. antepen.) He several times refers to his ancestors, 
who seem to have played an important role in the 
history of Transoxania (for instance, on fol. 127*, 1. 13 ; 
fol. 148% 1. 4, etc.) 

In India he began composing this book, the title of 
which is not mentioned ; perhaps it is c ^J>iLJI ii-Ji— 
Comp. fol. 3 b , 1. 1 1 : ti^cb iS, jjLj 1 _^s-- s ^j jy-~-* o^ 
ii-Juj ^ ■ ... -r^' J.> U s^-^ 1 ^jl i_s-Jli ^^=^-oj i_i^i-aJ 

His sources he mentions on fol. 6 b , 1. 2 sq. : j-jU-* 


'i i j 



La ji I! 4-0 

J O 

liill _LiCj 


alnahr. Title 

i^Aa-WII ^jLs^, i*)L<1I ^/^"j ];jjJ' Ji 1 ""*} LJJ-f^oj 
jJLcj i-tlj^^H, «4,LJI £*^°J l^^^J (^-^ cA*»J 

On fol. 312 13 is a chapter in which the father of the 
author plays an important role in the history of Mawara- 

The author's native 
country is, therefore, Mawara-alnahr, whence he emi- 
grated for some unknown reason. 

Beginning : <J*\y- u*L. 5 « ,i &j ij-L-» ig»^ u^~^ 
*i uuLi<j> i^LJj 0—I3; I, lS^^* ^-!^ wL\£> ,t -*-^- i 

End : jl»^L (!) J-=-L »JL\jj i ,Ij sj«-» ^U* ~~.Ls ^5-=- j 
u ^jla.jl — SJy JLjjj ojLj^L* jjU* ojLjv ^Li. Jicl 
1,1, jJ^sr* sikaLi jrU^)l ^J :J *^ ^ ■• 

Between fol. 106 and fol. 107 is a lacuna. On 
ff. io^a-ioSb follows another part, relating to some of 
the descendants of Caghatai b. Cingizkhan, who ruled 
over Kashghar and the whole of Transoxania, Tughluk- 
Timur Khan, Ilyas Khwajah Khan, Adil Sultan b. 
Muhammad Khan, Kabul-Shah Khan, and Siyurghat- 
mish Khan ; comp. De Guignes, Histoire generale des 
Huns, vol. iii. p. 319 sq. 

The first chapter is on fol. io7 a : ^Lob Si j* 
U». ,.v»lii ..j ..iii. Lcol ,.vjl ..iLi n..'il 


cH u^* c^-b- 1 cH el*-* 4^' cH 1 vi^jy 

^U>.l»Jvij» ^j ,jLi. (_jLij». ^ (^Lx-oL. 

After fol. 108 there is again a lacuna; fol. 109 
contains biographical information regarding an author 
of a commentary ( ,L»,^I j-&\y*-) on the great Mathnawi 
of Jalal-aldin Rumi ; his name is not mentioned. 
Comp. Elliot 334 and Walker 101, a commentary on 
the Mathnawi, called .LiiH^aL. ,L-ilL-aL»-, composed 

by Husain b. Hasan (who died a. h. 840). H. Khalfa 
ii. p. 640, No. 4261, mentions a commentary on an 
extract of the Mathnawi, which is called ' Jawahir- 

Part II: 

History of the Shaibaniyyah and Astarkhaniyyah Sul- 
tans of Mawara-alnahr, as far down as A. H. n 23, 
imperfect both at the beginning and end. It begins 
with the history of the Khan of the Uzbegs, Sadr 
Khan b. Abu-alkhair Khan, and of Muhammad Khan 
Shaibani, the founder of the dynasty. The first date 
which occurs is a. h. 873; the first headings, ii 

U^V^ J J -' O*- J^-j*- ** 

i^aLoL) and jjLloU Si 

sL. ryi ^L~i ^Li. j.« -g* _iill jjl 

The history of the Astarkh&niyyah dynasty begins on 
fol. i55 b ,with Jani Muhammad Khan, and ends with the 
year A. h. 1123, in the reign of Abu-alfaid Muhammad 
Bahadur Khan, the son of Sayyid Subhaui Kuli Khan 
(fob 337 a )- 


Beginning: x^^J^a, L— > ; j siljj 
^i\ i •■' » > oLo. Aii ^>j\\ iJblj (j-jj Jj »A-s.^ 

'j r 


- J 


End: L jJl 

<JJ") <Jr* uWL- 




jo ou-l t-oL» ^LiLc \\ iS ic^i^ up 3 ^' iS->\ 

A very modern hand has added the conclusion on 
fol. 338 11 , but this does not seem to be the real end 
of the book. 

This work (part II) has a great likeness to the siii 
iLi. .»-;i-«, described by H. Morley, p. 152. It is ex- 
tremely valuable, giving minute information about a 
period of eastern history which is comparatively little 
known. This part is collated throughout, and has a 
considerable number of additions on the margin, mostly 
by the same hand which wrote the whole. 

Not dated. Part II was probably copied not long after 
the composition. On the first page is written i->,VJ 

|,LI (jL^j. 5L1 lj\j 5-JOjJ. 

Ff. 33S, 11. 19 (in the modern part, 11. 1 j) ; Nasta'llk ; size, 
I0j in. by 5| in. [Ouseley 269.] 

IV. Indian History. 
a. Emperors of Dili 11. 


A short account of all the rulers of India from the 
early Rajahs down to Muhammadshah (1131-1161), 
consisting chiefly of lists and tables, with a succinct 
additional text, beginning: 
sL.j c.'».*.3.j cJj Jj^i^o jjj*** - sL< tj\ Li j i^lij iJ;) y-^~\ 

No date. 

Ff. 1-28,11. 11 j Nasta'Uk; size, 9 in. by 5 \ in. [Bodl. 695.] 





Ta'rikh-i-Baihaki (5 a . » ^JiLj)- 

History of the Ghaznawide Sultan Mas'ud, son of 
Mahniud, a.h. 421 =a.d. 1030 to a.h. 432=a.d. 1040, 
originally forming a part of the Ta'rikh-i-Al-i-Sabukta- 
gin. Composed by Abu-alfadl Muhammad Albaihaki 
between the years 448 and 451 ; see Rieu i. p. 158 sq. ; 
Nassau Lees, Materials for the History of India, pp. 14 
and 22 sq. ; and Elliot, History of India, ii. p. 53 sq. 

The work was edited in the Bibliotheca Indica by 
W. H. Morley, Calcutta, 1862. 

Beginning : ,-~oU eLL« ^W 6 ' u^-j j' *"°^ j* 


.Vicl ^jUsi— JLc jJ, 


According to the note on fol. 32 a (Ous. 53) this copy 
was finished by the same 'Abd-alrazzak, who wrote 
Nos. 11, 105, 107, 109, in, 113, 174 etc., a.h. 1 197, on 
the 25th of the second Babi' = A.D. 1783, the 30th of 

Vol. I, ff. 141-282 ; vol. II, ff. 266 ; vol. Ill, ff. 1-32 ; hand- 
writing and size the same as in No. 174. [Ouseley 51-53.] 


Ta'rikh-i-Firuzshahi (^L^-i f*} 3 )- 

The history of Firuzshah and his predecessors, a 
standard work, which gives a full account of the kings 
of Dihli from Ghiyath-aldinBalban, a.h. 664 = A.D. 1266, 
to the sixth year of Firuzshah's reign, A.H. 758 = 
A. d. 1357, composed by Diya-aldin Barani (not Barrt, as 
H. Khalfa calls him, ii. p. 139, No. 2271). The author 
was born about a. h. 684, and after having brought 
his work down to A.H. 758, he abandoned it, and left it 
unfinished. The history of Firuzshah's reign was after- 
wards continued, and finished by Shams-i-Siraj 'Afif, 
who also entitled his book Ta'rikh-i-Firuzshahi ; but 
this latter work, which often is confounded with Diya- 
aldin's, is not a mere continuation of that, but a com- 
plete history of Firuzshah from his birth to his death. 
Comp. Elliot, History of India, iii.pp. 93sq.and 269^.; 
Nassau Lees, Materials, pp. 441-446; Manuscripts 
of the late Sir H. Elliot, in the Journal of the Asiatic 
Society of Bengal, vol. xxiii. part i. p. 237, Nos. 53 and 
54. The text of Diya-aldin's work was edited in the 
Bibliotheca Indica, 1862, by Sayyid Ahmadkhan, under 
the superintendence of Captain Nassau Lees and Maw- 
lawi Kabir-aldin. 

Table of contents : 

A flowery introduction, containing a long disquisition 
on the value of history (iJ;ti jLc), and seven reasons 
for its superiority over ^other branches of knowledge, 
on fol. i b . 

Sultan Ghiyath-aldin Balban, on fol. 9 b . 

Sultan Mu'izz-aklin Kaikubad, on fol. 49 11 . 

Sultan Jalal-aldin Firuz Khilji, on fol. 67". 

Sultan 'Ala-aldin Khilji, on fol. 93°. 

Sultan Kutb-aldin, on fol. i5i b . 

Sultan Ghiyath-aldin Tughlukshah, on fol. 167b. 

Sultan Muhammad ibn Tughluk, on fol. 179''. 

Sultan Abu-almuzaffar Firuzshah, on fol. 205 b . 

The history of each of these eight monarchs fills one 
kitdb, and begins after the usual phrase Jl Jj Jl^.11, 
always with the words ^UL-L—c _L_fLc.j ,11.1, - : - 

Beginning of the introduction : •& 1, ^Ijj* ,-» IjJ , i,^ 
Jl \. jUiy l?jL»— <s*y. cr^ 3 ^— ' J W-sJ' A->1 3 jW*'- 

The subdivisions of the last kitab, which are found 
in the Calcutta edition, viz. eleven mukaddimat, are 
wanting, although the text runs on without interrup- 
tion ; ff. 149 and 150 are left blank. Atthe end of the 
seventh kitab is given as date A. h. ii97=a.d. 1783. 

Ff. 232, 11. 22; written by different hands (three at least), 
partly in Nasta'llk, partly in Shikasta ; no headings marked 
throughout the whole MS.; size, 12 1 in. by 8| in. [Elliot 352.] 


The same. 

This copy is much older than the preceding one, and 
written throughout by the same hand, but it is not 
quite complete, ff. 3-5 and 12-14 being left blank. 
All the headings are marked by red ink. To the 
history of each Sultan there is prefixed a genealogical 
table of his family. 

Contents : , 

Beginning of the first kitab (^jJl ^-^ ^Ua-L-j i~l}^ 
c v-Jo) on fol. 2 b , only one page ; it breaks off witli~the 
words ii U ... 1. :1 ; see Calcutta edition, p. 26, 1. 2. 
A part of the introduction on ff. 6 a -l i b , agreeing with 
Calcutta edition, p. 12, 1. 14 to p. 23, last line. The 
first kitab continues on fol. i5 a , but there is a lacuna 
between this part and the first page. The other seven 
kitabs are complete, beginning on ff. 64 b , 9i b , i28 b , 
i65 b , i78 b , i86 b , and 2o8 b . 

Dated the 12th of Jumada-alawwal, a.h. 1009 = 
A. D. 1 600, 1 9th of November. 

Ff. 2\2, 11. 10 ; distinct Nasta'lik ; size, qi in. by $\ in. 

[Elliot 253.] 


The same. 

According to the colophon on fol. I40 b this copy was 
finished on the 15th of Dhu-alhijjah, a.h. 1196 = 
A. d. 1782, the 21st of November, by 'Abd-alrazzak 
Sihalawi bsjH-> 6^ ^ s ) in Lucknow ( who is 
perhaps identical with the Munshi 'Abd-alrazzak, Sar- 
rishtadar at the Civil Court of Farrukhabad, mentioned 
by Sir H. Elliot, History of India, ii. p. 386). 

Ff. 1-140, 11. 15; Nasta'lik; size, 8|in.by7| in. [Ouseley 51.] 


Ta'rikh-i-Mubarakshahi (^Lii^U* ±*J3)- 

A general history of the kings of Dihli, from 
Sultan Muhammad bin Sam, the founder of the Ghuri 
empire (a.h. 569 = a. d. 1173), down to the first years 
of Sultan Muhammadshah, the grandson of Khidrkhan, 
of the Sayyid family, whose accession to the throne, 




a. h. 837=a.d. 1433, is related on fol. 204 b , compiled 
partly from various histories (up to the time of Firuz- 
shah, 752-790), partly from trustworthy information 
and personal observation, by Yahya bin Ahmad bin 
'Abdallah of Sirind (sic ! that is, Sirhind), and dedi- 
cated to Sultan Mubarakshah, who died A. H. 837. 
Consequently this work must have been commenced 
in the last years of Mubarakshah's reign, and com- 
pleted under his successor Muhammad ; comp. Elliot, 
History of India, iv. pp. 6-86, where large extracts are 
given in English translation ; and Sir H. Elliot's Manu- 
scripts in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 
vol. xxiii. part i. p. 238, No. 59, and p. 249, No. 129. 

Beginning: _, ^il ,jJli 

•JJj - n -» jA 

\ * Q O 1 ~ ~— ~o 

y r 


cH- 5 <->* 

L_.l &3 

I) LT- 5 


^jLaLiob J.A-C 

This copy was finished the 8th of Rajab, a.h. 957 = 
a. d. 1550, July 23. A lacuna seems to be before the 
last page. 

Ff. 209, 11. 13 ; Nasta'lik ; Bize, 6J in. by 4J in. 

[Fbaser 150.] 


Ta'rikh-i-Shirshah (sli^wi. ±>JS)- 

A history of Shirshah Sur of Dihli (who assumed 
the title of king about a.h. 946, and died A. H. 952 = 
A. D. 1539-1545), with a short account of the events 
which preceded his reign, from Shah Bahlul's accession 
to the throne (who died after a reign of thirty-eight 
years, eight months, and seven days, a.h. 894 = 
a. d. 1488), composed by order of the emperor Akbar 
probably soon after a.h. 987 =A. d. 1579, by 'Abbas 
Khan ibn Shaikh 'All Sarwani. The author's name 
does not appear in the somewhat abridged preface of 
this copy, but that the work contained in it is identical 
with 'Abbas Khan's original history, we learn from 
a comparison of its text with the extracts given in 
English translation in Elliot, History of India, iv. 
p. 305 sq. Both agree with each other word for word. 
The first title of this work was Tuhfat-i-Akbarshahi 
(^Xz>j.S I ais 5 ) ; Sprenger styles it Muntakhab-altawa- 

*/=* LS^S j jSCs^- ^j-s^. ; .>l3 J\ 

rikh ( v_j.Ij.jJ1 v _~_i" :: — : -°) ; comp. Rieu i. p. 242; 
Elliot, History of India, iv. pp. 301-433; and Manu- 
scripts of the late Sir H. Elliot, p. 239, No. 67. This 
copy concludes, as usual, with Shirshah's death ; the 
second and third chapters of the work (for this history 
forms only the first) are wanting. 
Beginning : Ji ^ 

j^_.jl ^yljjJ JLc ^Ij^j tS ^^kj aJ 

This copy was finished on Friday, the 16th of Rabi'- 
althani, in the eighteenth year of ill. (j-jJ->. ( = l _^jJ_. 
JU_sL_, that is, a. 11. ii9i=A.D. 1777, 24th of May). 

Ff. 100, 11. 15 ; large Nasta'lik ; size, I2f in. by 8i in. 

[Elliot 371.] 


Another larger edition of the same Ta'rikh-i-Shir- 

This copy contains the revised and enlarged edition 
of 'Abbas Khan's Ta'rikh, by Ibrahim Batni, who 
brought the history down to a.h. 1021= A. d. 161 2 
(see fol. 157 s1 ), and supplied it from the Ta'rikh -i- 
Nizami (that is, the Tabakat-i-Akbari, by Khwajah 
Niiam-aidin Ahmad), and the Makhzan-i-Afghani (by 
Jahangir's historiographer Ni'mat-alhth Samani ; comp. 
W. Morley, p. 74, and Dorn, History of the Afghans, 
printed for the Oriental Translation Committee, London, 
1829-1836); see fol. i57 b . 

c^-.l ^yVr- u^z l _5*^/^-' i^-j^ o^ J"°' *~ " ' ° * 

ir>J^ rlij* J-=-'-> >*J1 £JjJ-e [<a-J-> • ^jLjUijJ ,jlj_o 

— jjsLjI jLv-JI .5^.1 ilj-u,^ j » : . j (jo-Li ^jl jLo 8J«-o 

Lijl u}^" UU ) j\ MJXt *i ».) « l_^_ol S___>aj 5_i> 

1 i_*~l ^-UL, JJ1 v_-*_J Uu±*j j\ ^ 

Jj j^jL_., («L«jb s 


On fol. I58 a begins a third book ( r .t»_o^_ij), although 
there is neither a first nor a second one (nothing of 
subdivisions at all being found in the preceding part 
of the ta'rikh), containing biographical notices of all 
the Shaikhs, Sufis, etc. of that time, in three chapters : 
mjUs ^jS S JUj _j Jj i i_)_s. ja lj Jl_- L_>b,l Si ,i 
oii> sK _sJj-i-_-_> \, ^jLJll) s.-iljilj _jolxa. jLi.l JLc 

I _J-i !<<>Lul jljjO 5_»yJl Jjl 5J^»J _>Jilj 

Jj-Ofi P-sr 1 J-oi r ji 5JjI_> ^1 v.jL_.«j1 i 5 ^ Jt -!- 

First chapter on fol. 158 15 (twenty-eight persons), 

Second chapter on fol. 190^ (twenty persons), J__j 

TVa'rd chapter on fol. 20i a (eighteen persons), J.^.9 

This copy (not dated) begins without a preface : Jju 

J^Ljj ^Lki-, ujj>- 5J J-i ,^ii___ uL"-»- )^' o^^J jW*' 

<r" L?/4-^-» _;•> j J___ib __ijlj_) t»JJ_«. 

~Ff. 99-107 are misplaced, the right order of the 
leaves is as follows : 99, 105, 101-104, 106, 107. 

Ff. 213, 11. 12 ; Nasta'lik; size, 9 in. by 4! in. 

[Elliot 372.] 


The same larger edition of the Ta'rikh-i-Shirshah. 

Another copy of the same edition by Ibrahim Batni, 
quite agreeing with the preceding one. The third 
book begins here on fol. 1 12» (fasl I on fol. H2 a , fasl II 
on fol. 138", fasl III on fol. 147-1). Beginning the same : 




Dated in the colophon the 22nd of Jumada-alawwal, 
a.h. I227=a.d. 1812, 3rd of June. 

Ff. 156, 11. 13: written by different hands, partly in Nasta'llk, 
partly in Shikasta ; size, 7| in. by 5 in, [Ouseley Add. 7S.] 


Waki'at-i-Babari {ijyX> iojIjuL). 

The memoirs of the emperor Babar, extending from 
a.h. 8o,9-935 = a.d. 1493-1528 (not without consider- 
able intermissions), originally composed iu Caghatai, 
afterwards translated into Persian. They were rendered 
into English by J. Leyden and W. Erskine in ' Memoirs 
of Zehir-ed-din Muhammed Baber,' London, 1826 ; 2nd 
ed. 1844, and by M. Caldecott, ' Life of Baber, abridged 
from the Memoirs of Zehir-ed-din Muhammed Baber,' 
London, 1844; see 'A Critical Essay,' pp. 36, 58, 
Hammer-Purgstall, Geschichte der schonen Redekiinste 
Persiens, p. 372. A Latin translation is mentioned in 
' Das Asiatische Museum,' by B. Dorn, p. 1 2 1 ; H. Khalfa 
vi. p. 420. The original Caghatai text of these memoirs 
has been published by Ilminski, Kasan, 1857; and an 
excellent French translation of that was made by Pavet 
de Courteille, ' Memoires de Baber,' Paris, 1871, in two 

This translation consists of two different parts, which 
are wrongly bound, so that the second part occupies 
ff. i b -i6o a ; the first, ff. i63»-23i b . 

The first part (ff. i63 a -23i D ) comprises the years 
a. h. 899-906, and corresponds in Erskine's translation 
to pp. 1-94, I. 24 ('remained in the fortress,' jtU ,i 

jJjjL.), beginning . . 
Then follows, on ff. 

a short enumeration 

(of the translator?) of those years not recorded by 
Babar himself. 

The second part (ff. 2 b , I. 3 ab inf. to i6o b ) gives the 
years 906-935, corresponding to Erskine, p. 94, 1. 21 
(' send off his family with his effects and people to Ura- 

A :y. \)^y>- ^j^j 

lS^> ry^~')> 


tippa,' ml v „yi 5-*j|i«l 
till p. 422, line 5. 

Accordingly there is something wanting at the end 
of this copy 1 (Erskine, p. 422, line 6, to p. 425) ; besides 
(on fol. 125a) the years a.h. 925 to 932 (Erskine, p. 272, 
line 25, to p. 343), and the end of the years a.h. 933 
and 934 (Erskine, p. 353, line 12, to p. 382), between 
ff. 131 and 132. Vice versa we find on ff. ioi a , line 7, 
till I03 b , after the fragment of a.h. 914 (Erskine, 
p. 235), a chapter which we do not find in Erskine's 

To the second part is prefixed a preface, on ff. i b -2 b , 
line 13, stating that the first part was translated by 
Shaikh Zain (fol. i b , 1. 1.), or Mirza Biinida Hasan 

Ghaznawi Farisi (fol. 2 b , line 2, 

5 J. 



ic-^b ufjjj-c), at the command of Mu'in-aldin Bihruz- 
khan, a descendant of Muhammad Khan Bahadur Beg 

1 On fol. l6o b (at the end of the second part) is a note in 
the first handwriting, stating that the last portion (s., .vi), 
regarding the events of a.h. 935, was not found in that MS., 
from which this was copied. 

Atalik Beglerbegi (fol. 2 a , 11. 7-9, ^jjJIj sill 

iS ,.,Uv, 

J-ti— J ^ Jt -' u^ V?" J' e *~ J - lr* "° u^irt-? 

^jji ^ u iai diui o^, j\ jiydi ^uCjlc 

j^l-o p i»Lo (J-JLjI eU_> j^-^>. cjb* xt^"), during the 
reign of Akbar, a.h. 994=a. d. 1586; that Muham- 
mad Kuli Moghul Hisari, a servant of that (Akbar's?) 
court (fol. 2 b , line 5,jl ^o si^^ba^. J^. ^Js j^U.-* 


H l 


l\SjZ u \ iJutX^. ^SjZ-S), 

on being ordered, translated the remaining part (viz. 
a.h. 906-935). By him, we should think, this preface 
was written, as well as the notice on ff. 23i b -232 b and 
other minor notes (on fol. 125 s1 ) concerning the missing 

Beginning of the preface on fol. i b : ^>_ (j-L~, • 


,j s5 j» 

iLiou («jLj 

u^" j J li 1 -" ybj s*}yr 57 s V" J o J 

Not dated; this is probably also copied by Abd- 

Ff. 232, 11. 15 ; a modern transcript in Nasta'llk ; size, 8| in. 
by 7 i in. [Ouseley 173.] 


AVaki'at-i-Babari (cJjb i^ibulj). 

Another better known Persian translation of Babar's 
autobiography, by Bairamkhan's son, Mirza Khan Abd- 
alrahim, who was born a.h. 964=a. d. 1557, com- 
pleted this paraphrase a.h. 998 = a. d. 1590, during 
the reign of Akbar (see Rieu i. p. 244, and Elliot, 
History of India, iv. pp. 218-287), an( I died a.h. 
io36=a.d. 1627. 

The beginning, si, j»j , .v-a-i-a &JL-, ^ba-a, sl_« ji 

Jl uilcj oo}>. *xi slijb silcJ oj5j jj, agrees 

pretty well with the Caghatai original, but is a little 
abrupt, and goes down (without preface and introduc- 
tion) from the accession of Babar to the throne of 
Farghana, in the month of Ramadan (the Caghatai 
original adds the 5th), A.h. 899 = a.d. 1494, June, to 
the 3rd (the Caghatai original seems to have the 13th ; 
comp. Pavet de Courteille's translation), iu the month 
of Muharram, a.h. 936 = a.d. 1529, where it breaks 
off like the original. Accordingly this copy is complete 
as far as it is possible. 

End : s.^— a i -*■ .'.1 b LbJIp sj J~i> sjb-^i (cor- 
responding to p. 494 of the Caghatai edition). 

Tbere are small blanks on ff. 57 a , 7s b , and 13 i b , 
probably corresponding to those in the Caghatai original 
(comp. the preface of Pavet de Courteille to his French 
translation, p. ix). Fol. 124* has been supplied by 
another hand (here some leaves seem to be wanting), 
and also some small parts on different pages. This 
copy is not dated. 

Ff. 209, 11. 21 ; illuminated frontispiece and twenty-eight ex- 
cellent pictures, representing scenes in Babar's life ; each page 
is surrounded with stripes of gold and various colours, besides 
that the lines of the first and second are circumscribed with 
small gold-arabesques ; a great many of the leaves injured by the 
worms ; Nasta'llk ; size, 12^ in. by 8| in. [Elliot 19.] 

H 2 





The same. 

Another excellent copy of the same Persian transla- 
tion. Beginning quite agreeing with Elliot 19. Not 
dated. This MS. came into Sir Gore Ouseley's library 
a.h. I204 = A.D. 1789-1790. 

Ff. 379, 11. t 7 ; large and distinct Nasta'lik ; illuminated fron- 
tispiece ; the first two pages richly adorned ; size, 1 1 in. by 6 J in. 

[Elliot 405.] 


The same. 

This copy quite agrees with the preceding ones. 
No date. 

Ff. 133, 11. 18, with a second column on the margin, 11. 39 ; 
Nasta'ltk ; a little worm-eaten ; all the headings are left blank ; 
size, 12 in. by 7\ in. [Fbaseb 140.] 


The same. 

No date. This copy is in all respects like the pre- 
ceding ones. 

Ff. 245, 11. 21 on ff. 1-54, 11. 25 on ff. 55-245 ; Nasta'lik, 
written by two or even three different hands (the first on ff. I- 
23, the second on ff. 24-54 ; the third, resembling the first, on 
ff. 55-245); size, 1 2^ in. by 6 in. [Bodl. 341.] 


Tabakat-i-Akbari (i^tf ^UJ>). 

General history of India from the time of Sabuktagin 
ofGhazna, a.h. 367=a.d. 977, to a.h. 1002, the thirty- 
eighth year of the emperor Akbar's reign, A. d. 1593, 
composed by Nizam-aldiu Ahmad Mukim of Harat, who 
became Bakhshi of Gujarat in the twenty-ninth year 
of Akbar's reign, and died a.h. ioo3 = A. d. 1594. 
"We refer for further details to Rieu i. p. 220 sq.; W. 
Morley, pp. 58-61; Elliot, Bibliogr. Index, p. 178 sq.; 
History of India, v. pp. 177-476 (where a complete 
translation of Humayun's and Akbar's reigns is found) ; 
J. Aumer, p. 83 ; Stewart, p. 1 1, etc. etc. This work is 
divided into a mukaddimah, nine tabakat, and a khati- 
mah : 

Mukaddimah on fol. 2 b djljjjjj: J|^=»' u^/ 3 )' 

Tabakah I on fol. i6*> (Ju>.> ^X- iiUk). 

Tabakah II on fol. 269b (^ ^X- iM> ; this 
heading having been omitted here, we transcribe it 
from Elliot 379). 

Tabakah III on fol. 302* (^U^JtiA). 

Tabakah IV on fol. 362* ( 5> )L. liA,). 

Tabakah Von fol. 411* (sJlxtj IjlA,). 

Tabakah VI on fol. 4 1 4 b (&4vi< Lr ^^— . ».5 ; k). 

Tabakah VII on fol. 420" ( 

Tabakah VIII on fol. 441b (, 

Tabakah IX on fol. 44 6 a (^LiU ,.1X3. tM>). 

Khatimah on fol. 453b (eUU-« J jX=.q £» (jW>. j J 

Beginning : 


>r- b uM~ 

sLijb l-jLuI 

3 j u- L 

.L&j. k-)^ j k^-o j 

JLc ^Uaj xa£ j Ja. iS. After 

fol. i52 a two leaves are missing. 

This copy was finished at Lahur, the 27th of Rajab, 
A.H. I049=a.d. 1639, November 23. 

Ff. 453, H. 21; distinct Nasta'lik; illuminated frontispiece; 
size, 1 1 in. by 6| in. [Elliot 381.] 


The same. 

Contents : 

Mukaddimah on fol. 3 a ; Tabakah I (Dihli) on fol. 
i6 b ; II (Dakhan) on fol. 350°; III (Gujarat) on fol. 
384°; IV (Malwah) on fol. 459° ; V (Bangalah) on 
fol. 518°; VI (Sharki-Sultaus) on fol. 52 3 a , last line; 
VII (Kashmir) on fol. 528"; VIII (Sind) on fol. 556b ; 
IX (Multan) on fol. 560"; Khatimah on fol. 568''. 
Beginning the same as in the preceding copy. 

The proper order of ff. 391-397 is : 391, 395, 396, 
392-394, 397. This copy was finished the 15th of 
Rabi'-althani, A.h. 1088, the twentieth year of 'Alam- 
gir's reign=A.D. 1677, 17th of June. 

Ff. 568, 11. 25 ; Nasta'lik ; illuminated frontispiece ; the first 
two pages richly adorned ; size, 12} in. by 7 J in. [Bodl. 297.] 


The same. 

Contents : 

Mukaddimah on fol. 3 a ; Tabakah I (Dihli) on fol. 
i6 a ; II (Dakhan) on fol. 3 2 b ; III (Gujarat) on fol. 358"; 
IV (Malwah) on fol. 428*; V (Bangalah) on fol. 485b; 
VI (Sharki-Sultiins) on fol. 490b; VII (Kashmir) on 
fol. 496*; VIII (Sind) on fol. 527 s (there is written 
wrongly ^lio instead of 1. £.. U in the heading) ; IX 
(Multan) on fol. 531b; Khatimah on fol. 540b. 

Dated the 7th of Sha'ban (the year is missing). 

Ff. 541, 11. 25 ; written in a curious style of Nasta'ltk, partly 
like Naskhi, and partly like Shikasta ; illuminated frontispiece ; 
the first two pages adorned ; size, 1 2| in. by 7 in. 

[Th. Hyde 47.] 


The same. 

Arrangement of the tabakat the same as in the three 
preceding copies : Mukaddimah on fol. 2 b , line 4 ; 
Tabakah I on fol. 9 a ; II and III (unseparated) on 
fol. 63b; IV on fol. 209b; V on fol. 237 11 ; VI on fol. 
239 a ; VII on fol. 241b; VIII on fol. 257b; IX on 
fol. 26i a ; Khatimah on fol. 265 11 . 

Dated by 'Abd-alkadir at Lahur, the 2nd of Sha'ban 
(the year is likewise missing). 

Ff. 265, 11. 25-26 ; Nasta'lik ; the original leaves are put into 
a modern margin ; size, 1 2| in. by 7| in. [Elliot 380.] 


The same. 

Contents, quite agreeing with those in the preceding 
copies : Mukaddimah on fol. 3b ; Tabakah I on fol. 17b ; 
II on fol. 35i b ; III on fol. 381b (without heading); 
IV-VI on fol. 456 s (only the first heading, tjJL. IslA>, 
is found here); VII on fol. 5n a ; VIII on fol. 54i b ; 
IX on fol. 546b. There is a lacuna after fol. 546, 




comprising the greater part of the ninth tabakah and 
the beginning of the khatimah. 

Dated the 8th of Jumada-althani (the year missing). 

Ff. 547, 11. 19 ; beautiful Nasta'llk, written on paper sprinkled 
with gold ; illuminated frontispiece ; size, 12^ in. by 7$ in. 

[Elliot 379.] 


The same. 

The arrangement of the single tabakat (which are 
not numbered here) is different from that in the pre- 
ceding copies, viz. : s-«Xa-« on fol. 3 b ; ^.W^L* ti-J* 
Juio on fol. i8 a ; ^^ <j-Jj}1-, LlJe jfi on fol. 41 i b ; 

ejK-s^ ,^-iiiL. ii.UjZl on fol. 45 i b ; sJIxjj ti-I> on 
fol. 533 a ; j^y? tM> (i- e. CjjZ. cr A!M on fol. 538a ; 
5 JU liX pi on fol. 544 a ; . ; .. ,f.f jJlA> pi on fol. 
6040; t : .., ^A^L-. s_lJj p. i on fol. 646°; ti ,..W Si 
^jbLo cr Jj^)L« on fol. 654°; j^iU. on fol. 666 b (the 
heading and the last words are missing). The Arabic 
paging is wrong from ff. 357-414. 

Ff. 666, 11. 19 ; Nasta'llk, the last sixty-six leaves supplied by 
another hand ; illuminated frontispiece ; Bize, IOj in. by 6| in. 

[Frasee 136.] 


The same. 

Very good copy, but the headings of all the tabakat 
are missing. No date. 

Ff. 508, 11. 21 ; Nasta'llk ; size, 9J in. by 5j in. 

[Th. Hyde 30.] 


Part of the same Tabakat-i-Akbari. 

This old but incomplete copy contains only the 
mukaddimah and the first tabakah (the kings of Dib.ll 
down to Akbar), and even that part not quite com- 
plete. It breaks off, about the end of the account of the 
contemporary poets, with Mir 'Aziz-allah (the last three 
poets are missing), and the last words which appear 
here run thus : i\i$J> J^Sy, corresponding to Elliot 
379, fol. 35i b , 1. 6. Ff. 117-119 are damaged. An 
index on the fly-leaf. 

Ff. 287, 11. 24 ; small Nasta'llk ; size, 10 in. by 5J in. 

[Ouseley Add. 116.] 


Muntakbab-altawarikh ( .j.UjJI ^j^~*). 

The extracts of the chronicles, a general history of 
India from the time of the Ghaznawides to the fortieth 
year of Akbarshah's reign, that is, a.h. 1004, by'Abd- 
alkadir bin Muliikshah Badauni (born a.h. 947 or 949, 
died A. h. io24 = a.d. 16 15), who, after having epito- 
mized on the emperor's command the Ta'rikk-i-Kash- 
mir, which was translated from the Hindi into the 
Persian by one of the learned men of his time, began 
this work's composition, and completed it the 23rd of 
Jumada-althani, a.h. ioo4 = a.d. 1596, 23rd of Feb- 
ruary, on the basis of the ^aL^yL-o i-JjL-i, ic'baj i-b^> 

etc. For further particulars we refer to Rieu i. p. 222 ; 
Elliot, Bibliogr. Index, pp. 219-258, where several 
extracts from this work are given in English transla- 
tion ; and Elliot, History of India, v. 477 sq. The 
great value of this book is founded less on its merely 
historical contents, than on its full accounts of biogra- 
phical and literary materials, especially from Akbar's 
time, and very interesting specimens from the diwans 
of celebrated poets. This history, generally known as 
^jl Jj «J)LS, is quite different from other works of the 

same title, for instance, 'Abd-alnabi's documents re- 
lating to the Dakhan : Morley, p. 80 ; Hasan bin 
Muhammad alkhaki's and Sadasuk's general Indian 
histories : Elliot, Bibliogr. Index, Nos. xxvii and Iviii. 

Contents : 

Preface on fol. i b , beginning : Ajj Lj-»U t -.«! ' {j\ 

P-Lls* jjL^jX) 

,x> ...LaLi. 

First part on fol. 4 a , divided into two tabakat, com- 
prising the dynasties of Lahur and Dihli from Malimud 
bin Sabuktagin to Akbar's accession to the throne. 

First tabakah on fol. 4 a . The Ghaznawides from 
Mahmud to Khusrau Malik ibn Khusraushah ibn 
Bah ram. 

Second tabakah on fol. i7 a . The Ghurides and the 
following dynasties of Dihli, beginning with Sultan 
Mu'izz-aldin Muhammad bin Sam Ghuri. The Khiljis 
on fol. 56 b ; the Tughlukshahs on foL 79 b ; the Khidr- 
khans on fol. I04 a ; the Afghans on fol. ii3 a ; Babar 
on fol. 125 11 ; Humayun's first reign on fol. I27 b ; the 
Sultans of the house of Sur on fol. I32 a ; Humayun's 
second reign on fol. i62 b . 

Second part on fol. i83 b . History of Akbar's reign, 
including the biographies of Amirs, Mullas, Kadis, 
Shaikhs, Khwajahs, and poets of his time, with poetical 

Beginning : o^ J » .*■ . » a. tS . . . u];j-> ^ ■» ' ■ *S ^ 

Jl i_jk..n.~ ...1) jb ^p^L* lOJK A-l— • j Oiili. 

Tadhkirah of Shaikhs, Mullas, etc., on fol. 355"; 
tadhkirah of the contemporary poets (Xi& ij^p^ $ •> 
^Li,--^!), alphabetically arranged, on ff. 430 b ~5o5 b 
(see a list of these in A. Sprenger, Catal. pp. 55-65). 

Copied by Hafiz Ghulam Husain ( JjSJ"l : ^, on com- 
mand of Kadi Sayyid "Wajih-aldin, and finished the 
12th of Rabi'-althani, a.h. H43 = a.d. 1730, 25th of 
October. The complete text of Badauni's history was 
edited in the Bibliotheca Indica, by Maulawi Ahmad 
'Ali, 3 vols., Calcutta, 1868-9. A notice of the 
author's life is prefixed to the first volume. 

Ff. 509, 11. 21 : 
io| in. by 5J in. 

Nasta'llk, written by different hands ; size, 
[Elliot 248.] 


The same. 

Another copy of Badauni's work, undated and un- 




divided ; the heading of the second tabakah is also 

Preface on fol. i b . 

First tabakah on fol. 3 a ; second tabakah on fol. I l b . 

Beginning of the history of Akbar's reign (or second 
part) on fol. n5 a : ^JjJl J^W uW^ ii-i» sLi~J~aLi 

Tadhkirah of Shaikhs, etc., on fol. 22 2 b ; tadhkirah 
of poets (being not strictly alphabetical here, nor quite 
agreeing with Sprenger's list) on fol. 262 b . 

At the end there is given as date of composition the 
23rd of Jumada-althani, A. h. 1014 (j ^s- .*j,I ti~ 
i_aJI), instead of 1004, we think, by a mere mistake. 

The transcriber's name is Muhammad Mu'azzam. 

Ff. 306, 11. 2 1 ; very clear and distinct Nasta'llk ; size, 1 2 J in. 
by %\ in. [Fraser 159.] 


The same. 

This copy contains only the second part of the Mun- 
takhab - altawiirikh, the history of Akbar's reign, 
beginning : Jl uLoJl i-a-J-=» uliS' 3 5Li~L4.i1. 

Tadhkirah of Shaikhs, etc., on fol. i27 b ; tadhkirah 
of the poets on fol. i78 a . 

Copied a. h. i2i9=A. d. 1804, by ^li. j^x? j~j>. 

Ff. 231, 11. 19 ; very careless Nasta'lik ; size, 1 15 in. by 73 in. 

[Ellioit 349.] 


Ta'rikh-i-Hakki ( (J _L* jJ,ti). 

Part of the history of Muhammadan India, com- 
posed by Shaikh 'Abd-alhakk bin Saif-aldin Dihlawi, 
' somewhat after the fortieth year of Akbar's reign,' i. e. 
about A. h. 1004 = A. D. 1596. An account of this work, 
as well as extracts, is given by Sir H. Elliot, Bibliogr. 
Index, pp. 273-280, and on pp. 1.-1P. Here the 
author is stated to have been ninety years old in 
a. h. 1047 (from the Padishah-mi ma). Comp. also 
Elliot, History of India, vi. pp. 1 75-181 ; Morley, p. 62 ; 
and Rieu i. p. 223 sq., where the exact date of compo- 
sition, a.h. 1005, is given. 

The title of the work does not occur anywhere. On 
fol. 6, 11. 2, 3, it is called in general 'summary account 
of the history of the Indian kings,' jhjl ^1 ji n-s?\ j 

^jULiob JL^-I jl J 1 -^" vi*jl£a- *^»' if**/" u^ 1 **-^ 
"jl iTg^I ,v •■ * ; and therefore Fraser styles it both in 
his Catalogue and on the inner side of the binding of 
his own MS., No. 132 (see below), jjl» yUlioli iri^- 

The book is derived from these sources : Tabakat-i- 
Nasiri (fol. 9), fur the time of Shihab-aldin Ghuri to 
Nasir-aldin Mahmud ; Ta'rikh-i-Firuzshahi (fol. 10), 
for the period from Ghiyath-aldin Balban to Firuz 
Tughluk ; Ta'rikh-i-Bahadurshahi (composed for Sultan 
Bahadur of Gujarat), for the time from Firuz to Bahlul 
Ludi. What the author reports about the time from 

Sultan Bahlul Ludi to his time he knows from hearsay, 
or by his being an eye-witness of the events (fol. 10). 

Tbe only place where the author's name (or rather 
an allusion to it) occurs, is a short poem (two ruba'is 
and two additional lines) at the end of the preface on 
ff. 11, 12 : 

iSj-f* ^blj; z*-*-^ 5 j> )■> 




ii ij\x±- Si ji. 

(_JJ— 5JU-J| 1~*l3 ^Jj j JU>. 

CfX- U\jji jOjjj fly* (J^- 

U*/* H - u^'-^^Hi ]/' OH?;- 5 
^WjjZj^j p'y, tjj^ J-&1 ij ■ *£ ** 

sLi.iL> 5j» jj^X^a Sj». Ca*» .1 ^j-fi- » ; ; ' » 

Contents : 

Introduction on fol. 1. 

History of Ghiyath-aldin and Shihab-aldin Ghuri, 
A.H. 552-602, on fol. 12. 

Slave kings, A.H. 602-687, on f°l- 2< 5- 

The Khiljis, a.h. 687-721, on fol. 104. 

House of Tughluk, a. h. 721-817, on fol. 165. 

Sayyids, A.H. 817-854, on fol. 244. 

House of Ludi, A.H. 854-933, on fol. 261. 

Babar and Humayun on fol. 281. 

House of Sur, a.h. 952-964, on fol. 293. 

Akbar 1 on ff. 304-310, 1. 2. 

Beginning : cj-ijj 'LiJ ^ 12JJAI J>y> dJdl ts!UL> I4JI 
dj— -> 'Li-> ^ Jjo. *Lti cr <> tx.ij £ Lij' ^jXo cLLU 
Jl is^pi'sJiTjJa.ij^jjJ '^ J^J 1 ^ <^[j^M- Comp. 
Bibliogr. Ind. p. 280. 

The only date of the composition occurs here in the last 
chapter on fol. 305, where the author vaguely states that 
somewhat more than forty years had elapsed since the 
enthronization of Akbar, A. n. 963. His words are 

these : ^cd" e. :WL* ^jL. jl *S ^\ L> <_r_jb»- Jjl jlj 

uLi-j _> JUI .ljj> JLc jhj Jl-c si ». : ^ ..i i^jjl i5yA oJjjj 

e>— 1 t^Lij JL- Sf^r j>. sjbj- 

We take fol. 310, 1. ?., as the end of the original 
work of 'Abd-alhakk, in agreement with that copy, from 
which Sir H. Elliot translated the conclusion, on p. 277 
of the Bibliogr. Index. The text is this : 


ysj j^l^j ^ 


j\j>.jSi J>=*1 O . ■ . • " & ) 

IjJLs'j jjli 

ji fJj^SW.C !oJ.lj;_) 

ij> t^-JcL.o yJij^ji •i^^j (j^Vj "■'/^ '•!>■*} LS* i: ~ i 

1 Akbar was alive wlien tbis was written, as the author has 
added to his name jj\ Wl.... 4XL. siJI jj.i.. 




LS-°1> J* 


i — lj-^> 


After this thers follows a continuation on ff. 310, 
11. 3, to 351, giving a brief account of the death of Akbar, 
of Jahangir's succession, of the enthronization of Shah- 
jahan, A. H. 1037 (fol. 345); then the dates when the 
princes Dara Shukuh, Shuja, Aurangzib, and Murad 
were born ; and, lastly, the same concerning the 
brothers of Shahjahan, the princes Shah Murad, Daniel, 
Khusrau, Parwiz (along with the date of his death, 
A.H. 1036) ; of the blinding of Kamran Mirza, the 
brother of Humayun, a.h. 961; and of the birth of 
prince Khanam (jl*), a.h. 977. 

This continuation, the author of which is not stated 1 , 
consists of little more than dates. The latest date 
which we find is A. 11. 1044 ( on fol- 334) = A - D - l6 34- 
Accordingly we are at liberty to suppose that this 
addition was made by 'Abd-alhakk himself, since he was 
still alive a.h. 1047 (according to Rieu i. p. 14, he died 
A.h. 1052). The style of this work is highly distinguished 
from that of almost all similar compositions : it is en- 
tirely free from the usual bombast ; precise, without 
being obscure ; simple, without being dry. 

Comp. besides Bibliogr. Index, p. 281 sq., and Rieu i. 
p. 2 24, about Nur-alhakk, who literally quoted his father; 
and "VV. Morley, pp. 62, 63. 

The MS. is not dated ; it was copied probably not long 
after the time of its composition, and is very correct. 

Ff. 351 (each leaf only one page), 11. 7; rather large, clear 
Nasta'lik on light yellow paper, each page circumscribed by a 
gold border; size, 8-|in. by 6 in. [Ouseley 59.] 


The same. 

Another copy of the same chronicle, agreeing in 
everything with Ouseley 59. 
Contents : 

Ghurides and Slave kings on fol. 3 b . 
Khiljis on fol. 2i a . 
Tughluks on fol. 33 a . 
Sayyids on fol. 47°. 
Ludi on fol. 5o b . 
Moghuls on fol. 54 b . 
Not dated ; very correct copy. 
Ff. 69, 11. 15; Nasta'lik ; size, 8 in. by 4| in. [Ouselet 60.] 


The same without the continuation. 

This copy contains only 'Abd-alhakk's original work, 
concluding with the words which are just preceding the 
end of Sir H. Elliot's copy, the text of which is quoted 
above in Ouseley 59 : ^^3-* ^Lc ^~^>.jZ LjJlySi j 

,1 ,.,Liol Jicl ,*— L> ,.]t-2-j! r>. " ij*' 

uLi^jl Ja-c\ — *L> jjLijl J 

»liob lail j"U>\ j 

■& J. :..tb uW-« tri}' " U""^ *~*' ^j' Lf^j-" 5 ^"- 0^^° 

1 He introduces himself on fol. 335 1 (jUi— ^} Jty, but 
without giving the name. 

'^j Aj J\jS ^>jy> jbicb i^xUr* jj^isj, agreeing with 

Ouseley 59, fol. 309°, 1. 3. 
No date. 

Ff. 76, II. ia ; clear and distinct Nasta'lik ; size, 7| in. by t,\ in. 

[Feasek 132.] 


The same. 

This copy, somewhat in a bad condition, quite agrees 
with Fraser 132, and concludes in the same manner at 
the end of the original work. Dated the 1st of Safar, 
a.h. I039=a.d. 1629, September 20. 

Ff. 68, 11. 15 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 8| in. by 5 in. [Fbasee 133.] 


1. Two unconnected leaves of an historical work, re- 
lating to the contest between Muhammad Shah and the 
two Sayyids, Husain 'All and 'Abdallah Khan. Comp. 
Elphinstone, History of India, 5th edit., p. 694 sq. 

2. A portion of the Ta'rikh-i-Hakki, corresponding 
to Ouseley 60, fol. 2 a , 1. 13, to fol. 7 a , 1. 7. 

Beginning : dJdl ,b S (Ju&j ^ii ..IXJ-a, jl &5 


Modern copies. 

No. 1, ff. 76, 77, 11. 15 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 9 J in. by 6| in. No. 2, 
ff. 78-S1, 11. 15 ; Nasta'lik ; size, y\ in. by 6| in. 

[Ouselet 160.] 


Akbar-nama (s~»b j-S\)- 

MSS. 4 a and 4 b form together a complete copy of 
the Akbar-nama, history of the emperor Akbar, com- 
posed by Abu-alfadl ibn Mubarak, who was born 
A. h. 958 = A.D. 1551, and was murdered a.h. 1011 = 
A. D. 1602. 

Contents : 

No. 4 a . Ff. i a -i49 a . The first part of the first hook, 
containing the preface and the introduction ; a history 
of Akbar's ancestors from Adam to Humayun (who 
died a.h. 963 = a.d. 1556). 

Beginning : ^J^-^ j ^j o^J J^^j* 8j r J - ^ ^ 
Jl ^jlpJ-J c^i*i>. sj 1—3JO o— I. 

This part is dated a. d. 1831, May 15, which was 
a Sunday = A.H. 1246, 3rd Dhu-alhijjah (the Muham- 
raadan date in the colophon is wrong) : 

^Tjl^l J\S^\ j\ *~»b jS\ Jj' J^ 


cr° ^J 

,1c. »L^jL> 

u* 5 - 1 

xts* ^JjJl 

- i- «. . ' nil 

Ff. I49 b -309 a - The second part of the first book, 
containing .the history of the emperor Akbar from his 
accession to the throne down to the seventeenth year of 
his reign (see fol. 299% 1. 17 sq.) This year closes on 
fol. 302° in the same manner as in the Cod. Monac. 




249 (Aumer's Catal. p. 90) : Jl Aidl ^/^- T "en 
follows here a horoscope and the epilogue mentioned by 
Aumer, ljIiS t*5U» ; between the zodiac and this 
epilogue are one line and a half, belonging to the 
second book ; see No. 4 b , fol. 2 b , 1. 9. 

Heading of this second part : e^l^ u-Jui* cr>L>. 

Beginning : jjkUi* iS v^..-: ; yil sUjlS ..Uaiil & , V ... V ... 
C*—l *y>-^ *-*^ , |} tajAS J-a^-i _j Jj-t-> LiU-i oJ ; 5a. 


This part is dated A. d. 1831, July 1, which was a 

Friday=A. h. 1247, 2 °th Muharrain (not 1246, as the 

colophon states) : 

cT Jj 1 vj* Jl^ 3 * 1 '-^^ Jj\ 

iij XZj .L^J 

>.:... jJi ,.t=* sL« ,. ■: .■■ . )" l?*-*-^ |AI_I £- i — 

No. 4 

4 b . The second book of the Akbar-nama, con- 
taining the history of his reign from the eighteenth 
year to the commencement of the fiftieth (the same 
portion of the work as Ouseley 394). 
Beginning : 

On fol. 252", 1. 3, is the end of Abu-alfadl's work, 
which concludes in the forty-sixth year of Akbar's 
reign. The rest, from the forty-seventh to the fiftieth 
(ff. 252 a -278 a ), is added by Muhammad Salih (see 

the note £JyU Is^lj J-ajJI y\ >-~i ^jf\s^ U 
JL> a "»-*, and compare it with Aumer's remark, 
Catal. p. 90). 

On fol. 2 75 b begins the epilogue {+y yj} L»jU-). 

This book is dated in the same manner as No. 4", the 
4th December, 1831, which was a Sunday, by a certain 
Fadl-aldin. See Rieu i. p. 2 47 sq. ; "W. Morley, p. 1 08 sq. ; 
C. Stewart, p. 14 ; J. Aumer, pp. 89 and 90 ; Cat. Codd. 
Or. Lugd. Batav. iii. p. 9, etc. The Akbar-nama was 
published in Lucknow, 1867; see Major Nassau Lees, 
Materials, p. 65 ; large extracts are given in Elliot, 
History of India, vi. pp. 1-102. 

No. 4 a , if. 309, 11. 21 ; size, I2jin. by 9 \ in.; No. 4 b , ff. 2;8, 
11. 21 ; size, I2| in. by 9J in. ; both written in Nasta'lik. but by 
two different hands. [Elliot 4" and 4 b .] 


Another copy of the first book of the Akbar-nama, 
not dated. 

First part on fol. i b , beg. .Jl s-a- ^.1 jS\ sill ; 
second part on fol. i87 b , beg. Jl > ti-J— .. The 

khdtimah is found here on fol. 366 b . All the tables 

Ff. 376, 11. 2 1 ; large and distinct Nasta'lik ; large waterspots 
throughout ; some of the first and last leaves very much injured ; 
size, 131 in. by 8^ in. [Bodl. 701.] 


The same first book. 

First part on fol. i b ; second part on fol. ioo b ; 
khdtimah on fol. i99 b . All the tables complete. No 

Ff. 205 (for the greater part in diagonal lines), 11. 23-28 ; 
Shikasta ; size, nf in. by 6| in. [Bodl. 275.] 


The same. 

First part on fol. i b ; second part on fol. 223 s ; 

khdtimah begins here on fol. 46o b , 1. 4, without a 

heading, thus, Jj olU, corresponding to Elliot 4", 

fol. 3©2 b . The tables are left blank. The second part 

is defective, breaking off with the words uiM-iijI s^L, 

(or (_£jLiS7 according to Elliot 4 a ), which correspond to 

Elliot 4a, fol. 307 b , last line. 

Ff. 469, 11. 17—19 ; Nasta'lik ; 9ome leaves supplied by other 
hands ; the last pages rather effaced and damaged ; size, 10J in. 
by 6 in. [Bodl. 537.] 


The same. 

The two parts are not separated from each other in 

this copy; the second begins (without any interruption) 

on fol. 6o a : &>i)\ P. i<* ^'' ' ■ & \-~' cj.." - * y"i»* u">L>- 
Jl JJilil £1-1... '^U^jLftjj. j ^.XJL^i. 

In the colophon there is given only the month, not 
the year, of this copy's date : j^ \. a^::* lj_Ju i 

Ff. 342, 11. 25 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 1 2£ in. by 7 in. 

[Fraser 135.] 


The first part of the first book of the Akbar-nama, 
containing the history of Akbar's ancestors down to 
the death of Humayun, a. h. 963=a.d. 1556, and 
of the first thirteen years of Akbar's life before his 
accession to the throne. This copy quite agrees with 
Elliot 4 a , ff. 1-149, and begins (without — M s-UI) : ^\ 



Ff. 146, 11. 23; large and distinct NastaTlk ; size, 14! in. by 
in. [Walker 115.] 


The same first part of Ww first book. 

Beginning : iS~ cr*"" jl .-.c XiAi uj/^J. i-i-JJj' 
Jl X>\ jjjLJ jtJ-^-» Ca-J ij\y& _) d^sr 1 -* O— I l^-— 3 - 

These words agree with Elliot 4 a , fol. i b , 1. 3 sq. ; 
consequently the first two lines of that copy are 
wanting here. On the fly-leaf this MS. is incorrectly 
styled : l iSjS\ i^UuI^j ,j*— ■* »L^ r£\ »JL-» »J ir 1 -}?' 

Good copy, but not dated. 

Ff. 334, 11. 19 ; careless Nasta'lik ; size, iof in. by 6£ in. 

[Walker 100.] 




words are : ,j«LJ 





Another defective copy of the same first part. 
This copy is incomplete at the beginning. The first 
— li « l_>LoJ1 ,Jl*-« i_>L*Jl ^-*5j5 

Jl jJU— .1, corresponding to Elliot 4 a , fol. 2 i a , 1. 8 ; con- 
sequently preface and introduction are wanting here. 

This copy once belonged to Professor Hamilton, 
whose autograph is found on the fly-leaf. No date. 
The title given to this work, both in the short, printed 
English note on the inner side of the binding and on 
the back of it, ' Tarikh Akbari,' is incorrect. 

Ff. 175, 11. 19 ; clear Nasta'lik ; size, 9J in. by 5| in. 

[Ouseley Add. 159.] 


The second part of the first booh and the complete 
second booh of the Akbar-nama, containing the history 
of Akbar's reign from his accession to his death. 

Beginning of the second part of the first book on 
fol. 1*: Ji i\fj\f Aksil ULJL,. 

Beginning of the second book on fol. 268 b : ^i" 


pjLu ijj. 

On the fly-leaf an autograph of Professor Hamilton, 
to whom this copy (like Ouseley Add. 159) once 
belonged. No date. A great many of the last pages 
(of the original MS.) are very dirty. Occasionally 
some various readings and short glosses on the margin; 
on the first pages short marginal summaries of the 
contents in English, by Professor Hamilton. The first 
leaves are misplaced ; their right order is as follows : 
1, 2, 5-8, 3, 4, 9, etc. Fol. 255b is left blank. 

Ff. 770, 11. 33 ; Nasta'lik, written by two different hands (the 
second or more modern hand on ff. i b , 3, 4, 9, 16, 17, 65. 74-80, 
255-266, and 760-770I ; an illuminated frontispiece at the begin- 
ning of the second book, on fol. 26S b ; size, 13 in. by 6 '. in. 

[Ouseley Add. 148.] 


The same second part of the first booh and the second 
booh of the Akbar-nama, without the continuation. 

Beginning of the second part of the first book on fol. 
I^ (the epilogue or i^iU» on fol. I59 b ). 

Beginning of the second book on fol. 171b. It closes 
on fol. 472°, in the forty-sixth year of Akbar's reign 
( = Elliot 4 b , fol. 252 a ); Muhammad Sillih's addition 
is entirely wanting in this copy. Tlie last eight pages 
(ff. 473a— 476'') are filled up by the epilogue or L»iU>. 
j.jj^jj, quite agreeing with Elliot 4 b , ff. 275 b -278 b . 

Dated the 9th of Dhu-alka'dah, ah. 1133 (the third 
year of Huhamruadshah's reign) = a. d. 1721, 1st of 

Ff. 476, 11. 18-29 ! written by many different hands, partly in 
Nasta'lik, partly in Shikasta (the handwriting of a great deal of 
the first half being identical with that of Walker 115). 

[Walker 114.] 


The same second part of the first booh and a fragment 
of the second booh. 

Beginning of the second part of the first book on 

ra: J 

I ..Uisjl £L~Lj. 


There are blanks on ff. 164'', 167* 174°, and 1 75 a , 
but the text is complete. Before the i_.k5~L>iU*, which 
ought to have been immediatelyjoined to the preceding 
lines (comp. Elliot 4a, fol. 302 ), there is a large portion 
of history, not in its right place. These interpolated 
and confused pieces belong to the second book of the 
Akbar-nama, and their order is as follows : 

Ff. I75 a -i77 b , last line (corresponding to Elliot 4°, 
from fol. 2 b , 1. 9, to fol. 5 b , 1. 4). 

Ff. i86 a -i9ib (corresponding to Elliot 4 11 , from fol. 
5 b , 1. 4, to fol. io b , I.15). 

Ff. 184, i78 a -i8o b , last line (corresponding to Elliot 
4 b , from fol. to 1 ', 1. 15, to fol. 14*, 1. 1). 

Fol. i85 a to 1. 17 (corresponding to Elliot 4 b , fol. i4 a , 
1. 1 to 1. 11). 

This whole passage must be inserted between the 
words jj^T^li and JL, jlcfon fol. I98 b , 1. 4 (agreeing 
with Elliot 4 b , fol. 2 b , 1. 6, and fol. 14", 1. 9), so that 
there are wanting only three unimportant lines. 

On fol. 185 s , 1. 17, begins the epilogue, corresponding 
to Elliot 4 11 , fol. 302 b , 1. 4; it breaks off on fol. 185b, 
1. 21 (^L-sjj), and continues without a blank on fol. 
i8i a , 1. 5, after the words sj jj^i s,L5^j ; to fol. i8l b 
must be joined immediately ff. 182, 183, and 193-196 
(agreeing with Elliot 4 il , fol. 309 a ). The small interpo- 
lated piece from fol. i8s b , 1. 21 (jJf), to fol. i8i a , 1. 5 
(j.j tSJj), and the whole of fol. 192 do not belong to 
this part. 

Beginning of the second book on fol. 197b : Aj ^s-" 

J' • 

This book is incomplete, and breaks off on fol. 284 b , 

towards the end of the 22nd year of Akbar's reign. 

The last words are jjjl— djX^-t (see Elliot 4 b , fol. 90 a , 

1. 15). All the other leaves are complete and in their 

right place. Some part of them has been eaten by the 

worms. From ff. 2 63 b -2 8i b all the headings are omitted. 

Ff. 284, 11. 29 ; extremely small but clear Nasta'lik ; size, 
9! in. by 5 in.; each page bordered by a small stripe of gold. 

[Elliot 5.] 


The second booh of the Akbar-nama, comprising the 
history of the years A. h. 979-ioio=a.d. 1571-1601, 

beg. J\ 5 jU c ^-. 

This copy was made fifty-three years after the author's 
death, being dated Dhu-alhijjah, a. 11. io64 = a.d. 1654, 
October, on fol. 343 a : ..» s-alj jS\ ojj^ij xi A»5 
1 . 1 f tj— ( !) n-sr* i^j y4-i. 

There are blanks on ff. 215", 2i7 b , 234 s , and 249 s . 

Ff. 343, U. 23 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 13^ in. by 8 in. 

[Ouseley 394.] 


An abridgment from the second booh of the Akbar- 
nama, giving extracts, or rather a resume, of every 
year of Akbar's reign, from the eighteenth down to the 
forty-seventh (as far as we can make out, the headings 
in the last portion of this copy being omitted). It is 




rather incorrectly styled s^L^M ^y yii, and likewise 

at the end oJ,J A^J\ o. j yii, being not at all the full 

redaction of the original work of Ahu-alfadl. No date. 

Ff. 109, 11. 14; Shikasta; size, iojin. by 6 in. [Bodl. 278.] 


A'in-i-Akbari ({J^S\ ^.jI). 

A splendid copy of the third volume or supplement 
of Abu-alfadl ibn Mubarak's Akbar-nama, giving a 
detailed statistical description of Akbar's empire and 
his whole government ; comp. Morley, Catal., p. 1 1 2 ; 
Aumer, p. 91 sq. ; Kieu i. p. 251 sq., etc. The text 
lias been published by Blochmann in the Bibl. Indica, 
Calcutta, 1877; English translation by the same, in 
the same collection, vol. i, Calcutta, 1873. The old 
abridged and insufficient paraphrase by Gladwin was 
originally published in three volumes, Calcutta, 1783- 
1786, and reprinted in two volumes, London, 1800. 

Beginning : 
Jl y ysAj j.1^ 5 ' j+sr**. - y j\) a hJ »irt j* *-«-» <j\ 

On fol. 185° begins a second part : ^1 J-i~r JLj, 
corresponding to Blochmann's edition, vol. i. p. tat 
(sJj-» i*j\y J^); a third part begins on fol. 338 b : 
~J\ jJ ; T o— J_> j+Z y ^jiys. j jy» (corresponding 

to Blochmann's edition, vol. ii. p. Pa). Almost all the 
margins are covered with rich and valuable glosses and 
additions. No date. 

Ff. 437, 11. 21 ; large Nasta'lik ; the first two pages luxuriously 
embellished in gold and other colours ; two other frontispieces on 
ff. i85 b and 338 b ; a large picture on fol. 53", smaller ones on 
ff. ioo b , 104% 389", and 391" ; size, 21 in. by 12 J in. 

[Ouseley Add. 165.] 


The same. 

Another copy of the same work, beginning like 
Ouseley Add. 165. Ff. 40, 265 11 , and 334 are left 
blank, but the text is uninterrupted. Other blanks on 
ff. I2i a , io8 a , 243°, 256°, and 297°. Not dated. 

Ff. 371, 11. 11 ■ Nasta'lik (fol. 49 supplied by another hand) ; 
size, 13 j in. by 8£ in. [Elliot 18.] 


Another copy of the same. 

Beginning the same as in the preceding copies. No 
date. Several pages are left blank for tables, and not 
filled up. The right order of ff. 161-164 is 161, 163, 
162, 164. 

Ff. 370, 11. 21 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 134 in. by 7Jin. 

[Fbaser 163.] 


The same. 

Beginning and end agreeing with those in the pre- 
ceding copies. No date. 

Ff. 350, 11. 18-19 ; Nasta'lik, written by two different hands 
on different paper (the first hand comprises ff. 1-105 and 238- 
300; the second, ff. 106-237 aa d 3°I _ 35°) '• illuminated frontis- 
piece; size, I2jin. by 7| in. [Ouseley Add. 147.] 


Gulshan-i-Ibrahimi (^j*^j*y\ 

A portion of the general history of India, by Mu- 
hammad Kasim Hindushah of Astarabad, commonly 
called Firishta, who dedicated his work to his patron 
Nasir-aldin Ibrahim 'Adilshah, a.h. 1015 = a. d. 1606 
(a later redaction is dated a.h. 1018== A. d. 1609, 16 10), 
and styled it at first t5 *-»J/>.l cr i~LClater on u ^j o,U 
i^Jjy Lolj, wherefore it is commonly known as Ta'rilh- 
i-Firishta; comp. Morley, Descript. Catal., p. 63; Elliot, 
Bibliogr. Index, p. 310, etc. ; History of India, vi. pp. 
207-236 ; Rieu i. p. 225 sq. ; lithographed at Bombay 
and Pooua 1831, second edition, Lucknow, A.H. 1281. 
The whole work is divided into a mukaddimah, twelve 
makalas, and a khatimah, but this copy contains only 
the mukaddimah and the first two makalas. 

Mukaddimah on fol. 5 a . The eras of the Hindus and 
the early kings of India in pre-Muhammadan times. 

Makalah I on fol. 23°. History of the kings of Ghazna 
and Lahur down to a.h. 582 = a. d. 1186, 1187. 

Makalah II on fol. 74b. History of the kings of Dihli 
down to Akbar's death, A. H. ioi4 = A.D. 1605. 

No date. 

Ff. 339, 11. 19-21 ; written by many different hands, but the 
greater part in Shikasta, beginning in Nasta'lik; size, 10 in. by 
5 3 in. [Hunt. 265.] 


A short anonymous fragment of Indian history, 
beginning with Humayun's defeat by Shir Shah, A. H. 
947 = A. D. 1540, and his flight to Persia; and ending 
with the last days of Jahangir's reign, a.h. 1036 = 
A. d. 1627. The larger part, containing Jahangir's 
history, is said in the colophon to have been extracted 
from the Jahangirnama. The history of Akbar begins 
on fol. io a ; that of Jahanglr on fol. 39*. Ff. 8", 9 a , 
53 d , and 76 a are left blank. 

Beginning: jLi^JLi uLijLi ^yL**, '^^P &x=~ c^i^ij> 
jl 5 sL^-a..;,. jl 5li.lL> ^jjjLa-S. u^;)-=- >o~X-i ^ u>-iil 

sJLKjJ jJ -iS\ j\ sLijL) ^jA+Jb yjj>- W X>\ SJjl t^r^ 

Not dated. 

Ff. in, 11. 1 2; Nasta'lik ; size, 9 in. by 6 in. [Marsh. 341.] 


Jahangir-nama (s-«L> ^JCiL^a.). 

The first edition of the authentic autobiographical 
memoirs of the emperor Jahangir, who ascended the 
throne a.h. 1014 = a. d. 1605, and died a.h. 1037 = 
a. D. 1627, according to the account given by W. Morley, 
pp. 112-118. Comp. on the different titles given to 
these memoirs and all the questions connected with them, 
Elliot, History of India, vi. p. 276 sq., and Kieu i. p. 253. 

1 Not Jj jJ, as is written by mistake. 




This copy goes down only to the 23rd Rabi'- alawwal, A. h. 
1027, the end of the fourteenth year of Jahangir's reign, 
a.d. 1 6 18, March 20, and consequently the Pandnama, 
the letters, etc. are entirely wanting. It begins in the 
same abrupt manner as the two copies mentioned by 
Morley, p. 115, note 3, with Jahangir's accession: :l 
* ■■'•■■*■ ? *•? Jj_; jl ij"j^ o^I~Xj ( _ s ^J1 m>ULc ^ ujUL-c 
i" i-C^* "jW^ j ;]j-» (^^Jl i£.>L^». *^~&; and con- 
cludes on fol. i68 b . The last twenty-five leaves on 
ff. i69 b -i9i a contain an anonymous concise history of 
the same emperor Jahangir, from his accession to his 
death, beginning, without a heading or preface, at once 
with these words : ^U^ ,-»•>_; W *t : •- T^ j)j <r>J^*>. 

Both the Jahangirnama and the short historical 
account are dated the fifty-first year of 'Alamgir's reign 
(a. h. 1 1 18= a.d. 1706). Comp. for these memoirs 
besides Morley, J. Aumer, p. 93, and De Sacy, in the 
Journal des Savants, 1830, pp. 359 sq. and 430 sq. 
An English translation of a rather spurious edition of 
these memoirs was published by Major D. Price — 
' Memoirs of the emperor Jahangir, written by himself,' 
London, 1829 — for the Oriental Translation Fund. 

Ff. 191, 11. 20; careless Nasta'lik; size, 12J in. by 64 in. 

[Caps. Ok" A. 1.] 


Another copy of the same first edition. 

This copy also concludes at the end of the fourteenth 
year of the emperor's reign (23rd Eabi'- alawwal, A.H. 
io27=a. d. 1618, March 20). 

Ff. 234, 11. 17-19; Nasta'lik, written by different hands; 
worm-eaten ; size, 1 1 in. by 7 in. [Fkaser 141.] 


Tuzuk-i-Jahangiri (i^vJCibj-a. ehy). 

The second edition of the same autobiographical 
memoirs of Jahangir, edited with an introduction and 
continuation by Mir Muhammad Hadi; comp. Morley, 
pp. 118-120; Rieu i. pp. 253 and 254. 

Contents : 

Index of the Tuzuk-i-Jahangiri, on fol. i b . 

Editor's preface and introduction, with an account 
of Jahangir's ancestors, birth, youth, etc., on fol. 2 b . 




An account of Jahangir's wazirs (c*l=. i$l.i, ii 
^jlj-aLi jjLej y jLliLj ^-JoIa.^. \{x^) t and children; 
of all the excellent and learned men, hakims, and poets 
at his court ; and of his betrothal to Nur Jahan Begum, 
in the sixth year of his reign, on fol. i8 a . 

The emperor's memoirs, written by himself, down to 
the beginning of the nineteenth year of his reign, con- 
tinued by Muhammad Hadi till Jahangir's death, on 

ff. 22 b -4o6 a . 

Beginning of these memoirs the same as in the first 

Conclusion {^^ i*iU>) on fol. 406*, in which the 
transcriber Sayyid Ahmadkhan ibn Sayyid Muhammad 
Muttaklklian Bahadur ibn Jawad-aldaulah Jawad "Ali- 
khan Bahadur, who was highly patronised by the 
grand wazir Nawwab Dabir-aldaulah Amin-almulk 
Khwajah Farid-aldinkhan Bahadur Muslih Jang, relates 
that he completed this copy at the request of ^U. 
^_^a-L> (j—s-O ^b jaLaj, making use of ten good MSS. 
from the libraries of Siraj-aldin Muhammad Bahadur- 
shah, the Padishah of Dihli (a. h. i i 18-1 124), the 20th 
of September, 1846. 

Ff. 407, II. 17 ; distinct Nasta'lik, written by a very modern 
hand ; two illuminated frontispieces on ff. 2'' and 22 b ; each page 
framed with stripes in gold and other colours ; different illustra- 
tions, coins, seals, a view of the black stone, etc. etc., on ff. 21, 
27, 99, and 223 ; binding green with gold; size, 12 in. by 7 J in. 

[Elliot 406.] 


The same. 

Another edition of Jahangir's memoirs, quite 
identical with that Tuzuk-i-Jahangiri, from which, 
according to Elliot (History of India, vi. p. 257), the 
spurious 'Ta'rikh-i-Salim Shahi' (on which the 
English translation by Price is based) was amplified. 
This edition goes down only to the end of the third 
year of the emperor's reign, A.H. ioi7=a.d. 1608, 
when he had reached the fortieth year of his age (see 
fol. 263 b , 11. 9 and 10 : iX*~y J-t=. jj ^j^- ^ j 1 -^ j)i 

and begins : S \, ^-S^> oobjj ^ JO . io-;U-o 

o^*-° j' l> t-ir 

•^'J u? 


f WJ 



»LS —\j |jljo b .ib |-3LaJj»l Jic ^-^->\ 5 1 sJoJ jyiy. 

i* e .. $ ,J 1. (J J3 Cl*^j 5 ^b— j.-SJ oJXs*- t^^A-R-Li* « 

ii-l» \J>j^\ ij J-?^- J?i <^i> J 1 - 5 J 'j ^J 1 ^ J J-=" 

jJJI l X-e a\? .nj J . v* b> _^i-J i J ,b-i. ^J Jj,J ) C^-iJ 
5j_-jLa, oJ^bi jjb. \\ \j (jbjbjJ*- 5J Ajb |»b. j i^A^ 
Jba-1 I - ,*. j ) j^u )Ujbj JuO.Lol Ji_*jb^, C^-cUj sbabiJ 
vJ,bj JoUj. L^'j^J; eyU^*y. b" ^.iS^bj I, i^i. 
i^iarHj^, ^o l^st* I . 11= sLi— (so) Jpl i^2.U=- j. ' .. . . } 

»/' jA^ 

J L5* 


*? c>x 




^5^. 'oLo j; i^5vJ tS C Jb-^bo; jy:^. " — * " ■ — '. J 

On the fly-leaf and in the colophon this edition is 
likewise styled (^XjL^a. dji ^blor^-Jobi-a. djJ 

1 So, instead of ^», 

I 2 




sLiib. This copy was finished at Akbarabaxl the 16th 
of Rabi'-althaui, a.h. 1225= a.d. 18 10, May 21. 
Another copy of the same short edition is found in 
J. Aumer, p. 94. 

Ff. 210-270, 11. 14; Nasta'lik; size, 9 in. by 5| in. 

[Ouseley Add. 98.] 


Maathir-i-Jahangiri ((^-XiL^a. JL»). 

A history of the whole life and reign of the emperor 
Jahangir, composed in Shahjahan's time, three years 
after Jahangir's death, a.h. io40 = a. d. 1630, by 
Kamgar Husaini (see name and date on fol. 2 a , 11. 8, 1 1, 
and 12); cornp. Elliot, History of India, vi. pp. 439- 
445, and Rieu i. p. 257. 

Contents : 

Preface and introduction, containing a concise his- 
tory of Jahangir from his birth to his accession to 
the throne, A.h. 10 14 = a. d. 1605, on fol. i b , begin- 
ning: ^L-ilt^j B... a ^ sLiol) jjijLi uUr*- J 1 ^ 
Jl pjl ^ ^UiJ j JU Akijl ■& \j ^5.5^. 

Complete history of Jahangir's reign from his acces- 
sion to his death, a.h. ic>37=a.d. 1627, arranged 
according to the single years, on fol. 34b, beginning : 

• ^J-?.-> r^ 1 )W ^>yy° 3 V^aJ-o J 


I U-w K^j 



Ff. -229, 11. 15 ; large and distinct Nasta'lik ; fol. 5 a is supplied 
later ; ff. I b , 2 a , 34 b , and 35" illuminated ; size, 94 in. by 5^ in. 

[Feaseb 139.] 


Ikbalnama-i-Jahangiri ((^Jjl^o. t^ULjl). 

The third volume of the Ikbalnama-i- Jahangiri, con- 
taining the history of the emperor Jahangir's reign 
from his accession to the throne, a.h. ioi4 = a.d. 1605, 
down to his death, a.h. 1037 =a.d. 1627, by Nawwab 
Mu'tamad Khan, who died a.h. 1049 = a.d. 1639. 
For a fuller account of this not very valuable work we 
may refer to Elliot, History of India, vi. pp. 400-438 ; 
Kieu i. p. 255; W". Morley, p. 120; J. Aumer, p. 92, 
etc. This volume is printed in the Bibliotheca Iudica, 
Calcutta, 1865, and in Lucknow, a.h. 1286. 

Beginning : sj,: .<j« ^ih^jLaJ « o> :WL* fJ>~> s " ■■■ ;>Li» 

Jl |JLJl xJo ^il.''.> j9-i-J 5 ojM)» j~J>\. 

Finished the 24th of Rajab, A.H. io95=A.d. 1684, 
7th of July, by Faid-allah. 

Ff. 200, 11. 15 ; large Nasta'lik ; size, 9J in. by 6^ in. 

[Eodl. 485.] 


The same third volume of the Ikbalnama-i-Jahan- 

girt " 

Beginning the same. Dated the 7th of Dhu-alhijjak, 

a. h. no6=A. D. 1695, 19th of July. 

Ff. 233, 11. 13, written partly in Nasta'lik, partly in Shikasta; 
size, Si in. by 6 in. [Ouseley Add. 80.] 


The same. 

This copy was finished on Sunday, the 28th of Safar, 

in the eighth year of the reign of Akbarshah (so : 
probably a mistake for Shah 'Alam, who ascended 
the throne A.H. 11 73, Rabi' II); the eighth year of 
his reign would consequently be 1181, and in this year 
the 28th of Safar was a Sunday, a.d. 1767, July 26. 

Ff. 1-208, 11. 13 ; large Nasta'lik ; size, 8i in. by 5J in. 

[Ouseley Add. 98.] 


The same. 

Dated the 21st of Rajab, a.h. ii8i=a. d. 1767, 
December 13. Fol. 20 must be followed by 22, and 
fol. 21 has no connection with any of the preceding or 
following pages. This copy is very carelessly written ; 
so always |_^i instead of ^ ; for instance, cJ lki.-i, j.-olij, 
o^Li, etc. 

Ff. 267, 11. 13 ; large Nasta'lik ; the first three pages supplied 
by another hand ; size, 8 j- in. by 4! in. [Walker 41.] 


The same. 

According to the colophon at the end of the supplied 
leaves this copy was transcribed by 'Abd-allah Hasan 
'Ali, on the island of du^Jjj. 

Ff. 130, U. iS ; Nasta'lik (ff. 124-130 supplied later by another 
hand) ; size, 10 in. by 7 in. [Bodl. 682.] 


The same. 

Not dated. In the heading of fol. i b this work is 
simply styled Jalningirnama, a title frecpuently given to 
it; see Elliot, History of India, vi. p. 400. Some of 
the last images are a little injured. 

Ff. 140, 11. 14 ; Shikasta ; size, 8J in. by 4f in. [Walker 82.] 


The same. 

Quite modern copy; finished the nth of January, 
A.d. 1825. 

Ff. 217, 11. 15 ; clear and distinct Nasta'lik; size, 9 J in. by 
hi in- ' [Elliot 168.] 


Tawarikh-i-Jahangirshahi (^Li^jCiLia. ±i)y)- 

A short chronicle of the first fourteen years of the 
emperor Jahangir's reign, by one of his servants, Wall 
Sirhindi, called Khwajah Zada. He tells us that he 
was more than forty-six years old in this fourteenth 
year of the reign of his sovereign, to whom this little 
work is dedicated. It ends with a kasidah. Another 
title of the same is i^JOIa^. ^dUIII .*jJj i^lj^i; see 
fol. 420% 1. 9, where both titles appear. 
^Beginning: jj^C ^13 ^ Ijjl Jf'bj-.j.s *f~ <j±^» 
.Jl JiUjb ^Ijj d U: Ij^^ Tjl^,y n5jJljJj. 
This copy is in the author's own handwriting. 

Ff. 389 b -42i", 11. 17; Nasta'lik ; illuminated frontispiece ; size, 
9s m - b y 5 ">• [Seld. 23 Sup.] 





Padishahnama (s-clisLijlj). 

A complete copy of the well-known Padishahnama, 
containing a detailed history of the emperor Shahjahan, 
from his accession to the throne, A. h, 1037, down to 
the thirtieth year of his reign, 1067, in three volumes. 
The first and second of them were composed by the con- 
temporary author, 'Abd-alhamid of Lahur, who dedicated 
his work to the emperor himself, and died a.h. 1065 = 
A. D. 1655; the third volume was a little later, after 
'Abd-alhamid's death, supplied by Muhammad "Warith 
(see the names of both authors on fol. o a , 1. 3, and fol. 
395 a , 1. 9 ; the title of the work on fol. 9 b , 1. 6). For 
further details comp. "W. Morley, p. 122; Elliot, His- 
tory of India, vii. pp. 3 sq. and 121 sq. ; Eieu i. p. 260, 
and J. Aumer, p. 95. Edited by the Mawlawis Kabir- 
aklin Ahmad and 'Abd-alrahim, in the Bibl. Indica, vol. i, 
1867 ; vol. ii, 1868. At the end of the second volume 
of this copy, on fol. 392 a , the history is styled c^Uil. 
^yU M^L^La, and at the end of the third as well as 
in the printed note on the inner side of the binding, 

Contents : 

First volume, comprising the first ten years, A. h. 
io37-io47=a. d. 1627-1638, on ff. 6 h -235 a . 

Preface on fol. 8 b ; history of Shahjahan's ancestors, 
beginning with Timur, on fol. i8 b ; Humayuu on fol. 
23b; Akbar on fol. 24b; Jahangir on fol. 25b; Shah- 
jahan on fol. 29 s -. The enumeration of the celebrated 
shaikhs, learned men, poets, etc. begins on fol. 229". 

Beginning: ouL ..^.b ,.,T { J, J \'ift^ {J ^' { j^S3 J 

cr* 1 ' 

^1 X^ \jj'\ J*)*. \y 

Second volume (a.h. io47~io57=a. d. 1638-1647), 
on ff. 239b-392 a . 

Beginning: ^ jSlJ j jL^lT^bb y-LJ Jllj u-L-* 

jjjl (j?)Uj 


Third volume (a. h. io57-io67=a.d. 1647-1657), 

on ff. 394 b -533 ;l - 
Beginning: : 

x6 5 

- ^j^A 



A short chapter on shaikhs, 'Ulamas, poets, etc., as 
a supplement to that at the end of the first volume, on 
fol. 531b. 

On ff. i b — 5b there is found an historical fragment, 
containing a short account of Shahjahan's early life from 
his sixteenth year (a. h. 1015-1016) to his accession 

(a.h. 1037), beginning: 

Jl i—i^l u-jLs. j^r^-Sl i 

different from that in the Padishahnama itself. 
No date. 

Ff. 533, 11. 25 ; Nasta'lik ; size, I2|in. by S| in. 

[Elliot 368.] 


Another copy of the first volume of the Padishah- 
The first volume of the same work, comprising the 

f B1 jut ^^ ji^i Jl 

• ,i ^jk-aLijb. It is quite 

first ten years, beginning: ^\S'^ KS ^S^jS^ 

~ The tenth year of Shahjahan's reign begins on fol. 

2o6 a ; the enumeration of the shaikhs, etc., on fol. 243 a . 

No date ; there is a seal at the end, with a. h. 1 2 1 4 

= A. D. 1799. 

Ff. 249, 11. 23 ; Nasta'lik ; a little worm-eaten ; size, 1 2f in. 
by7Jin. [Elliot 369.] 


The same. 

Another copy of the same first volume, beginning : 

The tenth year begins on fol. 388"; the enumeration 
of the shaikhs, etc., on fol. 427 a . 
Not dated. 

Ff. 44T, 11. 17; large and distinct Nasta'lik; some corners 
injured; size, 1 of in. by 5^ in. [Elliot 319.] 


The same. 

The same first volume, beginning as in the two pre- 
ceding copies. 

The tenth year begins on fol. 2o8 a ; the enumeration 
of the shaikhs, etc., on fol. 2 19°. On ff. 2 2 2 b -2 24 b 
there is found as appendix the same ^jbaLiob .Ajl 5i, 
or account of Shahjahan's early life, as in No. 232. 

Not dated. 

Ff. 224, 11. 15 (on ff. 1-203) and U- 28-40 (on ff. 204-224); 
very careless Nasta'lik (sometimes quite like Shikasta), written 
by different hands ; size, 154 in. by 9 in. [Frasek 137.] 


Another history of the first ten years of Shahjahan's 
reign, partly agreeing with the first volume of the 
Padishahnama word for word, partly differing from it 
in text. The subdivision corresponds to that in 
the preceding MSS.; it is likewise arranged according 
to the years. There is also, after the history of the 
tenth year (beginning on fol. 282"), an account given 
of the learned men, poets, etc., beginning, like the 
Padishahnama, with l?j-°> ■>■ » -= ** ■>■■ » ■■> ( on f°l- 
298 a ). Probably this copy contains the Padishahnama 
of Muhammad Amin Kazwini ; comp. Elliot, History 
of India, vii. p. 1 ; and Eieu i. p. 258. Both the preface 
and history of Shahjahan's ancestors are wanting. It 
opens directly with the emperor's accession to the 

-' ' • ^ u*^-^ 

^ia. ^^-^.L^. £lJ,jl 5JJjbi> { J^" 

I i L i : ]r J ^-' 5 c» :W1 .., jij^i 


Beginning : jy^S ij\ji sJJjbs u-5.iL> 

S-^ <J. 


{ jr°j 5JJ,UJj ^U^- 

ip\ oJU. c 

Not dated. 
3lS ,j\^>La sLiob ^Lj^Lt ij,1»J, 

On the last page is written : i_>bi ^>\ 

A blank on fol. 8b. 

Ff. hi, 11. 19 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 10} in. by 6| in. 

[Elliot 370.] 





Shahjahannarna (j_»lj jjLj^Li). 

Shahjahannarna, another history of the emperor Shah- 
jahan's i-eign from his accession to the thirtieth year of 
his reign, by Muhammad Tahir, with the takkallus 
Ashna, called 'Inayatkhan bin Zafarkhan bin Khwajah 
Abu-alhasan, who died a.h. io8i=a.d. 1670 ; comp. 
Eieu i. p. 261; Elliot, History of India, vii. p. 73 sq., 
and W. Morley, p. 123. In the preface of this 
history there are quoted the following works : Akbar- 
nama, by Shaikh Abu-alfadl; Tabakat-i-Akbarshahi, by 
Khwajah Nizam-aldin Ahmad ; Ikbalnama-i-Jahangiri, 
by Mu'tamadkluin ; Maathir-i-Jahangiri, by Ghairat- 
khan Nakshbandi ; Padishahnama, by Abii-alhamid; 
and Padishahnama, by Muhammad Amin Munshi of 

The thirtieth year of Shahjahan's reign begins on 
fol. 27 2 b . At the end there is a description of the 
climate of Hindustan, especially of Dihli (fol. 279 1 ': 



1-5^ ,.iULmJ* 


»), of its i - evenues, 

etc. etc. 

Jl x^L> vooJ-a.1 uLi 

-La Si (Jjhi\ 1-— ^J^-^^. 5'-^^'-?. (« 


'jy y 

si~u.v.-> ^U,^ 

6 in 

Copied a.d. 1824. 

Ff. 286, 11. 21 ; clear and distinct Nasta'lik ; size, 10 in. by 

[Elliot 320.] 


Lata'if-al'akhbar ( ; U>iH UlSUJ). 

A journal of the expedition of prince Dara Shukuh 
(born a.h. 1024, died A. H. 1069), the son of Shahjahan, 
to Kandahar, a.h. 1063 — a.d. 1653. See Elphinstone, 
History of India, 5th edit., p. 587 sq., and Pueu i. p. 264. 

It was composed during this expedition by some one 
who accompanied the prince, to whom it is inscribed 
(fol. 2 b , 1. 3) ; the author's name does not occur. The 
title appears on fol. 2 b , 1. 18. It contains valuable his- 
torical and geographical information, besides anecdotes. 

Beginning : i£«, ^j K ^ii ±j\y) s-5 (jXsrs-? <jx<*a. 

1 ijlkj jW=*-' *$ o— lj— • \j c^l-Vi- j-o jLiJ JjLi uLaLiijb 

Jl sA^ii iJ^y *-•-* ,jiJL»5. 

After the preface on ff. i b -2 b follows an introductory 
chapter djLij ^Ij JtS kj^ s.S x^*- L»Ii-» ^^^^J ji j\-s-\ 
j.ta), giving an account of the previous expeditions under 
Murad and Aurangzib (beginning with the year 1056) : 
of the assembling of the army at Lahur, and the outset 
from thence on the 24th of the 1st Eabi', A. H. 1063 (see 
fol. 7 a , 1. 8)= a.d. 1653, February. On ff. 7 b -8i b the 
journal itself, down to the raising of the siege and the 

army's retreat (^^-a- iJ sA /*-=LS) J-i- a -»-> ;•> u--jl-»-J 
isJ\ cjSjj -S JS^-a, \3 5,-aLx*), with an appendix 
on ff. 8i b -84 a , giving an account of the march back 
from Kandahar to Multan (JS.j~&, ,0 hjb-M ,jLj ,j rW^ 
sjIj tjjj ul^L. b" \s,x3 jl e^JjLx-o), both chronologically 
arranged; the first date is the 10th of the second 
Jumada, a.h. 1063; the last date the 9th of Dhu- 
alhijjah of the same year, when the remainder of the 
army returned to Multan. 

On fol. 84 a a general conclusion of the author, who 
states that lie brings the news from Kandahar to those 
in Hindustan who are anxious to hear it. 

End: cl-«-S— il ►> JjULsjUo^-il - .,*. a . uj-*- (_P_5-a \J*y " 


j, sJlXl.) S-> 5J , c"»)lj J^J ( jJj 

See C. Stewart, p. 17. 

This copy was finished by the ^LAlc ^ JLc 5JJj-aLi 
A^g-» .jjjJI . - ^ g at Bardawan, the 24th of Sha'ban, 
in the forty-eighth year of the reign of (Alamgir i that 
would be a.h. iii5=a.d. 1704, 2nd of January). 

Ff. 84, 11. 25 ; distinct Nasta'lik; size, I3iin. b y 8| in. 

[Ocseley Add. 47.] 


Another modern copy of the same. 

Beginning : ijjj j>. h, ^ vJ^J " ijxs-^- tJX+&- 

Jl 5^0— I (so) sjJU \j ^Ixi-^o oLiAjoljj ^LaLiob. 

The introductory chapter begins here on fol 6 a ; the 
journal itself on fol. 20 b ; the appendix on fol. 2l3 b ; 
the general conclusion on fol. 2i7 b . 

This MS. is copied by Muhammad Murad bin Yar-i- 
Mul.iammad bin Khal-i-Muhamniad bin Sangi Muham- 
mad Haidari, a.h. i2io = A.D. 1795. 

Colophon on fol. 2 1 7 b : {jJmx^J i.-i)]y v^-J J^> ^-^ 

jJts* ,b ^.1 j_U^ x^s° ( _ s ->LkJI L^jjJ.1 j^ji sLijL t>^ 

'c£r^ If I 


1 J^ cy- 1 - 

Ff. 217, 11. 17; irregular NastftUli ; size, 9 i in. by 4jin. 

[Ouseley 190.] 


Fathiyyah 'ibriyyah (sj^ sJls^ 9 ). 

A special history of the expeditions of the Khan- 
khan an Mir Muhammad Said Ardastani (otherwise 
called Mir Jumlah), against the principality of Kuc- 
bahar and Asham (a rich country along the river 
Brahmaputra), in the years 1072 and 1073, under the 
reign of the emperor Aurangzib (comp. Elphinstone, 
History of India, 5th edit., p. 6 1 2 sq.), by lbn Muhammad 
Wall Ahmad, with the epithet Shihab-aldin, who par- 
took all the fatigues and dangers of the expeditions, 
and was an eye-witness of all the events related. 
According to his statement on fol. i05 b he finished 
his report the 20th of Shawwal of the same year 1073 
= A. d. 1663, May 28. The meaning of the title is 
explained by the author on fol. 4 b , 1. 1, in the following 
manner : o-jI ^j^£- 3 ^i jl j *■■- * 1— »»ILj ^1 ^jj j »- 

Sprenger calls this work s-j-^c _^s ; see MSS. of the 




late Sir H. Elliot, in Journal of the As. Soc. of Bengal, 
vol. xxiii. p. 249, No. 1 28 ; Rieu i. p. 266, s-l^-c u-lsf^. 

It consists of an inti'oduction (vi»ib ^Si ,j »-»£a_« 
j,Li.lj j-jS'oo^jJ. ^L^jL) JyLzA oo|i| on fol. 4 b ), and 
two makalas (;! tli ^ .L4-; r.y j^~ J j$i j* J}' ^^ 
I11 jjl Jljjkl, on fol. 6 b ; i^i»jj jA^I »,-i ,j j»JjJ JJli* 
«_^iJ jl J,t) *!LJ J-»l ^j^ib i^>l^ . A&j> u\ ej>^L>. j\ 
pLiT ^jji j.jJ^ U T jl ^Uj), on fol. n b . Comp. 
Elliot, History of India, vii. pp. 265-269. 

On fol. 105b the second makalah concludes, and on 
fol. io6 a there begins a continuation, relating the 
events immediately following, and bringing the history 
down to the month Sha'ban, a. h. 1076 (comp. fol. I75 b , 
1. 2)=a.d. 1666, February. 

Beginning of the preface : *y^ .Wa. j.Jj^Ij j. :=» 




-JiilWl ic csllil cUu 

Jl oiAi> * 000.-—. 
Beginning of the continuation : tj^j^ »-Ul .^.-J 

No date. This copy may be Shihab-aldln's auto- 

Ff. 1 76, 11. 15 ; very distinct Nastalik ; size, 8i in. by *J in. 

[BODL. 589.] 


The same. 

Introduction on fol. 3''; Makalah I on fol. 5 a ; Maka- 
lah II on fol. 8 a . Continuation wanting. Dated by 
'Abd-alrahmanbeg of, the 1 6th of Dhu-alka'dah, 
a.h. io93 = a. d. 1682, 16th of November. 

Ff. 6f>, 11. 15 ; Nasta'lik ; size, Si in. by 5! in. : a small orna- 
ment as heading of the first page. [BoDL. 687.] 


Mujmal-i-mufassal (JJli-» J-^=r°). 

The second volume of a chronicle called Mujmal-i- 
mufassal, containing the history of Timur, his descen- 
dants in friin and in India, till the death of the emperor 
Jahangir and the enthronization of Shahjahan, a. ii. 
io37 = a. d. 1627. 

Beginning : <^b \~S ,»Jp- ,1 &J \X> »-»■ \ LfW""' u-LJ 


>U3\ X>\jJ 



It was composed by Muhammad Barari Ummi bin 
Muhammad Jamshid bin Jabbari Khan binMajnun Khan 
Kakshal, a.h. io79 = a. d. 1668, and divided into two 
parts (tabakat): 1. Timur and those of his family who 
afterwards ruled in Iran and Turan; 2. Babar and his 
successors. See fol. i b , 1. 4 ab inf. : a!s-° ^1 Ju*j ul 

Uj\^ jJU-"° C5)U iVji JJ-^Lj *£ JJLi* J_»j=-° jl 

»L* t—oJ^o JLiiU 

ijpLi 5— ^o .jj,^! ^_o\ jjjp o :M„u *-JlSl r^^j u'jjJi 

j jlx^sl ~Lc (!) ^Lj ^Lx^.A-ijj ,j si 00 iXji jju 
Jbu sill ,jlj V^J »'- i ^^ J .b -U-s.-* ^jJl — ^Ji j ::;.:,1,il 
LJsL^L Then the history itself commences. 

Contents : 

Tabakah I. From Timur till 'Umar Shaikh, the son 
of Sultan Abu Said, the governor of Farghana, and 
father of Babar, on fol. 3". 

Tabakah II. History of Biibar on fol. 27 b ; Huma- 
yun on fol. 39* ; Akbar on fol. 94* ; Jahangir on ff. 
l84 a -2i5 a . The fullest information is given with 
regard to the last three emperors. 

In several places the MS. is damaged, especially on 
the last leaves; one half of the last leaf (fol. 2i5 a ) is 
torn off. We give the fragment of the end : 


sJUOJls* sL[*] 

5 ^X ' ■ ' . ■ 1 ^ ' " * ' ^ "-^ ' " . n 

(this line is entirely effaced) 

t_>l.W :..»>« t_>Lj J-*-^ > > » ' saIj. (.U-o jJ cj^-jI ^ir 1 - ■ A -» sr ° 

We conjecture that this colophon originally in its 
entirety stated^ — 

a. The month Muharram, A.H. 107 9 = A. D. 1668, 
June, as the date when this work was finished. 

b. That (Muhammad Barari Ummi b. Muhammad 
Jamshid b. Jabbari Khan b. Majnun Khan) Kakshal 
was the author. 

c. That this is possibly an autograph of the author, 
as in the second place, where we ought to find the 
name of the copyist, the name Muhammad Barari again 
appears ; and that this copy was made in the town of 
jjlj 3 (so). 

It seems to be collated throughout ; the exterior of 
the MS. perfectly well admits of an age of from 200 to 
300 years. The only place where we find this work 
noticed is in the Bibliogr. Index of Sir H. Elliot, p. 2, 
No. xxxiv. 

Ff. 21 s, 11. 19; Nasta'lik ; size, II in. by 5! in. 

[Ouseley 311.] 

1 The letters underlined (here and in the following) are supplied 
by a later hand, this part of the leaf originally being torn off. 

2 Patna? 





'Alanigirnama (ub^UU). 

A history of the first ten years of the emperor 
Aurangzib's reign, from his accession to the throne to 
the beginning of the eleventh year, A.h. 1068-1078 = 
A. d. 1 658-1 668, composed by Muhammad Kazim bin 
Muhammad Amin Munshi, in the thirty-second year of 
the emperor's reign, and dedicated to him ; conip. W. 
Morley, Catal., p. 125; Elliot, History of India, vii. 
p. 174 ; Eieu i. p. 266 sq. 

Beginning: y^ ^li - ^UT yji Ji»J sjb (j\ 

Dated the 13th of Shawwal, in the seventh year of 
Farrukhsiyar's reign (a.h. 1130 = a. d. 17 18, 9th of Sep- 
tember). This work was edited in the Bibl. Indica, by 
the Mawlawis Khadini Husain and Abd-al Hai, Calcutta, 

Ff. 345, U. 16-22; S. 159-345 written in a clear and distinct 
Nasta'lik; the first 158 leaves are supplied later by different 
hands, as it seems, partly in careless Nasta'lik, partly in Shikasta ; 
Oriental binding with flowers ; size, 9^ in. by 6 in. 

[Caps. B. 2.] 


Another copy of the same. 

Beginning the same as in the preceding copy ; a few 
lines are wanting at the end ; the last page (being 
turned upside down) breaks off with these words : sJj^Lkc 
Jij-ilJJs-^o, corresponding to the preceding copy, fol. 
434 a , 1. 17. Ff. 339-346 are misplaced; the right 
order of the leaves is this: 339, 342, 340, 341, 344, 
345. 343. 346- The former owner of this copy was the 
emperor Muhammadshah, whose seals (with the date 
a.h. H43 = a.d. 1730) are found on the fly-leaf and on 
fol. i a . 

Ff. 350, 11. iS; very clear and distinct Nasta'lik ; size, njin. 
by 7i ">• [Fbasek 142.] 


Lubb-altawarikh (^j.l.^J! ^Ll). 

A general history °of the Muhammadan dynasties of 
India, imperfect at the beginning and end, but un- 
doubtedly — as a comparison with Elliot, History of 
India, vii. p. 168, shows, and the title given to it on the 
fly-leaves and in the colophon corroborates — identical 
with the Lubb-altawarikh-i-Hind, by Bindiaban, son 
of Kai Bharamal; comp. also Bieu i. p. 228. 

In the MS. we have to distinguish between an old part 
and later additions, apparently made with the view of 
giving the MS. the appearance of a complete work ; 
they are made at random, not very judiciously, and are 
gathered from different sources. The author of these 
additions cannot be acquitted of the charge of fraud, as 
he has in several places put at the bottom of the pages 
those words which are a general mark of the connection, 
whilst there is in fact no connection whatever. This 
seems to betray that he calculated to take in hasty 
readers, or to sell a fragment of a chronicle as a com- 
plete work. 

We shall first describe the genuine part, which begins 
with the inroads of the Moghuls under ' Ala-aldin Khilji 

(a.h. 695-717=^.0. 1296-1317), and brings the his- 
tory down as far as the reign of Aurangzib, a.h. iioi 
= a.d. 1689, 1690. 

Ff. 17°— 28 a . History of the Khilji dynasty, beginning 
about the year a.h. 704 = a.d. 1304. 

Ff. 28»-65". History of the house of Tughluk. 
Ff. 65' , -78 b . History of the Sayyids and the house 
of Ludi. 

Ff. 78 b -i83 a . History of the Moglrul emperors of 
India till the year ah. iioi (Aurangzib's wars with 
the Marattas). 

Ff. i83 n -25o a . History of the dynasties in the 
Dakhin : 

Fol. 183a The Bahmani dynasty of Gulbargah. 
Fol. 202 a . The 'Adil-Shahs of Bijapur. 
Fol. 2i8 ;l . The Nizamshahs of Ahmadnagar. 
Fol. 241*. The Kutbshahs of Gulkunda. 
Fol. 247 11 . The 'Imadshahs of Barar. 
Fol. 249a. The Baridshahs of Bidar. 
Ff. 25o a -272 a . The Sultans of Gujarat. 
Ff. 272 a -284 a . The Sultans of Malwah. 
The book was divided into four fasls ; the beginning 
of the first is wanting; the second fasl (subdivided into 
six 8-oii) on fol. i83 a ; the third on fol. 250"'; the 
fourth on fol. 272 11 . For the sake of comparison we 
subjoin a piece of text, taken from the beginning of 
the history of the Sayyids on fol. 65" : , .~^ oJbl S's 
■L*>( , .-aLiov*^* i^jli-ji i -r ^sX^> ^jL^^Ju* i»)JL« ^_> ijU» 

"i ur* Li " > .J*- sr 



S~- S^^i* JL.MI 1. !_'-'>• 

Jl M LsrH. 

"The additions are ff. il>-i6 b . Ff. ib-9 D contain an 
anecdote of a Ghaznawide Sultan (whose name is not 
mentioned), his two sons Humid and Nasir, who are 
slandered by one of the Sultan's wives. Ff. 9 b — i6 b 
contain part of the history of Malwah, comprising the 
time from Mahmud Khilji to Nasir-aldin (a.h. 839- 
9o6 = A. d. 1435-1500). This part is identical with 
fol. 277° sq. of the genuine work. Besides there are 
some added leaves scattered throughout the whole : 
ff. 22, 46, 53, 54, 107, 122, 275, 282-284. 

The book is called by more recent hands jJiUsJI J!J 
on the fly-leaf, on fol. i a , and at the end ; the colophon 
(in the writing of the additions) calls it l_>L1)1 JD, 
which the same recent hand has corrected into JL) 

Colophon : 

JJ-L&. rr i~i 


This note, we believe, is simply transcribed from 




another copy ; the copyist must mean the reign of 
Aurangzib, as no emperor after him ruled as long as 
thirty-three years; so we get the date a. h. iioi, the 
25th Dliii-alka'dah = A.D. 1690, August 30. But as the 
game date 1 101 occurs in the old part on fol. 181 11 , 1. 4, 
and as tta additions must be of a later date, so this 
note, being in the writing of the additions, does not 
refer to the present MS., but is simply transcribed 
from another copy. The old part is well written, and 
in many places the vowels are added. 

Ff. 284, 11. 11 ; Nasta'lik; size, 8^ in. by 4I in. 

[Ouselet 35.] 


Khulasat-altawarikh (^j.lydl jL^iLi.). 

A general history of India fromthe earliest times to 
the fortieth year of the emperor 'Alamgir's reign, com- 
posed by the Hindu Sujan Raj Munshi, a. h. 1107 = 
A. d. 1695, and dedicated to Alamgir; comp. Elliot, 
History of India, viii. pp. 5-12 ; W. Morley, pp. 69-7 1 ; 
Rieui.p. 230; J. Aumer, p. 84 ; Journ. Asiat., torn, iii, 
!854, p. 366; Sprenger, Cat. Berol., No. 221. 

Beginning : iSSJS Jy^, j ^UJo Lslw,lXi ^illi 

Contents : 

Author's preface on fol. i b . 

Account of the Hindus on fol. 6 a . 

A description of the various Subahs of India on fol. 15b. 

History of the Hindu Rajahs on fol. 51". 

History of the Muhammadan dynasties of India on 
fol. 9j a , beginning with Nash- Sabuktagin, and con- 
cluding with Alamgir Aurangzib. 

Although the author finished his work as early as 
A. H. 1 107, yet_ eleven years later he added in a few lines 
the emperor Alamgir's death, a. h. iii8 = a. d. 1707. 

This very excellent but quite modern copy is dated 
the 20th of April, a. d. 1816. 

Ff. 302, 11. 19 ; very distinct Nasta'lik ; size, ioi in. by 7J in. 

[Caps. A. 3.] 


Maathir-i-'Alamgiri (<jj.S3.Ve- JU). 

A history of the emperor Aurangzib 'Alamgir's reign 
from a. h. 1067 down to iii8=a.d. 1656-1707, by 
Muhammad Saki Musta'iddkkan, who compiled this 
work A. 11. ii22=A. d. 1 7 10; comp. Elliot, History of 
India, vii. p. 181 sq. ; Rieui.p. 270; "W. Morley, p. 127; 
Stewart, p. 15 ; Mehren, p. 22. It is divided into two 
unequal parts : 

First j)art on fol. i b . containing the history of the 
first ten years of Alamgir's reign, and written by the 
author on the basis of Mirza, Muhammad Kazim's 
j-»L> ^-JoAc, of which it is a short epitome (x*-> \S\ 
j\S3 q^JdU yU ^yL* ±Z=* jLi.1 j^l jlU sjlf^A 

'ay sjL^e" ^1 ^jlj-^c -_a <JjV~. *y>. i_».:.^i./. ; this part 
Was translated into English by Henry Vansittart.Calcutta, 

1785, fol., 'the history of the first ten years of the reign 
of Alumgeer'). 

Beginning : ^ ^U. j ^1 jUril i_aJLsr° t^ls^ 

Jl L_AJlk! WJuJl. 

Second part on fol. 30^, from the tenth year of Alam- 
gir's reign, down to his death in the fifty-first, conclud- 
ing with an appendix on his excellent qualities and 
his children (on fol. 232*, } uali J]^~j\ tZ^ d^)'^ 
JjLc y_X± euU-o i_ajLi ; and fol. 236", ^AS j}U Si 

Beginning of this part : s_.U>^i-^lj JTJ1 J j^JJ Jj 

The complete text was published in the Bibliotheca 
Indica, Calcutta, 1870-1871. 
Not dated. 

Ff. 239,11.17; Nasta'lik; size, 9J in. by 6J in. [Elliot 236.] 


Kalimat-i-tayyibat (e^LJlb cuLlS). 

A collection of notes and orders of the emperor 
Aurangzib, generally very short and obscure, entitled 
i^U-P 5 i±>LJ&, and compiled, a.h. 1131, by one of his 
chief secretaries, 'Inayat-allah, beginning : Jj -\ ^i\ 

ULa. ^j^A^u j (_>"L— > SJ A)! 4-=» 5JL-.i. ^bjo 8JO_X-i 

^Jl X)Li h l>j-S ; comp. Elliot, History of India, vii- 

.} AM 3»s» SJL*m^ 

jjLi 1. Vij-S ; 

PT203; Elphinstone, History of India (fifth edition), 
p. 673, note 16; and Rieu i. p. 401. This copy was 
written by Muhammad Azmat-allali, but no date is 
given. On fol. i a a seal of Shaikh Muhammad from 
A.H. I I34 = A.D. 1721. 

Ff. 155, 11. 13 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 7J in. by 4! in. 

[Fkasek 157.] 


The same. 

This copy is inconrplete at the beginning and end ; 
one leaf is missing at the beginning and two at the 
end. The single orders are styled here jLi.l instead of 
is » lv Attached to this copy are two leaves from an 
Inshd. No date. 

Ff. 62, 11. 17 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 9J in. by 7j in. 

[Ouselet Add. 126.] 


The same. 

This collection is much shorter than the two pre- 
ceding ones ; its last kalimah is found in Ouseley Add. 
1 26-, already on fol. 29 b , 1. 4, and in Praser 157, on fol. 
73 a , 1. 10. Beginning the same as in Fraser 157. The 
title occurs only in this copy on fol. 19°, 1. 3 (not in 
Fraser 157, in which this part of the preface from fol. 
i9 a , 1. 11, till I9 b , 1. 5, is missing). The chronogram 
by Muhammad Sabakkan, which follows here imme- 
diately after the title in 1. 4, is misleading, since it 
consists of one bait only ; the proper date is contained 
in the missing second bait, which (according to Fraser 
157, bottom of the last page) runs thus : 


J ^Aj 




= A. h. 1 131. It was transcribed by Jawad-allah ibn 
Muhammad Murad-allah Thanisar! d^-^Jlv) in Luck- 
now, and dated the 29th of Safar, A. H. H94 = A. D. 
1780, March 6. 

Ff. iS b -5o", 11. is ; Nasta'lik ; size, S| in. by ~,\ in. 

[Ouseley 168.] 


A fragment of the same. 

The last words of this copy correspond to Fraser 157, 
fol. 4 i b , 1. 14. 
Ff. 32, 11. 15 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 9 in. by 5 in. [Fraser 158.] 


Ruka'at-i-'Alamgiri ((^Jdlc e^Us,). 

Another collection of letters by the emperor Aurang- 

zib, beginning: Jl ,^l*-°j i^JaJ ^Ic ^Ij-iJb i—ij-iX* 

(agreeing -with Aumer, p. 96). A careful index on fol. I I 

( (J 5 r cyLtsj ts— •* cu-^jj). 

This collection contains 233 letters of 'Alamgir to his 
sons, grandsons, generals, nobles, etc. : 

1. Ten letters to the eldest son, the crown-prince 
Muhammad Mu'azzam Shah 'Alain Bahadur, fol. 3 a , 
p. r sq. _ 

2. 102 letters to the second son, the prince Muham- 
mad A'zamshah Bahadur, fol. 6 b , p. 1 sq. (comp. on this 
prince Nassau Lees, Materials, p. 471, note 4). 

3. A letter to the prince Muhammad Akbar (fol. 28 a , 

P- or )' 

4. A letter to the prince Muhammad Kambakhsh (ib.) 

5. Two letters to the prince Muhammad Mu'izz-aldin 
Bahadur (the eldest son of the crown-prince Muhammad 
Mu'azzamshah), fol. 28 b , p. cr. 

6. Five letters to the prince Muhammad 'Azim-aldin 
(the second son of the crown-prince), fol. 2Q a p. of sq. 

7. Twenty-six letters to the prince Muhammad Bidar- 
bakht (the eldest son of 'Alamgir's second son, Mu- 
hammad A'zamshah), fol. 2 9 b , p. 00 sq. 

8. A letter to the Amir-alumara Bahadur Shayista- 
khan, governor of Akbarabad, fol. 34°-, p. if. 

9. Thirty-nine letters to 'Uuidat-almulk Madar- 
almahamm Asadkhan, ib. 

10. Four letters to Ghaz-aldinkhan Bahadur Firliz- 
jang, fol. 47 a , p. 1. sq. 

11. Ten letters to Dhu-alfakarkhan Bahadur Nusrat- 
jang, fol. 47 b , p. 1 1 sq. 

12. A letter to 'Akilkhan, the governor of the Subah 
of Shahjahanabad, fol. 49b, p. 1o (comp. Ouseley, Biogr. 
Notices, p. 167). 

13. Six letters to Mirza Sadr-ald'm Muhammad 
Khan Safawi, Bakhshi of the second order, ib. 

14. Two letters to Sadr-alsudur Muhammad Amin- 
khan Bahadur, fol. 5o a , p. 11 sq. 

15. A letter to Lutf-allahkhan, fol. 50'', p. Sv. 

16. Two letters to Hamid-aldin Bahadur, kno\yn by 
the name Nimca-i-'Alamgiri (the short sword of 'Alam- 
gir), ib. 

17. Seventeen letters to Tnayat-allahkhan, fol. 5i a , 
p. 1a sq. 

18. Three letters to Asadkhan, fol. 53 b , p. 1 .r sq. 
This copy was finished the 7 th of the month February, 
a. d. 1838 ; see the colophon on fol. 54 a , Ls-^ x^> J-*J 

When and by whom this collection was made is not 
stated. In the preface there are given only some 
instructions for the reader respecting the epithets and 
metonymical titles of 'Alamgir's sons, grandsons, and 
other persons, used in these letters ; comp. Elliot, 
History of India, vii. pp. 203, 204. Attached to these 
letters is (on ff. 54 b -5fi a ) a very interesting description 
of an imperial feast by Sayyid Nizam-aldin Ahmad. 
The Kuka'at-i-'Alamgiri were lithographed in Lahore ; 
comp. Cat. Berol., No. 1585; C. Stewart, p. 88 ; Rieu i. 
p. 402 (an almost identical collection, made a.h. 1 156). 

Ff. 56, 11. 15 ; Nasta'lik ; size, njin. by 7J in.; quite modern 
handwriting. [Elliot 12.] 


Raka'im-i-kara'ira (~Z)S l*"*^* 

A third, but very short collection of notes and 
orders of the emperor 'Alamgir, made by Sayyid Ash- 
raf Khan Mir Muhammad Alhusaini, and called by him 
' Rakaim-i-kara'im' (on fol. i a , 1. 8) in remembrance 
of his deceased father Amir Khan 'Abd-alkarlm, to whom 
most of the letters arc addressed ; see Elliot, History of 
India, vii. p. 204, and Rieu i. p. 400. Accordingly 
every single order bears the title s-^St . .«. ; they are 
generally very short and apodictical. 

Beginning : 

ft.i-£j> ,..--oj u La. 

The last rakimah : ^5JJ 

* J 

l> ,ji 

This copy was finished by the same Jawad-allah, the 
son of Muhammad Murad-allah Thanisari, who tran- 
scribed the third copy of the Kalimat-i-tayyibat, a.h. 
1 194, the 7th of Muliairam = A.D. 1780, January 14. 

Ff. 1-18, 11. 15; Nasta'lik; size, 8.| in. by 7^ in. 

[Ouseley 168.] 


1. Ff. i a -i4 a . Collection of letters of 'Alamgir to 
his son Muhammad A'zamshah. Title: i^LJiS, U, 
ub— .jAji-a> ,_^j:.Xj.jl ,.\ " v° ^.kJl ( j* JZiaW yl 

j! ^ 




Beginning : s-jj^-o ^1 

It is not stated by whom this collection was made, 
nor whence the letters were taken. The last is trans- 
lated in J. Scott's History of the Dekkan, Shrewsbury, 
1794, part iv, p. 8. Comp. Ruka'at-i-'Alamgiri, Lahore, 

Instead ofj_^£j ^_oj jjUla. ; in Ouseley 330, fol. 15 


hemistich runs thus : :l3 
_5-~~ ) . \J*- 

la. ykzjjS^J, , O— 3 la. ^ 




A. H. 1 28 1 (lithographed) ; see Triibner's Record, No. 2, 
p. 42. 

2. Ff. i5 a -_32 a . Another collection of 'Alamgir's 
letters to different persons. 

Title : ,_*jj ^jl jZ^" lJ ojJ1 ^ JsiaW y\ ^U sXi 

It is the same collection as No. 253, JAJS f^j- 
Instead of s-^-s, the orders are here called sJLi, and in 
many oases the names of the persons to whom they are 
addressed are here added. 

3. Ff. 33 b -52 b . Historical extracts relating to the 
period of Aurangzib' s death, a. d. 1707, till towards 
the end of the reign of Jahandar (who died a. d. 17 13). 
They correspond to the beginning of the Siyar-almuta'- 
akhkliirin, pp. 1-10 (Calcutta, A. h. 1248). 

Beginning: JL^I ^1 ^^^^i JUj J-^S ^) J^jS-J 

jL-Jl-, sL. SAjtS (^j 

£ L^w- 


bj 6 

^1 s_j5^i. 
It is imperfect at the end, breaking off in the chapter 

No date ; eastern binding. 

Ff. 52 ; handwriting (of the end of the last century) and 
paper the same as in No. 255 ; size, 12 \ in. by 7 5 in. 

[Ouseley 330.] 


a. Fol. 64b. Letter of Shah 'Abbas the Great to 
Jahangir alter the conquest of Kandahar by the Per- 
sians, A. d. 1 62 1. 



Jl (jUi o^iCi ujJLz jL« 5-==^. See Elphinstone, 

History of India, 5th edit., p. 564, and Malcolm, His- 
tory of Persia, i. p. 544. 

b. Fol. 66 a . Reply of Jahangir to Abbas. 
Beginning : l _£jlx-«.. (jjLSj j_» ^j^> jLo \\ Kjt-o U J-^- . 

Jl ......AJ u^Tjl V^.. 

c. Fol. 67b. Note (sj",), which Aurangzib wrote for 
his son A'zamshah (iLi, J/i,c\ (_fL>), and on fol. 68'» a 
collection of letters and notes, directed by Aurangzib 
to the same. They are very much of the same character 
as the Kalimat-i-tayyibat. The name of the collector 
is not stated, nor any date. 

Eeginninj: : i^x X-i_»-5.>Lx— J-J—o Jj -^j^ f^** 

*\ ■ .r* fiLo 


L_i ^Ij-oLs ^jys -* JUi'JIj^-J-b sill -,:=» jVJ-i -xH 

—ajjjb 'ir-s^ »-^-i!i- c 

End on fol. 78b; o >-S~» *jLj« 

On fol. 79 a follow two chronograms relating to 

</. Ff. 79 b -8o a . An accurate account about the 
marches of Aurangzib, the time of his setting out and 
arriving, from a. h. 1066 (3rd of the second Rabi') to 
1069 (15th of the second Jumada). 

Beginning : (_£jlc atioU , j5~ e*^J oUL 

Not dated. 

Ff. 64-81, II.15; small Nasta'llk on modern European paper; 
size, 12J in. by j\ in. [Ouseley 3S7-] 


Bahadurshah-nama (s-oLaL. ,jLjj). 

A history of the first two years of the reign of the em- 
peror Kutb-aldin Muhammad Abu-alnasr Shall Alam 
Bahadurshah(see this complete name, fol. 1 ib, 1. 10), Au- 
rangzib's son, who ruled A. H. 1 1 19-1 I24 = A. D. 1707— 
17 1 2, written by Mukarrabkhan, called Danishmand- 
khan (as a note on fol. i a relates). This is the same 
author who is also well known as a poet under the title 
of Ni'matkhan (see A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 328, and Rieu i. 
p. 272). His name was originally Nur-aldln Muhammad, 
of a Shiraz family, and his takhallus 'Ali. This history 
of Bahadur is detailed in the highest degree, narrating 
events from month to month, sometimes even from day to 
day, and gives a great quantity of most interesting special 
notices on the little events of the imperial court and the 
great and important transactions and deeds of Bahadur. 
It opens with his accession to the throne (the ta'rikh on 
fol. i2 a , 1. 12, gives the date as a. h. iii9 = a.d. 1707, 
jool (.Lc o-^»-. As ;.}), and the civil war between 
the three brothers. Beginning the same as in Aumer: 

'u^ J* uA+=f y p*-*J ) jli 



Jl L ^li / ^u> JlAj b" J^l J>J-=- 

On fol. 136b begins the second year of Bahadurshah's 
reign, the first day of which is fixed here on the 1st of 
Dhu-alhijjah(i9thAsfandar),A.H. 1 i20 = a.d. 1708 : jje 

(jjik* ( _ r 4-U sUjIj^i—l p-e^)y <J*)y 



JL. c?1j 

5 L 

;> a 

On the concluding page (fol. 245b, 1. 7 sq.), the 
author eulogises the emperor, that in such a short space 
of time, during two years, he gloriously has measured 
the long way from Pishawar to Haidarabad (jjLi-o jl 
J^Lj »L. L> JL,y ^jj \j c^iL.* jy= Jbtjj-^ Lj 
"jl sj^j J=). That only the events of the first two 
years of his reign have been described is sufficiently 
accounted for by the author's death in a. h. i i 2 1 = a. d. 
1709 ; see A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 328 ; Elliot, History 
of India, vii. p. 568, where this work is styled ' Ta'rikh- 
i-Shah 'Alam Bahadur Shah.' 

This copy is not dated at the end, but on fol. i a there 
is a very carelessly written notice, which appears to fix 
the date in a.h. ii6i=a. d. 1748. 

Other copies of the same in Aumer, p. 97; Rieu i. 
p. 272 ; and Manuscripts of the late Sir H. Elliot, in 
the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, vol. xxiii. 

K 2 




p. 245, No. 107. Compare also Elliot, Bibliogr. Index, 
torn. i. Advertisement, p. 7, No. cxcvii. 

Ff. 246, 11. IS ! each page surrounded with small red and blue 
stripes; there are blanks on fol. 13 1 ', 09", 146 s , and 1 75 b ; small 
illuminated frontispiece; splendid eastern binding, ornamented 
withflowers; Nasta'lik, very near to Shikasta; size, 8 in. by 4I in. 

[Elliot 20.] 


Mirat-alhakaik (jJLoJJ ^>\y)- 

A very large and valuable collection of historical 
deeds, documents, and statistical registers on the reve- 
nues and expenses of the Indian empire, especially for 
the years A. h. ii3i-H39=A. d. 1719-1727, in a strict 
chronological order, compiled by Hafiz Muhammad 
Husain. The date of composition is 11 38 (contained 
in this chronogram jL-U.j^-o), but, as just mentioned, 
the registers go down to 1 1 39. The dlbdca or preface 
of this work, which has the special title Safai A'ina 
(sjl^jT iJJu>) on ff. 5 a -48 a , contains, in eight hadikas, 
short personal accounts of the emperor Aurangzib 
'Alamgir and seven of his successors, viz. Muhammad 
Azamshah, Muhammad Mu'azzam Bahadurshah, Jahan- 
darshah, Muhammad Farrukhsiyar, Muhammad Rafi'- 
aldarajat, Muhammad Rafi'-aldaulah, and Muhammad- 
shah, every one accompanied with a very fine portrait. 
Then follows a comprehensive history of India from 
Babar down to a.h. 1131, the beginning of Muham- 
madshah's reign, on ff. 49 a ~92 b ; and on fol. 93* the 
registers and statistical accounts begin. Some leaves 
are missing at the end. 
Beginning : , ■£_>!, I) j-Ai. 

jLkJ> S j^f^ y* y *iy J-^' 





d, Uyi, ,£ 



Ff. 489; centre column, 11. 13-19; very large and distinct 
Nasta'lik, written by different hands ; eight pictures on ff. 5 b , 6 b , 
8", 11", 1 V\ 21°, 22 a , and 23" ; size, 14! in. by g\ in. 

[Fbaser 124.] 

258 , 

Tadhkirat-alumara (L»5M »p ii). 

Biographical dictionary of the famous Amirs, Khans, 
and Rajahs at the courts of the Moghul emperors of 
India, especially of Akbar, Jahangir, Shahjahan, and 
'Alamgir, compiled a.h. 1140 (not 1 184, as Sprenger 
and Rieu state; nor 1194, as Elliot does, since the seal 
of a former owner of this copy, on fol. i a , bears the 
date ii8i) = a.d. 1727, by Kiwal Ram, on the basis of 
Abu-alfudl's Akbarnama, Mu'tamadkhan's Ikbalnama-i- 
Jahangiri, the Tuzuk-i-Jahingiri (the emperor's auto- 
biographical memoirs), 'Abd-alhamid LaMri's Padishah- 
nama, Muhammad Salih's Shabjahannamn, Mirza 
Muhammad Kazim's 'Alamgirnama, Musta'idd Khan 
Muhammad Saki's Maathir-i-'Alamgiri, the Kalimat-i- 
tayyibat, the Raka'im-i-karaim, the A'zamshahnama, 
the Bahadurshahnama, and others. It is divided into 
two books (i_>l>), and every book into two chapters (J-ai). 

The first book, on fol. 2 a , contains the biographies of 
all the Muhammadan Amirs in alphabetical order (l-jI> 
C ^_J_~. tj\^\J>l js Jjl). 

X>\ sj-i jLs, on fol. 2 a . 

fol. 178a. 

The second book, on fol. 205 n , contains the biographies 
of all the Hindu Amirs, likewise alphabetically arranged 

(iy~* \s\y\ JJ?-*' 

jly s-^^U-^ } 

* Jjl 

fol. 2 


jjl iuiL> <j\j j ukl^!; 1 


4 uy 5 \ 5 , on 

5 b. 

J^.\ } ,_>lki. lii^j u^j^-!; ^y^J^y r>-y J^ 

jjl iiiLj s^ j, on fol. 236°. 

Beginning of the work : ^1 eLo iS l?,jU 

J_»J. J.O 

<SfT-»j^r>, ^^> j' lt->, j ^yy ^yry \> p^ j]}* "tr 4 cr 
Jl «iC» duo &57 

The first Muhammadan Amir is Ashrafkhdn, the 
first Hindu c y5C-T s^. Comp. Sprenger, Manuscripts 
of the late Sir H. Elliot, in the Journal of the Royal 
Asiatic Society of Bengal, vol. xxiii. p. 239, No. 70; 
Elliot, History of India, viii. p. 192; and Rieu i. 
p. 339. This copy appears to be the author's nuto- 
graph, being undated (comp. the last words of the 
author's preface on fol. 2 n , 1. 2 : ^1 Uj^* I ' f • s-i— y 

Ff. 267, 11. 17; legible Shikasta; size, njin. by 5J in. 

[Odskley Add. 149.] 


Muntakhab-allubab ( M Lill l-*^*). 

Part of the well-known history of the Moghul em- 
perors of India, composed by Muhammad Hashim All- 
khan, who is commonly called Khafikhan, and entitled 
Muntakhab-allubab, or Ta'rikh-i-Muntakhab, or simply 
Ta'rikh-i-Khafikhaii ; comp. Rieu i. p. 232. As Morley, 
p. 100, and Nassau Lees, Materials, p. 465 sq., state, Kha- 
fikhan wrote his work, containing a complete history of 
the house of Timur, in the last years of Aurangzib's 
reign, but did not publish it until a.h. 1145 = a. d - 
1732, after having brought it down to the fourteenth 
year of Muhammadshah's reign. There seem to be 
different redactions of this ta'rikh, as we conclude 
both from a remark of Nassau Lees, who says, on fol. 
468 a , ' No two copies that I have met with are 
exactly alike, while some present such dissimilarities as 
almost to warrant the supposition that they are distinct 
works,' and from the great difference existing in the 
arrangement of the single copies known to us. Accord- 
ing to Morley the ta'rikh is subdivided into three 
portions, the first of which goes down to A. h. 1067, the 
second to 11 18, the third to 1145. But this copy and 
the two following ones, too, are styled in the preface the 
second volume {^J^-" ±i\3 ^M J-L>-), chiefly com- 
prising the history of two hundred lunar years, viz. from 
Babar's occupation of India, a.h. 932 (the thirty-third 
year of his reign), till a.h. 1133 (the third year of the 
reign of Muhammadshah). The first volume, which is 
wanting in all our Bodleian copies, contains, as we 
learn from the beginning of the preface of this second 




volume, a detailed history of Timur ; see fol. 2 a : a y>. 
^Ul y^-* if-zf alr*-* 1 ^ ^^ &A-A-' o-iis-L- J>i 
^!Lc ^IjjU. ^1 ,_*_} j ^— » i^bj jl J^rr ^i» »J-«T 


*- Although it is only the second volume of the 

ta'rikh, this copy notwithstanding contains the same 
materials as those in Morley's CataL, pp. ioo and ior, 
and a great deal more, viz., 

An introduction or account of the origin of the 
Timurides and a very concise story of Timur and his 
descendants till Babar, on fol. 2 a . 

Babar on fol. 6 a (from the beginning of the occupa- 
tion of India, on fol. I2 b , the history becomes more 
full and detailed) ; Humayun on fol. 20 a ; Shirsluih 
on fol. 26 a ; Salirnshah bin Shirshah on fol. 31 15 ; 
Firuzkhan on fol. 33b; Sikandarshah on fol. 35 s ; 
Akbar on fol. 39 b ; Jahangir on fol. 66 b ; Shahjahan 
on fol. I02 a ; Aurangzib 'Alamgir on fol. 207 s ; Baha- 
durshah and Jahandarshah on fol. 372"; Muhammad 
Farrukhsiyar on fol. 378 a ; RafT-aldarajal on fol. 403'' ; 
Bafi'-aldaulah on fol. 408 11 ; Muhammadshah on fol. 
4 1 o a . The third year of this last emperor begins on 
fol. 437 a . 

This copy is divided into tivo large portions, the first 
of which (ft. i b -37o b ) goes down to the death of Au- 
rangzib, a.h. 1 1 18 (corresponding to the first and 
second portion of Morley's copies), the second (on ff. 
372'-44i a ) to a.h. ii33=a.d. 1720, 1721. 

Beginning of the first portion, or general beginning 
of this second volume, on fol. i b : j Sj^ u^" U^-*-^ 


iU» 1 \, ^aLioL) 

b 1, .Ij^l 

M jl u} jj\ 

Beginning of the second portion on fol. 372 s : ^LJUs 

Edited in the Bibliotheca Indica, by Maulavi Kabir- 
aldln Ahmad, Calcutta, 1868 -187 4. Very large ex- 
tracts are translated in Elliot, History of India, vii. 
pp. 207-533. This copy is wrongly styled, both on 
the back of the binding and in the colophon : there it is 
entitled 'Alamgirnama, here Tawarikh-i-Timurnama. 
Dated the 19th of Muharram, in the fifth year of the 
reign of 1 (Shah 'Alain perhaps? that would be a.h. 
ii78=a. d. 1764, July 19). 

Ff. 441, 11. J3-26 ; Nasta'lik ; a little worm-eaten ; size, 8f in. 
by 6 in. [Caps. B. i.~\ 


Another copy of the same. 

Another copy of the same second volume, not dated. 
It is carefully written and in perfect preservation. 
Ff. 169-184 and ff. 203 b -222 b are not quite so neatly 
written as the rest. Babar' s history begins on fol. 6 b ; 
Humayun' s on fol. 2 2 b ; Akbar's on fol. 44 a j Jahan- 
gir's on fol. 76°; Shahjahan's on fol. I2i a ; 'Alamgir's 
on fol. 248*; Bahadurshah's, Jahandarshah's, Farrukh- 

siyar's, etc. etc. on fol. 416 s ; Muhammadshah's on fol. 
460 11 . The subdivision into two portions is not to be 
found in this copy. Beginning the same as in the first. 

Ff. 492, 11. 22 ; small, clear Nasta'lik ; size, 10 in. by 7 in. 

[Ouseley 268.] 


The same. 

A third copy of the same second volume, likewise 
without any subdivision. Babar on fol. 6 a (without a 
heading); Humayun on fol. 23 s ; Akbar on fol. 46 b ; 
Jahangir on fol. 8o a ; Shahjahan on fol. i24 b ; 'Alamgir 
on fol. 247 b ; Bahadurshah, etc. etc. on fol. 445 a sq. ; 
Muhammadshah on fol. 525 a . About half a page is 
wanting at the end. This copy breaks off on fol. 557 s 
with the words $j> j±j 1SA4J J\ j\ cj_o}L»j ^la. .v..: a. 
A^S y corresponding to fol. 44 i b , 1. 5, in Caps. B. 4. 
On the fly-leaf is written in pencil : ' For B.Elliott, Esq. 
Khafee Khan's History of India, copied at Lucknow in 

^f- 557. '!• 2 3 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 13 in. by 8£ in. [Elliot 361.] 


A history of Aurangzib and his successors, down to 
the twenty-first year of Muhammadshah's reign, a.h. 
ii5i=a.d. 1738, compiled at the request of Mr. James 
Fraser (see fol. 6 a , 1. 3, ,'J/XJ' jjiji lt**** )"-—") by 
Shaikh Muhammad Murad bin alshaikh Shihab-aldin 
bin alshaikh Shams-aldin bin alshaikh Siraj-aldin bin 
Kutb-alaktab-alhakikah alshaikh Muhammad alcishti 
(his grandmother having been likewise a daughter of 
the Kutb-alaktab alshaikh-alharamain alshaikh Yahya 
Cishti algujarati almadani ibn alshaikh Mahmud bin 
Kutb-alaktab-alhakikah, the above-mentioned; he con- 
sequently was in double respect an offspring of the 
great spiritual chieftain, Muhammad alcishti ; see fol. 
5 b ). Mr. Fraser (according to the preface of the 
history of Nadirshah, in English translation, London, 
1742, p. vi) studied under this Shaikh at Cambay, 
and calls him a man famous in those parts for his 
knowledge of the Muhammadan civil and ecclesiastical 

Beginning of the preface : ijSjLJ ^ S. ^jAs^, „.> 

w Beginning of the history itself on fol. 9 b : Jj a_»U 


^^j or? Aj °- 

i^_sr"> « 5J I • J.»-r° J 

~i> i 


The Wasiyyatnama, or last will of Aurangzib, is found 
on fol. 74 b , 1. 2 sq.: Jl -xs, ^-5^. j ^y. i_r^> 
(translated by Fraser in the above-mentioned history, 
p. 36) ; Bahadurshah's remarkable khutbah in Arabic, 
with Persian interlinear version, on ff. 85 b ~92 a , begin- 
ning : Jl a , Li ~. - i j i : . ■ > " - ' _j Ji*** c?JJl JJ Ju»JJ ; 
Bahadurshah's reign begins on fol. 84*; Farrukhsiyar's 




on fol. 1 1 2 a ; Muhammadshah's is not especially marked. 
This copy is, no doubt, Shaikh Muhammad's autograph. 

Ff. 198, 11. 13; Nasta'ltk, written by an Indian hand; two 
illuminated frontispieces on ff. i b and o b ; size, 7f in. by 4^- in. 

[Feaser 122.] 


A short account of the war and negotiations between 
Muhammad Shah and Nadir Shah, a. d. 1739; see 
Elphinstone, History of India, 5th edit., p. 7 1 6 sq. 

.j_- ,j is-xilj .pLjI .Li, jjLi L> sLioL 

Beginning ; 

J.«-S^° { j^jl.^. (_J_)j 

Jl _J_LU uLiy. eiUa- ^jl u i-o. ^Li. 

A similar composition is noticed by W. Morley, 
p. 139, No. cxlviii. 

Ff. 109-120, 11. 15; Nasta'llk, on modern European paper; 
size, 10^ in. by Ji in. ; this seems to be written by the same hand 
as No. 255. [Ouseley 387.] 


Ta'rikh-i-Nik Gulshan (^ ..;,..U^eLJ ^Jd). 

A quite modern compendium of Indian history and 
geography, compiled by Rai Gaturruan Kaitah, and 
entitled ^^aIj i»LJ jj,l_ (in the colophon it is styled 
jL^i.^ jL.b.1 g^y)- It is identical with the \ ^~- 
l ^ r iAf; comp. Elliot, History of India, viii. p. 255; 
Sprenger, Catal. BeroL, No. 219, and Manuscripts of 
the late Sir H. Elliot, in the Journal of the Asiatic 
Society of Bengal, vol. xxiii. p. 230, No. 14 — although 
the beginning differs. 

The date of the composition is A. H. I-73=a.d. 1759, 
the beginning of Shah 'Alain's reign ; see the chrono- 
gram representing a composition of the author's name 
and the work's title, in the two following baits, on 
fol. 2 a , 1. 5 : 

^-tlTcLJ ^j^* J-.T Ijj _ ^^ -jJj^Jo fZifjsj 

'J-.U^L" Xi »_Cj_*s*jl ^ _ Ji.|_, • _^L. ji y ^{j jy 

According to the colophon the author died only one 
week after having finished this history (. 1 _~J r > Joo 
>-^jl-i-i ^bjLa. JIjo sju^Xj 1L>Uj t_>Lo ^.1 ■ ° . ; n ■ ) 
The ta'rikh is divided into four gulshans : 

^Ii-ujAjla ^jL-U-il) J1jj>.1 jj Jjl ^ ■?..! ff on fol. 2 a 
(comprising many Subahs or districts; for instance, 
j^Ij-.. i\j\ ^Lj^Li sjj-o, on fol. 2 b ; 10J-UJ "' 
5yJl i—i^c jL>j / _ ! il, on fol. 36* ; 

J} *X on fol. 39b ; u bd__ ^L.511 jU hj~o, on fol. 43 a ; 

j^r*-^ j^bi e.. t .a. sj^-o, on fol. 45 b ; _.bT_l.l t>^=, on 
fol. 55 a ; ^\jzf hyc, on fol. 6i a ; ._JL, t^, on fol. 
64k, etc. etc.) 

v-i: . : W \ II ,b M5— o 

on fol. 7i a . 

jjLj-s^Lijl j--jLjj». JjLo> cjJL__. ^Lo^j £j^— eH^-l) 
^j jl>T, on fol. 103°. 

on fol. n i a . 

Beginuing : sj lu. I, . ^aLijU , w LvS 

>" ]; 15* 

L^^^ i' CJJ/^- CJ*''^' 

iJI o— ,«l -2»XL»-- k~js.-° jl s-kii j;^-^ |.L»J sjS. 

Fol. no is left blank. This copy is dated the nth 
of Shawwal, a. h. 1203 (the thirty-fust year of Shah 
'Alam's reign) = A. D. 1789, July 5. 

Ff. 1 25, 11. 16-19 ! ver y careless Nasta'lik, partly like Shikasta, 
written by different bands; size, Iljin. by 0^ in. 

[Elliot 366.] 


Siyar-almuta'akhkhirin (^^Lbd! >-—). 

The Affairs of the Moderns, a history ofthe Mu- 
hammadan power in India from A. h. 1118 (Alamgir'a 
death) down to H95 = a.d. 1781, by Ghulam Husuin 
bin Hidayat Alikhan bin alsayyid 'Alim-allah bin 
alsayyid Faid-allah altabataba alhusaini ; comp. vol. i, 
fol. I7 a , 11. 10 and n; W. Morley, p. 105 sq. ; J. 
Aumer, p. 85 ; Elliot, History of India, viii. pp. 193- 
198 ; Rieu i. p. 280. 

Contents : 

The first and second volume together correspond to 
Morley's first volume, and contain the history of the 
Moghul empire from a. h. 1118 to 1152 (see this date, 
vol. i, fol. 236 a sq.), the twenty-second year of Muham- 
madshah's reign ; a detailed account of the affairs of 
Bangalah down to n 95 ; and a concluding chapter on 
Muharak-aldaulah, the English government in Bangalah, 
etc. etc. The second volume opens with the year 1 170 
(in the Bangalah history). 

The third volume corresponds to Morley's second 
volume, and continues the history of the Moghuls from 
1 153 to 1 195. To each volume a detailed index is 
prefixed, but that of the first is incomplete at the end, 
and that of the second incomplete at the beginning. 
The appendix is entirely wanting in this copy. 

Beginning of the first volume on fol. i6 b (No. 156) : 

JjU. j OmJoJS oLfjb ^Lt. ^pL-l L^Joo..* ^LjJLaJ u-L-u 

First heading of the second volume on fol. 1 5 a (No. 
157) : ,^5CK ib^J, djIjJ (^j 5-JCSCJI uU a x^jjl 

Beginning: _. 

Beginning of the third volume on fol. 1 i a (No. 158) ; 

U-*-^ (jJ^ U-W- iJ^ i J^^l J^ -liib tfLvJ j J^a. 

Jl J\j\i sjuy-o \j sJX=- jLa. (jUT j. 




It is not impossible that these three MSS. contain 
the author's original copy. There is no date of a 

The right order of ff. 247-253 in No. 158 is this : 
247, 252, 250, 248, 249, 253 (fol. 251 being left 

This work was (likewise without the appendix) edited 
at Calcutta. A. h. i248 = A. d. 1832, by 'Abd-almajid; 
an abridgment of this history, entitled the ' Moolukh- 
khusool Tuwareekh,' was published by "Abd-alkariin, 
Calcutta, 1827; a lithographed edition of the whole 
work appeared iu Lucknow, A. h. 1283. It was trans- 
lated into English by a French renegade Mustafa, 3 vols., 
Calcutta, 1789 ; the first portion (about a fifth of the 
whole) by John Briggs, for the Oriental Translation 
Fund, London, 1832. The introduction to the Siyar- 
almuta'akhkhirin (in Elliot it is called the first volunu ) 
was published in Persian text by 'Abd-almajid, 1836, 
at Calcutta {^^.\A\ j~» L_.b5"; comp. Elliot, 
History of India, viii. pp. 194 and 198. 

Vol. I, ff. 527; Vol. II, ff. 436 ; Vol. Ill, ff. 253 ; 11. 15 ; large 
modern Nasta'lik ; some leaves seem to be supplied later ; Bize, 
9± in. by 6.J in. ' [Ocseley Add. 156-158.] 


A'in-i-'Alamshahi (^LiAlc ,^-JI). 

A detailed history of the reign of Shiih 'A 1 a m II, 
emperor of Hindustan, a.h. i I73~I202=A. d. 175 y— 
1787), written, in four books, by Qhulam 'Alikhln, 
who was a Moghul, formerly in the service of prince 
Mirza Juwanbakht Jahandarshah, and in 170* Resident 
at Lucknow (see W. Francklin's ' I li^t.iry of the Reign 
of Shah-Aulum, the present emperor of Hindustaun,' 
London, 17 98, which is principally founded on the work 
of Ghulam 'Alikhan). 

First book, ff. 3 a -ioi a (the first two leaves are a sort 
of preface), containing as introduction the history of 
Timur's house in India from the death of Aurangzib 
'Alamgir, and the accession of Bahadurshah to the 
throne, a.h. iii9 = a. d. 1707 (fol. g b sq.), till the 
death of Safdar Jang, a.h. ii67 = a.d. 1754 (fol. 95''). 

Beginning (fol. 3 1 , 1. 4), after five baits (jjjlji. ..Uj 
Jl \\j i^Ub), with the words Jo^-^Xi) J..» ^ . j^-=- 
"jWjJ^r*. si^-UjlAijIjJ* AJjlji.. Fol.l4 a . Muhammad 

Mu'izz-aldin Jahandarshah; fol. 17*. Muhammad Far- 
rukhsivar Bahadur; fol. 28 b . Rafi'-aldarajat; fol. 29 b . 
Rafi'-aldaulah ; fol. 30". Muhammad Shah ; fol. 74". 
Death of Muhammad Shah; fol. 77*. Ahmad Shah 

Second book, ff. I02 b -246 a . The life and actions of 
'Alamshah down to his entry into Dihli, A. d. 1 771, 
and the defeat of Dabitakhan (see fol. 237 s ), preceded 
by the narrative of 'Alamgir II (see fol. io8 b , jLM 
y-JClLc -jjj ^jjJ-^j »Li L»bj,-i> cy-*** - \j*^> ^ti—b 
slJ ljU> (jiU, and fol. i2o b ). 
Beginning : elKjl ^j-^- w • 

dren (i^jLa.^; i?*^j d if % ^~' '■ i"' ^ >•"•*■ ^j' J »-"«'); 

on fol. 2 45 a , Jl 6-ol^J cr J=!l- J];-*-' Jf. ■"»'• 

Third book, ff. 2 46 b -303 a . The next twelve years of 
Shah 'Alam's reign, from the proceedings against 
Dabitakhan, and his investiture as Amir-alumara, to 
the re-appointment of Afrasiabkhan, a. d. 1783 (see 
ff. 264", 27 i b , 289 s ). 

Beginning, after nine baits ( JLc Li. jS^ Li i-' r^-4 

Jl c*-.l), fol. 246b 1. 8, with the words ujjJI «ll aJJ 

7fi JJi*Jl ^iLJI jb^,.. ' 

Fourth book, ff. 3<D4 a -326 a . From the escape of 
prince Juwanbakht to Lucknow, 1784 (see, for in- 
stance, fol. 3i3 b ), to Shah 'Alam's dethroning and 
blinding by Ghulam Kadirkhan, 1788. 

Beginning, after eighteen baits (sbi> jjl Jb: ti 
J\ j\x^, fj^y), with the words ,j Ji\y~j j±\y j\ ^b—b 
Jl Sj\ ^y>\. On fol. 322 b is the poor king's celebrated 

elegy on the loss of his eyes (in twenty-two verses), 
commencing : 

L» <j,\x-i\ a •> csjjj « j~t jL) jj jb 

(text and English translation in Francklin's History, 
p. 250, but there are only twenty-one baits). 

This work is quoted in Elliot, Bibliogr. Index, Ad- 
vertisement, p. 7, No. ccxvi, and Elliot, History of 
India, viii. p. 393, where it is styled ' Shah 'Alani- 
n;ima.' Other copies of this work arefound in Rieu 
i. pp. 278 and 281 sq. 

Ff. 326, 11. 28 and 29 ; Nasta'lik, very near to Shikasta ; it is 
an autograph copy by the author, and revised and supplied with 
additions by himself ; the handwriting is the same, but seems 
to belong to different times, difficult also to read ; size, 11 J in. 
by 6£-6| in. [Elliot 3.] 


Some firmans relating to foreigners residing in 
India, especially Englishmen, given by Jahangir, Shah- 
jahan, Aurangzib, Bahadurshah, etc. etc. The first, 
given the 29th of Ramadan, in the 22nd year of Ja- 
hangir's reign, a.h. io35=a. d. 1626, 24th of June, 
begins : Jb>. e^^bebt* ^,^15^ j iuli4-o ^Uj 


-y y. 


Jl \j (jiilj c*l-ia. (O^ ; on fol. 244 b is found a 
detailed enumeration of the Shah's women and chil- 

Ff. 17-28, 11. 11 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 6i in. by 4 in. 

' [Feaser 228.] 


Dastur-al'amal (J-«-J1 jy^**)- 

Statistical tables of Hindustan under the Moghul 
emperors, containing an account of the revenues and 
full lists of all the officers employed in the various 
departments of administration, beginning : eUL- x^. 
s^i ..b—.JJ-a L^s-s^. That this little work cannot 
be identical with that abridgment which was made by 
Abu-alfadl from his own A'in-i-Akbari, and entitled 




J_»jdl ,yL-uj like this, appears, for instance, from the 
last page, where are enumerated the emperors Jahan- 
gir, Shahjahan, and 'Alarogir. Consequently it cannot 
be older than the beginning of the twelfth century of 
the Hijrah ; see similar compilations in Rieu i. p. 403 sq. 

Ff. 57-100, the number of the lines very unequal in the dif- 
ferent pages, usually 20 or 21; Shikasta, at many places quite 
illegible ; size, 9^ in. by 4J in. [Fraseb 86.] 


A diary, or heads of intelligence, from the court 

of Dihli, beginning with the 15th of Rabi'- althani, 

A. h. 1200, and ending with the 24th Jumada-alawwal 

of the same year=A.D. 1786, 15th of February to the 

25th of March. 

Ff. 18, 11. 17-25; horrible Shikasta; size, loin, by 6 in. 

[Oosblet Add. 162.] 

b. Minor Dynasties. 


Maathir-i-Mahmudshahi (^jtVisij^s?* ^->L»)- 
A very valuable and detailed history of the reign of 
'Ala-aldunyah wa aldin Abu-almuzaffar Mahmu.dsb.ah 
Sultan alkhilji, the king of Malwah, over which he 
ruled from the 29th of Shawwal, A. H. 839 = A.D. 1436, 
1 6th of May, to the 19th of Dhu-alka'dah, a.h. 873 = 
A. D. 1469, 31st of May; comp. J. Briggs, History of 
the Rise, etc., London, 1829, vol. iv. pp. 195-235, by 
'Ali ibn Mahinud alkirmani, with the epithet Shihab 
Hakim, who was in the service of Mahmudshah, and 
wrote this work after the king's death at the command 
of his son and successor Sultan Ghiyath-aldunyah wa 
aldin Muhammad, a.h. 873-906. This work is the 
more important as there are not to be found in any 
catalogue other special histories of the dynasty of Mal- 
wah and particularly of Mahmudshah ; on the other 
hand, this is perhaps the only copy we have got of it. 
It is a little defective at the beginning, one or two 
leaves of the preface being wanting. It opens with the 
words ,j iS ^-S^. A--i-»j j s-^-ii ^> { jtzJz*\^2, 

After the introduction, which contains a long kasidah 
in honour of the late Mahmudshah, the work itself 
begins with a summary of the events which preceded 
Mahmud's accession to the throne, especially under 
Sultan Hushang (a.h. 808-835) and Muhammadshah 
(a.h. 835-839), on ff. 32 b and 54 a . Beginning of 
Mahmudshah's reign on fol. 62" (there is given by a 
mistake as date aJL»jL»j « ^j^Jl^J . «—J instead of 
Jl r^y^ 3 (*~i; comp. fol. 66 a , where is correctly 
written iiLjUJ, j^l t^-, y). The style is very 
flowery, intermixed with a great number of verses, 
belonging partly to the author himself, partly to other 
poets. Most of the Arabic words which occur in the 
text are explained in Persian on the margin. From 

fol. 225 down to fol. 231 the right order of the leaves 
is this : 225, 227, 228, 230, 226, 229, 231. 
Not dated. 

Ff. 315, 11. 21 ; partly Nasta'lik, partly Naskht, written, as it 
seems, by two different hands ; a third hand has supplied later 
ff. 237-239 in very large writing (11. 15-17); size, iof in. by 
7| in. [Elliot 237.] 

271 f 

Ta'rikk-i-Salatin-i-Gujarat (J[r? t^^— flft). 

A short chronicle of the kings of Gujarat, compiled 
by Sayyid Mahmud bin Munawwir-almulk. According 
to the index on fol. i a it goes down from the accession 
of Sultan Ahmadshah (a.h. 8i3 = a.d. 14 10, accord- 
ing to J. Briggs, vol. iv. p. 11 sq., a.h. 815 = a. d. 
i4i2)to Sultan Muzaffar III bin Mahmudshah (a.h. 
968-98o = a.d. 1560-1572), but iu the text itself 
the last date mentioned is a.h. 96i=a.d. 1554, the 
year of Sultan Mahmud bin Latifshah's death. Begin- 
ning : iJoaJI « i^-^S;:,,!! i-JljiJI j j^j-JiAjJI C>j »-U X»l» 


Jl cyUSl #*. 

No date. A former owner of this copy was John 
Haddon Hindley. 

Ff. 21, 11. 15 ; Nasta'lik; size, 8 in. by 5j in. 

[Caps. Or. C. 10.] 


Mirat-i-Sikandari (u^a-lSC- c-d^«). 

A history of Gujarat from the foundation of the 
monarchy and the time of Zafarkhan bin Wajih-almulk 
to the suicide of Suit Tin .Muzaffar III, the last of the Guja- 
rat! kings (a.h. iooo = A.d. 1591, 1592), composed by 
Sikandar ibn Muhammad, who is known under the name 
of Manjhu Akbar (^S\ j^-'), A. h. io20 = a. d. 161 i, 
or rather 1022 ; see the following copy. He mentions 
as his authorities the following works : ^.Lt^lk^ ^J^, 
^LiA^a.! ->J3, ^Li jj-^s^ iJjLj ; a second ^Li,!!^ ■ j^U 
(read ij+s?) xt^* ^.jSk-* ^Ikl-. A^i and ^Liy ^Ur>. *rL^- 
The proper title of Sikandar's work occurs on fol. 2^, 
1. 7 : ix?J\iS ufjA-iX— <lj\j+j. *y»y ]) t-^j-^F* cri' » on 
fol. i a and in the colophon it is merely styled Ta'rikh-i- 
Padishahan-i -Gujarat; comp. "W. Morley, p. 83, and 
Rieu i. p. 287. The Persian text was lithographed 
A. d. 1831. Some pages are a little injured. 

Beginning : j*Z~3\ jUil ^ lS,i J-xj>- i_£JJ1 t-U J^-s* 
^T/iJl J itllill i-jAI J sJLcLk.^.1 _j .U^)l ^ llLkL- 

J' • -, 

This copy was finished the 29th of Dhu-alhijjah, 

a.h. io46 = a.d. 1637, 24th of May. 

Ff. 290, 11. 15 ; distinct Nasta'lik ; size, 9! in. by 5] in. 

[Elliot 356.] 

m, 273 

The same. 

At the end of this copy, which was finished the 27th 
of Dhu-alhijjah, a.h. io56=a.d. 1647, 3rd of February, 




as date of this work's completion is given the 9th of 
Kabi'- alawwal, A. H. I022:=A. d. 1613, 29th of April. 
The first page is missing; it begins abruptly after 
some cancelled lines in the enumeration of the sources, 
corresponding to 1. 9 in the first page of the litho- 
graphed edition. Presented to the Bodleian Library 
by Dr. Macbride, August 3rd, 18 18. 

Ff. 341, written by at least three different hands in Nasta'ltk 
and Shikasta ; the number of lines in each page varying from 13 
to 17 ; collated for the greater part; ff. io,7 b and io,9 b are left 
blank, but the text is uninterrupted ; size, o,f in. by 5f in. 

[Hunt. 230.] 


The same. 

Beginning the same : Jl Jjta. (^jjl Jj > ,11 

The proper order of ff. 75-79, 147-151, and 162- 
175 is this: 75, 77, 78, 76, and 79; 147, 149, 150, 
148, and 151; 162, 166-169, 163-165, 174, 170-173. 

Dated the 25th of Kajab, a. h. io79=a.d. 1668, 
29th of December. 

Ff. 1S6, 11. 21 ; Shikasta ; size, 10 in. by 5^ in. 

[Fraser 161.] 


The same. 

Beginning the same. This copy was finished the 
10th of Safar, a. h. ii39=a.d. 1726, October 7, under 
Muhammadshah at Ahmadabad, and is collated through- 

Ff. 292, 11. 17; Nasta'lik ; size, 8 J in. by 5 in. 

[M'alker 56.] 


Tadhkirat-almuluk (ctljlil ij&3). 

History of the 'Adilshahs of Bijapur and some of 
the contemporary minor dynasties of India, especially 
the Bahmanis of the Dakhan, the kings of Gujarat, the 
Nizamshaliis of Ahmadnagar and the Kutbshahis of 
Gulkundah, together with a comprehensive account of 
the Moghul emperors Babar, Humayiin and Akbar, and 
the Safawi kings of Persia from Tahmasp to 'Abbas the 
Great, compiled by Bafi' of Shiraz (otherwise called 
Mir Rafi'-aldin Shirazi) at Bijapur during the reign of 
the Shah Ibrahim Adilshah bin Shah Tahmasp bin 
Shah Ibrahim, who reigned from A. h. 988 to 1036 = a.d. 
1 580-1626. The author was born a.h. 947= a.d. 1540, 
and from his twentieth year was in the service of the 
Adilshahs, at first in Shah All's, and later on in Shah 
Ibrahim's. In his seventieth year, a.h. 1017 (in the 
month Ramadan) = a. d. 1608, December, after having 
been occupied for a longer time with compiling an 
abridgment of general history frorn the first six volumes 
of Mirkhwand's Raudat-alsafa and the seventh volume 
of Kkwandamir's Habib-alsiyar (this means, probably, 
the fourth chapter of the third volume of that work), 
he began this very instructive but somewhat confusedly 
arranged history, and completed it after three years' 
hard labour, as it seems, a.h. io20=a. d. 161 i, for 
this date is the last which occurs; see fol. 2i6 b , last 
line. It is quoted as one of his principal sources by 
the author of the Basatin-alsalatin (history of the Adil- 
shah dynasty; see W. Morley, p. 79; but the date of 

composition given there as a.h. iooo does not agree 
with the fact), and consists of an introduction, twelve 
chapters, and a conclusion. Comp. Rieu i. p. 316. 

Table of contents : 

Preface on fol. i b , beginning: i 




l&r J 1 jy 



Introduction (&^Xl«) on fol. 7 a . 

Fasl I on fol. 7 b. The Bahmani dynasty of the 
Dakhan, from 'Ala-aldin Bahmani (a.h. 748) to Sultan 
Mahmudshah ibn Muhammad Bahmani, who ascended 
the throne 887, according to the chronogram on fol. 15°, 
last line : 

Fasl II on fol. 1 6 a . The Adilshahi dynasty of Bijapur : 
I. Yusuf Adilkhan bin Mahmiidbeg of Sawah, who died, 
after thirty-one years' reign, a.h. 925, according to 
this chronogram on fol. 24 s , 1. 5: 0^40 ,j ^L... At 
the end there is given, as continuation of the first fasl, a 
short account of the reigns of the Bahmani Sultans, 
Mahmudshah (who ruled over the Dakhan thirty-six 
years, aud died A. h. 923) and Ahmadshah (who reigned 
only one year and eight months), and of the accession 
of Ala-aldin bin Mahmudshah, the son of Yusuf Adil- 
khan's daughter. 

Fasl III on fol. 24* The Adilshahi dynasty : II. 
Isma'il Adilkhan, who died, according to fol. 27 s , 1. 9, 
a.h. 941, after sixteen years' reign. 

Fasl IV on fol. 27". The Adilshahi dynasty: III. 
Ibrahim Adilkhan, who died, according to fol. 30 b , 1. 9, 
A. H. 960 (cu^i j ,v<i(j.i, but ^it 965 is probably omit- 
ted). Malukhan is merely mentioned in one line, but 
not counted as Shah. 

Fasl V on fol. 31 s , last line. The Adilshahi dynasty : 

IV. Shah 'Ali Adilshah, who died A.H. 988. 

Fasl VI on fol. 35 a . The Muhammadan kings of 
Gujarat down to the destruction of the monarchy by 
Akbar ; of the Nizamshahis . of Ahmadnagar from 
Ahmad Niiam-almulk ; and of the Kutbshahis of Gul- 
kundah from Kuli Kutbshah to Muhammad Kuli Kutb- 

Fasl VII on fol. 66 b . The earlier history of Afdal- 
khan down to a.h. 988, with an account of other events 
connected with him and the Adilshahi dynasty. 

Fasl VIII on fol. 89 b . The Adilshahi dynasty: 

V. Ibrahim Adilshah, from his accession to the throne 
down to the year when the author began this work. 

Fasl IX on fol. i2 6 b . The Moghul emperors Babar 
and Humayiin. 

Fasl X on fol. 137a. Akbar. 

Fasl XI on fol. 182°. The Safawi kings from the 
accession of Shah Tahmasp bin Shah Isma'il bin Shah 
Haidar (a.h. 930) down to a.h. 1018 (in the reign of 
Shah Abbas the Great). 

Fasl XII on fol. 209 b . Events in the first years of 
the reign of Sultan Salim, that is Jahangir, who suc- 
ceeded his father Akbar a. h. 10 14, especially the fresh 




rising of the Nizamshahi government in Ahmadnagar, 
the foundation of Daulatabad, etc. etc. 

Khatimah on fol. 2i8 a . Description of wonderful 
and strange things in the world, for instance, remark- 
able islands, rivers, mines, animals, etc. etc., interspersed 
with verses and curious tales. 

Ff. 233 b and 234 s are for the greater part soiled and 
effaced; a blank on fol. 238 11 . 

No date. 

Ff. 240, 11. 15; written by many different hands, partly in 
Shikasta, partly in Nasta'lik, on different paper; size, 12 in. by 
8| in. [Caps. Or. A. 5.] 



Ta'rikh-i- Sultan Muhammad Kutbshahi (iJ,Lj 
^ftl .,?■■> W '■> xt^° ^Uoi-). 

History of the Kutbshahi dynasty of Gulkundah, com- 
posed A. h. io26 = a.d. 1617, and dedicated to Sultan 
Muhammad Kutbshah. The author is not known ; see 
"W. Morley, pp. 82, 83 ; Rieu i. p. 320, etc. 

Beginning : *JLjJJl j\jji J^ jW*^ « i£- v . • « ^ 

Contents : 

Preface on fol. i a . 

Introduction on fol. 3 a . About Kara Yusuf Turkman 
and his family. 

The first book (JlL.) on fol. 31 s1 . History of Sultan 
Kuli, the founder of the dynasty. 

The second book on fol. $&>. History of Jamshid 
and Subhan Knit. 

The third book on fol. I2i a . History of Ibrahim. 

The fourth book on fol. 2o6 a . History of Muhammad 

Conclusion on fol. 272b. History of the first six years 
of Muhammad Kutbshah. 

A few lines are missing on fol. 273 a . 

Not dated. 

Ff. 299, 11. 15 ; Nasta'lik ; a modern transcript; size, 8£ in. 
by 7 ' in. [Ouseley 202.] 


Fragment of an historical work, giving a review of 
the governors of Bangalah from the time of Jahangir 
(a.d. 1605) till Farrukhsiyar (a. d. 1719). It is im- 
perfect both at beginning and end. 

Fol. 73 a is bound in the wrong place ; the proper 
order would be ff. 73, 58, 59, etc. 

Beginning : Jli^jL> lS^-^W 1 ? wj^T r^* J'-" 

—j^jI) J\j\ Jjo Ai "j^ <\ .al' 

J^»b vV^r* cH 

j/* j 1 j^]/- u ,,J> f\* cA* c^-' 

Copied probably in the last century. 

Ff. 58-73, 11. 9 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 8J in. by si ™. 

[Ouseley 15.] 


History of Bangalah. 

History of 'Aliwirdi-Khan, commonly called Maha- 
bat Jang, Nawwab of Bangalah from a. h. 1 1 53 to 1 1 69 
=a. d. 1740 to 1756; see C. Stewart's History of 
Bengal (London, 1813), p. 445 s q-> and Rieu j; P- 3 12 - 

It begins without an introduction : i_jU!1 l J^> ilj^.1 

sU-jU^ilc u eUj 0--0 uii»j j-j->y. laiy' cyJ 

ji jjj »li Jicl -U-s* jSj~> | _ s s , ^-' ^l*- 

The last notice refers to the death of Jangi-Ram, the 
deputy-governor of Bahar, A. H. 1165 or ii66 = a.d. 
1752 ; the appointment of Ramnarayan (^^ J,) as his 
successor, and to Dulbah-Ram, Jangi-Ram's son. 

End : 00LJ jj sj J, (j^W "t]; ual^i-i ^j^-a j±) 

j*i jy^. i>>. j>> ^^ J" v}P ipji ^y. 4r> 

■a-b Lp/-"""?' 

-JJ j.5 


iLWJI i,»j> «Xji ) J 'r > . s -*' /*-• 

.1, JlAiil (!)jljl^l* m^o 

^.j /*-»/* <^ir** v ^* Jt ^ > n^y o^- 1 " 

i-JcO S-=>-l 

j tji . M I •<> 


-j^ls jl jj-i=- _; J V* c?bLUij 

JjL l^fl-0 AM- 

Accordingly our copy does not extend as far as 
Rieu's, which concludes with Mir Muhammad Ja'far- 
khan's accession. This history corresponds, more or 
less accurately, with the report about the same period, 
given in Siyar-almuta'akhkhirin (pp. av-ii., Calcutta 
ed. a. h. i248=A.D. 1832). As very often even the 
wording is identical with this latter work, we suppose 
that it is an extract from it. 

A similar work (perhaps the same) is noticed in the 
' Catalogue of Oriental MSS., chiefly Persian, collected 
by Duncan Forbes,' on pp. 50, 51. 

Not dated. 

Ff. 62, 11. 14; Nasta'lik, on modern European paper; size, 
1 2| in. by 7! in. [Ouseley 372.] 


History of Bangalah. 

An account of the war of the East-India Company 
with Mir Kasim Khan, the then Nawwab of Bangalah, 
a.d. 1760-1763; see C.Stewart, History of Bengal, 
p. 535, and Edward Thornton, History of the British 
Empire in India, 2nd edit., London, 1858, p. 88 sq. 

Beginning : ^X> J^ 3 pj^ ijj+^b* ^*5" '} 
J\ sJOli*. c*~ JUU J^ p-AS j^. J!j»l pU/ 

^j^SJO^ t^y^-C 5. 

jLov-** jj! (^LIl* 






J-^— j o^JJ -*, bbiS (j' jl ,/y •SjJ. JjljJ jj-tota 

It seems mostly to be taken from the Siyar-alrnuta'- 
akkkhirin (Calcutta, a.h. 1248), pp. Mi-rfi. 

Ff. 37-62, 11. 15 ; Nasta'llk, on modern European paper; size, 
12^ in. by 7§ in. ; handwriting, paper, and size the same as that 
of No. 279. [Ouseley 387.] 


Risala-i-Nanakshah (sb^Xib lib-,). 

A short history of the origin and rise of the Sikhs, 
from the time of Nanak down to A. h. iio;7=a.d. 1783, 
in the twenty-fifth year of Shah 'Alain's reign, com- 
posed for Major James Brown (^j ■-> u .. «■> >^°) by 
one of his attendants, a native of Lahur, with the name 

Beginning: jl ^b-c 5J ^jXJ j abf*' J^ifi j£~ 

Jl ,y\ ~Jt ->5-»J ) ^J-A--' Xib .jJ» j bi5. 

Dated the 26th of Shawwal, in the twenty-sixth 
year of Shah 'Alam's reign, a.h. iio,8=a.d. 1784, 
September 12, at Akbariibad. 

Ff. 31, 11. 12-13 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 101 in. by 6 in. 

[Hcnt. 124.] 


Jangnama-i-Dakhan (^j L»b i&La. <_>bS). 

A journal or diary of the war in the southern pro- 
vinces of India, under the command of Colonel Camac, 
who defeated Scindia, a. d. 1780 (see Thornton, History 
of the British Empire in India, 2nd edit., London, 1858, 
p. 150); incomplete at the end, without any author's 
name or preface. It relates the events of every day 

Ff. 133, 11. 15-16 ; Shikasta ; size, 8| in. by 6 in. 

[Bodl. 524.] 


Jaunpurnama (i^Xj.y^syJ). 

A topographical account and special history of the 
city of Jaunpur and its buildings, composed by Khair- 
aldin Muhammad of Allahabad, A. D. 1796, and divided 
into two books, the first of which contains the history, 
the second the topography ; comp. Manuscripts of the 
late Sir H. Elliot in the Journal of the As. Soc. of 
Bengal, vol. xxiii. p. 254, No. 168 ; Rieu i. p. 311. 

jl a \ |.l5b>. j j^-Jj^- jj-Vll-, J]^ j* Jjl i_ib 

sb^-j ^Lkb- x^c ujIjlU.I, on fol. 3b (the first date 

which occurs here is a.h. 725, on fol. 4 a , 1. 3). 

Aii5C -^ -,uT 

j\j4r> ch' {j^~h 

ir^ )j>. 


bp.Xi _, 

V r>-y 


Beginning: sZjs^ ^jJI^-J 

,, on fol. 33°. 

,j t^jbsJJI 
j JJUi. ;l 

This copy was finished the 19th of August, 1813 = 
2 1 st of Sha'ban, a.h. 1228 (not 1227, as seems to have 
been written here). 

Ff. 65, 11. 13-14 ; Nasta'llk ; size, 8J in. by 4! in. 

[Ouseley Add. 141.] 


A collection of statistical materials relating to the 
Moghul empire. 

Ef. 6 a -3o a contain a survey of the taxes of the single 
provinces at the time of Aurangzib. Title : ^ 5-p> 
jS Jlc k_^j ajtTjjl aliob J^c a»». 

Ff- 33 a— 37°- An enumeration of public workshops 
and offices. Title : ■-.l^l^l^ ^.-.j j ■. --.-.). 
Ff. 380-39". ^bpb" tl*. 
Ff. 400-4 2 a . s^obj ^Jbj. uoj+s- UXiJ sl^-'^u.jj 


43 a - 



->0 ,jL*_»*#I CO 15-I— O. 

Ef. 44 a -45 a . (?) uW^j 

On ff. 2 a -5 a there is a system of numbers, the mean- 
ing of which we have not been able to make out. On 
fol. 3 a the following heading : j^bjj s^jLi ^bo .j 
(!) c*J g* jj ^j a \jiy- j\ «,bjj ^j^I j^> v^Vj- 

On fol. 3i a there is a drawing which seems to repre- 
sent a map, special regard being had to mountains and 

Ff- 1-45 ; modern copy ; Shikasta ; size, 9 \ in. by 6| in. 

[Ouseley 390.] 

V. History of Persia. 


Kitab-almu'jam (*-=^' djl* ,Ut ^J »s"^' <r->bS7. 

History of the kings of Persia, from Gayumarth till 
Anushirwan, composed by Fadl-allah (see fol. 17 s ), and 
dedicated to the ruler of Luristan,Nusrat-aldin Ahmad, 
who died a.h. 733 = a. d. 1332. See H. Khalfa v. 
p. 629 ; W. Morley, p. 132 ; J. Aumer, p. 78. Edited at 
Teheran, 1843; "ride Trubner's Record, Nos. 66, 67, 
p. 99. 

Beginning : b> JU.I £,' L J i - c ^' yJJ bub-J JJI .... ; 

y-jlaJI r 5U)l dUbU J^» r J^I m ^j r ^l m J** 

Contents : 

Introduction on fol. i b . 

The reign of Gayumarth on fol. 1 7 b ; Hushang on fol. 
31 s ; Jamshid onfol. 55 a ; Dahhak on fol. 62 a ; Faridun 
on fol. 67b; Minucihr on fol. 761 ; Afrasiab on fol. 87° ; 
Kaikubad on fol. 92 s ; Kaikauson fol. 96 s ; Kaikhusrau 
on fol. 99 a ; Luhrasp on fol. 1 04b; Gushtasp on fol. 
io6 b ; Bahman bin Isfandiyar on fol. no a ; Dara on 





fol. ii2 a ; Iskandar on fol. ii3 b ; the Sasanians on 
fol. I22 b ; Anushirwan on ff. I44 b — i48 b . 

This is probably one of the copies made by Abd- 
alrazzak. Comp. Nos. 171, 174, etc. The name 'Jona- 
than Scott' is written on the first page ; perhaps it was 
copied for him. 

Ff. 148, 11. 15 ; modern Nasta'llk ; size, 9 in. by l\ in. 

[Ouselet 175.] 


Mawahib-i-ilahi (,-ftJI i_*j»U-«). 

A history of the Muzaffarides from their origin to 
A.H. 767, commonly called Ta'rikh-i-Muzaffari (as it is 
entitled both in the frontispiece and on the back of the 
binding), or Ta'rikh-i-Al-i-Muzaffar, as H. Khalfa states, 
ii. 114, No. 2161; comp. vi. 242, No. 13365, composed 
by Mu'in-aldin of Yazd, and dedicated to the Muzaffaride 
Shah Shuja; comp. Rieu i. p. 168. The author began his 
work a.h. 757=a.d. 1356 (see fol. n b , 1. 13), and must 
have been engaged on it for ten years at least, since he 
has brought down the history to the above-mentioned 
year 767= A. d. 1365 (see fol. 362^ 1. 8). He styled his 
work, in which especially Amir Mubariz-aldin Muham- 
mad, Shah Shuj;i"s father's reign is discussed, Mawd- 
hih-i-il&hi, according to the advice of the Shaikh 

Ibrahim alzarkani in Shiraz (see fol. I3 b 


Jc (c>M) eUL». j. .a eKL-o 


Ls* S hjLC, 

> j oju ^IsjJI r?*^ cH^' J *^' 
jliSi J ^LkJill _, LJjill ^jlkl- u-li.. 



SJ " '■ » a 

xi .jLjJ ^1 v^y). 

Beginning: tS,L> ^^^js. ^/JUi 

This copy (filled up with numerous remarks and 
additions on the margin) was finished by Ibn Mahmud 
bin Ismail bin Mahmud bin Ali Fath-allah the 15th 
of Jumada-alakhar, a.h. qoo = a.d. 1495, March 13. 

Ff. 369, 11. 15 ; Nasta'llk ; the first page rather damaged ; illu- 
minated frontispiece ; binding in red and gold, with large vignettes 
on both sides ; size, 6| in. by 3! in. [Elliot 364.] 


Ahsan-altawarikh (^,1,^1 cr - a.1). 

A special chronicle of the first two kings of the 
Safawi dynasty, Shah Ismail and Shah Tahmasp, from 
a.h. 900 to 985, the succession of Ismail II, with occa- 
sional notes on the Sultans of Rum (Asia Minor), the 
fJaghatal Khakans, the Khans of the Uzbaks, and much 
biographical material. It was composed by Hasan, the 
grandson of Amir Sultan Rumlu (see fol. i b , 1. 10), and 
finished a.h. 98s = a. d. 1577; see fol. 301b 11. 10, 11, 

■Wi M i^*» £p JL. 6 u Uj ^\ U r ot ^Uj jl) 

1 These words are quite identical with those in the opening 
of the Tadhkirat-almuluk, see No. 276, and must have been sub- 
stituted there by mistake for the proper beginning. Rieu has in 
both cases a different wording. 

. ^j, jl- ■•?. ft«). The beginning must have 
been composed during Tahmasp's lifetime (before 984), 
because in the preface (on fol. 40°) the author adds to the 
name of Tahmasp sJlkLv, &50l* sill jJj», which he could 
not have written a.h. 985 ; besides, he inscribes his work 
in the same preface (fol. 40 a ) to prince Ismail (J-_*^J 
lj^_o), whose accession to the throne he reports on 

fol. l82 b . 

The events are recorded chronologically according to 
the years in which they happened. Under each year 
the author first relates the political events, then />ul5j 

sxyu-o ' miscellaneous occurrences ' and l^LJLz* 'deaths.' 

Preface on ff. i b , 40 a . 

a.h. 900-909 on fol. 40 s ; a.h. 910-913 on fol. 104". 

Then follows a great lacuna, comprising the years 
913 (end) till 931 (between ff. 117a and n8 a ). 

a.h. 932-939 on fol. n8 a ; a.h. 940-949 on fol. 20 b . 

a.h. 950-959 on fol. 1 62 a ; a.h. 960-969 on fol. 21 2 a . 

a.h. 970-979 on fol. 245 a ; a.h. 980-984 on fol. 265". 

a.h. 985 on ff. 293 a -303 a . 

Beginning : ^yLkLw ^Ljj jLs-^ Xij 




End : ^ i^l) ]j^y- Jb>Jj_j ^l-iO/J dLo (J^e \j^> 

The style of this most valuable and rare chronicle is 
highly distinguished by its simplicity. This MS. is not 
dated ; it is of considerable antiquity, and well pre- 
served throughout ; it may have been copied in the 
author's time. See Catal. des Manuscrits et Xylo- 
graphcs, p. 277, and A Critical Essay, p. 27. Extracts 
are edited by B. Dorn, Auszuge, pp. rvo-p r 1 . 

Ff. 303, 11. 16 ; Nasta'llk ; size, io£ in. by 6.J in. ; the single 
leaves are put into a frame of more modern yellow paper ; they 
are misplaced by the binder; their proper order is this: ff. 1, 
40-140, 2-39, 141-303. [Ouselet 232.] 


Ta'rikh-i-Abbasi (^Lj: ^>_p). 

A very detailed history of the Safawis from Shah 
Tahmasp's death, a. h. 984 =a. d. 1576 (see fol. 9 b , 
11. 10 and n), to the twenty-fifth year of Shah Abbas 
the Great's reign overall Persia, a.h. io20=a.d. 161 i 
(Abbas had been nominal ruler almost from his birth, 
according to Malcolm, History of Persia, i. 565 ; was 
sovereign of all Persia forty-three years, and died 
a.h. 1037), by Jalal-aldin Muhammad Munajjim of 
Yazd, see Rieu i. p. 184. 

The date of 1020 is contained in several chrono- 
grams, on ff. 558 b , 559 a , and 559b ; for instance — 

iJ,L> Jjl S ' .. . ) 5-1 O^cXi 3 - j+S 


Jjj »J^«I sLi, (jA-lc Lil •: »L> 

The history of this year, io20=a. d. 161 i, begins 
on fol. 519". The author's name appears occasionally, 




for instance, on fol. 167b, lin. penult. He dedicated 
his work to Shah 'Abbas himself, whose genealogy 
he traces back to Musa Kazim, the seventh Imam, and 
seems to have enjoyed the constant favour of that great 
monarch. He was the chief court-astronomer, and con- 
temporary with the events he relates in his work. 

Beginning : jJU. r ^LJI ^juLl! <.i*JI islUl OJ xji 

J.L-.5H _, c ipi. 

Dated the 2nd of Ramadan, a. h. io53 = a. d. 1643, 
14th of November. 

Ff. 564, 11. 1 2 ; large and distinct Nasta'lik ; illuminated fron- 
tispiece ; the first two pages luxuriously ornamented, all the rest 
framed by very large stripes in dark brown, dark red, dark 
yellow, etc. ; size, 1 2 in. by 6$ in. [Elliot 367.] 


Ta'rikh-i-'alamarai-'abbasi (^-JJLc i^TjLc ^i^)- 

Special history of the Safawi king Shah 'Abbas, who 
ruled Persia during a. h. 996-io38=a.d. 1588-1628. 
It was composed a.h. io25 = a. d. 1616, by Iskandar 
Munshi, who served at the court of 'Abbas, as he him- 
self states in the preface, No. 144, fol. 2 b , 11. 6 and 7 (jj 
^jj^j 1^—° ^jLiJ oJ^U. slyj u L. J j.,:. < , eJA-.). 

Extracts are edited by B. Dorn, Ausziige, iv. pp. 
rr-A to rvf. 

Beginning : ^j <j\^£ ».v> . »^»,JI ,j-i^ J' «Xll -— > 
J^i* y> jl lS *i\ tJo^S xAx» ^^ yy*. '~pj J^.1 

jjl—jl iiijXj, j jJi-S oJla. , s_J) jji- .J 


j •.! ^)U» s5 o 

>x»l sUyj 

LT-! 1 - 


It is divided into a mukaddimah, about the origin of 
the Safawi dynasty and their history till a.h. ioii, 
No. 144, ff. 5"-53 a , and two sahifas. 

The first sahifah, history of 'Abbas till his accession 
to the throne, No. 144, ff. 53 a -243 n . 

The second sahifah, containing the history of his reign 
till a.h. io25=a. d. 1616, No. 147, ff. i a -398». Be- 
ginning: J| sUjb i^fJUj o, : W.L. ti^s?" u l^i£. 

To this second book the author afterwards, during 
the reign of 'Abbas' successor, Shah Safi, A. h. 1038- 
1052 =a.d. 1628-1642, wrote a continuation, carrying 
the history down to the death of Shah 'Abbas, a.h. 
1038. This part is contained in No. 145, ff. i a -i48 a ; 
according to the following copy (Ouseley 356, fol. 246b) 
it is called the third sahifah (-v~- ti^s"*) ; here it is 
simply styled ^llc <j\J JU -^Jo *y^» jls*. Begin- 
ning : J| ,jJU>. (j-L^j x* •» jl Juu. 

The continuation is inscribed to Shah Safi, -.Hill yl 
jjUk jil^o ^Ju> sLi jya^x\ y\ (see No. 145, fol. i44 b , 
1. 6), whilst the original work is dedicated to Shah 

According to the prefaces to the second sahifah (comp. 
the following copy, Ouseley 355, fol. 2 b this passage 
being missing here), as well aa to the continuation (No. 
145, fol. 2 a ), the author divided his task into two 
problems (x*J^), the first comprising the history of the 

first generation {^Ja, thirty years), during the reign of 
'Abbas (i.e. A. h. 996-1025); the second containing the 
history from the beginning of the second karn till its 
fourteenth year. 

In the second sahifah and the continuation he uses a 
double year, the Arabic year commencing with Kama- 
dan, the Turki (i.e. Persian) commencing with Nauruz ; 
see his own words in the following copy, Ouseley 355, 
fol. 2 b . The author wished to facilitate the use of his 
book to Persians and Turks, who are not accustomed to 
the Arabic year. 

See W. Morley, p. 133 sq. ; Rieu i. p. 185 sq.; A Criti- 
cal Essay, p. 28 ; Sprenger, Cat. Berol., pp. 202 and 203 ; 
Catalogue of Oriental Manuscripts, by Duncan Forbes, 
No. 105; Stewart, p. 10; G. Fliigel, ii. pp. 174 and 
175; J. Aumer, p. 80 ; Z. D. M. G. xv. 457; Journal 
Asiatique, 1824, torn. v. p. 86 sq. ; H. Khalfa vi. 564. 

The second volume is dated the 5th of Rajab, a. h. 
io55=a.d. 1645, 27th of August, by Mulla Haidar of 
Kashmir ; the third is dated the 10th of Safar, by the 
same. This copy was written in Kashmir. Some pages, 
especially at the end of the third volume (No. 145), are 
slightly injured. 

First volume, ff. 243 ; second volume, ff. 398 ; third volume, 
ff. 148, 11. 19 ; Nasta'lik, written throughout by the same hand : 
large waterspots everywhere ; various readings and notes on the 
margin ; size, iof in. by "]\ in. [Fkaseb 144, 147, 145.] 


Another copy of the same work. 
The mukaddimah, No. 354, ff. 4 b -7i a . 
The first sahifah, No. 354, ff. 7i a -i84 a . 
The second sahifah, No. 355, fol. i b -No. 356, fol. 245°. 
The continuation or third sahifah, No. 356, ff. 246b- 

Beginning :jl ^^3 iT^I ( jrb r i"j^U-* r iJ v y* 

The conclusion of the preceding copy (Fraser 145, 
fol. 145b, 11. 10-fol. 148b) is wanting here. 

Copied by Ahmad bin Ni'mat-allah alhusaini Istih- 
banati (.yljl , j W A sill c**jtj ^j a . ->1), a.h. 1163; 
No. 354 was finished in the middle of the first Jumada 
(a. D. 1750, end of April); the second sahifah in the 
beginning of Shawwal (a. d. 1750, beginning of Sep- 
tember) ; the continuation was copied in the same year, 
a.h. 1 163 ; but the rest of the date is torn away. 

First volume, ff. 184; second volume, ff. 1-178 ; third volume, 
ff. 179-328 ; 11. 30 ; Nasta'lik ; the first five leaves of No. 354 are 
added by a more modern hand ; illuminated frontispiece at the 
beginning of the mukaddimah, the second sahifah, and the con- 
tinuation; size, 13! in. by 7|in. [Ouseley 354-356.] 


The same. 

The mukaddimah on ff. 4 b -3o b . 

The first sahifah on ff. 30 b -i4i b . 

The second sahifah on ff. I42 a -4i3 a . 

The continuation (or third sahifah) on ff. 4i4 a -5oi a . 

A few lines of Ouseley 356 are wanting in this copy, 

the last words of which are uiAT ^Ijj 

,\j6 '; 




_^»i a^_> --. This corresponds to Ouseley 356, fol. 
328 s , 11. 15 and 16. 

This copy is not dated nor as carefully written as the 
preceding one. 

Ff. 501, 11. 23 ; it seems to have been written by three different 
hands : ff. 1-84 in Shikasta ; ff. 85-413 and ff. 414-501 in Nas- 
ta'lik ; size, i6| in. by 10J in. [Odselet 346.] 



The same. ^ ^ 

Beginning: oir ^. sJ ^\ <J^jS J-.Lsr''^ r -u ^j^-* 

Mukaddimah on fol. 3 b ; first sahifah on fol. 33 a ; 
second sahifah on fol. I48 b ; continuation or third 
sahifah on 'fol. 387b. 

Fol. 54 b is left blank. No date. 

Ff. 473, 11. 29 ; Nasta'lik ; three illuminated frontispieces on 
ff. i b , 148", and 387 b ; size,' 14^ in. by Sf in. [Elliot 348.] 


Another incomplete copy of the same, without the 

This incomplete, defective, and very confused copy 
contains only the mukaddimah and the first two sahi- 
fas, but there is wanting the last portion of the first 
and the beginning of the second sahifah, and a great 
many leaves are misplaced, the right order of which 
we have not succeeded in finding out, all catch-words, 
except two, curiously agreeing with the initial words of 
the following pages. The following years are quoted 
in the headings : 988 on fol. 70 b , 989 on fol. 79 b (be- 
longing to the first sahifah), 999 on fol. i8o a , 1000 on 
fol. 185 s , 1001 on fol. i88 b , 1002 on fol. 154*, 1003 
on fol. 169", 1004 on fol. 191*, 1005 on fol. i26 b , 1006 
on fol. 132*, 1007 on fol. 138-% 1008 on fol. 2o8 a , 1009 
on fol. 2i7 b , 1010 (fifteenth and sixteenth year of 
'Abbas' reign) on ff. 3i5 a and 220 a , 1011 on fol. 227 b , 
1012 on fol. 237", 1014 on fol. 258", 1015 on fol. 268 b , 
1016 on fol. 279 a , 1017 on fol. 290 b , 1018 on fol. 29i b , 
1019 on fol. 310% 1020 on fol. 32o b , 1021 on fol. 332 a , 
1022 on fol. 334 b , 1024 on fol. 34i b , 1025 on fol. 345 s . 

The first sahifah begins on fol. I7 a . 

Beginning : Jl x*\s* _lj ^j-*-- 

No date. 

Ff. 348, 11. 29 ; Nasta'lik ; illuminated frontispiece ; many 
pages injured ; size, 14I in. by 8| in. [Fraseb 143.] 


Another copy of the mukaddimah znA first sahifah of 
this work. 

The mukaddimah begins on fol. 6 b (read there £!U* 
i_.lL. j\ jjl instead of Jjl li**-* j\ J_J1 &- 11 - 5 -) ~> a 
beginning of the first sahifah is not to be found any- 
where. We believe there is a lacuna between ff. 123 
and 129, because the chapter on fol. i2 3 b , Jls^l^Si 
~Ji »U, corresponds to Ouseley 354, fol. 6i b (belonging 
to the mukaddimah); and the chapter on fol. i29 b , > pi 

Jl ^.U, to 354, fol. 7i a (which belongs to the first 


No date. The transcriber was Muhammad Bida, of 


Ff ioi 11 IS' Nasta'lik; illuminated frontispiece ; size, 9! in. 
by6Jin ' [Maesh.145.] 


Another defective copy of the same mukaddimah and 
first sahifah. 

Beginning the same as in Ouseley 354 : jJLi L y J? - 

^- It breaks off on fol. 37 3 b with the words b ^U^-l 

corresponding to Ouseley 354, fol. i82 b , second line. 

Ff 171. 11. is ; large Nasta'lik ; size, 10 in. by 6 in. 

~ 3 ' [Marsh. 352.] 


A complete copy of the second sahifah. 

This copy of the second sahifah, comprising the 
history of Shah 'Abbas from his accession, A. h. 996 = 
a. d. 1588, to the end of a. h. 1025= A. d. 1616, is quite 
in agreement with Ouseley 355, foL_i, to Ouseley 356, 
fol. 245 15 . Beginning the same : Jl tJ^s^° u)y-z- 

Onff. 2 29 a , 2 30 b , and 2 34 b the headings are omitted. 

No date. 

Ff. 310, 11. 25 (except the last two leaves, added by different 
modern hands on another paper and containing only 21 to 22 11. ; 
by another hand seem also to have been written ff. 24i b -255") j 
Nasta'lik ; size, 1 1 in. by 6f in. [Elliot 11.] 


Another copy of the same second sahifah. 
The first volume (No. 146) begins on fol. i b : a \y^- 
"ji >z- -M- ta-_c e , and ends on fol. 187 11 with a. h. 

1006. The year 1007 begins in the second volume 
(147) on fol. 3 a , since the first three pages of 146 
are repeated on ff. i b -2 b of 147. 

It appears from the first volume being dated a year 
later than the second (a.h. 1057 and io58 = a.d. 1647 
and 1648) that the beginning of 147 is the original 
one, and this volume was finished at first with omission 
of the years 996-1006, which were afterwards supplied 
in 146 and introduced by the same three initial pages, 
contained already in 147. Both MSS. are dated by the 
same transcriber, Hasan Kissakhwan of Isfahan, the 
son of the late Muhammad Salih. 

FirBt volume, ff. 187 ; second volume, ff. 485 ; 11. 15 ; Nasta'lik, 
written by three different hands, the last of which comprises the 
greatest part of both MSS., and goes down from No. 146, fol. 83, 
to the end of No. 147 ; illuminated frontispiece at the beginning 
of each volume ; size, 9jin. by 6f~7 in. [Marsh. 146, 147.] 


Another copy of the continuation or third sahifah. 
Beginning : JI ^U— >l (jJ^> <_fW-' j X«-» )< ■*-*->.• 




This copy was finished the ist of Jumada-althani, 
A. h. io56 = a.d. 1646, 15th of July. 

Ff. 161, 11. 15 ; Nasta'llk, written by the second hand of the 
preceding copy (Marsh. 146, ff. 3-82) ; small illuminated frontis- 
piece; size, 9! in. by 6j in. [Marsh. 127.] 


The same continuation or third sahifah. 

According to a notice on fol. i a this copy was made 
during the months Sha'ban and Ramadan, A. H. 1132 = 
A. D. 1720, June and July; but in the defective colo- 
phon there is given as date the 28th of Rabi'-alakhar 
(without a year). 

Ff. 149, 11. 19 ; Nasta'llk ; size, 10J in. by 6J in. 

[Fbaser 146.] 


Khulasa-i-Makal (Jli* L»}li.). 

That seems to be the title of this incomplete history 
of the Safawi dynasty, nowhere else met with, compiled 
by Muhammad Tahir ibn Muhammad Yusuf Kazwini 
(see fol. 2 b , 11. 4-6), and comprising, as far as this copy 
goes, two babs or chapters. 

The first bdb (on ff. 3 a -24 a ) is subdivided into twelve 

fasls (>t-ii 5 -iwJI j*j*. i^jjj.t. JU->.1 s-oil» ji Jjl L_>L> 

A cH 

Oi J ,i 

J J ) 

(J- J 

ail, »-Jlc sJLJ\ 


f.i?)s- sUI i^jULfl -i_c ^Jl L»jI i^jL« ,j J-ai s->)'j-i 
Xolj 'jf+yij* , .. ,-J), and forms the dibaca or intro- 
duction to the whole work, containing a short account 
of the lives of 'Ali and the twelve Im:ims, to the seventh 
of whom, Musa, the Safawi dynasty traced its descent. 
As principal sources of this chapter are quoted the 

works of l \c ( . ftb* ?) . ^ V? » jj-jxII JU-=- 4-^ and 

jL^A-i xts" cr >jJ\ u » . ■'.. 

The second bdb on fol. 24 sq. ( JLc ,_■ - \ .s -.j i_>b 

,jLaj 1C-J4 ,j. ; . > . (_^l*c sLi j- ,..) oJIj^c sLi j^5 

l e^\r" cj^- *b-) *-^»-^j »bi i^ifo-^- i-a*» I. S :■?*■ jjU» 

j-^^o *}LJI fc-lc) gives a detailed story of the first 

Safawi kings, the ancestors of Shah 'Abbas the second 
(reigned A.H. io52-io77=A. D. 1642-1666), to whom 
this work is dedicated, and whose court-officer the 
author must have been, from Safi-alhakk wa-alhakikat 
wa-aklin Ishak, the founder of the dynasty (on fol. 28 b ), 
down to a. h. 985, the year of Isma'il Mirza's death 
(see Sultan Sadr-aldin, on fol. 31°; Sultan Khwajah 
'Ali, on fol. 33 a ; Sultan Shaikh Ibrahim, on fol. 36" ; 
Sultan Junaid, on fol. 36° ; Sultan Haidar, on fol. 39 s ; 
Sultan 'Ali Padishah bin Haidar, on fol. 43 s ; Shah 
Isma'il Bahadurkhan, on fol. 48 s ; Shah Tahmasp's 
birth, on fol. 72°; Tahmasp's accession to the throne, 
on fol. 77 b ; Isma'il Mirza's reign, on fol. i73 b ). Here 
the copy breaks off, and all the rest is wanting. 

The author's chief object, when he began his work, 
was, there is no doubt, a history of his sovereign, 
'Abbas II himself, to which the account of his ancestors 
should only form an introduction ; but whether he ever 
finished his task or not, we cannot decide. 

The pedigree of Shah Abbas II, according to fol. 25a, 
11. 6-14, is as follows: ^j ^Ju, *Li ^ ^llc 5 li 

erf »^J A4U ^ 


erf iA»* 5Li erf }j/*° <J-° 

erf r 

5 U 


<-^-** M j t l * ' p*?*yV 



' a 1) !-■ sLi 

* ,.,lkU 

^jr cH-^-" j J 

^jlkL, ^ Js. 

Jji. ^jUsi-, ^ 

erf J^ erf-^ 1 e^ 1 trf o^*" erf-^ 1 ^ i-s- 4, erf 
^ ^^ eH--^ ^-° cH eH-*-" ^r*- 1 " erf 7^ 
erf tLi jir^ erf U*!^ ut>* erf '"^ J-^* 

erf J-sJ^*-' erf ^-^ erf ./***?■ 

(.U4JI j.L.1 ^ sj_^ _JiJI _jjl ^ —J 


l^- 1 erf 

jjjboJI ^ it . a. (jJsLJI ^L«l ^j AsLxJI [c-^- 4 i^-*]/;' ,^.1 
r l^l ^ ^UF^ f U5ll ^ yb jJU- r U^1 ^ 

' l_JU» ^.1 ^.1 ^l* ^_JbiJl sill ju«,l (comp. Malcolm, 
History of Persia, vol. i. p. 495, London, 1815). 

Beginning of this history : sj^li ■& ^y^S c ^j ; jj51j 
« jJ.L\J (jLo u^^j ^bj ^^X .?. <. Jlaj (jibt^ jbb 
kjis^rs— i ^)Jy ^U* yjjlir} c ^s"' iO ^Ao. ^JyiW 
J| sj c:. .. . itbt i^LJ x5,b. 

Ff. 183, 11. 15 ; clear Nasta'llk ; size, I 


1 in. by 6 in. 

[Fraser 162.] 

Ta'rikh-i-Shah 'Abbas-i-thani (J\J ^Llc »Li o,U). 

A history of the Safawi king, Shah 'Abbas the 
second, who ruled over Persia a. h. io52-io77=a.d. 
i 642-1 666, from his birth to the fourteenth or fifteenth 
year of his reign, by the well-known poet Mirza Muham- 
mad Tahir Wahid ibn MirzS, H usa i n khan Kazwini, who 
was the historiographer of Shah 'Abbas II ; he rose to 
the dignity of Wazir under his successor Shah Sulaiman, 
and died, nearly a hundred years old, A. h. 1110 = 
a. d. 1698, according to the Khulasat-alafkar, Elliot 
181, fol. 3i5 b ; and the Makhzan-algharaib, Elliot 395, 
fol. 49 3 a ; others fix his death at a much later date, see 
Rieu i. p. 189. Another title of the same work seems 
to be s-»b ,j»Ltc ; comp. Sprenger in the Manuscripts of 
the late Sir H. Elliot, Journal of the As. Soc. of Bengal, 
vol. xxiii. p. 251, No. 144. He is also the author of a 
larger work on the Safawi kings generally, styled 

This history of Shah 'Abbas II begins (after an 
elaborate preface) with the king's birth, which is fixed 
here in a.h. 1041 ; see fol. io a , 1. 1, and a short account 
of the first years of his life. His accession to the 
throne, the nth of Safar, a.h. 1052, is related on fol. 
1 3 a sq. It is impossible to state exactly to what year 




: J 

this history is brought down; the last date which 
occurs is A. h. 1064, the thirteenth year of 'Abbas II's 
reign, on fol. 1 1 i b , last line. Why the author, who 
lived more than forty-five years after the last events 
mentioned in this copy, did not complete his work, we 
have not succeeded in finding out. 

Beginning : i^j»*.-° ^bj tS o— \y> ^ ^U. ^J-4^j 

Not dated. 

Ff. 152, 11. 15; Nasta'Ilk; size, SJin. by 5^ in. 

[Ouseley Add. 87.] 


Ta'rikh-i-Nadiri (i^jU ±$3). 

History of Nadirshah, who ruled over Persia A. H. 
ii49-ii6o=a.d. 1736 to 1747, and his immediate suc- 
cessors. It was composed by Mirza Muhammad Mahdi 
Khan Astarabadi, the private secretary of Nadirshah. 
He was engaged in it during fourteen years, finished it 
a.h. ii7i=A.D. 1757, and dedicated it to Muhammad 
Hasan Khan, the chief of the Kajars. 

The work was translated into French by W. Jones, 
London, 1 7 7 o ; into English, London, 1773; and thence 
into German by M. Gadebusch, Greifswalde, 1773. The 
text was lithographed in Teheran, a.h. i26o=a.d. 
1844, and published in Calcutta, 1845, for the Bengal 
Asiatic Society (Nassau Lees, Materials, p. 65). See 
W. Morley, p. 138; Rieu i. p. 192; Catalogue des 
Manuscrits et Xylographes, p. 293; Aumer, p. 81; 
Catalogus codd. orientt. bibliothecae Academiae regiae 
ed. P. de Jong, p. 226. 

Beginning : ybb isuis j ,j»Ul jyj (jU^ />. 

The right order offf. 144-151 is this: 144, 146, 145, 
147, 148, 150, 149, 151. 

Dated the 7th of Jumada-althani, a.h. H97=a.d. 
1783, iothof May. 

Ff. 363, 11. 13; large Nasta'Ilk ; illuminated frontispiece ; size, 
of in. by 5£ in. [Bodl. 591.] 


The same. 

This copy was finished the 2 8th of Sha'ban, a. h. i i 9 7 = 
a.d. 1783, 29th of July. Beginning the same. 

Ff. 295, 11. 13; good, regular Nasta'Ilk ; size, of in. by f>\ in. 

[Ouseley 228.] 


The same. 

There is no colophon in this copy, but a European 
hand has written on the last page, ' Tewareekh Nadiree, 
Chat. Boddam, Calcutta, May 1787.' Beginning as 
usual. The Arabic paging is wrong from fol. 133 to 
the end. 

Ff. 223, 11. 15 : Nasta'Ilk; size, ioiin. by 7| in. 

15 ' [Elliot 365.] 


The same. 

This copy is dated, on fol. 130*, the 26th of Rabi'- 
alawwal, a.h. i22i=A. d. 1806, 13th of June. 

Ff. i}0, 11. 22 ; modern, irregular Nasta'Ilk ; size, nf in. by 
77 ; n ' # " ' [Ouseley 322.] 


The same. 

Quite modern copy; finished the 20th of Jumada- 
althani, a.h. I249 = A.D. 1833, November 4, by "Abd- 
al'ali ; and presented to Captain W. Digby Hamilton 
by Lieut.-Col. Brunton, 13th Dragoons. 

Ff 401; 11 11 : large Nasta'Ilk; size, loin, by 8i in. 

* [Bodl. 662.] 

VI. Special History of Tabaristan, the Barmaks, 
Gilan, Harat, Turkey, the Kurds, Kashmir, 
the Afghans, and Shustar. 


Ta'rikh-i-Tabari (uj^J. ±>}s). 

Chronicle of Tabaristan, composed by Muhammad bin 
Alhasan bin Isfandiyar ; see Rieu i. p. 202 sq. ; Sir W. 
Ouseley, Travels, iii. p. 554 ; B. Dorn, Sehir-eddin's 
Geschichte von Tabaristan, Rujan und Masanderan, 
Preface, pp. 3-6. 

Beginning : \j {jjSx^i^ Lj^j~« ^y. -J~° ^ LlS ^ 

w In the preface, on ff. i b -7 b , the author gives an 
account of his travels, researches, and sources, which 
were partly books, partly oral tradition (fol. 7 a , last 
line). On the ^ jJ!)U>j jsT Aic of Abu-alhasan bin 
Muhammad Yazdadi, see B. Dorn, p. 4. We have to 
add two other works, which he says he found the 
other day in a book-shop in Khwarizm : one Risalah, 
' which a Sindian, by name 'Alai bin Sa'id, had translated 
from Hindu! into Arabic for Da'ud Yazdi, a.h. 197; 
and another Risalah, the s_«U ±>\y*, translated by Ibn 
Almukaffa' from Pahlawi into Arabic' (fol. 6 b , jjta O 

tfytf c^iJ j\ (!) f&ll ^.1 ^ 

sJLi»j &-oLi). 

As far as we can gather from the extract of this 
5^U <->\y», given by Muhammad bin Alhasan, it may be 
identical with the djli.1 j?-», which Albiruni has men- 
tioned in his i-jLJI J£§\ ; see E. Sachau, The Chrono- 
logy of Ancient Nations, London, 1879, p. 108; H. 
Khalfa iv. p. 13. 

It is divided into four books {~~5)- 

First book on fol. 8 a : ^U-^-Js ^W^? i^J-^J j i - 

extract from Ibn Almukaffa 1 is on fol. 9 a , 1. 6, to fol. 

a. First part: xjlaX\ ^\ jj-s*" s-^yj j*- 




3i a , 1. 14. At the beginning the jb-J of his tradition 
is given thus : jl j]} ; jj> ^ Jj^s jl xls\\ ^ x>_jf 


b erblc, u bJ >. JJ 

■5 ij 1 -**jr>' J-*^-* r'c^y^ \j>-y^ J- 


It is preceded by a short account of Ibn Almukaffa', 
on fol. 8 a , 1. 3, to fol. 9 a , 1. 5. 

b. Second part on fol. 40 a : ^Vi^-Jo jbuj i^IaijI ,j 
<jlsol j^-c (J-kXj jo La^-i. e^b>-c *bj«. 

c. Third part on fol. 53b : J^s^jJa ^.JLs . ^^JLcJ* . j. 

d. Fourth part on fol. 63b : b»lcj jbl. i»J J-« .VS ,j 

L*-£>« UXj., r)"^ u-*'J '-^'3 M^~5 J "-*;3- 

Second book on fol. 94b: _A^i« Jl oJ«j i^lj-ijl ,i 

^bu^l* csJJu^p. |jLijl t^-jL-_^-.l i^jt-oj 5J3J Jl j. 
Third book on fol. 123b; Jl jl ^b^-J* eJJLo Jij ,j 

Fourth book on fol. i96 a : ^.j jJ.b Jl i^lxi.)! :l 
^jLio) ioJ«J 3-1 5J b v3Jv3. 

Conceruing the time of the author, we have to notice 
that he states himself to have returned from Baghdad 
a.h. 606 (fol. i b ) ; secondly, that he was acquainted 
with Husam-aldaulah Ardashir, who died a.h. 602 ; and 
that in the middle of his work he gives a.h. 613 as 
the time when he wrote (fol. 59"). The very latest 
date which one could assume for the author's death 
would seem to be about A. h. 630-640. Here, however, 
the difficulty already pointed out by B. Dorn 
(p. 6), that in the work itself events of a much later 
date are mentioned. The death of Fakhr-aldaulah 
Hasan (a.h. 750) is reported on fol. 224b, and the last 
of the short chronological uotes, appended at the end, 
gives the date A. H. 842. The work must have been 
continued by some one else, to whom the greater part 
of the fourth book must be attributed. The first date 
beyond the author's time seems to occur on fol. 2 1 3b, 
11. 3, 4, A. h. 658, when Isfahbad Shah Ghazi Rustam 
died ; the heading of the chapter is j_^Xol culi. 5i ,J 
sill s-»j», f :..ij iSjVi- sbi. However, in the following 
part there may still be chapters from the pen of Mu- 
hammad bin Alhasan 1 , or, at least, taken from his papers; 
for instance, the chapter on Husam-aldaulah Ardashir 
(fol. 215 s ), a.h. 567-602. 

The MS. is dated the 1st Rabi', a.h. io68=a. d. 
1657, December 7th. Sir W. Ouseley acquired the MS. 
at Shiraz in May, 181 1. 

Ff. 226, 11. 17 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 9 \ in. by 4 J in. 

[Ouseley 214.] 


Akhbar-i-Barmakiyan (^LXxj. ,Li.l vbi). 

A special history of the Barmaks, the famous wazirs 
of the first 'Abbaside Khalifs, by Diyai Barani. It is 
not an original work, but a translation from the Arabic 

1 The date 613 (on fol. 59") does not imply that he did not 
write after that time. 

of Abu-alkasim Muhammad Ta'ifi ; in one place (fol. 
29b) he is called Abu-alhasan Ta'ifi. The book was 
completed a.h. 755=a.d. 1356, and dedicated to Firuz- 
shah Tughluk ; comp. Rieu i. p. 333. 

Title : 

J' Jj>- 

^L-o 5XD 

jlkj^ I, 5-=-Loij 

tiji I 

O pjUa3<.0jJ ,La.».1 



JJ_j k_*Jj sJ^la. J}lk sill X* 

: ' J5r^ jjbab** ^jL^-fc 

Beginning: ^S ^Sjj.* J-ii jjTyij-i. ^ bJj 
Jl ^S'ju&l tbi \j uyjUs-j ij^-y 
Comp. besides fol. 3b, 1. 9 : ^j^ *b-e 5A.0 v y=. j 

J-i-oS^j bjis* cij^y^i flj- 6 ^ *tr S ~* J ^/ 3 lO^ klilb 


1. 12 


^-.liJI y>\ J-)j. 


jbS i_iJj-o 

S Jo\± 

— -iljlll y>\ 

_Fol. 13b, 1. 5: , 

The author states in the preface, on fol. 2 b , that he 
read in a book, sj+s* yb>, composed by Kaffal ( JUu), 
who was Shafi'iti- [mam to Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna, 
that Kaffal told the history of the house of Barmak to 
Mahmud, that he was pleased by it, and spoke highly 
in favour of them. The hook has no particular division, 
every chapter beginning with the word oAK». The 
authorities, on which the single traditions rest, are 
carefully mentioned. 

At the end the following note : ^ *L-a 3j._Oj 


u4> = 




cH/ 5 ' 3 

jljjl Jii 

1 a'- 

*LcAj s£JI , A_L4JJ \j l_a-ot^ ^jl ujLajl j (!)jjjlj-i 
CjJij t_sU-aJb JlcI hJJI j JJ1 *^f>J JJOUJ iJ-iy-i. 

Not dated. The writing is small, but clear ; with 
ornaments on the first two pages. The MS. once 
belonged to the emperor Jahandar (a.d. 17 12-17 13), 
as the one fly-leaf bears a seal with this inscription : 

1 1 rf 
(CLc sLijb .IjJbj^. 

>\j (1) 

a U> JiS^i 

Ff. 116, II. 15; Nasta'lik ; size, 9^ in. by 4! in. 

[Ouseley 217.] 


Tawarikh-i-Gilan (J%^f ^y). 

History of Gilan and Dailam from the oldest times 
till a.h. §94 = a. d. 1489, composed by Mir Zahir-aldin, 
the author of the well-known history of Tabaristan ; see 
B. Dorn, Muhammedanische Quellen I, Vorwort, p. li sq.; 





IV, Vorwort, p. 5 sq. The author began his work the 
1st of Dhu-alka'dak, a. h. 88o=a. d. 1476, 26th of Feb- 
ruary, at the request of the Kargiya Sultan 'All Mirza 
ibn Sultan Muhammad (to whom he also dedicated it), 
with the intention of bringing the history down to A.h. 

881, in an introduction and six books (every one sub- 
divided into many fasls). But after having executed 
this original plan and finished the sixth book, A. H. 

882, he commenced to add a seventh, and continued 
the history till a.h. 894. 

Beginning : —\3 rS V ^ali-ib xsr**- ^-L^. j jW 

Contents : 

Preface, on the value of the study of history, on fol. 2 a . 
Index on fol. 4 b . 

Introduction (si^b * j J^T^b.^lk^,! fi f j-»Ii-» 
^....v l~. ^Kj ^biol kloJl) is missing. 

Book I {JlS'^a,'^. 3 r vL. o,ts fi j> JJT3U 

(JL** j J*^» 3 J'j eA»L. £3> J 1 J^ ^cA** 1 ** j 


3 u^-** c-j-y -5 ijJ 

^ j 

jji »j 


is also 

Book II ( 

to^j b iya. s ;.. ■; )j-> u'->J;y Li. s^> jjp J°^-° *Lpy**' 
~fi uyjb^i) is likewise defective at the beginning. 

The first heading, which appears after the index on 
fol. 5 a , is the third fasl of this second book (ji ^ J-aJ 

r^ ^ . , 

Book III (xl-, J-ail «-' xt- jrj.p-y ^ rU-" ^ 
^ *b*l ji j^»Li J^\ gbJJ j ^.L<1j;I UT^U 
c*i, t«ljjl xo u !iL/ L r^!j > ) J J ^tH, (better «-j) 

xi xilj) on fol. 37 a . 

Book IV (xL- c- . :. M ... j 
»■ . >- 1 1 (^ • 

ijj U5oA4-« xL, j bp ^J^c xL- LiJ.I 1.^+S jj.5 

xl- >y» "^ tfy^ E W> ^]tf u 1 ?^ j- 3 Wr^ 
JI ^jjix. tr-^Ju-* ;' l,b/ umU) on fol. 45b. 
Book V (vi^-ia. o^JaJL, j o-o^Ca. ^i y ~sH t_.b 

^1 bjlT'sjJ.lj LS j*e\i LSjSi^Jf* dlli Ocai, b 

j &5 xi» ijjy) l» <« .y" -^Jj. J-»-»l x^-> 

^£, /^"j 1 u^ 1 ) on 
fol. 78 a . 

Book VI (cA-ti j ^y^VTj o^ lnL .jSS^ j.-i-i u>b 

jU— sLj oJIj>* >->' — & 


bXjLi aLX.',' ...J 

some parts supplied later; 
[Bodl. 156.] 

Book VII (appendix, Jj5, history of the years 882- 
894, without a general heading, in several fas ls ; first 
fasl on fol. 165 s1 : j }lf ^ y j^i* i_>b j\ JJl J^i 

O^-l 5^5 s-^aj-« Jj-» ^Lii-tb J-oi !_^i-^ JI (_i-s J ). 

This copy was finished the 1st of Rabi'-alawwal, 

a.h. 93<3=A. d. 1524, 8th of January. 

Ff. 203, 11. 18; large Naskhi 
size, njin. by 7^rn. 


Baudat-aljannat (e^Uil i-oj^)- 

A special and detailed history and topography of the 
province and city of Harat, with its dependencies and 
adjacent districts in Khurasan, Sijistan, etc., including 
Asfizar, Fiishanj, Badaghis, Karkh, Balkh, Andakhud, 
Shubrughan, Marw-i-Shahijan, Abiward, Nasa, Sarakhs, 
Mashhad, Khaf (better Khwaf), Biikharz, Jam, Nisha- 
pur, Sabzwar, Tarshiz, Juwain, Bahr-abad, Asfar'ain, 
Damaghan, Bistam, Kandahar, etc. etc., composed A.n. 
897=a.d. 1491, 1492 (comp. fol. io a , 1. 14), by Almu'in 
alzalimji alasfizari (so here fol. n b , 1. 13; comp. 
H. Khalfa iii. 493, No. 6608, where the author is more 
correctly called Mu'in-aldin Muhammad alzamji alas- 
fizari), and dedicated to Shah Sultan Husain Mirza 
(who died a.h. 911); see Rieu i. p. 206; Journal 
Asiatique, 5 e serie, vol. xvi. p. 461 sq.; xvii. p. 439 sq. 
and p. 473 sq. ; xx. p. 268 sq. Its full title is i*^ 
i^-i-ll L±-}X^> i_sL« 5 1 ^ uallil (see fol. I4 b , 11. 3 
and 4) ; it is founded on the older works of Abu 
Ishak Ahmad bin Yasin and Thikat-aldin Shaikh 
Abd-alrahman Fami (not 'Ami, as H. Khalfa calls 
him), the author of a ^La <-J)b" (see fol. 25 11 , 1. 1), 
on Rabi'i Fushanji's Kurtnama (in verse), and Saifi 
Harawi's history of the <^p dji-o (see fol. 1 2 a ; besides 
there are quoted on fol. 4 b , for the history of some of 

the Timuride Sultans, the ^yLk) II ajIaJI A-U. and 

the »-ob jj-aJU i-j\sS). This work was originally divided 

into twenty-six raudas (see fol. i4 a , 1. 10), but this copy 
is incomplete both in the middle and at the end, and 
the headings and numbers of the single chapters are 
very often quite preposterous. We have corrected 
them in accordance with the facts. 

Preface on fol. i b , beginning : -j^-xJI nil! — «o 


sLKii^ tS LiL-jl ,jjj jjd-^ 

- J 

jJl^S- j\j\j jl-ftjsr 5 . C. 

JI .v ,» -r°) on fol. 1 1 2 a . 

(jb^c sLijb. 
Other introductory parts, viz. jjla. j oJjJ (^Lci 
^LL.lS^^UjljjiLi. tjjijS, on fol. 4 b ; u^\ oJjj (^Lcj 
{j\j\ eU-« \J\j |j!lc, on fol. 5 b ; ^JLt, LJLIo sjAj oi», 
on fol. 6 a ; jy b!llj-. ^jXi*' ^bj. jjbi* 1^-0^- »J-« 
1JJ3 jL. ^b. j^-U^I x^s- ^jJI (Jami was still alive 
when this work was composed), on fol. 8 a ; J^s-~° o^a-o 
uyl \,Jt ^«b>, on fol. 9 b ; ^jJI jbiil txli \zJu>, on 



fol. io b ; i_>liJ1 j Icj S'xs. r^y v^ »— «-Jb 
.LSI, on fol. n b . 

Raudah I (cyba. tjJa i^Lj o^lip p)> in seven 
>., on ff. i5 a , i9 a , 19b, 20 a , and 2i a (bis). 
Raudah II, in two ^j ,— (sbo.1 

bbi* ( _ 5 ^-*-> y i ^i »jjj ^^-^ pbtf|l csLb ijJL) ^1), 

on ff. 2 2 a and 2 2 b 

Raudah in, in two l j+*. (^b-bi. i-j^l ..> Jj 

_,j ^_y p*,* 

y *J 

,J J'3 


L>V ^ 

uii J *° ijr^^ j ^ 


^Jlj.a bo * si •*. 0L4 



j j 

ff. 24b and 2 6 b . 

Raudah IV (i^jbl .n * . ,*->Ui 
i^U-ff *r*^b *5L» • ^1 i-iJJ^> rjj'), in four 
29 b , 32 b , and 36 b . 

»J LS-^ 

b-aJ ,5i ,J 

, on ff. 28 a , 

fi ji 

' ^W^j cHj'^J" 1 H/* 

Raudah V (j.iL-511 Ii>x. jl si" 

uyb* xj>\y j), in four ^j-^, on ff. 42% 48*, 65 b , 

and 7o b . 

Raudah VI is entirely missing, the first and second 
^»o. of Raudah VII also. 

Raudah VII, ^^a. 3-7 (^Si y -ii* 

^ LS^J J J 

(ybp AJ 

^jJI ^Ja3 usLl. j jJ!Ls.-° ^jJI ^b_c elLLo jjb-. 
^5i ,j . * . -. j^)-^- A-l ojLs- 1 -- ^f^XJLj eLL» , ^bi—l 

ySj ^j i^ia u^?" j^* ^^l* (j^Mj ^z- 1 L c'^ jti »-iJi 

eLU ... -I jju tuj^a ,i JmLst ^jJI (j«-«-i. dlb> o^^a. 
3C t^jUr? j.iL-1, onff. 82 b , 87 a , ioi b , io6 a , and no a . 

Raudah VIII ( Jb^>.l j i^JJI cA-i eJiL. i^>U. ii .j 
jl iUa.1 j -^1), in seven c ^^»-, on ff. H4 b (the heading 
is here omitted), n6 b , n8 b , i20 b , i22 a , i24 a ,and 125". 

Raudah IX (eUL_.y*i--> ^«j ^ ^^-U jXy ^j 
uLuLi.), on fol. i25 b . 

Raudah X ( u L«,| / i. dJU-« J\j* l _ r ^Lo u ^»j ojiJ^j 
^jlkLu »t^aLtj), on fol. I3i b . 

Raudah XI (sj 

^Slj ual^^j 


>*J ^^JJ 

^A5 jl), on fol. 133a, in five cr *a. (the first of which is 
not marked, beginning immediately after the general 
heading of the raudah, we suppose), on ff. I36 b , i38 b , 
141 s , and 143 11 . 

Raudah XII (j j:..t. i b ij\^y. (UjJo.?) w J i» J i 
XiJL* cxia. J-iJJuo ^j jl ^jjjfc jJi), on fol. I44 a . 

Raudah XIII (^jii-* ulsU* c^ia. Oil^ ^i .i 

on ff. i53 b 

isLi-jL) ^yjiLi), on fol. 152 s , in three 
i55 a , and i56 b . 

Raudah XIV (yU^. j ^ sjJl. JjbbT 

i58 b , in three c> -»^-, on ff. 163 s , i64 b , and i66 a 

on ff. 171b 

Raudah XV (,j hr--« j^aLi uuVij j 


"^S^J J J 

sii OjLa. i^jUa), on ff. i68 a , in three 
i74 b , and 176 s . 

Raudah XVI (jj^ji yU^J.b — -UJI jjj u-j^- y 
c«; kL ), on fol. 18 i b , in two c ^», on ff. 185* and 187"-. 

Raudah XVII (^^-^j ^U ej^k^^jb u-jia. 

^yLari— Xobj ^yLobj^j o : W.L.), on fol. i89 a , in four 
j., on ff. 190°, 192 s1 , 197", and 20i a . 

Raudah XVIII (without a heading), on fol. 202 a . 
Raudah XIX {r\r^ A u^/ 5 "^-'• s b u-jla. ,j 

(jL—JI J> CIaXX^^O 

: W 1 ...), on fol. 205 a . 

Raudah XX, in three (or four) 


^J-ol ji P* 

(sic ! a third is not found) ^ujs. ^^^s. sJJl J^e ^jJl^b 

tjU? jb^-a. iJ'hj ubibAi ^ j : ... i b 


j"J« ^5i .i 

), on ff. 209 a , 2ii b , and 2i7 b . 

Raudah XXI (jbc v_ 
Raudah XXII (o 



*•>' j J 

^j), on fol. 2i9 b . 


ci>jU-ij fj^jA-s 5-b— . j u'^iH X^J) on fol. 2 23 b 
with one , ,~- on fol. 2 2 6 b . 

Raudah XXIII (^UiJL. LfjliJI y>\ . ■ . ■ **— J* u"j-W j- 1 

») on fol. 2 29 a , with 

one , ) 1— on fol. 231''. 

Raudah XXIV, first 

cT^ b-> r,c ^jy J 1 Jj 1 

'sjjLs.-*-!), on fol. 232 s , beginning with the year 874 = 
a.d. 1469. All the rest is wanting. It breaks off 

with the words , 


'lj^a.1 jl JjJ u 

i)l^-ol ,_5^»|;' j u-J.b- 

Ff. 233, 11. 15 ; large, clear, and regular Nasta'llk ; the first 
page afterwards supplied ; size, 9J in. by 6| in. 

[Ouselet Add. 125.] 


Ta'rikh-i-Hasht-Bahisht (c*-i^j c a a iJ,b'). 

History of the first eight Turkish Sultans, from the 
founder of the dynasty 'Uthman (+726=A. d. 1325) 
till the death of Bayazid II ( + 918 = a.d. 151 2), com- 
posed by Idris bin Husam-aldin Albidlisi (see fol. 9 a , 
line 6), who died a.h. 926=a. d. 1520, according to 
the statement in the Salimnama, Rieu i. p. 219. The 
title occurs on fol. io a , line 4 ab inf. 





This work is said to be the first Turkish history ever 
written ; it is of great value and of rare occurrence, since 
there are as yet known to exist in European libraries 
only two complete copies of the Persian original, besides 
our own, viz. in the British Museum and in Upsala. 
At the beginning there is something wanting, probably 
one leaf, but fortunately nothing of any importance. 
Besides a few words are wanting on ff. i6 a and 440". 
It contains an introduction and eight books : 
Introduction, on fol. 3 a , beginning : j dli» jl 
j«X»-a ul o c • 'U> jf^- r«j' *S Ji *£*-*!) ej^-^p 

Jl ,_/U*C Jl p)Jjj j.Jj. 

First book, on fol. 2 2 a . History of 'TJthman Beg 
Ghazi (+726). 

Second book, on fol. 83b. History of Urkhan ( + 761). 

Third book, on fol. 1 29b. History of Murad I ( + 791). 

Fourth book, on fol. 1 85b. History of Bayazid I ( + 805). 

Fifth book, on fol. 237*. History of Muhammad I 
(+ 824). 

Sixth book, on fol. 30 i b . History of Murad II ( + 855). 

Sev Bth book, on fol. 378 11 . History of Muhammad II 

Eighth book, on ff. 487 b -642 a . History of Bayazid II 
(+ 9i8). 

Comp. H. Khalfa ii. p. no; vi. p. 500; Bieu i. 
p. 216 sq. ; C. I. Tomberg, p. 191 ; W. Morley, p. 142 ; 
G. Fliigel, ii. p. 216 sq.; Hammer-Purgstall, Geschichte 
des Osmanischen Beiches, Book I, p. 34, Book IX, p. 1 88. 

This MS. consists of two parts : a. Introduction and 
the first seven books ; 6. The eighth book. According 
to the colophon on fol. 486 s the first part was copied by 
'Ali bin Abd-alghalib binTnayat-allah bin Ali Alfiruza- 
badi, and finished on Tuesday, the 7th of Babi'-alawwal, 
a. h. io74=a.d. 1663, the 9th of October. 

The second part was finished a. h. iiio, in Babi'- 
alawwal=A.D. 1698, September; see the colophon on 
fol. 642 a . 

The whole MS. is in complete preservation. The 
margin of the second part shows occasional emendations 
(with -a). 

Ff. 642, 11. 31 ; small Nasta'lik ; size, 14 in. by 7 J in- 

[Ooselet 358.] 


Sharafnama (^l^jy ^>S3 LoLii^i). 

The veiy rare and extremely valuable history of the 
Kurds, called Sharafnama, or the Ta'rikh-i-Kurdistan, 
by Sharafkhan bin Shams-aldin, who was born at 
Garmrud (according to others, Karharud or Karahrud) 
in Irak (comp. Charmoy, traduction, tome i, sec. partie, 
p. 2, note 4), a.h. 949=A.D. 1542, and completed this 
work a.h. 1 005 = A. D. 1597; comp. detailed accounts 
of the author himself, as well as his composition, in 
H Khalfa ii. 134, No. 2235 ; Bieu i. p. 209 sq.; Morley, 
Catal., pp. 143-151; Catal. des MSS. et Xyll., p. 295 ; 
Dora, Das Asiat. Museum, pp. 283, 348, and 661 ; Wol- 
kow, Journal Asiatique, tome viii. p. 29 1 sq. The Persian 
text was edited by V.Veliaminof-Zernof, St. Petersburg, 
1860-62 (Sheref-Nameh ou Histoire des Kurds), in 
two volumes ; a French translation, with an ethnogra- 
phical and geographical introduction and many notes, 

has been published by Mr. Charmoy (Sheref Nameh ou 
fastes de la Nation Kurde), in two volumes, St. Peters- 
burg, 1868-75. Two Turkish versions of the Sharaf- 
nama are found in the Brit. Mus. Add. 7, 860, and 


The present copy is the most excellent of all, being 
Sharafkhan's autograph, finished by himself according 
to the colophon (jo Jlc uj-^sr 3 - 1 . Vir 3 ^ (**J ^ 
dLldl sJJl i-y^-j Jl J-ijsA'^i-il sjJLa-o . r^isS\ s-Jl-« 
^j Jl (j-^-i, ^jj i—s-i, icLJI), the last of the month 
Dhu-alhijjah, a.h. 1005 = a.d. 1597, 13th of August. 
This date is quite in agreement with the author's state- 
ment in his autobiography; comp. Charmoy, trad., 
tome i, sec. partie, p. 10 (where 13 aout must be read 
instead of 4 aout). 

Contents : 

Author's preface, table of contents, etc., on fol. i D . 

Introduction (s_«Ii-o) on the origin of the Kurds, 
their manners, and customs, on fol. 4b (i_jl~Jl Si .j 
^jLijl j]i^ 7"!*" J *\p\ ' ^JJ 5 )- 

First book (Jjl Li-±s?°) on fol. 7 a . History of the 
Sultans of Kurdish origin, in five J~ai (j^j Si ,j 
jjl sJLilJl j oAL Jc sj |jU^»>jp). 

Second book (,»JjO ii-^"') on fol. 29*. History of 
certain great, but not quite independent rulers of 
Kurdistan, also in five J-ai djli-ij.} ..ISCa. "1 ,bc Si .} 
Jjl aSj j7j>-c 8->y j i^.«.:W1mj Uj.cs y)bJLLj*\ 5-=Jl 8.5 
Jol SJ«-«J JjJ> J.LO sIj • S...W '■*■ cyU«l ^iio ji U«l). 

Third book (*-— Li^x- ) on fol. 59b. History of the 
other Amirs and rulers of Kurdistan, in three jj\j 
(( ^LXa. j L.I J\w jilji). The first firkah (on 
fol. 59°) contains nine chapters, the second (on fol. 95b) 
eleven, the third (on fol. nob) four s-jjt-i. 

Fourth book (f^U-* s^-*-*" ; toth copies — this and 
the following one — read iLsA"*) on fol. n 4 a . History of 
the rulers of Bidlis, the author's ancestors (*15C». Si ,.* 
c»w'ij)jl jjj_ » ilxo.1 . LI -S (j-Jjj), divided into a 
preface (s_s. J U), four parts ( Ja— ), and a supplement 
(Joi), containing Sharaf-aldin's autobiography, on 
fol. i5i a . 

Appendix (s_»JU>.) on fol. 154b. History of the Otto- 
man emperors and the contemporary kings of Iran, 
Turan, etc. (Jl ^,-0! e» . '■ -» (^-J^^L- JVj-=-l ^Lo ,j 

^Uvo si (jUa.^iil Jj a \jjS j (jj^l uULijb j ^Uic 

jjl -iiyi ,j\ .?..>l). 

Beginning of the Sharafnama: j ,.)..-. ( jjk* a ' -bixil 

Jl lj^jLl-. (^LJ 5J JjL) ^aLiolj (^LJ. 

Ff. 246, 11. 2 T ; Naskh! ; the first pages and some others are 
supplied by a modern hand ; illuminated frontispiece ; twenty 
miniature paintings on ff. 32 b , 33", 38 b , 39*, 42 b , 43", 55 b , 56% 
65 b , 66 a , 76 b , 77 11 , 89", I3i b , and 132" (one large picture), I44 b 
and I45 a (also only one), I57 b , 158", I72 b , and 173" (one), igo 6 
and 191 s (likewise one), 207 11 and 208" (also one) ; excellent 
binding in gold, red, and other colourB ; size, 1 1 \ in. by 6 J in. 

[Elliot 332 (G.O.)] 





Another copy of the same work. 

This very correct copy was transcribed by Hasan bin 
Nur-aldin, at Kills, in the district of Halab, from the 
author's autograph, the 5th of Jumada-alawwal, a.h. 
ioi5=A. d. 1606, 9th of September, ten years after 
the composition of the work ; see the colophon : 

j^C ijlks II l_>liXjl 8 ju» ArX? rf ?!/*■!' ,>") JJ) 

* *• ^ i-r^ 3 " JL-cl ^ u~-ii i--aJ ^y (^JjJI ^jj ^ 
U— ^ *JL» tJ*-* >-^l 8-S°-~" j ijB^" j lUJj^ ljj. ^ 

Mr. Charmoy made use of this copy for his French 
translation ; see his ' Avant-propos,' p. 5. 
Contents : 
Preface on fol. i b . 
Introduction on fol. 5 a . 
Book I on fol. 8b. 
Book II on fol. 35 b . 
Book III on fol. 68 b . 
Book IV on fol. 142 11 . 
Appendix on fol. 193*. 

Ff. 327, 11. 21 ; Naskhi ; size, 10J in. by 6^ in. 

[Elliot 321 (G.O.)] 


The same. 

Introduction on fol. 4k ; Book I on fol. yb ; II on fol. 
3i a ; III on fol. 6o a ; IV on fol. 124b; Appendix on 
fol. 1 66*. A part of fol. 1 1 7b the whole of ff. 1 1 8 and 
119 s are left blank, but the text is uninterrupted. 
The date is torn away, only « ■ ,-, remains. 

This copy was presented to the Bodleian Library 
by N. Huntington, 1680. 

Ff. 263, 11. 21; careless Nasta'lik; a few pages entirely or 
partly supplied by another hand ; much injured, especially at the 
beginning ; size, n| in. by 6f in. [Hunt. Donat. 13.] 


Ta'rikh-i-Kashmir (y-^-iT o/b"). 

_ An abridged history of Kashmir from the oldest 
times down to a.h. io24 = a.d. 161 5 (this is the last 
date, which occurs on fol. 129 s , 1. 4), compiled at the 
request of Jalal-aldin Malik Muhammad Naji ibn 
Malik Nusrat, by Hasan bin 'Ali of Kashmir, and 
founded, as we believe, like all the following histories 
of Kashmir, on the original Sanskrit work of Rajata- 
rangini, for which we refer to H. H. "Wilson, 'An Essay 
on the Hindu History of Cashmir,' Asiatic Researches, 
vol. xv, Serampore, 1825, p. 1 sq. ; to Klaproth, Journal 
Asiatique, 1825, tome vii. p. 1 sq.; D. J. F. Newall, 
' A Sketch of the Mahomedan History of Cashmere,' in 
the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, new series, 
No. 68, Calcutta, 1854 (pp. 409-460); and Rieu i. 
p. 296 sq. 

We do not find this adaptation of the old Rajataran- 
gini mentioned or described anywhere ; at any rate it 

is different from all the histories enumerated by Wilson, 
Newall, Rieu, etc. It begins with the well-known story 
of the drainage of the water from the valley of Kashmir 
or Satisaras, on fol. 3b. The pre-Muhammadan epoch 
comprises ff. ^-35^ the post-Muhanimadan the rest. 
At the beginning a part of the preface is missing. 
The first abrupt words of this copy run thus : eJ Jju 

,\_»3L^ d*-oj.x^> « \jLZ* 

Not dated. 

Ff. 130, 11. 15 ; Nasta'lik; ff. 123 and 124 supplied by another 
extremely careless hand ; size, 8| in. by j,\ in. [Fraser 160.] 


Ta'rikh-i-Kashmir ( j^^iS aJiIj). 

Another work of the same title, containing a history 
of Kashmir from the earliest ages down to its conquest 
by the emperor Akbar, compiled from the same old 
Kashmirian chronicle of Rajatarangini and other 
authentic documents, by Haidar ibn Hasan Malik ibn 
Kamal-aldin Malik Muhammad Naji of Carwarah, 
between a.h. 1027 and 1030= a.d. 1618-1621. The 
author, a native of Kashmir and descendant of one of 
the principal families of this country, dedicated his 
work to the emperor Jahangir; comp. Rieu i. p. 297, 
and J. Aumer, p. 98, where, by a mere mistake, it is 
ascribed to the grandfather, Kamal-aldin, instead of the 
grandson, Haidar Malik. 

Beginning : 

sly o— J euJoyj jjl^J* s5o\ <j\ 

l [ 

i\j ji uS , 

I, ^ 

No date. This copy formerly belonged to W. Morley, 
who got it from the library of Dr. Adam Clarke, in 
December, 1836. 

Ff. 186, 11. 10; Nasta'lik ; size, 6f in. by 4 in. [Bodl. 674.] 


Another copy of the same Ta'rikh. 

This copy of the same Ta'rikh-i-Kashmir is rather 
injured in the first page and in many other places. 
Beginning the same as in the preceding MS. The 
author is here more properly called Haidar Malik ibn 
Hasan Malik, etc. 

No date. 

Ff. 71, 11. 20; Nasta'lik; size, 8f in. by 4f in. 


Ta'rikh-i-Kashmir (^ . . .?. *T ^>J6). 

A third work of the same title, composed a. h. 1 1 2 2 
=A. D. 1710, in the fourth year of Bahadurshah's reign 
(not of Muhammadshah's, as "Wilson says), by Narayan 
Kul, with the takhallus 'Ajiz (a Hindu Brahman of 
Kashmir ; see the author's name and the date of com- 
position on fol. 3 a , 1. 8, and fol. 3b, 11. 9 and 10). It is 
professedly a mere translation (in the Oriental meaning 
of this word) of the above-mentioned Rajatarangini ; 

[Elliot 360.] 




comp. Wilson, p. 5 sq.; G. Fliigel, ii. p. 191 ; and Rieu 
i. p. 298. 

Beginning : 


' J j j* ^* 

.LaJ iuUJL4 '. 

y ujr^- u* v 

This ta'rikh concludes on fol. 68 b , and its copy is 
dated the 5th of Dhu-alka'dak, a.h. 12 29= a.d. 18 14, 

On ff. 7i a ~72 b a letter is found from the year 1152, 
written by Muhanimadshah to Nadirshah, and begin- 
ning : Jl a \yS~i^ r £ s . JlcI a \XLu> sS ^jjl J-J; and 
on fol. 74 s1 (fol. 73 is left blank) there are some other 

valueless lines in prose, beginning : 


JL** J^«jt-o. 


Li— ■> , AjAj 


Although ff. 52 and 53 are left blank, the text is not 
interrupted at all. 

Ff. 74, II. 13-19 ; written by different hands, partly in Nas- 
tallk, partly in Shikasta ; size, 7 in. by 3| in. 

[Ouseley Add. 96.] 


Wiki'at-i-Kaskrnir ( ■ ■ . A A ioLkjI.). 

History of Kashmir, commenced a.h. H48=a.d. 
1 735 (the title contains a chronogram), and completed 
A. H. 1 1 60= A. D. 1747, on the basis of the Rajataran- 
gini, by Muhammad A zam, the son of Khair-alzaman- 
khan, who dedicated this work to the Moghul emperor, 
Muhammad Shah (who ruled over Hindustan a.h. 
1131-1161); comp. Wilson's essay, where some extracts 
are given from this history in Persian text and English 
translation ; and Rieu i. p. 300 sq. It is divided 
into an introduction (s_»jLa_»), three parts (~— s), and a 
conclusion (i_*jU.), and goes down from the earliest 
times to the year of its composition. 

Introduction : Geographical description of the 
country (^i, ^1 ejU-o 3 Jl^-l ^Lj j* s-<>Xi<>) on 
fol. 2 b . 

First part : History of the ante-Muhammadan rulers 
of Kashmir (jl ,ji^j sic^jl cjb,! uy3IL»j.s JJI ^S 
'jJ.^3 L5 iJ / »X» elL> ^ji (,iL,l jji) on fol. 5 b . 

Second part : History of the native post-Muham- 
madan dynasties in Kashmir (^jJ^L* euiHj» ,j IITTZj 
j 1 » " ■ ' jl j jJx»-y c« : W 1 - > j.iL-,1 6j J c-^k~< jl Jotj so 
'jm..U»y>) on fol. i8 a . 

T/it'rcZ part : History of the foreign rulers of Kash- 
mir, viz. of the Moghul emperors (Si ..> ■,»--> *~J> 


_/4-< tH' '-^ 

.S-o iS SwoLlia. t",lc 




'5JL-, ^1 Ais»l ^Lej U), seems to begin on fol. 6i b 
(the heading is missing). 

Conclusion : Wonderful and curious things of Kash- 
mir (^1 iiu. £ ^y, j ^j^ uiJL) j^^ ^%~ 

J j^li) on fol. i7o b . 

Besides its historical details this work contains very 
valuable particulars on learned men, poets, etc., in the 
different eras; see, for instance, fol. 7o b : jl - , -- f\ 
j~s~> Jjljl 15 a l5C. J^c u)±sj\ jl iS'^s^k" A-sJj 
J-J ,j-i-U <j\pr>. ij^r j J^ <-?!;' £/->. ^L 1 ^ ^r^^— » 
jjjjj JlSj, on fol. 156*, etc. etc. 

Beginning: o*.ajJ) -^W^j ?'■*->.' r 1 ** ^Ls^- 3 o^ 

Dated the 2nd of Rajab, a.h. I220=a.d. 1805, 26th 
of September. 

Ff. 176, 11. 19 ; careless Nasta'lik ; size, iof in. by 6J in. 

[Elliot 359.] 


Gauharnama-i -'alam (JLc 8~«U r&y)- 

History of Kashmir, composed by Badi'-aldin Abu- 
alkasini Muhammad Aslam, with the takhallus Mun'imi, 
son of Maulawi Muhammad A'zam Kul, known as 
Mustaghni (see fol. 5 b ), and dedicated to the emperor 
Shah 'Alam Bahadur Padishah (a.d. 1759-1786), from 
whom it has got the name JLc Loli _ajJ~(foL io b , 1. 4) 
or sLil) iisH JLc j*y, as it is called on fol. 1 2 a , 1. 2 ; 
see besides fol. 9 b , 1. 4; fol. io a , 11. 5 and 12. 

The author Mun'imi (fol. n a , 1. 1) states in the 
preface, on fol. 7 b , that in his work the history of 
Khwajah Muhammad A'zam, the son of Khair-alzaman 
Khan, which bears the title ■ . , .f.S ^Lgjl. (contained in 
the preceding copy), is reproduced with very few altera- 
tions ; see ff. 5 b and 7 b . The author of the latter work, 
we suppose, is Muu'imi's father, though he does not 
say so. 

He represents, like all his predecessors, the Rajataran- 
gini as the source of all Kashmirian history; it was trans- 
lated and, together with information derived from other 
sources, edited by Mulla, Husain Kadiri, and after him 
by Haidar Malik Hawar ( J3 U. eUL> jX~j*). See fol. 6 b , 
1. 7, and 11. 14, 15 (comp. No. 316). Besides he quotes 
another work on Kashmirian history, composed by Nur- 
aldin Wall, 'in Kashmiri,' ^^jS u bp. (see fol. 7 b ult.; 
fol. 8 a , 1. 4 sq.); it is called ».*b ^j. A learned Kash- 
mirian, Maulana Ahmad, a contemporary of Sultan 
Zain-alabidin (a.d. 1423 -1474), translated it into 
Persian under the title of LJjill if^ (see fol. 8 a , 1. 8). 
About the history of the discovery of this work, see 
ff. 8 a , 8 b . 

All the sources of which he made use are enumerated 
on fol. 9 a : jX ^ \j^ jl ^x^ ^jp—Jji xL, ^3 

i jyi ^-^VH ' 

■ (J^" 1 ' A-i-s.-* »-3-l»i» jl enljL-J 

;l ij^SXVs. ^U — uxi^ 

^ Lbjl^l^l^l 

ia.^i>.jl ^Lj>.yi jj\y - 


jl l^^JU-a- 5-*LJLj! 




*— .1, • M i _ 

^jLii (_<;_• 5JJ.5 Jicl «-=-ly> >— » ; ! *> ' ^ j ; » ■* 



It contains an introduction, six books (tabakah), 
and a conclusion ; of these we have in the present MS. 
the introduction and books 1-5, the fifth not quite 
complete. The remainder is either wanting or was 
never composed at all. 

Author's preface on fol. i a . 

Introduction on fol. 1 2 b . Geographical description of 

First tabakah on fol. 2i a . The kings who ruled it 
before and immediately after the deluge. 

Second tabakah on fol. 67". The early Hindu Rajas. 

Third tabakah on fol. ioi b . The first Muhammadan 
rulers, the Shahmiri dynasty. 

Fourth tabakah on fol. I58 b . The Cakan dynasty. 

Fifth tabakah on fol. 200 b till end. The Moghul 
emperors as rulers of Kashmir. It breaks off abruptly 
with a.h. 1 1 50, during the reign of Muhammad Shah 
( + A. h. ii6i=a.d. 1748). 

According to the index in the preface (fol. 1 2 a ) the 
sixth tabakah contains, or was to contain, the history of 
the rise of the Afghans, the conquest of Kashmir by 
Ahmad Shah, till the time when the author wrote. 

Conclusion, on some peculiarities and wonderful 
things of Kashmir. 

Beginning : 



cUiilj cIjjI 

A^-oJI sill X^y\ sill yt iT^li. y-JJil uLa. u» 

1*5 l**li 


■ljj u 



Mun'imi must have written in the latter half of the 
last century, and to this time we may also assign the 
present copy. 

! in. by 7f in. 

[Ouselet 183.] 

Ff. 265, 11. 15; NastaTlk; size, i 


Khulasat-alansfib (i_>L«Jil1 jLe5U»). 

A genealogy of the Afghans, together with a refuta- 
tion of the doctrines of the Rafidis, composed by Hafii 
Rahmat bin Shah 'Alam of the tribe Kuta-khail 1 (see 
fol. io n , 1. 1). The title occurs on fol. i3 b . See B. Dorn, 
History of the Afghans, I, p. xii, No. 1 3 ; and Rieu i. 
p. 212. 

After a long preface of eight chapters of praise (LJ) 
on fol. i a -9 b he proceeds to state that many Afghans, 
amongst the whole tribe Kuta-khail, had settled in 
India, that in course of time they had forgotten their 
genealogies and mutual relationship, which it is necessary 
to know according to the laws of the Kuran. To fill 
up this want he wrote the present work, and adduces as 

1 His own descent he describes on fol. 19". Comp. No. 332. 

his sources, on fol. 13*, the ^jt^a. jjli. ±->j>y, jri}y 



the tadhkirah of Akhund Darwiza (see 

JH biW* ;■> 

about him B. Dorn, Chrestomathy of the Pushtu 

Language, p. v, No. ii). Besides this he received much 

information from living persons, the heads of clans, etc. 

On fol. 14* the work itself begins 

Pol. 1 6*. ^jJI V L^ pJi, ty\ J1j»l (jLj.. 
Fol. 20 b . A-J^JI X^£- y^J ^^-j u Lj. 
As usual, the origin of 'Abd-alrashid is traced back 
to the Israelites, king Talut, etc. (fol. 2 i b ). 
Fol. 35 b . sLioU »li A,t\j£i. 
Fol. 38*. Jm\ si } \ a Lj,. 
Fol. 5o b . yL, ^^j ^.1 tfiji J\±ijji jtj- 

Fol. 57 b . yLjliib jy^ ji^uubL- jjt ^\ya\ ^lo. 
Jjl 8j-i. 

Ff. 618-9 I». JxAJIj ^^ 1 j3 l ^~sr^' A~aJU jL) 

That this latter chapter is not an appendix, but 
belongs' originally to the work, can be proved from the 
sixth chapter ( . * *• ij\jJ) of the preface, where he 
promises to give a refutation of the Rafidis at the end 
of the work, on account of its being too large to be 
contained in a chapter of the introduction (fol. 5 b , 11. 1, 2). 
To this announcement he refers back at the beginning 
of the last chapter, fol. 6i a , 1. 10. 

The author sometimes quotes verses in Pushtu. The 
Arabic hymn, with Pushtu translation, which, according 
to Dr. Dorn's statement, occurs at the end of the book, 
is not to be found in this copy. 

Beginning : l Xe ^^L-J1j sjJuJIj cr JAxJ1 Z>j si! s^Ji 

^U- y As^ A»-» ^.t.-vI 4jLv"1j »JTj jJls* idj-~, 
JI ,1-^1 Ol* ^•■y 1, ejUt>-o X . . r». SJ \j. 


According to some verses at the end this work was 
completed in Rajab, a.h. ii84=a.d. 1770, October, 

Ff. 91, 11. 11 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 8f in. by 5| in. 

[OUSELEY 172.] 


A large paper roll, containing the pedigree of the 
Afghan tribes, their origin being traced back to Abra- 
ham, Isaac, Jacob, Benjamin, Saul, Armeah, Afghan, who 
' is believed to have been General to Solomon, and from 
his name the Afghans are so called.' Some historical 
explanations are added. 

At the top we read: '(Pedigree) of the Afghans, 
taken from a Manuscript written by the late Hafiz 
Khimut.' This Hafiz Khimut occurs at the end of 
the pedigree, and to his name the following note is 
added : ' Who commanded the Rohilla army on the day 




when the English conquered Kutteer for the Vizier. 
He was shot gallantly fighting for his country, and left 
behind him eleven sons, who, after long confinement at 
Lucknow, were at last set at liberty by orders of the 
English, and permitted to retire to their own country.' 

On comparing this with the ' History of the Afghans, 
translated from the Persian of NeametUllah by B. Dorn,' 
preface, p. xii, we are led to believe that this pedigree is 
excerpted and translated into English from the i*.5U» 
i_)L~3 511, composed in Persian by Hafiz Rahmat bin Shah 
'Alam. He was the ruler of Rohilkand since a.d. 1749, 
and was killed in the battle of Kattarah, a.d. 1774, 
April 23, against the combined forces of the East-India 
Company and the "Wazir of Oudh. Comp. K. F. Neu- 
mann, Geschichte des Englischen Reiches in Asien 
(Leipzig, 1857), vol. i. p. 493. 

The biography of Hafiz Rahmatkhan is written 
by his own son, see ' The Life of Hafiz Ool-Hoolk, 
Hafiz Rheniat Khan, written by his son, the Newab 
Moost Ujab Khan Bahadoor, entitled Goolistan-i- 
Rhemat. Abridged and translated from the Persian 
by Charles Elliot, London, 1831.' 

[OUSELEY 410.] 


Tuhfat-alalam ( JUJ1 lis 3 ). 

A quite modern geographical, historical, and bio- 
graphical work on Shustar (in Khuzistan), with a great 
deal of special information on this town, accounts of 
travels, memoirs, and many interesting notices on the 
general history of Hindustan, composed by 'Abd-allatif 
bin Abi Talib almusawi al-shustari, and given by him 
as a present to the i_>L*j>IS <_>Cj, the cousin of 'Alijanab 
Sayyid Abu-alkasim bin Sayyid Radi, commonly called 
Mir 'Alam Bahadur, wherefore this book is entitled 
Tuhfat-i-'Alam ; see fol. i b , 1. 10 sq. : 


»Lil i^il 5 .V? > 


\j i—aJu. JLo ji c5lLl ^5^. 

di) 1 J 


A»*l ijj> j pU^lj jIj^-I JjLaj j jj—Ls-jl Lli . 

JJl Jjl ji\^i, Jlc j^> ^JAi* ^ij xL~ j^JJ ^,UJ1 ^\ 
JLU-> O »■ a ' , sjJj ^Ijl [3 Ji^ jj jjLi^lj 5-aj=* <JJ >AiJ Jji 

J^_J xib ijjS, JJ UjUj^jI j (j^lT ib 1^ c^-ia. ^1 , jjf 
iisr 5 SJ [C*— - • 5 ^1j jbaJ^ll ^jl ^iij ,jVi : 5 jUj «_Js 
'dJl. »J ^5H JJl ^ J (*^3-^ Vl>j**a- (jl ic»lj fbj Jbdl. 

This copy is dated the 28th of Rabi'-alawwal, a. h. 
1229= a.d. 1814, March 19th; the last year which 
occurs in the work itself is a.h. i2I4=a.d. 1799. 

Beginning : i^l^ u^-"- 5 l_*^Ja_lc sj i^JLo jjixJj 

~fi ^ilTjj^j. (jl^ j UfjJiH s-*-^ "L=>- Another copy 

of the same work is in Cat. Berol., No. 210. 

Ff. 259,11.17-19; Nasta'lik, quite modern handwriting; the 
single leaves are mounted; size, 13^ in. by S| in. 

[Elliot 382.] 

VII. Collections of Historical Contents. 

Jawami'- wa lawami' - alriwayat (x_«L-=>. 

A good, old, and complete copy of the celebrated 
collection of tales and anecdotes, composed during the 
reign of the Slave-king Abu-almuzaffar Shams-aldin 
Altamish (a.h. 6o7-633 = a. d. 1211-1236) of Dihli, 
by Maulana Nur-aldin (or, according to others, Jamal- 
aldin) Muhammad 'Aufi, the famous author of the oldest 
Persian tadhkirah, the Lubab-alalbab, and dedicated to 
the Wazir of that kiDg, Abu-almahamid (also styled 
Abu-almafakhLr wa almakarim and Abu-alinakarim wa 
alma' ali) Nizam-almulk bin Abi Sa'd aljunaidi, at whose 
desire the author compiled this work, and finished it 
a. h. 625. It is commonly styled e^UlXll x_«L».; see 
H. Khalfa ii. p. 510 ; J. Briggs, History of the Rise, etc., 
i. p. 212 ; Rieu ii. p. 749 sq. ; G. Fliigel, i. pp. 410-412 ; 
J. Aumer, pp. 56 and 57; Journal of the Asiatic 
Society of Bengal, vol. xxiii (1854), p. 258, No. 191 ; 
"W. Nassau Lees, Materials, p. 30; Elliot, History of 
India, ii. pp. 155-203, etc. It is divided into four 
kisms, each of which contains twenty-five babs. 

Contents : 

Volume I (No. 171): 

First kism on fol. 1 1 ', treating of the knowledge of 
God (.\Sx>jj\ udjJv*. o-s^jt-o ,.>), and beginning : 

^j-j-o (^LJj 

A complete index of the whole work is given on 
ff. 4 b -7 b . The twenty-five babs of this kism are found 
here on ff. 7b, 16°, 32*, 44b, 94b I45 a I5 8a j ^^ I7? b ) 
i86 a , 193a, 207a, 230% 25i a , 263b 272^, 281 11 , 289b, 
296b, 300b, 302b 307a, 309a, 311b, and 3i3 a . 

Volume II (No. 172) : 

Second kism on fol. i b , treating of good morals ( .j 
i-^j* _^~-j »■* ; » •> ^^.1 ciW^.)) an d beginning : -^, 


1 oA 

5U.I ...15C 

2nty-five babs are found 

28b 35a, 38a, 40 b 43 b 47 b 53 b 57 b 6l b; 

The twenty-five babs are found here on ff. ib, 4b 6» 

I2 D , 24 

64b, 71b, 76% 80b, 84b, 89b, 92 a ( 96a 101a,' ro8a, and 

m a . 

Third kism on fol. 1 1 7b, treating of blamable con- 
duct (j.^-»J~» j5U>l ^jUj j*), and beginning : ^-L.* ^S-^ 




The twenty-five babs are found here on ff. 117b, 
121*, i24 a , 127a 130b 134b I3 8b ; I43 a I4 8b ; I52 b ) 
156b i6o a , 164b, i68 a , 171* 174b, 178b, 182", i86 a , 
189b, 194a, 198b 204 a , 2o8 b , and 214". 

Fourth kisrn on fol. 219b, treating of cosmographical 
and other miscellaneous matters (..>L» JLa.1 ^bj .* 
ij\ j~£ j ^Ul^a. *jUoj jib j^Ls^ ^Jl^), and begin- 
ning : Jl i^*L5o jl»1 sil, ^j--. ^b-, j a,^ 

The twenty-five babs are found here on ff. 219b 222b 
225*, 228b 232% 235b, 239", 244b, 248b, 255", 259% 
272* 278", 2 8 3 a , 285b, 2 8 9 a , 293b, 297", 3 oi», 305b, 
3°9 a . 3i5 a i 32 2a > 3 2 5 a . and 328b. 

The second kism was finished by the darwish 'Ali 
Katib, the 20th of Ramadan, a.h. 832 = a. d. 1429, 
June 23; the fourth by the same, a.h. 833=a. d. 
1429, 1430. 

No. 171, ff. 319 ; No._i72, ff. 333 ; U. 25 ; Naskh! ; illuminated 
frontispiece at the beginning of each kism ; gilt edges ; binding 
green and gold ; size, 13 in. by 9! in. ' [Elliot 171, 172.] 


Another copy of the same work. 

Contents : 

First kism on fol. ib, incomplete at the beginning; 
the first words, LJ j djb. Lj, correspond to Elliot 
171, fol. 3 b 

Index on ff. 2 a -4 a . 

Second kism on fol. 252b. 

Third kism on fol. 332b. 

Fourth kism on fol. 427b. 

The right order of ff. 

"9-533 w: 119, 124,120-123, 

1257530. 532, 53i. 533- 

Finished in the month Jumada-alawwal, a.h. 1042 = 
A. D. 1632, November-December. Some pages effaced 
or injured. Occasional notes and glosses on the margin. 
At the end, on fol. fojp, there is added a description of 
Isfahan, beginning : Jl o-J ^L^. ^1 jl cl LijLj. 

F f - 533. U- 25 : Nastalik ; illuminated frontispieces at the 
beginning of the second, third, and fourth kisms ; binding brown 
and gold ; large waterspots, worm-eaten ; a part of ff. 484b, 485", 
and the whole of fol. 508^ left blank ; size, 12 in. by 7 J in. 

[Elliot 169.] 


The same. 

Contents : 

First kism on fol. ib. Index on ff. 4 a ~5 a . A lacuna 
after fol. 215 (corresponding to Elliot 171, fol. 273b, 
1. 19, to fol. 2751, 1. 14). 

Second kism on fol. 246b (some stories are missing 
on fol. 249b; comp. Elliot 172, ff. 9-10). 

Third kism on fol. 3 1 6 b . 

Fourth kism on fol. 390b. 

Finished the 20th of Muharram, a.h. io49=a. d. 
1639, May 23. 

. Ff. 4 6 7, II. 25 i Nasta'lik; several pages injured or effaced; 
size, i 2 | in. by 8 in. [Elliot 173.] 


The same. 

Contents : 

First kism on fol. 8 a . 
Second kism on fol. 384 s . 
Third kism on fol. 505". 
Fourth kism on fol. 6 1 2 b . 

Dated the 25th of Rajah, a.h. 1061= a. d. 1651, 
July 1 4, by Sa'd-allah bin 'Abdallah of Burhanpur. 

Ff- 731, 11. 23 ; clear and distinct Nasta'lik ; some pages worm- 
eaten ; size, I2| in. by 7£ in. [Fbaser 125.] 


The same. 

Contents : 

First kism on fol. ib. Index on ff. 4 and 5. 

Second kism on fol. 226 a . 

Third ljism on fol. 2911. The heading, preface, and 
some stories of the eighteenth Mb are missing (cor- 
responding to Elliot 172, fol. i82 a , 1. 10, to fol. i83 a , 
last line). 

Fourth kism on fol. 357 a . 

The third kism was finished on a Wednesday, in the 
month Dhu-alhijjah, a.h. io67=a.d. 1657, September- 
October; the fourth the 26th of Sha'ban, a.h. 1160, at 
Lahur (a. d. 1747, September 2), that is to say, the last 
leaf was supplied at that date by a modern hand. 

Ff 425, 11. 25; Naskh! ; a little worm-eaten; illuminated 
frontispiece on fol. I" ; adorned headings at the beginning of the 
last three kisms ; the first eight and the last sixteen leaves are 
put into a modern margin of white paper ; a beautiful flower on 
fol. 225 1 '; size, I2| in. by 8 in. [Elliot 174.] 


Another copy of kisms II-IV of the same. 

Second kism on fol. ib. 

Third kism on fol. 157b. 

Fourth kism on fol. 3io a . 

An index at the beginning of each kism. Some 
lines of the conclusion are missing. At the end a Jkj. 
No date. ' 

Ff. 478, 11. 18; Nasta'lik ; size, 12 in. by 8 in. 

[Elliot 170.] 


A fragment of the same work. 

This fragment contains the portion from the middle 
of the first bab of the first kism ( = Elliot 171, fol. I2 a , 
1. 14) to the beginning of the twenty-first bab (= Elliot 
171, fol. 302b, 1. 3 ab infra), from which (in the middle 
of fol. 290") it suddenly goes over to the beginning of 
the twenty-fifth bab (Elliot 171, fol. 313 s , 1. 14), and 
continues as far as Elliot 171, fol. 317b, 1. 10. 

Beginning : Jjjji ^ eLij i^jlj^a.j ,j c*J=* ^Jj 
Jl S. i"> < l j^ij,\x\ f^j\ u dyJo; ,.|1 ,*i Lj. 


U b ^,1 









In several places, especially towards the end, the 
original of this copy must have been destroyed or 
rendered illegible ; of the blanks, some are left, some 
are filled out by a more modern hand. 

Not dated. 

Originally 294 ff. according to the Arabic numbers ; at the 
beginning nine leaves are wanting and the end is also imperfect ; 
11. 23 ; Naskhi, on dark brown paper; size, 13J in. by 7^ in. 

[Ouseley 361.] 


Tarjuma-i-Jami'-alhikayat (i^>l>l5v-il .a-ola- t^a.^5). 

A literal Turkish translation of the same work 
(here also styled e^lolj Jl f-*\yi* cdLjIXJ! «_^U^-), 
by Salih bin Jalal, who made it at the request of 
Sultan Bayazid bin Sulaimankhan bin Salimkhan bin 
Muradkhan bin Muhammadkhan bin Yaldarim Baya- 
zidkhan bin Murad bin Urkhan bin 'Uthman, and died 
a. h. 973=A. d. 1565 ; comp. G-. Fliigel, i. p. 413. The 
translator's preface begins on fol. i b thus : 

a b«0i 





The first kism of the original work begins on fol. 4 b ; 
the second on fol. 252°; the beginning of the third and 
fourth is not marked, all the headings being omitted 
in the last half of the copy ; there is only headed the 
ninth bab of the third kism, on fol. 350". The copy is 
complete, but not dated. 

Ff. 450, 11. 25-30; Naskhi ; size, 10J in. by 6g in. 

[Sale 47.] 


Tarjumat-altakmilah (iL»\JI JL*syj). 

A collection of legends on eminent Muslims, dis- 
tinguished by piety and learning. From the preface 
we learn the following facts : 

Shaikh 'Abdallah bin As'ad Alyafi'i Alyamani, who 
diedA.H. 768 or 77i=A.d. 1366 or 1369, composed 
two works in Arabic on the same subject : one called 
^jy>Uil i^j» (or J»Uil i-a^U>, according to H. Khalfa 
iii. 160), chiefly relating to Shaikh 'Abd-alkadir Jilani 
(who died A. h. 561 = a. d. 1166); the other called 
^i-LaJI eylA5C». ^9 ^^j^a-bJl o^j))' which is noticed 
by H. Khalfa iii. 488, and which was translated into 
Turkish by Sururi. To this latter work the same 
author composed a complement (il»X5), and of this 
complement the present work is the Persian transla- 
tion. The translator first got acquainted with the 
original at Madinah, and he undertook the translation 
at the request of his teacher, ijj^- 4-=-^ ^J-" J^W *ft"«i 
and of several pious men of Yaman. The translator's 
name is not mentioned in the book itself. It contains 
200 legends (i^blx»). 

H. Khalfa, iii. 81, mentions a Persian collection of 
legends of saints, cr *i.LJ! ^Ll5la., by Shaikh 'Uthman 
bin 'Ulnar Alkalvf, divided into twenty babs, each bab 
of ten hikayat (that is, 200 legends). Possibly our 

complement is identical with the ^^i-LaJl eyLl£j» 
mentioned by H. Khalfa. A poetical Persian version 
of this il»5o was made by Abdi in India, under Shah- 
jahan, a.h. 105 1; see A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 307. 

Beginning : Jusl aL-xJI t sul*£\ X)y^~^ Jl sJLS x+M 

"jl »_»jIj-» ^ ^jfi-Uil i-o^U>. i_>bo ^jjjs. •& s-iLi. iill . 

No date. But there occur some dates of former 

owners: for instance, Jumada-alakhar, a.h. 9io=a.d. 

1504, November- December; a.h. 914 = a. d. 1508, 

1509; a.h. 925, nth of Sha'ban = A.D. 1519, 8th of 

August, etc. 

Ff. 241, 11. 15; Naskhi; the first two pages richly adorned; 
size, 9| in. by 5| in. [Hust. Donat. 10.] 


Another copy of the same. 

This copy was made during the reign of Muhammad 
Shah, A. d. 1719-1748. The colophon is incomplete: 
Z \, , ■ VI lSjVA\ iiJ^iJI ii~^' *'x& ^ Xi *Uj 
A_i r U> Jl (.^LJlj (read il*5oJL>) iU5djb «^UU 

Beginning the same as in the preceding copy. 

Ff. 193, 11. 15 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 8| in. by 5 in. 

[Ouseley 37.] 


Zubdat-al'ulum (-^jJI »•>>})}■ 

A collection of legends and traditions of Muhammad 
and his companions, the first four Khalifs, the cele- 
brated Muhammadan Shaikhs and 'Ulamas, the Saints, 
the chiefs and commanders of the mystical congregation 
(the Aktab, Autad, and Abdal), together with an account 
of the miracles worked by the Shaikh Muhyi-aldin 
'Abd-alkadir Juan! (who died a.h. 561 = a. d. 1166), 
and of discussions on hell and paradise by Twad 
Hisari, who composed this work as a token of his 
reverence and gratitude towards his protector and 
benefactor, Khwajah Bakijan Ghiyath-almillah, alduii- 
yah wa aldin Tmad-aldin ; comp. fol. 2 b . The name of 
the author and the title of the book appear on fol. 2 a , 
1. 15, and fol. 4 a , 1. 6, but no date of composition is 
found anywhere. The work is divided into six babs, 
viz. : 

|jj* J^-r> O-J u^^sr* ^1 sJ ( -ajLoi».yi i jl Jj 1 ! c_>b, 
on fol. 4 a . 

^J-c j jjUic j j+s- i Jki, ^\ j.iL-I^Ti jl pi i_>b, 
on fol. 2 5 a . 

fol. 46". 

ji\y _, 


l_»i.c Si ji _-— ljL), on 

on fol. 54 b . 

t_)Uajl jSi jl ,yW». 




^i^ilyUJl.onfol. 116b. 

^XaJl, on fol. l6l a . 

Beginning : \. ^.iLo^ j.xs^Ij u"Lj— _j JjJj" L 

J i£r» air** 

The single traditions, legends, sayings, etc. always 
begin with a phrase like o— 1 JJii, or o»— I ,-i» ,J, or 
u^J Jji-i-o, or o^-^^s* etc. 

No date. 

Ff. 190, 11. 19; Nasta'lik ; the original leaves are put into 
a modern margin ; illuminated vignette and frontispiece ; size, 
10 in. by 5^ in. [Elliot 420.] 


Another anonymous collection of miscellaneous 
traditions, legends, etc., defective both at the beginning 
and end, without any chapter-headings. The single 
stories are introduced by the phrase u c*-l JiJ. It 
begins abruptly on fol. i a thus : Jl — 5o jl Jju ,j>iLu> 

t J 

Ff. 320, 11. 17; clear and distinct Nasta'lik ; the last pages a 
little injured at the top ; size, 8^ in. by 4! in. 

[Seld. 27 SUP.] 


A short fragment of the same. 

Avery short fragment of the same anonymous collec- 
tion, defective also both at the beginning and end. The 

first words run thus 




The last words are : . . . . x>*s>- (jjjjl rf X-s,Lj^ . 

Ff. 1-16, 11. 17; Nasta'lik, written by the same hand as the 
preceding copy ; size, 8£ in. by 4! in. [Seld. 28 SOP.] 


Nigaristan (^Ll-Axj). 

A collection of historical anecdotes of celebrated men 
from the time of Nizar bin Ma'add bin 'Adnan to that 
of the author. It was composed by Ahmad bin Mu- 
hammad bin Abd-alghafur al-Ghaffari Alkazwini, 
a.h. 959=a.d. 1552 1 . He died a.h. 975 = a.d. 1567. 
On the fly-leaf (a) is written a biographical note, taken 
from the chronicle of 'Abd-alkadir Bada'uni, which 
states that the author was a descendant of Imam Najm- 
aldin 'Abd-alghaffar (died 665), who composed a Sha- 

1 This date is the numerical value of the characters of 
JJii. „j l^.ijlXj, contained in the last verse of the work. 

fi'ite law-book, Alhawi (see H. Khalfa iii. p. 5) ; that 
he himself wrote besides the Nigaristan the Jahan-ara 
and the Mujmil-altawarikh, a chronicle from Adam till 
Muhammad ; and that he died on returning from the 
pilgrimage to Makkah, a.h. 975. SeeW.Morley, p. 50 ; 
Kieu i. p. 106 ; M. Krafft, p. 87; Catalogue des Manu- 
scrits et Xylographes, etc., p. 276. An extract is given 
by B. Dorn, Ausziige, etc., pp. I'ri — fro. For other 
extracts see Elliot, History of India, ii. pp. 504-506. 

This MS. is of particular value, being the hrouillon 
of the author himself. End (added on the margin of 
fol. 152 11 by the first hand) : 


Jij 1 . • . . nS JO ij^-J W L». 


i^— » 


<j) y ^3) uy 


>l5« S-fiJjJ, -_X-^o jJS 

.1 i^ui aji ji jr **i\ 

8,1X11 ^jS- (AJI sUj (^LiliJl o-^a. jjj-;. 

Besides we read on the title-page (fol. i a ) this note 
of a manus secunda : 

,L\j j_),1j <_jbj 

U v 

and by the same hand (current Shikasta), on the 
reverse side of the fly-leaf, that this copy was written 




1 W 




' by the noble 
author Maulana, Ahmad Alghaffari,' and that one 
Mirza Sayyid Muhammad made a present of it to 
Muhammad Sa'id, on the 7th of Shawwal, A. h. 1142 = 
A. d. 1730, April 25th, though being well aware of its 
great value (1^ s-sr— > y— jst^' i_>Isj ^j^j^ ^yr) ^>- 
\j ^b Jj-J Jijj Joj_j^j ; Ll>1_j jjj. iji\i c^*L-~j 
jjjj-oj a yi,j^). Ou the same page the scribe of this 
has given his name and time, of which statement very 
little else but the beginning of his name ' Husain ' is 

A third note of a different hand (likewise Shikasta) 
we find on the fly-leaf (a) : y> u L^lxT ts~-> X*» jUJ 
ejU-lC 5J0I: ii>,l^c ^-X^o- J-i nJuiLi-t iS 1 If. ii-u 

O ■■■;» SjJ— o ^ji ^Le\ O J-l SJOJ U- • ■ • • »J^>U*4. Of 

the following, one part is blotted out and the other does 
not concern the question of the origin of this copy. 

This copy contains — 

(a) The original design of the work by Alghaffari. 
"We are obliged to assume that he afterwards revised 
and increased this considerably — in short, made 
that redaction of the Nigaristan, in which it became 
generally known. Comparing this copy with the other, 
No. 339, we find that the latter is much more copious. 

(6) A collation on the margin, made with a copy of 

1 There is a rasure and a hole in the paper. 
N 2 



the common redaction. All that this contains more is 
added by the collator. Besides he has corrected single 

The collation is written in a hand different from that 
of the text. All these notes are subscribed ^. 

(c) A mass of other marginalia, which may have 
been written by Alghaffari himself. They are super- 
scribed either sJsjL; (note, in which the pronunciation 
of a word is fixed), or sJu.^ (literally ' ligature,' here 
' explanatory note'), or j~~Ju, or t ,-v.J (translation of 
the Kuran verses into Persian). To all these notes is 
subscribed j-~«, by which we understand ' originating 
from him,' viz. the author of this book. 

These notes, we must add, do not form part of the 
common redaction; they are not found in No. 339. 
We suppose the author collated them in his autograph 
chiefly for his own information ; likewise, perhaps, in 
order to prepare himself for making the final edition of 
his work. 

(d) Additional notes, further explanations or correc- 
tions of the facts told by Alghaffari. They are all 
subscribed by j ■_•<■■ ' Sa'id ; ' and this Sa'id is the same 
Muhammad Sa'id of whom it is stated on the fly-leaf 
that he (a.h. 1142) got this book as a present (see 
above). Besides we have a statement of his on fol. 3", 
under the text (small Shikasta), where he says that 
the author has sometimes made mistakes, and that he, 
the humble Sa'id (a. h. i 145), corrected them ; meaning 
by this, we suppose, his marginal notes, because the 
text of the present copy has not undergone any special 
alteration, but agrees entirely with the other copy, 
No. 339, which is dated a. h. 1077 (or 1078), therefore 
previous to Sa'id for a long time. 

Beginning : 







■j l" ..»i.l-\j. 

For an edition of the work this MS. would be an 
excellent basis. It was edited at Bombay in 1858 
(lithograph); see Trtibner's Record, No. 37, p. 270. 

Ff. 1-152,11. 17; small, current Nasta'Uk ; size, 8| in. by 5^ in. 

[Ouseley 46.] 


According to a note on fol. i a these four leaves, too, 
purport to be written by Alghaffari himself (^1 
c*J ^jb-ylxi i_aLa^ ks^ j~j Jj) j^ff*) ', the rest of 
this note is not completely preserved. 

They contain, in a short introduction and five 
chapters, some general reflections, illustrated by his- 
torical anecdotes, similar to those of the Nigaristan, 
chiefly about the Turkmans, Kara-Yusuf, the head 
of the Kara-koyunlu tribe, Bayazid, and Timur, etc. 

"Whether Alghaffari is not only the scribe, but also 
the author of this, is not stated. 

Beginning: u Uj u Uj J^f* »5 o-J-j-y ^j* 


End : .£lj ,_>— i^U-J j\ Jjoj 


■ jLotiaa jL^JLwJ 


i»uu-« ^L^j; A^y \j~-*y 


aj 1 u— : 
,1 y 


. . i-jL> —IjLjj e^> 


The writing of this piece looks very different from 
that of the Nigaristan ; it may, however, be identical 
with it, supposing that it is a hurried and careless 

No date. 

Ff. I54 b -i57 b , 11. 16 ; small Shikasta; size, 8J in. by 5J in. ; 
dark yellow paper. [Ouseley 46.] 


Another copy of the Nigaristan. 

It is dated according to the colophon on fol. 272*, 
the 16th of Dhu-alka'dah, a.h. 1077 =a. d. 1667, May 
10th. The last number is not quite certain ; originally 
it seems to have been a seven ; but it is painted over 
with a figure in red ink, which can be taken for an 
eight. In this case the date would be 1078. 

A copious table of contents on fourteen folios is pre- 
fixed to the whole, being compiled by Munshi Ghulani 
Muhammad, A.H. 1222 = A.D. 1807, for a European 
(,_*j>.Lo c*^yj yiili jjL^j ^^u^-jLb-). See the note 
on fol. I4 a . 

Ff. 272, 11. 19 ; Nasta'Uk ; size, 10J in. by 6 in. 

[Ouseley 282.] 


A third copy of the same. 

No date. Beginning the usual one. 

Margin-column, ff. 22i b -52j b , 11. 44; Nasta'Uk ; illuminated 
heading. [Elliot 345.] 


Several extracts from a historical work, finished 
a.h. io88=a.d. 1677, during the reign of Aurangzib. 
The author is unknown. 

The historical information given in these extracts is 
not very detailed ; the chief object of the author seems 
to have been to fix the chronological dates by chrono- 

1. Ff. 51-59: 

a. Ff. 5i~54 b . History of the Safawi kings from the 
foundation of the dynasty by Shah Ismail, A.H. 906, 
to the reign of Shah Sulaiman, a.h. 1088, wheu this 
was composed. 



ijsif' oJ^Li. t ^-k^-> i->>^ 
JL«» «jj jL"..i..ft. j^aXj j_ib 1 ill. ^j-JL«j« (jL*.? 




°- Ff. 55-59. Chronological review of the chief 
events which happened during the above-stated period. 
To every date a chronogram is added. It comprises 
the conquests, buildings, births of princes, their mar- 
riages, festivals, appointments, etc. Beginning : ±>j]y 



The last date that occurs is a. h. 1062 
2. Ff. 60-62. Title: ilJ± ^Ulijb 

'« — kuUjj,) J^L—* t5^L->j 


An account of the reign of Sultan Ghiyath-addin, king 
of Malwah, a.h. 873-C;o6=a.d. 1468-1500. 

This agrees almost literally with Firishta's report 
(see J. Briggs, History of the Rise, etc., vol. iii. 
pp. 236-239). It was either enlarged with some more 
details from Firishta, or taken from the Ta'rikh-i- 
Hakki by 'Abd-alhakk Dihlawi (see No. 195 and W. 
Jlorley, p. 63, 11. 13, 14). It corresponds almost literally 
with No. 245, ff. 279 a -28i a (the following three leaves 
are additions, and relate to Aurangzib, not to the kings 
of Malwah) ; the report, however, in this chronicle is 
fuller than that of No. 245. 

3. Ff. 6 2 b-67*. Title: Cic £LJL, ^iL, ±>Js 





a. Ff. 62l>-67b, I. 2. History of the Timurides both 
in Iran (fol. 63a, 1. 12) and in India (fol. 65a, 1. 14), 
from a.h. 781 to the date of this composition, a.h. 

b. Fol. 67b 1. 2, till end. Review of their conquests, 
buildings, their sons, festivals, appointments, etc., 
arranged chronologically. 

This part does not seem to be complete, the last fact 
mentioned being the capture of the fort Daulatabad 
under Shahjahan. 

4. Ff. 69-78. Several letters and documents. 

Husain Nizamshah ruled the kingdom of Ahmad- 
nagar from A. h. 96i-972 = a. d. 1554-1565. 
0. Fol. 73a. niiy J± ^Ur>. <S ylijjdL. ^ySC. 

c. Fol. 74a 

d. Fol. 75! 

e. Fol. 78a. 




■yJ*jXSL*> t-j^JLX-* <w)L 

lif ^ULJI lAs 



oU jl 

Si, SJ 5 

ijj a \j> sill J-A» i_jlk: — o i_,£i u * ) \\j\ ^Jk 
/. Fol. 78a. jLt^. oJji j\ j£ ^Ji, ^ Ujl Jj 



r^ e 




5._Ff. 79-86. Title: JIlc &JL, 

r* J 

a. Ff. 79-84. History of the kings (KutbsMhs) of 
Gulkundah from the foundation, a. h. 9 1 2, to the date 
of this composition, a. h. 1088. 

b. Ff. 85-86. Chronological review of their con- 
quests, buildings, their sons, etc. 

Comp. J. Briggs, vol. iii. p. 321 sq. 

None of these three MSS. is dated ; however, on the 

first page of part 5 is written 1 1 ov »— . s-x 3 " <js ta 

J— Jj>.ta ' This book entered the library (?) on the 28th 

Dhu-alhijjah, a. h. ii57=a. d. 1745, 1st of February.' 

Ff. 51-86. The whole seems to have been written by the 
same hand, on dark brown paper with gold borders ; it is also 
collated. Ff. 51-67 is partly written in Sliikasta (if. 51-59), 
partly in Nasta'lik (ff. 60-67) J m tne former part the copyist 
has written square over the pages, in the latter, straight down ; 
size, 1 i$ in. by 6| in. ; on ff. 60-67 each page 11. 22. Ff. 69-78, 
11. 17; Shikasta ; size, 11 in. by 6\ in. Ff. 79-86; Nasta'lik, 
written square over the pages ; size, 1 1| in. by 6} in. 

[Ouselet 386.] 


Taj-alkisas (^a^.5,.11 _U). 

A copious work on the biography of the prophets from 
Adam to Muhammad ; it is a huge collection of tra- 
ditions and legends, gathered from commentaries of the 
Kuran, from the Hadith and Kisas literature. 

Beginning of the Arabic preface: (^jJI sJL) A_».il 
Jl \^sy^y i^jJI "\ii ytj c^jy-ib JJjuj ejvxlllj xZLjj. 

The Persian preface begins on fol. 2", 1. 3 : u-U— 

' u^i" >*jj !>*■»_/•• ic*!-*-^ cH/*' is-"!/*- lt^^T 
The title is mentioned on fol. 4 s , 1. 1 1 . As to the 
author, his name does not occur in the book itself. On 
the first page is a note which contained the whole 
name, but part of which is cut away : 

[■l.n,i] (jO-oiJI —\j 


i\fj> xtx* „lol 

The words jLo jJJUr* ^Lol are added by a much 
later hand ; the rest of the note may have been written 
by the same hand which wrote the whole, but it is not 
certain. Accordingly one part of the author's name 
was Ibn Nasr Albukhari. In the book he calls himself 
only ■ i?.\1 We do not find this work mentioned 
anywhere, nor have we succeeded in finding a clue for a 
conjecture as to the time when it was composed. 

The contents are sketched by the author himself in 

these words (fol. 4 a , 1. 6): ;*♦». 
IajL-Jj Jl* u iu ir'' J) 




lJ«_Lo |»jl3i 

J b 

\±>\5 „*\ ;1 IS>1. 


ij^a^\ iUj. ,1 i^Lahi. J_fJ<-«j (J^*'j *~*-* 'J l-*-*-^* 
SX*—-, Ja^J. jjljj) (J n-aJ ,Jj vi*-<l 3jw«l SJlJ^J. . .... j , i . 

There is no division whatever. On the creation, 
fol. 4 a ; on Adam, fol. 2 2 a ; on Idris, fol. 6o D ; on 
Abraham, fol. 87°; on Moses, fol. 251 s ; on Jesus, 
fol. 361b. On fol. 386b the part dealing with the ante- 
Muhammadan prophets is concluded ; then follows the 
history of Muhammad till the end of fol. 465. 

The book is imperfect at the end ; it concludes with 
a report of the battle at Hunain, see fol. 465 s . 




End : tjjXjJ <^y"j J ^ A -' lA^)' v-^W" 5- ^*~jj-tr> \jy$ 
uLiol A ^j^j*-Z.\ iLwJ jl Lf^r«j jL^i ,jLiJ_l ^i'l yJ 

Not dated ; carefully copied. 

Ff. 465, 11. 25 ; small Naskhi ; size, 9J in. by 5 j in. 

[Ouselbt 193.] 


Kisas-alanbia (L_J^1 ^^aj). 

Another, but much smaller work of the same con- 
tents, apparently a mere abridgment of the preceding 
one. It begins here on fol. i b thus : ^^'4 i_jLi \x&> 

»J1 &JUI — »j is}r" J-V 4 "Hr*' ' — V 3- J J $ lsI- 1 ^ 

q^ 1 ^y 


There are lacunas at once after the first and second 
leaves, as a comparison with the copy in the India 
Office (No. 14 J. 26) shows, which, moreover, differs in 
many respects from ours. According to that copy there 
are missing here the stories of Adam, Seth, Idris, Nuh, 
Hud, Salih, Shaddad, Abraham, and Jacob. The first 
story which appears here with a heading is on fol. 3 a , 
the story of Josejih. Then follow Shu'aib, Job, Dhil-al- 
karnain, Shu'aib again (repeated), Bal'am, Moses, 
Joshua, David, Solomon, Zacharias, Maria and Jesus, 
Khidr and Elias, St. George, etc. etc. On fol. 99k the 
story of Muhammad begins. The copy is defective at 
the end. 

Ff. 120, written by different hands, partly in Naskh! (on ff. 1- 

42 and 44-93,11. 18-23), partly in very careless Nasta'lik (on fol. 

43 and ff. 94-120, 11. 15-18) ; size, 9^ in. by 6| in. 

[Bodl. 649.] 


Siyar-alnabi ( , Jl j^J). 

A collection of interesting and remarkable events, 
anecdotes, traditions, and legends from the life of Mu- 
hammad and of his companions, entitled, according both 
to the fly-leaf and the colophon, ' Siyar-alnabi.' An 
author's name does not appear anywhere. It begins, 
without a preface or introduction, at once with these 
words : ±jjS~~o 

j'jfcj cr*-? jlr^ cj ,jJ j 

xi> Jj^'uks!) 


An anonymous collection of tales and traditions, 
beginning : sJj--, |Jlc S^LoJI ^ ^^-lUJl lj> &L! .wil 

**?* J- 



X*\ J^j 0»-oJo. ,J Aj 5-«->yJ tg^*" " J ^-^ J . » ■ " ■ " ■*■ ' 

Jl «JJ1 Jj--, b iS ijf \j,jS.y 

This work is much more a novel than a history, and is 
not to be confounded at all with the Arabic work of the 
same title, composed by Muhammad ibn Ishak Almut- 
talibi, and afterwards translated into Persian, A. h. 612 
(comp. No. 127). 

Copied a.h. io52=a.d. 1642. 

Ft !S4> II. 15 ; Nasta'lik; the first three pages supplied by a 
modern hand ; size, 8i in. by 5 J in. [Ouselet Add. 82.] 


J-i jj 

>J~> JJ*" 


J *JI 


Omissions everywhere. No date. 

Ff. 268 b -383», 11. 16; Nasta'lik ; size, 9^ in. by 5 in. 

[Seld. 23 sup.] 


A short Shi'itic account of Hasan and Husaiu till 
the death of the latter at Karbala, A. d. 680, the 10th 
of October. 

Beginning: , ^5** ,. l<h =. tS jJ>\ a, 




«j}lj> ,i 



End : \>Sj$ \r-> 1-^j' ■*->}/. A *» o^y>- " -V k -*' tt *5 

On the binding Sir W. Ouseley has called this 
s_ob ill ''jm, but we do not see on what authority, as no 
title occurs in the treatise itself. 

Ff. 1-4, 11. 13; Nasta'lik, on modern European paper; size, 
iof- in. by 6| in. [Ouseley 386.] 

VIII. Biography. 


Athar-alwuzarii (Kjdl \$\). 

Biographies of the most famous wazlrs from the 
oldest times down to the reign of Sultan Husain Mirza, 
composed by Saif-aldin Haji bin Nizam-al'akli, and 
dedicated to his master the great wazir Khwajah 
Kiwam-aldin Nizam-almulk alkhwafi, A. H. 883= A. d. 
1478, 1479. This date we conjecture from the follow- 
ing passage on fol. 232 11 , 1. 4 : j £j}U Li— £ ilU. 
(!) o—l ajUjUj ; 803, as here written, is nonsense, 
because there are quoted in the second makalah, on fol. 
234°, the years 871 and 872 ; on fol. 235 several times 
the year 875. Consequently we suppose that the 
transcriber omitted the number cr ^iL>i between ^iLS 
and iJL»_3L»J. It is divided into two makdlas, the 
first of which (u^ jL-J»l j Jj\ ^ii ji Jj1 JJLa_* 
o— 1 i_)U sjjljj ^T . (JjI— <) contains the history of all 
the former wazirs, arranged into twelve books according 
to the following dynasties : 

1. The ante-Muhammadan Sultans, beginning with 
the biography of Pythagoras ( r -^L ^.iL^i), on 
fol. 8". r ' 

2. The first four Khalifs on fol. 15a. 

3. The Umayyade Khalifs on fol. 1 5 b . 

4. The Abbaside Khalifs on fol. 20 b . 




5. The Samanides on fol. 1 13* 

6. The Ghaznawides on fol. 1 1 5 a . 

7. The Buyides on fol. I53 b . 

8. The Saljiiks on fol. 157b. 

9. The Khwarizmshahs on fol. 196 s . 

10. Gingizkhan and his descendants on fol. 199 s . 

11. The Muzaffarides and Ghurides on foL 2 20 b 
(heading omitted). 

12. Timur and his successors on fol. 22 2 b (number 
of the book wanting here). 

The second makdlah (i_a-ol Si .i J-»^° **■> s-JLi* 


ellU f UaJ ^aJI j jH c \y a L^ Lj.lyij'yUj) on 
fol. 232 s1 was to contain, according to the index, the 
story of Kiwam-aldin Nizani-almulk Khwafi's life, in 
four books {j> } \ J.j> } i^-i^T j5L»l Ji ^ jJT3G 

ei>Lel : W . ^ lj tyLLLC^ij .J fi.Ujs. i_>b), 

but in the text it occupies only nine pages, and no sub- 
division is found there at all. We therefore conclude 
that the author never finished his task. 


r 1 

Beginning ; ^ £ ^ ^Lijb 
Saif-aldiu's authorities are : 

'SjLiJI AjtJ ,.£ oUf'obllil 




r*> S- ] 

No date. 

Ff. 1-236, 11. 15 ; clear and distinct Nasta'lik ; the first eight 
leaves greatly injured ; size, o| in. by 5J in. [Fraser 115.] 


Tadhkirat-alshu'ara (K.'ll iSh). 

Collection of biographies of poets, by Daulatshah bin 
Ala-aldaulah Bakhtishah Samarkand!, who finished it 
a. h. 8 9 2=a. d. 1487, and dedicated it to Mir 'Ali 
Slur. It is divided into a mukaddimah, seven tabakat, 
and a khatimah. 

See S. de Sacy, Notices et Extraits, iv. p. 220 sq. ; 
A. Sprenger, Catalogue, pp. 7, 8; Catalogue des 
Manuscrits et Xylographes, pp. 308, 309; G. Flugel, 
n - PP- 366, 367; J. Aumer, p. 1 ; Das Asiatische 
Museum (ed. B. Dorn), p. 349, No. 19; Zenker i. 
p. 1 1 1, No. 917; H.Khalfaii. p. 262; Eieu i. p. 364. 
^Beginning: ^j^l jl^ j^j jb ,li s^^ya^ 
Jl eua-L-j. 

This copy was finished at Bukhara, in the month of 
Ramadan, a. h. 942 (a.d. 1536, February, March), by 
Mulla Husain bin 'Abd-al'aziz alhusaini, and purchased 

by Sir Gore Ouseley, who later prefixed a complete 
index to it at Lucknow, a.d. 1803. Some poetical 
quotations are missing. 

Ff. 191, 11. 13 ; Naskhl ; size, gf ia. by 6| in. 

[Ouseley Add. 34.] 


Another copy of the same. 

This copy was finished a. h. 97S=a. d. 1567, 1568, 
by Shaikh Muhammad bin Jalal-aldin, at Jahram (three 
farsakhs from Shiraz). The Arabic paging is wrong 
from fol. 48 to fol. 174. 

_ Ff. 284, 11. 17 ; large and distinct Nasta'lik ; illuminated fron- 
tispiece ; size, 1 1 in. by 6| in. [Elliot 389.] 


The same. 

^ This good old copy was finished in the month Rama- 
dan, a.h.- 978= A. d. 1 57 1, January-February, by 
Maulawi 'Abd-almalik. One of its former owners was 
Amin Mahmud. 

Ff. 255, 11. 19; Nasta'lik; various readings and additions on 
the margin ; the first page a little injured; size, io| in. by 61 in. 

[Elliot 388.] 


The same. 

This good and complete copy was finished by Ilyas 
Khwaju j_~Tof Dihli, on a Saturday, in the month 
Shawwal, a.h. 985 = a. d. 1577, December; and was 
presented to the Bodleian Library by Dr. Edward 
Knipe, of London, a.d. 1652, according to a Latin note 
011 the fly-leaf. 

Ff. 285, 11. 17; clear and distinct Nasta'lik; illuminated 
frontispiece ; size, 91 in. by 5J in. '[Bodl. 120.] 


The same. 

This good old mounted MS., the first and last leaves 
of which are a little injured, is dated a.h. 999=a. d. 
159°. 1 59 1. by Mj* eH ^ ijLc cr » J _l (as far as we 
can decipher the colophon). An incomplete index, 
comprising the first sixty poets, is written on the fly- 
leaves by a modern European hand. 

Ff. 311, 11. 15 ; Nasta'lik ; illuminated but half-effaced frontis- 
piece ; size, 9 in. by 5$ in. [Elliot 391.] 


The same. 

An excellent old copy, but unfortunately the date is 
forgotten. It concludes with the word £>fc. On the 
inner side of the binding, at the end^there is found 
the following printed notice on the MS. : ' This is a 
good, fair, and complete copy of a valuable work, whose 
rarity and estimation may in some degree be gathered 
from the following memorandum, inserted in the book 
in Mr. G. Keene's writing : " The Rev. A. Clarke, A.M., 
bought this book of Henry George Keene upon the fol- 
lowing conditions, viz. if Mr. Keene cannot, during his 
stay in India, procure another copy of this work 




equally good with the present, then Mr. Clarke is 
bound, upon Mr. Keene's return, to restore him this 
book at the same price. February 15, 1808.'" To 
which Dr. Clarke has added the following note : ' Mr. 
Keene went out to India, staid a few years, returned, 
and, though nearly twenty years have elapsed, has never 
reclaimed this work on the above stipulation. A. Clarke, 
April 20, 1825.' A complete table of contents on the 

Ff. 2QQ, 11. 14 ; Naskhl : illuminated frontispiece ; size, 9 J in. 
by6fin [Elliot 392.] 


The same. 

One side of the first two leaves is damaged a little ; 
besides, the beginning (one leaf) is wanting. This 
lacuna is supplied by a modern hand from a MS. 111 
the British Museum, according to a statement by the 
same hand. 

Beginning : J 5L~iii bili. ,j-—^j^p {J^ p-ft-L 7 ' •" '' J 
^11 UJh >L~a, oj>} oy~^> ^J 6 - 


According to the colophon on fol. 316" this copy 
was finished by Muhammad Sharif bin 'Abd-alhakk 
Sabzwari, A. h. 1010, the 12th of the second Rabi'= 
A. d. 1 60 1, the 10th of October. 

Ff. 316, 11. 15 ; Nasta'lik ; Bize, 9| in. by 6\ in. 

[Ouseley 305.] 


The same. 

Several lacunas, for instance, after fol. 166. Many 
pages a little injured by worms. An index, probably 
written by Sir Gore Ouseley, is prefixed to this copy, 
which is dated a.h. 1012= a.d. 1603, 1604. 

Ff. 223, 11. 17-21; Nasta'lik, written by different bands on 
paper of various colours: size, 10 in. by 5J in. 
r [Ouselet Add. 20.] 


The same. 

This copy was finished the 12th of Rabi'-althani, 
a.h. ioi4=A. d. 1605, August 27. 

Ff. 184,11. 17; Nasta'lik ; tbe first tbree leaves supplied later; 
size, 9| in. by 5| in. [Fbaser 98.] 


The same. 
Not dated. 

Margin-column, ff. 2 b -22i b , 11. 44; Nasta'lik; illuminated 
heading. [Elliot 345.] 


The same. 

No date. The Arabic paging is wrong from fol. 1 1 1 
to the end. 

Ff. 191, U. 21 ; careless Nasta'lik ; some omissions supplied on 
the margin ; the origiual leaves are put into a modern margin, 
except the last four, which appear to have been added by a later 
hand ; a little worm-eaten ; the first page slightly injured ; size, 
8J in. by 5 in. [Elliot 390.] 


The same. 

Modern copy, not dated. An index on the fly-leaves, 
probably written by a former owner, who also paged 
the MS., but omitted the first leaf. Ff. 42-47 are 
misplaced; their proper order is: 42, 46, 44, 45, 

43, 47- 
Ff. 287, 11. 17; NastaTlk ; size, 10 in. by 6 in. [Elliot 393.] 


Rashahat-i-'ain-alhayat (s'^Jl ^^ uyU^). 

Biographies of the great and renowned Shaikhs of 
the Nakhshbandi order, compiled by 'Ali ibn al-Husain 
al-Waiz alkashifi, surnamed Safi (comp. H. Khalfa iii. 
p. 461, No. 6453; Pertsch,p. 121; Rieu i. p. 353), a.h. 
909 = a. d. 1503, 1504; see fol. 2 b ,l. 13, fol. 3°, 1. i.and 
the ta'rikh at the end of the work, which is identical 
with that quoted by H. Khalfa iii. 462 (the chronogram 
is ^bs-',). This work is divided into one makalah, 
three maksads, and a kkatimah. 

MakAlah on fol. 4 a . History of the different classes of 
Nakhshbandi Shaikhs, their lives and deeds, down to 
Shaikh Khwajah Nasir-alhakk wa al-dunya wa-aldin 
'Ubaid-allah, the great spiritual guide of the author, 
who entered his majlis a.h. 889=a.d. 1484, and again 
a.h. 893 = A. D. 1488, and based his work chiefl y on 
his master's lectures and discussions (i^,UJ^Si^:> 5JU-0 

Maksad I on fol. 235 b . Genealogy of Shaikh 'Ubaid- 
allah,his birth (a. h. 806), early life, journeys, high quali- 
ties, virtues, etc. (iu.-i» i^b^iilj ±\xrJ\ j b^Si^j JJ 

j\ C^) b-o {£) JUJ j e-^-LsM ^J3)j iJjUj 

b", ,.,bljl 



Jyi- l5>- 

)\ « ^jbijl 

jJjW jjJLilj JJUA 


Maksad II on fol. 280°. Some of the essential 
qualities, fine sayings, spiritual remarks, and illustra- 
trations which the author heard in'Ubaid-allah's majlis 

Jj\jL* j (JJ 


fJ J 

sjbil cb>^-ul >Jl~>1j .J ^bi-jl). 

Maksad III on fol. 333 a . Account of some of the 
miracles and wonderful deeds wrought by 'Ubaid-allah 


jlAlb ^jbiol L 

Each maksad is subdivided into three fasls. 

KMtimah on fol. 430 a . Shaikh 'Ubaid-allah's death, 
A.h. 895 (not 893, as Rieu states), the 29th of Rabi'- 
alawwal = A. d. 1490, February 20, in his 89th year 

(Jbuil oliij (jbijl cj,.^a enli« i_),b 5i ,i 5-»ib> 

IL^ifcl j\X> bjjj j\i jl IL^-isM). 

aU, gkjij* 




JL* ,£11 j jplill 


a u- 

j u^ 



No date. 

Ff. 435, 11. 15; clear and distinct Nasta'lik ; size, 9^ in. bv 
6 in. [Marsh. 122.] 


Wafayat-ala'y&n (^L-jJI 'Lol 'M ^ u^-^ 1 u»U*j)- 

Persian translation of the biographical work of Ibn 
Khallikan (Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Ibrahim bin 
Abi Bakr), who finished it a.h. 672 = A.d. 1273, and 
died a.h. 68i = a.d. 1282, 

The Arabic original was edited by F.Wiistenfeld,' Ibn 
Challikani vitae illustrium virorum,' Gbttingen, 1835- 
1850, and translated into English by Dc Slane, 4 vols., 
Paris, 1842-187 1. 

This translation, comprising the vitae, Nos. 1 - r . f 
(first part), and Nos. r.o-for (second part), was made 
by Kabir bin Uwais bin Muhammad Allatiii (fbl. 2", 
1. 1); he finished the first part in Constantinople on 
the 5th of Dhu-alka'dah, a.h. 026=a.d. 1520, 
October 17, and the second a.h. 928 = a. d. 1522 (here 
the name of the month is omitted by a mistake). See 
the colophons on the last page of the first part, No. 
176'', fol. i a , and fol. 245 b . Whether Kabir did ever 
translate more than this, or whether this copy contains 
only one part of his work, we cannot decide. 

The translator died in Kahirah a.h. q3o=a.d. 1524, 
according to H. Khalfa vi. p. 455, whose notice we 
quote at full length: 'And Maulana Aihar-aldtn 
Alardabili translated it (viz. Ibn Khallikan's work) 
into Persian, and he died in Kahirah A. 11. 930. And 
I saw a Persian composition by Kabir bin Uwais bin 
Muhammad Allatifi, commonly known as Kadizada, 
where he mentioned that, when Sultan Salim Khan the 
elder was reading the chronicles, and especially the 
biographies of Ibn Khallikan, he translated the book 
for him, and that the Sultan died (a. d. 1520) when he 
had done half the work. And perhaps this Kabir is 
the man commonly known as Azhar-aldin Alarda- 

This remark of Haji Khalfa is, in all particulars, 
confirmed by the introduction which the translator has 
prefixed to his work. It consists of two parts — ff. i&— 
5 b , about the origin of this translation, etc. ; ff. 5 b -7 a , 
a short vita of Ibn Khallikan. Concerning the cha- 
racter of this work, we have to add that almost all the 
poetry quoted in the original is transferred into the 

Beginning : ^Lob ,t»-c»- } . Jj>$\ >- r ~=^j J$S <j\jjl>} 




According to the colophon on fol. 245°, No. 1 76^, 
this copy was finished by Mir Asad Ali, the 3rd of 
Sha'ban, a.h. 1197 = a.d. 1783, 4th of July: cuXj 


i . vS 

zS — slLo is" 5 "*^' V 2 ?* cr* '- 

a -> J.: c S ,l\)a 

Copied in India. Another older translation of the 
same is noticed in Rieu i. p. 334. 

First volume, ff. 229 ; second volume, ff. 245 ; 11. 15 ; Nasta'lik ; 
size, 8f in. by l\ in. [Ol'seley 176 a + b .] 


Jawahir-al'ajaib (u^jLs 3 ^' jj>\y>.). 

A short extract, or rather an earlier sketch, of the 
valuable tadhkirah of poetesses, called gems of curiosi- 
ties, by Fakhri ibn Amir (or Arniri, according to 
Sprenger) of Harat, who probably wrote it at the court 
of the ruler of Sind, Muhammad 'Isa Tarkhan (died 
a.h. 974:= a.d. 1566); see a full account of it in 
A. Sprenger, Catal., pp. 9-1 1. 

This sketch contains the same twenty poetesses, as 
the larger work, described by Sprenger, and, it appears, 
one or two more. The initial bait, quoted as a chrono- 
gram by Sprenger, runs thus : 

Dated the 24th of Ramadan, A.H. 1185 = a.d. 1771, 
December 31. After the colophon on fol. 198 there is 
written a s-xji, of Mirza. Abd-alkadir Bidil. 

Ff. 190-19S, 11. :i ; very careless Nasta'lik; size, ioj in. by 
61 in. [Elliot 89.] 


Akhbar-alakhyar (.Li-ill ^Lil). 

A large biographical work on all the Saints, Shaikhs, 
learned and holy men of India, from the conquest by 
the Muhammadans and the rise of the Islam down to 
the end of the tenth century of the Hijrah, by 'Abd- 
alhakk bin Saif-aldin alturk aldihlawi albukhari, who, 
according to the khatiinah, completed this work after 
his journey to Hijaz, for which he had set out A. h. 996 
=a. d. 1588; comp. Rieu i. p. 355. Except the first 
shaikh and a few others, all the persons whose bio- 
graphies are given belong to India; and the author 
devoted his work to those exclusively, because there 
were in his time many books on shaikhs of Arabia, 
Persia, etc., but no book at all on the learned and wise 
men of India. According to the index on fol. I2 a this 
work is divided into three tabakat: 1. The great 
Shaikh Muhyi-aldin Abu Muhammad Abd-alkadir 
alhasani aljilani (whose elaborate biography begins on 
fol. I3 a ), his contemporaries and disciples. 2. Shaikh 
Farid-alhakk wa aldin Ganj-i-Shakar {J&, ^5), his 
disciples and contemporaries. 3. From the time of 
Shaikh Nasir-aldin Mahmud down to the author's 
time. Khatimah : The author's forefathers and his own 
affairs. A complete list of the 256 shaikhs whose bio- 
graphies are given in this book is found on ff. i b -3 b . 

Beginning of the book on fol. 4° : i^-Ao. ^-« jX-i- 





Dated the 6th of Juniada-alakhar, A. H. io95 = a.d. 
1684, May 21. A certain Muhammad alhusaiiii tells 
us in a notice under the colophon that he finished this 
work's reading in the beginning of Muharram, A. H. 
ii7o = a. d. 1756, end of September, at Faidabad. 

Ff. 269, 11. 1 7 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 9 in. by 5^ in. 

[Ouselet Add. 36.] 


Mirat-alkuds (^jjjl iL^). 

The life and death of Jesus Christ, compiled from 
the Gospels and translated into Persian, with the 
assistance of Maulana Abd-alsattar bin Kasim of 
Lahilr, by the Jesuit Geronimo Xavier, who joined the 
mission in India, and was in friendly intercourse with 
the Moghul emperor Akbar ; and after having acquired 
the knowledge of Persian in a space of eight years, 
composed for his imperial majesty (who was anxious to 
learn something about the Christian religion) this 
work, and finished it at Agra A. D. 1602. This copy is 
the same which was presented to the Moghul emperor 
in April, 1602; comp. James Fraser, Catalogue of 
Oriental MSS., pp. 39 and 40. It was edited by Louis 
de Dieu, ' Historia Christi Persice,' Lugd. Bat. 1639; 
comp. on Ger. Xavier and his works, Zedler's Lexicon, 
Biogr. Universelle, Pertseh, p. 57 ; Rieu i. p. 3 ; and 
Catal. des MSS. et Xyll., p. 243 sq. 

It comprises an introduction : { j-^>' ) t-^Lki. _,JJl .IxjU 

u»y., beginning on fol. 2 b : ,..^.<> uyLJls* \\\^\ ^y* 

Jl x±$Ji xJls ; and four babs : 1. — ~— « eulL*l> ..>, 

on fol. 5 b ; 2. ^-.,~.« jt^j « i^Uj-sr" .i, on fol. 42 a ; 

3. ^....m..* y£jj> j l(p:-=r-° j LaUa-j^, on fol. i6i a ; ^-y>.j^ 

^Ul-I a j\ y^j j vjjl ^— • 1 ^~'l i '> on fol. 184^. 

Ff. 200, 11. 15; clear and distinct Nasta'lik; an illuminated 
cross on fol. i b ; size, 9| in. by 51 in. [Fraseb 256.] 


Dastan-i-Ahwal-i-Hawariyan (^b.lyi. Jlj^.1 ^U-Jj). 

Another Persian work by the same Geronimo Xavier, 
composed for the same emperor Akbar after the j'L* 
^.XiJI, which is quoted here in the preface, on ff. i b , 
1. 5, and fol. 2 a , 1. 2, and containing biographies of the 
twelve apostles. It was written, according to Rieu i. 
p. 3, a.d. 1609. From the end of the preface, on fol. 
6 a last two lines, we learn that it was originally com- 
piled in French and translated into Persian, with the 
assistance of the same Maulana Abd-alsattar (sj Jwwol 
^S^ji jl J » v ... « o.cL- ji .UL.J1 X^c U.^o {$}.. / :. .»X> 

'■>■>/ d,L-o). 

Preface on fol. i b , beginning : i^Loj:! &5 nil oJD.1 

Life of St. Peter on fol. 6 b . 
Life of St, Paul on fol. 45°. 

Life of St. James on fol. i20 b . 

Life of St. John on fol. 147b. 

Life of St. Thomas on fol. 171*. 

Life of St. James, the son of Alpheus, on fol. 184 1 '. 

Life of St. Philip on fol. I92 a . 

Life of St. Bartholomew on fol. i94 a . 

Life of St. Matthew on fol. 200 b . 

Life of St. Simon and Judas Iscariot on fol. 206". 

Life of St. Thaddeus on fol. 2i2 a . 

Nasta'lik ; size, 9! iD. 
[Laud. 173.] 

jjiie 01 01. xnauueus on 101. 212-. 

Ff. 115, 11. 15; large and very distinct 
by 5! in. 


Butkhana (soli^.). 

An extremely valuable and large selection from the 
diwans of the most celebrated and rare Persian poets, 
especially those of the earliest period, originally com- 
piled by Maulana Muhammad Sufi and Mirza Hasan- 
beg Khaki, A. H. 1010 (the forty-ninth year of Akbar's 
reign=A.D. 1601, 1602; comp. fol. 2 b , 11. 8, 9, 15, 20, 
and 21), and subsequently amplified, A.H. io2I=a.d. 
1612, 1613, by 'Abd-allatlf ibn Abdallah al 'Abbasi, a 
resident in Ahmadabad in Gujarat (comp. fol. 3 b , 11. n, 
14, 18, 19; fol. 4 a , 11. 13, 15, 18 ; and fol. 5 a , 1. 17), 
who added a preface, s^Loj, and biographical notices of 
the poets, on the basis of the most famous tadhkiras 
and ta'rikhat, as he states himself, on fol. 5 ft , last lino, 
and fol. 5 b , 11. 1-7; for instance, *~&*j — sLijJji iS'sS 
^Xi^-j*.., II j_^w?j* — JIU (j«JUj — ijf^ JiijiJ — La^oJI 

Aju\> — ij\ 



LS ^s > . 

u 1 ^ ^ b "— d^jix** £j v 

This biographical index was called by him (see fol. 
4 a , 1. 18) Lx-iJl JWI La^-i., and therefore on the 
inner side of the binding of vols, i and ii, where a 
complete index is found, the following titles are writ- 
ten : \+c ^j| 1 g..Vt.Ul j^c 1— b.. : «i > tj\jjL*zA\ i-o^i. 

\1^\ &AJ1 and j-^c i$U*jJ1 i^Ls?- ^Ji-** J&fifij 



Beginuing of the preface : ^xij* JIju" sjLs^" illl 
Jl sJl^X j «i •; 5 , \ ■&■ 

According to the statement in the preface (ff. 2 b , 
11. 15-17 and 20), this work contains large extracts from 
the diwans of thirty-six poets, and short ones from the 
works of ninety other poets, together 48,000 baits, 
selected from 400,000 ; but of these ninety poets we 
can find in the table of contents, on fol. 24 b sq. in the 
first volume (comp. the biographical notices, ff. 5 b -2 4 a ), 
and on the binding of the second volume, only eighty 
to eighty-two. Besides, this copy is incomplete at the end 
of the second volume, and there are wanting probably 
some leaves containing the-extracts from several diwans. 




Contents : 

Tlie first volume. Preface on ff. i b ~5 a ; biographical 
notices on ff. S b -24 a ; index on ff. 24 b -25 a . After that 
the selections from the diwans of the following 120 
poets begin at once : 

1. Abd-alfaraj bin Mas'ud liiini, a native of Khura- 
san, as Taki states in his tadhkirah, or of Lahur or 
Balkh, and panegyrist of Sultan Ibrahim Ghaznawi 
(who died a. h. 481) and Sultan Mas'ud. In the bio- 
graphical notices (fol. 5 b , 1. 10), where he is called 
Sistani and a contemporary of Sultan Mahruud, he is 
undoubtedly confounded with another earlier poet, 
Abu-alfaraj of Sistau; comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 308, 
and Rieu ii. p. 547. According to Taki, Abu-alfaraj 
Runi died a.h. 489; according to the .pLoj .i\j> ±±.\j 
(comp. ' Mirkhondi Historia Ghasnevidarum ' in the 
Latin translation by Fr. "Wilken, Berlin, 1832), p. 265, 
note 178, as early as a. h. 482, only one year after Ibra- 
him's death. Ff. 25 b ~30 b (1-1). 

2. Abu-alkasini Hasan ibn Ahmad 'Unsuri, a native 
of Balkh, the king of poets at the court of Mahmud of 
Ghazna. Died A. 11. 431 or 441 ; comp. A. Sprenger, 
p. 528. Ff. 3i b -35" (v-11). 

3. Hakim N&svrKhusrau, born near Balkh, a. h. 394 ; 
concerning his life and works, comp. Dr. Ethe's edition 
of the Rushanainama, in Z. D.M.G. xxxiii. p. 645 sq., 
and Schefer's Sefer Nameh, Paris, 1881. Ff. 36 b -66 b 
(1 r-fr). 

4. Mas'4d bin Sa'd bin Salmdn, a panegyrist of 
Mas'ud and Ibrahim, the Ghaznawides; died, according 
to the biographical notices (fol. 8 a , 1. 11), a.h. 515; 
according to Taki, 525. Comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., 
pp. 16 and 485, and Rieu ii. p. 548. For the very 
interesting events of bis life, see Bland, in the Journal 
Asiatique, 1853, ' Mas'ud Poete Persan et Hindoui ;' and 
Sprenger, in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of 
Bengal, vol. xxii. p. 442 sq. Ff. 67 b -ioi b (fi — w). 

5. ' ' Umar Khayydm of Nishapur, died a.h. 517 
(A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 464) or 518 (biographical 
notices, fol. 8 a , 1. 16). The extracts from the ruba'iyyat 
of this remarkable astronomer, poet, and freethinker 
(see Calcutta Review, vol. xxx. p. 149 sq.; Journal 
Asiatique, 1857, vol. ix. p. 548 sq. ; and Rieu ii. p. 546) 
are wanting here. (Arabic pagination, va-»i.) 

6. 'Uthtnan bin Muhammad al-MukhtdH of Ghazna, 
a contemporary of Hakim Sanai ; died A. H. 534 (bio- 
graphical notices, fol. 8 b , 1. 3), but Taki, who calls him 
Siraj-aldin Mukhtari Ghaznawi, fixes the date of bis 
death in a.h. 554. Ff. i02 b -i2i b (vr-i .1). 

7. Sayyid Hasan Ashrofi, of Samarkand, contem- 
porary with Mukhtari and Sana i ; the year of his death 
is .unknown, Taki places it in a.h. 595 (I). Ff. 122- 
130 (i.r-11 .). 

8. Adlb Sdbir of Tirmidh, with the kunyah Shihab- 
aldin. whose original name was Adib bin Ismail, or, 
according to A. Sprenger (Catal., p. 313), bin Majd- 
aldin Ismail, a panegyrist of Sultan Sanjar. He was 
thrown into the Oxus, a.h. 540, as Taki; 546, as 
A. Sprenger (Catal., p. 313) ; or 547, as the biographi- 
cal notices state (fol. 8 b , last line); comp. Rieu ii. 
p. 552. The extracts from his diwan are wanting here. 
(Arabic pagination, n 1-11 a.) 

9. Hakim Mu'izzi of Nishapur, with the kunjah 
Abu-Abdallah; his original name was Muhammad bin 
'Abd-almalik. He composed panegyrics in honour of 
Sultan Malikshah. The biographical notices state that 
the date of his death is unknown (fol. 9 a , 1. 16); Taki 
places it in a. h. 542 (comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., pp. 16 
and 501, and Rieu ii. p. 552). Ff. i3i b -i6s b (i n-ior). 

10. Radi-oldin of Nishapur, a contemporary of 
Malikshah and Nizam-almulk (see, however, Rieu ii. 
p. 748, where his death is fixed a.h. 598). Ff. i66 b - 
i73 a (iof-111). 

11. Hakim Axraki of Marw, with the kunyah Abu- 
almahasin, a contemporary of Mas'ud, Abu-alfaraj, and 
Mu'izzi, and panegyrist of Shams -aldaulah Sultan 
Tughanshah, who died, according to the ta'rikh s-tll ,U1 
wUp., a.h. 581. He is the author of a poetical Sind- 
badnama, and mentioned in 'Aufi's tadhkirah (comp. A. 
Sprenger, Catal., p. 4, No. 42). Ff. I73 b -i77 b (1 1 i-no). 

12. 'Abd-aliodsi Jabali of Ghurjistan, a contem- 
porary of Sultan Sanjar ; according to some he was in 
the service of Sultan Bahramshah bin Mas'ud ; according 
to others, in that of Sultan Mahmud bin Sultan Ghiyath- 
aldin saljiiki. His death is placed at A. H. 555 or 543 
(comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., pp. 1 6 and 443 ; Ouseley,Bio- 
graphical Notices, p. 108). Ff. I78 b -i86 b (1 11-1 vp). 

13. Sayyid Hasan Ghaznawi, the panegyrist of 
Sultan Bahramshah, died A. h. 565 (comp. the bio- 
graphical notices, fol. 10", 11. 2 and 16 ; and A. Sprenger, 
Catal., p. 16). Ff. i87 b -20i b (ivo-iAi). 

1 4. Athvr Akhsikatt, a contemporary of Khakani 
and panegyrist of Alp Arslan bin Tughrul bin Ghiyath- 
aldin Muhammad, who died a.h. 571. Akhsikat is 
situated in the districts of Farghana in Turkistan. 
Athir died A. h. 608 (comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., pp. 1 6 and 
345, and Rieu ii. p. 563). Ff. 202 b -2ii a (11. -111). 

15. Hakim Sanai of Ghazna, the famous author of 
the Hadikah. He died, according to Daulatshah, a.h. 
576; Taki places his death in a.h. 545; others in 
525 and even in 499 (!). See his biography, fol. n a , 
11. 8 and 9; Bland's Century; and Rieu ii. p. 549 sq. 
Ff. 2ii b -253 a (r..-rr"i). 

16. Rashid Watwdt of Balkh, p>anegyrist of the 
Khwarizmshahs, died A. h. 574 or 578 (see his bio- 
graphy, fol. n b , 11. 4 and 15 sq. Taki gives the year 
578; comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 16, and Rieu ii. 
P-553)- Ff. 254 b -26o b (riT-rfi). 

17. Hakim Muhammad bin Muhammad Auhad- 
aldin Anwari of Abiward, the greatest of the Persian 
kasidah writers ; died, according to the Mirat-al'alam, 
a.h. 592 ; to Taki, 587 ; to the Atashkadah, 656(1!); to 
the biography in this work itself, 540 or 585 (see there, 
fol. 1 2 a , 11. 3 and 4) ; comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., pp. 1 6 
and 331, and Rieu ii.p.554 sq. Ff. 26i b -290 a (rf ; 1-rvA). 

18. Hakim Afdal-aldin Ibrahim bin 'Ali Khdkdni of 
Shirwan, died at Tabriz a. h. 582 or 595 (comp. 
A. Sprenger, Catal., pp. 16 and 461 ; Rieu ii. p. 558 ; 
Journal Asiatique, 1864, p. 137 sq., and 1865, p. 296 sq.); 
some place his death as early as A. h. 532 (see here on 
fol. I2 a , 1. 16 sq.) Ff. 29i b -3i6 b (rvl-r.f). 

19. Mujir-aldin Bailakdni, a contemporary of Kha- 
kani ; the biography on fol. 1 2 a does not give any date 
of his death, but Taki places it in A. h. 594, and Walih 





in 568 (comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., pp. 16 and 503, and 
Rieu ii. p. 562)- Ff - 3i7 a -3i9 b (r.e-r.v). 

20. Zahir FdrydU of 'Irak, a contemporary and 
panegyrist of the Atabegs tldagiz and Kizil Arslan (died 
a.h. 587) ; comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., pp. 16 and 579 ; 
and Rieu ii. p. 563. He died, according to Taki, a.h. 
598. Ff. 320^-334* (r.A-rrr). 

The second volume. 

21. Shaikh Farid-aldin ' AttAr of Nishapur (with the 
kunyas Abu Hamid and Abu Bakr), the famous author 
of the Pandnama and the Mantik-altair. He was born 
a.h. 513, and put to death during the carnage of the 
Tatars of Cingizkhan, according to the biography on 
fol. i2 a , 1. 15, m the year 619 or 607; according to 
Daulatshah (see A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 347, and Rieu i. 
p. 344), 627. Ff. i b -26 b (rrr-rfA). 

22. JamAl-aldin Muhammad bin 'Abd-alrazzak of 
Isfahan, a contemporary of Khakani. Taki fixes his 
death in A. h. 588 (comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., pp. 16 
and 445). Ff. 27 b -5i b (rfi-rvr). 

23. Kam&l-aldtn Ismail of Isfahan, the son of the 
preceding poet, Jamal-aldin (see his biography on fol. 
I3 a ,l. 11 sq.) He was tortured to death, a.h. 626 or 635 
(see there, fol. J3 a , 1. 20), 638 or 639 (see A. Sprenger, 
Catal., p. 454, and Rieu ii. p. 581). Ff.52 b -89 b (rvt*-H 1). 

24. Najib-aldin Jarbadkani (Khurbadkanl, as 
Sprenger reads, is a mistake; comp. Marasid, eel. 
Juynboll, i. p. ri°i ; and Barbier de Meynard, | Dic- 
tionnaire geographique etc. de la Perse extrait du 
Yakout,' Paris, 1861, p. 153, under * Djerbadeqan'). 
According to the biography (fol. i3 h , 11. 4 and 6) he 
was a contemporary of Sami'i and Mas'ud, but that 
seems to be an error, since he is undoubtedly identical 
with the poet Najib-aldin of Fars, who probably died 
a.h. 625 or 635 (comp. A. Sprenger, Catal, pp. 17 and 
513). Ff. 90 b -97 b (fir-Fil). 

25. Athir-aldin Aumdni of Hamadan, a pupil of 
Nasir of Tus and a younger contemporary of Kamal 
Ismail. According to Taki he died a.h. 665 (comp. 
A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 17). Ff. 98 b -io2 b (fr.-frf). 

26. Majd (ibn) Hamgar of Shiraz, contemporary 
with the Atabeg Abubakr bin Sad, who died a.h. 658, 
and his son, Sad II. Taki fixes the death of this poet 
in 686 (see A. Sprenger, Catal., pp. 17 and 478). Ff. 
I03 b -ii3 a (fro-fre). 

27. Maulana JalAl-aldin Muhammad Rami of Balkh, 
the most celebrated of all the Sufic poets ; died, as the 
biography (fol. 14 s , 1. 8) states, a.h. 661 or 672. Jami 
places his death in 67 1 or 672 (comp. A. Sprenger, p. 489, 
and Rieu ii. p. 584 sq.) Ff. H4 b -i3i b (pri-Psr). 

28. Shaikh Fakhr-aldin Ibrahim bin Shahriyar 'Irdki 
of Hamadan, who died at the age of 82 or even 102 
years (see his biography on fol. i4 b , 1. 16), A.h. 686 or 
716. Daulatshah and Taki place his death in 709 
(comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., pp. 17 and 441, and Rieu ii. 
p. 594). Ff. I32 b -i42 b (ref-rtf). 

29. Shaikh Sa'di of Shiraz, died 102 (or, according 
to others, even 120 or 130) years old, a.h. 691 (see 
his biography on fol. I5 a , 1. 12; A. Sprenger, Catal., 
p. 545 ; and Rieu ii. p. 595). Ff. I43 b -i78 b (pio-e..). 

30. Amir Khusrau of Dihli, the greatest poet among 

the Muslims of India, died A. H. 7 25. Daulatshah places 
his death in 715. His original name was Yamin-aldin 
Abu-alhasan (comp. A. Sprenger, p. 465, and Rieu i. 
p. 241, 'and ii. p. 609). Ff. i79 b -204 b (e.i-on). 

31. Shaikh Auhadi MardgM of Isfahan, the younger 
poet of this name, the pupil of the elder Auhad-aldin 
Kirmani, and author of the Jam-i-Jam. He died, 
probably, a.h. 738 (see his biography on fol. i6 b , 1. 4; 
A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 360 ; and Rieu ii. p. 619). Ff. 
205 b -232 a (orv-oof). 

32. Shaikh JalAl 'Adud Yazdi, a contemporary and 
panegyrist of Muhammad bin Muzaffar, who died a.h. 
765.° His death is placed by Taki in a.h. 793. The 
selections of his diwan are wanting here (aeo-ocl). 

33. Khwajah Shams-ahlin Muhammad HAfih of 
Shiraz, the most famous of all Persian ghazal writers ; 
died a.h. 791. Ff. 233 b -252 b (cef-evii). 

34. Mutahhar, a panegyrist of the Sultan Firuzshah 
(who reigned from a.h. 752 to 790) and of the nobles 
of his court (see his biography on fol. i7 a , 1. 8 sq.) 
He was never before mentioned in any tadhkirah or 
ta'rikh, as the author of the Butkhana states. He died 
at the age of 80 years. Ff. 253 b -268 b (»« .-ole). 

35. 'Imddi Shahriydri. Likewise unknown, as the 
compiler states, but probably identical with that 
'Imadi, whose death is fixed by Taki in a.h. 573 
(comp. Rieu ii. p. 557, and A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 16, 
No. 19, and p. 439, where two poets of this name are 
mentioned, 'Imadi Ghaznawi and 'Imadi Shahriyari). 
Ff. 269 b -273 b (oli-i..). 

36. Shaikh Muhammad MacjTiribi of Tabriz, died 
a.h. 809 (comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 19, No. 100, 
andp.476; Rieu ii. p. 633). Ff. 274 b -28i b (1 . i-i .a). 

37. Shaikh Kdsim-i-Anwdr or KAsimi of Tabriz, 
born A. h. 757 and died 837 (see his biography on fol. 
i7 a , last line; A. Sprenger, Catal., pp. 33 and 532 ; 
Rieu ii. p. 635). Ff. 282 b -29i b (1.1-iu) 

38. BAbA Fighdnt of Shiraz, a contemporary of 
Jami ; he died A. H. 925 (comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., 
p. 403; Bland's Century; and Rieu ii. p. 651). Ff. 
292 b -298 b (i il-iro). 

39. Abu-alhasan RAdagi, the great Samanide poet. 
His death is fixed here in a.h. 407 (!). Ff. 299 b -300 b 

40. Hakim Katardn, the teacher of Anwar! ; died, 
according to Taki, a. h. 485. Ff. 3oo b -303 b (irv-ir.). 

41. 'Am'ak BukMri, a contemporary of Adib Sabir, 
Anwari, Rashid "Watwat, Abd-alwasi' Jabali, and 
Sayyid H asan Ghaznawi. Taki places his death in 
a. h. 543 (comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 16). Ff. 303 b - 
3o5 a (ir.-irr). 

42. LAmi'l, a native of Gurgan, and probably con- 
temporary with the preceding poets (A. Sprenger, 
Catal., p. 16, calls him Lom'y). Ff. 305-307 (irr-irf). 

43. Saif /s/aransr-i-Saniarkandi (i.e. Saif-aldin of 
Isfarang in Transoxania), born, as the biography states 
on fol. i8 b , 1. 14, A. h. 581, and died 652 or 660 (comp. 
A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 561, and Rieu ii. p. 581 sq.) 
Ff. 3o7 a -3o8 b (iiT-ire). 

44. Rafi'-aldin of Lunban (in the district of Isfahan), 
a contemporary of Kamal Isma'il ; died, according to 




Taki, A. H. 603 (comp. A. Sprcnger, Catal., p. 17, 
No. 38). Ff. 308^-30915 (iro-in). 

45. Jftikhtr of Bukhara. Date unknown. Ff. 309^- 
31 i b (in- ita). 

46. Minucihri Shastgallah, a native of Damaghan, as 
he informs tlie reader in his own poems, and not of 
Balkh, as the biography on fol. i8 b , last line, and 
Daulatshah state. He was a pupil of Abu-alfaraj of 
Sisbin (comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 483, and Kazi- 
mirski, Specimen du divan de Menoutchehri, 1876). 
Ff. 3ii b -3i2 b (ita— iri). 

47. Sliarqf-aldin of Shufurwah (near Isfahan), a con- 
temporary of Kamal Ismail (comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., 
p. 17, No. 35). Ff. 3i2 b -3i5 b (iri-ifr). 

48. Siriij-aldtn Kumri (a native of Kazwin, or as 
some say, of Ghazna), contcmj)orary with Auhadi Kir- 
mani, Salman Sawaji, and Mauhina Muhammad 'Assar 
of Tabriz (the author of Mihr and Mushtari, who died 
a. 11. 784; comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 311). Ff. 
3i5 b ~3i6 b (ipr-iFr). 

49. SMhdb-aldin of Samarkand (probably identical 
with the poet Shihab-aldin in Sprenger's Catal., p. 19, 
No. 126, who died a. h. 881). Fol. 3i6 b (tfr). 

0. 51. lli'hl Lahiji (perhaps this or the following 
one in 53 is the same, who is mentioned in 'Anil's 
celebrated tadhkirah ' Lubab-ul-Albab ;' comp. Bland's 
paper on the earliest Persian Biography of Poets, Jour- 
nal of the Royal Asiatic Society, ix. p. 122 ; for other 
poets of this name, see A. Sprenger, ( lata!., p. 20,No. 133, 
and p. 49) and Zain-aldin Sij/.i. Fol. 317a (iff). 

52, 53. Shams-aldtn Haddad (or Haddadi) and E4M 
Sharistani. Fol. 317 15 (iff). 

54, 55. Saif-aldtn of Bakharz (in Khurasan), born 
a. h. 576, died 645, and Diy of Fars. Fol. 

3 l8» (1P0). 

56, 57. Asadt of Tus, the teacher of Firdausi 
(comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., pp. 16 and 406), and Tbn 
Yamin, the son of Yamin-aldin, died A. h. 745 (comp. 
A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 433). Fol. 3i8 b (ife). 

58. 'Ain-alkuddt of Hamadan. Ff. 3i9 a -320 a (lfi- 

59, 60. Shah A'abddjdma and Hakim Xih--aldtn 
Muhammad Sanduki. Fol. 320 a (ifv). 

61. Kamal-aklin Baihdnt. Fol. 320 b (ifv). 

62, 63. 'Izz-aldin (or according to the index Ghazal- 
aldin) Shirwani and Hasan of Dihli, who died, as the 
biography states on fol. 20 a , 1. 1, a. h. 737; others 
fix his death in 727, 738, or 745 (comp. A. Sprenger, 
Catal., p. 418, and Rieu ii. p. 618). Fol. %2i K (-if*). 

64, 65. Mdsiki Badtt and Abti-aFald'-i-Gznjah (a 
contemporary of Nizam!). Fol. 32 i b (if a). 

66, 67. 'Imdd-aldhi Shahriyari (comp. No. 35) and 
Eashtd-aldin. Fol. 322" (in). 

68-70. Sa'id-aldln Harawi, or as he is called in the 
text, Said ibn Harawi ; died, according to Taki, a. h. 
741 (comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 18, No. 67). 'Hasan 
bin 'All Bakharzi lived, according to the biography, 
during the reign of Jalal-aldaulah Malikshah bin Alp 
Arslan, and was put to death A. h. 467. Ndsir of 
Bukhara, a friend of Salman Sawaji, who died, according 

to the biography on fol. 20 b , 1. 6, a. h. 777, according 
to others a.h. 769 or 779 (comp. A. Sprenger, Catal" 
P- 555> an<) Rieu ii. p. 625). Fol. 322 b (m). 

71-76. Nizdri^oi Kuhistan, author of a diwan and 
of a \ziji\x*» t_>bl;J i-oU jjZ—>$ ; died A. h. 721 or 720 
(comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 524). Maulan.i Fakhr- 
aldln Hindiishah. Hwmdm of Tabriz, a pupil of Nasir 
of Tus; died a.h. 713 or 714 at Tabriz (comp. A. 
Sprenger, Catal., p. 17, No. 58). Badr-aldln ShdM. 
'Imdd bin Ajal al'abbdsi. Imam Shihdbl Sultdnt Fol. 
323a (10.). 

77-81. Shams-aldtn Tdhir Nahhds. Shaikh AM, 
Said Burgush of Shiraz. Muhammad Rdftl. Shaikh 
Kkusraw&rd. Kadi Nizdm-ahlin. Fol. 32 3 b (10.). 

82-86. Im&mt Harawi, a contemporary of Sa'di and 
Majd-i-Hamgar ; died, according to Taki, a. h. 686 (comp. 
A. Sprenger, p. 17, No. 46, and p. 439)'. 'Attkt of Tabriz, 
perhaps identical with Jalal-aldin 'Atiki in Sprenger, 
p. 18, No. 72. Khwdjd Kirmdnl, author of Humai 
and Humayiin; born a.h. 657 (read 679), died 742 
(read 753, and comp. Kieu ii. p. 620 ; A. Sprenger, 
Catal., p. 471 sq. ; Erdmann in Z.D. M. G. ii. 205 sq.). 
Kadi Humdm-aldim Sdim. Jalal Tabtb, a native of 
Shiiaz, author of the story Gul and Nauruz, composed 
a. h. 784 ; he died A. h. 795 (comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., 
p. 18, No. 83). Fol. 324a (101). 

87-91. KItatlb-i-Ganjah. ' Abd-almajld. Kdtibl, born 
in the district of Tarshiz, died a. h. 839 (comp. A. 
Sprenger, Catal., p. 457, and Rieu ii. p. 637). Abu- 
'Abdallah Muhammad Jildi, the name is so according 
to the indices, vol. i. p. 25, and the binding of vol. ii ; in 
the biographies the name is wanting, the text shows dis- 
tinct \yEhuldi. Husdm-aldhi BakhsM. Fol. 324 b (ioi). 

92-99. Khwajah Nasir of Tus, born a. h. 597 and 
died 672 in Baghdad. Imam Rdfii of Kazwin. Ndsir-i- 
Ganjah. Abu-'Abdallah Muhammad Jundl. 'Ubaid 
Zdkdni, famous for his licentious wit, contemporary 
with Salman Sawaji ; died according to the biography 
on fol. 22 b , 1. 8, a.h. 705, but according to Taki 772 
(comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 527). Shams Tabsl, in 
the text Tabibl (comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 17, No. 
43); his diwan was highly esteemed by Sultan Sa'id 
Baisunkar. Ndsir Khdn. Shaikh Nizdm, according 
to the biography identical with Nizami of Ganjah ; but 
others say that all the kasidas and ghazals ascribed to 
him really belong to Nizami 'arudi. Fol. 325 a (ior). 

100-106. Murshidl. Abd-alfaraj of Balkh, the 
notice in vol. i, fol. 23, 1. 11, states that he is identical 
with Alm-alfaraj Ruui, comp. No. 1, but that is a 
mistake ; the kit'ah quoted here is the same, which is 
ascribed in all the tadhkiras to Abu-alfaraj of Sistan. 
Mas'dd Turkmdni. ' Uluwioi-Turbatl. ShdJi Dd'l of 
ShirSz, died A.h. 915 (comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., 
p. 387). Mubdrahslidh Ghurl, the contemporary and 
panegyrist of the king Ghiyath-aldin Abii-alfath Ghuri, 
who died A. H. 579 (a mistake for 599). Nizdm-aldln 
of Astarabad, died a.h. 921 (comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., 
p. 518). Fol. 3 25 b (lor). 

107-1 11. Nasir of Tus (the same as No. 92, repeated 
here). Aslihari. Shdh 'All. Anonymous (c?,jl ^1). 
Mas' Ad bin Sa'd, probably bin Sa'd bin Salman (comp. 
No. 4). Fol. 326 a (ior).* 




112. Shaikh Amln-aldtn E&zruril, died a. h. 745. 
Fol. 326b (ier). 

113. Shaikh Auhad-aldtn Kirmanl, died A. h. 635 
(read 697) in Baghdad; he was the teacher of Shaikh 
Auhadi Isfahan! (conip. A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 360, and 
Eieu ii. p. 619). Ff. 32 6 b -330 :l (lor-iov). 

114. Khwajah Afdal KAshi. Fol. 33o a (iov). 

115. 'Ain-alkuddt of Hamadan (comp. No. 58), in the 
text the name is altered into 'Ain-al'usar Ju^xi\ l j^ r £ -- 
Fol. 33o b (iev). 

Here the second volume breaks off; in the biogra- 
phies are further mentioned: 116. Zakl of Maragha. 
117. Shaikh AM Said. 118. Sad Warrdk. 119. 
Shaikh Muhammad R4z-i-Bahdn-a\kab\r, died a. h. 
604 or 606.' 120. Shaikh Mahisti (?), lived during the 
reign of Sultan Mahmud bin Ghiyath-aldin Muhammad 
bin Malikskak bin Sanjar Saljuki. 

The first volume, ff. 334 (the Arabic pagination begins after 
the index on fol. 25 b and goes down to r r r ) ; the second volume, 
if. 330 (Arab. pag. rrr-iov). Two columns, surrounded with 
small gold stripes, each 11. 21, and a third on the margin 11. 36- 
3S ; Nasta'lik ; size, 1 2} in. by 6f in. [Elliot 31, 32.] 


Majalis-almu'minin (^^j^U ,jjls*). 

A work on the biography of famous men among the 
Shi'ites, extending from the earliest time of Islam till 
the establishment of the Shi'ah as the state religion in 
Persia by the Safawi dynasty, a. h. 905=a.d. 1499. 
It was composed by Nur-allak bin Sharif Alhusaim 
Almar'ashi Alshushtari between A. H. 993 and 1010 ; 
comp. Rieu i. p. 337; Goldziher, Beitrage zur Litera- 
turgeschichte der Shi'ah und der sunnitischen Polemik, 
Wien, 1874 ; and Loth, Z. D. M. G. xxix. p. 676. He 
suffered for his religious opinions in the reign of 
Jahangir (a. H. 1014- 1037 = A. d. 1605-1627), see 
H. T. Colebrooke, Asiatic Researches, vol. vii. p. 338. 

Beginning : Li ij\jX>\j>. euls.-*j j J«»-» i^Li^Jj ^IsP 
Jl jli^cl JU-i< J1a-» jl sJ. 

It is divided into a preface and twelve chapters 

jJlaLol a-r..;..*.. SJt~£. J \ W " ^-i-ij-sJ t^-a-s.-' j* s-s^li 

cLJI , on fol. 2 b . 

Gjio ^Lo ^Li^-ojl - 

sS s-aJ^-i ^}y°3 *.°.«k) (^L*' 

a U* 


.] jjLiol 



J^U, on fol. 6 a . 

j- 3 j j j a ■ * " ^.v " " '■ 


iiLL ^Lo ,j 


r ^Jlj 

r yJlS* 


j^^io ^UjI JaI eU~>, on fol. 30 11 . 

,^* j/uM jl ■UL+i.ji&Jiji 
,\ J Ld\ J-iit JT, »-JlC J.U11, on fol. 39". 
t^j jl jj-^-j-. J-^Lilj ^J y.^^i jJ ~ 

^jtiU, on fol. 7o a . 

^-jjob" ^ 3I ^j^jj-sJj, on fol. 82b. 

Slji 1 u -l=r',onfol.i49 a . 
jjl sjjj, on fol. 196". 

^U^I^UJI Jjl 4~^> on fuL 2Iia - 

si^L.3 JLc ^1... a . - j ^lx.U tfL-l^ j J 1 <j~V 
Jj| s^Vj^U^. ^I^-aUj^L^, .jU^STonfol. 250a. 
^^L.51^ r lke i^j^SjJ i- u-V". on fol. 258*. 

on fol. 272*. 

>jy 1 r u-ls*, on fol. 293b. 

This book furnishes most precious and ample informa- 
tion regarding the history of the Shi'ah confession and 
its famous men ; it gives many extracts from the works 
of Shi'ah authors. For other copies, see C. Stewart, 
p. 25; also India Office Library. The extract given 
by H. T. Colebrooke is found in this MS. on ff. 38 :l and 
38°. It was printed at Taharan, a.h. 1268. 

Not dated ; but this copy is probably not much later 

than the date of its composition. 

Ff. «i, 11. 31; small, clear Naskhi ; size, 13! in. by 7 in. 

[Ouseley 366.] 


Another copy of the same work. 

The Fatihah (here called i^b) on fol. 2>> ; Majlis I 
on fol. 8 a ; II on fol. 39 s ; III on fol. 49" ; IV on fol. 
88° ; Von fol. iofv ; VI on fol. i9.-, :l ; VII on fol. 252b; 
VIII on fol. 270" ; IX on fol. 318''; X on fol. 327"; 
XI on fol. 344 s ; XII on fol. 369' 1 . 

This copy was finished the 7th of Safar, a. it. i 102 = 
A. D. 1690, November 10, by Muhammad Karim bin 
'Ain'Ali of Tabriz. 

Ff. 39S, 11. 28 ; excellent Nasta'lik ; the Arabic quotations in 
Naskhi ; beautifully illuminated frontispiece ; the first two pages 
splendidly adorned ; size, 13! in. by 8j in. [Sale 68.] 


The same. 

The Fatihah on fol. 3 a ; Majlis I on fol. io b ; II on 
fol. 54b; III on fol. 70 a ; IV on fol. 125a; V on fol. 
i49 a ; VI on fol. 263b ; VII on fol. 340b ; VIII on fol. 
363b; IX on fol. 424b; X on fol. 436b; XI on fol. 
458b ; XII on fol. 490b. 

The headings of Majlis VII-X are omitted. 

No date. 

Ff. 532, 11. 25 ; Nasta'lik, written by two different hands ; 
illuminated frontispiece ; the first two pages richly adorned ; 
size, \i\ in. by 7| in. [Marsh. 194.] 


The same. 

The Fatihah on fol. 3 a ; Majlis I on fol. n" ; LI on 
fol. 52b; III on fol. 66b; iv on fol. 117b; V on fol. 




140" ; VI on fol. 260''; VII on fol. 342" ; VIII on fol. 
367 1 ; IX on fol. 434b; X on fol. 447b; XI on fol. 
472 ' ; XII on fol. 507 s1 . 

Not dated ; the copyist was Ghulam Husain. The first 
two pages are beautifully adorned. It seems to have been 
collated throughout ; in some places there are additions 
on the margin. The upper part of fol. 499 is torn off. 

From a seal on the first page with this inscription, 
;,.»-». i^->K fr-*-!' r*- 3 ^*' 't ' s evident that this MS. 
once belonged to Sir Robert Chambers, Chief-Justice 
of Bengal, who died a. d. i 803. 

Ff. 550, 11. 25 ; clear Nasta'lik ; size, 13! in. by 8 in. 

[Ouseley 367.] 


Majma'-alshu'ara-i-JaMngirshaM (ij\ r x^J\ » , ^° 

Part of a collection of biographies of Persian poets, 
who wrote in praise of the emperor Jahangir (died a. 11. 
1037= a. D. 1627), to whom the work is dedicated. 

The title occurs on fol. 5 a , I. 2, and on fol. 5'' ult. 

The biographies ai-e 151 in number, the last of which 
(on ff. I2i b -i2 7 b ) treats of the author himself (jjtjj.). 
His name is Kati'i (^^Is); see fol. 41'', 1. 6 ; fol. 42% 
1. 2 ; fol. I2i b , 1. 9 ; fol. i22 a , 1. 11; fol. I26 a , 1. 8; and 
fol. 1 2 7 1 ' ult. He must have been iu close connec- 
tion with the emperor, very likely as an officer of his 
court. He was an aged man when he wrote this (fol. 
5 :l , 1. 7) ; his teacher <>r spiritual guide was Maulana 
Kislin 1 (fol. I25 a , 1. 8). On fol. i2i b , 1. 7 sq., he says, 
that he, unlike the poets who spent their whole life on 
that single art, had devoted the greatest part of his 
life to 'the acquisition of virtue ' (^La t_>L~ sib). 

This book is the ' third volume ' (Daftar) of a larger 
one, as the author calls it himself at the beginning of 
the preface (fol. 5 1 ', 1. 4). 

An index of the poets is prefixed on ff. 3, 4 by a 

more modern hand. Title : 


j ^\ 


"SC 3 

s^Slj-oj — j-o ji A-i. s.i}-»j jKjI LxjlJI sjjj cJU fiji 

Beginning of the work : 

On fol. 5 a is the following note, written by the same 
hand which wrote the whole book : nS^c,-Jklj, -i\£5 
iXZ *jlj ^L-l ji ^Ll^JOl^a. t^jt^Jl *^s* ^>i 


^1 u 


.U b a \ 

J jr~ 


Lj« !»JJ>-aJ W 

Jjjj AiL> sjwi. ajl. 

U ->■ *jL}1i 


1 See the article about him on ff. 40*-42\ 

This note makes it evident that copyist (^J'i) and 
author are the same person, and that this copy is the 
author's autograph. Indeed, this note would be out of 
its place in any other copy but the author's autograph. 
The MS., though not dated, may certainly be as old as 
the beginning of the seventeenth century, and many 
additions on the margin (by the same hand) seem to 
represent the last finishing strokes, applied by the 
author to his work. 

After the preface (ff. 5 b -6 b ) the biographies begin. 
The biographical information the author gives is mostly 
very scant)', the poetical quotations are sometimes of 
considerable length. After every article, short or long, 
follows a prayer for the emperor, of one line or two, 
beginning with ^-jJl. In the arrangement of the poets 
we cannot recognise a certain system. Every chapter 
bears the title ^-i. ii. 

The MS. is imperfect at the end; there are wanting 
a few leaves at the utmost, containing the rest of the 
article concerning the author himself. 

Bud : tjo 1 ij jl3 ,j bJt-J-ij 



> o ..1 I HJJU ,J 


Ff. 1 27, 11. 13 ; Nasta'lik ; size, <)| in. by 6 in. 

[Ooselet 186.] 


Mu'nis-alarwah (»-Upl ^^yt). 

Biographies of Saints and Shaikhs of theCishti order 
in India, by Jahanara Begain, the daughter of the 
emperor Shahjahan and sister to 'Alamgir and prince 
Dara Shukuh. The illustrious authoress was herself a 
votary of the great Shaikh Mu'in-aldin Hasan alhusaini 
(so fol. 5 b , 1. 4, or Mu'in-aldin Muhammad alhasan al- 
husaini) alsijzi ak'ishti, with whose biography the work 
begins on fol. 7 b . It was completed a. h. io49=a.d. 
1639; see Rieu i. p. 357. 

Beginning of the preface : Ojc :1 (jjjil u"W 

No date. The colophon is simply ' \.\ ^L^ s— a-3, 
Ff. S3, II. 11; Nasta'lik ; size, 8f in. by 5 J in 

[Fkaser 229.] 


Tadhkirat-i-Nasrabadi (^jbl^aj JAjJ). 

Biographies of contemporary poets, by Muhammad 
Tahir Nasrabadi (or Nasirabadi according to Rieu), 
who began to compile this work a.h. io83 = a.d. 1672, 
1673, and divided it into a preface, five sections (i_ L»), 
and a conclusion. 

Preface : Account of kings and princes (S i . j n-oXi-» 

^lijIjjiLijL), ^jULijL), on fol. 7 b , first line. 

Section I: Account of the Amirs, Khans, and"Wazirs 
of Iran and Hindustan (j { ^-^y' j \ja\js f J jl 
sjli-jjj sj^j |i)j)) i n three classes, on fol. i5 a . 

Section II : Account of Sayyids, noblemen, 

on fol. 1 03°. 

Section III: Account of wise and learned men, 





calligraphers, fakirs, etc. (^Liij UJ_c^Si ji fj-f" 
": A in three classes, on fol. 139/ 

Section IV: Account of the professional poets in 
Iran, Khurasan, Transoxania, and Hindustan, in three 
classes. The beginning of this principal section is not 
to be found in this copy ; there must be a lacuna be- 
tween ff. 204 and 205, or in the context itself, because 
fol. 204 concludes with one of the dervishes (belonging 
to the third class of the third section), and on fol. 205b 
appears already Abu Talib Kalim, the fourth of the 
professional poets ; comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 90. 

Section V: Account of poets belonging to the author's 
own family (y^uj s ; . «S Jijj\ ^U-2.1 J> j j ■> fT** ' — *~" 
j^a.._o), on fol. 426 11 . The author's biography occurs 
on fol. 432 a . 

Conclusion, containing an appendix of chronograms, 
logogriphs, riddles, etc. etc. A heading to this part is 
likewise not to be found, but it begins, there is no 
doubt, somewhere on fol. 439 s1 or 439^, where the 
author's biography concludes. 

Beginning : ^Lc ^!UUl « s^LJI , jdLiil ( J-c vJJl 

< s» cr^- 

_»\ uW 

) J-o-S^ (JJ 


' An account of this work and of its author is written 
on the fly-leaves by Sir Gore Ouseley, but it is rather 
incorrect in the subdivisions ; for a detailed descrip- 
tion and a complete list of the principal poets, quoted 
by Nasrabadi, see Bland in the Journal of the Royal 
Asiatic Society, ix. pp. 137-140; A. Sprenger, Catal., 
pp. 88-108; aud Bieu i. p. 368. 

This copy is dated the first of Jumada-althani, in 
the second year of Muhamniadshah's reign, A. h. 1132 
= A. d. 1720, 10th of April. 

Ff. 493, 11. 13 ; NastaTlk; size, 8j in. by 5 in. 

[Ouseley Add. 33.] 


Mirat-alkhayal ( JLil a^m). 

Biographies of Persian poets and poetesses, styled 
' The Mirror of Fancy,' by Shirkhan ibn 'Ali Ahmad- 
khan Ludi, who completed his work, according to the 
chronogram on the last page, 11. 18 and 19, a.h. 1102 
= a.d. 1690, 1691 ; comp. Journal of the Royal Asiatic 
Society, ix. pp. 140-142, and Rieu i. p. 369 sq. 

Contents : 

Preface on fol. i b , beginning : jij ^b; j Jl - j .>5 ^ 

(jslZ.) iU J -l ^J Jjill, on fol. 4 a . 
Introduction on fol. 6 a . 
li i\ Ji~3\ 5 ki. ^jLj ,j , on fol. 6 b . 
v_j^cl j blsJL i_ jj^a. ^jLo ,j, on fol. 7 b . 

Beginning of the biographies on fol. 9 b , first line ; 
the following poets are quoted in it, with extracts from 
their works : 

1. Abu-alhasan Rudagi, flourished under Amir Nasr- 
aldin ibn Ahmad Samani, on fol. 9 b . 2. 'Adairi Razi, 
under Sultan Mahinud, on fol. 9 b . 3. Asadi Tusi, 

Firdausi's teacher, on fol. io a . 4. Abu-alkasim Hasan al- 
'Unsuri, the king of poets at Mahmud's court, died a.h. 
431, on fol. io b . 5. Asjadi of Harat, one of 'Unsuri's 
pupils, on fol. io b . 6. Firdausi Tusi, with his original 
name Hasan bin Ishak bin Sharafshah, on fol. io b . 
7. Nasir Khusrau of Isfahan, on fol. n b . 8. 'Abd- 
alwasi' Jabali, flourished under Sultan Sanjar, on fol. 
1 2 a . 9. Ibrahim ibu 'Ali Khakani of Shirwan, his first 
takhalluswas Hakaiki, died a.h. 582 or 595, on fol. I2 b . 
10. Auhad-aldin Anwari, originally of Abiward ; his 
first takhallus was Khawari (not Hawi, as this copy, or 
Ghazi, as Elliot 397, fol. 2i b , reads), on fol. 13 11 . 11. 
RashidbinAbd-aljalil'Watwat,diedA.H.578 ) onfol. I3 b . 
12. Abu-almajdMajd-aldin Adam Sana'iof Ghazna,born 
a.h. 437, on fol. i4 a . 13. Sayyid-alhusaini Hasan ofGhaz- 
na, under Sultan Bahramshah, died a.h. 565, on fol. I4 b . 
14. Farid Katib,a pupil of Anwari, on fol. 1 5 a . 15. Athir- 
aldin Akhsikati, one of Khakani's contemporaries, pane- 
gyrist of Kizil Arslan, on fol. 15 s . 16. Nizami of Ganjah, 
on fol. i5 a . 17. Zahir-aldin Muhammad Ffiryabi, pane- 
gyrist of Kizil Arslan, died a.h. 598, on fol. 1 5 b . 1 8. Majd- 
aldin Hamgar of Fars, flourished under Atabeg Sa'd 
bin Abu Bakr bin Sa'd, on fol. i6 a . 19. Kamal-aldin 
Isma'il, son of Jamal-aldin 'Abd-alrazzak of Isfahan, 
with the epithet ^U-U jSL», on fol. i6 a . 20. Kadi 
Shams-aldin Tabsi (according to Elliot 397, fol. 28 b , 
Calabi), was in his later years intimately acquainted 
with Khwajah Nizam-almulk, Sultan Jalal-aldin Malik- 
shah Saljuki's wazir of Khurasan, on fol. 17°. 21. 
Khwajah Shams-aldin Muhammad Diwan, author of 
the (jizJU JLc ji >4 ... , .:, DLu., grand wazir of Sultan 
Jalal-aldin Saljuki, killed at Tabriz, a.h. 683, by 
Arghunkhan's order, on fol. 17 1 '. 22. Imam! (in 
Elliot 397 Imam) of Harat, contemporary with Sa'di, 
on fol. 1 7 b . 23. Shaikh Farid-aldin 'Attar of Nisha- 
pur, with his full name : Abu Hamid Abu Bakr 
Muhammad bin Ibrahim, born a.h. 513, killed 607 
or 619, on fol. i7 b . 24. Maulana Jalal-aldin Rum! 
of Balkh, died A. h. 661, or 672, on fol. i8 a . 25. Saif 
of Isfarang, on fol. i8 b . 26. Humam-aldin of Ta- 
briz, contemporary with Sa'di, on fol. i8 b . 27. Muslih- 
aldin Sa'di of Shiraz, died a.h. 691, on fol. 19*. 28. 
Shaikh Fakhr-aldin 'Iraki, with his genuine name : 
Ibrahim bin Shahriyar of Hamadan, a pupil of Suhra- 
wardi, died a.h. 688 (so according to Elliot 397, fol. 34 a , 
last line; our copy has 608), on fol. i9 b . 29. Rukn 
Sain, flourished under Tughan Timurkban, on fol. 20 a . 

30. Amir Khusrau of Dihli, born a.h. 651, died 725 
(chronogram of his death : JU J ,^5C i i&°)> on ro '- 2 ° a - 

31. Khwajah Hasan of Dihli, died A. h. 707 (!!), on fol. 
1 20 b . 32. Khwaju Kirmani, contemporary with Sa'di, on 

fol. 2i a . 33. Jalal-aldin Adud of Tabriz, a protege 
of Sultan Muhammad bin Muzaffar, on fol. 2i b . 34. 
Hafiz of Shiraz, died a.h. 791 (chronogram of his death : 
jjoa^ dU-), on fol. 2i b . 35. Shapur of Nishapur, a 
protege of Sultan Jalal-aldin Muhammad Khwarizm- 
shah's wazir Khwajah Nur-aldin, on fol. 2 2 a . 36. 
Khwajah Jamal-aldin Salman bin Khwajah 'Ala-aldin 
Sawaji, died a. h. 769, on fol. 22 b . 37. Siraj-aldin 
Kumri of Transoxania, contemporary with the preced- 
ing poet, on fol. 23 s . 38. 'Ubaid Zakanl, lived at the 
same time, on fol. 23 a . 39. Khwajah Niisir Bukhari, 




at the same time, on fol. 23b. 40. Maulana Lutf-allah 
Nishapuri, lived in Timur 's reign, on fol. 24 a . 41. 
Shaikh Kamal Khujandi, a younger contemporary of 
Hafiz, on fol. 2 4 b . 42. Maulana Muhammad Shirin 
(in Elliot 397 Sirin) Maghribi, was in friendly connec- 
tion with the preceding one, on fol. 25". 43. Sayyid 'Arif 
Mir Ni'mat-allah, died in Shahrukh's reign, A. h. 827, on 
fol. 25 b . 44. Khwajah 'Ismat-allah of Bukhara, flou- 
rished under Sultan Khalil bin Miranshah (bin Timur), 
on fol. 25 b . 45. Hakim Jamal-aldin Abu Ishak of 
Shiraz, flourished under Sultan Sikandar bin 'Umar 
Shaikh, on fol. 2 6 a . 46. Maulana Baha-aldin Barandak 
(or Parandak, according to Elliot 397, fol. 47 a ) of 
Samarkand, was the panegyrist of prince Baikara ibn 
'Umar Shaikh, on fol. 26''. 47. Shah Kasim-i-Anwar,died 
A.H. 835, on fol. 27 a . 48. Maulana Muhammad Katibi, 
died A. h. 839, on fol. 27b. 49. Khwajah Rustam of Juz- 
ban (in the district of Bistam), panegyrist of 'Umar ibn 
Miranshah, on fol. 2 7 b . 50. Kamal-aldin Muhammad 
ibn Ghiyith-aldin of Shiraz, flourished under Ibrahim 
Sultan Mirza, on fol. 28 s1 . 51.. Maulana Sharaf-aldin 
'Ali of Yazd, the author of the Zafarnama or history of 
Timur, which he composed at the request of Sultan 
Ibrahim bin Shahrukh, on fol. 28 a . 52. Shaikh Adhuri, 
died a.h. 866, 82 years old, on fol. 28 b . 53. Aka Malik 
bin Jamal-aldin Amir Shahi, died a.h. 859atAstarabad, 
on fol. 29 a . 54. Amir Amin-aldin Tarlabad! (?), contem- 
porary with Katibi, on fol. 29 b . 55. Maulana Sharifi of 
Balkh, panegyrist of the kings of Badakhshan, died A.H. 

871, on fol. 29 b . 

56. Tahir of Bukhara, came under 
Babar to Harat, on fol. 30". 57. Amir Nizam-aldin 
'Ali Shir, Sultan Husain Mirza's famous wazir, on fol. 
30 a . 58. Maulana 'Abd-alrahman Jami, born A. h. 
817, on fol. 30 b . 59. Mulla Fighani, contemporary 
with Jami, on fol. 31". GO. Khwajah Asal'i, was a pupil 
of Jiimi and a friend of 'Ali Shir, on fol. 3l b . 61. Mirza 
Jalal Asir, under Shah Abbas, on fol. 32 a . 62. Mulla, 
Zulali, a pupil of the preceding one (I), on fol. 33* 
63. Faghfur of Yazd, on fol. 34 b . 64. Mulla Zuhuri 
of Tarshiz, contemporary with Faidi, on fol. 35 s . 
65. Abu-alfaid alfayyadi ibn Shaikh Mubarak, with the 
takhallus Faidi, died A. h. 1004, on fol. 37°. 66. Mulla 
'Urn of Shiraz, contemporary with Faidi, on fol. 38 a . 67. 
Nawwab Kasimkhan, flourished under Jahangir, on fol. 
38 b . 68. Maulana Sahabi of Najaf, contemporary with 
Zuhuri and Faidi, on fol. 39b. 69. Haji Muhammad 
Jan Kudsi of Mashhad, died a few years after A. h. 1069, 
on fol. 40 b . 70. Muhammad 'Ali Saib Tabrizi, the 
king of poets at the court of Shah 'Abbas II, on 
fol. 42 a . 71. Talib Kalim, died A.h. 1062, on fol. 
43 b . 72. Wahshi of Daulatabad, died a.h. 1063, 
on fol. 44 b . 73. Mulla Shaida, contemporary with 
Kudsi, on fol. 44 b . 74. Mir Ilahi, lived at the same 
time, friend of Kudsi, on fol. 57 a . 75. Mulla Munir of 
Lahur, on fol. 57 b . 76. Mulla Farrukh Husain Nazim 
of Harat, died A. h. 1068, on fol. 57 b . 77. Mulla Shah 
of Badakhshan, died at Lahur, a.h. 1072, on fol. 6i b . 
78. Candarbhan Brahman, author of an Insha, styled 
. , -- .L», died a.h. 1073, on fol. 66 a . 79. Hakim 
Sarniad, an Armenian, was on friendly terms with 
Dara Shukuh, killed in 'Alamgir's reign, A. h. 1072, 
on fol. 67". 80. Shah Ni'mat-allah of Narnaul in 
India, died a.h. 1077, on fol. 68 a . 81. Mirza Bushan 

Damir, composed poetry in Persian, Arabic, and Hin- 
dustani, died a.h. io77,onfol. 7i a . 82. MullaMuham- 
mad Tahir Ghani of Kashmir, died a.h. 1079, on fol. 76 b . 
83. Shaikh Mun'im of Lahur, with the takhallus Niyam, 
a favourite of Sultan Muhammad Shuja' Bahadur, on 
fol. 77b. 84. Mulla Subhi of Kashmir (in Elliot 397, 
fol. 128b, the same poet is called Mulhami of Kashmir), 
panegyrist of Sultan Shuja', on fol. 78 a . 85. 'Ali Fitrat 
Sultan Shadman, died a.h. 1079, on fol.78 b . 86 ; Shaikh 
Muhsin Fani of Kashmir, died a. h. 108 i under 'Alamgir, 
on fol. 8o a . 87. Mir Radi Danish, a favourite of Sultan 
Dara Shukuh, on fol. 8 i a . 88. Mir Muhammad Mukim 
Fauji of Shiraz, a friend and companion of Bahadur 
Zafarjang, who is commonly known as Mirza Janbeg 
Shah Shuja, on fol. 8i a . 89. Shaikh Muhammad 
Sa'id Kuraishi, panegyrist of Sultan Muradbakhsh, died 
A.H. 1087, on fol. 87b. 90. Mirza Muhammad Salih 
of Kabul, on fol. 97b. 91. Muhammad 'Ali Mahir, 
lived in Akbarabad, died A. h. 1089, on fol. 98". 92. 
Mirza Muhammadbeg Hakiki of Transoxania (in Elliot 
397 called Mirza Ahmadbeg of Ahmadabad, with the 
takhallus Hakiki), a friend of Shaikh Muhammad Sa'id, 
on fol. 99b. 93. Shaikh 'Abd-al'aziz Nau Sarfaraz 
(Jj,-, »j) of Akbarabad, died A. h. 1091, on fol. 103''. 
94. Imam Wirdibeg Intikhabi (this takhallus is miss- 
ing in Elliot 397) of Khurasan, died very young in 
India, contemporary with 'Ali Sa'ib Tabriz!, on fol. 
106b. 95. Mirza Yusufbeg Shaik, died under 'Alamgir, 
a.h. 1098, on fol. io7 a . 96. Mir Mu'izz Fitrat, flou- 
rished under 'Alamgir, died a.h. iioi, on fol. ii2 b . 
97. Nawwab Mir 'Askari 'Akilkhan Razi, under 'Alam- 
gir, on fol. 1 1 3 a . 98. Nawwab Shukr-allahkhan, con- 
temporary with Nasir 'Ali, on fol. 1 15". 99. Khwajah 
Mu'in-aldin Shah Ghazi, one of the princes of Trans- 
oxania, flourished under 'Alamgir, on fol. H9 b . 100. 
Mirza Muhammad Khalil of Khurasan, was still alive 
in India at the time when this work was compiled, on 
fol. I20 a . 101. Muzaffarkhan, also contemporary with 
the author, on fol. I2 2 b . 102. Mirza Ajam (in Elliot 
397 Muhammad) Kuli Turkman, belonging to a Shiraz 
family, boi-n in India, lived at the same time, on fol. 
I24 a . 103. Mirza Muhammad Naki ibn Mirza Mu- 
hammad Mas'ud of Andujan, with the takhallus Purdil 
(Jjj)i on fol. i25 a . 104. Mir Jamil Suzi, belonging 
to a Bukhara family, was born and flourished in India, 
on fol. I25 a . 105. Hakim Faid 'Ali of Mashhad, with 
the takhallus Hakim, poet in Arabic and Persian, on 
fol. I25 b . 106. Mir Muhammad Afdal Sarkhush, on 
fol. i42 a . 107. Ahmad 'Ibrat, lived in Shahjahanabad 
at the time of the composition of this work ; he used 
originally as takhallus Maftun, but assumed later on 
that of Tbrat, after the advice of Mirza 'Abd-alkadir, 
on fol. I42 b . 108. Shaikh Nasir Ali, a friend of the 
author, on fol. i45 a . 109. Mirza 'Abd-alkadir Bidil, 
lived at the same time, on fol. i49 a . 110. Muhammad 
Sa'id I'jaz of Akbarabad, was, at the time when the 
author wrote, in the service of Nawwab Mukrimkban, the 
governor of Multan, on fol. 153 s . 111. Mir Muham- 
mad Zaman Rasikh, originally of the Persian 'Irak, 
but born in India, was in Sultan Muhammad A'zam- 
shah's service, on fol. 154°. 112. Mirza Mubarak -allah 
Wadih, on fol. 157a 113. Shaikh 'Abd-alwahid Wall- 




shat, on fol. 157°. 114. Mirzil 'Iwadbeg (in the text 
e)Uj o^£) Na'im of Badakhshan (of Caghatai origin), 
in Sultan Muradbakhsh's service, on fol. I58 b . 115. 
Nawaziskkhan Lahuri, still alive when the author 
wrote, like all the preceding ones (where no date of 
death is given), on fol. 15 9 a . 116. Muhammad Fa dil 
of Dihli, with the takhallus Aishi, on fol. i59 b . 
117. Habib-allah of Narnaul, a friend of "Aishi, on fol. 
i6o b . (114-117 are missing in Elliot 397.) 118. Mir 
Muhammad Husain of Andujan, with the takhallus 
Naji, on fol. i6i a . 119. Mirza Muhammad Muhsin, 
contemporary with the author, on fol. i6i b . 120. 
Mirza Muhammad Ibrahim Insaf, a pupil of I'jaz, born 
in the Panjab, on fol. i62 a . 121. Shaikh Abd-alkadir, 
originally of the district of Gbazna, born in India, son 
of Shaikh Auliya, contemporary with the author, on 
fol. i63 a . Poetesses (c^cLJl s/U) : 122. Mihri of 
Harat, in the service of Mr Jahan Begam, on fol. i74 b . 
123. Nihani, in the haram of Shah Sulaiman's mother, 
on fol. I75 a . 124. Buzurgi of Kashmir, under Jahan- 
gir, on fol. i75 a . 125. Tuni Atun {^jf j>y), the wife 
of Mulla Bakai, on fol. i75 b . 126. Aka Bigah Abak 
Jalair, lived in Harat under Sultan Husain Bahadur 
khan, on fol. 1 7 5 b . 127. ArzuiofSaniarkand.onfol. 175''. 

128. Aka Bigah, her father was a native of Khurasan, and 
in the A Service of Muhammadkhan Turkman, on fol. 1 7 5 b . 

129. Agha Bust, daughter of Barwish Kiyam of Sabz war, 
on fol. i76 a . 130. Hijabi, daughter of Khwajah Hadi 
of Astarabad, on fol. I76 a . 131. 'Ismati. 132. Bidili. 
133. Nisai of Khurasan. 134. Khanzada-i-Tabrizi, 
daughter of Amir Yadgar. 135. Sayyid Begam of 
Jurjan, all on fol. 176" 1 . 136. Sharifah Banu Hamdami, 
on fol. i76 b . 

The whole work is interspersed with various scienti- 
fic treatises on prosody, versification, music, medicine, 
ethics, physics, etc. etc. The right order of ff. 151- 157 
is as follows : 151, 155, 156, I52- I 54, 157- This C0 Py 
is dated the 15th of Jumada-althani, A. H. U33 = A. d. 
1 72 1, 13th of April. 

Ff. 177, 11. 21-23; ver y unequally and carelessly written, 
partly in Nasta'llk, partly in Shikasta ; illuminated frontispiece ; 
size, 1 1| in. by 6 in. [Ouseley Add. 2.] 


Another copy of the same work. 

Another copy of_the Mirat-alkhayal, beginning like 
Ouseley Add. 2 : Jl vUjf. ^yj <-*'• 

Introduction onMol. 8 b . 

Copied and collated at Lucknow, a. h. 12 13= A. d. 
1798, 1799. 

Ff 2S1 II.17-21; Nasta'llk, written by different hands ; size, 
p4 in. by 5i in. [Elliot 397.] 


Safinah (» : . i -.)■ 

The second volume (^yli ^j) of the valuable tadk- 
kirah of Persian poets, by Khushgu, who began this 
work a.h. H37=a.d. 1724-1725, and completed it 
a.h. ii47 = a.d. 1734-1735- In A.H. II55 = A.D. 
1 742-1 743 he gave it to his master Arzu, who added 
some glosses and a preface. According to Sprenger, 
Catal. Oudh, p. i30sq., this tadhkirah consists of three 

volumes, the first containing 362 ancient poets iu 
chronological order, the second 545 of the poets of the 
Middle Ages ( cJ ^kl^» u\,^ ™ chronological order, 
and the third the modern or contemporary poets. _ Well, 
this copy represents the second volume, and gives us 
biographies and specimens of 811 poets (266 more than 
in Sprenger). It begins on fol. 7 b , like Sprenger's copy : 

Ff. i b -6 b contain a complete index of the whole 
volume in alphabetical order. We give now a full list 
of all the poets mentioned in this volume : 

1. Maulana 'Abd-alrahman Jami, died a.h. 898 01-899, 
on fol. 7 b . 2. Kadi Masih-aldin 'Isa of Sawa, under Sul- 
tan Ya'kub, killed A. 11. S96 or 898, on fol. 1 i b . 3. Baba 
Fiokani of Shiraz, whose first takhallus was Sakkaki,died 
A. H. 911 (so !), on fol. 1 i b . 4. Ahli Turani, one of the 
Amirs of Sultan Husain Baikara and pupil of Jami, 
died A.h. 902, on fol. I4 a . 5. Maulana Darwish Bihaki 
of Kazwin, contemporary with Jami and Mir Ali Shir, 
on fol. 14 1 '. 6. MirHajj of Tun, on fol. 15*. 7. Mulla 
Maktabi, the author of a u ^^° j LS U- 1 ( A - H - 8 95). 
contemporary with Jami, on fol. 15". 8. Amir Ali 
Shir Nawai, died A. H. 906, the 1 ith of Jumada-alawwal 
(others give A. h. 896 as date of his death), on fol. 15°. 
9. Amir Abvi-albarakah, born near Samarkand, con- 
temporary with Mir 'All Shir, on fol. i6 b . 10. Amir 
Nizam-aldin Suhaili, under Sultan Husain Baikara, 
contemporary with Mir 'Ali Shir, on fol. i7 a . 11. Amir 
Husain Jalair Tirfaili, under the same Sultan, on fol. 
i8 a . 12. Maulana Again of Khurasan, under Sultan 
Husain Mirza, on fol. 1 8 a . 1 3. Miram Siyah of Harat, 
began to flourish under Sultan Husain Baikara, on fol. 
i8 b . 14. Maulana Alii of Harat, died A. H. 901, on fol. 
I9 b . 15. Khwajah Shihab-aldin 'Abdallah Marwarid 
Hayani of Kirman, a protegd of Sultan Husain Mirza, 
author of a diwan, styled t-jLa/Jl v»Jy>, of a ^->;Lj 
^Li, and a ^jj^ j )/— '=-, on fol. i9 b . 16. Maulana 
Nizam of Astarabad, one of the court poets of Sultan 
Husain Baikara, on fol. 20 a . 17. Maulana Shauki of 
Yazd, became renowned under Husain Mirza, on fol. 
20 b . 18. Maulana Yari of Shiraz, at the same time, 
on fol. 20 b . 19. Mirza Ibrahim of Harat, at^the same 
time too, author of a Jlc u ^>*j1\j^>\ -fc-j/- 3 (math- 
nawi), etc., on fol. 2 1 a . 20. Mulla Muhyi Lari, on fol. 
2i a . 21. Maulana Khaki, contemporary with Jami 
and one of his rivals, on fol. 2i a . 22. Maulana Bikasi 
of Shushtar, on fol. 2i a . 23. Saifi 'Arudi of Bukhara, 
friend of 'Ali Shir, author of the u^j/C tlL-y, on fol. 
2i b . 24. Maulana 'Abd-alsamad of Tus, Jami's secre- 
tary and copyist, on fol. 2i b . 25. Mulla Kiyadi of 
Turbat, under Husain Mirza, on fol. 2 2 a . 26. Auisi 
of Khwarizm, in Sultan Ya'kub' s service, died a.h. 910, 
on fol. 22 a . 27. Fakhr-aldin As'ad of Astarabad, the 
author of L j-^-«]ij u-3) (usually designated as Fakhr- 
aldin As'ad of Jurjan), on fol. 2 2 a . 28. Maulana 
Shahidi of Kumm, in Sultan Ya'kub's service, on fol. 
2 2 b . 29. Gulkhani of Kumm, a nephew of the pre- 
ceding poet, lived under Husain Mirza, on fol. 22". 




30. Maulana Mu'ini of Shiraz, one of Husain Mirza's 
poets, on fol. 2 3 a . 31. Maulana Hawaii of Lar, an en- 
thusiastic admirer of Hafiz, whose diwan he was continu- 
ally reading, on fol. 2 3 a . 32. Harifi, son of the preceding 
poet, on fol. 23 a . 33. Lami'i of Astarabad, under Sul- 
tan Ya'kub, on fol. 23°. 34. Khwajah Asafi of Kuhis- 
tau, a pupil of Jami, a proteg6 of Mir 'Ali Shir, died a.h. 
923, on fol. 23 a . 35. Maulana Bannai of Harat, was 
for some time on friendly terms with Sultan Ya'kub, lived 
afterwards in Transoxania, died A. h. 918, on fol. 2 4 a . 
36. Ibn Jalal of Nishapiir, contemporary with Jami, 
on fol. 24''. 37. Mirza Asghar of Tils, a pupil of Jami's, 
on fol. 25 a . 38. Maulana Mani of Tus, a favourite of 
Abu-alhasan Mirza ibn Sultan Husain Baikara, on fol. 
25 a . 39. Amir Humayun of Asfara'in, contemporary 
with Jami, a protege of Sultan Ya'kub, on fol. 25 s . 

40. Mulla 'Izz-aldiu Rafi'i of Asfara'in, on fol. 26". 

41. Shah Karam of Khwandsar (.L-joji.), on fol. 26 a . 

42. Khwajah Mas'ud of Kurnm, came under Sultan 
Husain Mirza to Harat, celebrated his exploits in a 
poem of 10,000 baits, and is besides the author of 
several Munazarat, for instance, Ji5 . i-o and u ■ « ■*■ 
«-S 5, also of a diwan of ghazals, on fol. 26 a . 43. Mulla 
Jamali Kanbu of Dihli, contemporary with Jami, went 
to Khurasan under Husain Mirza ; his first takhallus 
was Jalal!, died a. h. 925, on fol. 26 b . 44. Majd-aldin 
Babari, one of Sultan Sikandar Ludi's poets, author of 
a s^>ljLali, which sings the exploits of the Khwarizrn- 
shahs, on fol. 27 b . 45. Maulana 'Abdallah Hatifi, 
Jami's nephew, died A.H. 927 or 928, on fol. 27k 

46. Jauhari of Samarkand, one of Mir 'Ali Shir's 
poets, brought the t ^^i\ j-~» into verse, on fol. 28". 

47. Maulana Umidi of Kai, went A. h. 923 to 
Khurasan, and was killed a.h. 925, just after having 
returned to Rai, on fol. 28 a . 48. Sayyid Ja'far, eldest 
son of Sayyid Muhammad Nurbakhsh of Kai, went to under Husain Mirza, on fol. 29 a . 49. Amir 
Sayyid Muhammad ibn Shah Kasim ibn Sayyid Nur- 
bakhsh of Rai, died very young, on fol. 2 9 b . 50. Shah 
Kiwam-aldin Muhammad bin Shah Shams-aklin bin 
Shah Kasim bin Sayyid Nurbakhsh of Rai, who put 
Umidi (see No. 47) to death, on fol. 29 b . 51. Shah 
Safi-aldin Muhamniad Safi, brother to the preceding 
poet, on fol. 3o a . 52. Amir Ghiyath-aldin Khulki 
(j^iii) bin Amir Yusuf of tJ^JL, near Damawand, 
contemporary with Shah Isma'il Safawi, on fol. 30 a . 
53. Baba Nasibi of Gilan, a favourite of Sultan 
Ya'kub, on fol. 30 b . 54. Mulla Riyadi of Samarkand, 
became very old and went at the end of his life to India, 
on fol. 3i a . 55. Mir Kuraishi of Samarkand, on fol. 
31 11 . 56. Haji Muhammad of Samarkand, on fol. 3i a . 
57. Amir Ahmad Haji of Iran, was some years gover- 
nor of Harat under Husain Mirza, died under Shah 
Tahmasp A. h. 940, on fol. 3i a . 58. Sam Mirza Sami, 
son of Shah Isma'il Safawi, died young a. h. 930 ; he 
is the author of the ,~<>l~> »5jJ, on fol. 3i b . 59. 
Khwajah Muhammad Mu'min ibn Khwajah 'Abdallah 
Marwarid Bayani, the teacher of Sam Mirza ; after- 
wards, being insulted by Shah Tahmasp, he went to 
India, on fol. 3 i b . 60. Maulana Hilali, born at Astara- 
bad, of Turkish extraction, author of the IjlT. sLi and 
the (j-U.iUJI ^\Ju>, put to death a.h. 936 (so !), on fol. 

3i b . 61. Mulla Nargisi of Abhar, contemporary with 
Hilali, with whom he had many poetical contests, on 


32 b . 62. Jamal-aldin of Abhar, on fol. 33 a 


Sa'd-aldin Mas'ud Daulatyar of Bukhara, son of a Parsee, 
on fol. 3 3 a . 64. Malik-alkalamBaha-aldinofAndujan, 
on fol. 33 a . 65. Maulana 'Ajibi of Khujand, on fol. 
33 b . 66. Shihabi Ghazzali of Khujand, on fol. 3 3 b . 
67. Mulla Janubi of Badakhshan, contemporary with 
the emperor Humayun, on whose conquest of Badakh- 
shan (a. h. 927) he composed a chronogram, viz. .1 , «h> 
y. j j^- is-i ^Uji, on fol. 33 b . 68. Shaikh Zain- 
aldin Khwafi, with the takhallus "VVafai, under Babar, 
translator of the Turkish original of the UjA> <^>UiL, 
author also of another historical work : , 1 ■■ - y\ • n, ~j 

a \ ^J\jt ^ j, died a. h. 940, on fol. 33 b . 69. Shaikh 

'Abd-alwahid Farigh! of Harat, great friend of the 
preceding poet, died in the same year 940, on fol. 34 a . 
70. Shah Tahir Dakhani, went to Hindustan A. h. 923, 
and entered into BurhanNizamshah of the Dakhan's 
service, on fol. 34 b . 71. Zahir-aldin Muhammad Babar 
Padishah bin Mirza 'Umar Shaikh bin Mirza Abu Sa'id 
bin Mirza Sultan Muhammad bin Mirza Mlranshah bin 
Amir Timur Gurgan, born a.h. 888, died 937. Here is 
mentioned the other translator of the memoirs, viz. Naw- 
w;ib (read Ibn) Bairamkhan, on fol. 35 s . 72. Mir Ahli of 
Shiraz (originally of Tarshiz), under Husain Mirza and 
Shah Isma'il, died A. h. 942, on fol. 36 13 . 73. Mir Mu- 
hammad 'Ali Salik, grandson of Ahli Shirazi, on fol. 
38 a . 74. Amir Muhammad Husain Kudsi, began to 
flourish under Tahmasp Safawi, had poetical contests 
with Hilali and Nargisi, on fol. 38". 75. Maulana. 
Ahli of Iran, under Tahmasp, on fol. 38 b . 76. Maulana 
Pamir! of Isfahan, whose first takhallus was Baghban 
(uL-cb), gardener, under Tahmasp, on fol. 39 s1 . 77. 
Mauhina Dai, the son of the preceding poet, on fol. 
40 s . 78. Aniishirwan bin Amir Abu Sa'id bin 'Ala- 
almulk, governor of Lar, killed A. h. 948, on fol. 40*. 
79. Sultan 'Abd - alrashidkhan, with the takhallus 
Rashid, one of the rulers of Khotan, ascended the 
throne A. H. 950, on fol. 40 b . 80. Mirza Kasim 
Kasim! of Gunabiid, composed a n_olij»Ll. on Shah 
Isma'il Safawi's exploits, on fol. 40 b . 81. Maulana 
Mani of Shiraz, under Shah Isma'il, on fol. 4i a . 82. 
Khwajah Ayyub Firaki, second son of Amir Abu- 
albarakah, used also Ayyub sometimes as takhallus, 
lived for the greater part of his life in Kabul and 
Hindustan, but went afterwards to Gujarat and the 
Dakhan, on fol. 4i b . 83. Maulana Sharaf-aldin 'Ali 
Yafi'i of Yazd, panegyrist of Shah Tahmasj), on fol. 
42 a . 84. Maulana Muhammad Sharki of Yazd, a 
relation of the preceding poet, wakil of Shiih Nur-aldin 
Ni'mat-allahII,onfol. 42 a . 85. MullaHayatl,originally of 
Bukhara, poisoned a.h. 956, on fol. 42*. 86. Mir Shams- 
aldin Muhammad Hanafi Kirmani, with the takhallus 
Fahmi, under Shah Tahmasp, died a.h. 956, on fol. 42 b . 
87. Maulana Nisbati of Mashhad, under Shah Isma'il, 
lived usually at Tabriz, on fol. 43*. 88. Khalifah 
Asad-allah of Isfahan, on fol. 43*. 89. Amir Shuja- 
aldin Mahmud, ibn Khalifah Sayyid 'Ali (who got the 
epithet of jllaJL, ti-ii. under Shah Tahmasp), grand- 
son of the preceding poet, on fol. 43°. 90. Mir Rukn- 
aldin of Eai, on fol. 43 b . 91. Amir Jalal-aldin Sala'i 





of Isfahan, had poetical contests with Majd-aldin Kausi 
of Shushtar, on fol. 43b 92. Mir Haidar of Tun, in 
Humayun's service, on fol. 44 a . 93. Kadi Ahmad 
Figari of Asfara'in, on fol. 44 a . 94. Kadi Abdallah 
Yakini of Gilan, nephew of Shaikh Ahmad Lahiji, on 
fol. 44 b . 95. Kadi Yahya of Gilan, nephew of the 
preceding, on fol. 44b. 96. Maulana Muhammad of 
Rustamdar, lectured many years in Mashhad, on fol. 
45 a . 97. Maulana Kurbi of Damawand, on fol. 45 a . 
98. Khwajah Muhammad Tahir ibn Maulana Umidi 
of Eai, on fol. 45 a . 99. Maulana Afdal Nami of Rai, 
was for his whole life Umidi's pupil, on fol. 45 a . 
100. Mulla Nithari of Tabriz, on fol. 45b. 101. Hai- 
darbeg Anis of Tabriz, one of Shah Tahmasp's friends, 
on fol. 46 s1 . 102. Hasanbeg Shukr Ali of Tabriz, 
great-grandson of 'Ali Shukr, on fol. 46 a . 103. Amir 
Mu'in-aklin Ashraf, under Shah Isma'il, died as kadi 
of Makkah, on fol. 46". 104. Maulana Mu'in Ladh- 
dhat of Astarabad, on fol. 46b. 105. Maulana Salnibi 
Najafi, was originally of Astarabad, on fol. 46b. 
106. Maulana Sultan Muhammad Sidki of Astarabad, 
lived a long time in Kashan, on fol. 48 a . 107. 
Khwajah Hasan of Kandahar, on fol. 48 b . 108. Mau- 
lana Khatimi of Harat, on fol. 48''. 109. Malik Jalal- 
aldin, one of the kings of Nimruz, on fol. 48b. 
110. Sadr-aldin Muhammad Kalami of Lar, on fol. 
48b 111. Shams-aldin Muhammad of Lar, brother to 
the preceding poet, on fol. 49*. 112. Mir Muhammad 
Bakir of Yazd, on fol. 49A 113. Maulana Abdi 
of Abarkiih, on fol. 49 a . 114. Amir Shah Ridai of 
Rai, on fol. 49 a . 115. Mulla Fikri of Rai, went to 
Shah Tahir in the Dakhan, on fol. 49b. 116. Mirza 
Salman of Isfahan, under Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 49b. 
117. Mirza Abdallah, son of the preceding poet, on 
fol. go a . 118. Shah Jahiingir Hashimi of Kirman, a 
descendant of Kasim-i-Anwar as well as of Shah Ni'mat- 
allah Nurbakhsh, was some years in Sind, and the ruler 
of that country, Shah Husain, paid him great honours. 
He was killed by robbers on the way back from Sind ; 
his mathnawi 1*1 , a^ ~ is an imitation of the Makhzan- 
alasrar, on fol. 5<3 a . 119. Maulana Nuri, one of Mau- 
lana Hasan Shah of Harat's grandsons, on fol. 50b. 
120. Khwajah Fadl-aldin Muhammad of Isfahan, pupil 
of Maulana Abu-alhasan in Kashan, became afterwards 
a proteg6 of Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 50 b . 121. Maulana 
Fuduli of Baghdad, who wrote in Persian and Turkish, 
and composed a diwan in each of these two languages, 
lived under Shah Isma'il and Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 
5i a . 122. Hidayat-allah, under Shah Tahmasp, on 
fol. 51*. 123. Shaikh Shihab-aldin 'Ali of Rai, on fol. 
51b. 124. Shaikh Abu-alkasim, the son of the pre- 
ceding poet, on fol. 51b. 125. Muhammad Mirak 
Salihi, brother of Ahmad Mirak Salihi of Tus, under 
Shah Tahmasp ; he was a descendant of Nizam-almulk, 
the famous wazir of Malikshah, on fol. gib. 126. 
Ahmad Mirak Salihi, brother of Muhammad Mirak, 
also in Tahmasp's service, on fol. 52 a . 127. Amir 
Ghiyath-a'llah of Rai, on fol. 52 11 . 128. Amir Nur- 
allah of Rai, a relation of the preceding poet, on fol. 
52b. 129. Khwajah Nizam-almulk of Rai, on fol. 52 b . 
130. Khwajah Ja'far of Rai, on fol. 52b. 131. Maulana 
Ghafuri of Rai, on fol. 52b. 132. Maulana Haji of Rai, 
on fol. 53". 133. Mir Dust Tarami (^Uoj of Taram, 

a favourite of the emperor Humayun, on fol. 53 s . 134. 
Amir Kamal-aldin Aruiri, one of the wakils of the 
kings of Sistan, on fol. 53 a . 135. Kadi Ahmad Laghar 
{jS-Vj of Nimruz or Sistan, on fol. 53 11 . 136. Kadi 
Basir, brother of the preceding poet, on fol. 53 a . 137. 
Amir Husain of Sabzwar, with the takhallus Karbalai, 
became greatly renowned at Harat, on fol. 53b. 138. 
Mir Ali 'Arab Fikri of Sabzwar, brother of the pre- 
ceding poet, on fol. 53b. 139. Amir Nawai of Sabzwar, 
nephew of Mir Husain Karbalai, went very young to 
India, on fol. 53b. 140. Mir Figari of Sabzwar, also a 
nephew of Mir Husain by his sister, on fol. 53b. 141. 
Amir Shams-aldin Hashimi of Isfahan, went afterwards 
to Bijapur in the Dakhan, on fol. 53b. 142. Zafar- 
alislam Sa'idi of Isfahan, on fol. 54 a . 143. Mulla Niki 
of Isfahan, on fol. 54 a . 1 44. Harfi of Isfahan, nephew 
and pupil of the preceding poet, on fol. 54". 145. 
Wafai Kur (the blind) of Isfahan, on fol. 54 a . 146. Mir 
'Ali Tajar (j\J) of Isfahan, on fol. 54 a . 147. Abu- 
alkasim Amiri of Isfahan, was blinded by Shah Tahmasp's 
order, on fol. 54b. 148. Sihri ({j^sT') of Kumm, on 
fol. 54b. 149. Ghadanfar ( -a^ic) ijXa. tji of Kumm, 
author of a mathnawi ^j^- \j^.i on f°l- 54 b - 150. 
Maulana Kamal-aldin of Kashan, on fol. 55 a . 151. Mir 
Muhammad Taki Marwarid of Kashan, a descendant of 
Abdallah Marwarid Bayani, on fol. 55 s . 152. Mau- 
IanS Diya-aldin of Kashan, on fol. 55b. 153. Shah 
Tabi'i of Khwandsar, a dervish, on fol. 55b. 154. 
Tasnif of Khwandsar, on fol. 55b. 155. Mulla Sarudi 
of Khwandsar, on fol. 55b. 156. Baba Shaukhi of 
Khwandsar, on fol. 55b. 157. Shah Murad of Khwand- 
sar, on fol. 56 a . 158. Sharif of Tabriz, under Shah 
Tahmasp, on fol. 56 !1 . 159. Kadi 'Ala of Kumm, on 
fol. 57 a . 160. Mulla Maksadi of Sawa, flourished at 
the courts of Shah Isma'il and Shah Tahmasp, on 
fol. 571. 161. Mulla Ahdi of Sawa, on fol. ZT- I 62 - 
Damiri of Hamadan, son of the poet Hairani, the 
author of three mathnawis, viz. ..U-&J 5 J^-aLi ; 5 /«-«-i< 
ulj^, and ^j-^j « (jU— -I ; flourished under the Safawis, 
on fol. 57 a . 163. Ashki of Hamadan, on fol. 57 11 . 164. 
Khwajah Aka Mir of Hamadan, on fol. 57b. 165. Mau- 
lana Shams of Yazd, on fol. 57b. 166. Mulla Tshrati 
of Yazd, on fol. 57b. 167. Mir Murtada Sharifi of 
Shiraz, went to India and died there, author of a 
^JijLo tls\S and a diwan of ghazals, on fol. 57b. 168. 
'Abdibeg of Shiraz, author of a khamsah and a diwan of 
more than 2000 baits, on fol. 58 a . 169. Malik Kasim 
Nakkash (the painter) of Shiraz, on fol. 58 n . 170. 
Amir Safi of Kirman, a cousin of Amir Fadli (one of 
Akbar's poets), was killed by the Turanian conquerors 
of Khurasan, on fol. 58*. 171. Mulla 'Ali Sairafi of 
Kashmir, father of Muhammad Amin Mustagbni (who 
lived under Akbar), on fol. 58b. 172. Muhammad 
KasimkhanMauji of Badakhshan,a proteg6 of Humayun, 
and author of a mathnawi, on fol. 58b. 173. Shulmdi 
of Sabzwar, on fol. 58b. 174. Maulana KamalS of 
Sabzwar, on fol. 59 a . 175. Mir Abd-albaki of Guna- 
bad, on fol. 59 a . 176. Maulana 'Alimi of Darabjard 
near Istakhr, a contemporary of Ghazali of Mashhad, on 
fol. 59 a . 177. Amir Zahir-aldin Ibrahim Wad'i (,j^)) 
of Rai, on fol. 59b. 178. Amir Majd-aldin Isma'il, with 




the takhallus Majdt, son of the preceding poet, on 
fol. 59 b . 179. Mirza Sharafjahan of Kazwin, a friend 
of Maulana Damiri, born the i8th of Rabi'- alakhar, 
A. h. 902, died the 7th of Dhu-alka'dah, a. h. 962, 
60 years old (ta'rikh : sxi ^jy jl >— J^ a'), on fol. 
59b. 180. Kadi Ruh-allah, the uncle of Sharaf- 
jahan, lived in Kazwin, on fol. 6o a . 181. Nasir-aldin 
Muhammad Humayun Padishah, Babar's son, born 
A. h. 913, ascended the throne 937, died 963, on fol. 6o a . 
182. Mirza Kamran, brother of the emperor Humayun, 
was blinded by his brother's command ; died, during 
his pilgrimage, A. h. 964; his son, Mirza Abu-alkasim, 
with the takhallus Sliaukati, was likewise a good poet, 
died A. H. 974, as a prisoner in the fortress of Gwaliyar, on 
fol. 6i a . 183. Mirza Mahdi, second brother of Huma- 
yun, left a diwan, on fol. 6i b . 184. Mirza Ibrahim of 
Badakhshan, son of the governor of Badakhshan Mirza 
Sulaiman, born a. h. 941, died, only 26 years old, 
A. H. 967, on fol. 62 a . 185. Mulla Raunaki of Bukhara, 
was at first in Mirza Kamran's service, afterwards in 
Mirza Ibrahim's, died A. h. 964, on fol. 62 1 . 186. 
Maulana Nadir! of Samarkand (not of Mashhad, as the 
Haft Iklim say, nor of Tarshiz), went in later years to 
Hindustan, praised Humayun in a kasidah, died A. 11. 
966, in the early part of Akbar's reign, on fol. 62 11 . 

187. Mir Muhammad Mu'min of Astarabad, went to the 
Dakhan, and entered the service of Ibrahim Kutbahah, 
afterwards of Muhammad Kuli Kutbshah, on fol. 62K 

188. Maulana Sail of Ah, near Damawand, went in his 
youth to Hamadan and died there, had poetical dispu- 
tations with Hairati, on fol. 63 a . 189. Khwajah Hijri 
of Farghana, was, during the last years of his life, in 
Akbar's service, on fol. 63 b . 190. Khwajah Muham- 
mad Sharif Hijri of Rai, was, under Shah Tahmasp, 
wazir of Yazd and afterwards of Isfahan, on fol. 63 13 . 
191. Khwajah Muhammad Tahir Wasli, son of the 
preceding poet, on fol. 64 s . 192. Khwajah Mirza 
Ahmad, the younger brother of Sharif Hijri of Bai, on 
fol. 64 a . 193. Khwajah Khwajagi, also a brother of 
Sharif Hijri, on fol. 64 s . 194. Khwajah Shapur, the 
son of the preceding poet, and nephew of Sharif Hijri, 
went to Hindustan in Akbar's time, author of a math- 
nawi «-. J» « rxir^-'' on ^* ^4 b - 195. Mulla Sadik 
Halwai of Samarkand, was some time in Lahilr, went 
back to Samarkand and died there, on fol. 66 b . 196. 
Saudai Kalandar of Gujarat, in the beginning of 
Akbar's reign, on fol. 66 b . 197. Ba'is Nur-aldin, with 
the takhallus Nuri of Hurmuz, in the beginning of 
Akbar's reign, on fol. 66 b . 198. Maulana Walsh! 
YiLfi'i (so !) of Yazd, came to Sind in the beginning of 
Akbar's reign, author of a mathnawi, .._ •> . li ri/^— , > 
and of another, ^jjj jJU», on fol. 66 b . 199. Nawwab 
Muhammad Bairamkhan bin Saif 'Alibeg bin Yar Ali- 
beg bin Pir 'Alibeg bin Ali Shukrbeg Babarlu, born in 
Badakhshan, came to Balkh and entered, sixteen years 
old, Humayun's service, became governor of Kandahar 
after that emperor's return to power, and died A. h. 
968, in Akbar's time. He was the father of Mirza 
*Abd-alrahim, who was four years old at his father's 
death, and translated the iSjAi ioL*3l« into Persian, 
on fol. 68 a . 200. Muhammad Shah Unsi of Kanda- 
har, went with Babar to India, was afterwards in 

Humayun's service, and died a.h. 973, on fol. 69^. 
201. Sabuhi of Caghatai extraction, lived in Kabul, 
died a.h. 972 or 973 at Agra, on fol. 70 a . 202. Maulana 
Bikasi of Sajawand near Ghazna, frequented at Kabul 
the majlis of Muhammad Hakim Mirza, the second son 
of Humayun, went afterwards to India, and became 
one of Akbar's Amirs; he died a.h. 973, on fol. 7o b . 
203. Said Bairamkhan! (so called because he was the 
j.:!)Lo of Bairamkhan), died A. H. 974, on fol. 70''. 204. 
Kadi Ahmad Ghaffari of Kazwin, author of the 
^L^Uo and the \.\ ^.jy ±ij^, died A. H. 975, on fol. 
7i a . 205. MullaTadrawi or Tadhrawi of Abhar, nephew 
of Nargisi, went to India into Bairamkhan' s service, 
author of the jUj: ^\ L>U t j i^h^,. and of the math- 
nawi 1 iLuo i^-"-^; dedicated to Yusuf Muhammad- 
khan, died A. h. 975, on fol. 7 i a . 206. Kadi Muhammad 
of Rai, under the Safawis, particularly Shah Tahmasp, 
renowned for his chronograms and impromptus, on fol. 
7i b . 207. Kadi Ata-alhih, brother of Kadi Muham- 
mad, at the same time, also renowned for his ta'rikhat, 
on fol. 72 a . 208. Kadi 'Abdallah, son of Muhammad 
of Rai, good poet and musician, on fol. 72 a . 209. Mir 
Muhammad Kasim of Rai, under Shah Tahmasp, went 
to India and lived with Abd-almajid Asafkhan, on fol. 
72 b . 210. Mirza Khanjarbeg of Caghatai extraction, 
one of Humayun's Amirs, on fol. 72 b . 211, 212. 
'Ali Kulikhan Khanzaman Sultan and Muhammad 
Sa'id Bahadurkhan, sons of Haidar Sultan Uzbeg, both 
killed by Akbar, a.h. 574, on fol. 73 a . 213. Shah 
Niisir Khwajah of Tirmidh, went to India in the 
\beginning of Akbar's reign, on fol. 73 b . 214. Sultan 
Muhammad, with the takhallus Sultan, of Salak near 
Kandahar, composed a kasidah in honour of Khanza- 
man Sultan, on fol. 73 b . 215. Mirza Sipahi, grandson 
of Khwajah Kalaubeg, died at Agra a.h. 973, on fol. 
74 a . 21 6. Amir Niyazi of Bukkara, entered, after many 
adventures, Akbar's service, on fol. 74 a . 217. Mirza- 
beg Sipihri of Turan, nephew of Khwajah Amin-aldin 
Mahmud, who was known under the name of Khwajah 
Jahan in Akbar's time, died a.h. 979, on fol. 75 a . 218. 
Maulana Yahyajan, son of Ahmad Tabib of Gilan, went 
a.h. 967 from Gilan to Kazwin as envoy of Khan 
Ahmad, on fol. 75 a . 219. Mulla Shaikh Ahmad Fanai, 
was in the service of Amir Ghiyath-aldin Mansur, of 
Maulana Ahmad of Abiward, of Shams-aldin Muham- 
mad Khidri, and of Kamal-aklin Husain Lari, died A.h. 
975, on fol. 75 a . 220. Shaikh Mauzun Naguri, under 
Akbar, on fol. 75 b . 221. Darwish Bahrain Sakka of 
Turkish extraction, became a Sufi, was highly favoured 
by Akbar, and died during ^a journey to Sarandib, on 
fol. 75 b . 222. Bayadi of Agra, in the beginning of 
Akbar's reign, on fol. 76 a . 223. Khwajagi Sharif of 
Shiraz, under Akbar, on fol. 76 a . 224. Shaikh Ahmad 
of Shiraz, brother of the preceding poet, on fol. 76 b . 
225. Amir Fadli of Kirniau, in the beginning of 
Akbar's reign, on fol. 76 b . 226. Khwajahzada of 
Kabul, in the beginning of Akbar's reign, on fol. 76 b . 
227. Maulana Nami of Kashmir, one of Humayun's 
and Akbar's poets, on fol. 76 b . 228. Mahiri of Kash- 
mir, under Akbar, on fol. 77 a . 229. Haji Muhammad 
of Kabul, under Humayun and Akbar, on fol. 77". 




230. Muhammad Rida of Mashhad, under Akbar, on 
fol. 77 a . 231. Akdasi of Mashhad, under Akbar, on 
fol. 77 a . 232. Mulla Shitabi of Gunabad, at the same 
time, on fol. 77 b . 233. Mulla Nuzhati, contempora- 
neous with Mulla A/.hari, at the same time, on fol. 77 b . 
234. Maulana 'Ali Ridai Ghazali of Mashhad, the king 
of poets at Akbar's court, the predecessor of Faidi, 
author of a diwan, a mathnawi .xjJo u^oJ, several 
prose works, viz. ~y£* A^> "j-s-^ ^^"j ( on Sufism), 
and i^LjISCJI ^L», etc., died at Ahmadabad in Gujarat 
a. h. 980, on fol. 77 b . 235. Mulla, Eaughani of Asta- 
rabad, went to India, died a.h. 980, during a journey to 
Gujarat, on fol. 8o b . 236. Ilahi, lived under Babar, 
Humayun, and died in the early part of Akbar's reign, 
on fol. 8o b . 237. Yadgarbeg Halati, Ilahi's son, on 
fol. 8o b . 238. Likai, son of the preceding poet Ha- 
lati, on fol. 8i a . 239. Maulana Saif-alnmluk Shujai 
of Damawand, on fol. 8i a . 240. Amir Kadi, with the 
takhallus Amir! of Rai, pupil of Kadi Mas'ud, went to 
India, became a Naukar under Akbar, and died a.h. 
982, on fol. 8i b . 241. Amir Abu Turab of Rai, brother 
of the preceding poet, on fol. 8i b . 242. Mirza Kuli 
Maili of Turanian birth, went to India in the beginning 
of Akbar's reign, died a. h. 984, on fol. 8i b . 243. Mulla 
Ali, with the takhallus Tarami (because he was of Taram 
near Samarkand), under Humayun and Akbar, died 
a.h. 981, on fol. 83 a . 244. Khwajah H usam °f Marw, 
a pupil of Maulana 'Isam-aldin Ibrahim and of Shaikh 
Ibn Hijr Mufti (who died A. H. 973), tutor of Faidi 
and Abu-alfadl, lived under Humayun and Akbar, is 
mentioned in the Akbarnama, was a great composer of 
chronograms, left India A. h. 989 for his native 
country, and died on the way near Kabul, on fol. 83°-. 
245. Sayyid Muhammad Jamabaf Fikri of Harat, 
went a.h. 969 to India, on fol. 83 b . 246. Maulana 
Kasim, with the takhallus Kahi, of Samarkand, with 
his full name Najm-aldin Abu-alkasim ; came, fifteen 
years old, into the service of J ami, went to India in the 
early part of Akbar's reign, died a.h. 968, no (or, 
according to others, even 120) years old, in Agra, on fol. 
84 a . 247. Ghayuri of Kabul {^)S Ujy^s), was at 
first in the service of Akbar's younger brother, Mu- 
hammad Hakim Mirza, afterwards in that of Akbar 
himself, on fol. 85 a . 248. Khwajah Muhammad Rahini 
of Rai, with the takhallus 'Ahdi, under Akbar, on fol. 
85 b . 249. Maulana, 'Aufi of Ahmadabad in Gujarat, 
under Akbar (the statement of the author of the Safi- 
nah that this 'Aufi wrote a tadhkirah is an error ; he 
mistook him probably for the older Aufi, who lived 
about A. h. 600), on fol. 85 b . 250. Mir Amani of 
Harat, used to live in Kabul, fell from horseback in 
Jaunpur, and died A.H. 981, on fol. 85 b . 251. Amir 
Sayyid Ali Husawwir (the artist), with the takhallus 
Judai, son of Pir Mansur of Tirmidh, under Humayun 
and Akbar, illustrator of the story of Hamzah L.~»\ Lis 
sj^a-), on fol. 86 a . 252. Shuja of Kashan, under 
Shah Tahmasj) and Isma'il II, fled later on to Isfahan, 
in consequence of a libel directed against the governor 
of Kashan, and died there, A. h. 987, on fol. 86 a . 253. 
Maulana Muhammad Taki-aldin Hairati, of Tun, under 
Shah Tahmasp, author of a diwan and a mathnawi, 

died on a journey to Kashmir in Akbar's reign, A. h. 
989, on fol. 86 b . 254. Shaikh Husain Kuraishi, a 
friend of Faidi, lived from Babar's time to the middle 
of Akbar's reign, and died A. h. 989, on fol. 88 b . 
255. Saburi, son of Karabeg, the goldsmith of Tabriz, 
on fol. 89*. 256. Shah Ghiyath-aldin 'Abd-al'ali, an 
offspring of Amir Tahir-aldin Muhammad Shahid of 
Kirman, lived under Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 89 a . 
257. Saif-aldin Mahmud, with the takhallus Rajai of 
Isfahan, died in Shah 'Abbas' reign, on fol. 89 b . 258. 
Khan Ahmad of Gilan, one of the rulers of Gilan, was 
imprisoned for twelve years by Shah Tahmasp in A. H. 
974, on fol. 89 b . 259. Amir Hudurt of Kumm, lived 
about thirty years in Mashhad, tlourished during the 
reigns of Shah Tahmasp and Isma'il, on fol. 90 s . 260. 
Mir Ashki of Kumm, brother of the preceding poet, on 
fol. 9<D b . 261. Maulana Lisani of Shiraz, died a.h. 991, 
on fol. 90 b . 262. Haji Haidari of Tabriz, Lisani's pupil, 
went to India and entered Akbar's service, on fol. 91". 

263. Mulla Shiri, enjoyed Akbar's favour, on fol. 92". 

264. Muhammad Amin Mustaghni, son of 'Ali Sairafi 
of Kashmir, under Akbar, on fol. 92 b . 265. Kasim 
Arslan of Mashhad, a descendant of Mahmud of Ghazna's 
Amir Arslan Jadhib, came from Transoxania to India, 
entered Akbar's service, and died A. h. 995, on fol. 92 b . 
266. Maulana Taki-aldin, with the takhallus Huzni of 
Isfahan, died in India, under Akbar, A. h. 995, on fol. 
93 a . 267. Khwajah Abd-alrida of Rai, nephew of 
Khwajah Sharif Hijri, famous especially for his chrono- 
grams, on fol. 93 11 . 268. Khwajah Muhsin of Rai, 
nephew of the preceding poet, on fol. 94 a . 269. Shah 
Du'ai, a dervish, under Akbar, on fol. 94 a . 270. 
Maulana Muhtasham Kashi, under Shah Tahmasp and 
'Abbas, on fol. 94''. 271. Khwajah H usa m Thanai, 
probably of Mashhad (not of Nishapur, as the Haft 
Iklim state), author of a diwan and two mathnawis, 
j.,1 cb and .xl5C-j jL., died a.h. 996, buried in Lahur, on 
fol. 96 a . 272. Sultan Ibrahim Mirza. Jahi, one of the 
Safawi Sultans, in whose service Thanai spent some 
time, author of the ( ^_ (H »L)1 (JU-ari, on fol. 97 b . 273. 
Maulana, Sayyidi Muhammad, with the takhallus 'Urfi, 
son of Khwajah Zain-aldin Ali bin Jamal-aldin of 
Shiraz, completed his diwan A. h. 996, wrote imitations 
of the .L-/S1 ij']^ and the 5 >—» riij-^- 1 ( n °t complete) — 
and a prose treatise on Sufism, styled i^L—. «J, died in 
Shawwal a. h. 999, on fol. 98 a . 274. Amir 'Urfi of 
Mashhad, under Akbar, on fol. ioi b . 275. Maulana 
'Urfi Kamangar (the bow-maker) of Tabriz, panegyrist 
of Shah Tahmasp, on fol. ioi b . 276. Maulana Lutfi, 
son of the preceding poet, on fol. ioi b . 277. Mulla 
Taufi of Tabriz, on fol. ioi b . 278. Khwajah Fani of 
Tabriz, on fol. i02 a . 279. Hakiri of Tabriz, on fol. 
I02 a . 280. Fakiri of Tabriz', on fol. I02 a . 281. 
Sahwi of Tabriz, on fol. io2 a . 282. Nazmi of Tabriz, 
on fol. io2 a . 283. Ja'fari of Tabriz, great connoisseur 
of J^,, on fol. io2 a . 284. Zarifi of Tabriz, on fol. 
I02 a . 285. Wuku'i of Tabriz, on fol. i02 a . 286. 
Fasihi of Tabriz, on fol. io2 b . 287. Mas'ud, on fol. 
I02 b . 288. Maulana Fahmi of Rai, went to India 
under Akbar, on fol. io2 b . 289. Mulla Fahmi of 
Hurmuz, contemporary with the preceding poet, on fol. 
i03 a . 290. Maulana, Fahmi of Kashan, never went to 




India, on fol. i03 a . 291. Mulla Muhammad Sairl of 
Rai, cousin of Fahmi of Rai, went to India under 
Akbar, on fol. I03 a . 292. Amir Muhammad Sharif 
"Wuku'i of Nishapur, son of Eashid Ghiyath-aldin Ishak- 
abadi, became, when he went to India, first attached to 
Shihab-aldin Ahmadkhan, afterwards entered the im- 
perial service, and at last retired from the world alto- 
gether ; he was a friend of Thanai's, and died A. h. 
1002, on fol. 103 1 '. 293. Shaikh Ya'Mb Sarfi of 
Kashmir, successor to Husain of Khwarizm in the 
spiritual leadership, teacher of Shaikh Muhsin Fani, 
patronised by Humayun, died the 12th of Dhu-alka'dah, 
A. h. 1003, on fol. i04 b . 294. Maulana Salah-aldin 
Sarfi of Sawa, contemporary with Maulana 'Ahdi, 
Tariki of Sawa, and others, pupil of Muhtasham Kashi, 
enjoyed for a long time the guidance of Mir Haidar Mu'- 
ammai, with the takhallus Rafi'i ; went twice to India, 
and was in close connection with 'Urfi and Faidi, on fol. 
I05 a . 295. Maulana Muhammad Mu'min Husain ofYazd, 
under Shah Ismail II and Shah Abbas, great rubai- 
writer, on fol. 107*. 296. Maulana 'Idi of Gunabad, 
wrote a mathnawi in imitation of the \JV\ ij'J^, flou- 
rished under the same two Shahs, on fol. 10 7 b . 297. Mau- 
lana Ridai of Kashan, on fol. io7 b . 298. GMyath-aMh 
of Shiraz, a great favourite of Akbar, librarian of the 
imperial library^jjUj* ij\j^.lS), on fol. io8 a . 299. 
Musallimi ( LS _jl~<.) of Shiraz, under Akbar, on fol. 
io8\ 300. Arshad of Shiraz, on fol. io8 a . 301. 
Izadi of Shiraz, at the same time, on fol. io8 b . 302. 
Fatahai of Shiraz, went to India under Akbar, on fol. 
1 08b. 303. Najati of Shiraz. on fol. io8 b . 304. Ham- 
dami of Shiraz, a schoolmaster, lived in Akbar's time, 
on fol. io8 b . 305. Partawi of Shiraz, on fol. io8 b . 

306. Maulana Abd-al'ali Najat! of Mashhad, at the 
same time as all the preceding poets, on fol. io8 b . 

307. Maulana, Darwishi Husain of Shiraz, went to 
India under Akbar, on fol. io8 b . 308. Ashrafkhan of 
Mashhad, Mir-munshi under Akbar, on fol. 109 s . 309. 
Maulana Shaft'! of Bukhara, at the same time, on fol. 
I09 a . 310. Mulla Mushfiki of Bukhara, went to India 
under Akbar, on fol. 109''. 311. Malik Mahmud, a 
descendant of the kings of Gujarat, died at Ahmadabad 
A.H. 1000, on fol. 109b. 312. MirWalihi of Kumm, a 
good musician, on fol. 109''. 313. Hashim of Kanda- 
har, associated with Bairamkhan, on fol. no a . 314. 
Haidari of Hamadan, went to India under Akbar, 
attached to Mir Muhammadkhan, on fol. uo a . 315. 
Mirza, Rustam Fidai of Gilan, lived and died in 
Shiraz, on fol. no a . 316. Kurbi of Gilan, on fol. 
no a . 317. Shaikh Abu-alfaid Faidi Fayyadi, the 
great poet, and brother of Abu-alfadl, died a.h. 1004 ; 
among his numerous works in prose and verse, in 
Arabic and Persian, there are mentioned here, j.L-. 
tpLi-l |J-CjJ j»i£j1 ; j.UJ'SI Ai>l^>, a commentary on the 
Kuran (dated a.h. 993); a Persian translation of two 
fanns (or parwas) of the Mahabharata ; and a translation 
of Lilawati ; besides five mathnawis, l.jl jjL., imi- 
tation of Nizami's Makhzan-alasrar ; ^jli, in the 
metre of the same poet's Laila and Majnun ; . u \ . ,. 1 .„ 
u-^Jil), in imitation of Shirin and Khusrau ; cuaa 
,yiS, in imitation of Haft Paikar; and the JA, 

in imitation of the Sikandar-nama ; all incomplete 
except the first two, and the well-known diwan, on fol. 
no b . Added to Faidi's biography is that of his 
brother Abu-alfadl, the prime minister of Akbar, and 
author of the s-xLj^Xi i-i,l5, which is commonly called 
»->li jS\, with its third volume, the *s r $\ ^T; mur- 
dered a.h. ion, on fol. ii4 a . 318. Mr-aldin Mu- 
hammad Karari, second son of Maulana 'Abd-alrazzak 
Gilan!, and brother to Hakim Abu-alfath Gilani (the 
eldest son) and Hakim Humam (the youngest), on fol. 
ii5 b . 319. Mir Sayyid Muhammad "Itabi of Najaf, 
was first in the service of Mir Huduri of Kumm, then 
went to India, was employed at the court of the 'Adil- 
shahs of the Dakhan, afterwards at that of Akbar, was 
imprisoned in the fortress of Gwaliyar, released by the 
emperor's pardon, joined in Ahmadnagar Burhan- 
almulk, and died there, on fol. n6 a . 320. Mulla 
Ghairati of Shiraz, went to India under Akbar, on fol. 
1 i6 b . 321. Maulana Abd-alhakk Hakki, under Akbar, 
on fol. 116 1 '. 322. Hakim Ain-almulk Dawa'i of 
Shiraz, under Akbar, died a.h. 1004, on fol. 117a. 323. 
Shaikhzada Fidai, son of Shaikh Muhammad Lahiji 
(the author of a commentary on the jK < j-tAf), on fol. 
ii7 a . 324. Maulana Hatim of Kashan, on fol. n7 b . 
325. Mir Ruzbahan Sabri, lived mostly in Isfahan, in 
Shah "Abbas' time, on fol. n7 b . 326. Ghanibeg, with 
the takhallus Gliani of Hamadan, under Abbas, went 
afterwards to India, came to Kashmir a.h. 1000, was 
imprisoned after the conquest of that country for two 
vciis, and killed, a. h. 1008, in Burhanpur, on fol. n8 b . 
327. Maulana Mazliari of Kashmir, went to Hariit, 
Mashhad, Kazwin, in the time of Sultan Muhammad, 
son of Tahmasp, and of poets like Muhtasham Kashi, 
Wahshi, and others ; went afterwards to India, and 
gained great favour with Akbar and Faidi ; retired at 
last to Kashmir, and died there, on fol. ii9 b . 328. 
M ir Muhammad Kasim Asir of Waramin near Rai, flou- 
rished under the Shahs Tahmasp and 'Abbas, went also 
to India, on fol. i2o b . 329. Mir 'Abd-alghani, witli 
the takhallus Ghani of j^yju (that is, {J-Ju Tafrish 
in Kashan, see Barbier de Meynard, Dictionnaire geo- 
graph. etc., p. 140), a pupil of Abu-alkasim Kazruni, 
under Shah 'Abbas, never went to India, on fol. i2i b . 
330. Haji of Shiraz, brother of Maulana Rashki of 
Hamadan, began to flourish A. H. 999, left his home for 
Hamadan A. h. iooi, and went four times to and from 
the Dakhan, on fol. I22 b . 331. Mulla (or Mir) Abu 
Muhammad Nusrati of Isfahan, went to India and en- 
tered Faidi's service, on fol. I2 3 b . 332. Mir Aziz, with 
the takhallus 'Azizi of Kazwin, went to India under 
Akbar, wrote besides lyrical poems several other works, 

Viz. l_)j-i.l ,-4-i, J~» J JJTo-^-in ia.j.5, JsIJLkJI iX^S.-", 

and a A^, Jlc ,j «JL^, on fol. I23 b . 333. Mirza 
Hisabi of Nazar (Jij ojIj jl), good poet and musician, 
relative of Khwajah Kasim Mustaufi, on fol. 124*. 
334. Mir Muntaha, of Zawara (n^L; ejj^j jl), on fol. 
124 s1 . 335. Maulana Safiyai of Isfahan, contemporary 
with the author of the Haft Iklim, on fol. 124*. 
336. Ghiyath of Isfahan, with the takhallus Munsif (or 
Mansaf t_» .n. :.<.), on fol. i24 b . 337. Aka Shahaki 




MCaLi), on fol. I24 b . 338. Maulana Babashah of 
Isfahan, on fol. I24 b . 339. Baba 'Aidi of Gilan, a 
Sufi, on fol. I2 4 b . 340. Mir Halati of Gilan, on fol. 
i25 a . 341. Mulla Akifi of Giian, a good astronomer, 
on fol. I25 a . 342. Kahili of Gilan, went to India 
under Akbar, on fol. i25 a . 343. Tnayat Zargar (the 
goldsmith) of Gilan, on fol. I25 a . 344. Maulana 
Adham of Kazwin, on fol. 1 25 a . 345. Maulana Hilal of 
Kazwin, on 'fol. I25 b . 346. Maulana Halaki of Hama- 
dan, was first in the service of Sultan Husain Mirza 
bin Bahrain Mirza Safawi, and retired afterwards from 
the world, on fol. I25 b . 347. Mulla Jununi of Kan- 
dahar, on fol. I2 6 a . 348. Jauhari of Kandahar, on 
fol. I26 a . 349. Abdallah of Kandahar, lived at^Ak- 
bar's court, on fol. 1 26 a . 350. Wahshati Hindi of Agra, 
on fol. I26 a . 351. Sarabi Hindi (not identical with 
Sarabi Shahjahani), in Akbar's reign, on fol. 126". 
352. Sayyid Shahi of Lucknow, at the same time, on 
fol. I26 a . 353. Shaikh Abu Said of Kabul, at the 
same time, on fol. 1 26 a . 354. Darwish Maksud Tirgar 
(the arrow-maker), went to India under Akbar, on fol. 
i26 b . 355. Shaikh Rubai of Mashhad, at the same 
time, on fol. 1 26 b . 356. Maulana Wall of Dasht-i-Bayad 
in Kuhistan, flourished in the time of Shah Tahmasp 
and Shah Abbas, lived in Kazwin and Khurasan, was 
a friend of Maulana Damiri, and killed at last by order 
of Sultan Uzbeg, A.h." 1012, on fol. 127 s . 357. Maulana 
Haidar, with the takhallus Dhihni of Kashan, went 
to Bijapur and entered there the service of Ibrahim 
'Adilshah ; Zuhuri praises him in the J-Ai. jjb^i. »-»-Wj->> 
on fol. 1 28 a . 358. Mulla Ani of Kashmir, under Akbar, 
lived 60 years, on fol. I28 b . 359. Mulla Auji of 
Kashmir, at the same time, on fol. i28 b . 360. Kasimi 
Jund of Khwaf, lived at Harat under Shah Abbas, 
spent his later years in India, on fol. I28 b . 361. Mulla 
Hamidi, on fol. 1 29A 362. Mulla Mahshari of Khwand- 
sar, a dervish, under Shah Tahmasp and Shah Abbas, 
died 90 years old ; Mulla Naziri of Nishapur was one of 
his pupils, on fol. 1 2C; a . 363. Mulla Karami, a Turk, but 
a good Persian poet, renowned in Kashan, on fol. I20A 
364. Mir Taki-aldiu Auhadi, with the takhallus Taki 
of Isfahan, author of a rare and little known tadhkirah 
of Persian poets, of a mathnawi i^jj-ajo j i_a— ijj, and a 
Sakinama, styled ^U-i^. sLi3 (so! comp. A. Sprenger, 
p. 95), friend of Mulla Wahshi Yafi'i (so!) and Muhtasham 
Kashi, both of whom he survived, on fol. I29 b . 365. 
Mulla, Ahsani of Khwandsar, on fol. 130''. 366. Mir 
Muhammad Hashim, with the takhallus Sanjar, son of 
Mir Haidar Rafi'i Mu'ammai of Kashan, followed his 
father to India A. H. 1000, where Akbar bestowed upon 
him the takhallus Faraghi (which he uses in some 
ghazals), served for a time Sultan Khusrau bin Jahan- 
girshah, then went to Bijapur in the Dakhan and died 
there, on fol. I30 a . 367. Muhammad Yusuf, in Akbar's 
service, on fol. 134*. 368. Maulana 'Aishi, known as 
Mihnati, which was his first takhallus, and changed 
into 'Aishi at Akbar's suggestion ; he spent many years 
in Sirhind, on fol. I34 b . 369. Khusrawi of Ka'in in 
Kuhistan, went to India under Akbar and served prince 
Salim, on fol. i34 b . 370. Yusuf Tab'i, under Shah 
Tahmasp and Shah Abbas, on fol." i35 a . 371. The 
emperor Akbar, on fol. i35 a . 372. Muhammad Kuli 
Kutbshah, ruler of the Dakhan and contemporary with 

Akbar, on fol. i36 a . 373. Maulana Kami of Sabzwar, 
went to India, contemporary with 'Urfi, Anisi, Nau'i, 
Shikibi, etc., on fol. I36 a . 374. Yulkulibeg Anisi, died 
a.h. 1014 or 1015 m Burhanpur (see A. Sprenger, p. 333), 
onfol. I37 b . 375. Mulla Zamani of Yazd, under Shah 
'Abbas, went to India a.h. ioio, was killed by Abbas' 
order a. h. 1015, on fol. 140". 376. Maulana Bakai of 
Bahrabad (jbl jj) near Asfara'in, killed in Shamsabad 
a.h. 1015, on fol. I40 b . 377. Mir Husain, with the 
takhallus Kufri of Turbat in Khurasan, went to India, 
served Nawwab Sayyid Yusuf Khan of Mashhad, and 
together with Nau'i, Akbar's second son, prince Daniel, 
died A. h. 1016, on fol. I42 a . 378. Bai Manuhar, with 
the takhallus Tausani, of a Rajput family, pupil of 
Faidi and highly patronised by Akbar, on fol. I42 b . 
379. Maulana Darwish Gunahi, flourished in India 
under Akbar, died A. H. 1015, on fol. I43 a . 380. Mulla 
Khuldi, lived at the same time and died in the same 
year A.h. 1015, on fol. 143". 381. Mir Mughith 
Mahwi, came in his twelfth year to Ardabil, lived eight 
years in Najaf and Karbala, went to Mashhad and 
Harat, where Mulla Shikibi and Yulkulibeg Anisi 
became his pupils, afterwards to India, where he found 
favour with Akbar, and died A.h. IC15 or 10 16 in his 
native place, Asadabad near Hamadan, on fol. I43 a . 
382. Hakim Zulali of Khwandsar, author of the seven 
mathuawis (s.U-— < *-*^--) composed between a.h. iooi 
and 1014, his death is fixed here in A.h. 1016, on fol. 
i45 a . 383. Khwajah Sharif Farsi, son of Khwajah 
'Abd-alsamad Shirinkalam, Akbar's chief paiuter, was 
always with Jahangir, and rose in his reign to the rank 
of Amir-aluniara and privy - councillor, died A. 11. 
1017, on fol. 148°. 384. Sharif Muhammad, with the 
takhallus Sarmadi of Isfahan, whose first takhallus was 
Faidi, flourished under Akbar and Jahangir, on fol. 
I48 b . 385. Baba Talib of Isfahan, under Akbar and 
Jahangir, died 90 years old, in the reign of the latter 
emperor, in Kashmir ; left, like the preceding poet, a 
diwan and a mathnawi, on fol. 149*. 386. Mulla 
Ziwari, author of a mathnawi sr—^* 3 rfir^> died in the 
beginning of Jahangir's reign, on fol. I49 b . 387. Mir 
'All Akbar of Kashan, with the takhallus Tashbihi, 
flourished under Akbar, died, in the beginning of 
Jahangir's reign, at Lahur, author of a mathnawi 5jj 
j^yljjJ* . , on fol. I49 b . 388. 'Abd-alrazzak Rasmi, came 
to India at the end of Akbar's reign, and went about 
there as Kalandari monk for 20 years, on fol. i5o b . 
389. Samiri, son of Haidari of Tabriz, went to India 
at the beginning of Jahangir's reign, on fol. i5o b . 390. 
Kadi Nuri of Isfahan, died a.h. 1018, under Jahangir, 
on fol. i50 b . 391. Maulana, Muhammad Rida Nau'i 
of Khabiishan near Mashhad (see A. Sprenger, Catal., 
p. 516, and Rieu ii. p. 674), went to India under Akbar, 
died a.h. 10 19 at Burhanpur; author of the famous 
mathnawi jIjJ^j^j and of a &_«U |JjL*. in 700 baits, on 
fol. iS2 a . 392. Maulana, 'Ali Ahmad Muhrkan (the 
seal-engraver) of Dihli, with the takhallus Nishani, son 
of Shaikh Husain Nakshi, Jahangir's teacher, died a.h. 
1019 at Dihli, on fol. I56 a . 393. Mulla Ghulam Ali 
Cishtt of Lahur, under Akbar, on fol. i57 a . 394. Mir 
Rafi'-aldin Haidar Rafi'i Mu'ammai of Kashan, the great 
writer of riddles and chronograms, lived under Talunasp 




and Isma'il, went to India A. h. 999, made extensive 
journeys, for instance, to Hijaz, where he spent four 
years in Makkah and Madinah, and gained afterwards 
Shah 'Abbas' favour ; Bada'uni fixes his death in a. h. 
1032, on fol. i5V a . 395. Mir Ma'sum of Kashan, second 
son of the preceding poet and younger brother to Mir 
Hashim Sanjar, at first in favour with Hasankhan Shamlu, 
governor of Harat,went twice to India, and died there in 
Jahangir's reign, on fol. 158^. 396. 'Abd-alsalam Pa- 
yami, of Arabic extraction, visited the holy cities in Hijaz 
during Akbar's reign, and died in the Dakhan, on fol. 
i6i a . 397. Maulana Dakhli of Isfahan, one of Akbar's 
court poets, on fol. 1 6i a . 398. Shaikh Sa'd-aldin, with 
the takhallus Raha'i, spent his whole life in Akbar's ser- 
vice and imitated Nizami's five mathnawis, on fol. i6i b . 
399. Wafai thani (the second) of Isfahan, went to 
India under Akbar, on fol. 162". 400. Shaikh Saki 
Arab, a dervish, son of Shaikh Ibrahim Fakihi, born 
in Mashhad, went to India under Akbar, on fol. i62 a . 
401. Mulla Kaidi of Shiraz, went to India under Akbar, 
on fol. i62 a . 402. Mir Dauri Sultan Bayazid, was 
Katib-almulk under Akbar, died in Hijaz ; author of 
a diwan and a mathnawi, on fol. i62 b . 403. Maulana 
Sahmi of Bukhara, on fol. i62 b . 404. Mulla Nawidi 
of Turbat (or, according to others, of Nishapur), one of 
Akbar's court poets, on fol. i63 a . 405. Mulla Lutfi, 
under Akbar, on fol. i63 a . 406. Mir Farighi of Shiraz, 
brother of Fath-allah Shirazi, at the same time, on fol. 
163''. 407. Muhammad Salih Diwana Farighi, son of 
Humayiin's librarian, lived under Akbar, died in Kabul, 
where he enjoyed his pension, on fol. 163 13 . 408. Amir 
Ali Asghar, son of Mir Farighi of Shiraz, on fol. 163b. 
409. Mir Husain Fardi of Karbala, flourished under 
Akbar, imitated the Makhzan-alasrar in a mathnawi, on 
fol. i63 b . 410. Maulana Tariki of Siiwa, spent fifteen 
years in Akbar's service, and died in Hijaz ; he left a 
diwan and a mathnawi, on fol. 164". 411. Maulana 
Gharibi of Bukhara, came to Akbar's court, returned 
afterwards to his native place, on fol. i64 a . 412. 
Ulfati of Yazd, one of Akbar's court poets, on fol. 164*. 
413. Nawwab Kilijkhan, also with the takhallus Ulfati, 
under Akbar and Jahangir, on fol. i64 b . 414. Ulfati 
of Mashhad, at the same time, on fol. i64 b . 415. Mulla 
Danahi of Danah in the district of Nishapur, went to 
India under Akbar, wrote poems in the peasants' dialect 
of Khurasan, on fol. i64 b . 416. Mulla Khidri of 
Kazwin, on fol. i6s a . 417. Khidri of Khwansar, on 
fol. i65 a . 418. Khidri Lari, contemporary with the 
two preceding poets, spent many years in the service 
of Imam Kulikhan, governor of Fars, on fol. 165 s1 . 
419. Mulla" Jadhbi of Kazwin, on fol. i65 b . 420. 
Maulana Sharmi of Kazwin, on fol. i65 b . 421. Khwajagi 
Bayani ofKazwin, on fol. i65 b . 422. Asadbeg ofKazwin, 
on fol. i66 a . 423. Maulana Murad ofKazwin, a der- 
vish, on fol. 1 6 6 a . 424. Mir Muhammad Kar ofKaz- 
win, on fol. i66 a . 425. Mir 'Imad-aldin of Kazwin, 
usually called Mir 'Imad, lived the greater part of his 
life in Isfahan, under Shah 'Abbas, on fol. i66 b . 426. 
Maulana Furughi ofKazwin, on fol. i66 b . 427. Sag- 
l-lawand (.XJjJ i23u>, the lazy dog) of Kazwin (according 
to the Haft Iklim), of Turkish extraction (according to 
Nasrabadis tadhkirah), under 'Abbas, on fol. 167". 

428. Nizam Kalagh of Kazwin, on fol. i67 a . 429. 
Maulana Mukarim of Kazwin, on fol. 167='. 430. 
'Allamah Calabibeg, with the three takhalluses of 
'Allamah, Sayyid, and Farigh, of Tabriz, son of Mirza, 
Alibeg, who in Shah Tahmasp's reign was prefect of 
Tabriz, but settled afterwards in Kandahar ; he wrote 
kasidas in praise of Akbar and a ^Jlj ,15j1 ,j &JL,., on 
fol. 167 s . 431. Mahmudbeg, with the takhallus Fusuni 
of Shiraz, brother-in-law of the preceding poet, flou- 
rished at first in Tabriz, went afterwards to India and 
rose there to high honours ; he died in Jahangir's reign, 
and left, besides poems, a much-esteemed Ac .1 «JLo. 
i_)l — =., on fol. i68 a . 432. Kasimi of Ardastan, often 
confounded with Kasimi Sairafi, a contemporary poet, 
on fol. i68 b . 433. Mir Taifur of Anjudan in Kashan, 
panegyrist of the Safawi prince Mirza, Sultan Mustafa, 
on fol. i69 a . 434. Maulana Ghubari of Ardastan, on 
fol. i6 9 a . 435. Mulla Sahifi of Shiraz, on fol. i69 b . 
436. Mir Ghazi Asiri, son of the preceding poet, was 
in Akbar's army, on fol. i69 b . 437. Kadi Hasan of 
Kazwin, at the same time, on fol. i69 b . 438. Maulana 
Isma'il Bakhshi ofKazwin, on fol. i69 b . 439. Rvisi of 
Abarkuh, on fol. 169*'. 440. Mirza Ja'far, called Asaf- 
khan, with the two takhalluses Ja'far and Ja'fari, of 
Kazwin, went young to India, and came through his 
uncle, Mirza Ghiyath-aldin, the father of Nurjahan 
Begam, into Akbar's service, but not being satisfied 
with it, he was sent for punishment's sake to Bangalah ; 
afterwards he gained new favour, became Mirbakhshi, 
received the title of Asafkhan, and rose in Jahangir's 
reign even to the post of wazir; he died A. h. 102 i, 
and is buried at Burhanpur ; he is author of a math- 
nawi 5^— i> « ^—-i. on fol. i69 b . 441. Mirza Zain- 
al'abidtn, with the takhallus Danish, son of the preced- 
ing poet, on fol. 171 11 . 442. Mirza, Sadik, nephew of 
Mirza, Kafi of Ardubar, went to theDaldianand was slain 
there ; he was a friend of Maulana Zuhiiri, on fol. i7i b . 

443. Kadi Muhammad Nasiri of Ardubar, on fol. i72 a . 

444. Sayyid Hasan Waiz of Shirwan, on fol. I72 a . 

445. Mulla 'Abdi of Shirwan, on fol. i72 a . 446. Fi- 
gari of Samarkand, lived in his native place from the 
time of 'Ubaid-allahkhan to that of Abdallahkhan and 
Abd-almu'minkhan, on fol. 172*. 447. Manzari of 
Samarkand, patronised by Nawwab Muhammad Bairam- 
khan, on fol. i72 a . 448. Salih Nidai of Samarkand, 
he composed a mathnawi u-eli ^li-UJI J^-^-c, which, 
however, met with no favour, on fol. i72 a . 449. 
Mir Muhammad Hashim, with the takhallus Muh- 
taram, commonly called Kissakhwan (story-teller) of 
Samarkand ; he knew by heart the whole Mahabharata, 
translated at that time by Nakibkhan at Akbar's 
request, on fol. i72 b . 450. Raunaki of Bukhara, on 
fol. I72 b . 451. Majd-aldin Fahmi of Bukhara, on fol. 
i72 b . 452. Rahmi of Bukhara, on fol. 17 2 b . 453. 
Kadi Ghadanfarshahi, on fol. i73 a . 454. Hazini of 
Shash, a pupil of Mulla, Kasim Kahi, on fol. 173*. 

455. Mir Ja'far of Harat, under Akbar, on fol. I73 a . 

456. Mulla Sairi of Ghazna, came to India under 
Akbar, went afterwards to Hijaz, an expert in metrical 
art and riddles, on fol. 173 11 . 457. Mulla, Shu'uri of 
Tabriz, on fol. i73 a . 458. Mulla Saburi of Hamadan, 
was in the service of 'AH Kuli Khanzaman Sultan, 





after whose fall lie was imprisoned for a while and then 
pardoned, on fol. 1 7 3 11 . 459. Kasim of Mazandaran, 
under Akbar, on fol. i73 b . 460. Muhammad Ma'sum, 
with the takhallus Nami of Bakar, under Akbar, on fol. 
I73 b . 461. Baka'i of Jaunpur, lived, like the preceding 
poet, a long time with Nizam-aldin Ahmad Bakhshi, on 
fol. 173K 462. Mulla Hall of Gujarat, friend of the 
same Nizam-aldin, on fol. 173 11 . 463. Mulla Amini of 
India, a friend of the same, on fol. I74 a . 464. Maulana 
Ibn 'All Wakifi of Mashhad, under Akbar, on fol. 174". 

465. Muhammad Rida, at the same time, on fol. 174". 

466. Ma'sum, son of Kadi Abu-alma'ali, known as 
Ziyaratgah, at the same time, on fol. i74 a . 467. Fanai 
Zargar (the goldsmith), a naukar of Mir'Askari, the bro- 
ther of Humayun,in high favour with Akbar, on fol. 1 74 s1 . 
468. Karari of India, a pupil of Mulla Kasim Kahi, on 
fol. 1 74 h . 469. Ghayuri of India, in Akbar's service, 
on fol. 174''. 470. Khwajah Jan, with the takhallus 
Rahi, at the same time, on fol. I74 b . 471. Muhammad 
Mu'minlang of Nishapur, on fol. 174 1 '. 472. Mirza 
Jani, known as Mirza Ghazi, with the two takhalluses 
Ghazali and "Wakari, a descendant of the old rulers of 
Sind, was expelled from his realm by Akbar, afterwards 
again installed ; in Jahangir's time he was for a short 
wdiile governor of Kandahar, died A. h. 102 i, only 25 
years old, on fol. i75 a . 473. Khan'alam, under Akbar 
and Jahangir ; the latter sent him as envoy to Shah 
'Abbas, on fol. 17 5 b . 474. Amirbeg Pairawi of Sawa, 
on fol. 176 s . 475. Mulla Nishatl of Shushtar, under 
Akbar, on fol. 1761. 476. Mulla Nithari of Shushtar, 
at the same time, on fol. 176". 477. Najmai of 
Shushtar, on fol. 176*. 478. "Wajid of Kirman, 
on fol. i76 a . 479. Hafizi of Kirman, under Akbar, on 
fol. i76 a . 480. 'Ashiki of Sistan, at the same time, on 
fol. 176°. 481. Imam Sharaf-aldin Muhammad Farahi, 
on fol. 176''. 482. Mirza Tamar Farahi, under Akbar, 
on fol. I76 b . 483. Mulla Bikhudi Farahi, on fol. 176b. 
484. Mir Muhammadkhan of Sajawand near Ghazna, 
one of Akbar's Atabegs, left a Turkish and a Persian 
diwan, on fol. 176b. 485. Mirza, 'Aziz Kokaltash, son 
of the preceding poet, in high favour with Akbar and 
the prince Jahangir, on fol. i76 b . 486. Maulana Safai 
of Sirhind, at the same time, on fol. 1 77 a . 487. Zain- 
khan Kokaltash, lived in Kabul under Akbar, on fol. 
177". 488. 'Ishkikhan, a descendant of Isma'il Tash 
the Turkman, under Akbar, on fol. 177 s . 489, 490. 
Hamdam and Murad, Kamran's foster-brothers, on 
fol. 177a. 491. Mulla Fathi, of the fortress of Shad- 
man, under Akbar, on fol. 177". 492. Maulana Baki 
of Khutlan (J)Lj»), at the same time, on fol. 177a. 
493. Maulana Shams - aldin of Badakhshan, at the 
same time, on fol. 177^. 494. Hafiz Khatib of 
Badakhshan, at the same time, on fol. 177''. 495. 
Maulana Abtari (l^j.1) of Badakhshan, at the same 
time, on fol. i77 b . 496. Maulana Badakhshi, at the 
same time, on fol. 1 7 7 b . 497. Mulla, Nadimi of Ba- 
dakhshan, at the same time, on fol. i77 b . 498. Mau- 
lana, 'Alim of Kabul, came at the end of his life to 
Akbar's court, on fol. I77 b . 499. Darwish Wasili, at 
the same time, on fol. 178*. 500. Gharbijang of 
Harat, also one of Akbar's poets, on fol. I78 a . 501. 
Maulana Fath-allah of Harat, under Akbar, the poetical 
rival of Mulla Mushfiki of Bukhara, on fol. i78 a . 502. 

Maulana Farki of Harat, under Akbar, on fol. 1 78^. 
503. Shadi Rammal of Harat, at the same time, on fol. 
I78 a . 504. Ismi of Harat, on fol. 178 11 . 505. Khwa- 
jah Majd-aldin of Khwaf, nourished, like the preceding 
poet, under Akbar, on fol. 178''. 506. Darwish Nizam 
of Mashhad, on fol. i78 b . 507. Muhammad Hashim of 
Mashhad, also at the same time, on fol. i78 b . 508. 
Mir 'Arab Badihi of Mashhad, under Akbar, on fol. 
i78 b . 509. Mirza Jan of Nishapur, one of the Amirs 
of Akbar's reign, on fol. 17 8 b . 510. Mir Safi of Nisha- 
pur, on fol. 179A 511. Afati of Tun, in Akbar's time, 
left a diwan and a mathnawi, on fol. 179". 512. Mir 
Aniani of Isfahan, was an opium-eater for fifty years, 
on fol. I79 a . 513. Ashubi of Nazar, on fol. 179*. 

514. Maulana Nuzli (,jj-j) of Isfahan, on fol. 179*. 

515. Mir Husain i Kashi, nephew and pupil of Mir 
Haidar Rafi'i Mu'amma'i, on fol. 1 79 :l . 516. Mir 
Rafi'-aldin Kashi, on fol. 179 s . 517. Maksud of 
Kashan, on fol. i79 b 518. Adham of Kashan, on fol. 
179 11 . 519. Maulana Bahari of Kumm, on fol. 179''. 

520. Malik Tii'i Sarkani of Hamadan, on fol. i"jg h . 

521. Kaisari of Hamadan, on fol. 179''. 522. Bazmi 
of Hamadan, on fol. i79 b . 523. Mashrabi of Hamadan, 
on fol. i8o a . 524. Panahi of Hamadan, on fol. i8o a . 
525. Yamini of Simnan, on fol. i8o a . 526. Amir 
Sayyid 'Ali of Simnan, wrote the { jSl ^iXJ at Akbar's 
request, on fol. i8o a . 527. Karibi of Simnan, on fol. 
i8o a . 528. Maulana 'Ali Kal (jij of Astarabad, was 
in the service of the kings of the Dakhan, on fol. i8o :1 . ' 

529. Sayyid 'Abd-alhakk of Astarabad, on fol. i8o a . 

530. Mir Muradi of Astarabad, on fol. i8o a . 531. 
Maulana Natiki of Astarabad, died on his way to 
India in his old age, on fol. i8o b . 532. Nasim of As- 
tarabad, on fol. i8o b . 533. Muhammad Mukim, son of 
Sayyid Muhammad Daniyal of Astarabad, in Akbar's 
service, on fol. i8o b . 534. Kismati of Astarabad, lived 
with Husain Thana'i, on fol. i8o b . 535. Rafi'i (or 
Rafiki, the index has Rafi') of Mazandaran, on fol. i8o b . 
536. Sayyid Nur-allah of Kazwin, on fol. i8o b . 537. 
Badi'i of Tabriz, on fol. i8i a . 538. Khwajah Ghiyath- 
aldin of Tabriz, on fol. 18 i a . 539. Malik Mahmud of 
Tabriz, on fol. 18 i a . 540. Maulana Muhammad Ali, 
son of Tnayat-allah of Tabriz, who was some time 
Shaikh-alislam of Adharbaijan ; after his father's death 
Muhammad Ali became Shaikh-alislam himself, on fol. 
i8i !1 . 541. Mulla Muhammad Husain, second son of 
'Inayat-allah, on fol. i8i a . 542. Mir 'Abd-alb;iki of 
Tabriz, a pupil of Maulana Mirza Jan, went to India, on 
fol. i8i b . 543. Maulana Husain of Ardabil, in high 
favour with Sultan Haidar Safawi, died in Shah 
'Abbas' time, more than 100 years old, on fol. i8i b . 
544. Khan Mirza, son of Ma'siimbeg of Ardabil, was the 
Wakil-i-Mutlak of Shah Talimasp, on fol. i8i b . 545. 
Warithi of Ardabil, on' fol. i8i b . 546. Jami of 
Ardabil, on fol. i8i b . 547. Fardi of Ardabil, on fol. 
l82 a . 548. Nami (in the same line he is called Imami) 
of Ardabil, on fol. 182". 549. Shaikh 'Ali Naki of 
Kamarah, panegyrist of Hatimbegrtimad-aldaulah (who 
died A. H. 1023), flourished in 'Abbas' time, on fol. 
182". 550. Ulfati, a youuger brother of the preceding 
poet, on fol. i83 a . 551. Maulana Muhammad Rida, 
Shikibi, son of Zahir-aldin 'Abdallah Imami of Isfahan, 




lived in Mashhad, Harat, Shiraz, then went to India, 
and died A. h. 1023, in Jahangir's reign, as prefect of 
Dihli ; he left a Siikinarna, entitled jl>! t^, .*■ c, and a 
mathnawi in the metre of Shirin and Khusrau, besides a 
diwan, on fol. 183". 552. Maulana Muhammad Husain 
Naziri of Nishapur, under Akbar and Jahangir, lived 
some time in Kashan, then went to India, made a pil- 
grimage to Makkah a.h. 1012, and died, according to the 
Tabakat-i-Shahjahani, A. h. 1019 ; according to others 
(and that appears to be more correct) a.h. 1023, in 
Gujarat, on fol. 186 1 '. 553. Mirza Muhammad Maj- 
dhub of Isfahan, author of three mathnawis, one entitled 
i^Ls^ aLaLi. (composed a.h. 1006), the others in the 
metre of the Shahnama and the Mathnawi, on fol. iSoA 
554. Mirza Ahmadbeg, brother of the preceding poet, on 
fol. 189b. 555. Kakai of Kazwin, on fol. i8o b . 556. 
Maulana Majd-aldin Kausi of Shushtar, on fol. ioo a . 
557. Mir Mushtari, on fol. 190*. 558. Muhammad 
'AMI Ghairat of India, on fol. I90 11 (part of fol. 190b, 
and the whole of if. 191, 192 left blank). 550. Mau- 
lana Nur-aldin Muhammad Zulmri of Tarshiz, born in 
Kliujand near Tarshiz, was in the service of Nawwab Mir 
Ghiyath-aldin Muhammad Mir Miran in Yazd, then 
went to Shiraz, and lived there seven years with Darwish 
Husain "Walih ; he went afterwards to India, and, 
after a pilgrimage to Makkah, settled at Ahmadnagar in 
the Dakhan ; later on he took up his abode in Bijapur 
under Ibrahim 'Adilshah, in whose honour he wrote his 
three prose dibacas to the ^-jji, the *-h»Uj1 ,\jlS,aiid the 
J-Jl» ^y» ; he also left a 8_oU .JiLo ; he was a renowned 
shikasta writer, and copied the Raudat-alsafa a hundred 
times, died a.h. 1025, on fol. i93 a . 560. Maulana Malik 
of Kunim, went to Ahmadnagar in the Dakhan, and 
afterwards to Bijapur, where he, together with Zulmri, 
served Ibrahim 'Adilshah, died A. h. 1025, two months 
before his friend Zuhuri, on fol. 196 s . 561. Mirza 
Isma'ilbeg Shamlu Unsi, son of Nawwab Yunus Sultan 
Shamlu, governor of Harat, was slain in India, where 
he had joined Shahjahan's party, the 21st of Sha'- 
ban, a.h. 1026, on fol. 198b. 562. Maulana Hayati 
of Gilan, joined the imperial service in India, became 
court poet under Jahangir in a.h. 1025, completed 
Amir Khusrau's unfinished &_*Lu\J!i, and died at Agra 
a.h. 1028, on fol. 199b. 563. Baba Shah Kuli Jadhbi, 
son of Shahkulikhan Naranji (_x\U), of Kurdistan 
near Baghdad, one of Jahangir's Amirs, on fol. 20 i b . 
564. Hakim Faghfur Lahiji, a splendid Ta'lik writer, 
had poetical contests with Mulla. Nadim of Gilan ami 
Muhammad Kuli Salim ; his first takhallus wasBasmi, 
he also used Mir and Faghfur, went to India a.h. 1012 
and was attached to prince Parwiz, Jahangir's son ; he 
died a.h. 1030, on fol. 20 i b . 565. Maulana 'Abd-alkha- 
lik, with the takhallus Samandar, flourished under Akbar 
and Jahangir, died a.h. 1029, on fol. 203a. 566. Mau- 
lana Kamal-aldin Sultan Muhammad Jismi of Hamadan, 
pupil and friend of Mirza Ibrahim of Hamadan, rose to 
high honours under the Safawis, went to India a. h. 
1016, was Maulana Naziri Nishapiiri's poetical rival in 
Ahmadabad, stayed in Khandis till A. h. 1024, and died 
about five or six years A afterwards in Hindustan, on fol. 
203 a . 567. Hakim Arif, under Akbar and Jahangir, 

died in Bangalah A. h. 1028, on fol. 204 s1 . 568. Mulla 
Mushfiki, died a.h. 1027 under Jahangir, on fol. 204b. 
560. Mirza, Mashrabi Tuklu, stayed a longer time in 
Hamadan, together with Damiri, Halaki, Rasbki, Bazmi, 
etc., went afterwards to India and entered Akbar's 
service, died a. h. 1029, on fol. 204b. 570. Mirza, Aman- 
allah, son of the preceding poet, in Jahangir's service, 
on fol. 205 a . 571. Kalb Alibeg, in Shah Abbas' ser- 
vice, went afterwards to India, on fol. 205b. 572. 
Shaikh Baha-aldin Muhammad Amuli, with the takhal- 
lus Baha'i, author of 1^L» ^ ^Li, of a J^Xlii^and of 
almost 100 prose treatises in Arabic, for instance, 
g\ii\ ^Aii-, vL-JJ i^ili., ljILJ^I aJLu,, trrX ]\ j^i^ 
(on law), etc. etc. ; he died in Isfahan the 1 2th of Shaw- 
wa.1, a.h. 1030, on fol. 205b. 573. Mulla, Zaki of Hama- 
dan, was, together with Mulla Shukuhi, pupil of Mirza 
Ibrahim of Hamadan, on fol. 207" (part of fol. 2o8 a and 
the whole of fol. 2 o8 b left blank). 574. Maulana Muhibb 
Ali of Sind, son of Haidar'Ali, flourished in Tatah, the 
capital of Sind, retired from the world a.h. 1029, grieved 
at the death of his son Nawwabshah Nawazkhan ; he left 
a diwan, a mathnawi, and a Sakinama, on fol. 209b. 
575. Maulana Taki-aldin Muhammad Gkayuri of 
Shushtar, went at first to Shiraz, afterwards to India, 
flourished under Akbar and Jahangir, and died after 
a.h. 1024, on fol. 2io b . 576. Maulana Jamal-aldin 
Muhammad Mulhami of Shiraz, son of Khwajah Kamal- 
aldin (who died a.h. 982), died in Khandis, where he had 
gone a.h. 1033, on fol. 2ii b . 577. Ibrahim Husain 
I 'aii i, born in Balkh, educated in Kabul, went with his 
father to India under Akbar, died after A. H. 1024, on 
fol. 2i3 a . 578. Dairi of Kumm, one of Shah Abbas' 
poets; he never went to India, on fol. 213b. 579. 
Muhammad Sharif, with the takhallus Sharif, of Badkiln 
in the district of Kashan, joined the Khankhanan's 
service in Sind, settled afterwards in Gulkundah, died 
in Jahangir's reign, on fol. 213b. 580. Maulana Jalal- 
aldin Hasan of Nishapur, was nearly 20 years in the 
Khankhanan's service, afterwards in Akbar's, on fol. 
215 s1 . 581. Mulla Muhammad Yiisufi of Hamadan, 
elder brother of Muhammad Sadik, the author of the 
Tabakat-i-Shahjahani, died a.h. 1033, on f°l- 2I 5 l1 - 
582. 'Iwadbeg Munshi, was munshi in the service of 
prince Shahjahan, died a.h. 1035, on fol. 215b. 583. 
Mulla Sufi, with the tnkhallus Muhammad, of Mazan- 
daran, quoted in the ^SyS\ ,j^>\, died A. h. 1032 on the 
road from Ahmadabad in Gujarat to Lahur, on fol. 2 1 5b. 
584. Murshidkhan, with the takhallus Murshid, born 
near Hamadan, was called to India by the governor of 
Sind, Mirza Ghazi Tarkhan, the son of Mirza Jani, 
and accompanied him a.h. 1019 to Kandahar, was from 
a.h. 1023 to 1026 a companion of Nawwab Mali abatkh an, 
with the takhallus Sausani, on fol. 216b. 585. Mau- 
lana Muhammad Bakir of Kashan, a pupil of Mir 
Mu'izz-aldin Kashi and of Mubtasham Kashi, contem- 
porary with Mulla Hatim and Mulla Fahnii, was 
imprisoned by Shah Abbas' order, went to the JDakhan 
a.h. 1006, entered the service of Ibrahim 'Adilshah 
of Bijapur, and died in the Dakhan a.h. 1034, on 
fol. 2 1 8 ,:> . 586. Muhammad 'Isa Safiri of Jaunpur, 
flourished under Akbar, committed suicide at the end 
of Jahangir's reign, on fol. 2 20 b . 587. Mirza Hasan, 





with the takhallus Talib of Tirrnidh, under Akbar, com- 
posed a mathnawi ;. -3 J^i .,.•>., A. h. 975, and another 
one i_jJi.k,« « »_JlE , died very old at the end of Jahan- 
gir's reign, on fol. 2 20 b . 588. Mir Hamzah of Tash- 
kand, went to India at the end of Akbar's reign, on 
fol. 220 b . 589. Mulla, Harndi of Kashmir, flourished 
from the end of Akbar's reign to that of Jahangir's, 
on fol. 2 20 b . 590. Khwajah Ghiyath Nakshband 
of Yazd, under 'Abbas, on fol. 22i a . 591. Muhammad 
Ibrahim Tasalli of Shiraz, went to India under Jahaii- 
gir, made a pilgrimage to Makkah a. h. 1034 and died 
after his return to India, on fol. 22 i b . 592. Mulla 
Yahya of Shiraz (a village near Farahan), died A. H. 1035, 
on fol. 22i b . 593. Sadikibeg, with the takhallus Sadiki 
of Harat, educated at Kandahar, wrote a mathnawi on 
the exploits of Shah 'Abbas, in whose service he was in 
his later years, on fol. 2 2 2 a . 594. Mir Husain Tajalli 
of Kashan, flourished in the last years of Akbar's reign 
and during the whole of Jahangir's, on fol. 222b. 

595. Muhammad Talib of Amul, with the takhallus 
Talib, the chief of all the poets of Jahangir's reign, in 
the beginning of which he had come to India ;^he is 
author of a diwan and of a mathnawi u-eli .^JJL^ , 
died a. h. 1035 (not 1040, as others state), on fol. 223* 

596. Hakim Sharaf-aldin Hasan Shifa'i, son of the 
great physician Khwajah Mulla of Isfahan, under Shah 
'Abbas, died 5th of Ramadan, A. h. 1037 ; left several 
mathnawis besides his diwan, for instance, ,l-*-o tX>i, 
Q.5...5:.. uljX^j, and oJl=* « »-4-», on fol. 226 b . 597. 
Mulla Shukuki of Hamadan, a pupil of Mirza Ibrahim 
of Hamadan, contemporary with Mulla. Zaki, on fol. 
230'. 598. Husainbeg, with the takhallus Khurushi 
of Tabriz, flourished under Shah 'Abbas, went after- 
wards to India under Jahangir, on fol. 230b. 599. 
Khwajah Shu'aib of Kashan, under Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 
23CA 600. Mirza Sadik, son of Mirza, 'Abd-alhusain 
and brother of Zaiu-al'abidin, on fol. 23i a . 601. Mirza 
Nur-allah of Kufran in the districts of Isfahan, under 
Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 231a. 602. Mirza, Mukim Jau- 
hari, son of Ustad Mirza All Zargar (the goldsmith) of 
Tabriz, who lived in Isfahan ; he went to India at the 
beginning of Jahangir's reign, on fol. 232*. 603. Mir 
'Ain 'Ali, who lived in Jarbadkan, a dervish and poet 
in Shah 'Abbas' reign, on fol. 232b. 604. Mir Bakir 
of Mashhad, son of Mir 'Arabshah, on fol. 232b. 605. 
Mirza Jani, with the takhallus Ghazali of Shiraz, was 
secretary to Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 233 a . 606. Mirza 
Nizam Dast-i-ghaib of Shiraz, one of Shah 'Abbas' poets, 
died only 30 years old, on fol. 233 a . 607. Mirza Abu 
Turabbeg of Anjudan, under Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 2 34 a . 
608. Tahir, different from Tahir Dakhani, but likewise 
born in the Dakhan, flourished after Mulla Zuhiiri, on 
fol. 234b. 609. Mir Sadr-aldin, with the takhallus 
Ilahi of Hamadan, went to India under Akbar a.h. 
10 10, died at the end of Jahangir's reign, in which he 
had been honoured by the title ^Uodl : (the Mes- 
siah of the age), on fol. 235*. 610. Mulla, Tughra of 
Mashhad (according to others, of Tabriz), came to India 
in the beginning of Jahangir's reign, went at the end 
of his life to Kashmir and died there ; he is famous by 
his c^Ljlj_o and by a mathnawi ~. » j.'m— . j, on fol. 

236 11 . 611. Haji Faridun Husain, with the takhallus 
Sabik, a Turk ; made a pilgrimage some years after 
A.H. 1000, on fol. 238 a . 612. Mulla Muhammad Sarni' 
Bazmi, of Hindu extraction, flourished under Jahangir, 
author of the mathnawi i^jUjj, on fol. 238b. 613. 
Mulla. Jamal-aldin Khawari of Gihin, went to India 
a. H. 1015, on fol. 238b. 614. Mulla Abu Muhammad, 
with the takhallus Sarabi of Siyalkut in the Panjab, 
flourished under Jahangir, on fol. 238b. 615. Mulla 
Skitabi, a younger brother and pupil of Mulla Sarabi, 
on fol. 239 a . 616. Mulla Fa'id of Abhar, son of Ustad 
Kasiin, went to India under Jahangir, on fol. 239 11 . 
617. Mai-i-Kalal, a descendant of the Timuride family, 
under Jahangir, on fol. 239b. 618. Kasimkhan, with 
the takhallus Kasiin, brother of Nurjahan Begam, 
Jahangir's wife, on fol. 240b. 619. Nawwab 'Abd- 
alrahim, with the takhallus Rahim, son of Muhammad 
Bairamkhan, born the 14th of Safar, a.h. 964, in high 
favour with Akbar, composed poetry in four languages, 
Arabic, Turkish, Persian, and Hindustani, and died in 
the 72nd year of his age, a.h. 1036, on fol. 24i a . 
620. Abu-almuzaffar Nur-aldiu Muhammad Jahangir 
Padishah, the Moghul emperor, on fol. 243b. 621. 
Mulla, 'Abd-albaki, with the takhallus Baki, of Tabriz, 
lived in Baghdad in Shah 'Abbas' reign, died one year 
after Shah 'Abbas, that is, a.h. 1039, on fol. 245*. 
622. Mir Ahsani, whose father had settled in the 
Panjab, died in the first year of Shahjahan's reign (a. h. 
1037), and left, besides a large diwiin, two mathnawis, 
viz. 5 U j sLi. and Ij^j^Jj, on fol. 245b. 623. Mir 
Muhammad Bakir, with the takhallus Ishrak, son of 
Sayyid Muhammad Damad and grandson of Shaikh 
'Abd-alma'ali ; his home was Astarabad, died a.h. 1040 ; 
among his Arabic works the most prominent are : 
— _-> g - . - ... V \ \>\^a ; ^^-A' (>*' > u\r^^y^~^ > H}^" J>\j '> 
JL»jJ1 (jli. iJL-j; JJLmJ.1 ^15-^ ; 9^-°/" ^J.U-*; *-*-<'-» 

^ .:<* -jZ- ; ci>^5Jl11 iiL> , etc. etc. ; in Persian he 
wrote kasidas, ghazals, a mathnawi, and tales, on fol. 
245b. 624. Haji Shah Bakir of Kashan, on fol. 246b. 

625. Maulana, Muhammad Bakir of Isfahan, on fol. 246''. 

626. Mulla, Hasan'ali of Yazd, went to India and lived 
with Mulla Muhammad Sufi of Mazandaran, died at 
Yazd, 90 years old, in the beginning of Shah Safi's 
reign, on fol. 246b. 627. Mulla Sakhi (^s-) of Kir- 
man, panegyrist of Shah Abbas, on fol. 247 11 . 628. 
Mulla, Shani Tuklu, panegyrist of Shah 'Abbas, was on 
very hostile terms with Hakim Shifa'i, on fol. 247b. 
629. Mulla Yusufi of Jarbadkan, at the same time, on 
fol. 248 11 . 630. Mulla, Dhauki of Ardastan, another 
rival of Shifa'i, on fol. 248 a . 631 . Sa'dai of Ardastan, 
lived some time in the Dakhan, died in Iran ; he wrote 
kasidas in honour of Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 248b. 632. 
Mulla Makhfi of Rasht, on fol. 249 a . 633. Mir AMI, 
with the takhallus Kauthari of Hamadan, under Shah 
'Abbas, on fol. 249 a . 634. Mulla Nawidi of Shiraz, 
one of Shah 'Abbas' poets, on fol. 249b. 635. Baba, 
Sultan Nawa'i of Kumm, a Kalandari monk, under 
Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 250a. 636. Muhammad Kasiin, 
with the takhallus Sururi, author of the dictionary 
uyu' £-»Jf*, went to Hindustan under Jahangir, and 




amplified his dictionary on the basis of Jamal-aldin 
Husain Anjii's tjjS'^ tT v^-bji; he also wrote kasidas 
in honour of Jahangir, on fol. 25<3 a . 637. Mulla 
Kaliimi of Isfahan, brother of the poet Salami, on fol. 
250b. 638. Mir Muhammad Mu'niin, with the takhal- 
lus Ada'i of Yazd, went to India and died in Surat, on 
fol. 250 b . 639. Mulla Tahiri of Na'in, on fol. 251". 
640. Mir Ja'far Kashi, with the takhallus Ja'far, on 
fol. 25 i b . 641. Diya of Taharan, a friend of Mulla 
Sabuhi, on fol. 252 s . 642. Mir Abu-alhasan of Fara- 
han, wrote a commentary on Anwari's diwan, on fol. 
2 52 a . 643. Mir Muhammad Husain Skauki. son of 
Mir 'Aziz-allah of Sawa, was first in Khwajah 
Shu'aib Kashi's service, went afterwards to India in 
Jahangir's reign, returned to his native country and 
became attached to Mir Jamal Sultan, on fol. 252''. 
644. Mir Muhammad Rail', with the takhallus Dastur, 
went to India under Jahaugir and entered afterwards 
Shahjahan's service, on fol. 253 a . 645. Hafiz Mu- 
hammad, with the takhallus Khayali, grandson of 
Maulana Haji Muhammad Kashmiri Hamadani, under 
Jahangir and Shahjahan; he is called by the Tabakat- 
i-Shahjahani *,} lA}-^ ( tne second Anwari), on fol. 
253 a . 646. Shaikh 'Abd-alfattah, with the takhallus 
Fattahi, born in JU,57a place four manzils from Dihli, 
son of Shaikh Abd-alwahhab Ilhami ; he flourished 
under Jahangir and in the beginning of Shahjahan's 
reign, died a. h. 1044, on fol. 253b. 647. Maulana Nur 
Muhammad Anwar, died a.h. 1044, on fol. 253' 1 . 648. 
Sa'idai of Gilan, under Jahangir aud Shahjahan, on fol. 
254 n . 649. Maulana Yarl of Yazd, under Shah 'Abbas, 
on fol. 254". 650. Aka 'Abd-albaki, with the takhal- 
lus Bald of Nahawand, went to India and entered 
the Khaiikhanan's service, on fol. 254 a . 651. Mirza 
Rafi' Shahrastani, in Shah Abbas' and Shall Safi's 
time, on fol. 254b. 652. Khwajah Abd-almuhaiman 
Ahrari, under Jahangir and Shahjahan, on fol. 255". 

653. Mulla Mughtanam, at the same time, on fol. 255 a . 

654. Mulla Jalal-aldin Jala'i of Dihli, used at first as 
takhallus Jalali, died a.h. 1045, on f°l- 2 55 a - 655. 
Mulla, Diliri of India, on fol. 255b. 656. Nawwab 
Mahabatkhan, with the takhallus Sausani, son of 
Ghayurbeg of Kabul, under Jahangir and Shahjahan, 
died a.h. 1045, on fol. 255 b . 657. Mulla Shu'url Kashi, 
author of a mathnawl and of kasidas in honour of Shah 
'Abbas' wazlr Hatimbeg I'timad-aldaulah, on fol. 256 a . 
658. Husain Sarraf of Isfahan, on fol. 256b. 659. 
Mukimai of Shiraz, on fol. 256b. 660. Kaisar Shamlu, 
in the service of Hasankhan Shamlu, governor of Harat, 
was a poetical rival of Shukuhi of Hamadan, on fol. 
256b. 661. Mulla Madhaki of Isfahan, under Shah 
'Abbas, on fol. 257". 662.' Zulali of Harat, on fol. 
257 11 . 663. Mirza, Malik, with the takhallus Mashriki, 
was in Hasankhan Shamlu's service, wrote kasidas in 
honour of Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 257 a . 664. Mulla Auji 
of Nazar, was in the same service and contemporary 
with the preceding poet, on fol. 2 58 a . 665. Mirza 
Fasihi of Harat, a descendant of Shaikh 'Abdalliih 
Ansari, was the spiritual teacher of Nazim of Harat, 
Darwish Walih, and Mirza Jalal Asir, and, like some of 
the preceding poets, in Hasankhan Shamlu's service, 
on fol. 258b. 666. Maulana Tab'i of Kazwin, pupil 

and friend of Hakim Shifa'i, on fol. 26o a . 667. Agha, 
Kiwam-aldin of Adharbaijan, under Shah 'Abbas, on 
fol. 260a. 668. Mirza, Muhammad Shaft' of Mazan- 
daran, composed a Ta'rikh or chronicle of universal 
history from the creation to Shah Abbas in 300,000 
baits, on fol. 260 s . 669. Mirza, Zain-al'abidin, with 
the takhallus Munshi, son of the ^hjl eUUil ■■'. : - 
Mirza, 'Abd-alhusain, on fol. 26o b . 670. Mirza Mu- 
hammad Piida of Juwain near Kazwin, in Shah 'Abbas' 
service, on fol. 26o b . 671. Mir 'Abd-alhakk ofKumm, 
contemporary with Mulla Mushfiki, on fol. 26i a .' 672. 
Aka Malik Mu'arrif (i_j|kl) of Isfahan, brother of Aka 
Safi Mu'arrif, wrote jioems in honour of Hatimbeg 
I'timad-aldaulah, on fol. 261b. 673. Sayyicl Murtada, 
with the takhallus Radi of Shiraz, was chief kadi of 
Shiraz in the time of the wazirship of Mirza Mu'in- 
aldin Muhammad, on fol. 26 i b . 674. Aminai of Fara- 
han, under Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 262 a . 675. Mirza, 
Mukim, with the takhallus Muhtasham, son of Mirza 
Had!, ou fol. 262 s1 . 676. Mulla Faridun, lived in 
Shiraz and Isfahan, died in Shah Safi's time, on fol. 
262K 677. Shaikh Samda (lj^-o), one of the descen- 
dants of Sa'di of Shiraz, on fol. 262b. 678. Ghiyathai 
Hahva'i of Shiraz, contemporary with Mulla Mulhami 
and Mirza Nizam Dast-i-ghaib, died by falling from a 
roof in Shah Safi's time, ou fol. 262b. 679. Taib of 
Kirman, on fol. 264 11 . 680. Fadli of Jarbadkan, one 
of Hakim Shifa'i's pupils, on fol. 2 64 a . 681. Mulla 
Sairi of Jarbadkan, on fol. 264b. 682. Mulla, Nadim 
of Gilan (or Lahijan), went to India in the beginning 
of Jahangir's reign, died at Isfahan in Shah Safi's 
time, on fol. 265 a . 683. Mulla 'Ishrati, with the name 
Aka, 'Ali, son of Haji 'Ali Furushani, went to India, 
returned and lived at Mashhad in intimate friendship 
with Haji Muhammad Jan Kudsi, died in Shah Safi's 
time, on fol. 266 a . 684. Muhammad Ibrahim Farigh, 
brother of 'Ishrati, died at Lahiir, on fol. 266b. 
685. Asadbeg, with the takhallus Asad of Turan, a 
descendant of the Timuride family, flourished under 
Jahangir, died in the beginning of Shahjahan's reign, 
on fol. 266b. 686. Mir Saif-allali Huzni (Ji}=-), went 
to India under Jahangir, on fol. 266 b . 687. Mulla 
Jamal-aldin Khawari of Gilan, went to India A. h. 
1015, on fol. 267 s . 688. Shaikh Sa'd-allah, with the 
takhallus Masiha, born in a village about seventeen para- 
sangs from Dihli, called 5JK_*i7flourished in Jahangir's 

time, translated the Indian mathnawi of ' 

' ? r> 


Persian, on fol. 267 s . 689. 'Uruji of India, under 
Jahangir, author of an imitation of the Makhzan- 
alasrar, styled .Lil ^X*^, besides a diwan, on fol. 267b. 

690. Muhammad Haidar, with the takhallus Khisali of 
Harat, whose father had come to India under Akbar ; 
he himself flourished under Jahangir, on fol. 267b. 

691. Muhammad Ibrahim, with the takhallus Tului of 
Kashmir, under Jahiingir, on fol. 2 68 a . 692. Hakim 
Muhammad Hasan 'Arif of Shiraz, court-physician of 
Jahangir, on fol. 268 a . 693. Mulla 'Ata'i of Jaunpur, 
author of a mathnawi, under Jahangir, on fol. 2 68 a . 

694. Mulla Mukhtari', at the same time, on fol. 268 a . 

695. Mulla Muhammad Ridai, with the takhallus 
Kaidi of Nishapur, nephew of Maulana Naziii ; went 




to India under Jahangir, on fol. 268 a . 696. Mulla. 
Nisbati of Thanisar (or Thauishar, ^ — -jLjj in one 
line and ^-i-Jlp in the next), twenty parasangs from 
Dihli, wrote Hindustani and Persian poetry, composed 
a mathnawi in imitation of the Makhzan-alasrar, flou- 
rished under Jahangir and Shahjahan, on fol. 268 b . 
697. Mulla Shauki of Shushtar, wrote a dibaca to 
Khakani's diwan, on fol. 269b 698. MirzS Muham- 
mad Akbar, son of Aka Mirza Daulatabadl (who was 
isUUil cM— « under Shah 'Abbas), author of two 
mathuawis, one in the metre of Jalal-aldin Rumi's, 
entitled s*.li Xah, the other in the metre of Shirin 
and Khusrau, on fol. 269b. 699. Mirza Sadik, brother 
of Mirza Abu-alma'ali, who was one of the famous men 
of Shah Abbas' reign, on fol. 2 70*. 700. Safi Kulibeg, 
with the takliallus Safi, son of Karaklum, who lived 
under Shah Abbas, on fol. 270*. 701. Yusufbeg 
Shamlu, died on his way to India, on fol. 2 7 (A 702. 
Mirza Muhammad Husain.the son of Mirza Ibrahim, the 
grandson of Mir Sliams-aldin Muhammad Hanafi Kir- 
mam, on fol. 27o b . 703. Bakirkhan, with the takliallus 
Bakir, one of Jahangir's and Shahjahan's Amirs, on 
fol. 271*. 704. Mirza Muhammad Amin, usually 
called Mir Jumlah Ruh - alamiu Shahrastani, went 
young to India, and joined Jahangir's ^ service, went 
then to the Dakhan and afterwards to Iran, where he 
rose to high dignity under Shah 'Abbas ; later on he 
went a second time to India, and died A. h. 1047; 
he left a diwan and a Kham&ah, on fol. 27 i a . 705. 
Hakim Kamal-aldin, with the takliallus Hadik, son of 
Hakim Humam and nephew of Hakim Abu-alfath of 
Gilan, born in Fathpur under Akbar, was for a longer 
time companion of prince Parwiz, and died in the 
middle of Shahjahan's reign, on fol. 2 7i b . 706. Mulla 
Shaida of India, born and educated in Fathpur, contem- 
porary with Muhammad Jan Kudsi and Talib Kalim, 
flourished under Jahangir and Shahjahan, and died in 
the middle of the latter emperor's reign ; he left a 
diwan and a mathnawi in imitation of the Makhzan- 
alasrar, in 12,000 baits, on fol. 272b. 707. Mirza 
Aman-allah, with the takliallus Amani, called Khan- 
zaman, son of Nawwab Mahabatkhan Sausani, pupil 
of Murshidkhan, died in the middle of Shahjahan's 
reign, on fol. 275b. 708. Mulla Tahmasp Kuli 'Arshi, 
usually styled Yazdi, of Turkish extraction, went to 
India under Jahangir, and lived in Lahur, on fol. 
276b. 709. Mulla Fathi of Ardastan, on fol. 277". 
710. Hasanbeg, with the takliallus Unsi, wrote a 

xjjl^1\ iS'SS, but left it incomplete, on fol. 277b. 711. 

Safiyai of Isfahan, contemporary with Hakim Shifa'i, like 
the preceding poet, on fol. 277b. 712. Mulla, Asrt of 
Tabriz, brought up inYazd, on fol. 277b. 713. Najati 
Yafi'i, on fol. 278". 714. Mulla, Bikhudi, a great Shah- 
nama reciter, under Shah Abbas, author of a mathnawi, 
on fol. 278*. 715. Mulla Afdal, with the takliallus 
Himmati, son of Mulla Ya'kub, pupil of Mulla Mu'izz- 
aldin Yazdi in science, of Khwajah Ikhtiyar Mutishi in 
calligraphy, and of Hakim Shifa'i in poetry, on fol. 
278b. 716. Mulla Kadi Rushdi, brother of the pre- 
ceding poet, on fol. 278b. 717. Mir Mashrab, son of 
Mir Husain, known as Shishagar (glass -maker) of 

Kumm, under Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 278b. 718. Shah 
Rashidai Kashi, lived some time in India, on fol. 279 s . 
719. 'Arif of Shiraz, a dervish, went to Isfahan iu the 
beginning of Shah Safi's reign, on fol. 279 s . 720. 
Shah Murad of Khwansar, a good poet and musician, 
under Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 279". 721. Mulla Muham- 
mad Ridai, with the takliallus Mushfiki of Kumm, on 
fol. 279". 722. Mast Ali of Isfahan, contemporary 
with Shifa'i, went to India in the begiuuing of Shah 
Safi's reign, but returned afterwards, 011 fol. 279b. 
723. Amirbeg Kassab, was butcher in Isfahan, lived at 
the same time, on fol. 279b. 724. Mirza, Radi of Arti- 
man (in the district of Hamadan), father of Mirza 
Ibrahim Adham, on fol. 279 1 '. 725. Mulla Binish, 
usually styled Kashmiri, because he lived in Kashmir, 
on fol. 28o a 726. Mulla, Tarzi of Tarasht (in the 
district of Rai), on fol. 28o b .' 727. Mulla Mulhami of 
Tabriz, survived Mulhami of Shiraz, never came to 
India, died a. h. 1048, on fol. 280b. 728. Haji Muham- 
mad Jan Kudsi of Mashhad, went to India A. h. 1042, 
author of the ^Ljjs^Li, Lob-ik, in 8000 baits, died A. h. 
1056, at Lahur; he also wrote a descriptive mathnawi 
on Kashmir ( ,^-^iS i_ ijju ,j), on fol. 281". 729. 
Hakim Bakir, with the takliallus Shifa'i of Isfahan, 
died a.h. 1052 (the first year of Shah Abbas II's reigu), 
on fol. 283 1 '. 730. Fakhrai Ummati of Turbat iu 
Khurasan, contemporary with Jan Kudsi, was in the 
service of Kadi Sultan Turbati, the Kadi of Mashhad 
iu Shah Abbas' time, on fol. 283b. 731. Muhammad 
Kuli Salim of Taharan in the district of Bai, author of 

a mathnawi on Lahijau (^Ls*^ 1 sj^sj jj), went to 

India in the beginning of Shahjahan's reign, and entered 
the service of the grand wazir Islamkhan ; he also 
wrote a mathnawi on the war of his master with the 
people of Asham, died a.h. 1057 in Kashmir, on fol. 
284°. 732. Hasankhan, son of Husainkhan Shamlu, 
with the takliallus Hasan, was governor of Harat till 
the beginning of Shah Abbas II's reign, and saw in 
his majlis poets like Mirza Malik Mashriki, Mirza 
Fasilii, and Mulla Auji, on fol. 285''. 733. Mirza 
Mukiina of Kufran, died in the beginning of Shah 
'Abbas II's reign, on fol. 285b. 734. Mirza. Abu- 
alkafcim of Astarabad, went to India in Jahangir's 
time, returned afterwards to Isfahan, and died in the 
beginning of Shah Abbas II's reign, on fol. 285b. 
735. Mulla Taki of Mashhad, entered the service of 
the preceding poet in Isfahan, and died in Shall Abbas 
II's reign, whilst on the way to Mashhad to visit his 
father, on fol. 286 a . 736. Jalala of Nain, contempo- 
rary with Hakim Shifa'i, on fol. 286''. 737. Najlbai <>f 
Shiraz, under Shah Safi and Shah Abbas II, on fol. 
286b. 738. Muhammad Amin (or Aniina), with the 
takliallus Khazin and the epithet Kasi (^Ui), died in 
Shiraz, on fol. 286 b . 739. Mir 'Atai Muntalia of Taharan, 
under Shah Safi and Shah, 'Abbas II, on fol. 287". 
740. Mirza Khasmi of Isfahan, went to India and 
entered Shahjahan's service, died shortly after his 
return to Isfahan, on fol. 287 11 . 741. Mir Gliururi 
Kashi, on fol. 287b. 742. Mulla Gliururi of Shiraz, 
author of a mathnawi ~Ujm jj, under Shah 'Abbas, on 
fol. 287b. 743. Shuuri of Mashhad, under Shah Safi 
and Shah Abbas II, on fol. 288 n . 744. Mulla Sufi of 




Kirman, also known as Shirazi, on fol. 288 a . 745. 
Bairambeg Sami' of Hamadan, son of Biikirbeg Bustam 
Khani, who was killed in Kazwin, on fol. 288 b . 746. 
Furughi of Kashmir, one of Shahjahan's poets, author 
ofamathnawi on Shahjahanabad (.ta i^jbT i—oj-xJ ..> 
jbT u Lfrs*U ti^lil), on fol. 288b. 747. Abu Talib 
Kalini of Hamadan, lived in Kashan, came in the 
beginning of Jahangir's reign to India, and joined the 
service of Riih-alamin, accompanied him, a. h. 1028, to 
'Irak, returned two years after to India, and was 
honoured by the title of 'king of poets,' died A. h. 
1 06 1 in Kashmir ; bis tomb is close by those of Kudsi, 
Salim, and Ghani, on fol. 289a. 748. Mirza Hasan 
Wahib, brother of Mirza Husain, under Shah Safi', died 
in Yazd, on fol. 292a. 749. ZaghS Kahwaji of Isfahan, 
the favourite of the preceding poet, on fol. 292b. 750. 
Mirza Jan, with the takhallus Baha'i, brother of Hasan 
Wahib, was a short time wazir of Kashan, died youn«, 
on fol. 292 11 . 751. Mirza Ibrahim Adham of Hamadan, 
son of Mir Radi of Artiman, went to India in the 
middle of Shahjahan's reign, died a. if. 1060; he left a 
diwan, a mathnawi, and a s-oL3 ,iL-, on fol. 293a. 
752. Ta'ib Tafrusi (or Tafrushi), went to India under 
Jahangir, on fol. 2941. 753. Mulla Dark! of Kuinni, 
on fol. 294". 754. Mulla Kausi of Tabriz, was some 
time in the service of Aka Husain in Isfahan, on fol. 
294''. 755. Mulla Mirak Jan, with the takhallus Mir 
of Balkh, lived forty years in Isfahan, under Shah 
'Abbas and Shah Safi, died a.h. 1061, on fol. 294''. 
756. Maulana. 'Abd-alhakk, born in the district of 
Isfahan, died A.H. 1063, in the reign of Shah 'Abbas II ; 
he was an intimate friend of Mulla Muhammad Sharif, 
on fol. 295 a . 757. Darwish Muhammad Salih, died 
in the reign of Shah 'Abbas II, on fol. 295a. 758. 
Mirza Sadik Dast-i-ghaib, a cousin of Mirza Nizam, was, 
like his father, chief kadi of Shiraz, went under Shah 
'Abbas II to India, and died in Lahiir, on fol. 295". 
759. Mulla Sirati, contemporary with Talib Kaltm, 
under Shahjahan, on fol. 295b. 760. Muhammad Taki, 
with the takhallus Ghafila of Talakan, died under Shah 
'Abbas II, on fol. 296". 76L Haji Bina, an Indian, 
made the pilgrimage to the holy cities three times, died 
in Ahmadabad in Gujarat, on fol. 296". 762. Sayyid 
Jalal Rida'i.on fol. 296a. 763. Muhammad Said, known 
as Sa'idkhan Kuraishi Multani, one of Shahjahan's 
servants, on fol. 296b. 764. Zamana of Bukhara, went 
to India under Shahjahan, on fol. 296b. 765. Muham- 
madbeg, with the takhallus Hakiki of Turin, lived in 
Ahmadabad under Shahjahan, on fol. 296 b . 766. 
Sayyah, one of Shahjahan's poets, on fol. 297a. 767. 
Mulla Dana, at the same time, on fol. 297a. 768. Mulla 
Sajid of Kazwin, at the same time, on fol. 297a. 769. 
Muhammad Husain, with the takhallus Mashhadi, 
went to India at the same time, on fol. 297b. 770. 
Shah Husain, with the takhallus Munasib of Samar- 
kand, went to India under Shahjahan, on fol. 297b. 
7 "1- Mulla Muhammad Hasan, with the takhallus 
Shadani of Jaunpur, at the same time, on fol. 297 11 '. 
772. Muhammad Takibeg Nash'ah (sUJ) of Turan, at 
the same time, on fol. 297b. 773. Mir 'Abd-alrahim 
Jaishi, pupil of Mulla. Hali, one of Shahjahan's poets, 
on fol. 297b. 774. Khulki, on fol. 297b. 775. Mir 

Radi, on fol. 298". 776. Rida of Kashmir, under 
Shahjahan, on fol. 298a. 777. Mulla Ala, whose 
name was 'Ali Kulibeg of Turan, at the same time 
on fol. 298a. 778. Mirza Mahdi, with the takhal- 
lus Bayan of Iran, went to India at the same time 
on fol. 298a. 779. Mir Yahya, with the takhallus' 
Shitab of Iran, at the same time, on fol. 298a. 780. 
Sharaf-aldin of Tarshiz, one of Shahjahan's poets, on 
fol. 298a. 781. Mir Burhan, with the takhallus Ghu- 
ruri of Bukhara, went to India at the same time, on 
fol. 298b. 782. Kani' of Harat, on fol. 298b. 783. 
Sultan Mustafa Mirza, grandson of Shah Tahmasp 
Safawi, on fol. 298b. 784. Muzaffar Husain Mirza, 
also a descendant of Tahmasp by his mother, and of 
Shah Ni'mat-allah Wali by his father, under Shah Safi, 
on fol. 298 1 '. ^ 785. Abu-alkasim Mirza, a descendant 
of Shah 'Abbas by his mother, lived at the same time, 
on fol. 298 1 '. 786. Mirza Muhammad Sadik, with the 
takhallus Fa'iz, known as Mirza 'Ala-aldin Muhammad, 
a descendant of Shah 'Abbas by his mother,' and of 
Mirza Rafi' Sadr Shahrastani by his father ; he got his 
takhallus from Sa'ib, under Shah Safi, on fol. 299a. 
787. Mirza 'Abdullah Irian, son of the preceding poet, 
on fol. 299a. 788. Mirza Baud, a descendant of Shah 
'Abbas by his mother, on fol. 299 1 '. 789. Khalifah 
Sultan 'Ala-aldin Husain, son of Rafi'-aldin Muhammad 
Khalifah, who nourished under Shah 'Abbas, became 
giand wazir of Shah 'Abbas II, died 1064, on fol. 299b. 
790. Kaikhusraukhan, nephew of Rustamkhan, on fol. 
300a. 791. Murtada Kulikhan, under 'Abbas II, on 
fol. 300a. 792. 'Ali Kulikhan, with the takhallus 
A'zam, son of Hasankhan Shamlu, at the same time, on 
fol. 300b. 793. Safi Kulibeg, son of Malik Sultan 

lT^- ut?V^"' wno was ' n S' ian 'Abbas' service, under 
Shah 'Abbas II, author of a mathnawi, on fol. 300b. 
794. Safi Kulibeg, with the takhallus Safi, son of Mu- 
hammad 'Alibeg, was wazir of Yazd under 'Abbas II, on 
fol. 301". 795. Bawadikbeg Shamlu, with the takhallus 
Xasim, was some time in the service of Hasankhan 
Shamlu, the governor of Harat, died in Shah 'Abbas 
II's reign, on fol. 301a. 796. Sababbeg, the grandson 
of Tahmasp Kulikhan, at the same time, on fol. 301b. 

797. Pabandarkhan, of the Safawi family, on fol. 301b. 

798. Hasanbeg, pupil of Mirza Ibrahim Hamadani, on 
fol. 301b. 799. Diya of Kazwin, on fol. 302a. 800. 
Mirza Zain-al'abidin, with the takhallus Taslim, son of 
Mirza Mu'in Muhammad, the wazir of Begtashkhan, 
governor of Baghdad, on fol. 302a. 801. Mirza Hadi, 
son of Mirza Rafi' Sadr Shahrastani, went at the end 
of his life to India and gained the favour of prince 
Muradbakhsh, on fol. 302a. 802. Mirza Mahdi, with 
the takhallus Hujjat, on fol. 302b. 803. Mirza Sadr- 
aldin Muhammad, with the takhallus Aram, died in 
Shah 'Abbas' time, on fol. 302b. 804. Mirza Salih, 
with the takhallus Salih of Tabriz, on fol. 302b. 805. 
Mirza 'Inayat, brother of the preceding poet, on fol. 
303". 806. Muhammad Rida, with the takhallus 
Fikri of Isfahan, died 100 years old in the reign of 
'Abbas II, on fol. 303a. 807. Mulla Shauki of Shiishtar, 
wrote a dibaca to Khakani's diwan, on fol. 303b. 
808. Adhambeg, with the takhallus Adham, son of 
Shah Kulibeg Turkman (who died in Arabia in Shah 




'Abbas' reign), on fol. 303 11 . 809. Mirza, Shams-aldin 
Shahrastani, son of Mirza Muhammad Rida i, a descen- 
dant of Mir Tnayat-allah Shahrastani by his father, and 
of Mirza Rafi' Sadr by his mothei-, on fol. 303^. 810. 
Haji Muhammad 'AH of Isfahan, went to India under 
Shahjahan, on fol. 304 s . 811. Maulana Shuguni of 
Iran, went to India under Shahjahan, died a few years 
after a. h. 1060, on fol. 304b. 

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Riyad-alshu'ara. (l^tJl i_^J;). 

A large biographical work on ancient and modern 
Persian poets, with numerous and valuable specimens, 
composed by 'Ali Knit (or Ivulikhan) of Daghistan, 
with the takhallus Walih, and completed A.h. 1161 = 
A. D. 1748. The author was born A.h. 1124 = A. D. 
1712, 1713, and died A. H. 1169 or ii70 = a.d. 1756 
or 1757. This tadhkirah is arranged alphabetically, 
and contains 2496 biographies. For further details 
see the Journ. of the Roy. As. Soc. ix, p. 143 sq.; 
A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 132. Other copies of the same 
work are in Berlin, Sprenger's Coll., No. 332, and in 
the British Museum, Rieu i. p. 371. 

A complete index on ff. ik-io a . Beginning of the 
tadhkirah on fol. n b : JL» (j—V-3 J>U» J-o-s"" ijS'xS 

.1 ?v t * 

Lft ^j^L* 

^ J-«iX) 

No date. 

Ff. 439, four columns, each 11. 25-29; very careless and irre- 
gular Nasta'lik ; many small injuries ; size, 14I in. by 8i in. 

[Elliot 402.] 


A short fragment of the same. 

This portion of Walih's tadhkirah goes down to the 
middle of the letter i_j, and breaks off in the biography 
of Mirza Taki bin Khwajah Kasim of Khurasan (cor- 
responding to the preceding copy, fol. 73 a , 1. 20). 

Ff. 67, 11. 25 ; Nasta'lik ; size, 14J in. by 10 in. 

[Elliot 423.] 


Muntakhab-alash'ar (.L*_i})l •^ r J^~*). 

A poetical anthology, with short biographical notices, 
compiled a.h. ii6i = a. d. 1748 (see the chrono- 
gram in the last verse on fol. I97 a : >>.Li JLu \> 
jU_» Jij), by Muhammad 'Alikhan bin Muhammad 
of Mashhad, with the takhallus Mubtala, comp. fol. I2 a , 
11. 12, 13, etc., and entitled Muntakhab-alash'ar or 
selections of poetry. 

Contents : 

Complete index of the poets quoted in this tadhkirah, 
on fol. 2 a . 

The author's preface on fol. 1 1 b , beginning : ^ r ^s^ x '° 

ciir^- *"*■ ^y u^" c>~*"* u'-^ JJLC " cf A*» ^-Wp 

The anthology itself begins on fol. 13*, is alphabeti- 
cally arranged according to the names of the authors, 
and contains extracts of different kinds from the diwans 
of the following 755 poets : 

1. Ahli Shirazi, on fol. 13 s . 2. Ahli Khurasani, 
who lived under Sultan Husain Mirza Baikara, on fol. 
I4 a . 3. Khwajah Asafi, son of Khwajah Mukim, died 
under Sultan Husain Mirza, on fol. 1 5°. 4. A Ahi of 
Shiraz, in the same reign, on fol. i6 b . 5. Akhund 
Shafi'a Athar of Shiraz, on fol. i7 b . 6. Mir Muham- 
mad Bakir Damad, with the takhallus Ishrak, under 
Sultan 'Abbas, on fol. i8 a . 7. Amin-aldin Dadai of 
Yazd, on fol. i8 a . 8. Abii-almafakhir of Rai, under 
Sultan Ghiyath-aldin Muhammad Abu-alfath bin Malik- 
shah, on fol. i8 b . 9. Shaikh Abu Said Abu-alkhair 
of Mahna, on fol. i8 b . 10. Ustad Arshadi of Trans- 
oxania, author of a work on poetry, entitled ^plxa. 
AjJ\ *jL-» .i JL~ , on fol. 19". 11. Ibn Nasuh, 
contemiiorary with Salman of Sawa and panegyrist of 
Sultan Abu Sa'idkhan, on fol. 1 9 11 . 1 2. Mirza Ibrahim of 
Badakhshan, on fol. 1 9°. 1 3. Amir Hajj, of the Janabid 
of Tun, whose name was Kutb-aldin, under Sultan Husain 
Mirza, on fol. i9 b . 14. Khwajah Afdal-aldin Muham- 
mad Kasht, on fol. ig\ 15. Shaikh Auhadi of Maragha, 
a pupil of Shaikh Auhad-aldin Kirmani, on fol. 19°. 
16. Shaikh Abii-alnasr Ahmad ibn Abu-alhasan, called 
Ahmad Namaki J ami, on fol. 20 a . 1 7. Aminai of Najaf, 
I son of Maulana Mahmud, on fol. 20 b . 18. Maulana, 
Adham of Kazwin, on fol. 20 b . 19. Akhtari of Yazd, 
contemporary witli Shah 'Abbas ; he went to India and 
entered the service of Mir Jumlah Shahrastani, on fol. 
20 b . 20. Maulana Umidi of Rai, on fol. 20 b . 21. 
Hakim Auhad-aldin Anwari Khawari, under Sultan 
Sanjar, died A.H. 547, on fol. 2i a . 22. Maulana Mu- 
hammad Akdas, called Akdasi of Mashhad, on fol. 2 i b . 
23. Asadbeg of Kazwin, went to India under Akbar, 
on fol. 2i b . 24. Anisi Shamlu, on fol. 22 a . 25. Mir 
Abii-alhasan Farahani, lived under Shah 'Abbas, on 
fol. 2 2 a . 26. Shaikh Abu-alkasim Kazaruni, on fol. 
22 b . 27. Ahmadkhan Husaini, padishah of Gilan, on 
fol. 22 b . 28. Mulla Aman-allah of Kuhistan, on fol. 
2 2 b . 29. Khwajah Afdal-aldin Muhammad Turk of 
Isfahan, on fol. 2 3 a . 30. 'Abd-alrasul Istighna, on fol. 
23 a . 31. Mulla Agahi of Harat, on fol. 23 a . 32. 
Abu-alfaraj bin Mas'iid Runi, panegyrist of Abu 'Ali of 
Simjur (!), on fol. 23 a . 33. Shaikh Abu Hamid Auhad- 
aldin of Kirman, a pupil of Suhrawardi, on fol. 23 b . 
34. Ani of Harat, on fol. 2 3 b . 35. Mir Asiri of 
Taharan, with his original name : Amir Kadi, son of 
Kadi Mas'iid Saifi Hasani, went to India and entered 
Akbar's service, on fol. 23 b . 36. Maulana Ummati 
Turbati, a contemporary of Shall Tahmasp, on fol. 23°. 
37. Amir Mahmud, called Ibn Aniin, on fol. 23 b . 38. 
Mir Amani of Isfahan, whose real name was Mir Sharif, 
on fol. 24 a . 39. Afsari of Kirman, on fol. 24 a . 40. 
Kasim Arslan of Mashhad, was in Akbar's service, on 
fol. 24 s . 41. Mirza, Akbar, an inhabitant of Kazwin, 
on fol. 24 a . 42. Mirza Sharif Ilbam of Isfahan, on fol. 
24 a . 43. Muhammad 'Alibeg Afsar of Isfahan, went 
to India under 'Alamgir, on fol. 24 a . 44. Haidar 'Ali 
Azhari, under Jahangir, on fol. 24 s . 45. Ibrahim 
Adhur, on fol. 24''. 46. Mir Tmad-aldin Mahmud bin 




Hujjat-allah, with the takhallus Ilahi of Hamadan, 
on fol. 24 b . 47. Mulla liuhanimad Sa'id Ashraf, son 
of Muhammad Salih of Mazandaran, went to India 
under 'Alamgir and passed the last part of his life at 
Isfahan, on fol. 24 b . 48. Mulla Abu-alhasan Fadil of 
Kashan, son of Mulla Ahmad Fadil of Mahna, on fol. 
25 a . 49. Mirza Ahsan-allah, with the takhallus Ahsan 
and the epithet Zafarkhan, one of the great Amirs of 
Jahangir and Shahjahan, on fol. 2 5 a . 50. Muhammad 
Tahir 'Inayatkhan Ashna, a son of the preceding poet, 
on fol. 25 a . 51. Mirza Ibrahim Adham, son of Mir 
Radi of Artiman, went to India under Shahjahan, on 
fol. 25 a . 52. Khwajah Abu Nasr of Mahna, the son 
of Khwajah Mu'ayyad, on fol. 2 5 a . 53. Maulana 
Abdal, on fol. 25 b . 54. Maulana Atashi, under Shah 
Ismail, on fol. 25 b . 55. Mir Abu-alma'ali, at Shah 
'Abbas' court, on fol. 25 b . 56. Mir Abu-alhadi, on fol. 
25 b . 57. Maulana Ismi of Harat, on fol. 25 b . 58. 
Maulana Ahli of Tarshiz, on fol. 25 b . 59. Athir-aldin 
Muhammad Akhsikati, contemporary with Khakanl, on 
fol. 25 b . 60. Afati of Tun, on fol. 26 a . ^ 61. Maulana 
Asiri of Mashhad, on fol. 26 a . 62. Agha Ibrahim 
Azhar, on fol. 26 a . 63. Ada,'! of Samarkand, on fol. 
26 a . 64. Haji Isma'il of Kazwin, under Shah Tahmasp, 
on fol. 26 a . 65. Afsari, on fol. 2 6". 66. Haidarbeg 
Anis of Tabriz, a friend of Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 26 a 
margin. 67. Amir Mu'in-aldin Ashraf of Shiraz, on 
fol. 26" margin. 68. Mir Ashki of Kumm, on fol. 26 a 
margin. 69. Jalal-aldin Akbar padishah, the son of 
Humayun, on fol. 26''. 70. Shaikh Jalal-aldin Adhuri, 
on fol. 26 b 71. Asli of Mashhad, on fol. 26 b . 72. 
Hasan Sanjar Anisi of Mashhad, on fol. 2 6 b . 73. 
Maulana Auji of Natanza, under Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 
26 b . 74. Ansari of Kumm, on fol. 26 b . 75. Anwar 
of Hamadan, on fol. 26''. 76. Mirza. Akbar, son of 
Mirza Nasir, on fol. 27 11 . 77. Mirza Abu-alhasan of 
Shiraz, contemporary with Shah Sulaiman, on fol. 27 s . 
78. Mir Ajri of Yazd, on fol. 27". 79. Mirza, Niyaz 
Timid of Balkh, on fol. 27". 80. Mulla Muhammad 
Hadi of Mashhad, with the takhallus Ima (L->1), on 
fol. 27 s . 81. Mirza, Isma'il Ima of Isfahan, on fol. 27 a . 
82. Mirza Jalal Asir, on fol. 27 a . 83. Muhammad 
Rida Kizilbashkhan Umid of Hamadan, went to India 
at the beginning of Bahadurshah's reign, on fol. 28 a . 
84. Siraj-aldin 'Alikhan Arzu of Gwalior, became a 
naukar at Dihli, on fol. 28 a . 85. Pir Muhammad Ulfat 
of Jaunpur, on fol. 28 b . 86. Mir Khwajah Ahmad of 
Lakhnau, on fol. 28 b . 87. Khauzaman, with the 
takhallus Amani, the son of Mahabatkhan, on fol. 28 b . 

88. Shaikh Baha-aldin Muhammad Amuli, on fol. 28 b . 

89. Maulana Kamal-aldin Banna'i of Harat, contem- 
porary with Mir 'Alishir, used as takhallus in his later 
years Hali, on fol. 20/'. 90. Muhammad Bakir Khurda 
of Kashan, on fol. 30 a . 91. 'Abd-albaki of Naha- 
wand, with the takhallus Baki, the brother of Aka 
Khidr, the wazir of Kashan, on fol. 3i a . 92. Pur 
Baha i Jami, was a pupil of Maulana, Nur-aldin Kuba'i 
and contended in poetry with Khwajah Humam, on fol. 
3i b . 93. Badi' of Samarkand, on fol. 3 i b . 94. Bairam- 
khan Khankhanan, wazir of Akbarshah, on fol. 3i b . 
95. Aka Salih Burhan of Mazandaran, went to India, 
on fol. 3i b . 96. Bakal of Khwarizni, on fol. 32 a . 

97. Bisati of Samarkand, had many disputes with 
Kamal Khujandi, on fol. 32 a . 98. Kadi Badi'-alzaman 
ibn Kadi Shams-aldin Muhammad Dastani of Isfahan, 
on fol. 32 a . 99. Pairawi (tj.j^i) of Kazwin, on fol. 
32 a . 100. Mir Burhan of Abarkuh, on fol. 32". 101. 
Mirza, Bakir, a descendant of the Safawis, on fol. 32 b . 

102. Bazmi of Karaj, flourished at Shiraz, on fol. 32 b . 

103. Mulla Haji Bahrain of Bukhara, on fol. 32 b . 

104. Mirza, Abu-alhasan Bigana, related to Mir Abu- 
alma'ali of Nishapur, on fol. 32 b . 105. Muhammad 
Rafi'khan Badhil, went to India under Alamgir, author 
of the UjS^s- £1*3., on fol. 32 b . 106. Badhill of 
Sawa, on fol. 33 a . 107. Candrabhan, with the takhal- 
lus Brahman, under Shahjahan, on fol. 33". 108. 
Mulla Bidil of Balkh, on fol. 33 a . 109. Bibi Bidili, a 
sister of Shaikh 'Abdallah Diwana, lived at Harat, 
on fol. 33 a . 110. Pairawi (comp. No. 99), on fol. 33 s . 
111. Burhan-aldin of Ardalan, on fol. 33 a . 112. Dar- 
wish 'All, called Pir-i-sadsala, the centenary, in 'Ali- 
shir's time, on fol. 33°. 113. Pir Dihkan, on fol. 33 b . 
114. Bikasi of Sabzwar, on fol. 33 b . 115. Pairawi of 
Sawa, on fol. 33 b . 116. Mirza Mahdi Bayan, Abu 
Talib Kalim's nephew, on fol. 33 b . 117. Maulana 
Payami of Harat, on fol. 33 b . 118. Sharaf-aldin Pay am 
of India, on fol. 33 b . 119. Mirza 'Abd-alkadir Bidil 
of Dihli, on fol. 34 a . 120. Mirza, Muhammad Sa'id 
Hakim of Kumm, son of H a ki m Muhammad Bakir, 
with the takhallus Tanha, one of Shah 'Abbas IPs 
physicians, on fol. 34 b . 121. Tajallt Kashi, a pupil 
<>f Maulana Naziri of Nishapur, on fol. 34 11 . 122. Mir 
Tashbihi Kashi, on fol. 34 b . 123. Tajalli Lahiji, went 
to India, on fol. 35 a . A 124. Ibrahim Tasalli of Shiraz, 
on fol. 35 a . 125. Aka Taki of Isfahan, on fol. 35". 
126. Mir Muhammad Bakir Tabi' of Kumm, on fol. 
35 a . 12/. Mulla, 'Ali Rida Tajalli, a' pupil of Aka 
Husain Khwansari, on fol. 35 s . 128. Taki Auhadi, 
the author of the celebrated tadhkirah (called here 
^Aiy), on fol. 35 11 . 129. Mirza Muhsin Ta'thir, on fol. 
35 b . 130. Adina Kuli Tabi'i Khwansari, on fol. 35''. 
131. 'Abd-allatifkhan Tanha, nephew to Mirza Jalal 
Asir, on fol. 35 b . 1 32. Khwajah H usain Thana'i of 
Mashhad, contemporary with Faidi, 'Urfi, etc., was 
first in the service of Sultan Ibrahim Mirza (with the 
takhallus Jahi, see No. 140), and went later on to 
India, on fol. 36 s . 133. Mir Afdal Thabit, born at 
Dihli; his family was originally of Allahabad, on fol. 
36 b . 134. Mir 'Ali 'Azim Thabat, son of Mir Afdal 
Thabit, lived at Dihli, on fol. 36 b . 135. Maulana 
Abd-alrahman Jami, on fol. 36 b . 136. Mir Sayyid 
Muhammad Thiikib, a pupil of Mir Muhammad Tahir, 
on fol. 36 b margin. 137. Mulla Jalalkhan Jamali of 
Dihli, contemporary with Jami, on fol. 43 a . 138. 
Maulana Jalal-aldin Muhammad of Balkh, that is Jalal- 
aldin Rumi,with the takhalluses Shams and Maulawi,on 
fol. 43 a . 139. Mirza Ja'far Badi'-alzaman of Kazwin, 
called Asafkhan, on fol. 44 a . 140. Sultan Ibrahim 
Mirza Jahi, a brother of Shah Isma'il II, the son of 
Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 44 b . 141. Mirza Ja'far of 
Taharan, on fol. 44 b . 142. Jani of Bukhara, on fol. 
44 b . 143. Cakari of Shiraz, on fol. 45 a . 144. Jismi 
of Hamadan, on fol. 45 s . 145. Mulla Ja'fari of Sawa, 
under Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 45 a . 146. Maulana 





Jarubilang of Balkh, on fol. 45 a . 147. Maulana Jurmi 
of Bukhara, on fol. 45 a . 148. Maulana Juzwi of 'Irak, 
on fol. 45 b . 149. Mir Ja'far of Mashhad, on fol. 45b. 
150. Jamil of Khwansar, on fol. 45b. 151. Jadhbi of 
Khwansar, on fol. 45b. 152. Jamal 'Adud of Yazd, on 
fol. 45k. 153. Ja'farbeg, under Shah Safi, on fol. 45b. 
154. Jalal of Sistan, on fol. 45 b . 155. Mirza Darab 
Juya, on fol. 45b margin. 156. Jada'i of Tabriz, on 
fol. 45 b margin. 157. Shaikh Jamal-aldin, a pupil 
of Shaikh Farid-aldin Shakarganj, on fol. 46*. 158. 
Khwajah Hafiz of Shiraz, on fol. 46 . 159. Maulana 
Haidar lvalue, under Shah Isma'il, on fol. 50b. 160. 
Maulana Taki-aldin Muhammad Huzni of Isfahan, 
under Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 52b. 161. Mirza Hisiibi 
of Natanza, on fol. 53°. 162. Khwajah Amir Hasan 
of Dihli, a pup>il of Khwajah Niziim-aldin Auliya, on fol. 
53b 163. Mir Huduri of Kumm, on fol. 54 11 . 164. 
Kasimbeg Halati, under Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 54!'. 
165. Mulla Hatim Kashi, on fol. 55". 166. Hairati 
of Transoxania, in Shah Tahmasp's service, on fol. 55b. 
167. Sayyid Hazini of Astarabad, on fol. 55''. 168. 
Maulana Haji Futah of Samarkand, on fol. 55b. 169. 
Hayati of Gilan, went to India under Akbar, on fol. 55b. 
170. Hadithi of Isfahan, on fol. 56*. 171. Mulla, 
Husaini of Yazd, on fol. 56 a . 172. Mulla, Hakki of 
Khwansar, on fol. 56 a . 173. Hatimbeg of Ardubad, 
a descendant of Khwajah Nasir-aldin Tiisi, on fol. 56*. 
174. Sharnsai Hali of Yazd, on fol. 56*. 175. Hamidi of 
Kashmir, on fol. 56' 1 margin. 176. Diwana Husami 
(^LJ.) Kalandar, on fol. 56b. 177. Hakiri of Tabriz, 
on fol. 56b. 178. Hilmi of Ardabil, lived in Isfahan, 
on fol. 56b. 179. Mulla Husaini Sarraf, contemporary 
with Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 56b. 180. Harfi of Isfahan, 
on fol. 56b. 181. Hijabi of Ardabil, on fol. 56b. 
182. Maulana Hamid-aldin, on fol. 57=*. 183. Harifi 
of Sawa, on fol. 57 a . 184. Aka Husain Khwansari, 
the son of Maulana Jamal-aldin, on fol. 57 a . 185. 
Hairani of Hamadan, in the service of Sultan Ya'kub, on 
fol. 57 a . 186. Maulana Haji Muhammad Gilani, under 
Shah Sulaiman, and Sultan Husain, on fol. 58 a . 187. 
Shaikh Muhammad 'Ali Hazin, born in Isfahan, went 
to India and lived in Shahjahanabad at the time when 
this book was written, on fol. 58 a . 188. Mir Muh- 
tasham 'Alikhan, with the takhallus Hishmat, lived at 
Dihli, on fol. 59 a . 189. Khwajah Amir Khusrau of 
Dihli, on fol. 59b. 190. Shah Ismail Khatai ibn 
Sultan Haidar Husaini Safawi, on fol. 67*. 191. 
Hakim Afdal-aldin Khakani, died a. h. 582, on fol. 
67 a . 192.' Sayyid Husain Khalis of Mashhad, with 
the epithet Imtiyazkhan, on fol. 67b. 193. Khusrawi 
of Ka'in, nephew of Mirza Kasim of Junabid, on fol. 
68 a . 194. Khashi' of Iran, lived in Kashmir, on fol. 
68 a . 195. Khasmi of Isfahan, on fol. 68 a . 196. 
Khidri of Astarabad, on fol. 68 a . 197. Maulana 
Khidri of Kazwin, on fol. 68 b . 1 98. Khalaf of Tabriz, 
on fol. 68' 1 . igg, M u n a Khidri of Khwansar, son of 
Maulana Tajiri, on fol. 68 b . 200. Mir Muhammad 
Yusuf Khalki of Taharan, contemporary with Shah 
Tahmasp, on fol. 68 b . 201. Khwari of Tabriz, on fol. 
68 b . 202. Maulana Khalasi, a friend of Muhtasham 
Kashi, on fol. 69 a . 203. Mulla, Khayali of Bukhara, 
on fol. 69 a . 204. Mirza Jani Khaki, under Shah Tah- 

masp, on fol. 6 9 a . 205. Khadim, on fol. 6 9 a . 206. 
Khatami of Isfahan, on fol. 69 a . 207. Khusrawi of 
Transoxania, contemporary with 'Abdallahkhan Uzbeg, 
on fol. 69". 208. Khidri of Lar, under Shah 'Abbas, 
on fol. 69b. 209. Khwajui Kirmani, pupil of 'Ala- 
aldaulah Simnani, on fol. 69b. 210. Khwajazada 
Kabuli, under Humayiin, on fol. 69b. 211. Bakirai 
Khalil, with the takhallus Kashi, lived in Mashhad 
under Shah Sulaiman, on fol. 69b. 212. Maulana 
Khaki, a dervish, on fol. 69b. 213. Hakim 'Umar 
Khayyam, under Sultan Sanjar, on fol. 7o a . 214. 
Darwish Dahaki of Kazwin (Dahak is a village near 
that town), on fol. 7o a . 215. Mirza, Dana, (whose 
diwan contains 3000 baits), on fol. 70b. 216. Diwana- 
i-Tshk, on fol. 71b. 217. Mir Radi Danish of 
Mashhad, was in Shahjahan's service, on fol. 72 a . 
218. Mulla Dai of Isfahan, the son of Maulana Damiri 
of Isfahan, on fol. 72". 219. Mulla Dai of Shiraz, on 
fol. 72b. 220. Kadi Kukn-aldin Da'wadar of Kumm, 
with the takhallus Da'wa, the panegyrist of the Amir 
Yahya-aldin Murtada, of Kumm, on fol. 72b. 221. 
Dakhli of Isfahan, under Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 72''. 

222. Dai of Sarakhs, under Shah Isma'il, on fol. 72b. 

223. Maulana Dust Muhammad, on fol. 72'*. 224. 
Maulana Darki of Kumm, under Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 
72b. 225. Dilshad Khatun, the daughter of Amir 
'Ali Jalair and sister of Amir Hasan 'Ali Jalair, on fol. 
72b margin. 226. Maulana 'Alishah Dhauki of Ardas- 
tan, a contemporary of Shifai, on fol. 73 a . 227. Amir 
Muhammad Amin Dhauki, a Turkman. 228. Dhihni 
of Tabriz, on fol. 73 a . 229. Mir Muhammad Dhauki 
of Tafrush, under Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 73 11 . 230. 
Maulana Muhsinbeg Rashki of Hamadan, killed at 
Tabriz in Shah Tahmasp's time, on fol. 73''. 231. 
Maulana Imam-aldtn liiyadi of Samarkand, under Shah 
Isma'il Safawi, on fol. 74°.' 232. Badi-aldin of Nisha- 
piir, on fol. 74b. 233. Rafiki Kashi, a son of Mir 
Haidar Mu'amma'i, on fol. 74b. 234. Khankhanan 
'Abd-alrahimkhan ibn Bairam Khankhanan, with the 
takhallus Rahim, on fol. 74b. 235. Mir Razi of Harat, a 
good musician, on fol. 75 a . 236. Maulana Razi of Shiraz, 
on fol. 75 a . 237. Maulana Rami, on fol. 75 a . 238. 
Maulana Ridai Kashi, on fol. 75 a . 239. Maulana 
Rida'i of Mashhad, contemporary with Taki Auhadi, on 
fol' 75 a . 240. Rashidai of Tabriz, on fol. 75b. 241. 
Mir Radi of Artiman, father of Mirza, Ibrahim Adham, 
contemporary with Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 75b. 242. 
Mirza Sa'd-aldin Muhammad Rakim, the son of Khwa- 
jah 'Inayat Tajar of Mashhad, was wazir of Khurasan 
in Shah Sulaiman's reign, on fol. 76 11 . 243. Kadi Radi- 
aldin Muhsin of Isfahan, on fol. 76 a . 244. Mulla 
Raughani, went to India under Akbar, on fol. 76". 
245. Maulana Ruhi of Khurasan, on fol. 76". 246. 
Gurginbeg Razmi, a son of Siyawush Sultan, on fol. 
76 a . 247. Mulla Ruhi of Hamadan, whose tongue was 
cut off by YVkubkhau by order of Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 
76 a . 248. Mir Rasti of Tabriz, on fol. 76b. 249. Mir 
Muhammad Zaman Rasikh 'Alamgiri, on fol. 76b. 250. 
Mirza Sayyid Rida, a son of Shah Taki, on fol. 76b. 
251. Sultan 'Alibeg Rahi, a grandson of 'All Kulikhan 
Shamlu, on fol. 76b. 252. Hasanbeg Rafi' of Kazwin, 
on fol. 76 1 '. 253. Malik Muhammad Rabit, on fol. 7 7 a . 




254. Mirza. Muhammad Ja'far Rahib, a grandson of 
Mirza Raft' Na'ini, born at Isfahan, on fol. 77 a . 255. 
Aka Rida of Tarshiz, on fol. 77a. 256. Rafiki of Amul, 
on fol. 77 b . 257. Rushdi Sa'dabadi of Hamadan, his 
real name was Amir Khalil, on fol. 77 b . 258. Sa'd- 
aldin Rahai of Harat, on fol. 77b. 259. Rafi'a of 
Nishapur, on fol. 77''. 260. Muhammad Arshad Rasa'i, 
a dervish, on fol. 77 b . 261. Mir Muhammad "Ali Ra'ij 
(or Ra'ih according to the index) of Siyalkiit, on fol. 77 b . 
262. Hasan 'Ali Raja'i of Harat, on fol. 77b 263. 
Rafi'-aldin of Lunban, on fol. 78 s . 264. Zamanai Zar- 
kash (the goldwire- drawer) of Isfahan, on fol. 78". 
265. Zulali of Khwansar, the author of :l>1 . ^ , ■»- «, 
etc., on fol. _78 a . 266. Zulali of Harat, on fol. 78''. 
267. Zulali Urganji, was a vinegar-seller in Harat, on 
fol. 78 b 268. Muhammad Kasim Zari of Mashhad, 
lived at Isfahan, on fol. 78 b . ' 269. Bibi Zari, on fol. 
78 b . 270. Za'ira (or Za'ir according to the index) of 
Damaghan, on fol. 78 b . 271. Zamani of Yazd, under 
Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 78 b . 272. Maulana Zaki of 
Hamadan, on fol. 78 b . 273. Zamani Hinnatarash (one 
who shaves henna) of Tabriz, on fol. 79 s . 274. Zani- 
khan Kokultash ((jildS^Sj, one of Akbar's Amirs, on 
fol. 79a. 275. Shaikh Muslih-aldin Sa'di, on fol. 79 a . 
276. Khwajah Jamal-aldin Muhammad ibn 'Ala-aldin 
Muhammad, with the takhallus Salman of Sawa, 
panegyrist of Sultan Uwais, on fol. 8 2 a . 277. Maulana 
Sahabi of Astarabad, on fol. 84 11 . 278. Hakim Sana'i 
of Ghazna, with the Kunyah Abu-almajd and the name 
Majd-aldin Adam, born in Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna's 
time, died a. h. 576 (according to this statement he 
would have reached at least an age of 156 years, for 
Mahmud died as early as a.h. 421), on fol. 87a. 279. 
Muhammad ibn Mu'ayyad Sa'd-aldin Hamawi, a friend 
and companion of Najm-aldin Rubra, on fol. 87 b . 280. 
Muhammad Kuli Salim of Taharan, went to India 
under Shahjahan, died in the Dakhan, on fol. 88a. 
281. Darvvish Saka Caghatai of Bukhara, went to India 
under Humayun, on fol. 89a. 282. Haji Aslam Salim, 
one of the Brahmans of Kashmir, who afterwards turned 
Muhammadan, made the pilgrimage and went then to 
India, where he attached himself to prince A'zamshah, 
on fol. 8g b . 283. Aka Bani Sakhun of Shiraz, on fol. 
89 b . 284. Mir Jalal-aldin Siyadat of Lahur, under 
'Alamgir, on fol. 90*. 285. Sam Mirza ibn Shah 
Isma'il ibn Sultan Haidar Safawi, on fol. 90a. 286. 
Mahmudbeg Salim, the author of a well-known 'Yusuf 
and Zalikha,' was in Shah Tahmasp's service, on fol. 
90 b . 287. Maulana Sairi of Mashhad, on fol. 90 b . 
288. Maulana Salami, whose real name was Shah 
Muhammad, on fol. 9 o b . 289. Sa'd-aldin Alala, on 
fol. 90 b . 290. 'Alambeg Suriiri of Kabul, a naukar 
under Jahangir, on fol. 90 b . 291. Mir Muhammad 
Hashim Sanjar, a son of Mir Haidar Mu'ammai Kashi, 
on fol. 9 o b . 292. Amir Nizam-aldin Ahmad Suhaili, 
one of Sultan Husain Mirzii's Amirs, on fol. 90 b . 

293. Saki Jara'iri, in Akbar's service, on fol. 91a 

294. 'Aziz-aldin Sami of Kazwin, on fol. 91a. 295. 
Mulla Muhammad Ibrahim Salik of Kazwin, went to 
India under Shahjahan,on fol. 91a. 2961 Mulla 'Ali Naki 
Sabik of Mazandaran, on fol. 91a. 297. Mir Sayyid 
'Ali, with the takhallus Sayyid, of Isfahan, went to 

India under 'Alamgir, on fol. 91a. 298. Siraj-aldin 
Minhaj, on fol. 91a margin. 299. Muhammad Ahsan 
Sami', on fol. 91a margin. 300. Salik of Yazd, on fol. 
9i b . 301. Sa'ida Nakshband of Yazd, lived under 
Shah Sulaiman at Isfahan, on fol. 9i b . 302. Mirza. 
Sa'id, on fol. 9i b . 303. Saili of Khurasan, on fol. 9i b . 
304. Shah Hasan Arghun Sipahi, on fol. 9i b . 305. 
Maulana Sarwi, on fol. 9i b . 306. Khwajah Sa'd Gul 
of Shiraz, was buried near Sa'di, on fol. 9i b . 307. 
Sultan Muhammad of Kumm, under Shah 'Abbas, on 
fol. 92 a . 308. Sanjari Zahira of Khwansar, on fol. 92 s . 
309. Mulla Sairi of Gulpayagan, on fol. 92 s1 . 310. Mir 
Husain Sahwi of Tabriz, on fol. 92a. 31 1. Sa'itlai 
Sarmad, died as a martyr and was buried near the great 
mosque of Shahjahanabad, on fol. 92a. 312. Sa'ira, of 
Mashhad, went to Isfahan under Shah Sulaiman, on 
fol. 92 b . 313. Kurbau 'Alibeg of Kazwin, called Sag-i- 
lawand (see p. 225, no. 427), on fol. 93 s . 314. Maulana 
Sa'ldl, the cup-maker, on fol. 93a. 315. Sayyid 'Ali- 
khan, went to India under 'Alamgir, on fol. 93a. 316. 
Lutf 'Alibeg Sami, the son of Isma'ilbeg the Circassian, on 
fol. 93 a . 31 7. Muhammad Afdal Sarkhwush 'Alamgiri, 
on fol. 93a. 318. Zahid 'Alikhan Sakha, the son of Mirzii 
Sa'd-aldin of Rai, on fol. 93''. 319. Mir Sanad Kashi, on 
fol. 93 b . 320. Sati' of Kashmir, died at Shahjahanabad, 
a little before this anthology was compiled, on fol. 93 b . 
321. Hakim Sharaf-aldin Hasan Shifa'i, on fol. 93 1 '. 322. 
Amir Shahi of Sabzwar, his real name was Aka, Malik, 
his father was of Fimzkuh, on fol. 96K 323. Mirza 
Sharaf Zaman bin Kadi Jahan Saifi Husaini of Kazwin, 
on fol. 99 a . 324. Aka. Arjasp Shapur of Taharan, 
whose first takhallus was Firibi, on fol. ioo b . 325. 
Maulana Shahidi of Kumm, was killed in Gujarat, on 
fol. ioi a . 326. Maulana Sharif of Tabriz, a pupil of 
Lisani of Shiraz, on fol. ioi b . 327. Maulana Sharaf- 
aldin Bafiki, on fol. io2 a . 328. Sharaf-aldin 'Ali of 
Yazd, a friend of Timur, on fol. i02 a . 329. Nasf Aka 
Shan! Taklu (ji£j"), under Shah 'Abbas, on fol. I02 b . 

330. Muhammad Ibrahim Shaukat of Isfahan, went to 
India and was killed there by a young Hindu, on fol. 1 o 2 b . 

331. Maulana Muhammad 'Ali Sakkaki of Shiraz, with 
the takhallus Shikib, on fol. I02 b . 332. Maulana 
Shahri, on fol. I03 a . 333. Abu - alfawaris Shah 
Shuja Muzaffari, on fol. 103a. 334. Shadman, on 
fol. 103 s . 335. Amir Husain Shuhiidi of Isfahan, 
on fol. i03 a . 336. Shaikhzada Purani, a son of Shaikh 
Abu Sa'id, on fol. 103a. 337. Shah Murad of Khwan- 
sar, on fol. 103a. 338. Shamili, on fol. i03 b . 339. 
Maulana Shuja Kashi, on fol. 103''. 340. Mir Shuja- 
aldin Mahmud of Isfahan, on fol. 103 11 . 341. Shaikh 
Rubai, contemporary with Shah Tahmasp, on fol. I03 b . 
342. Khwajah Shu'aib of Jiishkau, on fol. 104a. 343. 
Mirza, Muhammad Sharif of Taharan, a son 6f Mirza 
Ghivath-aldin Muhammad I'timad-aldaulah, who be- 
longed to Jahangir's Amirs, on fol. 104a. 344. Maulana 
Nizam-aldin Ahmad Shanni in Shah 'Abbas' time, on 
fol. io4 a . 345. Shu'uri of Nishapur, on fol. 104a. 
346. Shikibi of Rai, on fol. i04 a . 347. Shauki of 
Yazd, a descendant of the wazir Khwajah Rashid, on 
fol. I04 a . 348. Mulla, Shaida of Akbarabad, under 
Shahjahan, on fol. io4 b . 349. Malik Shuja of Sistan, 
on fol. i04 b . 350. Mir Sayyid Muhammad Shu'lah of 

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Isfahan, a son of Mir Safi Tabtb, on fol. i04 b . 351. 
Shaukat of Bukhara, on fol. 104A 352. Hakim Shaikh 
Husain Shuhrat, went from Shiraz to India under 
Alamgir, on fol. io5 a . 353. Mirza Muhammad 'Ali 
Sa'ib of Tabriz, on fol. 105a. 354. Mir Saidi of Taha- 
ran, went to India under Shahjahan, and entered the 
service of Jahanara Begam, on fol. io8 a . 355. Mau- 
lana Saburi of Tabriz, son of Karabeg the goldsmith, 
on fol. io8 b . 356. Sadiki of Harat, one of Akbar's 
panegyrists, on fol. 109*. 357. Sadr-aldin Muhammad, 
on fol. io9 a . 358. Muhammad Salih, on fol. i09 a . 
359. Mirza Sadik, cousin to Mirza, Nizamdast-i- 
ghaib of Shiraz, on fol. 109 11 . 360. Sabuhi of Samar- 
kand, on fol. i09 a . 361. Maulana Safa'i of Khurasan, 
on fol. I09 a . 362. Khwajah Muhammad Mirak Salihi 
of Khurasan, under Shah Tahmasp, on fol. io9 b . 363. 
Maulana of Shiraz, on fol. 109b. 364. Maulana 
Sabiri, on fol. 109^. 365. Maulana Husain Sabuhi, a 
very skilful musician, on fol. ic>9 b . 366. Amir Ruzba- 
hau Sabri of Isfahan, on fol. ic>9 b . 367. Khwajah 
Baha-aldin Sabir, on fol. no a . 368. Maulana Sarfi of 
Sawa, a pupil of Mulla Muhtasham Kashi, on fol. 
no a . 369. Jalal-aldin Hasan Sala'i, under Shah 
Abbas, on fol. no b . 370. Maulana San'i, on fol. no b . 
371. Maulana San'ati, under Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 
uo b . 372. Maulana Muhammad Sadik Tausarkani 
(^Ji\Sj~,jJ), Mirza Muhammad Waki'nawis' nephew, 
on fol. 1 io b . 373. Siidikibeg Afshar.was in Shah Abbas' 
service, on fol. no b . 374. Mirza Salih of Tabriz, 
on fol. no b . 375. Masihai Kashi Sahib, was attached 
to 'Alamgir, on fol. no b . 376. Shamsai Safir of 
Tabriz, on fol. in a . 377. Damiri of Isfahan, under 
Shah Tahmasp, on fol. in a . 378. Khwajah 'ALi-aldin 
Sani'i, on fol. m a margin. 379. Ali Muhammad 
Diya'i of Multan, on fol. m b . 380. Shaikh Nizam 
Damiri of Balgram, on fol. ni b . 381. Shah Diya- 
aldin of Kirman, on fol. H2 a . 382. Mir Nizam Diya'i 
of Nishapur, on fol. H2 a . 383. Mir Muhammad Tahir 
of Talakan, on fol. ii2 a . 384. Talib Amuli, cousin of 
Rukn-aklin Mas'iid Masih of Kashan, on fol. H2 b . 
385. Tughra of Mashhad, went to India under Shahjahan, 
on fol. 113". 386.Tusi Khurasani, a panegyrist of Babar, 
on fol. 1 i3 b . 387. Mir Muhammad Tahir, on fol. 114a. 
388. Mir Abd-al'ali Tali',' on fol. ii4 a . 389. Shah 
Tahmasp ibn Shah Isma'il Safawi, on fol. 1 14". 390. 
Maulana Talib of Jajarm, flourished in Shiraz, buried 
near the foot-end of Hafiz, on fol. 1 14 s . 391. Tahir of 
the Dakhau, on fol. 1 I4 a . 392. Baba Talib of Isfahan, 
on fol. 1 i4 a margin. 393. Tahiri of Nain, one of Shah 
'Abbas' pages, on fol. 1 i4 b . 394. Tahir 'Attar of Mash- 
had, a pupil of Ummati Turbati, on fol. ii4 b . 395. 
Ta if of Yazd, on fol. 1 14b. 396. Tahirbeg of Ardastan, 
on fol. 1 i4 b . 397. Tabkhi.a cook of Kazwin, on fol. 1 1 4 b . 
398. Maulana Tab'i of Simnan, on fol. H4 b . 399. 
Talib of Gilan, on fol. 1 15='. 400. Kamal-aldin Tab'i of 
Sistan, on fol. n5 a . 401. Mir Tarzi of Shiraz,' on fol. 
H5 a . 402. Tufaili of Hisar, on fol. U5 a . 403. Mu- 
hammad Ibrahim Tului of Kashmir, on fol. 1 15 11 . 404. 
Hakim Abu Talib' of Tabriz, attached to Shah Abbas, 
on fol. 115a. 405. Maulana Taufi of Tabriz, under 
Shah Tahmasp, on fol. ii5 b . 406. Mirza Tahir Tau- 
sarkani (^l^lyj), on fol. 1 i5 b . 407. Tulu'i of Khwan- 

sar, on fol. H5 b . 408. Tab'i of Kazwin, a pupil of 
Hakim Shifai, on fol. H5 b . 409. Mirza 'Abd-albaki, 
with the takhallus Tabib, on fol. H5 b . 410. Maulana 
Zuhiiri of Tarshiz, on fol. n6 a . 411. Maulana Zahir- 
aldin Tahir ibn Muhammad Faryabi, lived under Kizil 
Arslan, on fol. n8 a . 412. Maulana Muhammadbeg 
Zarifi, went to India under Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 
n8 b . 413. Zahir allahiji, contemporary with Shah 
Sulaiman, on fol. n8 b . 414. Maulana Jamal-aldin 
'Urfi of Shiraz, died a.h. 998, on fol. 119". 415. 
Shaikh Fakhr-aldin Ibrahim 'Iraki of Hamadan, was at 
first a pupil of Shihab-aldin 'Umar Suhrawardi's, after- 
wards of Shaikh Baha-aldin Zakarya of Multan, on fol. 
i2 2 b . 416. 'Abd-alwasi' jabali, in the service of Bah- 
ramshah bin Mas'iid bin Muhammad Ghaznawi, on fol. 
I2 3 b . 417. Shaikh Farid-aldin Attar, on fol. 124 s . 
418. Ni'matkhan 'Ali, a native of Shiraz, but grew up 
and flourished in India in Alamgir's service, on fol. 
I25 a . 419. Azimai of Nishapur, a son of Mulla. 
Kaidi, who was a nephew of Mulla Naziri, on fol. 1 25 b . 
420. Muhammad Mu'min Azmi of Shiraz, on fol. 
125''. 421. Khwajah 'Ismat of Bukhara, on fol. 12 5 b . 
422. Sayyid 'Ala-aldin, with the takhallus 'Ala, lived 
at Oudh, on fol. I25 b . 423. Khwajah 'Abd-alrahim 
Abid, Hved at Dihli, on fol. 126". 424. Shah Muham- 
mad 'Arif of Shiraz, on fol. I26 a . 425. Kadi 'Abd- 
alkhalik of j J; i£, on fol. i2 6 a . 426. Shaikh Aziz- 
aldin Nasafi, a Sufi, on fol. i26 a . 427. Mir Abd- 
alwahhab Tuayati of Isfahan, on fol. 126 11 . 428. Ali- 
kulibeg Turkman ibn Sultan Khalifah, on fol. 126". 
429. H u kim Tmadi of Ghazna, a panegyrist of Tmad- 
aldaulah Dailami, on fol. I2 6 a . 430. Maulana 'Arif, 
under Sultan Husain Mirza, on fol. i26 b . 431. Mau- 
lana Tlmi, at the same time, on fol. 1 26 b . 432. 'Ubaid- 
allahkhau, padishah-i-Turan, son of Mahmud Sultan 
and grandson of Shah Budagh Sultan, on fol. I26 b . 
433. Maulana 'Ilmi of Khurasan, on fol. 126''. 434. 
Shaikh 'Imad-aldin Fakih of Kirman, under Shah 
Shuja, on fol. i26 b . 435. Amir 'Isalang, one of the 
Tarkhan Amirs, on fol. 1271. 436. Kadi Masih-aldin 
'Isa of Sawa, under Sultan Ya'kub, on fol. i27 a . 437. 
Mir 'Arif of Yazd, on fol. 127^ 438. Maulana Ali of 
Bukhara, on fol. 127". 439. Aridi of Isfahan, on fol. 
I27 a . 440. Maulana Ashiki of Sistan, attached to 
Badi'-alzaman, the governor of Sistan, on fol. i27 b . 

441. Shaikh Bayazid Arif of Bukhara, on fol. i27 b . 

442. 'Abd-alsalam, called Kadiziida of Samarkand, on 
fol. I2 7 b . 443. Abdi of Gunabad, was in Sultan Ibra- 
him Mirza Jahl Safawi's service, on fol. 127''. 444. 
'Abdi of Abarkuh, under Shah Tahmasp, on fol. I2 7 b . 
445. Mir Abd-alhusain, on fol. i27 b . 446. Hasanbeg 
'Itabi Taklu, was blind, on fol. i27 b . 447. Tahmasp 
Kulibeg 'Arshi, under Isma'il Mirza, on fol. I28 a . 
448. Mir Azmi Kashi, on fol. I28 a . 449. Mirza. 
Jani 'Izzati of Kazwin, on fol. I28 a . 450. Maulana 
'Ahdi, under Shah Tahmasp, on fol. i28 a . 451. Mau- 
lana Ali Ahmad of Dihli, on fol. I28 a . 452. 'Ubaid 
Zakani, on fol. 1 28 a . 453. Karam-allahkhan Ashik, on 
fol. i28 a . 454. Mir Muhammad Tahir, with the takh- 
allus Alawi, on fol. i28 a . 455. Arab Aka, of Kirman, 
a dervish, on fol. 1 28 b . 456. Aka Ali, son of Khwajah 
Abd-alsamad of Gilan, on fol. i28 b . 457. Mir 'Imad 




Khwushnawis (the fair writer) of Kazwln, under Shah 
'Abbas, on fol. I28 b . 458. Nasir 'Ali, a native of 
Sahrind (so distinctly written here ; comp. Sprenger, 
Catal., p. 329), lived at Dihli, on fol. i28 b . 459. 'Ali 
'Azim, a son of Nasir 'Ali, lived at Shahjahanabad, on 
fol. 129 s1 . 460. Mulla. Ghairat of Hamadan, on fol. 
129". 461. Muhammad Tahir Ghani of Kashmir, on 
fol. i29 b . 462. Maulana Ghazali of Mashhad, was in 
the service of the Khanzaman, Bahadurkhan, and Akbar, 
on fol. I30 a . 463. Ghazi Kalandar, flourished at the 
end of Tahmilsp's reign, on fol. 130*. 464. Maulana 
Gharibi of Transoxania, on fol. 130''. 465. Maulana 
Ghubari of Ardastan, on fol. I30 b . 466. Ghuniri 
Kashi, went to India, on fol. i30 b . 467. Mir 'Abd- 
alghani of Tafrush, a pupil of Shaikh Abu-alkiisim 
Kazaruni, with the takhallus Ghani, on fol. I30 b . 468. 
Pahlawan Sharaf Ghairati of Shiraz, on fol. I30 b . 
469. Ghiyath Kurhalwii'l ( J^U,/) of Shiraz, under 
Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 131a 470. Ghazali of Harat, on 
fol. i3i a . 471. Ghadanfar <Jj\^>, on fol. 131". 472. 
Muhammad Taki Ghafila Zahira of Talakan, under 
Shah 'Abbas II, on fol. 131a. 473. Mir 'Abd-alghani, 
attached to 'Abbas, on fol. 131 s . 474. Ghanimat of 
India, on fol. 131b. 475. Shaikh Farid-aldin Shakar- 
ganj, the spiritual teacher of Shaikh Nizam-aldin 
Auliya, on fol. i3i b . 476. Hakim Abu-alkasim Fir- 
dausi of Tiis, died at Tils a. h. 411 (a very interesting 
kasidah by him is given here in full length, edited and 
translated by Dr. H. Etke, in the Transactions of the 
Munich Academy, Sitzungsberichte der histor.-philos. 
Classe, 1873, pp. 635-640), on fol. I3i b . 477. Baba Fi- 
ghani of Shiraz, under Sultan Ya'kub, on fol.i3i b . 478. 
Shaikh Faidi ibn Shaikh Mubarak, a descendant of 
Kadi Hamid-aldin Nakuri, was in Akbar's service, on 
fol. i33 b . 479. Abu Turabbeg Firkati, the son of 
Mirza 'Alikhan of Anjudau; his first takhallus was 
Kami, on fol. 135a. 480. Mirza Fasihi Ansarl of 
Harat, contemporary with Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 1 ',;>''■ 
481. Maulana 'Abd-alrazzak Fayyad Lahiji (also 
Kummi), a pupil of Mulla Sadrai of Shiraz, on fol. 
136''. 482. Ciilabibeg Farigh, well known as the i^,\s 
of Tabriz, a pupil of Mulla Mirza Jan, on fol. 136 13 . 

483. Mukimai Fauji, the son of Mulla Kaidi, who was 
the nephew of Mulla, Naziri of Nishapiir, on fol. I36 b . 

484. Furughi 'Attar, on fol. 137a. 485. Mirza Nuri 
Fatwa, a nephew of Shaikh Baha-aldin, on fol. 137a. 
486. Fakirl of Tabriz, under Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 
137a. 487. Maulana Farighi, on fol. 137a. 488. Mau- 
lana 'Ali Faidi Turbati, on fol. 137b. 489. Fighani of 
Kashmir, went to India, on fol. I37 b . 490. Shaikh 
Abu-almuwahhid Farighi, the uncle of Shaikh Zain- 
aldin Khwafi, was in Humayun's service, on fol. I37 b . 
491. Jamilah Khanam Fasihah of Isfahan, contempo- 
rary with Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 137^. 492. Imam 
Muhammad Abu 'Abdalhvh ibn alhasan alkuraishi alta- 
mimi albakri Fakhr Razi, on fol. 137V 493. Amir 
Fadl-allah Musawi, on fol. 138a. 494. Kadi Ahmad 
Fighari of Asfara'in, contemporary with Shah Tahmasp, 
on fol. 138a. 495. Nizam-aldin Amir 'Alishir Fani, 
on fol. 138a. 496. Fahmi of Samarkand, on fol. 138a. 
497. Maulana Padishah Farighi of Tabriz, on fol. 138a. 

498. Mulla, 'Ali Asghar Fan4'l,went to India under Akbar, 
on fol. 138a. 499. Alshaikh alfadil al'arif alauhadi 
'Imad-aldin Fadl-allah of Mashhad, on fol. 138a margin. 
500. Farid-aldin Katib, on fol. 138a margin. 501. 
Fikrat of Shiraz, on fol. 138* margin. 502. Hakim 
Abu-alhasan Farrukhi, the pupil of 'Unsuri, on fol. 
139a. 503. Fakhr-aldin of Isfahan, on fol. 139a. 504. 
Maulana Farah-allah of Shushtar, on fol. 139a. 505. 
Ustad Najm-aldin Falaki of Shirwan, on fol. 139a. 
506. Mulla Fathi of Ardastan, on fol. 139a. 507. 
Faridunkhan, on fol. 139a. 508. Amir Kamahaldin 
Husain Fana'i of Harat, contemporary with Sultan 
Husain Mirza, on fol. 139a. 509. Farighi of Mar'ash, 
on fol. 139a. 510. Mir Fa'id of Natanza, on fol. 139*. 
511. Fardi of Mashhad, on fol. 139a. 512. Mir Mah- 
mud Fuzuni of Sabzwar, on fol. 139a. 513. Mahmiid- 
beg Fusuni of Tabriz, went to India, and entered into 
Jahangir's service, on fol. 139a. 514. Fuduli, on 
fol. 139a. 515. Fahmi of Kashan, a draper (^b^ 
^Pj^i), contemporary with Hatim Kashi, on fol. 139a. 
516. Mirza Muhammad 'Ali Furilgh, the son of Mirza 
Muhammad Rida, prince of Iran, on fol. I39 b . 517. 
Shaikh Ahmad Fana'i of Khalajan, on fol. I39 b . 518. 
Mulla Muhsin Faid, the nephew of Mulla Diya-aldin 
Kashi, and pupil of Mulla Sadrai of Shiraz, on fol. i39 b . 
5 1 9. Mirza Muhammad Fadil, a son of Muhammad Bakir 
Sadr, on fol. i39 b . 520. Mirza Mu'izz Fitrat, a son'of 
Mirza Fakhra of Kumm, under'Alamgir, on fol. 1 39 b . 52 1 . 
\l 11 SI lams-aldin Fakir' Abbasi of Dihli,on fol. 140a. 522. 
Haji Muhammad Jan Kudsi of Mashhad, was king of 
poets at Shahjahan's court, on fol. 1 40''. 523. Mulla Kaidi 
of Nishapur, a pupil of Mulla 'Izzati, went to India, 
and entered into Akbar's service, on fol. 142 11 . 524. 
Mulla Muhammad Kasim of Mashhad, went to India, 
on fol. i42 b . 525. Maulana Kirani of Mashhad, on fol. 
143''. 526. Shah Kasim-i- Anwar, whose name was 
Mu'in-aldin 'Ali, on' fol. 143''. 527. Kataran Ajali, 
under Sultan Sanjar; he was a native of Tabriz, and 
lived at Balkh, on fol. 143''. 528. Mulla Kausi of 
Harat, on fol. 144a. 529. Mirza Kasim ibn Mirza 
Murad of the Dakhan, one of Jahangir's Amirs, on fol. 
I44 b . 530. Nur-aldin Muhammad Karari of Gilan, 
the son of Maulana 'Abd-alrazzak, on fol. i44 b . 531. 
Kasim of Mazandaran, on fol. I44 b . 532. Maulana 
Kausi of Shushtar, on fol. I44 b . 533. Kurbi of Dania- 
wand, on fol. I44 b . 534. Kasimbeg Kismi Afshar, the 
son of Yaktashkhan, and pupil of Maulana Wahshi, 
on fol. 145a. 535. Mir Kiwam-aldin Nakib of Isfahan, 
on fol. 145a. 536. Maulana Kadimi j^buJ,on fol. 145a. 
537. Mir Ibrahim Kaniini, the son of Klnvajah Musa, on 
fol. 145a. 538. Maulana Kani'i, on fol. 145a. 539. 
Kadi Sanjani, a descendant of Shah Sanjan, on fol. 
I45 b . 540. Kasimkhan, son of Sharlfkhan of Tabriz, 
on fol. I45 b . 541. Maulana Katli of Bukhara, attached 
to 'Abd-al'azizkhan Uzbeg, on fol. I45 b . 542. 'Abd- 
alghanibeg Kabul of Kashmir, on fol. I45 b . 543. 
Mulla, Asad Kasid of Bukhara, on fol. I45 b . 544. 
Shah Muhammad Panah Kabil, lived at Shahjahanabad, 
on fol. I45 b . 545. Kasimi of Ardastan, on fol. I45 b 
margin. 546. Siraj-aldin of Kazwin, with the takhallus 
Kumri, on fol. I45 b margin. 547. Kasimkhan, on fol. 
i45 b margin. 548. Shaikh Kamal Khujandi, died 




a.h. 792, on fol. 146*. 549. Maulana Muhammad ibn 
'Abdallah Katibi of Nishapur, the panegyrist of Timur, 
Shahrukh Mirza and Baisunghar Mirza, on fol. i47 a . 
550. Kamal-aldtn Isma'U of Isfahan, with the epithet 
Khallak-alma'ani, on fol. 148*. 551. AbuTalib Kalim, 
went to India under Shahjahan, on fol. I50 a . 552. 
Hasanbeg Kirami, of the Sharnlii tribe, was in Jahan- 
gir's service, on fol. 152 s1 . 553. Maulana Kasim Kahi 
of Kabul, was in his early youth a pupil of Maulana 
J ami, on fol. i52 a . 554. Kubadbeg Kaukabi, a native 
of Karaj, went to India under Jahangir, on fol. 152 11 . 
555. Maulana Kalami of Isfahan, the brother of Sa- 
lami, on fol. 152 1 '. 556. 'Abd-alrahim Kamgu of 
Kashmir, on fol. 152b. 557. Maulana Kasib of Yazd, 
on fol. 152b 558. Maulana Mir 'All, with the takhallus 
Katib, contemporary with Sultan Husain Mirza, on fol. 
i,52 b . 559. Maulana Kashi of Mashhad, on fol. I53 a . 
560. Amir Khwajah Kalan of Transoxania, became 
governor of Kandahar under Babar, on fol. i53 a . 561. 
Mulla Kaka of Kazwin, on fol. 153*. 562. Maulana 
Kisra Kashi, a descendant of Ahli Shirazi, on fol. I53 a . 

563. Kami of Sabzwar, went to India, on fol. I53 a . 

564. Kami Lahiji, on fol. I53 a . 565. Mulla Kamal- 
aldin Husain, on fol. i53 a margin. 566. Maulana 
Kamali of Sabzwar, under Shah Abbas, on fol. i53 b . 
567. Karamt Kashi, on fol. 153 1 '. 568. Muhammad 
Kazirn of Kumm, a pupil of Mirza, Muhammad Sa'ld, 
on fol. 153 1 '. 569. Kaifi of Sistan, went to India 
under Jahangir, on fol. Ig3 b . 570. Mirza, Kamran 
Guya, brother of Mirza Darab Jiiya, on fol. I53 b . 571. 
Maulana Lisani of Shiraz, teacher of Maulana Sharif of 
Tabriz, on fol. 153b. 572. Hakim La'ik of Balkh, in 
the service of Imam Kulikhan, on fol. I54 b . 573. 
Lntfi of Shiraz, on fol. 154b. 574. Kadi Lutf-allah of 
Bukhara, was professor at the madrasah of 'Abd-al- 
'azizkhan, on fol. I54 b . 575. Agha Latif of Isfahan, on 
fol. 154 15 . 576. Maulana Lutfi of Mashhad, on fol. 
i54 b . 577. Maulana Muhtasham Kashi, under Shah 
Isma'il and Shah Tahmasp, died A. h. 996, on fol. 154''. 
578. Hakim Rukn-aldin Mas'ud Masih Kashani, a son of 
Hakim Nizam-aldin Ali, was in Shah Abbas' service, 
and the teacher of Sa'ib, on fol. i56 b . 579. Maulana 
Shaikh Abu Hayat Mant of Shiraz, contemporary with 
Shah Isma'il, on fol. i57 b . 580. Maulana Mirza, Mu- 
hammad Majdhub of Tabriz, on fol. i58 a . 581. Mirza 
Kuli Maili, under Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 159*. 582. 
Maulana Malik of Kumm ; Zuhiiri was his pupil and 
son-in-law, on fol. i6o a . 583. Mirza Malik Mashriki 
of Mashhad, under Shah 'Abbas, on fol. i6o b . 584. 
Mirza Muhammad Mukhlis Kashi, on fol. 16 i a . 585. 
Murtada Kuli, on fol. i6i a . 586. Mulla Mufid of 
Balkh, went to India under 'Alamgir, on fol. i6i b . 
587. Murshid Yazdajirdi, was in Mirza, Ghazi's service, 
on fol. i6i'\ 588. Mulla Mufrad of Hamadan, spent 
the greater part of his life at Isfahan, under Shah 
Sulaiman, on fol. i62 b . 589. Mahshari of Nishapur, on 
fol. i62 b . 590. Sultan Mustafa Mirza ibn Shah Tah- 
masp, the brother of Shah Isma'il II, on fol. i62 b . 
591. Musawwir of Kashan, on fol. i62 b . 592. Muzaffar 
Husain Kashi, with the takhallus Muzaffar, a dervish, 
on fol. i62 b . 593. Malikt of Sirkan, on fol. 162 1 '. 
594. Mushfiki of Bukhara, was under 'Abdallakkhan 
the king of poets of Turkistan, on fol. i63 a . 595. 

Malik Taifur of Anjudan, brother of Mirza Dai, on 
fol. l63 a . 596. Mir Muhsin of Mashhad, in Akbar's 
service, on fol. i63 a . 597. Pahlawan Madhaki of Isfa- 
han, under Shah Tahmasp, on fol. i63 a . 598. Munasib 
of Kashmir, on fol. 163*'. 599. Shaikh Muhammad 
Shirin Maghribl, on fol. i63 b . 600. Muhsin of Kashan, 
on fol. i63 b 601. Mihnati, on fol. 163 15 . 602. Mah- 
shari of Khwansar, on fol. i63 b . 603. Mirza Mukim 
of Isfahan, in the service of Shah Sulaiman, on fol. 
i64 a . 604. Hasanbeg Shakar Oghlii, with the takhal- 
lus Mukimi, on fol. 164*. 605. Khwajah Mas'iidbeg of 
Bukhara, on fol. i64 a . 606. Mai-i-Kalal, under Jahan- 
gir, on fol. i64 a . 607. Khwajah Majd-aldin Hamgar 
Farsi, contemporary with At.lbeg Sa'd bin Abu Bakr 
Zangi, on fol. 1 64 s . 608. Amir Fakhr-aldin Mas'ud 
ibn Abi Bahman alkirmani, on fol. i64 a . 609. Khwa- 
jah Mu'in-aldin Cishti alsijzi, went from Gisht to 
India, and settled in Ajmir, on fol. 164 1 '. 610. Pica 
Mahtl, Sultan Sanjar's sweetheart, on fol. i64 b . 611. 
Majlisi of Harat, on fol. i64 b . 612. Darwish Majnun 
of Samarkand, on fol. i64 b . 613. Muhammad Mu'min 
Mirza ibn Sultan Husain Mirza, on fol. i65 a . 614. 
Maulana Mu'ln! of Shiraz, on fol. i6s a . 615. Mir 
Makbul of Kumm, at the time of Sultan Husain Mirza, 
on fol. i65 a . 616. Khwajah Mansur of Tus, on fol. 
i65 a . 617. Kadi Mirzikla, onfol. i65 a . 
of Kashan, on fol. 165*. 619. Mubarak Shirin, on fol. 
i65 a . 620. Maulana Majd-aldin of Khwaf, went to 
India, and was received at Akbar's court, on fol. i65 b . 
621. Maulana Mas'ud of Harat, author of a mathnawl 


J 3 

uys, and of a munazarah -.J, ;_,., » .*., on fol. 

165''. 622. Mulla Majlisi of Isfahan, a pupil of Muh- 
tasham Kashi, on fol. 165''. 623. Kulikhanbeg Mujiim 
bin Hasan Sultan Shamlii, on fol. i65 b . 624. Darwish 
Maksud Tirgar (the arrow-maker) of Harat, on fol. 
165b. 625. Maulana Malik of Khwaf, on fol. i66 a . 
626. Mahwi of Hamadan, with his real name Mir 
Mughith-aldin, under Shah 'Abbas, on fol. i66 a . 627. 
Masih, a piece-broker, of Shiraz, on fol. i66 a . 628. 
Maulana 'Abd-al'ali Mahwi of Ardabil, under Shah 
'Abbas, on fol. i66 a . 629. Maulana Muhammad Sufi 
of Mazandaran, went to India, and died in Kashmir in 
Jahangir's time, on fol. i66 a . 630. Maulana Muham- 
mad Hadi, under Shah Tahmasp, on fol. i66 b . 631. 
Khwajah Mahmiid, contemporary with Tahmasp, on 
fol. i66 b . 632. Muradi Bafiki, elder brother of Mau- 
lana Wahshi, on fol. i66 b . 633. Mir Muhammad 
Ma'sum of Kashan, son of Mir Haidar Mu'amma'i, on 
fol. i66 b . 634. Maksadi of Sawa, on fol. 167 11 . 635. 
Maulana Mazhari of Kashmir, contemporary with Muh- 
tasham Kashi and Wahshi Bafiki, on fol. 167". 636. 
Malik Mahmud bin Malikshah of India, on fol. 167a. 
637. Maulana Maksud Khurda Kashi, contemporary 
with Muhtasham, on fol. i67 a . 638. Maulana Malik 
Muhammad of Tun, on fol. 167a. 639. Maulana Mul- 
hami of Tabriz, was in the service of the governor of 
his town, Pir Budakkhan, on fol. i67 b . 640. Muham- 
mad Sultan, younger brother of Muhammad Amin 
Sultan Turkman, on fol. 167''. 641. Maulawi Sistani, 
i.e. Haji Ahmad, on fol. i67 b . 642. Mawali, on fol. 
i67 b 643. Maluli of Isfahan, i.e. Khalifah Asad- 
allah, on fol. i67 b . 644. Murtada Kulikhan, son of 




Hasan Shanilu, became governor of Kumm under Shah 
Sulaiman, on fol. 167k 645. Isma'il Munsif, son of 
Shainsa of Shiraz, on fol. i68 a . 646. Mahdari of Rama- 
dan, under Shah Sulaiman, on fol. i68 a . 647. Muham- 
mad Mu'min, a native of Damaghan, spent his life at 
Shiraz, on fol. i68 a . 648. Muhsina, of Shiraz, com- 
panion of Muhammad Sabtihi, on fol. i68 a . 649. Wall 
Muhammadkhin Masrur, one of the Shiimlu-Amirs, on 
fol.i68 a . 650. Mir Muhammad Said Muhit of Isfahan, on 
fol. i68 a . 651. Munir of Lahur, under 'Alamgir, on fol. 
l68 v '. 652. Mukhtar Slmstani, on fol. i68 b . 653. 
Amir Musabbab of Mashhad, on fol. i68 b . 654. 
Majnun al'amiri, whose real name was Kais, on fol. 
168k 655. Maulana Muhammad Mustafa of India, on 
fol. 1 68b. 656. Rai J,jj Mukhlis, lived at Dihli, on 
fol. 1 681'. 657. Tajbeg Mamnun Shahjahanpuri, on 
fol. 169A 658. Shaikh Abd-alrida, Matin, of Arabian 
extraction, born at Isfahan, on fol. 169". 659. Mirza 
Janjiinan Mazhar, lived at Dihli, on fol. 169". 660. Mirza 
Majidai of Shushtar, went from Iran to India, and served 
the grand wazir Nawwab Abu-almansurkhan Bahadur 
Safdarjang, on fol. l69 a margin. 661. Mir Madhush, 
brother of Mir Jalal-aldin Siyadat, lived at Lahur under 
'Alamgir, on fol. i6g a margin. 662. Mubtala, the 
author of this tadhkirah, on fol. l69 b . 663. Shaikh 
Nizam-aldin Abu Ahmad Nizami of Ganja, on fol. i7o a . 
664. Sayyid Nur-aldin Ni'mat-allah "Wall of Kirman, 
on fol. i7o b . 665. Shaikh Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn 
Ali Nizam-aldin Auliya, a pupil of Shaikh Farld-aldin 
Shakharganj (sugar - treasure) and spiritual guide of 
Amir Khusrau and Khwajah Hasan of Dihli, on fol. 
17 i a . 666. Hakim Nizam-aklin of Kashan, a cele- 
brated physician of Shah Tahmasp's time, on fol. 171k 
667. Maulana Naziri of Nishapur, whose name was 
Muhammad Husain, on fol. 171k 668. Shaikh Ali 
Naki of Kamarah, on fol. 175k 669. Shah Nisbat! of 
Tkanisar, on fol. 177a. 670. Maulana Nisbati of Mash- 
had, under Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 17 7 11 . 671. Mirzii. 
Nizam Dast-i-ghaib of Shiraz, under Shah Abbas, on fol. 
17 7 n . 672. Kadi Nur-aldin Muhammad of Isfahan, 
commonly called Kadi Nur, a pupil of Khwajah Afdal- 
aklin Muhammad Turk of Isfahan, on fol. 177k 673. 
Nithari of Tabriz, under Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 177k 
674. Niyazi of Balkh, son of Maulana Sayyid Ali of 
Bukhara, on fol. I78 a . 675. Nafi' of Kumm, whose 
name was Aka Bakir, a cook, on fol. 1 78 a . 676. Mulla 
Ibrahim Nasir of Shiraz, on fol. i78 a . 677. Aka, 
Husain Naji, one of 'Alamgir's munshis, on fol. i78 a . 
678. Nizam Kulagh of Kazwin, on fol. i78 a . 679. 
Maulana Nargisi, on fol. i78 a . 680. Nawidi of Tur- 
bat, on fol. 178k 681. Najafi,on fol. 178k 682. Shaikh 
Ahmad Abu-aljanab Najm-aldin Kubra, on fol. 178k 
683. Maulana Ni'mati, flourished after Sultan Husain's 
time, on fol. 178k 684. Nazml of Isfahan, on fol. 
178k 685. Baba Nasibi of Gilan, on fol. 178k 686. 
Maulana Nadim of Gilan, under Shah Abbas, on fol. 
I79 a . 687. Nidai of Yazd, quoted by Taki Auhadi, on 
fol. i79 a . 688. Mulla, Nithari of Tun, on fol. i79 a . 
689. Nasira of Hamadan, contemporary with Shaikh 
Baha-aldin Muhammad, on fol. 1 7 9 a . 690. Nurbakhsh, 
on fol. 1 79 a . 691. Maulana Muhammad Rida Nau'i of 
jjLi^ja. (Sprenger spells it Khabushan), the author 

of the mathuawijIjJTj^w and a s^»li .iLo, on fol. i79 a . 
692. Pica Nihani, on fol. i8o a . 693. Maulana Niki of 
Isfahan, on fol. i8o a . 694. Mulla Nazim of Harat, 
was in Abbas Kulikhan's service, on fol. i8o a . 695. 
Muhammad Husain Nauras, lived in Isfahan, on fol. 
i8o a . 696. Mir Zain al'abidin Nasha' of Isfahan, on 
fol. i8o a . 697. Mir Nasibi Nurbakhshi of Shiraz, on 
fol. i8o a . 698. Maulana Nauras of Kaz\vin, joined 
the service of the 'Adilshahs in the Dakhan, on fol. 
i8o a . 699. Maulana Nutki of Nishapur, contemporary 
with Haji Muhammad Jan Kudsi, on fol. i8o a . 700. 
Maulana Haji Nigahiof Harat, on fol. i8o a . 701. Sayyid 
Nizam Ghurrah, on fol. i8o a . 702. Nihani, sister of 
Khwajah Afdal, councillor of Sultan Husain Mirza, on 
fol. 1 80k 703. Mir Najat, whose name was Abd-al'al, 
on fol. 1 80k 704. Maulana Wahsbi Bafiki, contem- 
porary with Muhtasham, on fol. i8i a . 705. Maulana 
AYali Dasht Bayadi, contemporary with Khwajah 
Husain Thanai, on fol. 183*. 706. Mirza Tahir "VVahid 
of Kazwin, the wazir of Shah Sulaiman, on fol. i84 a . 
707. Mir Sharaf-aldin Alikhan, with the takhallus 
Wafa, on fol. 184k 708. Khwajah Walihi of Bukhara, 
called Khwajah 'Attar, on fol. 1 86k 709. Wafa'i of 
Mashhad, on fol. 186k 710. Mir Walihi of Kumm, on 
fol. 1 86k 711. Maulana Wahshi of Jushkan, on fol. 
i87 a . 712. Maulana Wasfi, one of the old poets, on 
fol. i87 a . 713. Wafai of Isfahan, on fol. i87 a . 714. 
Wala'i of Sistan, whose name was Mir Haji Muhammad, 
on fol. 187°. 715. Mir Shah Taki, with the takhallus 
Wajid (or rather "Wahid) of Isfahan, under Shah 
Sulaiman, on fol. 187k 716. Mulla Warithi, brother 
of Kami of Sabzwar, on fol. 187k 717. Maulana Wu- 
ku't of Tabriz, on fol. 187k 718. Walikhan of Karaj, 
on fol. 187k 719. Najaf KulibegWali, was in the service 
of the daughter of Shah Abbas, on fol. 187k 720. 
Mirza, Muhammad Rafi' Waiz of Razwin, the author of 
the ^jLll uJy.l, on fol. i88 a . 721. Imam Kulibeg 
Warasta (iu-ylj) of Rai under Shah Abbas II, on fol. 
1 88". 722. Talib Wazir, on fol. i88 a . 723. Mirza 
Imam Kuli Wahshat, brother of Khalilkhan Bakhti- 
yari, on' fol. i88 a . 724. Sayyid Hasan Waiz, on fol. 
i88 a margin. 725. 'Ali Kuhkhan, with the takhallus 
Walih, attached to Muhammadshah in India, on fol. 
1 88k 726. Maulana Muhammad Wajih Nizama- 
badi Jaunpuri, a pupil of Mulla Nizam-aldin of Lakh- 
nau, on fol. i89 a . 727. Mirza Muhammad 'Ali Wafa 
of Iran, on fol. 189k 728. Maulana Badr-aldin Hilali, 
in Amir 'Alishir's service, born at Astarabad, on fol. 
189k 729. Amir Humayun of Asfara'in, was in Sultan 
Ya'kub's service, on fol. I92 a . 730. Khwajah Humam- 
al.lin of Tabriz, a pupil of Khwajah Nasir-aldin of Tus, 
and contemporary with Sa'di.on fol. 194°. 731. Hashimi 
of Kashan, whose name was Mir Nizam-aldin, on fol. 
194k 732. Khwajah Hashimi, a descendant of Khwajah 
Tsmat-allah Bukhari, on fol. 194k 733. Shams-aldin 
Hashimi of Isfahan, on fol. 194k 734. Sayyid Hashimi, 
a gold-beater {J^f), on fol. 194k 735. Hijri of 
Kumm, a sword-maker, on fol. 194k 736. Mirza Hadi, 
son of Mirza Mu'in-aldin Muhammad Farsi, was wazir of 
Kirman under Shah Sulaiman, on fol. 194k 737. Mir 
Abu-alhashim of Abarkuh, with the takhallus Hashim, 




on fol. 195". 738. Maulana Hawai, brother of Maulana 
Mashriki of Mashhad, on fol. io5 a . 739. Humai of 
Astarabad, on fol. I05 a . 740. Maulana Halaki of 
Haniadan, on fol. 195*. 741. Mirza, Abu 'All Hatif, 
grandson of Mirza Isma'il Ima, (UjI) of Isfahan, was 
attached to Nawwab Abu-almansiirkhan Safdarjang Ba- 
hadur, on fol. i95 a . 742. Mir Yahya Kashi, was the 
chief of Shahjahan's library, on fol. 195b. 743. Mau- 
lana Yari of Astarabad, on fol. 195b. 744. Kadi Yahya 
Lahiji, went to India under Shahjahan, on fol. I95 b . 
745. Yar Muhammad Rakhna, was in the service of 
Sultan Husain Mirzas son, on fol. 196 s1 . 746. Khwajah 
Yusuf, son of Khwajah Rukn-aldin, who was a descen- 
dant of Abu Sa'id bin Abu-alkhair, on fol. 196*. 
747. Kadi Abdallah Yakini Lahiji, the uncle of Kadi 
Yahya, on fol. i96 a . 748. Maulana Yar! of Yazd, on 
fol. i96 a . 749. Maulana Yamini of Simnan, under 
Shah Tahmasp, on fol. I96 a . 750. Mahmud Yazdajirdi, 
with the takhallus Yatim, on fol. 1961. 751. Mir 
Yilnus of Abhar, went to India, on fol. 196 s . 752. 
Shaikh Ya'kiib of Kashmir, on fol. 196 11 margin. 753. 
Tmad Yarak, a physician's son of Kazwin, on fol. 196b. 
754. Ahmad Yarkhan Yakta, son of Allahyarkhan of 
Turkistan, went to India, on fol. 196b. 755. Taracand 
Yakta, lived at Dihli, on fol. 196b. , 

Ff. 1-197, two columns, each 11. 15 ; large and distinct Nasta'- 
lik ; illuminated frontispiece ; the first two pages richly adorned ; 
all the margin with gold arabesques ; very fine ornaments are 
also found on the last page ; gilt edges ; binding in red and gold ; 
size, 1 1 in. by 6f in. [Elliot 247.] 


Majma'-alnafa'is (<_rJUJI x^s?). 
Collection of precious things, a tadhkirah of Persian 
poets by Siraj-aldin Alikkan Arzu, who composed it 
a.h. 1164 = a.d. 1750-51, comp. Sprenger, Catal., 
p. 132 tf. It contains 1419 biographies and poetical 
_Begiuning : \j u b; ^3 } ^3 ^bj 6 ^L. 

No date. 

Ff. 262, 11. 1S-25 ; careless and very inelegant Nasta'lik, badly 
written throughout; size, u| in. by 8 J in. [Elliot 399.] 


Khazana-i-'amirah (s^eLc ijjji.). 

The Royal Treasury, a well-known and valuable 
Persian tadhkirah or memoirs of ancient and modern 
Persian poets, composed a.h. ii76 = a. d. 1762-1763, 
by Ghulam 'Alt Husain "Wasiti Balgrami, with the 
poetical title of Azad, comp. Journal of the Royal 
Asiatic Society, ix. pp. 40-43, and Rieu i. p. 373, where 
a full list of Azad's authorities is given, 


Beginning : I. ^l—jl »3 




It is alphabetically arranged, and contains the bio- 
graphies of the following 135 poets (an index of which 
is added on the fly-leaves by Sir Gore Ouseley) : 

1. An war! Khawari, the great panegyrist of Sultan 
Saniar, on fol. 7 a . 2. Azraki, under Sultan Tugkanshah 
the Saljuk, on fol. 9 b . 3. Abu Sa'td Mas'ud bin Sa'd bin 
Salman of Lahur, died a.h. 515, on fol. n b . 4. Shaikh 
Adhuri of Asfarain, died a.h. 866, on fol. i6 b . 5. 
Umldt of Rai, died a.h. 925, on fol. 19 s . 6. Adham 
Kashi, died a.h. 969, on fol. 19b. 7. Ulfati of Yazd, 
went to India under Humayun, on fol. 2i b . 8. Mir 
Muhammad Ahsan Ijad, died a.h. 1133, on fol. 2 2 a . 
9. Fakir-allah Shah Afarin of Lahur, died a.h. 1154 
at Liihiir, on fol. 2 2 b . 10. Asafjah Ghafranpanah 
Asaf, died a.h. 1161, the 4th of Jumada-alakhar, on 
fol. 28 a . (Here is inserted a long account of the 
Mahrattas, including biographies of the following dis- 
tinguished persons : a. Amir-alumara Firuzjang Ghazi- 
aldiukhan Bahadur bin Asafjah, on fol. 41b. 6. Tmad-al- 
mulk,son of the preceding Amir, on fol. 42b. c. Nawwab 
Nizam-aldaulah Nasirjang, Asafjah's second son, on fol. 
46 a . d. Hidayat Jluhyi-aldinkhan Muzaffarjang, Asaf- 
jah's grandson, on fol. 5o a . e. Sayyid Muhammadkhan 
Amir-almamalik, the third son of Asafjah, on fol. 51b. 
f. Nawwab Asafjah II, on fol. 6o b . g. Sa'adatkhan 
Burhan-almulk of Nishapur, on fol. 63 a . h. Wazir- 
almamalik Abu-almansurkhan Safilarjang, nephew and 
son-in-law of the preceding Khan, on fol. 65 11 . i. Wazir- 
almamalik Sliuja-aldaidah, the son of Abu-almansur- 
khan, with his original name : Mirza Jalal-aklin Haidar, 
onfol.73 a . A.AhmadshahDunant,onfol.82 a .) ll.Siraj- 
aldin'Alikhan Arzu of Akbarabad, born A. H. 1101, died 
1 169, the 23rd of Rabi'-alakhar, on fol. 97". 12. Ishak- 
khan, called Mu'taman-aldaulah, of Shiishtar, died a. h. 
1 1 50, on fol. ioi b . 13. Fakir Azad alhusaini alwiisitt 
albalgrami, the author of this tadhkirah, on fol. I02 b . 14. 
Badr of Jajarm,the pupil of Majd-i-Hamgar, on fol. 1 1 7 a . 
15. Bisati of Samarkand, flourished under Sultan Khalil 
bin Miranshah Gurgani, on fol. 118' 1 . 16. Bannai of 
Harat, contemporary with Mir Alishir, died A. H. 928, 
on fol. 1 1 9 a . 1 7. Bakiyai of Na'in, went to India under 
Jahiingir, and flourished under him as well as under 
his successor Shahjahan, on fol. 1 19b. 18. Mirza, Badi', 
the son of Mirza Tahir Nasrabadi, flourished under 
Sultan Husain Mirza, on fol. i20 a . 19. Mirza Abu 
Turab Baida, friend of the Amir-alumara Dhu-alfakiir- 
khan, the son of the grand waztr Asadklian, on fol. 1 2 i a . 
20. Mirza Abd-alkadir Bidil of 'Azimabad, died A. H. 
1 1 33, on fol. 12 i a . 21. Tardi ({jiJ or ij^f) of Samar- 
kand, lived under Akbar, on fol. 1 35". 22. Mulla Turabt, 
panegyrist of Imam Kulikhan, the ruler of Balkh, on fol. 
135b. 23. Mirza, Abu Turiib, with the two takhalluses 
Ghubar and Turab, died A. h. 1 1 29, or according to Arzu's 
Majma'- alnafa is, a.h. 1143, on fol. 135b. 24. Mir 
Muhammad Afdal Thabit of Allahabad, died A.h. 1151 
(according to this chronogram 00 IS J-j-i) or A. h. 1 1 57, 
on fol. 136a. 25. Mir Muhammad 'Azim Thabat, the 
son of the preceding poet, died A. h. i 162, on fol. 138b. 
26. Maulana Jamal-aldin bin Husam-aldin of Dihli, 
lived under Sultan Muhammad Tughlukshah, on fol. 
I40 a . 27. Shaikh Jamali of Dihli, whose original 
name was Shaikh Fadl-allah, died a.h. 942, on fol. 140*. 
28. Sayyid Hasan of Ghazna, on fol. 141a. 29. Khwa- 
jah Hafii of Shirliz, on fol. 141b. 30. Hairati of Tun, 
flourished under Shah Tahmasp, died A. h. 961, on fol. 




I45 a . 31. Harfi, the nephew of Niki of Isfahan, died 
A. H. 971 at Mashhad, on fol. 146b. 32. Haidari of 
Tabriz, lived under Akbar, on fol. I47 a . 33. Hayati 
of Gilan, died A. H. 1036, buried at Dihli, on fol. 150". 

34. Hayati of Kashan, under Jahangir, on fol. 151b. 

35. Hashari of Tabriz, under Shah Abbas Safawi, on 
fol. 152b. 36. Shaikh Muhammad 'All Hazin of Isfa- 
han, the famous poet and biographer, born a.h. 1103, 
still alive, on fol. 153*. 37. Hakim Hakim Begkhan 
of Lahur, Azad's friend and author of a tadhkirah, 
ptyled uJls*^ iis.- 5 , still alive, on fol. I58 a . 38. 
Khakani of Shirwan, the great panegyrist, died A. h. 
582 or 590 (according to Khwandamir), on fol. 162 11 . 
39. Amir Khusrau of Dihli, died a.h. 725 (chronogram 
JlLoiCi LS k^J'), on fol. 165b. 40. Khwajui Kirmanl, 
died a.h. 753, on fol. 170 s . 41. Mir Radi Danish 
of Mashhad, died^ a. h. 1076, on fol. 172b. 42. Naw- 
wab Dargah (sUj-i) Kulikhan, called Mu'taman-almulk 
Salarjang Bahadur, born a.h. 1122, died n8o (this 
date shows that the author, although he composed — 
according to his own statement on fol. 2 1 ' — this work 
as early as a. h. 1176, must have added some portions 
to it like this at a later period of his life), on fol. 175b. 
43. Sayyid Dhu-alfakar, a contemporary of Sain i;in of 
Sawa, on fol. 177b. 44. Dhauki of Samarkand, flou- 
rished under Kul Ahmadkhan, to whom he dedicated 

his mathnawi jLj « :lS, consisting of 4000 baits 

fol. 180 1 '. 45. Mir Aulad Muhammad Dhaka, born 
a.h. 1 151, still alive, on fol. i8i a . 46. Rudagi of 
Samarkand, on fol. i82 b . 47. Rashidl of Samarkand, 
was in the service of Sultan Khidr bin Ibrahimkhan 
and contemporary with Mas'ud bin Sa'd bin Salman, on 
fol. i82 b . 48. Mir Haidar Mu'ammai Rafi'i of Kashan, 
the great composer of riddles and chronograms under 
Sultan Akbar, on fol. 183b. 49. Mirza Hasanbeg RafT 
of Kazwin, flourished under Shahjahan, on fol. 184b. 

50. Mirza Sa'd-aldin Muhammad Mahdi Rakim, became 
wazir of Harat, and afterwards of the whole province 
of Khurasan, under Shah Snlaiman Safawi, on fol. i88 a . 

51. Mir Muhammad Ali Ra'ij of Siyalkut, died at 
Lahiir a.h. 1150, on fol. 193a. 52. Rafi', a pupil of 
Mulla Abii-alhakk Sati' of Kashmir, lived with the 
famous Nawwab Samsam - aldaulah whose original 
name was Khwajah 'Asim, on fol. 194 11 . 53. Mirza 
Ja'far Rahib, born at Isfahan a.h. 1118, on fol. I95 a . 
54. ZulalJ of Khwansar, the author of the Sab'ah 
Sa3'yarah, on fol. 196*. 55. Shaikh Sa'di of Shiraz, on 
fol. 196b 56. Salman of Sawa, died a.h. 778 (according 
to others a.h. 769 or 785), on fol. 199b. 57. Sultan, 
of Sailak near Kandahar, contemporary with 'Alikuli- 
klian Sultan (died A. H. 974), on fol. 203b. 58. Sanjar, 
the son of Mir Haidar Mu'ammai of Kashan, died A. h. 
1021, on fol. 204b; his brother, Mir Ma'siim, who died 
A. h. 1052, was also a good poet. 59. Sa'id of Gilan, 
under Jahangir and Shahjahan, on fol. 2o6 b . 60. Mu- 
hammad Afdal Sarkhwush, died a.h. 1127 at Shahja- 
hanabad, on fol. 207b. 61. Shahidi of Kumm, the king 
of poets at the court of Sultan Ya'kub, the ruler of Tabriz, 
died according to Sam Mirza A. H. 935, according to the 
Ta'rikh-i-Firishta A. H. 936, on fol. 2o8 b . 62. Sharif 
of Tabriz, died very young A.H. 956, on fol. 209b. 
63. Shikibi of Tabriz, nourished under Shah Tahmasp 

Safawi, died A.h. 971, on fol. 2io b . 64. Muhammad 
Kida Shikibi of Isfahan, born a.h. 964, died 1023, 
on fol. 2ii a . 65. Shani Taklii, panegyrist of Shah 
'Abbas, diedA.H. 1023, on fol. 212b. 66. Shaida, died in 
'Alamgir's reign in the eighth decade of the eleventh cen- 
tury of the Hijrah, that is, before 1080,011 fol. 213b. 67. 
Muhammad Ishak Shaukat of Bukhara, died a.h. 1107 
or mi, on fol. 2 2i b . 68. Mir Sayyid Muhammad 
Shair Balgrami, born A. h. iioi, died a. h. 1185 (this 
date is added after the completion of the work, as the 
author remarks at the end of this poet's biography), on 
fol. 224 s . 69. Mirza Muhammad 'Ali Sa'ib of Isfahan, 
died a.h. io8o(i_aJI j cK pLJ), on fol. 226 a . 70. Mir 
Saidi of Taharan, entered Shahjahan's service A. H. 
1065, on fol. 231b. 71. Nawwab Samsam-almulk, with 
the takhallus Sarim, died a.h. 1171, on fol. 233 a . 

72. Mirza Rushan Damir, died a.h. 1077, on f°l- 2 34 a - 

73. Talib, flourished under Jahangir and Shahjahan, 
died at Ahmadnagar a.h. 1040, on fol. 236b. 74. 
Zahlr Fai-valii, died according to Daulatshah a.h. 558(1), 
according to the author of the Haft Iklim a.h. 592, on 
fol. 239b. 75. Zuhuri of Tarshiz, died a.h. 1025, on 
fol. 248". 76. 'Abbas of Marw, the first composer of 
Persian poetry, author of a kasidah in honour of the 
Khalif Ma'mun, on fol. 250°. 77. 'Unsuri of Balkh, 
the king of poets at Sultan Mahmiid's court, died A. h. 
431, on fol. 250b. 78. 'Urfi of Shiraz, the great 
mystical poet, died A.H. 999 at Lahur, on fol. 251b. 
79. Shaikh 'Abd-alk;idir Badauni, the author of the 
well-known historical work iJ,U^Jl l _^i s — -°, completed 
A. h. 1004, on fol. 256 11 . 807 Khwajah Bakir'Izzat of 
Shiraz, on fol. 256b. 81. Nasir 'Ali of Sirhind, died 
a.h. 1 108, about sixty years old, on fol. 26o a . 82. 
Ni'matkhan 'Ali of Shiraz, who assumed at first the 
takhallus Hakim, later that of 'Ali, died a.h. 1121, on 
fol. 264b. 83. Hunarwarkhan 'Akil of Shahjahan abad, 
was in Nawwab Asafjah's service and followed him to 
Aurangabad in the first year of Muhammad Farrukh- 
sivar's reign, a.h. 1124, on fol. 276°. 84. Mir 'Abd- 
aljalil alhusaini alwasiti albalgrami, with the former 
takhalluses Tarazi and Wasiti, born A. H. 107 1, died 1 1 38 
at Shahjahanabad, on fol. 2 8o b . 85. Ghadairi of Rai, 
Sultan Mahmud's court poet, on fol. 287''. 86. Ghazali 
of Mashhad, died A.h. 980, on fol. 288 b . 87. Mulla 
Ghururi of Shiraz, lived under Shah Abbas, on fol. 
289b. 88. Firdausi of Tiis, died a. h. 411, according to 
others 416, on fol. 29o a . 89. Farrukhi of Sistan, 
Sultan Mahmud's panegyrist, on fol. 291*. 90. Fitrati 
of Kashmir, was in Akbar's service and contemporary 
with Taki Auhadi, on fol. 29 i h . 91. Furughi, died 
A.h. 1077, on fol. 291b. 92. Mulla Muhammad Nasir 
Fa'id of Abhar, a pupil of Mirza Sa'ib, died a. h. 1134, 
on fol. 292b. 93. Fadl 'Alikhan, still alive, on fol. 

2 96 a . 94. Mir Nawazish 'Ali Fakir, the son and heir 
of Mir 'Azamat-allah Bikhabar Balgrami, died A. h. 
1 167, on fol. 296b. 95. Mir Shams-aldin Fakir of 
Dihli, born at Shahjahanabad A. h. 1115, still alive, on 
fol. 297b. 96. Haji Muhammad Jan Kudsi of Mashhad, 
entered Shahjahan's service a.h. 1042, died at Lahur 
1056, on fol. 299b. 97. Maulana Kamar-aldin of 
Aurangabad, born a. h. 1 123, on fol. 302". 98. Katibi 
of Nishapur, died A. h. 839, on fol. 305b. 99. Maulana 





Hasan Kashi, lived at Amul, on fol. 309b. 100. Mau- 
lana, Kasini Kahi, died in Akbar's service A. h. 988, on 
fol. 309b. 101. Abu Talib Kalim alhamadani alkashanl, 
died A. H. 1061, on fol. 310b. 102. Maulanii Lutf- 
allah of Nishapiir, died A. h. 786 according to the 
Majalis-al'ushshak, and according to Daulatshah A. h. 
810, on fol. 315 s last line. 103. of Shiraz, died 
A. H. 941, on fol. 3i6 a . 104. Mu'izzi of Nishapiir, the 
king of poets at the courts of the Saljuk Sultans Malik- 
shah and Sanjar, on fol. 317*. 105. Majd-aldin Hamgar, 
a contemporary of Shaikh Sa'di, on fol. 318b. 106. 
Mir Hajj, with the poetical title of Hajj in his kasldas 
and that of Unsl in his ghazals, contemporary with 
Jami and Mir Allshir, on fol. 320". 107. Muhyi Lad, 
king of poets at Sultan Ya'kiib's court, and lived till 
Shah Tahmasp's reign, on fol. 320b. 108. Muhtasham 
Kashi, died A. h. iooo or (according to the chronogram 

quoted by Walih, 

i.i) 996, on fol. 32 i a . 109. 

Ma'ili of Tabriz, flourished under Shah Tahmasp, on 
fol. 323*. 110. Khwajah Husain of Marw, with the 
takhallus Marwi, under Humayun and Akbar, died 
A. h. 979, on fol. 326 s . 111. Malik of Kumm, under 
Ibrahim Adilshah, died A. h. 1024, according to others 
1025, on fol. 326b 112. Hakim Ruknai Kashi, with 
the takhallus Masih, died in Kashan a.h. 1066, on fol. 
327b. 113. Shaikh Muhammad/ All Mahir of Akbar- 
abad, one of Shahjahan's and 'Alamgir's Amirs, died 
A. h. 1089, on fol. 329b. 114. Mirza, Mukimai of 
Bukhara, died a. h. i 131, nearly 100 years old, on fol. 
336b. 115. Mukhlis, died A. h. 1164, on fol. 337b. 

116. Matin of Isfahan, died A. h. 1175, on fol. 338b 

117. Mirza Mu'izz-aldln of the Tabrizians of Isfahan, the 
author's friend, on fol. 340b. 1 jg. Shaikh Nizami of 
Ganja, the great epic poet, on fol. 341b. 119. Nizami 
'ariidi of Samarkand, under Sultan Ala-aldin Ghiiri 
(according to others in the service of Tughrul bin 
Arslan Saljuki), on fol. 343*. 120. Amir Nasir-aldin 
Kabiidjania of Astarabad, a favourite of Sultan Tukush, 
on fol. 343b. 121. Maulana, Nizam of Astarabad, died 
A. h. 921, on fol. 343 1 '. 122. Najml of Kashmir, a 
pupil of Kasim Kahi, came A. h. 988 from Kashmir to 
Transoxania, and composed a kasidah in homage of 
Sultan Isfandiyar bin Sultan Khusrau bin Sultan Yar 
Muhammad, on fol. 345b. 123. Nau'i of Khabushan, 
died A. h. ioi9,on fol. 345b. 124. Naziri of Nishapiir, 
died A. h. 1021, on fol. 346b. 125. Naki, died a. h. 
1 03 1, on fol. 349b. 126. Muhammad Yiisuf Nakhat 
of Burhanpur, under Muhanimadshah, died at the end 
of the fifth decade of the twelfth century (about A. h. 
1148-1150), on fol. 35i a . 127. Mir Muhammad 
Sharif Wukui of Nishapiir, went to India in Akbar's 
reign and died at Lahur, on fol. 35i b . 128. Mir 
Muhammad Ma'sum, called 'All Nasabkhan, with the 
takhallus Wijdan, the son of Mir Muhammad Zaman 
Hasikh of Sirhind, died A. h. 1107 (chronogram ^»\j 
^->), on fol. 351b. 129. Alikulikhan "WalilPof 
Daghistan, born at Isfahan A. H. 1124 (his father 
Muhammad 'Alikhan died a. h. 1128), the author of 
the well-known tadhkirah Riyad - alshu'ara, died A. h. 
1 1 70, on fol. 354b. 130. Shaikh Nur-al'ain Wakif, 
went to Aurangabad A. h. 1174, where the author of 
this work met with him, died a. h. 1176, on fol. 35 7 b . 

131. Hilali of Astarabad, the author of the ^iJjji 3 sLi, 
killed A. h. 936 at Harat, on fol. 362b. 132. Hashim 
of Kandahar, died at Agra A. h. 969, on fol. 364*. 
133. Halaki of Hamadan, lived under Shah Husain 
Mirza bin Bahram Mirza bin Shah Isma'il Safawi and 
Shah Isma'il II, on fol. 365*. 134. Mir Yahya Kashi, 
went to India under Shahjahan, died A. h. 1064, on fol. 
365b. 135. Mir Yusuf Balgrami, died A. h. 1172. 

This copy is dated the 22nd of Rajab, A. h. 1199 = 
A. d. 1785, May 31. On the fly-leaf Sir Gore Ouseley 
has added the following lines : — ' In the first volume 
of the Asiatic Miscellany, printed in 1785, Mr. William 
Chambers, a learned orientalist, says that Mir Gholam 
Ali Azad, the author or compiler of the " Khazana-i- 
'Amirah" is still alive at Aurangabad in the Deckan, 
where, after a series of years spent in literary pursuits 
and extensive travels, he resides in great repute and 
with some splendour, at the age of eighty-five. The 
present Nizam has visited him twice in person at that 
city ; and the writer of this article (Mr. W. Chambers) 
is in possession of the copy of a letter addressed to him 
in the year 1775 by the celebrated Ghazi uddin Khan, 
wherein he pays him the highest compliments. The 
work in question was published by him there in the 
sixty-first year of his age ; and he is the author of 
several others in verse and prose : among which he 
tells Ghazi uddin Khan in his answer to the above- 
mentioned letter, that his Arabic poems amounted to 
4000 couplets, and his Persian to 8000 ; confessing at 
the same time, that he was constantly adding something 
to each, though he had then passed the age of seventy. 
But his historical writings are to European readers the 
most curious and valuable of his productions ; and they 
have this particular recommendation, that he was the 
eye-witness of most of the facts which he relates, and 
lias himself travelled over the countries which are the 
scene of all his narrations.' 

Ff. 367, 11. 15; excellent Nasta'lik, clear and distinct ; large 
illuminated frontispiece ; size, iof in. by 6J in. 

[Ooselet Add. 6.] 


Bayan-i-waki' (aj\ rjU-?). 
^ The memoirs of 'Abd-alkarim, the son of Khwajah 
'Akibat Mahimld bin Khwajah Muhammad Bulaki bin 
Muhammad Rida, a native of Kashmir, who wrote in 
the latter half of the last century. 

The work is divided into five chapters (Mb) and a 
conclusion : 

The first on fol. 5 a , about Nadirshah's invasion of 

The second on fol. 2 6 a , about his return from India, 
his wars in Khurasan, Turan, and Khwarizm. 

The third on fol. 66 a , a description of the author's 
journey to Makkah and Madinah, and thence to 

The fourth on fol. 90% a history of India from his 
arrival in Bangalah to the death of Muhammadshah, 
A. D. 1748. 

The fifth on fol. io9 a , on occurrences during the 
reign of Ahmadshah, a. d. 1 748-1 754. 




Beginning: .t, ^Lo i,J> ^1) ^ it Jisr* ^\ 

~fi I, ^bj ^ o^ J* uV 1 ^ J^'- 

The present MS. ends with this chapter; so the 
conclusion is either wanting or the author did not 
complete the work, as he designed it in the introduc- 
tion on fol. 5 a , according to which the conclusion would 
have had two rnukaddimas, each of two fasls, viz. 

(a) i. Some witty sayings of ingenious men. 

2. Some wonderful things, which happened dur- 
ing this period. 

(b) I. On some noble and pious men. 
2. On some wicked men. 

Almost the whole of this work (ff. i-i I4 a ) is trans- 
lated by F. Gladwin, The Memoirs of Khojeh Abdul- 
kureem, Calcutta, 1788. This MS. gives only one 
report more (on ff. 1 I4 a -i i8 b ) 

>\y JjJ^Si^J J-ai 

f>xi ,jUj 




Liol>,, 'on the killing 


of Nawwab Bahadur (Jawidkhan), the fighting of 
Safdar Jang with Ahmadshah's generals, 'Alamgir- 
shah's (1) being made emperor, and the ruin of old 

The MS. is not dated. 

Ff. Il8, II. 17; Nasta'llk ; size, io| in. by 5^ in. 

[Ouselet 276.] 


Tadhkira-i- Shaikh Muhammad 'Alt Hazin {iXxl 

The life of Shaikh Muhammad 'Ali Hazin, who died 
A.H. 1 180 = A. D. 1766, at Banaras, composed by him- 
self. A translation of it was published by F. C. Belfour, 
London, 1830; see the preface, p. xiv, where the trans- 
lator states that he made use of the present MS. The 
text was edited by the same, London, 1831. See 
A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 141; "W. Ouseley, Oriental 
Collections, ii. pp. 36-43. 

Beginning : 

In the colophon the work is called j_-Jj ^LiV 
yj^ (J^ J^-s^°; see Belfour, p. i-aI. 



This copy was finished on the 23rd of Safar, a.h. i 197 
=a.d. 1783, the 28th of January, by Mir Ni'niat 'Ali. 

Ff. 76, 11. 16 ; Nasta'llk ; size, of in. by 6| in. 

[Ouselet 273.] 


Atashkada (jjj ^jiif). 

The celebrated and rare collection of biographies of 
poets, called the Fire-temple, by Haji Lutf 'Alibeg of 
Isfahan, whose takhallus was Adhur (born a.h. 1134 = 
a.d. 1721, 1722; engaged in the compilation of this 
work during the years 11 74 -11 93, and still alive in 

H99=a. d. 1785). See the excellent and detailed 
account of this famous work by N. Bland, Journ. of the 
Royal As. Soc, vii. p. 345 sq. ; Sprenger, Catal., p. 161; 
and Eieu i. p. 375. The flame (JmJi) of the first 
censer (Jjl s r ^s- , ) > containing the ' royal and noble 
authors,' was edited by N. Bland, London, 1844 (the 
Atesh Kedah or Fire-temple), but there is wanting the 
introduction of the whole work. A complete litho- 
graphed edition was published at Calcutta in a.h. 1249 
=A. D. 1833, 1834, and at Bombay, A.H. 1277. 

After an introduction, on fol. i b , beginning c.J 
o - . . O ^-Ljio (j*l~- ^jbj Sj*\ 6jL>; , J j 5 jXIi-Jl 
Jl, follows a detailed index, the contents of which are : 

1. The first censer, in commemoration of the lives 
and poems of the eloquent men of earlier time (s^jsr* 

Xii-. tsL*- - 9 AjiAI 

zr" -> j- 

}jl>\ jfi j± Jjl), sub- 
divided into one flame (ils-i), three firebrands (£±\), 
and one lustre ( Pj/s). 

a. The flame (sJ.*_i), containing the biography and 
poetry of kings and princes of every country, and of 
Amirs of excellent rank djULi. ,U-ll Ji3 • JL=.l^i ,i 
Jl ^Ua^Jlc u^*] j UjUi yt u b]^*Li. j), on fol. 6 a . 

b. The first firebrand ( XL.1) : the poets of Iran (yi J 

uj^l >^*J^) j^jS), in five sparks (siL-). on fol. i6 a . 

c. The second firebrand : the poets of Turan (^Si y> 

in three sparks, on fol. i74 b . 

d. The third firebrand : the poets of Hindustan ( .j 
ybuyAia e*5CL_. i^tsr"*- 5 .U-i.1 . ,L»-i. SI), in three 
sparks, on fol. 20I 11 . 

e. The lustre (s-j^i) : ladies distinguished in literature, 
and especially in poetry (e^^li-o uWi) e»5ll» *-^ j* 
J\ v^aIc {j]y J), on fol. 205 11 . 

2. The second censer, commemorating the modern 
poets, the author's countrymen and contemporaries 
(^^U- uls^ Jl^sl Jiij Jl^a.1 ^ ji), on fol. 
2o6 a , subdivided into two rays (J,->). 

a. The first ray : biography and poetry of the modern 
poets ( cr J r «U-« .iXsl j J'j-a-l o^L^ j->), on fol. 2o6 a . 

b. The second ray : the epilogue of the whole book ; 
an autobiography of the author, Lutf Ali himself, and 
extracts from his own poetical works, on fol. 246b. 

List of the poets, with biographies and poetical speci- 
mens, found in the Atashkada : 

I. Kings, princes, and Amirs. 

1. Muhammad, the son of Sultan Mahniiid of 
Ghazna, on fol. 6 a . 2. Amir Mahmud Ibn Yamiu (that 
is, son of Amir Yamin-aldin Tughra), ib. 3. Sultan 
Abu Yazid, brother of Shah Shuja, on fol. 6 b . 4. Ata- 
beg Sa'd bin Zangi, ib. 5. Sultan Atsiz Khusrawi, fled 
before Sultan Sanjar the Saljuk, ib. 6. Khan Ahmad- 
khan of Gilan, was imprisoned under Shah Tahmasp 





together with Isma'll II, died A. h. 992 (so in Bland's 
edition, p. p ; here is the utterly wrong date 920), on 
fol. 7 a . 7. Ilkas Mirza, son of Isma'il Safawi, and 
brother of Shah Tahmasp, died A. h. 984 in Mashhad, 
ib. 8. Imam Kulikhan, governor of Bukhara, ib. 
9. Anisi, with his real name, Yol Kulibeg of the Shamlu 
tribe, was at first in Harat in 'Ali Kulikhan's service, 
and fled afterwards to India, where he attached himself 
to the Khankhanan, and was intimately acquainted 
with Shikibi of Isfahan ; he was the author of a math- 
nawi :L>1 . •», , <^* ib. 10. Ahi, one of the Caghatai 
Amirs, in the service of Shah Gharib Mirza, son of 
Sultan Husain Mirza Baikara, died A. h. 927, on fol. 8". 

11. Badi'-alzaman Mirza, son of Sultan Husain Mirza 
Baikara, was for a time in Shah Isma'il Safawi's service, 
and lived in Tabriz and Rai, went afterwards with 
Sultan Salim to Rum, and died there, A. h. 940, ib. 

12. Bahram Mirza. Safawi, son of Shah Isma'il, ib. 

13. Bikhudi, flourished in Farah, ib. 14. Bairamkhan, 
a Turkman, went from Kandahar in the beginning of 
Humayuu's reign to India, died during his pilgrimage 
to Makkah, ib. 15. Jiini 'Ali Kulikhan Lagzi (that is, 
Walih, the author of the tadhkirah \j-xJl!\ ^b,; see 
A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 132), ib. 16. Sultan Ibrahim 
Mirza, son of Bahram Mirza Safawi, with the takhallus 
J ahi, killed by order of Isma'il II, ib. 17. Jadhbi, son 
of Shah Kulikhan, of Kurdish origin, from the districts 
of Baghdad, went to India, on fol. 8 b . 18. Juzwi, of 
Caghatai origin, flourished in Isfahan, died there, A. H. 
910, ib. 19. Ja'farbeg, brother of Muhammad Mu'min- 
kban, ib. 20. The emperor Jalal-aldin Akbar, ib. 
21. Jalal-aldin Malikshah, son of Alp Arslan, the Saljuk 
Sultan, ib. 22. Kasimbeg Halati, a Turkman, flourished 
in Taharan, afterwards, in Shah Tahmasp's reign, he 
converted himself in Kazwiu into a Mulla, and became 
professor in the , : — - uhjiLi £.sJb, ib. 23. Hasanbeg, 
a Turk, under the Safawis, got from Shah 'Abbas the 
epithet Sag-i-lawand, on fol. g n . 24. Hasankhan of the 
Shamlu tribe, was in the reigns of Shah 'Abbas II and 
Shah Sulaiman_ governor of Harat, died there, and was 
buried in Mashhad, ib. 25. Sultan Husain Mirza 
Khusrawi, with the takhallus Husaini, died a.h. 911, ib. 
26. Mirza, Khaki, lived in Shah Tahmasp's reign 
according to Walih, ib. 27. Haidarbeg Khisali, of 
Caghatai origin, lived in Khurasan, on fol. 9k. 28. 
Shah Isma'il Safawi, with the takhallus Khatai, died 
a.h. 930, ib. 29. Dardi of the Afshar tribe, ib. 30. 
Muhammad Amin, with the takhallus Dhauki, a Turk- 
man, lived in Kashan, a disciple of Mulla Mirza Jan of 
Shiraz ; he also spent some time in Khurasan, 'Irak, 
and Fars, and died in Lahijan A. h. 969, ib. 31. 'Abd- 
alrahiinkhan, famous under the title Khankhanan, 
with the takhallus Rahimi, son of Bairamkhan Bahar- 
lui (jjjJLp). a Turkman, who had left the service of the 
Safawis, and gone from Kandahar to India, ib. 32. 
Sultan 'Alibeg (in Bland's edition Kulibeg) Rahi, on 
fol. io a . 33. Sahiri, a Turk, ib. ' ^4. Mahmudbeg 
Salim, a Turkman, lived in Tabriz, ib. 35. Sam Mirza, 
son of Shah Isma'il Safawi, with the takhallus Sami, 
author of the famous tadhkirah ^L-. tls 3 , ib. 36. 
Lutf 'Alibeg, also with the takhallus Sami, ib. 37. 

Sadid A'war (jj-sO» a K ur( I, contemporary with Athir 
Akhsikati, ib. 38. Muhammad Kuli, with the takhallus 
Salim of the Shamlu tribe, lived in Taharan and 
Kazwin, ib. 39. Amir Nizam-aldin Ahmad Suhaili, of 
Caghatai extraction, author of a Turkish and a Persian 
diwan, as well as of a mathnawi, ^y^** j ^LJ, died a.h. 
907; he had received his takhallus from Adhuri, on 
fol. io b . 40. Mulla Shani, lived alternately in Rai and 
Hamadan, ib. 41. Shah Shuja the Muzaffaride, son of 
Muhammad Muzaffar, exchanged poetical epistles with 
Sultan Uwais, died a.h. 783, ib. 42. Malik Sharns- 
aldiu, the first of the ejji djJ-» (whose reign lasted 
1 16 years), on fol. 1 i a . 43. Shauki, ib. 44. Sadikbeg, 
with the takhallus Sadiki of the Afshar tribe, author of 
a diwan and of a Turkish tadhkirah on contemporary 
poets, ib. 45. Mir Muhammad Salih, of Caghatai 
origin, son of Amir Nur Sa'd, a pupil of Jami's, died 
a.h. 941 at Bukhara, on fol. lib. 43. Sabiihi, also of 
Caghatai extraction, ib. 47. Tughrul, the last of the 
Saljuk rulers, ib. 48. Amir Husain Jalair, with the 
takhallus Tufaili, one of Sultan Husain Mirza Baikaras 
Amirs, ib. 49. Shah Tahmasp Safawi, ib. 50. Shah 
Isma'il II, son of the preceding Shah, with the takhallus 
'Adili, poisoned at Kazwin, a.h. 984 (Bland has 983; 
Malcolm's Hist, of Persia 985), ib. 51. Shah 'Abbas II, 
on fol. I2 a . 52. Shah 'Abbas I, ib. (in Elliot 17 and 
Bland 52 precedes 51). 53. 'Abd-al'azizkhan (in Bland 
and Elliot 17 'Abdallahkhan), an Uzbeg prince, in Shah 
Sulaiman's reign, made a pilgrimage to Makkah, ib. 54. 
'Abdallahkhan (in Bland and Elliot 17 'Ubaid-allah- 
khan), son of Sultan Mahmud, nephew of Shahibeg Khan 
Uzbeg, ib. 55. 'Itabi, of the Taklu tribe, went from Rai 
to India ; a khamsah in imitation of Nizami's is ascribed 
to him, ib. 56. Tahmasp Kulibeg, with the takhallus 
'Arshi, of the same tribe, used first as takhallus 'Ahdi, 
was in Shah Tahmasp's service, ib. 57. 'Imadilur 
(JjjI^c), contemporary with Khwajah Shams-aldin 
Muhammad, on fol. i2 b . 58. Amir Fakhr-ahlin Mas'ud 
bin Bahman, for a time ruler of Kirman, wrote Persian 
and Arabic poetry, ib. 59. Fursat, whose real name 
was Muhammadbeg, commander of Shah 'Abbas' 
artillery, ib. 60. Amir 'Alishir, with the takhallus 
Fana'l, the great Caghatai poet, better known by his 
takhallus Nawai, which he used in his Turkish poems, 
ib. 61. Kaplanbeg, cavalry commander under the 
Safawis, ib. 62. Amir Kiibus bin Washmgir, that is, 
Shams-aldin Abu-alma'ali (not Abu-alma'ani, as Bland 
and Elliot 1 7 read), ruler of Jurjan, poet, and author of 
the ic^LJl JU5, ib. 63. Kasimbeg, son of 'Abbasbeg, 
with the takhallus Kismi, an Afshar prince, on fol. 13*. 
64. Shah-i-Kabudjama, that is, Nusrat-aldin, chief of 
a troop of Blue-jackets who had their abode between 
Astarabad and Khwarizm, ib. 65. Mahdikulibeg 
Kirami, a Turk, lived in Kashan, ib. 66. Muhammad 
Husainbeg Kirami, also a Turk, ib. (in Bland's edition 
66 precedes 65). 67. Malik Kamal-aldin, one of Fakhr- 
almulk's Amirs, and governor of the Persian 'Irak, ib. 
68. Kilijkhanbeg Mail, of the Shamlu tribe (according 
to Bland of the Taklu branch of the Afshar tribe), on 
fol. I3 b . 69. Sayyid Mubarakkhan Madhush, was in 
Shah Sulaiman's time governor of Huwaizah (between 




Wasit, Basrah, and Khuzistan), ib. 70. Murtada Kuli- 
beg, ib. 71. Murtada Kuli Sultan (in Bland and Elliot 
17, Khan), son of Hasankhan Shamlu, tbe governor of 
Harat, ib. 72. Mas'ud, a Turk, ib. 73. Musabbab- 
khan (jjli. t_Jl_.*), son of Muhammadkhan Sharaf- 
aldin Oghlu of the Taklu tribe, under Shah Tahmasp, 
ib. 74. Hasanbeg Shakar Oghlu (JLcjI^So), a descen- 
dant of 'All Shakar Baharlui Turkman, with the 
takhallus Mukiml, ib. 75. Muhammad Mu'min Mirza, 
son of Badi'-alzaman Mirzai Gurgani, under Sultan 
Husain Mirza, killed a. h. 930, ib. 76. Mirza Kuli 
Maili, a Turk, flourished in Mashhad, on fol. i4 a . 77. 
Nadhri, of the Shamlu tribe, on fol. 150. 78. Mulla 
Warasta, whose real name was Imam Kulibeg, ib. 
79. Wajhi, a Kurd, lived at Isfahan, ib. 80. Wafai, a 
Turk, lived in Shiraz, ib. 81. Hilali, of Caghatai origin, 
born at Astarabad, went in early life to Harat, author 
of the mathnawis ^fcy* J i ^- J > g «.i«m ^U*», and 
giy^° j jjU, put to death by order of 'Abdallahkhan 
Uzbeg, a.h. 939, ib. 82. Amir Humayun, a descen- 
dant of Timur, in Shah Tahmasp's time, on fol. i6 a . 
83. Sultan Ya'kub, son of Hasan, the Turkman piidi- 
shah, ib. 

II. The poets of Iran. 

a. Adharbaijdn and its dependencies : 

Ardabtl: 84. Jami, on fol. i6 a . 85. Mir Yusuf 
Sayyidi, with the takhallus Raghib, ib. 86. Maulana 
'Alxl-arali, with the takhallus Mahwi, went young to 
India, a.h. 1020 (Elliot 17 has 1002), on fol. 1 6 b . 87. 
Mirza Hatimbeg, one of Khwajah Nasir's sons, was in 
later years wazir of Shah 'Abbaa, ib. 88. Diya'i, went in 
his youth to Harat, and found favour with Mir Alishir, 
died in Tabriz, a.h. 927, ib. Bailakdn: 89. Mujir-aldin, 
went in an early age to Shirwan,and became a pupil of the 
great Khakani ; he died in Tabriz, ib. Tabriz : 90. Mirza 
Asad-allah, on fol. 17a. 91. Khwajah Amirbeg, an off- 
spring of Khwajah Ghiyath-aldin Muhammad Tahrizi, 
born in Natanza (near Isfahan), was imprisoned at Shah 
Tahmasp Safawl's order in one of the Khurasanian for- 
tresses, ib. 92. Shah Kasini-i-Anwar, on fol. I7 b . 93. 
Mulla Abd-albaki, ib." 94. Badi'i, ib. 95. Mir Mu- 
hammad Ja'far, with the takhallus Ja'fari, ib. 96. 
Mirza Mukim Jauhari, son of Mirza "All, the goldsmith, 
went twice to India, and entered afterwards, in Harat, 
the service of Hasankhan Shamlu ; he died in Isfahan, 
on fol. i8 a . 97. Hakiri, ib. 98. Haidari, one of 
Lisani Shirazi's pupils, ib. 99. Khwari, also one 
of Lisani's pupils, on fol. i8 b . 100. Mir Easti, under 
Shah Tahmasp, ib. 101. Kalb Husainbeg, with the 
takhallus Raghib, ib. 102. Sharif, another of Lisani's 
pupils, dedicated his diwan (styled a LAl\ j+J) to his 
master, and died in the prime of life in Ardabil ; he 
also praised in a poem Shah Ni'mat-allah of Yazd, ib. 
103. Maulana Shams-aldin, the teacher of Jalal-aldin 
Rumi, ib. 104. ShaukLwas for a time in Sam Mirza's 
service, but went afterwards with Humayun to India, 
and died in Kabul, ib. 105. Mirza, Ali (or, according 
to Elliot 17 and 387, Mirza. Muhammad Ali) Sa'ib, 
under Shah 'Abbas II and Shah Sulaiman, born in 
Isfahan, to which place his forefathers had been trans- 
ported from Tabriz by Shah 'Abbas the Great, on fol. 1 9 a . 

106. Saburi, son of Karabeg, the goldsmith, ib. 107. 
Taufi, was originally a saddler, ib. 108. Zuhuri, on fol. 
I9 b . 109. Hasanbeg, with the takhallus 'Ajzi, ib. 
1 1 0. 'Udhri, grew up in Yazd, and lived afterwards as 
goldsmith in Isfahan, ib. 111. Mulla Muhammad 
'Assar, author of the mathnawi ^J^i^o . .4.., ib. 112. 
Muhammad Rida, with the takhallus 'Unwan, ib. 
113. Fardi, ib. 114. Fusuni, ib. 1 1 5. Fasihi, on fol. 
2o a . 1 16. Hakim Kataran bin Mansur, born in Tabriz 
according to 'Aufi and most of the other biographers 
(but in Tirmidh according to Daulatshah), ib. 117. 
Kazima, lived in Kashan, on fol. 2o b . 118. Shaikh 
Mahmud Shabistari (Shabistar is one of the villages of 
Tabriz), the author of the jl ; ^^iJJTwhich he wrote in 
answer to seventeen questions of Mir Husaini Sadat, ib. 
119. Masihi, on fol. 2i a . 120. Mir Mahmud Mushki, a 
musk-seller, ib. 121. Ma'ruf, ib. 122. Muhammad 
Husainbeg, with the takhallus Ma'lum, ib. 123. Mau- 
lana Muhammad Shirin, with the takhallus Maghribi, a 
Sufi, died in Tabriz in the reign of Shahrukh,Timiir's son, 
ib. 1 24. Mukimi, son of Mulla Bayandar (or Pabandar 1 
according to Elliot 387 Bahadur, ^jlp.), who had coma 
with the other people of Tabriz to Isfahan (see No. 105), 
ib. 125. Mulhami, was for a time in the service of the 
governor of Tabriz, Pir Butlakkhan (not Buwakkhan, 
as our copy reads), fled afterwards to Fars, and became 
intimately connected with the governor of Shiraz, 
Imam Kulikhan, ib. 126. Nithari, ib. 127. Wuku i, ib. 
128. Humami, a pupil of Khwajah Nasir-aldin Tusi, and 
friend of Sa'di, on fol. 2i b . KhalkMl: 129. Shaikh 
Ahmad Fana'i, of Shaikh Abu Yazid Khalkhali's family, 
was in the service of Mir Ghiyath-aldin Mansur Dash- 
taki Shlrazl, and settled down after his pilgrimage as 
teacher in Kazwin, where he also died, ib. Shirwdn: 
130. Hakim Afdal-aldin Ibrahim bin 'Ali, with the 
takhallus Khakani (originally Haka'iki), the great pane- 
gyrist, died a.h. 582 at Tabriz, ib. 131. Sayyid Dhu- 
alfakar, that is, Kiwam-aldin Husain ibn Sadr-aldin 
'Ali alshirwani, who came through the intercession 
of the Wazir Khwajah Muhammad Mastari into the 
service of the Atabeg Yusuf Shah of Lur, who was 
Abakakhan's governor of Khuzistan, Kuh-i-Giluyah, 
Firuzan, and Jarfadkan ; he died A. h. 689 (Elliot 1 7 has 
679, comp. Z.D.M.G. xv. p. 755), on fol. 30a 132. 
'Izz-aldin, contemporary with Khakani, on fol. 30 b . 
133. Muhammad Falaki, born in (^-U-i- (not^.l_i, as 
Sprenger reads, Catal., p. 392), was together with 
Khakani, a pupil of Abu-al'ula of Ganja, and after- 
wards the favourite and panegyrist of Minucihrshah of 
Shirwan; he died a.h. 577, ib. Ganja: 134. Abu- 
al'ula, the spiritual teacher and father-in-law of Kha- 
kani, on fol. 3i a . 135. Yiisuf Kiisa, of the Karabagh 
tribe, ib. MarAgha : 136. Auhad-aldm, with the takhallus 
Auhadi (so in Elliot 1 7 and 387), went in Arghuukhan's 
reign to Kirman, and became a pupil of the elder 
Auhadi, that is, Shaikh Auhadi Kirmani ; later on he 
went to Isfahan, and died there ; he was the author 
of the famous mathnawi -». Aa., on fol. 3i b . 

b. Khurdsdn : 

Abiward: 137. Auhad-aldin, with the takhallus 
Anwari, which he had assumed in the place of his 




original one, Khawari, at the request of his spiritual 
teacher 'Urnarah ; he was the panegyrist of Sultan 
Sanjar, and died A. H. 540 (so here and in the Elliot 
copies), on fo]. 32 b . Asfii-dr: 138. Maulana Dust Mu- 
hammad Hali (according to Sam Mirza a native of 
Sabzwar), wrote kasidas in praise of Khwajah Habib- 
allah Sawaji, on fol. 4<D a . Asfard'in: 139. Pur-i-Hasan, 
pupil of Jamal-aldin Dhakir; in his Turkish poetry he 
used as takhallus Hasan Oghlu, on fol. 40 b . 140. Amir 
Humayun, went to Tabriz, and fell in love with one of 
Sultan Ya'kub's courtiers, Shaikh Walibeg ; he died 
A. H. 902 in the village of Armak near Kumm, 
ib. Bistdm : 141. Sultan Bayazid, with his real 
name, Taifur bin Tsa, the great Sufic Shaikh, ib. 142. 
Shaikh Abu-alhasan Kharkanl (Kharkan is a village 
belonging to Bistam), equally renowned in the history 
«f Sufism, on fol. 4i a . 143. Wi sail, ib. TarsUz: 144. 
Maulana Ahli, in Sultan Husain Mirza's time, on fol. 
41*. 145. Zuhuri,was long in India, author ofadi wan and 
a famous siikinama, ib. 146. Alt Shihab, was in the 
service of Muhammad Juki Bahadur, the son of Sultan 
Shahrukh, and frequently contended in poetry with 
Shaikh Adhuri, on fol. 42 s . 147. Muhammad Katibi, 
a pupil of Maulana Nasimi, and contemporary with 
Sikandar bin Kara Yusuf, died in Astarabad, ib. Tdn 
and Tabs: 148. Hairati of Tun, flourished in Marw, 
and was killed by a robber in Kashan, a.h. 970, on 
fol. 42 b . 149. Hasan Salimi, lived in Sabzwar, and 
died, when returning from his pilgrimage, a.h. 804 (or 
840, as the Elliot copies seem to indicate), ib. 150. Kadi 
Shams-aldin of Tabs, lived in Harat, and was a pupil of 
Kadi Mansur of Farghana ; he died in Harat, A. h. 
626, ib. 151. Mir Abd-alkadir, became wazir of his 
native district, on fol. 43 a . 152. Mawali of Tun, died 
a.h. 949, ib. Jdjarm: 153. Badr-aldin, flourished in 
Isfahan, was a pupil of Majd-i-Hamgar and panegyrist of 
Khwajah Shams-aldin Muhammad, the prime minister, 
and of his son, Baha-aldin, the governor of Isfahan, ib. 
154. Talib, a pupil of Shaikh Adhuri, went in early age 
to Shiraz, and composed there the mathnawi 5 Jib~» 
jjUTa. « i^jJTwhich he dedicated to Sultan 'Abdallah 
bin Ibrahim bin Shahrukh Gurgan ; he died in Shiraz, 
a.h. 854, and was buried by the side of Hafiz, ib. 
Jdm: 155. Zhanda Pil Ahmad Jam, with his real name 
Abu-alnasr Ahmad bin Abu-alhasan, a great Sufic 
Shaikh, author of the ^ JL-Jl p-L*. and other works, 
died a.h. 536, ib. 15G. Pur-i-baha, a disciple of Rukn- 
aldin Kuba'i, was for a time in the service of Khwajah 
Shams-aldin, the prime minister, on fol. 43b. 157. 
Maulana Nur-aldin Abd-alrahman Jami, the great epic 
and lyric poet, and author of the following prose works : 

Sj-_l!1 Ju&l^i, (jij^l tLjLs. JL, ) eulv .111 ixil, jy> *■}£> 


■ bJUm,, ^ -~>\ 

UU-», etc. etc.; he died A. H. 898 (Elliot 387 has 897), 
ib. 158. Maulana Abdallah Hatifi, the nephew of 
Jami ; the date given here and in the Elliot copies, for 
the interview between him and Shah Isma'il Safawi, A. h. 

971, is undoubtedly a mistake for 927 (see A. Sprenger, 
Catal., p. 421), since the latter died a.h. 930, on fol, 
45 a . Jundbid: 159.Unsi, in Mir Alishir's time, died 
a.h. 924 (Elliot 17 and 387 have 923), on fol. 45' 1 . 160. 
Mulla Bikhudi, in Shah Abbas' reign, famous for his 
recitals of the Shahnama, ib. 161. H uzn '! a merchant, ib. 
162. Abdi, wrote a mathnawi in imitation of the jjji* 
iU-^1) ih. 163. Mirza Muhammad Kiisim, with the 
takhallus Kasimi, author of the mathnawis tfj^) i/*^""' 
u ^s-' ? L], and the 5-«UjiLi (in homage of Shah 
Tahmasp Safawi), on fol. 46 s . 164. Kutbi, ib. Juwain: 
165. Shaikh Muhammad Sa'd-aldin, a companion of 
Shaikh Najm-aldin Kubra, author of the ^-!;p! J^^s-* 
and other Sufic compositions ; died, sixty-three years 
old, a.h. 605, ib. 166. Shams-aldin (or, according to 
Elliot 387, fol. 4l b , Shams-aldin Muhammad), the 
grandfather of the prime minister, Khwajah Shams- 
aldin Muhammad, ib. 167. Khwajah Shams-aldin 
Muhammad, wazir in Abakakhan's reign, left Persian 
and Arabic poetry ; he was the father of Baha-aldiu 
Muhammad, ib. 168. Ata-almulk, brother of the pre- 
ceding poet, author of the \^S ^Lftjj. ±lj\J, on fol. 46 b . 

Khabushdn : 169. Zain-aldin Said, Sultan Iskandar's 
kaliddar, ib. 170. Nau'i, ib. Khiudf : 171. Ibn Hu- 
sam, ib. 172. Taj-aldin Isma'il Bakharzi, ib. 173. 
Maulana Sa'd-aldin (according to Elliot 17 and 387, 
Sa'id-aldin), with the takhallus Iiaha'i, ib. 174. Khwa- 
jah Rukn-aldin Mahmud, originally of Sanjan (in the 
district of Khwaf), and therefore honoured by his 
spiritual teacher, Khwajah Maudud (Tishti, with the 
title of Shah-i-Sanjan, died a.h. 599, ib. 175. Saif- 
aldin of Bakharz (near Khwaf), pupil of Shaikh Najm- 
aldin Kubra, died A. h. 658 (or, according to Elliot 
387 : 657), on fol. 47 a . 176. 'Imad-aldin of Zuzan (near 
Khwaf), according to some a contemporary of Sultan 
Sanjar; he was a panegyrist of Tughanshah; the date of 
his death as given in the Nafahat, viz. 791 (Elliot 17 
has 658), is refuted here, ib. 177. Maulana Majd-aldin 
Kasimi, wrote a work, jJilil i-i. ,, in imitation of Sa'di's 
Gulistan, ib. 178. Malik, a descendant of the kings of 
Zuzan, ib. Sabzwdr : 179. Khwajah Auhad-aldin, 
with the takhallus Auhad ; died, eighty-one years old, 
a.h. 878 (or, according to Elliot 387, fol. 55", 888), ib. 
180. Mirza Badi'-alzaman, on fol. 47 b . 181. Mirza, 
Habib-allah, ib. 182. Haidari, ib. 183. Maulana 
Sharaf, with the takhallus Rashki, lived for a while in 
Kashan, and went afterwards to Gilan, ib. 184. Aka, 
Malik bin Jamal-aldin Shahi, in Baisunkar Mirza's 
service, died in Astarabad, seventy years old (the date 
is in this copy A. h. 808, but in Elliot 17 and 387 it is 
807), ib. 185. Kadi Ahmad, with the takhallus 
Figari, lived for a time in Kazwin, on fol. 48". 186. 
Ka'ili, one of the Kadi-sons of Sabzwar, died in Kazwin, 
ib. 187. Kami, a pupil of Jami, and on friendly 
terms with Diya-aldin Yiisuf, the son of Maulana 
Tughluk, died at Harat (date omitted in all copies), ib. 
188. Kamali, author of a ^^lllc tLi. ii>l=»wJ ,i s_oL_aLi., 
Ujslo, in Shah 'Abbas' time, ib. 189. Mir Khurd, 
with the takhallus Malali, brother of Mir Kalan of 
Sabzwar, ib. 190. Mirza Muhammad, ib. Sirnndn: 
191. lluku-aldin Sa'in, flourished in the reign of Tugha- 




Timurkhan, the last of the Cingizkhant Sultans, ib. 
192. Shah Ala-aldaulah, a Sufi, contemporary with, 
and rival of, Karnal-aldin 'Abd-alrazzak Kashi, on fol. 
48 b . 193. Yamini, an armourer, ib. Slstdn: 194. 
Abu-alfaraj Sijzi, the teacher of 'Unsuri and panegyrist 
of the Al-i-Simjur, governors of Khurasan under the 
Samanide princes : he composed satires on the Ghazna- 
wides during the struggle between Mahmud of Ghazna 
and Mir Abu 'All, and was only saved from death, after 
the overthrow of his master's rule, by the intercession 
of his grateful pupil, 'Unsuri, ib. 195. Kadi Ahmad 
Laghar (the meagre one, in contrast to another con- 
temporary Kadi of Sistan, who was very fat), was ill- 
treated by the governor of Sistan, and went to Kan- 
dahar, ib. 196. Tab'i, ib. 197. 'Ashiki, ib. 198. 
Abii-alhasan 'AH bin Kulu', with the takhallus Farrukhi, 
one of Sultan Mahmud's great court poets and panegy- 
rists ; he was a native of Sistan, went afterwards to 
Balkh, and gained the favour of the governor, Amir 
Nasr bin Nasir; here he wrote his famous kasidah, 
t ^o\ slxib ■ ° - > ,j ; in his later years he was honoured 
by Mahmud's patronage ; he also composed a prose 
work on poetical and rhetorical art, styled iiM-JI ^Ujsyj, 
and died a.h. 470, on fol. 49 a . Tils: 199. Hamzah 
bin 'Abd-almalik, with the takhallus Adhuri, son of one 
of the Sarbadars of Asfara'in, panegyrist of Shahrukh, 
Timur's son, made twice the pilgrimage to Makkah,went 
to India, where he was favourably received by Sultan 
Ahmad of Gulbargah, returned to Iran, and died, eighty- 
two years old, A.H. 866 (so in Elliot 387; here and in 
Elliot 1 7 the date is omitted). Works besides his poetry : 
\j ~\\ jl^, JJLj, (written in Makkah), ^jL-* is\jiia, 
^>JLiJl ^JLs*, ,\~»\ jjt\y*, and s_15L^. i^jLjI tv-i on 
fol. 50". 200. Asadi, the teacher of Firdausi ; he is said 
to have written the last 4000 baits of the Shahnama in 
two days, a story which the author of the Atashkada 
justly considers impossible, on fol. 50 b . 201. Asli, 
originally of Mashhad, on fol. 5i b . 202. Akdasi, 
ib. 203. Amini, originally of Mashhad, ib. 204. 
Khwajah Husain Thana'i, son of Khwajah Ghiyath 
Bazzaz (the draper), was in the service of Ibrahim Mirza 
Safawi, ib. 205. Mir Muhammad Tahir, with the 
takhallus Hazini (omitted here, but mentioned in the 
index on fol. 4 b , and supplied from Elliot 387, fol. 
59 a ). 206. Mirza Muhammad Radi, with the takhallus 
Danish, ib. 207. Sa'il, went in Shah Sulaiman Safawi's 
reign from Mashhad to Isfahan, ib. 208. Muhammad 
'Ali, with the takhallus Sabir, originally of Mashhad, 
ib. (Elliot 17 and 387 give the takhallus Sdbir to 
the contemporary of Shah Sulaiman, and the takhallus 
Sd'ir to Muhammad 'Ali). 209. Maulana Mirak, with 
the takhallus Salihi, one of Khwajah 'Abdallah Mar- 
warid Kirmani's sons, ib. 210. Tahir, a druggist in 
Mashhad, died young, on fol. 52*. 211. 'Abd-al'ali, 
ib. 212. Ghazali, went in Shah Tahmasp's time to 
India, and entered the service of the emperor Akhar, 
he is said to have written 40,000 baits in 16 volumes, 
ib. 213. Hakim Abu-alkasim Firdausi, with his full 
name, Hasan bin Ishak bin Sharafshah ; his takhallus 
is derived here from the name of his father's gardens, 
'Firdaus.' He died A. h. 421 (so), and left besides the 

Shahnama the romantic mathnawi, Ls-^Jj lJL-o, on 
fol. 53 a . 214. Mirza, Asghar, with the takhallus 
Fana'i (according to others his first poetical name was 
Mashhadi), on fol. 55 11 . 215. Mir Mu'izz-aldin Mu- 
hammad, with the takhallus Fitrat, went to India 
under Auraugzib, got the honorary title of Musawi- 
khan, and died there, ib. 216. Fana'i, the forage- 
vendor (in Elliot 387 only this second Fana'i is 
mentioned, in Elliot 17 only the first), on fol. 55 b . 
217. Haji Muhammad Jan Kudsi, went to India and 
died there, ib. 218. Kausl, on fol. 56*. 219. Mir 
'Imad-aldin Musawt, ib. 220. Mulhi Kasim All, the 
story-teller, ib. 221. Mir Muhammad Hashim, with 
the takhallus Mardumi, lived in Harat as companion of 
'Alikulikhau Shamlii, and was killed together with him, 
ib. 222. Mir Muhammad Muhsin, ib. 223. Mirza 
Malik Mashriki, originally of Mashhad, but born in 
Isfahan, one of Shah 'Abbas' munshis ; he also wrote a 
famous kasidah in honour of Shah Safi, ib. 224. Mani, 
was at first a potter like his father, afterwards he 
entered the service of Muhammad Muhsin Mirza, the 
son of Sultan Husain Mirza Baikara, and was highly 
patronised, on fol. 56 b . 225. Sayyid Muhammad 
Jamabaf (the weaver), a great rubai writer, went to 
India; his takhallus is said to have been Fikri, ib. 
226. Khwajah Nizam -almulk, the famous wazir of 
Alp Arslan and Malikshah, ib. 227. Nisbati of Mash- 
had, lived for a time in Adharbaijan, is buried in 
Ardabil, on fol. 57 a . 228. Nazir, ib. 229. Hamdami, 
a confectioner in Mashhad, ib. 230. Khwajah 'Ali, 
with the takhallus Wakifi, a nephew of Haji Muhammad 
Jan Kudsi, ib. Ghaznin : 231. Sayyid Hasan, in 
Bahramshah's time, lived after having made his pil- 
grimage in Baghdad, died in Juwain, A. H. 565, ib. 

232. Hakim Sana'), the author of the Hadikah, died in 
Ghazna, a.h. 545 ; he was a pupil of Shaikh Abu Yusuf 
of Hamadan ; Sultan Bahramshiih offered him his sister 
in marriage, but he declined the honour, on fol. 58*. 

233. Muhammad bin Rashid Shihab-aldin, was born, 
lived, and died in Ghazna, was contemporary with 
Sana'i and panegyrist of Bahramshah bin Mas'ud and 
Khusraushah, on fol. 64a. 234. 'Imad-aldin, said by 
some to be a son of Mukhtari (see No. 236), by others 
to be identical with 'Imadl Sbahriyari, on fol. 64 b . 235. 
Jamal-aldin Nasir, with the takhallus Kafirak, ib. 
236. 'Uthman Mukhtari, who used in the beginning 
of his literary career 'Uthman as takhallus, but ex- 
changed it afterwards for Mukhtari ; he was a contem- 
porary of Sana'i, intimate friend of Sultan Ibrahim of 
Ghazna, and died there A.h. 544, ib. Gh&r : 237. 
Amir Husaini Sadat, lived in Harat, pupil of Shaikh 
Shihab-aldin Suhrawardi, and friend of Shaikh 'Iraki 
and Shaikh Auhadi Kirmani ; it was in answer to his 
questions that Mahmud Shabistari wrote thejh ^^iAf; 
he is the author of the c ^ / il_~J1 jlj, and died at 
Harat A. h. 729, on fol. 66 a . Gharjistdn : 238. 'Abd- 
alwasi' Jabali, went at first to Harat and entered 
Bahramshah's service, afterwards he was honoured by 
Sultan Sanjar's patronage ; according to some authori- 
ties he was originally a dihkan ; he had many poetical 
contests and wrote kasidas in honour of Sanjar, Bahram- 
shah, and Mas'udshah, ib. 239.Nizari of Kuhistan, on fol. 




69a. Kd'in: 240. Shiwani, ib. 241. "Wall, of the 
Dasht-i-Bayad family, on fol. 69b. Kirind/n : 242. 
Maulana Auhadi, the great Sufi, friend of Shaikh 
Muhyi-aldin and Shaikh Sayyid Husaini Sadat, died 
A. h. 536(1); he left besides other poetry a mathnawi, 
., on fol. 7o a . 243. Abu Bakr, on 

entitled ^5,^ 

fol. 7o b . 244^ Shaikh Abu Harold, ib. 245. Khwa- 
jah Shihab-aldin 'Abdallah Marwarid, with the takhal- 
lus Bayani, son of Khwajah Shams-aldin Muhammad 
Kirmani, flourished under Sultan Husain Mirza, and 
died at Harat A. h. 922 : besides kasidas, ghazals, kit'as, 
and rubais he left a mathnawi i_jLj».}H (_>~Jj-°, another, 
styled ^j>_ r ^ . jr—^ - ' an< ^ an unfinished rhymed 
chronicle of Tinuir's exploits (04s 1 - ^ V> • « Zrl)^ 
^Jl^sXJ), ib. 246. Maulana Bald, with his^full 
name, Mir Abd-albaki, a descendant of Shah Nur-aldin 
Ni'mat-allah, praised by Mulla Umidi of Taharan, and 
killed during the combat between Shah Ismail Safawi 
and Sultan Salim Uthmani, a. h. 926, on fol. 7i a . 
247. Khaju («>-U>-) or rather Khwaju (jj>-^», as the 
name is spelt correctly in Elliot 17 and in the index of 
this MS. and Elliot 387), author of the jtyiW i**>)j, an 
imitation of the Makhzan-alasrar, and of the , i^U-a 
yjjUa, written in Baghdad ; he was a pupil of Shah 
*Ala-aldaulah Simnani, and died A. h. 742, ib. 248. 
Rafi'-aldin, ib. 249. Mulla Kadi Rashidi (according 
to Elliot 17 and 387, Rushdi), ib. 250. Nur-aldin 
Shah Ni'mat-allah, with the takhallus Sayyid, ib. 
251. Maulana Sharaf-aldin, a native of Bafik near 
Kirman, flourished under Shah Tahmasp, and died at 
Kazwin A. H. 974, ib. 252. 'Imad Fakih, in the be- 
ginning of the Muzaffaride dynasty, died A. h. 693, ib. 
253. Mir Shams-aldin Muhammad, with the takhallus 
Fahmi, was prime minister under Sultan Muhammad 
Safawi, on fol. 71 b . 254. Muzaffar, ib. 255. Tayyan, a 
native of Bamm near Kirman, ib. 256. Maulana Wahshi 
of Bafik, usually called Yazdi, since he spent the greater 
part of his life in Yazd, author of famous ghazals and 
of three mathnawis : (a) ^j p jJli. in the metre of 
Makhzan-alasrar ; (6) . JiL.. JslS in the metre of 
Khusrau-il-Shirin ; (c) ^yij-*J^* jLft^i in the same 
metre, incomplete, ib. 257. Hashimi, with the epithet 
Jahangir, author of the mathnawi XJ^\ , (j Vi * (an 
imitation of Niziuni's Makhzan-alasrar), on fol. 77". 
Marw : 258. Abu Hanifah Iskafi, a pupil of the .1 ,» & 
^U, ib. 259. Sayyid Mubaraksliah, on fol. 77 b . 
260. Talhah, ib. 261. 'Abd-al'aziz bin Mansur, with 
the takhallus Asjadi (or 'Asjudi, as the name is spelt 
here ijxsr-^), a pupil of 'Unsuri and court poet of 
Sultan Mahmiid, ib. 262. Majd-aldin Abu Ishak, 
with the takhallus Kisa'i, a Sufi, younger contem- 
porary of Rudagl, panegyrist of the Samanide princes 
and of Sultan Mahmud of Gliazna (comp. the edition 
of his poems with metrical German translation by 
Dr. Ethe in ' Sitzungsberichte der Miinchener Acade- 
mic,' 1874, pp. 133-148), ib. 263. Kalami, ib. Rdna 
and Mahna : 264. Shaikh Fadl-allah Abu Sa'id bin 
Abu-alkhair, the great rubai writer, died A. h. 440 
(comp. the edition of his rubais with metrical Ger- 
man translation by Dr. Ethe in ' Sitzungsberichte der 

Miinchener Academie,' 1875, pp. 145-168, and 1878, 
pp. 38-70), on fol. 78 a . 265. Abu-alfaraj, panegyrist of 
Sultan Zahir-aldin Ibrahim of Ghazna (reigned A. h. 
451-492) and of Mas'iid bin Ibrahim; when Sultan 
Ibrahim got embittered against Mas'iid Sa'd Salman, 
Abu-alfaraj became afraid of him and betook himself 
to Lahur, but entered afterwards again that Sultan's 
service, on fol. 78*". 266. Khwajah Abu Nasr, with 
the takhallus Nasiri, a descendant of Abu Sa'id bin 
Abu-alkhair, on fol. 79 s . Nasd : 267. Kadi Shams- 
aldin, ib. 268. Kadi Majd-aldin, ib. 269. Humai, 
spent the greater part of his life in Transoxania, on fol. 
79 b . Nishdpilr : 270. Shahfur ibn Muhammad, with 
the takhallus Ashhari, a descendant of 'Umar Khay- 
yam and pupil of Zahir Faryabi, rose to high honours 
under Sultan Muhammad bin Tukush, died in Tabriz 
A. h. 600, buried in Surkhab, ib. 271. Khabbazi, one 
of the Samanide poets (comp. Dr. Ethe's essay, ' Rddagi's 
Vorlaufer und Zeitgenossen ' in ' Morgenlandische For- 
schungen,' Leipzig, 1875, p. 50), ib. 272. 'Umar 
Khayyam (or as he is styled here, 'Umar bin Khayyam), 
a school-fellow of Nizam-almulk and Hasan Sabbah, ib. 
273. Badi-aldin, panegyrist of Arslan bin Tughrulbeg 
Saljuki, lived a long time in Samarkand, made a pil- 
grimage to Makkah and became a pupil of Shaikh 
Mu'in-aldin, the uncle of Shaikh Sa'd-aldin Hamawi, 
on fol. 8o b . 274. Maulana Ghiyath-aldin Ahmad, with 
the takhallus Sami, on fol. 81 a . 275. Saifi, panegyrist 
of Tukushkhan Khwarizmshahi, ib. 276. Shahidi, ib. 
277. Shaikh Sadr-aldin, under the Khwarizmshahs, 
was originally auditor of the province of Nishapur, but 
afterwards resigned this position in favour of his son, 
and retired from the outer world, ib. 278. Amir Sun'i 
(here : Saifi), ib. 279. Shaikh 'Attar, that is, Abu Talib 
Farid-aldin Muhammad, called Shaikh-alauliya and 
Sulaiman the second, put to death a. h. 627; the 
mathnawis, enumerated here, are : s_oli 15-4-!', i^\ij-n\y>-, 

&-.0 ^ j, and JJo i jifon fol. 8i b . 280. Mulla 
Mukim Fauji, on fol. 82 1 '. 281. Maulana Lutf-allah, 
contemporary with Timur and his first successors, quoted 
by Adhuri in his .L^l yi\y*, ib. 282. Lutfi, on fol. 
83 a . 283. Nidai, lived for a time in Yazd, ib. 284. 
Naziri (according to others a native of Juwain), came 
in early youth as merchant from Khurasan to 'Irak and 
Adharbaijan, went afterwards to India and entered the 
service of the Khankhanan, ib. 285. Yahya bin Mu- 
hammad bin Yahya, on fol. 84 a . Eardt : 286. Abu 
Bakr Azraki, pupil of 'Abdallah Ansari and king of 
poets at the court of Tughanshah Saljuki, for whom he 
wrote a book in verse on sexual intercourse, entitled 
i^JLL^ s-~aJl; he died a. h. 527, on fol. 84 b . 287. Abu 
Isma'il, that is, 'Abdallah bin Mansur Muhammad 
alansari, a pupil of Shaikh Abu-alhasan Kharkani, on 
fol. 86 a . 288. Imami, a panegyrist of the Atabcgs of 
Fars and contemporary of Sa'di, died in Isfahan, A. H. 
676, ib. 289. Asafi, son of Khwajah Ni'mat-allah, was 
wazir of Sultan Abu Sa'id and died A. H. 920 at Harat ; 
besides a diwan he left a mathnawi in the metre of 
Nizami's Makhzan-alasrar, on fol. 86 b . 290. Ismi, on 




fol. 87". 291. Banna'i, son of an architect, roused the 
anger of Mir 'Alishir and was obliged to flee into 
Transoxania, where he entered the service of Sultan 
'Ali Mirza ; later on he became a friend and companion 
of Muhammad Shaibani, and died A. h. 917 (or rather 
according to Elliot 387. fol. 92b; 918); he uses in his 
ghazals the takhallus Hall, on fol. 87 a . 292. Haidar, 
was originally a baker, died A. h. 959, on fol. 87 b . 
293. Khalidi, on fol. 88". 294. Maulana Hasan 'Ali 
Kbarras (the dealer in wine-jars), with the takhallus 
Raja'i, made a pilgrimage to Makkah ami became in Kaz- 
win a companion of Mirza Sharafjahan Kazwini, who had 
just retired from the world, ib. 295. Zulali, died A. h. 
931 at Harat, ib. 296. Shadl, ib. 297. Sabiihi (ac- 
cording to others a native of Badakhshan), died in India, 
ib. 298. Taliiri, died A. h. 946 at Harat, ib. 299. 
Ghazali, a pupil of Haidar the baker (No. 292), went 
to India and had poetical contests with Ghazali of 
Mashhad, ib. 300. Fasihi, was in the service of Mur- 
tada Kuhkhan Shamlu, on fol. 88 b . 301. Maulana 
Fakhr-aldin, a companion of Sultan Sanjar, ib. 302. 
Darwish Maksud Tirgar (the arrow-maker), lived in 
Mashhad, died 90 years old, a. h. 707 (so according to 
Elliot 387, fol. 94 a , this copy has 77), ib. 303. Tusuf- 
shah Katibi, lived in Harat as katib, ib. 304. Muzaffar 
(whom Daulatshah with great exaggeration calls 1he 
second Khakani), was a contemporary of Malik Mu'izz- 
aldin Kurt, ib. 305. Nazim, panegyrist of the Shamlu 
family, who governed Harat, and author of a mathnawi, 
U-^jj i-a-yJ, on fol. 89". 306. Wasfl, ib. 

c. Tabaristdn, Jurjdn, LdMjdn, Rasht, and Mdzan- 
dar&n : 

Astardbdd : 307. Khwajah 'Ali, with the takhallus 
Bazari, ib. 308. Khwajah Ghiyath-aldin Muhammad, 
with the takhallus Bazmi,ib. 309. Sayyid Hasan Kadi, 
with the takhallus Huzni, killed by 'Abdallahkhan's 
order, ib. 310. Daimi, ib. 311. Kaughani, ib. 312. 
Sairi, on fol. 89b. 313. Sahabi, ib. 314. Fasih-aldin, 
with the takhallus Sahib, born in Kabudjama near 
Astarabad, was in Mir 'Alishir's and Sultan Husain 
Mirza's service, died in Astarabad a. h. 917, ib. 315. 
Sultan Muhammad, with the takhallus Sidki, died in 
Kashan, ib.' 316. Mir'Abd-alhakk, ib. ' 317.' Ghiyathi, 
a sayyah or wandering monk, ib. 318. Mir 'Imad- 
aldin Muhammad, with the takhallus Fidai, ib. 319. 
Farighi, ib. 320. Furiighi, in Shah Tahmasp's service, 
on fol. 90 11 . 321. Mirza Abii-alkasim, born in Fandar- 
sag near Astarabad, greatly honoured both by the 
rulers of Iran and Hindustan, died in Isfahan under 
Shah Safi, ib. 322. Mir Muhammad Mu'min, was the 
teacher of Sultan Haidar Mirzai Safawi, died in India, 
ib. 323. Mir Muradi, lived for a long time in Yazd, 
died on his pilgrimage to Makkah in Tabriz A. H. 976, 
ib. 324. Maulana Nizam, author of a mathnawi, 
U M . » . \ jj ^l, . \ ..,, died at Astarabad a.h. 921, ib. 
Jurjdn : 325. Shams-aldin Muhammad 'Ajibi, author 
of a famous kasidah in honour of Sam bin Husain, on 
fol. 90b. 326. Fakhr-aldin As'ad, ib. 327. Maulana 
Lami'i of Jurjan, went in early youth to Khurasan and 
became a disciple of Muhammad Ghazali ; afterwards he 
lived for a time in Bukhara, ib. 328. Mas'ud bin Sa'd 
bin Salman (according to others a native of Hamadan), 

began to flourish at Ghazna at the end of Sultan Mas'ud 
bin Mahmud's reign and rose to high honours, but was 
imprisoned by Sultan Ibrahim in the fortress of Nai, 
released and incarcerated again ; after having obtained 
his freedom for a second time he retired from the world 
and devoted himself to Sufic contemplations only, he 
died a.h. 515 at Ghazna, on fol. 92 s1 . 329. Yusuf, 
on fol. 95 a . Gildn : 330. Maulana Muhammad Haji, 
ib. 331. Shuhudi, originally of Lahijan, contemporary 
with Sultan Ya'kub, died a.h. 927, ib. 332. Mir 
Faghfur, the panegyrist of Sultan Parwiz, the son of 
Shah Salim ; as long as he was in Iran he used as 
takhallus Basmi, ib. 333. Talib, originally of Lahijan, 
was in the service of Khan Ahmadkhan and died A. h. 
967, ib. 334. Fidai, known as Shaikhzada, son of 
Shaikh Shams-aldin Muhammad Lahiji, born in Shiraz, 
flourished in Shah Isma'il Safawi's time, and was also 
patronised by Muhammad Shaibani, he died a.h. 927, 
on fol. 95b. 335. Fakhr-aldaulah 'Amid-aldin, was in 
the service of Indian rulers, and died 54 years old, A.h. 
792, ib. 336. Maulana 'Abd-alrazzak, with the takhal- 
lus Fayyad, originally of Lahijan, spent the greater 
part of his life at Kumm and is therefore usually styled 
Kunnni ; he is the author of the jj^o -ajiTib. 337. 
Mulla Niir-aldin Muhammad, with the takhallus Firari, 
entered in Gilan the service of Khan Ahmadkhan and 
went afterwai-ds to Kazwin, on fol. 96 a . 338. Kamati, 
ib. 339. Kamal, ib. 340. Makhfi of Rasht,' in the 
service of Imam Kulikhan, governor of Fars, ib. 341 . 
Nadim, of Lahijan, went to India and attached himself 
to Maulana Naiiri of Nishapur, ib. 342. Baba Nasibi, 
born in Gilan, lived for some time in Tabriz as con- 
fectioner, was afterwards through Baba Fighani of 
Shiraz introduced to Sultan Ya'kub Turkman, and 
was highly favoured by him ; he died in Tabriz, 
ib. 343. Kadi Abdallah, with the takhallus Yakini, 
born and killed in Lahijan, on fol. 96b. 344. Kadi 
Yahya, a nephew of Kadi 'Abdallah, was for some 
time in the imperial service of India, settled after- 
wards in Kashan and died A. h. 952 (or according 
to Elliot 387, a.h. 953), ib. Mdzandardn: 345. 
Mulla Muhammad Sa'id, with the takhallus Ashraf, 
born in Isfahan, went to India and returned afterwards 
to his native town, ib. 346. Mulhl 'Ali Jawid, died 
at Isfahan A. h. 1007 (1 .v ?), ib. 347. Talib of Amul, 
served for some time Shah Salim in India, on fol. 97 a . 
348. Siraj-aldin Kumri (i^-J), born probably in Amul, 
(according to others in Khwarizm or Jurjan), a pupil of 
Imam Fakhr Razi, contemporary with Kamal-aldin 
Isma'il, Bafi'-aldin Lunbani and 'Imadi Shahriyari, 
panegyrist of Sultan Ghiyath-aldin Malikshah Khwa- 
rizmshahi (Daulatshah makes him by mistake a native 
of Kazwin and panegyrist of SuMn Abu Sa'id Cingiz- 
khani, who lived 150 years after Ghiyath-aldin), ib. 
d. 'Irdk in two sections : 1. 'Irdk-i-'Arab : 
Baghddd : 349. Aminai Najafi, son of Maulana 
Mahmud, the janitor of the nJjji iil^~>\ , on fol. 98b. 

350. Fuduli, both a Turkish and Persian poet, ib. 

351. Sayyid Muhammad Najafi, went to India, but 
being unsuccessful there, returned to Iran, ib. 352. 
Shaikh Muhammad, of a family of Jabal 'Amil, ib. 





2. 'Irdk-i-'Ajam : 

Isfahdn ; 353. Abdal, was originally a druggist, 
turned then a Sufi, but was very much addicted to 
sensual pleasures, so that he once ran about in Tabriz 
quite naked from top to toe, on fol. 99 11 . 354. Mir 
Muhammad Bakir Damad, with the takhallus Ishrak 
(his name 'Damad' he derived from his father Sliams- 
aldin Muhammad, who was the 'damad' or son-in-law 
of Shaikh 'Ali Abd-al'adil; according to Elliot 17 
and 387, Abd-al'al) 'Aiuili, contemporary and friend 
of Shah 'Abbas the Great, ib. 355. Mirza Amin, born 
in the village of Nasrabad Marbin near Isfahan, ib. 
356. Auji of Natanza (in the district of Isfahan), was 
during Shah 'Abbas' reign in the service of Husaiukhan 
Shamlu at Harat, ib. 357. Amtrbeg, a butcher in 
Isfahan, ib. 358. Mir Jalal Asir, ib. 359. Ayati, a 
schoolmaster, ib. 360. Shaikh Baha-aldin Muhammad, 
with the takhallus Baha'i, originally of Jabal 'Amil in 
Syria, went in early youth to Isfahan and flourished 
there in Shah 'Abbas' time, ib. 361. Mirza Bakir, 
originally of Natanza, lived in Isfahan, on fol. 99I 1 . 
362. Mulla Pir Jamal, born in Ardastan near Isfahan, 
ib. 363. Amir Taki (known as Mirshah, according to 
Elliot 17 and 387), went to the Dakhan in Ibrahim 
Kutbshah's reign and afterwards on a pilgrimage to 
Makkah, ib. 364. Aka Taki (not Laiki, as this copy 
has, since such a name would be entirely out of har- 
mony with the alphabetical arrangement, always strictly 
observed), son of Aka Malik Mu'arraf, went to India in 
Jahangir's reign and entered the service of prince Par- 
wiz, ib. 365. Mirza, Muhammad Muhsin, with the 
takhallus Ta'thir, whose forefathers had been brought 
over by Shah 'Abbas from Tabriz to Isfahan ; he flou- 
rished under Shah Husain Safawi, ib. 366. Khwajah 
Jamal Munshi (born in Isfahan, not in Kirman, as 
others state), contemporary with Khwajah Shams-aldin 
Muhammad, the prime minister, ib. 367. Zain-aldin 
Jannati, a native of the village of Jaz (jL), author of a 
mathnawi^L^Ji jjjjLi, ib. 368. Khwajah Jalal-aldin 
Darkani (so distinctly in Elliot 17 and 387, jlSTj, 
Darkan being a village of Jushkan near Isfahan), 
son of Khwajah Skihab-aldin, pupil of Zahir Faryabi 
and panegyrist of the Atabegs, especially of Kizil 
Arslan ; he lived for a time in Tabriz and went after- 
wards to Khurasan, where he became a pupil of Shaikh 
Najm-aldin Kubra,hedied in the 'Irak, on fol. ioo a . 369. 
Jamal-aldin 'Abd-alrazzak, began to flourish under 
Sultan Muhammad Khwarizmshah, and was contempo- 
rary with Khakani and Mujir Bailakani, ib. 370. Khwa- 
jah Habib-allak, on fol. i02 b . 371. Huzni, a nephew of 
Mulla, Niki, ib. 372. Mirza Salman, with the takhal- 
lus Hisabi, a good musician and author of a tadhkirah, 
ib. 373. Khatami, ib. 374. Hilm'i (on the margin), 
ib. 375. Mirza Da'ud, son of Mirza Abdallah of 
Isfahan, with the takhallus Tsbk, flourished under 
Shah Sulaiman and Sultan Husain Safawi, on fol. 103". 
376. Mulla, Mirak, with the takhallus Dai, son of 
Mulla Damiri, was originally a mere transcriber with 
the takhallus Mahrumi, later on he became a poet him- 
self and assumed the takhallus Da i, author of a poem, 
jbp «L^5 c^Li. ; i, ib. 377. Dhauki, originally of 
Ardastan, ib. 378. Radi, with his real name, Zamanai 

nakkash (the painter) of Isfahan, used originally as 
takhallus Anwar, ib. 379. Khwajah Saif-aldin Mahmud, 
with the takhallus Raja'i, ib. 380. Mirza Sayyid Rida, 
rose to high dignity under Sultan Husain Safawi and 
died during the same reign, on fol. I03 b . 381. Mu- 
hammad Ridapasha, went to Eiim, was for a time 
Pasha of Egypt, but retired thence into the Ka'bah, ib. 
382. Radi, ib. 383. Rafi'-aldin Lunbani, with his 
real name, Abd-al'aziz Mas'ud (Lunban is a village in 
the district of Isfahan), contemporary with Jamal- 
aldin Abd-alrazzak, Kamal-aldin Isma'il, and Sharaf- 
aldin Shufurwah ; he lived for a time in Rai and died in 
Isfahan (a. h. 603 according to Elliot 387; in Ouseley 
Add. 183 and Elliot 17 the year is omitted), ib. 384. 
Sayyid Hasan, with the takhallus Zinat, on fol. 104*. 
385. Salik, ib. 386. Mirza Shah Husain (or Husaini 
according to Elliot 387), with the takhallus Saki, 
originally a builder, became wazir under Shah Isma'il 
Safawi, was assassinated by Shah Kuli A. 11. 929, ib. 
387. Sipihri, originally of Ardastan, lived in Isfahan, 
was a Sufi, ib. 388. Sarraj-i-Hakkak, ib. 389. Sa'da 
of Ardastan, went to India, but returned to his native 
country, ib. 390. Mirza Salman, wazir under Sultan 
Muhammad Safawi, ib. 391. Sharaf-aldin Fadl-allah 
Shufurwah. contemporary with Jamal-aldin 'Abd-alraz- 
zak and Rafi'-aldin Lunbani, author of a treatise JjL_LI 
jJI (a kind of imitation of Zamakhsharis ^j\Jo\ 
jjl), ib. 392. Hakim Shifa'i, with his real name: 
Sharaf-aldin Hasan, a clever physician, was highly 
favoured by Shah 'Abbas the Great, on fol. 104b. 
393. Shah Nazar, lived for a time in India, ib. 394. 
Aka Shahaki, born in Zaman, a village near Isfahan, 
on fol. 105 11 . 395. Shah Shuja-aldin Mahmud, a 
nephew of Khalifah Asad-allah, the governor of Mash- 
had, ib. 396. Shu'aib of Jushkan (near Isfahan), 
author of a mathnawi, Lie } ,jjj, ib. 397. Shikibi, 
ib. 398. Muhammad Ibrahim, with the takhallus 
Shaukati, went to India, ib. 399. Sadikai Gaw, was 
employed as servant in the old mosque of Isfahan, ib. 
400. Sabri of Ardastan, ib. 401. Mir Sabri^ with his 
real name : Ruzbahan, used at first as takhallus Faris, 
lived at Kazwin at the same time as Shah Tahmasp 
Safawi, but returned afterwards to his native town, ib. 
402. Maulana Sufi, with his real name : Mulla, Muham- 
mad Zaman, on fol. 105b. 403. Kamal-aldin Husain, 
with the takhallus Damiri, flourished in Shah Tahmasp 
Safawi's reign, author of six mathnawis, viz. :Li . jb, 

5-oLi jJ_l5LJ , and of seven diwans of ghazals, viz. 
JLSl Li*A~., JU uy,j-o, JljSill jS, Jlj^j i J^Si, 
JjLo J-iL-», JLiLo jXc, JWi (j-Jj; of four other 
diwans in imitation of Sa'dis Tayyibat, Badai', Khawa- 
tim, and Ghazaliyyat, viz. ^j^U., >JLl^»,^lJ1 ijljj, 
js~l' ijLp ; of another diwan, called J^jJI y^c, in 
imitation of Hafiz; and of thirteen similar diwans, in 
imitation of those of Baba, Fighani, Jami, Lisani, 
Shahi of Sabzwar, BanmVi of Harat, Mir Salihi of 
Mashhad, Asafi of Harat, Baba, Shahidi of Kumm, 
Amir Humayun, Mirza Sharafjahan Kazwini, Kamal 
Khujandi, Amir Khusrau, and Amir Hasan of Dihli, 




jJ j-» , JUS l?U- 

ib. 404. Mirza Nur-allah, with the 

viz. JU» L-J(, Jl«5l ^, JUUI u ~i\, J5U.^s~, 

and JL. ^_ 

takhallus Diya, was in Shah 'Abbas' privy council, on 
fol. ro6 a . 405. Tahir, onfol. 107a. 406. Zahir-aldin, 
brother of Sharaf-aldin Shufurwah, ib. 407. Aka 'Ali, 
with the takhallus 'Ishrati, went to India, returned 
afterwards and was buried in Mashhad, ib. 408. Ghazi 
Kalandar, lived in Simnan, ib. 409. Farid-aldin 
Ahwal, contemporary with Imam! (according to Elliot 
387 Ahi) of Harat, according to others Imami's own 
son, ib. 410. Fathi of Ardastan, on fol. io8 b . 411. 
Muhammad Ridabeg, with the takhallus Fikrt, ib. 
412. Kasimi of Ardastan, died in Isfahan, ib. 413. 
Mir Shah Kiwam-aldin, under Shah Isma'il Safawi, ib. 
414. Kahi mi, under Shah Safi, ib. 415. Mirza Abu- 
alkasim Kabul!, was born in Turkistan, grew up and 
nourished in Kabul, and went in the emperor Humayun's 
reign to India, ib. 416. Kamal-aldin Isma'il, son of 
Jamal-aldin 'Abd-alrazzak, with the epithet j&i. 
^ylxjl, fell in the massacre of Isfahan, caused by 
Uktai Ka'an, the son of Cingizkhan A. h. 635, ib. 
417. Muflih (so according to Elliot 17 and 387 and the 
index of the present copy; the text exhibits twice 
Mudami), on fol. 115a. 418. Mudami, ib. 419. 
MusAhib of Na'in, ib. 420. Khalifah Asad-allah, with 
the takhallus Maluli, originally of Mazandaran, lived 
for a time in Isfahan, on fol. 1 15b. 421. Mir'Abd-aTal 
(so correct in Elliot 17 and 387, the present copy has 
*Abd-al'adil), with the takhallus Najat, was employed 
in the library under Sultan Husain Safawi, and a fine 
Nasta'lik writer, ib. 422. Natik, ib. 423. Nuri, ib. 
424. Zain-aldin Mas'ud, with the takhallus Niki, son 
of Ali Hallaj of Isfahan, author of a mathnawi, ijoj 
^Ixill, an imitation of Nizami's Makhzan-alasrar, on foi. 
n6 a . 425. Nasir Khusrau (with the famous autobio- 
graphy, a model of literary forgery), on fol. 116b. 
426. Mirza Shahkuli, with the takhallus Wahid (not 
Hamid, as this copy reads), on fol. 121 s . 427. Mirza 
Hasan, with the takhallus Wahib, lived in Shah 'Abbas' 
time and died at Yazd, ib. 428. Mirza Hadi, son of 
Mirza Shah Taki, the Shaikh-alislam of Mashhad, on 
fol. 1 2 ib. 429. Mirza Hadi, son of Mirza. Eafi'-aldin 
Muhammad Shahrastani (or Shaibani according to 
Elliot 17 and 387), the prime minister, went in later 
years to India, ib.^ Jarfddkdn , Khwdnsdr, and Kamarah : 
430. Sairi Jarfadkani, was in the service of Imam 
Kuhkhan, the governor of Fars ; he died on his pil- 
grimage to Hijaz, ib. 431. 'Itabi Jarfadkani, ib. 
432. Najib-aldin Jarfadkani, a panegyrist of the Saljuk 
Sultans, ib. 433. Tasnifi of Khwansar, on fol. i2 2 a . 
434. Aka. Husain Khwansari, in Shah Sulaiman Safawi's 
time, ib. 435. Khidri of Khwansar, ib. 436. Zulali 
of Khwansar, the famous author of the seven math- 
nawis jVjI . j, 

b ^lT t 

.IJlJJ JJuLi, 8jL^-°, 

■ JJ 

and u_»Lj 


first of which is left unfinished ; Shaikh Abd-alhusain 
of Kamarah put Zulali's diwan in order in India, and 

Tughra of Mashhad wrote a preface to it, ib. 437. 
Shukhi, on fol. 122b. 438. Husam, with the takhallus 
Sabuhi, a mathnawi writer, ib. 439. Shaikh 'Ali Nak'i 
°f Kamarah, flourished in Kashan, ib. Rai : 440. Mau- 
lana, Umidi of Taharan, with his real name Arshasp, 
began to flourish in Shah Isma'il Safawi's reign, and 
was a pupil of Maulana Jalal-aldin Dawani ; he was 
killed at the instigation of Shah Kiwam-aldin Nur- 
bakhshi, on fol. 123b. 44 1. Kam'al-aldin, with the 
takhallus Pindar (so in Elliot 17 and 387, in this 
copy the takhallus is omitted) of Kuhistan in Rai, 
panegyrist of Majd-aldaulah Dailami, he wrote Persian' 
Arabic, and Dailamitic verses, on fol. 124b. 442. Mir 
Muhammad Yusuf, with the takhallus Khulki, his 
mother went to Harat after his father's death, 'in the 
time of Sultan Husain Mirza, and there the poet began 
to flourish ; later on he went to Khurasan and became 
w.i/ir of Shah Isma'il Safawi ; in consequence of calum- 
niations he was killed, A. h. 927, by order of Amirkhan, 
the governor of Khurasan, ib. 443. Shah Rida, son 
of Shah Baha-aJdaulah, the most excellent of Shah 
K.isim Nurbakhsh's sons, ib. 444. Sail of Hamadan, 
travelled also in 'Irak and Adharbaijan, ib. 445. 
Shaptir, one of Maulana Umidi Taharani's sons, had 
at first the takhallus Firibi, went twice to India and 
enjoyed the friendship of Sultan Salim and Mirza Ja'far 
Kazwini ; after his return to his native country he died, 
ib.^ 446. Mir Saidi of Taharan, began to flourish in 
Shah Sulaiman Safawi's time, later on he went to India 
and died there, on fol. 125b. 447. Shah Safi Nur- 
bakhshi, retired from the world into the temple of 
Makkah after the death of his brother Shah Kiwam- 
alilin, on whom vengeance was taken for the assassina- 
tion of Umidi (see No. 440), ib. 448. Sabir, ib. 
449. Ustad Ata-allah, ib. 450. Kadi Ata-allah, bro- 
ther of Kadi Muhammad, in Shah Safi's time, on fol. 
I26 a . 451.'Imadi Shahriyari, under the Saljuk Sultans, 
highly praised by Hasan of Ghazna and Auhad-aldin 
Anwari, he was the panegyrist of Tughrul bin Arslan 
Saljuk! and died in Shahriyar ; another 'Imadi is said to 
have lived in Ghazna (comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., under 
'Imadi), ib. 452. Abu Yazid Muhammad Gbada'iri (so 
correct in the general index, the text here reads dis- 
tinctly Ada'iri), the most excellent of the poets of 
'Irak, court poet of Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna, ib. 
453. Fahmi, on fol. 126b. 454. Fikri of Damawand, 
ib. 455. Abu-almafakhir, with the takhallus Fakhiri, 
in the time of Sultan Ghiyath Muhammad bin Malik- 
shah Saljuki ; a kit' ah of his saved Mazandaran from 
plunder and pillage by the troops of Sultan Mas'ud bin 
Malikshah, ib. 456. Imam Fakhr, that is, Abdallah 
Muhammad bin al-Husaini alkuraishi albakri, born 
A. h. 544, died 606, on fol. 127*. 457. Karibi of 
Damawand, ib. 458. Lutfi, a banker (^lt*,) in 
Taharan, ib. 459. Mir Nasibi, with his real name 
Sa'd-alhakk, went in early life from Rai to Shiraz and 
entered the service of Mulla, Jalal Dawani, after whose 
death he returned to his native place ; he died A. H. 9 14, 
ib. 460. Shaikh Najm-aldin, known as Daya, one of 
the companions of Shaikh Najm-aldin Kubra, who 
entrusted the young man's spiritual education to the 
Shaikh Majd-aldin Baghdadi ; he is the author of the 





(_pUb — ^i>j (jplia. i— »..,;, S (or as Elliot 17 and 387 read, 
(JjUs. -^j ,_f)Ub i — a-t-S), and of the jpUiJ _s* .. ..,»T ; 
he died a. h. 654 in Baghdad, ib. 461. Muhammad 
Sharif, with the takhallus Hijri, a relation of Undid!, 
had for a time an official employment in Isfahan, where 
the poet Salami, together with his brother Kalami, 
wrote a poem to his praise; he died a. h. 982 at Yazd, 
on fol. 12 7 1 '. Sdwa: 462. Aftabi, ib. 463. Ja'fari, 
was in later years in the service of the governors of 
Tabriz, ib. 464. Judai, ib. 465. Harifi, ib. 466. 
Amir Zindadil, ib. 467. Siizi, lived a long time in 
Isfahan, therefore often called Isfahan!, with his real 
name Hasan 'All, his first takhallus was Jafakash 
(tribulation-bearer), but after a journey to Khurasan 
he assumed that of Suzi ; he was secretary in the 
madrasah of Harun in Isfahan, and died there A. h. 
1002, ib. 468. Salman, that is, Jamal-aldin, son of 
Ala-aldin of Sawa, panegyrist of Amir Shaikh Hasan, 
of his son Sultan Uwais and of Dilshad Khatun, died 
A. h. 769 (Elliot 17 and 387 read 669), on fol. i28 a . 
469. Mir Shauki, went to India, on fol. 129b. 470. 
Salah-aldin, with the takhallus Sarfi (Elliot 387 reads 
Harfi), a pupil of Muhtasham Kashi, ib. 471. Zarifi, 
a pupil of Harifi, ib. 472. 'Ahdi, the younger brother 
of Maksadi, ib. 473. Kadi Masih-aldin 'Isa, began to 
flourish in Kazwin and was appointed governor of 
prince Ya'kub in the reign of Hasanbeg Turkman; 
after the accession of that prince to the throne he 
became his prime minister ; he was killed after Ya'kub's 
death by his successor Sufi Khalil a.h. 898 ; his father 
was Khwajah Shukr-allah Mustaufi, ib. 474. Maksadi, 
ou fol. 130 s1 . 475. Shaikh Najm-aldin, with the takhal- 
lus Ya'kub, a cousin of the preceding poet, was, like 
him, in Sultan Hasanbeg Turkman's and Sultan Ya'kub's 
service, and for a time wazir, ib. Kumm : 476. Mir 
Asli, that is Mir Mahmud, on fol. 130b. 477. Fakhr- 
aldin of Tafrush, with the takhallus Thabit, ib. 478. 
Ansari, ib. 479. Jalal Ja'far of Farahan near Kumm ; 
he wrote, according to Daulatshah, a mathnawi of 1000 
baits as counterpart to Niz;tmi's Makkzan-alasrar, ib. 
480. Mirza Abu-alhasan, with the takhallus Hasan, of 
Farahan, on fol. 13 i a . 481. Mir Hudiiri, with his real 
name, 'Aziz-allah, a favourite of Shah Talnnasp, ib. 
482. Hairani Kummi, also called Hamadani, since he 
had property in Hamadan, author of four mathnawis, 
died a. h. 903 in Hamadan, on fol. 131b. 483. Hakim 
Sa'idkhan, was for some time in the service of Shah 
'Abbas II, a clever physician, died in Kumm, ib. 484. 
Dai of Anjudan, on fol. 132a. 485. Dark!, ib. 486. 
Kadi Rukn-aldin Da'wadar, a panegyrist of the Atabegs, 
well versed in Arabic and Persian prose and verse, ib. 
487. Sultan Muhammad, with the takhallus Sultan, 
eldest son of Shihab-aldin of Kumm, the riddle writer 
(^UJLL), ib. 488. Baba, Shahidi, was in Sultan Ya'kub's 
service and went after that ruler's death to Khurasan ; 
in Harat he enjoyed Jami's friendship, as well as 
Sultan Husain Mirza, Baikaras; after Jami's death he 
went to India and died in Gujarat, 100 years old, 
A. H. 930, ib. 489. Shah Mir Taki, author of a 
tadhkirah and of a mathnawi in imitation of Khakani's 
Tuhfat-al'irakain, on fol. 132b. 490. Shams-aldin of 

Jasp (or Gasp) near Kumm, ib. 491. Shnnisai Safir, 
on fol. I33 a . 492. Shah Tahir of Anjudan, born iu 
Hamadan, went in later years to India and became the 
adviser of Sultan Nizamshah, he died a. h. 956 (Elliot 1 7 : 
954),ib. 493.'Aridi,onfol.i33b. 494.'Alai ( _ £ iUiif, ib. 
495. Ghadaufar of Kalcar near Kumm, lived mostly 
in Kashan, ib. 496. Mir 'Abd-al^hani, with the takhal- 
lus Ghani of Tafrush, ib. 497. Abu Turabbeg, with 
the takhallus Firkati of Anjudan, flourished in Kashan, 
therefore usually styled Kashi, was wazir of Maksudbeg, 
ib. 498. Gulkhani, a nephew of Baba Shahidi, well 
known in 'Irak, Adharbaijan, and Fars, on fol. 134°. 
499. Kazim, son of Aka, Sadik Sidki and pupil of 
Hakim Sa'idkhan the physician, ib. 500. Baba, Sultan 
Kalandar, with the takhallus Liwa'i, in Shah 'Abbas' 
time, ib. 501. Mir Makbiil, died in Kashan a.h. 
924 (according to Elliot 17 and 387 : 934), ou fol. I34 b . 
502. Mirza Muhammad, with the takhallus Mukhlis of 
Narak (jj^j), in Sultan Husain Safawi's time, ib. 503. 
Malik, ib. 504. Malik faifiir, brother of Mulla Dai of 
Anjudan, and pupil of Shaikh 'All 'Abd-ai'al and Mau- 
lana Fath-allah, the Kuran-interpreter ( JLsu,) ; he had 
at first the takhallus Kisra, but exchanged it later on 
in Kazwin for Malik ; a famous verse of his was 
wrongly ascribed to Mirza Malik of Kumm; Taifiir 
therefore sent a messenger to him who was then staying 
in India, and obtained a written statement, affirming 
his (Taifur's) legitimate claim on the authorship of that 
verse, ib. 505. Mashrabi, on fol. 135 s . 506. Nafi', a 
cook, ib. 507. Khwajah Nasir, that is, Nasir-almillah 
wa-aldin Muhammad bin Hasan, born in Tus, and 
therefore often called Tusi, a pupil of Farid-aldin Damad 
(who himself was a pupil of Sadr-aldin Sarakhsi, the 
disciple of BahmauYar, whose spiritual guide was Shaikh 
Abu 'Ali ibn Sina) ; among his numerous works on 
philosophy, astronomy, grammar, theosophy, and ethics, 
are a ( _ 5 U y\ -^ c^lil y -^i, a &.LS j^> y, _^i 
(^ . . l V«j, a X^ ^y^., the ^jj^^ll t_iLojl (Elliot 387 
jl^i^l), and a treatise on practical philosophy, dedicated 
to Nasir-aldin, the governor of Kuhist;in ; he lived for 
some time in Kuhistan and the fortresses of the Is- 
ma'ilis, was also imprisoned, but released by Ilkhan ; 
he died, seventy-seven years old, a.h. 672, ib. 508. 
Shaikh Nizami, that is, Abu Muhammad Ilyas bin 
Yusuf bin Mu'ayyad, the great epic poet ; his family 
had come from Tafrush to Ganja, where he was born ; 
besides the famous Khamsah some biographers ascribe 

to his authorship another mathnawi, « « >. ooUC, 

[ ^-' ] ij, which is referred by others to Nizami 'Arudi 
Samarkandi, ib. 509. Wakil, on fol. 136b. 510. Mir 
Walihi, a good musician, ib. 511. Hashimi, ib. 512. 
Hijri, ib. Kazwin: 513. Amir Kadi, with the takhal- 
lus Asiri, son of Kadi Mas'ud, was thirty years Kadi 
of Rai, on fol. 137". 514. Mirza, Asadbeg, ib. 515. 
Adhambeg, son of Khwajah Muradbeg, in the time of 
Gingizkhan, ib. 516. Kadi Ahmadbeg, or, according 
to Elliot 17 and 387 and the general index of this copy, 
Kadi Ahmad Ghaffari, ib. 517. Mirza, Ahmad, a Dai- 
lami, ib. 518. Shaikh Amin-aldin, ib. 519. Muham- 
mad Sharif, with the takhallus Izadi, ib. 520. Abu 




'Amr Abhar i, was wazir under Sultan Tughrul bin 
Arslan, and turned at the end of his life a dervish, ib. 
521. Haji Ismail, with the takhallus Bakhti, ib. 522. 
Tadharwi, a nephew of Nargisi of Abhar, lived a long 
time in India, and was killed there ; author of a math- 
nawi, _~a cjli> <— a-»j i ■>, ib. 523. Mirza Ja'far, son of 
Mirza Badi'-alzaman, was at first in India, where Sultan 
Sulainian bestowed upon him the title of Asafkhan, on 
fol. I37 b . 524. Hairati, a saddler, travelled to Khura- 
Ban and 'Irak, ib. 525. Hajibeg, a liiU., ib. 526. 
Khidri, ib. 527. Dailami, ib. 528. Darwish Dahaki, 
with his real name, 'Aziz-allah, was a brickmaker, but 
became later a favourite of Sultan Ya'kub, ib. 529. 
Abu Sa'id Babuya, with the takhallus Rafi'i, praised 
by Khakani, on fol. 138". 530. Muhammad Ibrahim 
Salik, lived for some time in Isfahan, and went fre- 
quently to India during Shahjahan's reign ; he died in 
Kazwin, ib. 531. Sa'd-almulk, with the takhallus 
S.i'ili, was Imam of the great mosque, ib. 532. Mirza. 
Sharafjabln, with the takhallus Sharaf, a pupil of Mir 
Ghiyath-aldin Mansur of Shiraz, flourished in Shah 
Tahmasp Safawt's time, ib. 533. Sharmi (no! Sharafi, 
as the text reads), on fol. 139". 534. Mulla 'Abd- 
allah, with the takhallus Shihabi, a descendant of Aniir 
Haibat-allah Husaini (in Elliot 1 7 and 387 Mirza Habib- 
allah), ib. 535. Shaikh Shihab-aldin Suhrawardi 
(Suhraward, formerly a flourishing town in the dis- 
trict of Zanjan, was sacked by the Moghuls), to be 
distinguished from Shaikh Shihab-aldin Maktul, was 
buried in Baghdad, ib. 536. Safiri, son of Maul ana, 
Malik (Elliot 17 and 387 Malik) Dailami, ib. 537. Mirza 
Yusuf, with the takhallus Diya. was at first wazir of 
the governors of Gilan and Mazandaran, later on em- 
ployed by the Safawi Sultans as secretary, ib. 538. 
Tab'i (not Tabi'i, as Elliot 387 reads), a pupil of Hakim 
Shifa'i of Isfahan, on fol. i39 b . 539. Azizi, was a 
furrier in Tabriz, ib. 540. 'Ubaid Zakani (Zakan is 
situated in the district of Kazwin), wrote at first in 
honour of Shah Abu Ishak Anju a treatise, Jlc .j 
u Lo ,yL*-», and a kasidah, but not haviug been 
rewarded for either of the two he began to compose 
satires (ui>llh-a), ib. 541. Farighi, son of Amir Sa'd- 
almulk Sa ill, ib. 542. Furughi, went to India and sold 
jewellery there, ib. 543. Kaka, ib. 544. Mirza llu- 
kim, ib. 545. Mulla Murad, on fol. I40 a . 546. Malik, 
of the Dailamis, ib. 547. Aka Radi, with the takhallus 
Masrur, ib. 548. Nargisi, originally of Abhar in 'Irak, 
was for a time Muhtasib in Harat, ib. 549. Mirza 
Muhammad Tahir, with the takhallus Wahid, was at 
first wazir of Mirza, Muhammad Taki of Isfahan, the 
president of the council ; later on, in Shah Sulaiman's 
time, he rose himself to that rank ; he died almost 
ninety years old, ib. 550. Mirza Bafi'-aldin Muham- 
mad, with the takhallus Wa'iz, author of the \-Ay) 
^L-ll, ib. 551. Yarak, of a medical family, lived in 
Harat, ib. 552. Mirza, Yusuf, with the takhallus Yusuf, 
brother of Mirza Tahir Wahid, on fol. 140b. KdshOn: 
553. Baba Afdal, highly esteemed by Khwajah Nasir- 
aldin Tusi, who saved Kashan for his sake from being 
sacked by Hulagukhan's troops, ib. 554. Kadi Asad, 
born in a village near Sawa, but lived many years in 

Kashan, got his investiture either from Shaikh Mu'min 
Mashhadi or from Shaikh Kamal {j^jl*} (Elliot 387 
ijj^L^X) Sabzwari, or from both, on fol. 141". 555. 
Adham, lived frequently in Baghdad aud Tabriz, ib. 
556. Khwajah Muhammad Amin, on fol. 141b. 557. 
Bakir, known as Bakir-i-Khurda (sj,^ yib), went to 
India, ib. 558. Baki, ib. 559. Tajalli, went very young 
to India, and lived in Gujarat with Mulla Naziri, ib. 
560. Mirza Ali Akbar, with the takhallus Tashbihi, 
went to India, ib. 561. Taslimi, ib. 562. Mulla 
Mukim, with the takhallus Hilml, was for some time 
in India in prince Dara Shukuh's service, went then 
as pilgrim to Makkah, and died in the Ka'bah (so in 
Elliot 387, Elliot 17 says simply, in Makkah), ib. 
563. Hay^ti, died in India, on fol. i42 a . 564. Mir 
Husaini Tabataba'i, ib. 565. H a idar Tahmasjn, in 
Shah Tahmasp Safawi's time, ib. 566. Haibat-allah, 
with the takhallus Hatina, a broker, used at first as 
takhallus Haibat, ib. 567. Khisali, a pupil of Mau- 
lana, Muhtasham, ib. 568. Khayali, ib. 569. Sultan 
Ibrahim, with the takhallus Dawari of Aran, a village 
near Kashan, ib. 570. Dhihni, on fol. 142b. 571. 
Amir Haidar Mu'amma'i Rafi'i, famous by his chrono- 
grams and riddles, died A. H. 1032 (Elliot 387 reads 
io 33). ib- 572. Rida'i, on fol. i43 a . 573. Muham- 
mad Hadi, with the takhallus Ramzi, ib. 574. Mir 
Muhammad Hashim, with the takhallus Sanjar, son of 
Mir Haidar Rafi'i, died in India, ib. 575. Mir Muham- 
mad Ali, with the takhallus Salik, ib. 576. Sa'id, with 
the takhallus Sarmad, went to India, and was there 
executed as a second Mansur H a ll a j> by fatwa of the 
orthodox clergy, in Dara Shukuh's time, ib. 577. Abd- 
alghaffar, with the takhallus Salim, ib. 578. Shuja, 
ib. 579. Sharif, was, on his way to India, for some 
time in Sistiin and Harat during the siege by 'Abdallah- 
klnln Uzbeg, fled then and entered in India the service 
of Kutbshah; there he died, on fol. 143b. ^ 580. 
Shu'uri, was his own teacher, ib. 581. Diya-aldm 
Muhammad, originally of Rai, son of Akhund Nur, 
ib. 582. 'Izz-aldin (so in the general index and in 
Elliot 1 7 and 387 ; the text has Aziz) Mahmud, pupil of 
Shaikh 'Abd-alsamad of Isfahan, author of a commen- 
tary on Ibn Farid's iliU sj--oJ> (read il>lj uJ-^), ib. 
583. Tshki, lived for a time in Tabriz, and died in 
Kashan, a. h. 960, ib. 584. Ghururi, ib. 585. Mulla, 
Muhammad Muhsin, with the takhallus Faid (not 
Faidi, as the text reads), nephew of Maulana, Diya- 
aldin Nurani Kashi, a great favourite of Shah 
Abbas II, author of many books on Kuran interpreta- 
tion, traditions, and ethics, on fol. I44 a , ib. 586. 
Fahmi, ib. 587. Fakhri, ib. 588. Abu Talib Kalim, 
originally of Kashan, lived for a time in Hamadan 
am? went afterwards to India, where he spent many 
years in Shahjahan's service ; he was buried in Kash- 
mir, ib. 589. Rukn-aldin Mas'ud, with the takhallus 
Masih ; he was not favoured by Sliah Abbas, and went 
to India ; in Shah Safi's reign he returned to Iran, 
lived at first in Isfahan, then in Shiraz, and at last in 
Kashan, where he died, on fol. 144b. 590. Mir Ma'sum, 
son of Mir Bafi'-aldin Haidar Mu'amma'i, on fol. 145 s1 . 
59 1 . Maksud, brother of Bakir-i-Khurda, was for a time 
a huckster, entered then the service of Mir Sadr-aldin 




Muhammad, son of Mir Ghiyath-aldin Mansur Dash- 
taki ( l S^Li,i) of Shiraz, enjoyed the benefit of a pil- 
grimage, and died in Yazd, A. H. 987; he was a rival 
of Muhtasham, ib. 592. Mushfiki, a cloth-seller, died 
in the same year, 987, ib. 593. Muzaffar Husain, in 
Shah 'Abbas' time, ib. 594. Ma ill, died in Kashan, 
A.H. 931, ib. 595. Maulana Muhtasham, the panegy- 
rist of Shah Tahmasp Safawi, author of two diwans, 
tlil*. and (jULc JiJ, also of two other poetical collec- 
tions, composed in his earlier years, styled iILiL-o and 
&IjLjl, ; he wrote besides a famous elegy on the mar- 
tyrdom of 'All's son Husain, ib. Hamadan : 596. 
'Abdallah Athir-aldin Aumaui, lived at first in Isfahan, 
and contended in poetry with Kamal Isma'il, became 
then a pupil of Khwajah Nasir of Tus and panegyrist 
of one of the Amirs of Kurdistan, who governed that 
country in the name of the Khalif Musta'sim ; he died 
a.h. 656, through the imprecation of Kadi Majd-aldin 
Tawil of Hamadan, against whom he once had written 
a satire, ib. 597. Anwar, on fol. I49 b . 598. Ilahi of 
Asadabad near Hamadan. lived for the greater part 
of his life in India, ib. 599. Khwajah Aka'i (Elliot 17 
and 387 Amani), ib. 600. Mir 'Akil, with the takhallus 
Bazmi, physician and poet, ib. 601. Muhsinbeg, with 
the takhallus Kashki, was great in calumnies ; killed 
in Tabriz, ib. 602. Mir Radi, of Artlman, ib. 603. 
Khwajah Rashid-ahlin Muhammad, author of the famous 
historical work \jX^i>j A-»W> f° r some ti me wazir of 
Arghunkhan and Sultan Muhammad Khudabanda; 
was killed, together with his son, on fol. 150*. 604. 
Raunaki, ib. 605. Zaki, in Shah Tahmasp Safawi's 
time, mostly in the service of the Turks, ib. 606. 
Saikali, ib. 607. Sairafi, a broker in Hamadan, ib. 
608. 'Uryan with his real name, Baba Tahir Diwana, 
ib. 609. Shaikh Fakhr-aldin Ibrahim, with the takhal- 
lus 'Iraki, a pupil of Shaikh Shihab-aldin Suhrawardi, 
died after his return from India in Sultan Muhammad 
Khudabanda's time, in Damask, on fol. I5i a . 610. Mir 
'Akil, with the takhallus Kauthari, author of a math- 
nawi rtljt^i Jr-^*' 1D - 611. Mufrad, was at first a 
sandal-maker in Hamadan; later on he entered the 
service of Akakhan, ib. 612. Mulki, of Sirkan, near 
Hamadan, ib.' 613. Mir Murshid, went in early youth to 
India, author of a t-oLi-SL-, ib. 614. Mir Muhammad 
Mahdi, on fol. 151^. 615. Mir Mughith-aldin, with 
the takhallus Mahwi, originally of Asadabad, near 
Hamadan, lived probably some time in Ntshapur, and 
is therefore called by some Nishapuri ; he visited India, 
ib. 616. Nasira, ib. 617. Halaki, was in the service 
of Nawwab Bahrain Mirza Safawi, ib. 618. Mahmud, 
with the takhallus Yatim, ib. Yazd: 619. Akhtari, 
went twice to India, and died there during his second 
visit, ib. 620. Mir Muhammad Mu'min, with the 
takhallus Ada'i, went in middle life to India, and died 
in the port of Surat, on fol. I52 a . 621. Amina, ib. 
622. Agahi, was a tailor in Yazd, and never travelled 
further than Harat ; he died a. h. 945, ib. 623. Sayyid 
Jalal-aldin 'Adud, wazir of the Muzaffarides ; his 
father, Sayyid 'Adud, was wazir too of Muhammad 
Muzaffar, ib. 624. Mir Hazini, a merchant, ib. 625. 
Mulla Hasan 'All, made as derwish a journey to Egypt, 
Syria, and the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah ; he 

also visited India, and died, more than ninety years old, 
in Yazd, ib. 626. Kuli Rami (Elliot 387 reads Dami), 
a barber, ib. 627. Mulla Zamani, in Shah 'Abbas' 
time, ib. 628. Sa'ida, lived in Isfahan, was a clever 
painter, ib. 629. Salik, lived some time in 'Irak and 
Fars, went then to India, and died there, ib. 630. 
Maulana Muhammad, with the takhallus Sharafi, a 
relation of Maulana, Sharaf-aldin 'Ali Yazdi, ib. 631. 
Shaukl, ib. 632. Tshrati, a good Nasta'lik writer, ib. 
633. Ghawwasi, in Shah Tahmasp Safawi's time, wrote 
kasidas in honour of the Imams, on fol. I53 a . 634. 
Gkiyath, a painter, died in Yazd, a.h. 1008, ib. 635. 
Kasib, ib. 636. Kiswati, contemporary with Shah 
Ni'mat-allah Yazdi, was a clever silk- weaver, ib. 637. 
Maulana, Mu'min Husain, a pupil of Mulla Mirza 
Jan, ib. 

e. FArs : 

Abarkuh : 638. Mir Burhan, pupil of Kadi Asad, on 
fol. 1 53b. Bahbahdn : 639. Mulla Hamid, ib. 640. Mulla 
Fakhir, ib. Ddnlbjird : 641. 'Alanii, lived continually 
hi Shiraz, died a.h. 925 (in Elliot 17 and 387 : 975), 
ib. Shilshtar : 642. Maulana Razi, came very young 
to Shiraz, went later on to Adharbaijan and 'Irak, and 
died at last in Isfahan, ib. 643. Maulana Faraj-allah, 
lived in Haidarabad in the Dakhan, highly favoured 
by his sovereign (which?), on fol. 154". SMrdz : 644. 
Maulana Ahli, was the poetical rival of Sayyid Dhii- 
alfakar Shirwani and Khwajah Salman of Sawa, in the 
praise of Mir'Alishir Nawa'i, author besides of a math- 
nawi with double metre and double rhyme ; died in 
Shiraz, A. H. 933, ib. 645. Shafi'a, with the takhallus 
Athar, lived in Isfahan during Sultan Husain Safawi's 
reign, a great satirist, on fol. I54 b . 646. Ibn Nasuh, 
author of a mathnawi »_olS o. .■r*, in Sultan Abu Sa'id's 
time, ib. 647. Partawi, died A.h. 928 (Elliot 387 has 
927), ib. 648. Bikasi, contemporary with Maulana 
Ghazali of Mashhad, ib. 649. Abu Ishak, with the 
takhallus Bushak (jjs.-— J .), contemporary with Iskandar 
bin 'Umarshaikh bin Timur, inserted verses of Hafiz 
and other poets in his own compositions, ib. 650. 
Pur-i-Faridun, on fol. 155". 651. Mirza 'Ali Rida, with 
the takhallus Tajalli, was in Isfahan a pupil of Aka 
Husain Khwansari, visited India, and wrote a math- 
nawi, jj-ij^ ljIjU— i_i-o« )±, ib. 652. Mirza Abu- 
alhasan, with the takhallus Tamanna, lived in the reigns 
of Shah Sulaiman and Sultan Husain Safawi, ib. 653. 
Khwajah Shams-aldin Muhammad, with the takhallus 
Hafiz, the great lyrical poet, died a.h. 791, ib. 654. 
Haji Zaman, a cobbler in Shiraz, on fol. 157 1 *. 655. 
Zulali, a pupil of Mulla Ahli, went in early age to 
India, and died in Gujanit, a.h. 948, ib. 656. Shaikh 
Muslih-aldin Sa'di, the famous didactic poet, died in Shi- 
raz, a.h. 691 (Ellioti7 and 387: 660), ib. 657. Shaikh 
Shattah, with his real name Ruzbahan, buried in Shiraz, 
where his grave is much frequented by the pious, on fol. 
167a. 658. Mirza Muhammad H;tdi, with the takhallus 
Sharar, a good physician, went to India, on fol.i67 b . 659. 
Mir Tirzi, wrote poetical compositions in the manner of 
BabaFighani,ib. 660. Amir 'Arifi.ib. 661. Zuhuri, pupil 
of Mulla "Wahshi of Yazd, ib. 662. Sayyid Muhammad, 
with the takhallus 'Urfi, wrote, besides his well-known 
lyrical poems, two mathnawis, one in imitation of 




Nizami's Makhzan - alasrar, the otter entitled 
^j^Jj. ; this latter poem is incomplete, ib. Gl>3. Mirza, 
Jaui, with the takhallus 'Izzati, on fol. 169''. 664. Mu- 
hammad Mu'min, with the takhallus 'Izzi, ib. 660. 
Mir Ghiyath-aldin Mansur, son of Mir Sadr-aldin 
Muhammad, ib. 666. Ghairati, travelled at first to 
'Irak, then to India, whence he returned to his native 
place, on fol. 170*. 667. Ghiyath Halwai, went in 
middle age from Shiraz to Isfahan, ib. 668. Baba 
Fighani, was for some time in Khurasan and 'Irak, ib. 
669. Farighi, had at first the takhallus Kadi, on fol. 
i7o b . 670. Kaidi, in Shah Tahmasp's reign, ib. 671. 
Kulii 'Ali, a barber in Shiraz, ib. 672. Maul ana 
Lisani, died in Tabriz, a. h. 991, ib. 673. Maulana 
Mani, was at first a husbandman, died in Tabriz, 
A.h. 924 (in Elliot 17 and 387: 927), onfol. 171*. 674. 
Majd-aldin Hamgar, was the king of the poets of Firs, 
and 'Irak-i-'Ajaru in his time, contemporary with Sa'di 
and Imami, ib. 675. Khwajah Murshid, son of Khwa- 
jah Mirak of Shiraz, on fol. 171b. 676. Mulla. Husain, 
with the takhallus Mushtak, ib. 677. Mu'in-aldin, 
on fol. 172 s . 678. Mukim, brother of Munsif, author 
of a mathnawi, li-^ ^ i_ ju~y_ , ib. 679. Maulana Mak- 
tabl, author of a good mathnawi, u j^s* j J_J, ib. 
680. Muhammad Isma'il, with the takhallus Munsif, 
brother of Mukim, originally of Shiraz, flourished in 
Tarasktnear Rai, therefore often called Tarashti, on fol. 
I73 b . 681. Nasr-allah bin 'Abd-alhaniid, one of the 
wazirs of Khusrau Malikshah, was killed, ib. 682. 
'Abdibeg, with the takhallus Nawidi, ib. 683. Mirza 
Nizam, died very young, ib. 684. Na'ima, was in the 
service of Imam Kulikhiin, governor of Fars, on fol. 
174". Kdzanhi: 685. Takl-aldtn Auhadi, born in 
Isfahan, ib. 686. Arshad, ib. 687. Banart, with his 
real name Nauruzshah, was for some time governor of 
that fortress (^yj* t«l5, that is, Kazarun itself; in Elliot 
17 and 387 j^a, LJui, the fortress of Hurmuz), ib. 
688. Kashid, the brother of Arshad, ib. 689. Shaikh 
Abu-alkasim, with the takhallus Kasimi, son of Shaikh 
Abii Hamid, and pupil of Mulla Mirza Jan, ib. Ldr: 
690. Kkidri, was for some time in the service of Imam 
Kulikhan, the governor of Shiraz, ib. 691. Maulana, 
Sadr-aldin Muhammad, with the takhallus Kalami, on 
fol. 174b. 692. Muhibbi (Elliot 17 and 387 read 
wrongly Hujjati, which does not fit into the alphabetical 
order), went young to Shiraz, but returned to his native 
place in a.h. 923 (Elliot 17 has 932; 387 has 937), and 
died there, ib. 693. Mawali (not Su'ali, as this copy 
reads), known as Khurasankhan, ib. Nairlz : 694. 
Ma'ili, in Shah Tahmiisp Safawi's time, ib. 

HI. Poets of Turan. 

a. Balkh and its dependencies : 

695. Alif Abdal, born in Balkh, was in Adharbaijan 
in Sultan Ya'kub Turkman's service, on fol. i75 a . 696. 
Shaikh Abu-alhasan Shahid, the elder contemporary of 
Rudagi, ib. 697. Shaikh Abu 'Ali ibn Sina,ib. 698. Mau- 
lana Rashid-aldin'Watwat, in the reign of Atsiz Muham- 
mad Khwarizmshah, who died a.h. 551, author of the 
treatise on poetry, styled^-*^ jib^s., died, 97 years old, 
A - H - 575 ( m Elliot 17 and 387 : 578), in Khwarizm, ib. 
699. Siraj-aldin, on fol. 177b 700. Maulana Shafik of 
Balkh, contemporary with Sultan Ibrahim Adhain, ib. 

701. Abu-alkasim Hasan 'Unsuri, the king of poets at 
the court of Mahmud of Ghazna, author of a mathnawi, 
h,.xcj (J-*'j' *^ e< * A- H - 4 + r > m tue re ig n of Sultan Ibra- 
him bin Mas'ud, ib. 702. Hinueihr Shastgalla, ori- 
ginally of Balkh, pupil of Abu-alfaraj Sijzi, contem- 
porary with 'Unsuri, and, like him, panegyrist of 
Sultan Mahmud (extracts from his diwan in Persian 
text and French translation were published by 
Biberstein-Kazimirski, Versailles, 1876), on fol. i79 a . 

703. Mulla Mirakjan, went very young to Isfahan, and 
lived there forty years ; he was highly favoured by 
Shah 'Abbas the Great, died a.h. 1061, on fol. 179''. 

704. Mirkhwand, the author of the U^Jl a-Sj., ib. 705. 
Jalal-aldin Muhammad bin Alhasan albalkhi, usually 
called Maulawi, that is, Jalal-aldin Rumi, the pupil of 
Shams-aldin Tabrizi (who died a.h. 645) ; Jalal-aldin's 
death is fixed here in a.h. 661 ('), at Kuniyah, on fol. 
i8o a . 

b. Khw&rizm : 

Urganj : 706. Shaikh Abu-alwafa, died A.H. 695, 
on fol. i8i b . 707. Hui^ami, lived the greater part of 
his life in Karakul, in Transoxania, died a.h. 922, ib. 
708. Pahlawan Mahmud, with the takhallus Kitali, 
author of a mathnawi, (_pli!l yS, on fol. 182*. 709. 
Shaikh Najm-aldiu Kubra, son of 'Umar of Khaiwak 
( Jy-i is a place in Khwarizm), a great Shaikh, who was 
the patron and spiritual guide of such men as Shaikh 
Najm-ahlin Baghdadi, Shaikh Sa'd-aldin Hamawi, 
Kama! Khujandi, Shaikh Radi-aldin 'Ali Lala, Shaikh 
Saif-aldin Bakharzi, Shaikh Kajm-aldin Daya Razi 
(our copy reads Radi), and Shaikh Jamal-aldin Suhail ; 
he died during the invasion of Cingizkhan, ib. C'iciktA 
{yS^-s?r?) and Mainland: 710. Zahir-aldin, that is, 
Tahir bin Muhammad, jianegyrist of Tughanshah, Ata- 
beg Muhammad Kizil Arslan, and Atabeg Muhammad 
Qdagiz, died in Tabriz, a.h. 598, and was buried 
in Surkhab, on fol. i82 b . 

c. Transoxania : 

Is/arang : 711. Saif-aldin 'Araj, was for some time 
in the service of Sultan Muhammad bin Tukush, 
died, 85 years old, a.h. 666, on fol. 185b. Akhsikat 
(so correctly in Elliot 17 and 387; our copy reads 
dii^-J*!) : 712. Athir-aldin, stayed in his younger years 
for some time in Balkh and Harat for the purpose of 
studying, went then to Adharbaijan, entered Kizil 
Arslan's service, and later on, together with Mujir of 
Bailakan, that of the Atabeg Ildagiz ; at last he became 
a disciple of Shaikh Najm-aldin Kubra, and died in 
Khalkhal, a.h. 608, ib. BukMrd: 713. Shaikh Abu- 
al'abbas, that is, Fadl bin 'Abbas, contemporary with 
Rudagi, on fol. 186b. 714. Mirza Abu-alhasan Aghaci, 
also a Samanide poet (see on both, Ethe's 'Vorlaufer 
und Zeitgenossen Rudagi's' in ' Morgenlandische For- 
schungen,' Leipzig, 1 8 7 5), ib. 715. Barandak, in favour 
with Sultan Baikara bin Shaikh 'TJmar bin Timiir, 
ib. 716. Mulla, Haji Bahram, ib. 717. Jauhari the 
goldsmith ( SyX one of Adib Sabir's pupils, panegyrist 
of Sulaiman bin Muhammad bin Malikshah, ib. 718. 
Ustad Abu-alhasan Rudagi, the father of Persian poetry, 
died a.h. 330 (so correctly in Elliot 17 ; comp. Ethe's 
' Rudagi, der Samanidendichter,' in ' Gbttinger Nach- 




richten,' 1873), on fol. 187a. 719. Saifi, in Sultan 
Abu Said's time, died in Harat, A.h. 909, on fol. 187b. 
720. Shihab-aldin Ahmad, on fol. 188*. 721. Shams- 
aldin, son of Mu'ayyad Haddad, ib. 722. Khwajah 
'Ismat-allah, son of Kbwajah Mas'ud, grew up in the 
time of Sultan Khalil Gurgan, and died in that of 
ITlughbeg, a.h. 726 (in Elliot 17 aud 387: 729),^. 723. 
Maulana 'Am'ak of Bukhara, died A. h. 543 (Elliot 387 
has 544), more than 100 years old, is said to have com- 
posed a mathnawi, Li-^ _j i-J-^->, that can be read in 
two different metres, on fol. i88 b . 724. Mushfiki of 
Bukhara, on fol. 191* 725. Mulla Nakhli, died in 
Balkh, ib. 726. Hashimi, died on his pilgrimage in 
Madinah, a.h. 928 (Elliot 387 has 948), author of a 
mathnawi, .1«3^1 i-frk-*, an imitation of Nizami's Makh- 
zan-alasnir, ib. Badakhshdn : 727. Badakhshi, the chief 
of poets in Samarkand in Ulughbeg's reign, on fol. I9i b . 
Tirmidh : 728. Adib Sabir, that is, Shihab-aklin Ahmad, 
who is mentioned with great respect by 'Abd-alwasi' 
Jabali, Rashid Watwat, Anwari, and Sdzani Samar- 
kand!, went at first to Harat, then to Khurasan in 
Sanjar's time, and enjoyed the favour and instruction 
of the renowned Abu Ja'far 'All ibn al-Husain 
Kudaraah Musawi ; he afterwards entered Sanjar's 
service, and died a.h. 546 (Elliot 387 gives 544), ib. 
Hisdr Shddmdn : 729. Maili, on fol. 193a. Khujand : 
730. Diya-aldin Farsi. praised by Saif-i-Isfarang, lived in 
Sultan Muhammad tldagiz' reign, and died in Harat, 
a.h. 622, ib. 731. Kamal-aldin Mas'ud, was forty 
years in Turkistan, settled then in Tabriz, where Sultan 
Husain bin Uwais Jalair gave him a pleasant home ; he 
was contemporary with Hafiz, and died a.h. 792 in 
Tabriz, on fol. 193b. Samarkand: 732. Abu 'All 
Shatranji, on fol. 194a 733. Mu'in-aldin, with the 
takhallus Ashrafi, also known as the ' second Ashraf ' 
(the 'first Ashraf was Sayyid Hasan Ghaznawi), went 
in the time of Paighu Malikshah to Harat, died in 
Samarkand, A. h. 595, ib. 734. Bisati, was a mat- 
weaver, pupil of Maulana 'Ismat-allah of Bukhara, and 
bad as first takhallus Hasiri, on fol. 194b. 735. Khwa- 
jah Haji Muhammad, ib. 736. Ustad Mansur bin 
Ahmad, with the takhallus Dakiki, began the Shah- 
nama in the reign of the Samauides, ib. 737. Dardi, 
ib. 738. Rashidi, panegyrist of Malikshah, and 
much praised by Mu'izzi and Mas'ud bin Sa'd bin Sal- 
man, contemporary of 'Am'ak (No. 723), and author of a 
mathnawi, li» « .+*, ib. 739. Abu Bakr bin Muham- 
mad AH, with the takhallus Ruhaui, pupil of Rashid 
and panegyrist of Bahramshah, on fol. i95 a . 740. 
Hakim Shams-aldin Muhammad, with the takhallus 
Suzani, studied in Bukhara, but lived in Samarkand, 
and died there, more than eighty years old, A. H. 
569 ; one of his pupils was Riihi Samarkand!, 
ib. 741. Ahmad Shihab-aldin, on fol. 195b ' 742. 
Jalal-aldin, with the takhallus 'Atiki, son of Kutb- 
aldin, and pupil of Rashid Watwat, on fol. i96 a . 

743. Firaki, was for some time Kadi of Sabzwar, but 
was removed, and travelled at last to Khurasan, ib. 

744. Amir Mu'izzi, that is, Muhammad ibn 'Abd- 
almalik, began to flourish in the reign of Ibrahim bin 
Mas'ud of Ghazna, enjoyed later on the favour of the 
Saljuk rulers, especially of Sultan Jalal-aldin Malikshah, 

and became at last, in Mu'izz-aldin Sanjar's reign, king 
of poets and Amir-alumara; he is highly praised by 
Anwari, and died in Marw towards the end of Sanjar's 
reign, a.h. 542 ; Sana,'! of Ghazna wrote an elegy on 
his death (that proves beyond doubt that the usual 
date of Sana'i's death, A. h. 525, is utterly wrong !), ib. 

745. Nizami 'Arudi, a pupil of the preceding Amir 
Mu'izzi, author of a ^-U-c o^X^- j$ s-!U_« J^=. i_>La 

Jl dU-o c-- u rj-z5\ 5 > ne ' s a ^ so sa '^ t° have com- 
posed a mathnawi, rf>r*\ j 8__oj, on fol. 20i a . Farkhd 'r : 

746. Farkhari, ib. FargMna: 747. Hijri, ib. Kubdh 
(or, as Elliot 17 and 387, read Kubd): 748.Rukn-aldin 
Kuba'i, a pupil of Athir-aldin Aumani and teacher of 
Purbahai Jami, on fol. 20i b . 

IV. Poets of India. 

a. The Daklian : 

749. Safiri, quoted in Takl Aubadi, ib. 750. Shaikh 
Faidi, son of Shaikh Mubarak (was, according to the 
Haft Iklim, a native of Agra), on fol. 202 11 . 

b. Dihli: 

751. Jamali, ib. 752. Mir Judai, that is, Cakarkhan, 
on whom the emperor Akbar bestowed the honorary 
title of Nadir- almulk, on account of his skill in 
painting ; great antagonist of Ghazali of Mashhad, ib. 
753. Khwajah Hasan, a pupil of Shaikh Nizam-i-Auliya, 
and protege of Amir Khusrau, ib. 754. Amir Khusrau, 
sou of Amir Mahmud, who had come during the fright- 
ful reign of Gingizkhan from Turkistan to India, aud 
entered Sultan Muhammad Tughluk's service; he was 
likewise a pupil of Nizam-i-Auliya, and died A. h. 725 ; 
author of a khamsah and several diwans, on fol. 202 1 '. 

755. Shaikh Farid-aldin Shakarganj, on fol. 204*. 

756. Khwajah Mu'in-aldin Gishti, a Sufi, pupil of 
Sultan Shams-aldin and Sultan Shihab-aldin Ghuri, ib. 

757. 'Ali Ahmad, with the takhallus Nishanl, a derwish, 
on fol. 204b. Sirhind : 758. Nasir 'All Sirhiudi, in 
Aurangzib's time, ib. K&bul : 759. Khwajazada, ib. 
760. Kadiri of Paniput, ib. 

c. Kashmir : 

761. Binish, lived in Dihli in Aurangzib's reign, ib. 
762. Ghani, ib. 763. Kamgui, ib. 764. Mazhari, has 
in India the epithet ^h :'■*■ oJ> , went twice to Iran, ib. 
Ldhdr (this town, both in the general index here and 
in the Elliot copies, is included in Dihli) : 765. Siraj- 
aldin, quoted in the Haft Iklim, on fol. 2o5 a . 

V. Poetesses. 

766. 'Ismat, daughter of the Kadi of Samarkand, ib. 
767. 'Iffati of Asfarain, ib. 768. 'A'ishah, of Samar- 
kand, ib. 769. Mihri, in Shahrukh's time, was the 
companion of Gauharshad Begam, and wife of Khwajah 
'Abd-al'aziz Tabib ; according to some, she had a love- 
affair with the nephew of the Begam, and her old 
husband got her imprisoned by order of the Shah, 
ib. 770. Mahisti, either of Ganja or of Nishapur, 
greatly favoured by Sultan Sanjar, on fol. 205b. 771. 
Lala Khatun, a ' manly woman,' was for some time 
ruling over Kirman, on fol. 206". 772. Mutiibah of 
Kashghar, was in Tughaushah's harem, and wrote an 
elegiac rubai on his death, ib. 773. Nur Jahan Begam, 
the emperor Jahangir's wife, ib. 




VI. Contemporary poets. 

774. Aka Husainkkan, with the takhallus Asiri, origi- 
nally of Isfahan; his father had been sjli^jtj A^sr^Lo 
under Nadirshah, on fol. 213b. 775. Zain-al'abidin, 
with the takhallus Afarin of Isfahan, was in the service 
of the IateWali Muhammadkhan, the uncle of the author 
of this tadhkirah, died A.H. 1135, ib. 776. Aka Rida, 
with the takhallus timid, originally of Hamadan, went 
in Shah Husain's time to India, and got there the 
honorary title of ^U. (jSLJjS, on fol. 214*. 777. Mir 
Muhammad Afdal, with the takhallus Thabit, born in 
Dihli. ib. 778. Mir 'Azim Thabat, son of Mirza Mu- 
hammad Afdal, born in Allahabad, lived at Dihli, died 
A.11. n6o(in Elliot 17 and 387 the two takhalluses 
are confounded, Mir 'Azim Thabit being the son of 
Mir Muhammad Afdal Thabat), ib. 779. Aka Mu'min, 
with the takhallus Jadhbah, of Kashfin, a physician, 
died a.h. 1 160, ib. 780. Mirza Fath-allah, with the 
takhallus Janab, a native of KMzan (or Khuran, as our 
copy reads) near Isfahan, a descendant of Amir Nairn 
II, who was governor of Transoxania under Shah 
Ismail Safawi, and was killed there; Janab went in his 
early years to India, returned then to Isfahan, where 
he became prefect under Shah Tahmasp II, and was 
killed by Nadirshah's order, a. h. i 146, between Kashan 
and Rai in the salt desert (i»L»J i^s.-" or ,\sSCj> tfLs.-"), 
ib. 781. Sayyid Muhammad, with the takhallus llasiat 
of Mashhad, ib. 782. Mirza Abu Turab, with the 
takhallus Hijab of 'AbMsabad-i-Isfahan, like the pre- 
ceding poet personally known tu the author of this 
book, on fol. 214b. 783. Shaikh Muhammad 'Ali 
Hazin of Lahijan, grew up in Isfahan, went in middle 
life to India and died there, ib. 784. Aka Yadgar, 
with the takhallus Hajat, was a druggist in SIiiimz. 
made his pilgrimage a.h. 1183, and died in Shiraz 
a. ii. 1 185, ib. 785. Mir Muhammad Husain, with 
the takhallus Khatir of MSzandaran, ib. 786. Baba, 
Kasim, with the takhallus Khadim, of Isfahan, nephew 
of Mir Najat, was for some time chief servant (,-ib ,.oLi.) 
in the great mosque of 'Abbas ( _,U!!c «_.U. ■ 

,C L 

was a clever chronogram writer and the author met 
him several times; he died in the last years of Nadir- 
shah at Isfahan, A. H.i 1 55 (chronogram, j^oToJL^ *ab>. 
jb), ib. 787. Maulana Muhammad Mu'min, with the 
takhallus Dai, of Kumm, in the district of Tafrush, 
studied in Isfahan, returned then to his native place, 
where he led a hermit's life, and died, 90 years old, a.h. 
1167 (Elliot^: n66),ib. 788. Mulla 'Abd-alwasi', with 
the takhallus Dami, son of Mulla Kalb'Ali of Hamadan, 
bom in Isfahan, died, only 27 years old, a.h. 1173 
(chronogram on his death by Mulla Husain Rafik : 
(_5-°b A—a^jJ ).*_;-£ cjJ, LjJij (^.X-~-»j_o ), on fol. 215''. 
789. Mulla Husain, with the takhallus ltafik, originally 
of Isfahan, a friend of the author's, ib. 790. Mulla 
Rida, whose father was a native of Khurasan and lived 
in Kashan; he was born in Kashan, on fol. 217a. 
791. Mirza Muhammad Ja'far alhusaini altabataba'i, 
with the takhallus Rahib, was through his father a 
descendant of Mirza Muhammad Rafi' Na'ini, and 
through his mother an offspring of Khalifah Sultan, 

died A. h. 1 1 66 (chronogram on his death by Mushtak : 
^i> uW^i-i^ ±-° «-*Jkl,), ib. 792. Aka Muham- 
mad 'Ali, with the takhallus Rahi, of Isfahan, went in 
early youth to India and lived there at the time of the 
composition of this book, on fol. 217b. 793. Mirza 
Muhammad 'Ali, with the takhallus Ruhban, of Isfahan, 
son of the late Mirza, 'Abdallah Tabib, studied medicine 
at his brother's, Mirza Nasir, personally known to the 
author, ib. 794. Mirza Abu-alkasim, with the takhal- 
lus Ziyani, brother of Mirza, 'Inayat-allah of Isfahan, 
now wazir of Kirman, ib. 795. Mirza. Muhammad 
'Ali, with the takhallus Salim, one of the descendants 
of the late Khalifah Sultan, died young, a.h. 1187, in 
Baghdad, ib. 796. Haji Muhammad Husain, with the 
takhallus Shabab (Elliot 17 and 387 read Shihab), of 
Durramin, personally known to the author, ib. 797. Aka, 
'Abdallah, with the takhallus Shaghaf (i—aii), originally 
of Kumm; the collection of his poems was scattered after 
his death, during the revolution of Mahmud Afghan, ib. 
798. Sayyid Muhammad, with the takhallus Shu'lah, 
of Isfahan, died a.h. 1160, on fol. 2i8 a . 799. Mau- 
lana .Muhammad 'Ali, with the takhallus Shikih, of 
Shiraz, killed by the Afghans in his own house in 
Shiraz a.h. 1135, on fol. 218b. 800. Mir Shams- 
aldin Muhammad, born in Dihli, ib. 801. Mirza Mu- 
hammad Husain, with the takhallus Skamim, son of 
the late Mirza 'Abd-alkarim, born in Isfahan, where his 
ancestors, who came from Shiraz, had settled, was 
killed by Nadirshah's order a.h. 1159 (Elliot 17: 1155) 
when lie was prefect of Isfahan, ib. 802. Aka Muham- 
mad Sadik of Tafrush-i-Kumm, went in early life to 
Isfahan, and became a pupil of Maulana Muhammad 
Sadik of Ardastan, the great philosopher; later on in 
Nadirshah's reign he was for some time the companion 
of Rida, Kuli Mirza, the padishah's son, and died a.h. 
1 1 00, ib. 803. Mirza, Muhammad Ja'far, with the 
takhallus Sail, of Isfahan, frequently met by the author, 
on fol. 2 1 9". 804. Sulaiman, with the takhallus Sabahi, 
born in a village near Kashan, on fol. 219b. 805. Mirza 
Muhammad 'Ali, with the takhallus Sabuh, of Isfahan, 
on fol. 228*. 806. Mirza, Muhammad Ibrahim, with 
the takhallus Saf'a, of Shiraz, one of Mir Ghiyath-aldin 
Mansur's offspring, died in the latter part of Nadirshah's 
reign, on fol. 228 b . 807. Aka, Muhammad Taki, with 
1 In- takhallus Sahba, son of Mulla Yad-allah (God's 
hand) ; his grandfather had come from Daniawand and 
31 ttled in Kumm, where Sahba was born and lived for 
the first thirty years of his life ; after more than twenty 
years' stay in Isfahan he died there a. h. i i 9 1 (chronogram 
on his death by Sabahi : \ .j.n ..U. p^J jS~j jo ,»jb), 
ib. 808. Mirza 'Abd-albaki, with the takhallus Tabib, 
son of Mirza Muhammad Rahim, who was chief physician 
to Shah Sultan Husain Safawi; his grandfather, Mirza 
Salman, had come from Fars to 'Irak and settled in 
Isfahan, in Shah 'Abbas' time; Mirza 'Abd-albaki was 
for some time physician to Nadirshah, afterwards pre- 
fect of Isfahan, where the author saw him frequently ; 
he died a.h. n 72, on fol. 229*. 809. Mirza Tabib, 
with the takhallus Tlifan, a native of Mazandarau and 
friend of the author, who wrote on his death the follow- 
ing chronogram : \ju,j xi i__6.^ L?b,j^j cjb^L (=A. H. 





1 190), on fol. 22o>. S10. Muhammad Rabi', with the 
takhallus Tairi of Isfahan, a gold-wire drawer, fell into a 
melancholy state, composed every year a chronogram on 
his own death, and drowned himself at last in a well, 
a. h. 1 1 59 (our copy gives 1 1 5 i),on fol. 230*. 811. Mulla 
Muhammad 'Ali of Taharan, with the takhallus 'Arif, 
went to India in Nadirshah's reign, ib. 812. Aka 
Muhammad of Isfahan, with the takhallus 'Ashik, died 
a.h. 1 185 in Isfahan, ib. 813. Ishakbeg, with the 
takhallus 'Udhri, the author's younger brother, died 
A.H. Ii8§ (according to the chronogram, o . f-4' , ;J tab 
eU> j-s-^tajU.; our copy gives 1 187, which would not 
even be possible by reading jU- 1 ; the Elliot copies are 
correct), on fol. 234 s1 . 814. 'Alibeg, with the takhallus 
Ali, son of Abdalbeg Nakkashbashi (the chief painter) ; 
his grandfather was the great painter 'Alikulibeg, a 
Frank, who was converted to Islam, and called the 
second Mani ; 'Alt himself was a painter, flourished in 
Isfahan in the time of Shah Tahmasp II and Nadirshah, 
and died in Mazandaran a.h. 1172, on fol. 234 b . 815. 
Mirza 'Inayat-allah, with the takhallus 'Inayat, of Isfa- 
han, son of Mirza Muhammad Ibrahim, the kadi of 
Isfahan, on fol. 235". 816. Mirza Muhammad Husain, 
with the takhallus Ghalib, of Isfahan, came young to 
Bangalah, where he was honoured by the title of 'All- 
khan, and remained fourteen years; he then, in the 
middle of Nadirshah's reign, returned from India and 
travelled in Iran, ib. 817. Mirza, 'Abd-alghani, with 
the takhallus Ghani of Tafrush, brother of Aka Muham- 
mad Sadik, died very young, ib. 818. Mirza Muham- 
mad Ja'far, with the takhallus Ghairat, of Isfahan, ib. 
819. Haji Muhammad, with the takhallus Fida'i, of 
Kirman, a friend of the author, on fol. 235b. 820. 
Mirza, Habib-allah, with the takhallus Firibi.son of the 
late Mirza, Rajab'Ali of Taharan, was born and flourished 
in Isfahan, died there A. H. 1 193 (according to the follow- 
ing chronogram by the author of this book : ^*ls- > . .xi 
ill! t^ys=- h/^» (ijU-11), ib. 821. Isma'ilbeg, with the 
takhallus Mail, originally of Taharan, grew up in Astara- 
bad and afterwards visited India, a friend of the author's, 
ib. 822. Darwisk Majid (or better, Abd-almajid) of Tala- 
kan, came young to Isfahan and died there in early age 
A.H. 1 1 85 (chronogram on his death by the author: 

-V-.r'u".^ 4r-* cj 1 ^ uV- 1 sJ ^)- ib - 823 - Mi ™ Mu_ 

hammadbeg of Kirman, killed by Nadirshah's order in 
Isfahan, on fol. 236 11 . 824. Muhammad Walikhan, 
with the takhallus Masrur, the author's uncle, was sent 
as envoy to the emperor of Rum by Shah Tahmasp II, 
and was afterwards governor of Kirman and Adhar- 
baijan, killed A. h. 1147, at the time when Nadirshah 
overthrew Tahmasp, and Masrur was governor of the 
district of Lax, ib. 825. Mir Sayyid Ali, with the 
takhallus Mushtak of Isfahan, an intimate friend of the 
author, on fol. 236^ 826. Muhammad Karlmkhan, 
with the takhallus Minnat, one of the Afshar-Amirs, 
was Beglerbeg of ^A in Nadirshah's reign, and died 
there, ib. 827. Mirza Ashraf, with the takhallus 
Mashrab, of Arab origin, held an official employment in 
Rai under Nadirshah, died in Shiraz a.h. 1185, ib. 
828. Maulana Shafi'a, with the takhallus Muwahhid, 
whose ancestors had come from Talakan and settled in 

Isfahan, died after an ascetic life of eighty years in Isfahan, 
ib. 829. Aka 'Abd-almaula, with the takhallus Maula, 
began to flourish in Sultan Husain^Safawi's time, died 
a.h. 1 162, on fol. 238b. 830. Aka Mahdi, son of 
Maulana Muhammad Said Gilani, born in Isfahan, 
chief astronomer {^J>. -Jf*^) m the time of Shah 
Tahmasp II, lived after the overthrow of the Safawi 
dynasty as a simple husbandman in Gilan, ib. 831. 
Shaikh Nasir of Najaf, went in early age after his 
father's death to Isfahan, ib. 832. Mirza, Muhammad 
Sadik, with the takhallus Nami, whose ancestors went, 
some 1 50 years ago, by order of the Safawi Sultans from 
Fare to Isfahan and served as court physicians ; Nami 
was the nephew of Mirza Rahim Hakimbasht, and 
wrote two mathnawis : ^jyjs'j ^J^J and ^j-^ j vr~»> 
ib. 833. Mirza Zaki, with the takhallus Nadim of 
Mashhad, began to flourish in Isfahan, was under Sultan 
Husain Safawi in the service of Muhammad Kuli- 
kha.ii and Muhammad Zamaukhan (the author's uncle), 
and afterwards in favour with Nadirshah ; he died a.h. 
1142 (or 1143), on fol. 239". 834. Aka Muhammad, 
with the takhallus Nishat, brother of Aka Muhammad 
Taki Sahba, lived in Isfahan, great friend of the author's, 
ib. 835. Mirza, Zain-al'abidin, with the takhallus Nasha, 
friend of the author's, died in Shiraz a.h. 1155, ib. 
836. Mirza 'Abd-alrazzak, with the same takhallus 
Nasha, grew up in Tabriz, studied in Isfahan, was a 
friend of the author's, and died 1 1 55 (in Elliot 17:11 58) 
in Tabriz, ib. 837. Aka .Muhammad 'Ali, with the takhal- 
lus Nasib, lived in Isfahan as a silk weaver,and died a.h. 
1 174 (or 1 183), on fol. 239 b . 838. Mirza. Muhammad 
Nasir, son of the late Mirza, Abdallah Tabib (the Messiah 
of his age and the Galenus of his time), wrote Arabic 
and Persian verses, and died in the beginning of a.h. 
1 191 (chronogram on his death by Sabahi : \£y jl j\ 
si ->15 j^S), ib. 839. Muhammad Husain, with the 
takhallus Nawid, nephew of the late Mir Mushtak, went 
twenty-three years before the composition of this tadh- 
kirah to India, dwelt in Kashmir, and died there A. H. 
1187, on fol. 240". 840. Ahmad Mirza, with the takhallus 
Niyazi, son of Mirza, Murtada,the grandson of Khalifah 
Sultan ; his father was president of the council under 
Sultan Husain and also under Tahmasp II ; Niyazi died 
in Isfahan A. h. 1188 (chronogram on his death by the 
author: o^-jj _,j X^a.1 A.«^-l t> jjj {J j/y*), ib. 841. 
'Alikulikhan, with the takhallus Walih, went early from 
Isfahan to India, author of the well-known tadhkirah, 
ib. 842. Mirza Sharaf-aldin, with the takhallus Wafa, 
of Kumm, went in the later years of Nadirshah's reign to 
India and remained there about thirty years ; a.h. 1 1 83 
he returned, made his pilgrimage, and died a. h. i i 94 
(1 184 ?),ib. 84 3. Sayyid Ahmad, with the takhallus Hatif, 
of Isfahan, wrote in Arabic and Persian both prose and 
verse, ib. 844. Mirza Abu-alkasim, with the takhallus 
Hijri, son of the late Aka Muhammad Sadik of Tafrush, 
went young to Isfahan, died in Rasht, on fol. 246 a . 845. 
The author of the tadhkirah himself, born the 20th of 
Rabi'-althani, A. h. 1 1 34 (our copy reads 1 1 2 4), in Isfahan, 
spent, after his father's flight to Kumm, fourteen years 
there, went with him then to Shiraz in the beginning of 
Nadirshah's reign, and two years later, when his father 




died, he made, in the service of his uncle, the late Haji 
Muharnmadbeg, his pilgrimage to Makkah, and visited 
on his return other holy places, as Mashhad, etc. Later 
on he was in the service of 'Alishah, Ibrahimshah, Shah 
Sulaimau, Shah Isma'il, and others. The very extensive 
extracts he gives here are taken from his mathnawi, 
li-jf: , i_a J ujj, which was completed A. h. 1176 (see 
fol. 261°, last line), and from his diwan, on fol. 246b. 

This most excellent copy was finished the 10th of 
Dhu-alka'dah, a.h. i227=a.d. 1812, November 15th. 

Ff. 276, four columns, each 11. 22 ; distinct Nasta'llk ; beauti- 
fully illuminated frontispiece, the first pages luxuriously orna- 
mented ; all the columns framed with stripes in gold, blue, and 
other colours ; all the headings in red and gold throughout ; 
wonderful binding, decorated with ornaments of flowers and 
birds in gold and other colours ; size, 14 in. by 9 in. 

[Ouseley Add. 183.] 


Another copy of the same work. 

This excellent copy was finished by Muhammad 
Mahdi the 28th of Rabi'-alawwal, a.h. 1228 =a.d. 
1813, March 31st. 

Ff. 262, four columns, each 11. 25 ; distinct Nasta'llk ; large 
illuminated frontispiece ; the lines of the first ten pages surrounded 
with gold stripes ; all the columns framed in the same manner ; 
gilt edges ; bindi n g green and gold ; size, I if in. by 7^ in. 

[Elliot 387.] 


A third copy of the same. 
This copy is not dated. 

Ff. 278, four columns, each 11. 21 ; careless Nasta'llk, often very 
near to Shikasta ; size, 1 if in. by 8 in. [Elliot 17.] 


Tadhkira-i-Shurish (t_,S,»-i \y^)- 

A large tadhkirah of Rekhta poets, written in Per- 
sian by Sayyid Ghulam Husain of Patna, with the 
takhallus Shurish, a.h. 1193 = a. d. 1779, comp. A. 
Sprenger, Catal., p. 182, and the index on pp. 195-306 ; 
Garcin de Tassy, Histoire de la Litterature Hindouie et 
Hind., sec. ed. i.p. 49, iii. p. 134. The author died a.h. 
H95 = A. d. 1781. His work contains 314 short biogra- 
phies with poetical extracts, beginning with Aftab (that 
is, the emperor Shah 'Alam) and ending with Yakin, 
who was killed, only 24 years old, by his own father, 
during the reign of Ahmadshah. 

Beginning without any preface : j a ; ... u^ t_>UsT 
Jl g^l plXa.1 ^U u?,4,-&-i> £/ sU (j^^U- 

No date. 

Ff. 236, 11. 15 ; Shikasta ; size, 8J in. by 6^ in. 

[Elliot 398.] 


Tadhkira-i-masarratafza (\ji\ ci>l— tS^j). 

Collection of biographies of Rekhta poets, composed 
by Abu-alhasan Amir-aldin Ahmad, known as Amr- 
allahjUlahabadi (^b^^dl j^J ^jJ^I ^J-JJ ^1 
cSjIjTsJT Jjl), on fol. 7 a , 1. 2. 

Beginning: _, J^L, ^bjl^U-s c5^l ^.-~. t/jj 

Jl JU-a- S->l^l yjLaJ ij\lj C**lk ',^-fJ. 

In the preface on ff. 6 a -g a he states, that he travelled 
to 'Azimabad in Safar a.h. 1192, that here he took up 
the plan of composing this work, which he executed 
during the journey to Calcutta and finished on the 3rd 
of the second Jumada, a.h. ii93 = a.d. 1779 June 
1 8th. See fol. 9 », 1. 3 : 

V 1 

1— 1 A-5 


j\j*3 cr^— 3 ly.j^-^ J-i-sl oy** 

^T" & 


&* J 




U — U^5^ t/ ^* 1 ' 

-t/r 5 

In the conclusion, on ff. i82 b -i83a, b e proceeds to 
state, that after having composed this during the jour- 
ney to Calcutta in A. h. 1193, he came on his return to 
Lucknow a. h. 1 194 ; here he got much more informa- 
tion about other poets. This, however, he could not 
incorporate in his work, because he thought it necessary 
to confine himself to those poets, of whom he had given 
a list in the introduction to his work. 

This list, which we find on ff. 3 b -5 b , is dated from 
a. h. 1197= a. d. 1783. 

Title : L^-. ^b; ^,.v : » 

Accordingly we have to suppose, that the preface and 
the work itself were composed a. h. 1193, but that the 
conclusion was added at the same time with the index 
of the poets, viz. a. h. i 197. 

The whole MS. is written by one hand, very likely 
the author's own. 

The poets are 247 in number, and they are arranged 
alphabetically. The careful biographical information, 
along with the many and extensive extracts from 
Diwtins, renders the work very valuable indeed. There 
occur many poets whom Garcin de Tassy (in his His- 
toire de la Literature Hindouie et Hindoustanie) does 
not even mention, and the very useful list of Bekhta 
poets given by A. Sprenger (in his Catalogue, p. 195 sq.) 
might be considerably enriched from this source with 
valuable biographical information. 

Ff. 183, 11. 17 ; large, clear Nasta'llk ; size, 10 in. by 6| in. 

[Ouseley 219.] 


Gulzar-i-Ibrahim (^^aUjl j\^S). 

The garden of Ibrahim, another biographical dic- 
tionary of about 300 Bekhta poets, compiled in Persian 
by Nawwab 'All Ibrahimkhan, with the two takhalluses 
Khalil and Hal, during the years 1195-1198 (see, for 
instance, A.h. 1 196 = a. D. 1782, mentioned on fol. 186", 
last line, comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 180, and a.h. 1198 
=a. d. 1784, in the preface of fol. 2 a , last line, comp. 
Rieu i. p. 375). 
^Beginning : i^L^' £ c~J L5 «J£l* A.-* J$S~J>H£.j 

"" The first biography is that of Aftab (Shah 'Alam, as 
in the preceding work), on fol. 2 b , and the last that of 
Hasan 'Alikhan Yas, on fol. 287°. No date. 

Ff. 287, 11. 15 (two columns in the poetical extracts) ; large and 
clear Nasta'llk ; size, I2|- in. by 8f in. [Ouseley Add. 42.] 

U 2 





Khulasat-alkalam (JH&\ i^>)k^-). 

The Khulasat-alkalam or the essence of speech, a 
very excellent and valuable Persian tadhkirah, appro- 
priated to selections from the mathnawis only of 78 of 
the most celebrated Persian poets, with biographical 
and literary notices, composed in two volumes by the 
author of the Gulzar-i-Ibrahim, Nawwab Amin-aldaulah 
'Aziz-almulk 'All Ibrahimkhan Bahadur Nasirjang, with 
the takhallus Khalil, A. h. i ic;8=a. d. 1784, that is, in 
the 27th (26th?)year of Shah'Alam's reign. For further 
information we refer to Bland's paper on the earliest 
Persian biography of poets, in the Journal of the Royal 
Asiatic Society, ix. pp. 158-160; A. Sprenger, Catal., 
p. 180; and Rieu i. p. 375. Each volume is preceded 
by a coruj}lete index of the whole work. 

Beginning of the preface of vol. I, on fol. 3' 1 : ,JL*J' 





jLo ijS iy\ . (j '1 ~a\Ss La 5JJI 

J I iytS ~^\*J U^-P- [*^-~° LS^v 
Beginning of vol. II : i^o^Lsr? ,J»-— • lpJJjl *JjJ jAs. 

The names of the 78 poets, alphabetically arranged, 
are as follows : 
Vol. I. 

1 . Asadi of Tus, died in Mas'ud bin Mahmud's reign 
(extracts from the s_Ai ^J^J). Ff. 4 b -i6 b (p-rv). 

2. Khalifah Ibrahim (that is, Muhammad Ibrahim 
Khalil-allah) of Dihli, born a. h. 1087, still alive 1160 
(extracts from the poetical tale, ^a^iW j^^—a-l ; he wrote 

jl5o _ Jl, and five 

besides a .jA^i jJJl 


supplementary books to the six of Jalal-aldin Rumi's 
mathnawi). Ff. i6 b -22 a (rv-r«). 

3. Tnayatkhan Askina, whose name was Khwajah 
Muhammad Tahir, son of Zafarkhan Ahsan, contem- 
porary with Talib Kalim, died A. h. 1077 (extracts from 
a mathnawi). Ff. 2 2 a -2 3 b (rA-i'i). 

4. Shaikh Rukn-aldin Auhadi of Maragha, the pupil 
of Shaikh Auhad-aldin Kirmani, died a.h. 738 (extracts 
from the -» pU.). Ff. 23 b ~32 a (n-ol). 

5. Ahli of Shiraz, died A. h. 942 (extracts from the 
JX*^" and sjhyj _, ^u-i). Ff. 32 :, -40 b (oa-vo). 

6. Mirza Ibrahim Adham, went to India under Shah- 
jahan, died at Dihli in the beginning of Aurangzib's reign 
(extracts from the »_»Lu<jL»). Ff. 40^-42" (vo-va). 

7. Mulla Muhammad Said Ashraf, son of Mulla 
Muhammad Salih of Mazandaran, died a.h. 1116 
(extracts from the ,JJS . Lis, an imitation of Muham- 
mad Kuli Salim's mathnawi of the same name). Ff. 
42 a -46 b (va-av). 

8. Siraj-aldin 'Alikhan Arzu of Dihli, son of Shaikh 
Husam-aldin, with the takhallus Husam, died a.h. 1169 
(extracts from the ij^^y^ 3 u^yr an ^ * ne Sakinaina, 
■^T JU). Ff. 4 6 b -48 b (*v-ii). 

9. Sayyid Abu Talib Kunduz-sagi Isfahan!, by whose 
work was completed a.h. 1135 the well-known j\ .-» 
ij.^^^., which its author, Mirza Rafi' Badhil, had left 
incomplete (comp. Rieu ii. p. 704). Ff. 48 b -53 a (l 1-1 . .). 

10. Mirza Muhammad Rafi'khan Badhil ofMashhad, 
died a.h. 1 1 23, in Bahadurshah's reign (extracts from 
the ^J^> tl*»). Ff. 53 :1 -74 a (' • -\rr). 

11. Mirza 'Abd-alkadir Bidil, born at Akbarabad 
A. h. 1054, died in Muhammadshah's reign (the date is 
not complete here, there is written only 1100, but 
according to other tadhkiras it must be 1133, extracts 
from the Ami ^-^°, ^>j^=- (^-AL, and oi»ij» <c^jSlS). 
Ff. 74 a -io2 b (u=r — 1 11). 

12. Shaikh Baha-aldin Muhammad Baha'i Amili, 
died a.h. 1030, and was buried at Mashhad by order 
of Shah 'Abbas. He wrote many works, for instance, 
5-aJ ji ic-'O 5 /*-Aa-> "—**** j* L_>j)^-k-al &JL~ij, Ji^i 
. „„. . ,t. \\ , d^UW ^ir^- 5 - ^^-^ JL»5U>, Jj5Ci£" and 
two short mathnawis, LL>. j ^li and^5Li. j_/--i> (ex- 
tracts from the lji=. j JC>). Ff. I02 b -io5 b (in-r.o). 

13. Mirza Muhammad Sa'id Hakim of Kumm, son 
of Muhammad Bakir and pupil of Maulana 'Abd-alraz- 
zak Fayyad, with two takhalluses, Sa'id and Tanha, 
flourished under Shfih 'Abbas II (extracts from an 
incomplete mathnawi). Ff. io5 b -io7 b (r.o-r.l). 

14. Mulla 'Ali Rich! Tajalli, went in Alamgir's time 
to India, contemporary with Tahir Nasrabadi, died very 
young, a.h. 1088 (extracts from an abridged mathnawi, 
JLil ^V-.). Ff. io7 b -i09" (r.l-nr). 

15. Mir Afdal Thabit of Allahabad, the grandson of 
Mir Diya-aldin Husain of Badakhshan, with the ejiithd 
[slamkhan, and the takhallus Wala, and nephew of 
Mir'lsa Hfmmatkhan Dairi, who had become Amir- 
alumara of'Alamgir in a. h. 1107; Thabit died a.h. 
1 1 52 (extracts from the ^ 
Ff. I09 a -H2 b (rir-rll). 

16. Khwajah Husain Thanai of Khurasan, went to 
India under Akbar, and was connected by friendship 
with Ghazali of Mashhad, Maulana Faidi, and Mull! 
'Urfi of Shiraz (extracts from an incomplete mathnawi, 
which A. Sprenger calls A cb , comp. his Catal., p. 579). 

Ff. H2 b -il7 b (ril-rrl). 

17. Mirza Ja'far Kazwini, called Asafkhan, with the 
two takhalluses Ja'far and Ja'fari, died as Jahangir's 
wazir a. h. 1021 (extracts from the mathnawi ^rn" 
j^i _,). Ff. Ii8 a -I26 a (rr.-rft). 

18. Mulla Abd-alrahmanNur-aldin Jami, the famous 
epic poet, died a.h. 898 (extracts from the seven math- 
nawis). Ff. i26 a -i95 b (rfi-r-Ai). 

19. Shaikh Muhammad Ali Hazin of Jilap, born 
a.h. 1 103, died 1 180 (extracts from the j;^-^' j cr*"? 
and the cr ^iUJl iilJ). Ff. i95 b -20i b (r^-ru). 

20. Maulana Husaini Sadat, with the takhallus 
Husaini, a friend of Shaikh 'Iraki and Shaikh Auhad- 
aldin Kirmani. To his questions replied Mahmud 
Shabistari in his Gulshan-i-raz ; he died A. H. 7 1 8 at 
Harat (extracts from the ^j^l-.U s\j). Ff. 201 •'- 
207 a (riA-f .1). 

21. Khwajah Hafiz of Shiraz, died A.H. 791 or 792 
(some mathnawi baits from the s-«l3 (j^A-o, etc.) Ff. 
207 a -2o8 b (f.l-i'ir). 

22. Hamid-aldin of Lahur, who put in verse thirty- 
two of the prose tales contained in Nakhshabi's well- 

,JLa_» ,i l^jUts'j) 




known Tutinama (extracts from these). Ff. 2o8 b -2io b 
(fi r-fi i). 

23. Amir Yaniin-aldin Khusrau of Dihli, died A. h. 
705 (read 725, extracts from his kkamsah, tlie ^liy-". 

JlJ^j ^ and the^j^, ji). Ff. 2io b -3o5 a (fi i-i .0). 

24. Khwajah Abu- al' at a Muhammad bin AH Kamal- 
aldin Kirmani (that is, the same famous poet who is 
otherwise called Khwaju Kirmani), died A. H. 742 or 
745 (extract from the a y\-^i, _j uL-a, thej^.^i j Jj, 
s-oLJU5, and the 5_oL^>Lu ; but the last is different from 
that in the India Office MS. 198, described by Spiegel, 
Z. D.M. G. iii. 245-261, which only by mistake is called 
Samnama, since its text, except the name^. is quite 
identical with the ^jjU.* « i^l»-a) ; other poetical works 
of Khwaju are ,Uj^1 i-»ji and , jl e^>l Jibu ,j &JL-, 

j-t ■■■ »■■■■ j (^ J ^^ ^f. 3°5"-359 b (i-e-vie). 

25. Sayyid Husain Imtiyfizkkan Khalis, went to 
India in'Alamgh-'s reign, and was afterwards appointed 
master of the horse ( jaL^jIj .y*\ j^j>, literally stable- 
keeper of the kingdom), in Bahadurshah's time ; he was 
murdered A. H. 1122 (the chronogram is ^U*. jl»Jul si si). 
Besides a diwan he left a mathnawi (extracts from it). 
Ff. 359 h ~3 6ia (vio-via). 

26. Hakim Afdal-aldin Khakani of Sbirwan, died 
a.h. 582 (extracts from the (j-JJ^xJl iis 5 ). Ff. 36 i a - 
366 b (vu-vrl). 

27. Maul ana Shah Dai of Shiraz, died a.h. 915 at 
Shiraz (a few mathnawi baits). Ff. 366''— 367" (vrl- 


28. Dhauki of Samarkand, was king of poets at the 
court of Ahmadkhan (Hulagukhan's son), and author 
of a mathnawi, entitled jLJ j jU (no extracts). Fol. 
367" (vr.) margin. 

29. 'Akilkhan Razi, flourished under Alamgir (ex- 
tracts from the story of Padmawat, sjI.j 5 A^i, a 
translation from Hindustani). Ff. 367^-376- (vr.- 


30. Mirza Radi of Artiman, the father of Mirza 
[brahim Adham, flourished 'in Shah 'Abbas' reign 

(extracts from his » -1 ■ .'i\ ,„) Ff. 376 — 377b ( v 


3 1 . Malik Muhammad Kabit, the grandson of Aka 
Malik (extracts from his s-cLljjL*). Ff. 377''-379 a 


32. Maulana Zulali of Khwansar, one of Shah Abbas' 
poets, the author of the seven mathnawis. 

J - 
viz.^Luj il^j (707 verses), X^ ; y=. j sjj> (407 verses), 

; v: "" j j*\ (5 8 ° verses), j^j\f~ lj ^^. (910 verses), 

«-.U ^U^i- (73° verses), _». J^. (that is, the same 
poem which is usually styled iMkf, 840 verses), and 
jLl j ij-*s? (7800 verses). He began these poems 
a.h. iooi, and completed them in 13 (23?) years; died 
1016 (1026I), more than 100 years old (extracts from 
all the seven). Ff. 379 a ~409 b (voF-a i 0). 

33. Hakim Abii-almajd Sana'i of Ghazna, the date of 
whose death is here just as confused as everywhere else 
(extracts from the iOjj^.). Ff. 409 b -423 b ( A |o-Ai«r). 

34. Shaikh Muslih-aldin Sa'di of Shiraz, died a. h. 

691 (extract from the ^Ll-.jj). Ff. 423 b -432 b (ai e- 

A1 l). 

35. Khwajah Jamal-aldin Salman Saji (so, instead 
of the usual ^jL-, native of Sawa), died a. h. 769 
(extracts from the mathnawi i - ■*■ . ~ . X-^.y^; besides 
that, the author wrote another mathnawi, i_«ljjLi). 
Ff. 432 ,l -44i b (at i-avi). 

36. Muhammad Kuli Salim of Taharan, went to 
India from Iran in Shabjahan's reign, died a.h. 1057. 
He composed a great number of mathnawis, for instance, 

etc. (extracts from eight different mathnawis). Ff. 44 i b - 
453 b (avI-i.i-). 

37. Mir Sanad Kashi, a contemporary of Shah Sulai- 
ni.'in Safawi,A.H. 1077-1106 (extracts from amathnawi). 
Ff.453b-4 55 a( l ).r-i.i). 

38. Hakim Sharaf-aklin Husain Shifa'i of Isfahan, 
died the 5th of Ramadan, a.h. 1037. He composed 
three mathnawis : oJ^'j^.^ljw.j sjoj, and a lji5wj 
c*i*i» (extracts from two of these). Ff. 455 b -472 a 

39. Sadikbeg, with the takhallus Sadiki, left an 
incomplete mathnawi on the exploits of Shah 'Abbas 

Ff. 472 a -472 b 



40. Husaina Sabiihi of Khwansar, author of several 
mathnawis. Fol. 472 b (ifi). 

41. Daiinri of Haniadan, contemporary with Shah 
Tahmasp Safawi, author of three mathnawis : J— -aLi 

fi^J' o^-V i u*-*— ''■ an< ^ "^'j/i 3 (*^- : - Fol. 472 b 

42. Jamal-aldin Daniiri of Isfahan, also under Shah 
Tahmasp. His epic poems are: \.xc- « j-^U, jL-i « ;Li 

Fol. 473 a (ifr). 
Vol. IT. 

43. MullS Tughra of Mashhad, went from Iran to 
India in Jahangir's reign, contemporary with Sa'ib, 

Kudsi, Kalim, etc. He wrote two mathnawis: 


j.. t „t.\in imitation of Zulali, and s^Ll^sLj, in imitation 
of Zuhiiri (extracts from the latter). Ff. 3 b - 24 a 

44. Mulla Nur-aldin Zuhuri of Tarshiz, died A. h. 1025 
or 1027 (extracts from the 8_«Ll-JL- and another math- 
nawi on the same subject). Ff. 24 b -44 b (nr-i .rF). 

45. Shams-aldin Muhammad 'Assar of Tabriz, a con- 
temporary of Salman of Sawa, flourished under the 
Ilkans, died a.h. 784, buried at Tabriz (extracts from 
the t£i^_j^.). A Ff. 44 b -57 a (i.rf=-i.iM). 

46. Maulana 'Arifi, under Shahrukh, called the 
second Salman on account of his fine poetry, author of 
the ,jSy>. j t^jJ^completed a.h. 842) and the 4-oli sj, 
which he dedicated to the wazir Khwajah Ghiyath- 
aldin (extracts from the u^\^- « <sS )■ Ff. 57a— 59 1 ' 
(1 .fi-i .of). 

47. Nasir 'All Sirhindi, died a.h. 1109 (the chrono- 
gram is oJ, LS i«-« JIjiJ (Jlc sT), author of several math- 
nawis (extracts from that mathnawi, which he wrote 




in imitation of Zulali's jU j ly^sr"). Ff. 59 b -64 b 
(i . if-i .if). 

48. Mulla, Jamal-aldin bin Zain-aldin 'Ali bin Jamal- 
aldin 'Urfi of Shiraz, died a. h. 999, according to the 
chronogram, ujyJ^ ^jjS- 3$ <£s\a (extracts from a 
matlmawi, beginning Jj IjojU* ; see A. Sprenger, 
Catal., p. 529, and a Lli-SL,). Ff. 6 4 b -6S a (1.1P- 

I .v l). 

49. Mir 'Abd-aljalil Wasiti Balgrami, bom a. h. 107 1, 
died 1 1 38, a very learned man, composed poetry in the 
Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hindustani languages, 
author of many ta'rikhs, mathnawis, etc. (extracts from 
a matlmawi). Ff. 68*-73» (1 .vi-l .ai). 

50. Shaikh Abu Talib Farid-aldin Attar, died most 
probably a. h. 627 (extracts from the l-^Is* -1 ' j ^a" , 
«_.Li L5 4J1, s-oU JyA, uyl jJI jky? (usually called yAy* 
uyljJl), JjJ ir ~^, _ / *W jki*, and other mathnawis). 
Ff. 73 b -92 a (1 .Ar-i 1 11). 

51. Muhammad Akram Ghanimat of Ganja' in the 
Panjab, the author of the mathnawi (j-2~c &jj-J>, which 
he completed a. h. 1096 (extracts from it). Ff. 92 b - 
ioi a (1 1 1 1-1 irv). 

52. Mir Shams-aldin Fakir, born at Shahjahanabad, 
a.h. 1 1 15, a contemporary of the author of this tadh- 
kirah, composed a khamsah or five mathnawis (extracts 
from the ijx^ J~*\ aJj-», 


;J Lh jjU^bL- \^\ 


,UJl- Jl 

b ^y 

the oJoi-* p « ■n i, and the 
). Ff. *oi b -i23 b (1 irv-i 1 *r). 

53. Hakim Firdausi of Tus, died a. h. 411, according 
to the chronogram, u^tiJ 5j-~« (extracts from the 
i-oLLfcLi. and Ls^jj >— a_ujj). Ff. I23 ll -i4i a (iiai— 
ir 1 v). 

54. Fakhr-aldin As'ad Jurjani, the author of ^-j. 
^_^l. . ; he is called here a court-poet of Sultan Mah- 
mud bin Malikshah Saljuki, who reigned from A. H. 
511 to 525 (!!) (extracts from C ^-»K 3 u"~!j)- Ff. 141 11 - 
i50 a (1 r 1 v-i rro). 

55. Shaikh Abii-alfaid, with the takhalluses Faidi and 
Fayyadi, died A. h. 1004 (extracts from ^z Jj, j5^» 
.UjI, and another mathnawi, probably one of the three 
he left incomplete, viz. I _ r ^ib 3 ^1 , .L*, ,. iS oii, 
and s_»L> jS\)- Ff. i5o b -i74 a (1 rro-i tap). 

56. Mulla, Fauk-aldin, with the takhallus Fauki, 
lived at Yazd, and went to India in 'Alamgir's time 
(extracts from two mathnawis, the first of which seems 
to contain the story of Farhad and Shirin). Ff. i74 a - 
I78 a (irAi—ifii). 

57. Haji Muhammad Jan Kudsi of Mashhad, went to 
India in the fifth year of Shahjahan's reign, that is, 
a.h. 1042, and became king of poets at this emperor's 
court. He died at Lahur a. h. 1056 (extracts from his 
incomplete mathnawi, entitled ^Jl^^Li LoLi Jib, con- 
sisting of 8000 baits, from the s-oL-JiLa, the i—b^jji 
jr . <■ * ■ ' , and two other mathnawi fragments, oolSCi ,s 
(J Loj (^UjI and sju^rMj ^^ cJi« y). Ff. 17 s 1 '- 
207 b (irli-iro.). 

58. Mirza Kasim Kasimi of Giinabad, a contempo- 
rary of Sultan Akbar, to whom he sent all his poetical 
works, and by whose favour he was honoured. He 
wrote a khamsah, containing : 5-*U jt^Li, sLi. LaL^aLi. 
J-**J, a ys" } LS LJ, a Vy? j tf/;J s-U^aml 
5r — b. . i; vJ : v~i ; and besides that a a^L^JiL.. (extracts 
from the J ;- .,-'. sLi L»U-aLi, and a few baits from the 
j-.U ^li, the s_.Li-JLu, and yj^s* j JU). Ff. 207 b - 
2i5 b (iro.-irn). 

59. Mulla Shams-aldin Muhammad Katibi of Nisha- 
piir, the panegyrist of Timur and his descendants, died 
a.h. 838 at Astarabad, author of a khamsah (extracts 
from all the five mathnawis). Ff. 2i5 b -2 2 5 a (irn- 

60. Abu Talib Kalim of Hamadan, went to India in 
the beginning of Jahangir's reign, and became later 
king of poets at the court of Shahjahan (extracts from 
his ^>lj-s*Li. J-olifilj, usually called 5_oli t\ .?. : alt, or 
5-«lj ^Ljjs^Li, and a great many shorter mathnawis, 

iJuXO sivJ— ,Lj^" l«JJu« _li ,.> —i IS i_JU>.LUJ, iJyJ^> 

U> jL ; .*. i_>'»J <i>\-+s- i->\zS, and ^Liolj ^j » * * t->\j£). 

Ff. 225 b -263 b (irAO-iFir). 

61. Muhammad Kazim, with the takhallus Karim, 
went to India under 'Alamgir. He composed ten 
mathnawis, called a a. ," .,» i.s. c (extracts from five of 
these mathnawis). Ff. 264 a -272 a (iP-ir-iFvi). 

62. Sa'd-allah Piinipati (of Panipat in India), with 
the takhallus Masiha, put into Persian verse the story 
of L" ■ w « A. (extracts from it). He was a friend of 
Shaida, who was a contemporary of Shahjahan. Ff. 

272 a -276 a (iFvI-IFav). 

63. Muhammad Mahmud Miskin of Asfarain, author 
of two mathnawis : .LxJ j ►*-• (conrposed a.h. 896) and 
cr J,UJI y^ (extracts from both). Ff. 276 a -277 a 

(ifAV-ll'A 1 )). 

64. Mir Kamar-aldin Minnat of Dihli, born A. h. 
1 156, was still alive when this tadhkirah was written. 
He composed five mathnawis, the best of which is ,Ljj 
^jlji. j (extracts from all the five). Ff. 277 il -296 1> 


65. Mulla Abu-albarakat Munir of Lahiir, born a.h. 
1 019 under Jahangir, died about fifty-five years old. 
He wrote several mathnawis ; for instance, yty> A» 
(containing four *Ja.: i.^Sl cuLcb ljjjo" ,j ^j. « ljI 

t^A.~ > Ujuj.v : a; 1 jgj, ^Tg J ; 3. j_rojj> ( jijbL«< ,j ULe j ^y 
Jus— • j ; 4. ,JL^C ^%z, y, <Jy^* jJI y ji), ^jJ^-", 

containing the story of a journey to Bangalah in com- 




pany with Saifkhan, etc. (extracts from the latter). 
Ff. 296 ,1 -300 1 ' (lorA-ion). 

66. Mulla Maktabi, the contemporary of Jami and 
author of a khamsah in imitation of Nizami's (extracts 
from &y^* j J^J)- Ff. 3oo''-3i8 b (lort-iovr). 

67. Mir Sayyid 'Ali, with the takhallus Mihri, the 
king of poets at the court of Shah Sultan Husain 
Safawi, author of several mathnawis (extracts from the 
{jj±» \* LfLiU—)- Ff. 3i9 a -320 a (lovr-iovo). 

68. Hakim Rukn-aldin Mas'ud bin Hakim Nizam- 
aldiu 'Ali Kashi, with the takhallus Masih, of Kashan, 
was a protege of Shah 'Abbas, went to India in Akbar's 
reign, returned after 'Abbas' death to Iran, and died 
extremely old, 1070, at Kashan (extracts from his 
mathnawi.jJj Lis). Ff. 32o a -32i a (lovo-iew). 

69. Maulawi Jalal-aldiu Rami, the famous author of 
the mathnawi, born a.h. 604, the 6th of Rabt'-alawwal, 
died sixty-nine years old (extracts from the ijyJi^). 
Ff. 32i a -350 b (low-i in). 

70. Shaikh Nizam-aldin Abu Muhammad Ahmad bin 
Yiisuf bin Muwayyad of Ganja, with the takhallus 
Nizami, the celebrated epic poet (extracts from his 
khamsah). Ff. 35o b -428 b (nn-i vir). 

71. Mulla Nazim of Harat, a pupil of Maulana 
Fasihi, was in Shah Sulaiman Safawi's time the pane- 
gyrist of 'Abbas Kulikhan Shainlu, the governor of 
Harat (extracts from his ls-^ . i_a-^jj). Ff. 428 b - 
440 b (1 vir-i m 1). 

72. Mir 'Abd-al'al Najat of Isfahan (extracts from 
^T.r.Cjj). Ff. 440 b -442 a (i»n-i»ii). 

73. Mirza Tahir Wahid of Kazwin, was in high 
favour with Shah 'Abbas II, and became grand wazir 
under Shah Sulaiman (extracts from three mathnawis). 
Ff. 442 a -459 a (iAii-uor). 

74. Mulla Wahshi Bafiki of Yazd, died a.h. 991 
(extracts from the „p r > jJj*, the ^jj^^i,. jU J, and two 
short mathnawis, ^IM ... ^J. ^Xj> . j and yf* .j). Ff. 
459 a -473 b (lAor-iAAr). 

75. Mirza Muhammad Rafi' Wa'iz of Kazwin, went 
to India under Shahjahan, author of a diwan, of the 
well-known (jLUl vVOi an( l of a mathnawi, iJ,l> ,i 
ebjjl ^Li. Jl>L ijy^a |jlj (j-Wc sLi e£^»- (extracts 
from this mathnawi). Ff. 473^— 478^ (1 aat-i Air). 

76. Mulla. 'Abdallah Hatifi, Jami's nephew, the last 
great epic poet of the Persians (extracts from JlJ 
uj-lst* j, 5_ot> jy^, and j ; — b. j ^^^t,). Ff. 478''- 
505 b (lAir-iifi). 

77. Mulla Badr-aldin Hilali of Astarabad, whose 
death is fixed here in A. h. 936 (extracts from the sli 
i_r4f,J y usually called 1jJ\ sli, and the !j_^iilsJI ^Xs^>). 
F f-5°5 b -5i5 a ( 1 if i-i 11 a). 

78. Mir Yahya Kashi, seems to have been a native of 
Shiraz, not of Lahijan or Kumm, as other biographers 
state, but lived at Kashan. He went to India under 
Shahjahan, was the panegyrist of Dara Shukuk, and 
contemporary with Kudsi and Kalim. He died a.h. 
1074 (extracts from a j-oli^jLj^Li,, otherwise called 

s_«l>5LioU, and other short mathnawis; for instance, 

C*i-o jl, ii j ks.- 9 ij>i-o ,j 

Lie xj-o 

»-o Li bJ yL> 

etc.) Ff. 5i5 b -535 a (iSio-r..e). 

This copy is dated by Sayyid Hasan, who wrote it for 
Mr. J. B. Elliott, the 16th of Sha'ban, A. h. I246=a. d. 
1 83 1, 30th of January. 

Vol. I, ff. 473 ; Vol. II, ff. 536. Four columns, each 21 11. ; 
large and distinct Nasta'lik ; two illuminated frontispieces ; gilt 
edges ; splendid binding, brown with gold arabesques ; size, 
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Khulasat-alafkar ( ,\$J$\ i-o^lj*). 

One of the most modern biographies of Persian poets, 
only a few years older than the following and last of 
all, the Makhzan-alghara'ib. It was compiled by Abu 
Talib ibn Maghfur Haji Muhammad Begkhan Tabriz! 
alisfahani (born a.h. ii66=a.d. 1753, died a. h. 1221 
= a. d. 1806), who began his work A.H. 1206, and con- 
tains, besides the memoirs of poets and extracts from 
their poetry, in the khatimah or conclusion five trea- 
tises on ethics, music, prosody, the five branches of 
medical science, and the universal history and geo- 
graphy, the last part of which may be considered a 
separate work with the special title, Lubb-alsiyar-u- 
jahannuma (L—oUj-a. »..,.■■ .11 ,_J). It is divided into a 
mukaddimah (l_>Ls ; - > ' laJLi ^Lo . (j-^ - * 1 '— *->j*^ i J 
a, " . . ? ■ ,) ^yy. i_>Lx5 ^i S UjyA _j ^j~->y s^U), on 
fol. 3 a ; 

Twenty-eight Hadikas or gardens, containing the 
310 principal poets in alphabetical order, on fol. 9 a ; 

A supplement (Joi), containing short extracts from 
160 poets, partly not known before by the author, 
partly overlooked by him, on fol. 323''; and 

A conclusion (&_»iU».) on twenty-three friends and 
contemporaries of the author, together with an account 
of his own life and family, and the five treatises men- 
tioned above, on fol. 339 a . For further details we refer 
to Bland's essay in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic 
Society, ix. p. 153 sq ; Rieu i. p. 378; A. Sprenger, 
Catal., p. 163; and Elliot, History of India, viii. 
p. 298. 

Index of the 310 poets appearing in the twenty-eight 
Hadikas : 

1. Abu Sa'id bin Abu-alkhair, died a.h. 440 (not 
404, as is written here by mistake), on fol. 9 a . 2. Shaikh- 
alislam Ab,u Isma'il 'Abdallah al-Ansari of Harat, 
died a.h. 481, ib. 3. Shaikh-alislam Ahmad Jami, 
that is, Abu-alnasr Ahmad bin Abu-alhasan, died A. H. 
536, on fol. 9 b . 4. Shaikh Abu-alkasim ibn Yasin, an 
elder contemporary of Abu Sa'id bin Abu-alkhair, who 
was indebted to him for a great deal of his knowledge, ib. 
5. Khwajah Abu-alwafa of Khwariztn, one of the succes- 
sors of Shaikh Najm-aldin Kubra in the spiritual leader- 
ship, ib. 6. Khwajah Afdal-aldin Muhammad Kashi, 




ib. 7. Asad-aldin of Tus, that is, Asadi, Firdausi's 
teacher, on fol. io a . 8. Abu-alfaraj ibn Mas'ud Ruui, 
ib. 9. Hakim Abu Bakr Azraki of Harat, friend and 
panegyrist of the Saljuk prince Tughanshah, on fol. io b . 
10. Shihab-aldin Adib Sabir of Tirmidh, in the service 
of Sultan Sanjar, taken as model by Anwarl, on fol. 
n b . 11. Arshadi, that is, Abu Muhammad Arshad, 
panegyrist of Sultan Khidr bin Ibrahim of Ghazna, 
others call him Rashidi Samarkand!, on fol. i2 a . 12. 
Nizam -aldin Abu al-'ula of Ganja, lived under the 
reign of Minueihr Shirwanshah, teacher of Falaki, 'Izz- 
aldin Shirwaui, Khakani, and other poets, ib. 13. 
Athir-aldin of Auman, contemporary with Kamal-aldin 
Isma'il, who died a. h. 635, ib. 14. Abu 'Ali, that is, 
Ibn 'Abdallah Husain Sina, with the epithet Shaikh 
alra'is (Avicenna), died a.h. 428, on fol. I2 b . 15. Mir 
Muhammad Bakir, with the takhallus Ishrak, son of 
Mir Shams-aldin Damad ; the end of his life falls in the 
reign of Shah Safi Safawi, ib. 16. Maulana Muham- 
mad Ibn Husam, the author of the s-oli^U.. (comp. 
A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 432), on fol. 13 s . 17. Muham- 
mad Sa'id Ashraf of Mazandaran, went to India under 
Alamwir, ib. 18. Maulana Ahli of Shiraz, the author 
of the J^U-^-x*", under Shah Isma'il Safawi (who died 
a.h. 930), on fol. i3 b . 19. Shafi'ai Athar, panegyrist of 
Shah Sulaiman Safawi, died in the beginning of the 
reign of Shah Sultan Husain, who ascended the throne 
in a.h. 1 106, on fol. 17* 20. Hakim Auhad-aldin 
'Ali bin Ishak Anwari, the gi-eat panegyrist of Sultan 
Sanjar, on fol. i8 b . 21. Imami of Harat, contemporary 
with Sa'di, on fol. 23°. 22. Khwajah Asafi, son of 
Khwajah Mukim, pupil and friend of Jami, died A. H. 
928, on fol. 23 1 '. 23. Shaikh Jalal-aldin Adhuri. of 
Asfara in, king of poets in the time of Shahrukh. died 
a.h. 866, ib. 24. Mirza Jalal Asir, under Shall 
'Abbas, died A. u. 1049, ib- 25. Athir-aldin Akhsi- 
kati, contemporary with Khakani, on fol. 25 a . 2G. 
Ustad Abii Shukur of Balkh, in the beginning of the 
fourth century of the Hijrah, a forerunner of Rudagi 
(comp. Dr. Ethe's essay on ' Rudagi' s Vorlaufer und 
Zeitgenossen' in ' Morgenlandische Forschungen,' Leip- 
zig, 1875, p. 42), on fol. 26 s . 27. 'Abd-alrahman Amini 
Najjar of Balkh, contemporary with Firdausi ami 
'Unsuri, like them panegyrist of Sultan Mahmiid, ib. 
28. Shaikh Abu Hamid Auhad-aldin Kirmani, a pupil 
of Shaikh Shihab-aldin Suhrawardi, ib. 29. Shaikh 
Auhadi of Mar;igha, a pupil of the preceding poet, died 
a.h. 738, ib. 30. Fakhr-aldin Amir Mahmud Ibn 
Yamin, on fol. 26 b . 31. Maulana Umidi of Rai, 
killed in Taharan by Shah Ni'mat-alhih, the father of 
Shah Kasim Nurbakhsh, under Shah Isma'il Safawi, 
a.h. 925 (chronogram, si ^ (3^-L> ^y^ j\ si), on fol. 
27 a . 32. Maulana Ahli of Khurasan, under Sultan 
Husain Mirza (who died a.h. 911), on fol. 27b 33. Mir 
Abu-alhasan Farahani, in Shah 'Abbas' time, on fol. 
28 a . 34. Mir Ahsani, an Indian poet, contemporary 
with Akbar, on fol. 290. 35. Ahmadkhan, ruler of 
Gilan, ib. 36. Mir 'Imad-aldin IlahS of Hamadan, 
went to India under Shahjahan, died a.h. 1060, ib. 
37. Yunus Kulibeg Anisi, went to India under Akbar, 
died at Burhanpur, a. h. 1016, on fol. 30*. 38. Mirza 
Ibrahim Adham, son of Mirza Radi Artimani, went to 

India under Shahjahan, died A. h. 1060, ib. 39. 
Kizilbashkhan Umid of Hamadan, whose original 
name was Muhammad Rida, went to India in the 
beginning of Babadurshah's reign, died A.H. 1 155 
(chronogram, j^-ol ^j cb i_>l ^y, o-iJ), on fol. 

30''. 40. Siiaj-aldin 'Alikban Arzii, died A. H. 1169, 
on fol. 31". 41. Mir Gbulam 'Ali, with the takhallus 
Azad, of Balgram, an Indian poet, and author of the 
the SwoLc s-il'f=-, etc., died 


;/ -,, ure j^lc sjijj", etc., died a.h. 1200, on fol. 
3i b . 42. Badr-aldin Muhammad Caei, panegyrist of 
Sultan Muhammad Tughlukshah, on fol. 32 b . 43. 
Shaikh Baha-aldin 'Amili, author of the mathnawis 
IJLo. 5 ^0, j£-2< . huI, etc., died a.h. 1030, under Shah 
'Abbas, on fol. 34". 44. Muhammad Rafi'kban Badhil, 
nephew of Mirza Ja'far of Masbhad, born in Shahjahana- 
bad, died a.h. 1133(1), on fol. 36 b . 45. Sayyid Abu 
Talib of Isfahan, on fol. 39^ (only extracts from his 
continuation of the u?,x~a. sU.> are given ; neither bio- 
graphy nor date appears). 46. Mirza 'Abd-alkadir Bidil, 
flourished in India, was in Muhammad A'zamshah's ser- 
vice, died a.h. 1 133, on fol. 40". 47. Baha-aldin Marghi- 
yaui, panegyrist of the Khwarizmshah Kutb-aldin bin 
Anushtagin, who died a.h. 521, on fol. 4i a . 48. Badi' 
of Tabriz, ib. 49. Maulana Baka'i, a friend of 'Abdallah 
Khan Uzbeg, the ruler of Tunin, ib. 50. Maulana. 
Kamal-aldin Banna'! of Harat, ib. 51. Shihab- 
aldin Bayani, lived at the same time, under Husain 
Mirza, on fol. 41''. 52. The daughter of Husam 
Salar, contemporary with Shah Abbas, on fol. 42 :L . 
53. Badr-aldin Nur of Harat, panegyrist of the "Wazir 
Ala-almulk Abu Bakr, ib. 54. Mirza 'Aliridai Tajalli, 
went to India under Shahjahan, enjoyed after his return 
to Persia the favour of Shah 'Abbas II and of Shah 
Sulaiman, and died A. H. 1093, at Isfahan, on fol. 42 1 '. 
55. Maulana Tabi'i of Khwansar, contemporary with 
Mulla Wahshi, died A. it. 10 18, on fol. 43^. 56. Taki- 
aldin Auhadi, author of the ^Aij£ and the ^Uyc t-jt57ib. 
57. Mirza Muhammad Sa'id of Kumm,with the takhallus 
Tanba, one of Shah 'Abbas IFs court plvysicians, ib. 58. 
Mirza Muhsin Ta'thir of 'Abbasabad, lived at the end of 
the Safawi dynasty, and was for some time wazir of Yazd, 
on fol. 44 b . 59. Khwajah Husain Thana'i of Masbhad, 
went to India in the beginning of Akbar's reign, and 
gained Faidi's friendship, ib. 60. Mir Muhammad 
Afdal Thabit of Allahabad in Hindustan, died a.h. 
1 1 5 1, on fol. 45 1 '. 6 1 . 'Abd-alwasi' Jabali, under Sultan 
Sanjar, died in the second half of the sixth century of 
the Hijrah, on fol. 46 b . 62. Khwajah 
'Abd-alrazzak of Isfahan, the father of the ^yUil jili. 
Kamal-aldin Isma'il, on fol. 49 b . 63. Maulawi Niir- 
aldin 'Abd-alrahman Jami, born a.h. 817, died 898, on 
fol. 5i a . 64. Jamal-aklin Muhammad ibn Nasir, a 
panegyrist of Malik Kutb-aldin Aibak, king of Dihli 
(reigned from a. h. 602 to 607), on fol. 62 a . 65. Sayyid 
Jalal-aldin of Yazd, in the reign of Muhammad Muzaffar 
Padishah of Shiraz, ib. 66. Maulana Jalali, under 
Sultan Husain Mirza, on fol. 62 b . 67. Mulla Jamali 
of Dihli, younger contemporary of Jami, died A. h. 
942, ib. 68. Maulana Jismi of Hamadan, went to 
India under Akbar, ib. 69. Mir Jamal-aklin Kaza- 
runi, on fol. 63". 70. Mirza Fath-allah Janab of Isfa- 
han, went in his youth to India, and served Muhammad 




Farrukh Siyar (a.H. 1125-1131), afterwards he en- 
tered Nadirshah's service, ib. 71. Khwajah Shams- 
aldin Muhammad Hafiz of Shiraz (his death is fixed 
here in A. h. 782 !), on fol. 63k 72. Sayyid Mu'in- 
aldin Hasan Ashrafi of Samarkand (comp. Butkhana, 
No. 7), on fol. 67b. 73. Khwajah Hasan of Dihli, 
called the Sa'di of India, died a.h. 738, on fol. 68 :l . 
74. Sayyid Husaini Sadat, originally of Ghur, grew up 
and flourished in Harat, friend of Auhad-aldin Kir- 
mani (who died a.h. 697) and 'Iraki (who died a.h. 
686, 688, or 709), author of the \yji\ y$, the jh 
^iL—il, and the —l^^l L/tjj, on fol. 68 b . 75. Sbaikh- 
alislam Harithi, the spiritual guide of Muhammad 'Aufi, 
the author of the oldest tadhkirah, Lubb-alalbab (or, as 
Sprenger, Gatal., p. 1 sq., calls it, Lubab-alalbab), ib. 
76. Sharaf-aldin Hasan ibn Nasir 'Alawi, panegy- 
rist of Sultan Bahramshah of Ghazna (a.h. 512-547), 
who became afraid of the poet's popularity, and drove 
him to B'jaz > a t Sultan Mas'ud bin Malikshah's 
request he afterwards returned, ib. 77. Hasan ibn 
'Ali Shihabi, panegyrist of Arslanshah, on fol. 69 11 . 78. 
Hakim Hantalah (better Hanzalah) of Badaghis, a poet 
of the Tahirides, afterwards at the court of Ya'kiib bin 
Laith (comp. Eth6, ' Rudagi's Vorlaufer und Zeitge- 
nossen'), ib. 79. Sayyid Hasan Mutakallim, a com- 
panion of Sultan Ghiyath-aldin Ghuri (a.h. 558-599), 
ib. 80. Kasimbeg Halati, under Shah Tahmasp, ib. 
81. H ;| kim Hadik, son of Hakim Humam-aldin, brother 
of Maulana Abd-alrazzak of Gilan, went to India under 
Shahjahan, on fol. 69 b . 82. Maulana Huzni of Isfahan, 
under Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 70". 83. Mirza Hisabi of 
Natanza (a place in the district of Isfahan), under Shah 
Abbas, ib. 84. Maulana Haji Muhammad of Gilan, 
with the takliallus Haji, under Shah Sulaiman (who 
died a.h. 1106), ib. 85. Maulana Baidar Kalica of 
Khurasan, under Shah Ismail Safawi (a. h. 908-930), 
on fol. 70 b . 86. Shaikh Muhammad Ali Hazin of Isfa- 
han, died A.h. 1180, on fol. 71". 87. Hasankhan 
Shamlu, governor of Harat under Shah 'Abbas (Sprenger 
reads 'Abbas II, but here no ^U is found), on fol. 75 b . 
88. Ibrahim bin 'Ali Najjar Afdal-aldin Khakani of 
Shirwan, panegyrist of Minucihr Shirwanslnlh, died 
a.h. 595, on fol. 76*. 89. Khwajah Amir Khusrau of 
Dihli, died a.h. 725, on fol. 84 b . 90. Kamal-aldin 
Mahmud Khajiii Kirmani, that is, Khwaju Kirmaui 
(comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 47 1 ; Z. D. M. G. ii. 205, etc. ; 
his death is fixed here in j^aJb . J^ii-a (!), probably a 
mistake for tl^H j x^,, ah. 750), on fol. 94 b . 91. 
Hakim Khabbaz (jLti. ; Hadikat-alsafa, Elliot 156, fol. 
394 b , calls him tfjlli. ; Aufi and Atashkada {jJCLi-; comp. 
Ethe, ' Rudagi's Vorlaufer,' etc.), a panegyrist of the Sa- 
manides, on fol. 95 b . 92. Hakim Abu Talib Khusrawani, 
also under the Samanides, no doubt identical with Abu 
Tahir Khusrawani, whom Firdausi quotes (comp. Dr. 
Ethe's two papers on Firdausi's lyrical poems in ' Sitz- 
ungsberichte der bayr. Akademie, pbil.-histor. Classe,' 
1872, p. 300; 1873, p. 6;-|4 sq.), ib. 93. Hakim 'Umar 
Khayyam of Nishapur, the great freethinker, ib. 94. 
Najibai Khalis of Astarabad, contenq^orary with Shah 
Sulaiman, on fol. 96". 95. Padishah Khatun, daughter 
of Sultan Kutb-aldin, of the family of Burak Hajib 
and the Karakhitai Sultans of Kirman, on fol. 97 s1 . 

96. Mirza, Kadi Danish of Mashhad, went to India 
under Shahjahan, died A.h. 1076, on fol. 98 b . 97. 
Kadi Rukn-aldin Da'wa, who left both an Arabic and 
a Persian diwan, and was greatly praised by Kamal- 
aldin Isma'il and his father, Jamal-aldin 'Abd-alrazzak, 
on fol. 99 a . 98. Darwish of Dahak (or Dihak, near Rai, 
comp. Barbier de Meynard, Dictionnaire Geogr., p. 247, 
and Marfisid I, p. I'll), contemporary with Jami, ib. 
99. Darwish Muhammad, was in the service of the Amir- 
khan Turkman, on fol. 99 11 . 100. Mirza Hasbim Dil of 
Artiman near Hamadan, the grandson of Ibrahim 
Adliam (comp. p. 303, last line), ib. 101. Maulana 
Dhauki Ardastaui, contemporary with Hakim Shifa'i 
(who died a.h. 1037), lived usually in Isfahan, on fol. 
ioo a . 102. Sayyid Dhu-alfakar of Shirwan, spent his 
last years in 'Irak, at the court of Sultan Muhammad 
Khwarizmshah ; his poetry served as model to Salman 
of Sawa, Ahli of Shiraz, and Katibi, ib. 103. Hakim 
Bafi'i, a panegyrist of Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna, on 
fol. ioi b . 104. Rati' of Kazwin, lauded by Khakani, 
ib. 105. Radi-aldin of Nishapur, ib. 106. Rafi'-aldin 
Abd-al'aziz Lunbani, contemporary with Jamal-aldin 
Abd-alrazzak, on fol. i02 a . 107. Rafi'-aldin of Abhar, 
contemporary with Kamal-aldin Isma'il, ib. 108. 
Hakim Abu Bakr Muhammad Ali Riihani of Ghazna, 
a pupil of Arshadi and panegyrist of Bahramshah (who 
was put to death A. H. 547) ; at the close of his life he 
went to India and wrote kasidas in homage of Sultan 
Shams-aldin Altamish (who declared himself king A. H. 
607), ib. 109. Ustad Abu-almuwayyad Baunaki of 
Bukhara, one of the oldest poets, panegyrist of the Sa- 
manides, on fol. io2 b . 110. Ustad-alshu'ara Hakim 
Abu-alhasau bin 'Abdallah Rudagi of Samarkand, the 
panegyrist of Amir Nasr bin Ahmad Samani, ib. Ill, 
Ustad Rasbidi of Samarkand, praised by Mas'ud bin Sa'd 
bin Salman (who died a. h. 525) and Mu'izzi, lived under 
Sultan Kbidr bin Sultan Ibrahim of Ghazna, on fol. 
103 s1 . 112. Khwajah Rasbid-aldin "Watwat, the pane- 
gyrist of Atsiz Khwarizmshah, died a.h. 578, 97 years 
old, ib. 113. Mirzii Abd-alrahim Khankhanan ibn 
Bairamkhan ; both father and son were distinguished 
Caghatai-Amirs and highly favoured by Humayun and 
Akbar; Mirza 'Abd-alrahim wrote both in Turkish and 
Persian, and translated the u^jIj i^jIxj1«, on fol. io5 b . 
114. Mirza Radi of Artiman, father of Mirza Ibrahim 
Adham, under Shah 'Abbas, ib. 115. Mirza Ja'far 
Rahib of Isfahan, died a.h. 1066, on fol. io6 a . 116. 
Maulana Zulali of Kbwansar, pupil of Mirza Jalal Asir, 
contemporary with Shah 'Abbas, panegyrist of Mir 
Muhammad Bakir Damad, died a.h. 1031,011 fol. io7 b . 
117. Latif-aldin Zaki of Kashghar, lived under Sanjar, 
on fol. io8 b . 118. Zinati 'Alawi, a poetess at the court 
of Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna, ib. 119. Maulana Zaki of 
Hamadan, died a.h. 1030, on fol. i09 a . 120. Abu- 
alinajd Majdud bin Adam Hakim Sana'i of Ghazna, born 
a.h. 437, died a.h. 525 (1), on fol. no b . 121. Shaikh 
Muslih-aldin Sa'di of Shiraz, died a.h. 691, on fol. 
H2 b . 122. Hakim Mahmud Sama'i, a panegyrist of 
the Ghaznawides and Saljuks, on fol. i2i a . 123. 
Rakim Sanjari, under Sultan Sanjar, ib. 124. Hakim 
Shams-aldin Abu Bakr Muhammad Silzani, ib. 125. 
'Ala-aldin Saifi of Nishapur, called Hakim Ali, ib. 
126. Saif-aldin of Isfarang, called A'raj (the lame), died 





A.H. 583, ib. 127. Sadid-aldin A'war (the one-eyed), 
the poetical rival of Athir-aldin Akhsikati, on fol. i2i b . 
128. Sayyid Siraj-aldin of Sijistau, panegyrist of Nasir- 
aldin Sabuktagin, ib. 129. Khwajah Jamal-aldin Mu- 
hammad Salman of Sawa, contemporary with Sultan 
Abu Said Bahadurkhan, died A. h. 778, ib. 130. 
Maulana Sahabi of Astarabad, contemporary with Shah 
'Abbas, died a. h. ioio, on fol. 130* 131. Sa'd-aldin 
Khalifah, under Sultan Sanjar, on fol. I30 b . 132. 
Khwajah Sa'd Gul of Shiraz, interred at the side of 
Hafiz and Ahli Shirazi, in the Musalla of Shiraz, ib. 
133. Saifi 'Ariidi of Bukhara, contemporary with J ami, 
author of the t_^«;-c *lc ,i tJl—,, ib. 134. Shah Sa'id 
Sarmad, a Jew of Kashan and intimate friend of Dara, 
Shukuh, ib. 135. Muhammad Afdal Sarkhwush, the 
author of the famous tadhkirah Kalimat-alshu'ara, died 
A.H. 1126 at Dibit, on fol. 131*. 136. Muhammad Kuli 
Salim, went to India under Shahjahan, died in Kashmir, 
A. h. 1057, author of several mathnawis, for instance, the 
.jj , LaS, on fol. r3i b . 137. Mirza. Zahid Ali Sakha 
Lari, went to India, and was poisoned A.H. 11 46, on 
fol. i34 b . 138. Sharaf-aldin of Shufurwah (a borough 
in the districts of Isfahan), was nearly related to the 
great poet Kama! Isma'il, on fol. i35 b . 139. Sharaf- 
aldin Mansur, one of the older poets, ib. 140. Sharaf- 
aldin of Tiis, also an old poet, ib. 141. Shams-aldin of 
Bukhara, ib. 142. Imam Shihabi, ib. 143. Maulana 
Sharaf of Shiraz, wrote in Persian and Arabic, was the 
author of the f^s*"" i-2 Jj, and lived in the time of 
Uljaitukhan (who reigned from A.H. 703 to jib), ib. 
.144. Maulana Sharaf-aldin of Batik (in the district of 
Yazd), had the same spiritual guide as Maulana Sharaf- 
aldin 'Ali Yazdi, the author of the Zafarnama, on fol. 
I36 b . 145. Maulana Sharif of Tabriz, pupil of Mau- 
lana Lisani of Shiraz, died A. H. 956, ib. 146. Maulana 
Shahidi of Kumni, went after Sultan Ya'kub's death to 
Gujarat, and afterwards to Bijapur, where he entered 
Isina'il 'Adilshah's service; he died, 100 years old, in 
Gujarat, A.H. 936, on fol. 137*. 147. Hakim Sharaf- 
aldin Hasan Shifa'i, author of a diwan, of several math- 

nawis, viz. .1 


etc., died in the Ramadan, A.H. 1037, on fol. 137 1 '. 148. 
Amir Shahi, of Sabzwar, with his real name Aka Malik, 
nephew of Khwajah 'AH Mu'ayyad Sarbadar, died in 
Babar bin Baisunghar's time, A.H. 857, on fol. I43 a . 
149. Aka, Shapur of Nishapur, with his real name Ar- 
shasp, educated by Khwajah Nur-aldin, the wazir of the 
Khwariznishahs, on fol. I45 b . 150. Mulla Shaida, born 
in Fathpur-i-Akbarabad, one of Shalijahan's court-poets, 
on fol. i46 a . 151. Maulana Muhammad Isliak Shaukat 
of Bukhara, died a. h. 1107,011 fol. 147 11 . 152.Shib.ab- 
aldin of Sawa, an old poet, on fol. 149''. 153. Shaikh 
Eubai of Mashhad, contemporary with Shah Tahmasp, 
ib. 154. Maulana Shani Taklu (his original name was 
Nasaf Aka), contemporary with Shah Abbas, on fol. 
I49 b . 155. Mir Muhammad Sadik of Shiraz, died in 
the Dakhan, on fol. i5o b . 156. Mir Saidi of Taharan, 
went to India under Shahjahan, ib. 157. Mirza Mu- 
hammad 'Ali Sa'ib of Tabriz, king of poets at the court 
of Shah 'Abbas II, died a.h. 1080, on fol. 151°. 158. 
Mulla, Damiri of Isfahan, king of poets at the court of 
Shah Tahmasp, on fol. I54 a . 159. Hakim Tayyan, one 

of the old poets, on fol. 155". 160. Talib of Jajarm, 
panegyrist of Sultan 'Abdallah bin Sultan Ibrahim 
bin Shahrukh Mirza, died in^Shiraz,^. h. 854 ; he is 
the author of a mathnawi, ijS^. ^ ijj5,'\h. 161. Mulla 
Tughra of Mashhad, went to India under Shahjahan, ib. 
162. Shah Tahir Dakhani, born in the district of Kaz- 
win, fled into the Dakhan before Shah Isma'il Safawi, 
and died a.h. 956, on fol. 156 s . 163. Talib Amuli, went 
to India under Jahangir, died a.h. 1036, ib. 164. 
Zahir-aldin Faryabi, called \_»X.d jjuo, died at Tabriz, 
a.h. 598, on fol. i58 b . 165. Zahir-aldin Nasir of 
Sijistan, court-poet of the rulers of Nimruz, and also 
panegyrist of the Ghurides, on fol. i62 a . 166. Sayyid 
Zahir-aldin Yahya, of Sarakhs, went to India, ib. 167. 
Maulana Zuhuri of Tarshiz, died a.h. 1025, on fol. 
i62 b . 168. Khwajah 'Aziz-aldin of Shirwan, contem- 
porary with Khakani, Abu-al'ula, etc., on fol. i66 b . 169. 
Hakim 'Abd-al'aziz Asjadi of Marw, pupil of 'Unsuri, 
panegyrist of Sultan Mahmud, ib. 170. Ustad Shihab- 
aldin 'Am'ak of Bukhara, a panegyrist of the Saljuks, ib. 
171. H a kim 'Imadi of Ghazna, a panegyrist of Tmad- 
aldaulah Dailami (comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., p. 439), 
ib. 172. Khwajah 'Ubaid Zakani, contemporary 
with Salman of Sawa, on fol. i67 b . 173. Hakim Abu- 
alkasim 'Unsuri of Balkh, the king of poets at Sultan 
Mahmud's court, died a.h. 431, ib. 174. Shaikh 
Muhammad bin Ibrahim Farid-aldin 'Attar of Ni- 
shapur, born a.h. 513 under Sultan Sanjar, put to 
death, 109 years old, A.h. 622, on fol. i68 a . 175. 
Maulana Jamal-aldin 'Urfi of Shiraz, went to India 
under Akbar, was poisoned A. h. 999 ; he left besides 
his diwan a mathnawi, .sLa^s . ^jf^i., on fol. i69 b . 
176. Muhammad Ni'matkhau 'Ali of Shiraz, author of 
the jL>l .J^-a. AJ^i, lived in India under 'Alanigir, died 
in Bahadur's reign, A.H. 1121, on fol. I74 b . 177. 
Khwajah 'Ismat of Bukhara, a friend of prince Khalil 
Sultan bin Miranshah bin Amir Sahibkiran, died a.h. 
840, on fol. i8 3 a . 178. Shaikh Nasir,' with the takh- 
allus 'Ali, died a. h. 1 108 in Dihli, on fol. i83 b . 179. 
Mulivi-aldin Aurangzib 'Alamgir, the emperor, on fol. 
i86 b (here are given some specimens of his well-known 
correspondence). 180. Shaikh Fakhr-aldin Ibrahim 
'Iraki of Hamadan, died a.h. 688, on fol. i88 b . 181. 
Shaikh 'Ala-aldaulahSimnani, died a.h. 736,011 fol. 189 s . 
182. Sayyid Ala-aldin of Khurasan, ib. 183. Shaikh 
'Imad-aldinFakih of Kirman, under Muhammad Muzaffar 
and Shah Shuja, on fol. 189''. 184. Shaikh 'Arif, whose 
name was Bayazid, panegyrist of 'Ubaid-allahkhan, the 
padishah of Tur;in ; he collected his poems in a diwan, 
a.h. 938, ib. 185. 'Azima of Nishapur, son of Saidi 
and nephew of Mulla, Nazir, went to India under Sliah- 
jahan, died A. h. i i i i, on fol. 190 s . 186. Ghada'iri of 
Rai, at first in Baha-aldaulah Dailami's service, later on 
in Sultan Mahmud's, on fol. i9o b . 187. Mulla Muham- 
mad Tahir Ghani of Kashmir, a friend of Sa'ib, Kalim, 
Kudsi, and other poets, died young iu the beginning of 
'Alamgir's reign, a. h. 1079, ib. 188. Maulana Glia- 
zali of Mashhad, went to India under Akbar, died a.h. 
980, on fol. 192*. 189. Mir 'Abd-alghani of Tafrish 
(in the districts of Kashan), died in Shah 'Abbas' reign, 
on fol. i92 b . 190. Maulana Ghairati of Shiraz, ib. 
191. Khwajah Ghiyath of Yazd, on fol. 193 s . 192. 




Ghadanfar i^U^ib. 193. Fakhr-aldin As'ad of Jurjan 
(the text reads here ^^j^ V), the author of . ^—i. 
c ^x| ; , on fol. 193b 194. Hakim Abu-alkasitn Hasan 
bin Ishak bin Sharafshah Firdausi of Tils, whose death 
is fixed here in a. h. 416 ; besides the Shahnama there 
is quoted here Firdausi's second mathnawi, Yusuf and 
Zahkha, which he wrote after the completion of the 
book of kings in Baghdad, at the Khalif's request, 
on fol. 195". 195. Khwajah Farid-aldin Ahwal of Isfa- 
han, friend of Imami, panegyrist of the Atabeg Sa'd 
ibn Zangi, the padishah of Fars, to whom, for instance, 
Sa'di's Bustan is dedicated, on fol. 203 b . 196. Shaikh 
Faidi ibn Shaikh Mubarak, elder brother of Abu-alfadl, 
died at Lahur, A.H. 1004, on fol. 205I 1 . 197. Amir 
Nizam-aldin 'Ali Shir, with the takhallus Fan! (not 
Fati, as here is written ; or Fana'i, as Bland calls him in 
the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, vii. p. 355), died 
A.H. 906, on fol. 2o7 b . 198. Baba. Fighani of Shiraz, 
died a.h. 915 (in the text, sjjiU j J-^ib j .> ■- a ' !), on 
fol. 208 11 . 199. Mirza Mu'izz-aldin Fitrat of Kumm, 
went to India under 'Alamgir, and died a.h. nor, on 
fol. 21 i b . 200. Hakim Mir Muhammad Husain Fagh- 
fur Yazdi Lahijani, used sometimes as takhallus Rasmi, 
went to India under Jahangir, died a.h. 1028, on fol. 
2i2 b . 201. Mulla, Fauk-aldin ofYazd; the author of 
this tadhkirah saw a large collection of his kasidas, 
ghazals, rubais, kit'as, and mathnawis, a.h. 1187, on 
fol. 2i3 b 202. Mir Shams-aldin of Dihlt, with the 
takhallus Fakir, perished a.h. 1180 by shipwreck, 
whilst on his pilgrimage to Makkah, on fol. 214''. 
203. Abu Turabbeg Firkati of Jushkiin, under 
Shah 'Abbas, died a.h. 1026, on fol. 22 i a . 204 
and 205. Jamilah Khanam Fasihah and Fatimah 
Khanam, two ladies who lived in Shah Abbas' reign in 
Isfahan and Khurasan, on fol. 22 i b . 206. Khwajah 
Fakhr-aldin Katib,under Shah Sanjar, ib. 207. Hakim 
Abu-alhasan Farrukhi, 'Unsuris' pupil, and one of 
Sultan Mahmud's court-poets, ib. 208. Ustad Najm- 
aldin Falaki of Shirwan, the panegyrist of Minilcihr, 
padishah of Shirwan, and pupil of Abu-al'ula of Ganja, 
ib. 209. Mirza Fasihi Ansari of Harat, was at first 
attached to Hasankhan Shamlu, the governor of Harat, 
afterwards patronised by Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 2 22 b . 
210. Fuduli of Baghdad, composed Persian, Arabic, 
and Turkish verses, flourished in the Turkish Sultan 
Muradkhan's reign, and died A. h. 976, ib. 211. Mulla. 
Muhammad Nasir Faida, one of Sa'ib's pupils, died A. h. 
1134, on fol. 223a. 212. Siraj-aldin Kumri, contem- 
porary with Salman of Sawa, on fob 2 23 b . 213. 
Pahlawan Mahmud, with the takhallus Kitali, died A. H. 
722, and was buried in Khaiwak, in Khwarizm; he 
was the author of a mathnawi, ,jjUII jjSJ ib. 214. 
Haji Muhammad Jan Kudsi of Mashhad, went early 
in life to India, and rose to the dignity of a kin" 
of poets at Shahjahan's court, died a.h. 1055, ib. 
215. Shah Mu'in-ahlin 'Ali Kasim-i-Anwar, lived in 
Khurasan under Shahrukh Mirza, and died a. h. 837, 
on fol. 22 4 b . 216. Mirza Kasim of Guuabad, author of 
a^ diwan and a khamsah (one poem of which is the 
sjy^, ^Laj ^U._^j ^ (jyj~>), on fol. 225a. 217. 
Hakim Kataran ibn Mansiir of Tabriz, the teacher of 
Anwari(?),onfol.2 26 b 218. Amir Badr-aldin Iviwami 

of Rai, panegyrist of Kiwam-almulk Tughrai, on fol. 
228". 219. Nur-aldin' Muhammad Karari of Gilan, 
brother of Hakim Abu-alfath, who is lauded by 'Urfi, 
ib. 220. Kamal-aldin Isma'd of Isfahan, who is called 
Khallak-almaani (creator of spiritual thoughts), put to 
death a.h. 628, on fol. 229 s . 221. Shaikh Kamal 
Khujandi, a famous ghazal-writer, died at Tabriz, a. h. 
783(1), on fol. 237 b . 222. Maulana Muhammad ibn 
'Abdallah Katibi of Nishapur, panegyrist of Timur and 
his descendants, died a.h. 838, on fol. 239 11 . 223. Abu 
Talib Kalim of Hamadan, called Khallak-almaani the 
second ; he went to India under Jahangir, and was 
nominated king of poets under Skahjahan, on whose 
exploits he wrote his Shahnama (or Shahinshahnama ; 
see A. Sprenger, CataL, pp. 453, 454); another of 
his mathnawis describes the charms of Shahjahan- 
abad; he died a.h. 1061, on fol. 24i b . 224. Mau- 
lana Hasan Kashi, under Sultan Muhammad Khuda- 
banda (died, according to Taki Kashi, a.h. 710), on fol. 
243''. 225. Kafi Zafar of Hamadan, under Sultan 
Malikshah, on fol. 244 b . 226. Kafirak of Ghazna, one 
of Tughanshah's court-poets, ib. 227. Baha-aldin 
Kaiimi of Samarkand, panegyrist of the Kurt Sul- 
tans, especially of Shams-aldin (who died A. H. 676), ib. 
228. Hakim Majd-aldin Abu Ishak Kisai, one of the 
oldest poets and panegyrist of the Samanide and first 
Ghaznawide Sultans (edited and translated into German 
by Dr. Ethe in ' Lieder des Kisai,' Sitzungsberichte der 
011 fol. 245*. 229. Maulana Kalami, lived under Shah 
'Abbas, ib. 230. Ustad Kamal-aldin Amidi of 
Bukhara, with the takhallus Kamali, under Shah 
Sanjar, ib. 231. Kamal-aldin Ziyad of Isfahan, ib. 

232. Mirza Mahdikhau Kaukab, author of the ' Tarikh- 
i-Jahankushai Nadiri,' was appointed a.h. 1160 com- 
panion of Mustafakhan Yakdili on his journey to Rum, 
but he had not yet left Baghdad, when that famous 
man was killed and he himself obliged to return, ib. 

233. Kamal-aldin Zanjaui, wrote kasidas in homage of 
Khwajah Shams-aldin and Khwajah Nasir-aldin of Tus, 
on fol. 25 i a . 234. Maulana Najm-aldin Muhammad 
Kasim Kahi Kabuli, died at Lahur a. h. 983, on fol. 
25 i b 235. Malik Sa'id Kamil of Khalkhal near 
Ardabil, ib. 236. Hakim Lami'i of Jurjan, called 
Bahr-alma'ani (the sea of sublime thoughts), lived under 
the Saljuks and was panegyrist of the famous wazir 
Nizam-almulk, on fol. 252 a . 237. Maulana Lutf-allah 
of Nishapur, panegyrist of Timur and his son Miran- 
shah Gurgan, died A.h. 786, on fol. 253 a . 238. Mau- 
lana Lisani of Shiraz, died a.h. 941 in Surkhab near 
Tabriz, ib. 239. Hakim Lu'lu'i, on fol. 253''. 240. 
Amir 'Abdallah Mu'izzi, patronised by Sultan Malik- 
shah the Saljuk, became king of poets at Sanjar's court, 
usually quoted as the third royal poet, at the side of 
Rudagi and 'Unsuri, on fol. 254 b . 241. Majd-aldin 
Muhammad albahir of Nasa. (£jj..l_Dl) in Khurasan, 
celebrated in song the exploits of the Khwarizmshahs, 
on fol. 258 b 242. Shaikh Majd-aldin Sharaf of Bagh- 
dad, a pupil of Shaikh Najm-aldin Kubra, was di-owned 
in the Oxus by the Khwarizmshah, ib. 243. Khwajah 
Mujir-aldin Bailakani, pupil of Khakani, under the Ata- 
bcgs of Adharbaijau, was killed by the people of Isfahan, 

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on fol. 259 a . 244. Hakim Mukhtar of Ghazna, whose 
death is fixed here in A. H. 434, no doubt a mistake, 
since other tadhkiras put it in 534 or 554, ib. 245. 
Maulawi Jalal-aldin Muhammad Rumi, the greatest of 
Persia's mystical poets, born A. H. 604, died A. h. 676, 
on fol. 250A 246. Maulana Muhammad Shirin, with 
the takhallus Maghribi, born at Na'in in Fars, buried 
in Surkhab near Tabriz, contemporary with Kamal 
Khujandi, died A. h. 809, on fol. 27 i a . 247. Khwajah 
Majd-aldin Hamgar of Yazd, panegyrist of Khwajah 
Shams-aldin Muhammad, president of Hulagukhan's 
council, ib. 248. Maulana Maktabi of Shiraz, author 
of five mathnawis (among them a Laila. and Majnun), 
on fol. 2 72 a . 249. Mir Sayyid Ali Mihri, was king of 
poets at Shah Sultan Husain Safawi's court, author of 
a mathnawi LL-., on fol. 274 b . 250. Maulaua Muhta- 
sham, contemporary with Shah Tahmasp, died A. h. iooo, 
on fol. 275 a . 251. Mukhlis Kashi, under Sultan Husain 
Safawi, on fol. 278 11 . 252. Amir Fakhr-aldin Mas'ud of 
Kirman, wrote Arabic and Persian verses, on fol. 278 b . 
253. Khwajah Mas'ud bin Sa'd bin Salman, probably 
of Lahiir, highly esteemed by the Ghaznawide Sultans ; 
he wrote a Hindustani, a Persian, and an Arabic diwan ; 
his death is fixed here in A. H. 515, ib. 254. Ustad 
Ahmad Minucihri Shastgalla, one of Sultan Mah- 
mud's poets, on fol. 279 s1 . 255. Maulana Mahwi 
(l$j*--°) of Harat, ib. 256. Mir Muflisi, ib. 257. Miram 
Siyah (on the margin, Miram Shah) of Kazwin, on fol. 
279 15 . 258. Pahlawan Madhaki, died under Shah Tah- 
masp, ib. 259. Hakim Kukn-aldin Masih of Kashan, 
a physician, in the service of Shah Abbas, died a. H. 
1066, more than 100 years old, ib. 260. Mirza Malik 
Mashriki, one of Shah 'Abbas' munshis, on fol. 28 i b . 
261. Maulana Mazhari of Kashmir, a friend of Muhta- 
sham's and Wahshi's, died in the Muharram of a. h. 
1018, ib. 262. Maulana Malik of Kumm, lived forty 
years in the Dakhan, died A. h. 1025, on fol. 282 a . 
263. Malik Taifiir, brother to Dai of Anjudan (a village 
near Kashan), on fol. 282^ 264. Abu-albarakat bin 
Maulana 'Abd-almajid of Multan, with the takhallus 
Munir, flourished under Jahangir, died A. H. 1054, ib. 
265. Zamanai Mashhur, ib. 266. Maulana Mulhami 
of Tabriz, on fol. 283^ 267. Mirza Kuli Maili Kizil- 
bashi, was at first a court-poet of Shah Tahmasp, but 
went to India after the martyrdom of his protector 
Sultan Ibrahim Mirzai Jahi, ib. 268. Mirza Muham- 
mad Majdhub of Tabriz, on fol. 283b. 269. Mir Say- 
yid 'Ali Mushtak of 'Abbasabad-i-Isfahan, ib. 270. 
Shaikh 'Abd-alridai Matin, born in Isfahan, went to 
India in Bahadurshah's reign, died A. H. 11 75, on fol. 
284 a . 271. Mirza Majid of Shushtar, went to India at 
an advanced age and became companion of the late 
wazir-almamalik Safdar Jang, on fol. 284 11 . 272. Shaikh 
Najm-aldin Kubra, a pupil of Shaikh Ruzbahan Misri, 
lived in Khwarizm during the carnage of Cingizkhan's 
hordes, on fol. 285 b . 273. Nizam-aldin Kumri, con- 
temporary with Athir-aldiu Aumani, ib. 274. Darwish 
Nasir of Bukhara, contemporary with Salman of Sawa, 
ib. 275. Hakim Nizari of Kuhistan, contemporary 
with Sa'di, ib. 276. Shaikh Nizam-aldin Abu Ah- 
mad Nizami of Gauja, on fol. 286 a . 277. Sayyid 
Nur-aldiu Ni'mat-allah Walt of Mahan in Kirman, 
died a. h. 827, on fol. 296 b . 278. Nasir Khusrau 

of Isfahan, a pupil of Shaikh Abii-alhasan Kharakani 
and friend of Ibn Sina's, died A. h. 431 (1), on fol. 297°. 
279. Mulla Muhammad Eidai Nau'i, author of the 
famous mathnawi jIjJj J^—, died A. H. 1019, on fol. 
297b. 280. BabaNasibioi'Gilan,onfol. 299b. 281. Mir 
Nizam Dast-i-Ghaib of Shiraz, died A. h. 1029, on fol. 
3<30 a . 282. Maulana Nizam of Astarabad,diedA.H. 1021, 
ib. 283. Maulana Nargisi, under Sultan Husain Mirza, 
on fol. 30i a . 284. Maulana Naziri of Nishapur, on 
fol. 3oi b . 285. Kadi Nur of Isfahan, contemporary with 
Taki Auhadi, died A. h. iooo, on fol. 302 b . 286. Shaikh 
'Ali Naki of Kamarah, died a.h. 1031, on fol. 303 a . 
287. Najib-ahbn of Jarbiidkan, on fol. 304". 288. 
Mir 'Abd-al'al Najat of Isfahan, was a munshi of Shah 
Sulaiman Safawi, on fol. 306b. 289. Maulana Naziri 
of Mashhad, on fol. 307 1 '. 290. Kadi Nur-allah of 
Shushtar, under Akbar and Jahangir, author of the 
^^Ijl u-'W*' ib - 291 - Maulana, Niki of Isfahan, 
died in Ramadan, a.h. iooo, ib. 292. Maulana 

Nazim of Harat, author of a mathnawi, 


LsrHj, which he composed at the request of 'Abbas 
Kulikhan Shamlu, on fol. 3o8 a . 293. Maulana Wahshi 
of Yazd, contemporary with Muhtasham, on fol. 
309 a . 294. Mirza Muhammad Rafi' Waiz of Kazwin, 
author of the JiiU <->\y\, on fol. 313*. 295. Mir 
WalihJ of Kumm, born a. h. 1160, on fol. 314' 1 . 296. 
Maulana. Wahshati of Jushkan, died a.h. 1012 in 
Gulkundah, ib. 297. Maulana "Wall of Dasht-i-Bayad, 
contended in poetry with Husain Thanai, and was put 
to death by the sword of the Uzbegs, on fol. 315*. 

298. Mirza Tahir Wahid, became grand wazir under 
Shah Sulaiman Safawi, died a.h. iiio, on fol. 3l5 b . 

299. Mirza Hasan Wahib of Isfahan, under Shah Abbas 
II, on fol. 3i6 a . 300. Mirza. Sharaf-aldin 'Ali Wafa 
of Kumm, ib. 301. 'Ali Kulikhan Daghistani, with 
the takhallus AYalih of Isfahan, greatly honoured by 
Sultan Husain, on fol. 3i6 b . 302. Nur-al'ain Wakif, 
born near Lahur, died fifteen years before the composi- 
tion of this work, on fol. 3i7 b . 303. Khwajah Huniam- 
aldin of Tabriz, a pupil of Khwajah Nasir-aldin of 
Tus, died a.h. 713, on fol. 3i9 a . 304. Maulana 
'Abdallah Hatifi, Jami's nephew, died a.h. 927, ib. 
305. Maulana Radr-aldin Hilali of Astarabad, author 
of the mathnawis, Ijj. sLi, ^^^^LiLxJI i^>La^, and ^AJ 
a * ■■f ., on fol. 32 i b . 306. Amir Humayun of Samar- 
kand, went to Harat and afterwards to 'Irak, in the 
service of Sultan Ya'kub, on fol. 322 b . 307. Muham- 
mad bin 'Uthman Yainini, one of the court-poets of 
Sultan Mahmfid of Ghazna, on fol. 323 a . 308. Kadi 
Yahya Lahiji, went to India and then returned to 
Kashan, ib. 309. Maulana Yamini of Simnan, under 
Shah Tahmasp, ib. 310. Muhammad Yusuf of Jar- 
badkan, born A, h. 1007, ib. 

Index of the 160 poets appearing in the Dhail or 
Appendix : 

311. Adham Kashi, on fol. 324 b . 312. Atsiz the 
Khwarizmshah, ib. 313. Mir^ Muhammad Mu'min 
Ada'i, ib. 314. 'Inayatkhan Ashna, ib. 315. Mir 
Badi of Shushtar, ib. 316. Abu Ishak, ib. 317. 
Mirza, 'Ali Naki ljad of Hamadan, on fol. 325". 
318. Mir Ahsau ljad of India, ib. 319. Afarin of 




Lalmr, ib. 320. Athir-aldin of Bukhara,, on fol. 32 5 b . 
321. Khwajah Abu-alkasim Khafi, ib. 322. Sultan 
Abu Ishak of Shiraz, ib. 323. Maulana Abdal, ib. 
324. Ai'nir Hajj of Junabid, ib. 325. Sultan Uwais 
bin Shaikh Hasan, ib. 326. Maulana Ahi, ib. 327. Mir 
Abu-alkasim of Fandarsag, on fol. 326". 328. Mirza, 
Ahsan-allah, the son of Jahangir's wazir Khwajah 
Abu-alhasan, ib. 329. Mir Ashki of Kumm, ib. 
330. Auji of Kashmir, ib. 331. Auji of Natanza, on 
fol. 326b. 332. Shah Azad, ib. 333. Ahmad Kuli- 
khan Aiman, ib. a 334. Mir Ismail Ima, ib. 335. 
Haji Lutf 'Alibeg Adhur, ib. 336. Badr of Jajarm, 
ib. 337! Bisati of Samarkand, ib. 338. Badi* Nasra- 
badi, ib. 339. 'Abd-albaki of Gunabad, ib. 340. 
Mirza Mahdi Bayan, ib. 341. Sharaf-aldin Payam, ib. 
342. Tabi'i of Shiraz, on fol. 327*. 343. Sultan Tukush, 
ib. 344. Mirza Abii-alhasan Tamanna, ib. 345. 
Maulana Thabati, ib. 346. Maulana Jamal-aldin of 
Dihli, ib. 347. Mir Hashim Jur'at, called Musawi- 
khan, ib. 348. Mulla 'Ali Jawid of Mazandariin, ib. 
349. Mirza Ibrahim Jahi, ib. 350. Maulana Jalal- 
aldin Muhammad Dawali (read Dawani, according to the 
index on fol. 323 b ), on fol. 327b. 351. Mirza Darab 
Juya, ib. 352. Mulla Zafar Ali Jur'at, ib. 353. 
Sultan Husain Mirzai Baikara, ib. 354. Khwajah 
Habib-allah of Sabzwar, ib. 355. Hairati of Trans 
oxania, ib. 356. Haidari of Tabriz, ib. 357. Hayati 
of Gilan, ib. 358.' Hayati of Kashan, on fol. 328b. 
359. Hakim Lahuri, ib. 360. Maulana, Hasan 'Ali of 
Yazd, ib. 361. Mir Hu4 uri of Kumm, ib. 362. Mau- 
lana ilaiiar of Tabriz,' on fob' 329A 363. Sayyid 
Muhammad Hasrat, ib. 364. Muhammad Said Hakim, 
brother of Hakim Hadhik of Gilan, ib. 365. Sayyid 
Husain Khalis, ib. 366. Khan'alam, ib. 367. Mau- 
lana Khayali of Harat, ib. 368. Mirza Ghiyath-aldin 
Khayal, ib. 369. Khidrbeg Shamlu, ib. 370. Na- 
zarbeg Khadim, on fol. 329b. 371. Hakim Diwaki, 
ib. 372. Maulana Dai of Anjudan, ib. 373. Mirza 
Dii'ud Mutawalli, ib. 374. Mirza Abdallah Dharrah, 
on fol. 330". 375. Khwajah Eashid, ib. 376. Mir 
Haidar Mu'amma'i Rafi'i, ib. 377. Rail' of Kazwin, ib. 
378. Mirza Sa'id-aldin Muhammad Rakim, ib. 379. 
Mir Muhammad 'Ali Ra'ij of Siyalkut, on fol. 330b. 
380. Khwajah Saif-aldin Mahmud Raja'i, ib. 381. 
Maulana Kashki of Hamadan, on fol. 33 i a . 382. 
Muhammad Zaman Rasikh of Sirhind, ib. 383. Shaikh 
Zain-aldin Khafi, ib. 384. Saljuk Shah bin Salghar 
Shah, ib. 385. Maulana Simi Mu'amma'i of Nisha- 
pur, ib. 386. Mir Sanjar, son of Mir H a ' l ' ar 
Mu'amma'i, ib. 387. Salik of Yazd, on fol. 331''. 
388. Salik of Kazwin, ib. 389. Mirza Sair of Khura- 
san, panegyrist and imitator of Mirza Jalal Asir, on fol. 
332=1. 390. Sahwi of Tabriz, on fol. 333b. 391. Saif- 
almuliik of Damawand, ib. 392. Shams Shihabi, ib. 
393. Shakir of Taharan, ib. 394. Muhammad Rida 
Shikibi of Isfahan, ib. 395. Shah Kabud Jama, on 
fol. 334 a . 396. Shah Sanjan (so in the index; the text 
has Subhan) Khwafi, ib. 397. Mirza Abu-alkasim 
Shaukati', ib. 398. Kadi Shams-aldin Tabsi, ib. 399. 
Malik Shams-aldin Kurt, ib. 400. Shaikh Abu-alhasan 
Shahid of Balkh, ib. 401. Shah Shuja bin Amir Muba- 
riz-aldin Muhammad Muzaffar, ib. 402. Sharafjahan 
of Kazwin, ib. 403. Maulana Muhammad 'Ali Shikib, 

on fol. 334b. 404. Khwajah Mirak Salihi, ib. 405. 
Diya, of Kazwin, ib. 406. Sultan Tugbrul, ib. 407. 
Mir 'Abd'-albaki Tabib, ib. 408. Zahiri, ib. 409. 
Zafarkhan Ahsan, ib. 410. Tiij-aldin 'Umar ibn 
Mas'ud, ib. 411. Khwajah 'Abd-alkhalik Jl.xs^, 
ib. 412 v Mir 'Ali of Isfahan, on fol. 335a 413. 
Maulana 'Ami of Isfahan, ib. 414. Mirza Jani 'Izzati 
of Kazwin, ib. 415. 'Izzat of Shiraz, ib. 416. 
'Akiikhan of Shahjahanabad, ib. 417. Mir 'Abd- 
aljalil Balgriimi, ib. 418. Mulla, Ghururi of Shiraz, 
on fol. 335 b . 419. Furughi of Kashmir, ib. 420. 
Mir Nawazish 'Ali Fakir of Balgram, ib. 421. Fathi 
of Ardastan, ib. 422. Maulana 'Abd-alrazzak Lahiji 
Fayyadi, ib. 423. Maulana Farah-allah of Shushtar, ib. 
424. Fitrati of Kashmir, on fol. 336*. 425. Fakiri, ib. 
426. Mulla 'Ali Asghar Fanai, ib. 427. Fathai of 
Isfahan, ib. 428. Fahmi of Samarkand, ib. 429. 
Kasimbeg Afshar of Kumm, ib. 430. Wazirkhan Kadir, 
ib. 431. Kasim Diwana of Mashhad, ib. 432. Mirza,. 
'Abd-alghani Kabul of Kashmir, ib. 433. Kassab 
of Yazd, ib. 434. Hasanbeg Kirami, on fol. 336b., 
435. Shah Gulshan of Dihli, ib. 436. Mahdi 'Ali 
Ladhdhati of Kashmir, ib. 437. Kadi Majd-aldin 
of Nasa, ib. 438. Muhammad Hikim f Shiraz, 
ib. 439. Maulana Muhammad Jami, brother to the 
famous poet Jami, ib. 440. Mursbidkhan of Jurjan, 
ib. 441. Mulla Muhammad H usam Mu'min of Yazd, 
on fol. 337 a . 442. Maulana Mushfiki of Bukhara, on 
fol. 337b. 443. Mirza Mashrabi Taklu, ib. 444. 
Mafchfi of Rasht, ib. 445. Shaikh Muhammad 'Ali 
Mabir of Akbarabad, ib. 446. Mukhlis, ib. 447, 
Murshid Kulikhan Makhmur, on fol. 338 11 . 448. Mirzii 
Janjanan Mazhar, ib. 449. Nusrati, ib. 450. Khwa- 
jah Nasir-aldin Surkhi, ib. 451. Muhammad Nasir 
Mirza, ib. 452. Mirza, Zaki Nadim. ib. 453. Nawidi 
of Rai, on fol. 338 1 '. 454. Mulla Nithari of Tun, ib. 
455. Pica Nihiini, ib. 456. Muhammad Salih Nisbati, 
ib. 457. Mulla Nakhli of Bukhara, ib. 458. Mir Zain- 
al'abidin Nasha, ib. 459. Muhammadbeg Nakhat, ib. 
460. Shah Nisbati Thanisari, ib. 461. Maulana, 
Ghiyatb Naji, ib. 462. Mir Muhammad Sharif Wuku'i 
of Nishapur, ib. 463.Waiz, ib. 464. Mirza Mubarak- 
allah Wadih, ib. 465. Mir Ma'sum Wijdan of Sirhind, 
ib. 466! Hashim of Kandahar, on fol. 339". 467. 
Maulana Halaki of Hamadan, ib. 468. Mir Yahya 
Kashi, ib. 469. Ahmadyarkhan Yakta, ib. 470. 
Yahya Uzbeg, ib. 

Index of the 23 poets quoted in the Khatimah as 
friends and contemporaries of the author, concluded by 
an account of the author himself : 

471. Mir Muhammad Husain, on fol. 340 a . 472. 
Sayyid Zain-arab'idinkhan. on fol. 342b. 473. Nawwab 
Sayyid-almulk Asad-allahkhan Bahadur Ghalib Jang, 
with the takhallus Ghalib, on fol. 343 a - 474 - Muham- 
mad Burhan 'Alikhan, on fol. 344". _ 475. Fakhr-i- 
dunya wa-aldin Mirza Muhammad Fakhir Makin of 
Natanza. ib. 476. Mir Kamar-ahlin, with the takhallus 
Minnat, on fol. 344b. 477. Mir Zain-al'abidin Kirmani, 
with the takhallus Hijri, on fol. 345b. 478. Mirza 
Muhit-aldinkhan of Mashhad, on fol. 346^ 479. Mirza, 
Muhammad Bakhsh, with the takhallus Ashub, on fol. 
347". 480. Mirza, Abu 'Alikhan Hatif, on fol. 349b. 




481. Mirza Muhammad 'All Furugh, on fol. 35o a . 

482. Mir Muhammad Mun'im, ib. 483. Rai Sinath 
Singh, with the takhallus Bidar, on fol. 350^ (comp. 
Journal of the Koyal Asiatic Society, ix. p. 156). 484. 
gayyid Muhammadkhan Tabataba'i, on fol. 351". 485. 
Muhammad Hafiz Nawkl, on fol. 352". 486. Mirza 
Sadr-aldln Muhammad of Isfahan, ib. 487. Mirza 
Muhammad Safi, on fol. 352b. 488. Muhammad Katil, 
in the index Kalil, on fol. 353". 489. Mirza Ali 
Nakikhan, in the index Takikhan, ib. 490. Maulawi 
Siraj-aldin Alikhan Mujad, on fol. 355*. 491. Nawwab 
Mahabbatkhan Bahadur, on fol. 356a. 492. Mirza 
* Abdallah Ra'fat, ib. 493. Khwajah 'Abdallah Ta'yid, 
on fol. 356 b . 494. Tlie author himself. 

This copy was finished at Lucknow, on Friday, the 
nth of Rajab, A. h. i2io = January 21, A. D. 1796. 
Prefixed to the whole work is a short index, giving 
only the numbers of the single Hadikas and chapters ; 
and to each Hadikak a special table of contents. 

Ff. 43S, 11. 23 ; Nasta'lik ; many glosses and additions on the 
margin ; there are also marked in red ink the names of the poets. 
Between ff. 393 and 394 two tables, showing both hemispheres. 
Some other astronomical figures on different pages. Blanks on 
ff. 97 b and 98" ; size, I2f in. by 8| in. [Elliot 181.] 


Nikat-alshu'ara (Lx-iJI i^jtxj). 

A short tadhkirah of Rekhta poets, written in Per- 
sian, by Mir Muhammad Taki of Dihli, who was born 
at Akbarabad (Agra), and died about 100 years old, 
between a. h. 12 15 and 1221 = a. d. 1800 -1806, at 
Lucknow; comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., pp. 175-178, and 
Garcin de Tassy, Histoire de la Litterature Hindouie et 
Hindoust., sec. ed. i. p. 46, and ii. pp. 305-321. 

This tadhkirah contains very short biographies and 
poetical specimens of 102 Hindustani poets, the first 
of which is Amir Klmsrau, the last the author himself 
with the takhallus Mir. 

Beginning: JjU— o~-jl sj o*-J^ cr**" J "*- a " JjL> - 

Dated the 12th of Juniada - alawwal, a. h. 1211 = 
November 13, A. d. 1796. 

Ff. 66, 11. 15 ; careless Nasta'lik ; size, Sf in. by 5$ in. 

[Elliot 394.] 


Tadhkira-i-Tshki (,Xi-c s / SjJ). 

A Persian dictionary of Rekhta poets, containing 439 
short biographies, alphabetically arranged, with small 
extracts, by Miyan Rahmat-allah 'Ishki of Patna, the son 
of Mujrim, completed about A. h. 1215= A. D. 1800- 
180 1. For further details refer to A. Sprenger, 
Catal., p. 183, and Garcin de Tassy, Histoire de la 
Litterature Hindouie et Hindoust., ii. p. 47. This work 
begins, without a preface, with Siraj-aldin 'Alikhan 
Arzii : i_a_li. (jjjL&i u ai-s J y ;J \ ^^Is^r-" 1 ^xll ^L-. 
^jJl (.L-j. z~^, and concludes with Hasan 'Alikhan, 
with the takhallus Ya,s. The author's name occurs on 
fol. 57 b as the 272nd. No date. 

Ff. 97, 11. 17; careless Nasta'lik; mounted MS. ; size, 9! in. 
by 6| in. [Elliot 396.] 


Extracts from the diwans of Rekhta poets, with short 
biographical notices, beginning with the famous Siraj- 
aldin 'Alikhan Arzii (born A. h. iioi, died 1169), who 
is the author of the well-known Persian tadhkirah 
Majma'-alnafais, of two diwans in Persian and Urdu, 
and of many other writings ; comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., 
p. 133 ; Garcin de Tassy, Histoire de la Litterature Hin- 
douie et Hindoust., sec. ed.i. p. 226 sq. The poets in this 
anthology follow each other in alphabetical order, and 
the biographical notices, as well as the specimens, are 
compiled according to the colophon from the tadk- 
kirahs of Ibrahim 'Alikhan (that is, the -^Jt\j>\ JjiSby 
the Nawwab All Ibrahimshah, composed between 1195 
and 1 198, see above, col. 294), of Mir Taki (that is, the 
I kji-iJI i^)15G by Mir Muhammad Taki, with the takhallus 
Mir), of Mushafi (that is, the tjxUb ifij by Ghulam 
Hamdani Mushafi, composed A. h. i 209, see A. Sprenger, 
Catal., p. 182), and of 'Ishki (composed about A. h. 12 15, 
see the preceding notice). Consequently this tadhkirah 
or anthology must have been compiled after A. H. 1 2 1 5 
= A. d. 1 800-1 80 1. 

Ff. 112, 11. 12 ; Shikasta ; size, 9 J in. by 6\ in. 

[Ouselet Add. 136.] 


Makhzan-alghara'ib (i_^jl!1 ^j-^")- 

The largest biographical dictionary of Persian poets 
which was ever written, completed by Ahmad Alikhan 
Hashimi of Sandilah, the son of Shaikh Ghulam Mu- 
hammad ibn Fadilat, at Dihli, A. H. i2i8 = A. d. 1803- 
1804, according to the chronogram on the last page: 

*vJ jJj 1 i.kJ jl iuSJlJ ^j) 

On fol. n7 a , 1. 11, occurs the date 12 17: ■& j^\ li 
e^—1 '^J^ b sJ^-fc j J-ojJ j ,lj-»> likewise on ff. n7 b , 
154b etc. 

In his youthful days the author left his native coun- 
try, and, after much travelling, entered the service of 
the late Nawwab 'Izzat-ahlaulah Mirza, Hasan Suhrab- 
jang, who was the Jj-aJl >— 6.U., that is to say, who 
occupied the place of his father Mirza Muhammad 
Muhsin, the elder brother of Nawwab Safdarjang. A. 
Sprenger, in his Catalogue, p. 146, seems to have misun- 
derstood the preface, because he says that Ahmad 'Ali- 
khan dedicated his work to Safdarjang, who died A. H. 
1167, a.d. 1753-1754. "We cannot find anything 
confirming this statement. See a full list of authori- 
ties in Sprenger, loc. cit. 

Beginning of the preface on fol. I2 1 ' : tliJI j.ny 

Jl ^LoljJ Gil) iV^ 3 " (J^J t jW' S> . C*J>.Lai. 

On ff. i b -io D there is a complete index (,c*LJ c~-r4» 
L*-i). The dictionary itself begins on fol. 13°, and 
contains biographies and poetical extracts of the follow- 
ing poets in alphabetical order : 




1. Abu Sa'id bin Abu-alkhair, died A. H. 440, on fob 
I3 b . 2. Shaikh 'Abdallah Muhammad bin Hanif, died 
a.h. 391, on fol. 14*. 3. Shaikh-alislam Ahmad Namaki 
Jami, with the Kunyah Abu Nasr, the name Ahmad 
ibn al-Husain and the epithet Zhanda-fil, born a. h. 
441, died AH. 536 (chronogram: ^SJs l5*°W v * "*^ 
ij-J), ib. 4. Shaikh Abu Isma'il 'Abdallah -al-Ansari, 
on fol. 15*. 5. Shaikh Abu-alhasan Kharakani, contem- 
porary with Ibn Sina and Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna, ib. 
6. Shaikh Abu Sa'id Buzghush, a pupil of Suhrawardi's, 
on fol. I5 b . 7. Sayyid Ashraf Jahangir of Simnan, died 
a.h. 808, ib. 8. Abu-alfaraj Mas'iid Runi, on fol. i8 a . 
9. Shaikh alra'is Abu 'Ali bin 'Abdallah bin Husain 
bin Sina, ib. 10. Athir-aldin Muhammad Akhsikati of 
Fargkana, contemporary with Khakani, ib. 1 1. Mankind 
Azhari, one of the older poets, quoted by 'Aufi, on fol. 
i8 b . 12. Maulana Imam! of Harat, contemporary with 
Sa'di and Majd-aldin Hamgar, ib. 13. Malik-alshu'ara 
Abu-al'ula of Ganja, Khakaui's spiritual guide and 
father-in-law, on fol. 1 9 1 '. 14. Athir-aldin of Auman 
(near Hamadan), died in the time of Hulagukhan, ib. 
15. Ibn Khatib of Ganja, ib. 16. Abu-almafakhir of 
Rai, ib. 17. Abubakr of Kirman, on fol. 20 a . 18. 
Shaikh Abu - alkasim Ibn Yasin ; one Ruba'i of his 
was highly praised by Abu Sa'id bin Abu-alkhair, ib. 1 9. 
Sultan 'Ala-aldin-wa-aldunyahAtsiz bin Muhammad, the 
Khwarizmshah and patron of Watwat, ib. 20. Abu Nasr 
Faryabi, ib. 21. Athir-aldin of Abhar (whose name 
was u»VLc jjj J-ii^a), died in the time of Hulagukhan, 
ib. 22.UstadArshadi, onfol. 20 b . 23. Hakim Abubakr 
Azraki, the panegyrist of Tughanshah, ib. 24. Abu 
Salik of Gurgau, nourished in the reign of 'Umar bin 
Laith, ib. 25. Ustad Asadi of Tus, the teacher of 
Firdausi, ib. 26. Sayyid Mu'in-aldin H as an Ashrafi of 
Samarkand, on fol. 2 i a . 27. Afdal-aldin Muhammad 
Kashi, the uncleof Khwajah Nasir-aldin Tusi, ib. 
28. Shams-aldm Afarin, on fol. 2i b . 29. Alpkhan, 
generally called Ulughkhan A'zam, was originally a 
slave of Sultan Nasir-aldin bin Altamisb, the padishah 
of Dihli, ib. 30. Auhad-aldin Anwari, on fol. 22 s . 31. 
Shaikh Abu H anu, l Auhad-aldin of Kirman, a pupil 
of Suhrawardi's, on fol. 24''. 32. Shaikh Auhadi 
of Maragha, pupil of the preceding, and author of 
the -a. ^U., on fol. 25 a . 33. Shaikh Abu-alkasim of 
Gurgan, on fol. 26 s . 34. Amir Mahmud of Faryu- 
niadh, called Ibn Yamin, ib. 35. Fakhr-almillah wa- 
aldin Adhuri albaihaki alhashimi, a pupil of Shaikh 
Muhyi-aldin Tusi, on' fol. 27b 36. Khwajah Afdal- 
aldin Muhammad Mirak of Isfahan, on fol. 28 b . 37. 
Mirza Abubakr bin Mirza. Juki bin Mirza. Shahrukh, a 
nephew of Ulughbeg, ib. 38. Mirza Abubakr bin Sultan 
Abu Sa'id, on fol. 29". 39. Mirza Ibrahim of Badakhshan 
(born A. h. 94 1, died A. h. 967, according to the ta'hkhs 
jX> J— -.1 As* and .jj x~°\ J-sr> ^S), ib. 40. Maulana 
Abdal, ib. 41. Maulana Abdal of Isfahan, attached to 
Sam Mirza Safawi, killed before Kandahar, ib. 42. Kadi 
Abu-albarakah of Samarkand, ib. 43. Maulana Ablahi, 
ib. 44. Atashi, ib. 45. Sultan Ahmad Jalair bin 
Sultan Uwais bin Shaikh Hasan Nilyan, ib. 46. 
Khwajah Ikhtiyarzada, author of Uie^Lls.^ \^js°, ib. 
47. Maulana Umidi Razi Taharani (whose name was 
Khwajah Arjasp), a pupil of Mulla Dawani, ib. 

48. Maulana Janial-aldin ibn Husam f Harilt, author 
of the s_«Li ,jU>., on fol. 30 s . 49. Maulana Muhammad, 
commonly called Ibn H u? a m , ib. 50. Ibn Jalal, who cele- 
brated in song Kamal-aldin of Isfahan, ib. 51. Shaikh 
Abu-alfadl of Mahna, one of Shaikh Abu Sa'id's 
descendants, ib. 52. Khwajah Abu Sa'id Muwayyad, 
also descendant of Abu Sa'id, ib. 53. Shaikh Abu 
Nasr of Mahna, the brother of the preceding, ib. 54. 
Khwajah Abu-alkasim Khwafi, ib. 55. Afdal, ib. 56. 
Sayyid Kutb-aldin Amir Hajj of Gunabad, contempo- 
rary with Sultan Husain Mirza and Amir 'Alishir, ib. 
57. Maulana Anwari Sauda't, on fol. 3o b . 58. Sultan 
Uwais bin Shaikh H asan Nuyan, mentioned by 'Aufi 
and Daulatshah, ib. 59. Maulana Ahli of Khurasan, 
a friend of Sultan Mirza, ib. 60. Maulana Ahli of 
Shiraz, the author of the J!SU- j-f, on fol. 31". 61. 
Amirzada Mu'azzam Khwajah Asafi, died 70 years 
old, a. h. 928, on fol. 33 a . 62. Mir Abii-alkasim of 
Fandarsag, in Shah 'Abbas' reign, on fol. 34 b . 63. Mau- 
lana Ahi, ib. 64. Mulla Ibrahim Husain, on fol. 35 s . 
65. Shaikh Abu-alkasim of Kazarun, ib. 66. Hakim 
Abu-alfath of Gilan, the son of Maulana 'Abd-alrazzak, 
who was highly praised by'Urfi, on fol. 35 b . 67. Kadi 
Asad, ib. 68. Fakhr-alshu'ara, Anas bin Nasiih, lived 
in Sultan Abu Sa'idkhan's reign, author of a t^tXj a^, 
which he dedicated to the "Wazir Khwajah Ghiyath- 
aldin Muhammad Bashid, ib. 69. Maulana Ibn 'Imad of 
Shiraz, composed also a t-*\j sj, ib. 70. Mafkhar- 
alzurafa Maulana Abu Ishiik of Shiraz, ib. 71. Mir 
Yusuf Amiri, panegyrist of the Sultan Shahrukh, on 
fol. 36". 72. Khwajah Auhad Mustaufi of Sabzwiir, ib. 
73. Maulana Amin-aldin of Manzilabad, seems to have 
been contemporary with Katibi, ib. 74. Abu-alhasan 
Mirza, the son of Sultan Husain Mirza, ib. 75. Afdal- 
beg, a Turk, went to India under Humayun, ib. 76. 
Shaikh Ahmad Ghazali (Ghazill is a place near Tiis), 
author of the J\J i_)bS^, on fol. 36 b . 77. Amir Fadil 
Khwajah Afdal-aldin Muhammad, ib. 78. Shaikh 
Abii-alkasim, the son of Shihab-aldin, ib. 79. Ajri 
Diwana, under Jahangir, ib. 80. Ahwali of Sistan, ib. 
81. Mir Ahsani, under Jahangir, ib. 82. Shah Abii- 
alkasim Amri, lived in Shah Tahm asp's reign, ib. 83. 
Shaikh Ahmad of Kazwin, ib. 84. Maulana Muham- 
mad Akdasi, ib. 85. Maulana Azhari of Kashmir, 
whosi name was Muhammad 'Alibeg, under Jahangir, 
on fol. 37 a . 86. Mirza Asirbeg ibn Kilijkhan Dhii- 
alkadar, ib. 87. Irlaji Ismail of Kazwin, ib. 88. Abu 
'Ali Ibn Khabbaz-i-Hakim, ib. 89. Khwajah Ahmad 
Sarraf of Isfahan, ib. 90. Mir Mu'min Ada'i, ib. 
91. Mirza Ahmad Kamanca Kashi, on fol. 37 b . 92. 
Maksud Kalica Asiri, ib. 93. Maulana Abu-alkasim 
Asiri of Rai, ib. 94. Mukhtarbeg Asiri, ib. 95. Asiri of 
Shiraz, ib. 96. Asiri of Turbat, ib. 97. Hadrat Jalal- 
aldin Muhammad Akbarpadishah, the son of Humayun, 
ib. 98. Maulana Agahi, ib. 99. Afsari, ib. lOO.Asbraf- 
khan Munshi of Mashliad, went to India under Akbar, 
ib. 101. Ibrahimbeg Bakhshi, on fol. 38' 1 . 102. As- 
daka of Hamadan, ib. 103. Mirza Muhammad Akbar 
of Kazwin, ib. 104. Mir Ashki of Kumm, the son of 
Sayyid 'Ali Muhtasib, contemporary with Ghazali of 
Mashhad, ib. 105. Maulana Kasim Art Ian of Tus, 
died at Laluir, under Akbar, A. H. 995, ib. 106. Mirza 




Asadbeg of Kazwin, went to India under Jahangir, on 
fol. 38 15 . 107. Abtari of Badakkshan, ib. 108. Maulana 
Amini, ib. 109. Maulana Ulfati, the brother of Shaikh 
'Ali Naki of Kamarah, ib. 110. Maulana Amini of Najaf, 
ib. 111. Maulana Adham of Kazwin, ib. 112. Mau- 
lana Yul Kulibeg Anisi, went to India under Akbar, 
on fol. 39 11 . 113. Mir Ilahi of Hamadan, went to India 
under Shahjahan, on fol. 39 b . 114. Mulla Muhammad 
Said Ashraf, the son of Mulla Muhammad Salih of Ma- 
zandaran, went to India under Akbar and entered the 
service of Nawwab Zib-alnisa, Begam, ib. 115. Maulana 
Auji of Natanza, on fol. 40 b . 1 16. Auji of Kashmir, ib. 
117. Auji of Shiraz, ib. 118. Khwajah Aka Mir 
of Hamadan, ib. 119. Shaikh Aman-allah Amani, 
born in India, lived in Humayun's reign, ib. 120. 
Khwajah Muhammad Amin, a merchant of Kashan, 
who went to India under Jahangir, ib. 121. Maulana 
Ahang, under Jahangir, on fol. 4i a . 122. Kadi Amin 
ofMarw, ib. 123. Maulana Ahmad, ib. 124. Ahmad 
Mirak Salihi, the elder brother of Salihi, ib. 125. 
Khwajah AUahkuIi, ib. 126. Maulana Azali, ib. 127. 
Khwajah Afdal-aldin Muhammad, the son of Khwajah 
Diya-aldin of Rinnan, one of Sultan Husain Mirza, 
Baikara's wazirs, ib. 128. Darwish Ashraf, ib. 129. 
Mir Amani of Harat, ib. 130. Shaikh 'Abd-alrahman 
Unsi, ib. 131. Hasanbeg Unsi, went to India in Jahan- 
gir's reign, ib. 132. Anisi of Mashhad (whose name was 
Hasan Sanjar), ib. 133. Muhammad Sharif Izadi, 
under Jahangir, ib. 134. Sayyid Asad-allah Mu'am- 
nia'i, on fol. 4i b . 135. Maulana Asli, quoted in Amir 
Alishir's tadhkirah, ib. 136. Sadid-ahlm Muhammad, 
with the two takhalluses Sadid and Ilahi, ib. 137. Mau- 
lana Tzam, with the takhallus I'jaz, ib. 138. Maulana 
Amini of Yazd, ib. 139. Khwajah Iftikbar, ib. 140. 
Imami of Ardabil, ib. 141. Ansari of Kumm, ib. 
142. Mir Shah Mir lma.11, ib. 143. Mirza Abii-alhu- 
sain, of Shiraz, ib. 144. Muhammad Salim Afghan, the 
grandson of Khanjahan Ludi, ib. 145. Azhari, ib. 146. 
Mirza Ashraf, the grandson of Mir Bakir Damad, ib. 
147. Ahmadbeg the brother of Maulana Majdhub of 
Tabriz, on fol. 42 11 . 148. Ustad 'Ali Akbar, was 
Mi'marbashi (principal architect), ib. 149. Ibrahimbeg 
Shamlu, Beglerbeg of Harat, ib. 150. Mirza Shaft' ai 
Athar, ib. 151. Mir Afsar, the son of Mir Sanjar 
Kashi ilm Mir H a 'dar Mu'amma'i, ib. 152. Mulla 
Husain Ashub of Mazandaran, ib. 153. Mir Ashub, ib. 
154. Abu-alkaram of Farahan, ib. 155. Mirza Niyaz 
timid of Balkh, ib. 156. Mulla Aram, ib. 157. Mirza 
Sharif Ilham of Isfahan, went to India, ib. 158. Mir 
Amani of Kabul, died at Jaunpur a. h. 981, through a 
fall from his horse, ib. 159. Mirza Ahmad, on fol. 42 b . 
160. Hakim Abu Talib of Tabriz, ib. 161. 'Ali Naki 
Anwar of Isfahan, ib. 162. Ismail Bakharzi, ib. 163. 
Mir Ahsani, son of Mir Abu-alfath Musawi of Lahur, 
ib. 164. Mir Muhammad Bakir Damad Ishrak, died 
A. h. 1046 (see the chronogram, sj^o h ^jj JLc i^-j/ 1 
jL.b), ib. 165. Maulana Afdal of Sarakhs, on fol. 43 a . 

166. Abu Muhammad bin Muhammad alrashidi, ib. 

167. Akhtari of Yazd, went to India several times, ib. 

168. Maulana Amini, lived a short time in Gujarat 
with Khwajah Nizam-aldin Ahmad, and afterwards 
entered the service of Jahangir, when he was still 

crown-prince (^\y. s.i]j-aLi<) ; his first takhallus was 
Khaufi, ib. 169. Akhtari of Tarshiz, ib. 170. Zamana 
the painter (^Laj), of Isfahan, with the takhallus Anwar, 
ib. 171. Mir Abii-albaka, ib. 172. Hasan Ashraf! of 
Samarkand, one of the older poets, ib. 173. Amini of 
Mashhad, ib. 174. Amini of Turbat, ib. 175. Mulla 
Muhammad Amin of Jarbadkan, on fol. 43b. 176. Mir 
Ajri of Harat, ib. 177. Mirza Abu Talib of Shahrastan, 
ib. 178. Abu Turabbeg of Anjudan, ib. 179. Mir 
Sultan Ibrahim Amini, ib. 180. Mukimai Ihsan of 
Mashhad, ib. 181. Mulla Athiri of Mashhad, ib. 
182. tzadi of Yazd, ib. 183. 'Iwadbeg Iksir, went to 
India when Shahjahan was still a young prince, ib. 
184. Ikhtira'i of India, ib. 185. Adham Kashi, ib. 186. 
Aka Muhammad of Ka'in (between Nijshapur and Isfa- 
han), ib. 187. Mirza Abu-alhasan Ashna, ib. 188. 
Ayati of Isfahan, ib. 189. Khalifah Asad-allah of 
Isfahan, ib. 190. Mirza Muhammad Akbar of Kazwin, 
ib. 191. Shaikh Ahmad Iiadili, ib. 192. Kadi Ahmad 
of Sistan, commonly called Mulla Ghururi, ib. 193. 
Maulana Shaikh Ahmad, on fol. 44". 194. Mulla A'la 
of Turan, ib. 195. Mir Ahmad Haji of Kashghar, ib. 
196. Amir Mu'in-aldin Ashraf, ib. 197. Arshad of 
Shiraz, ib. 198. Mir Abu-alfath of Gunabad, ib. 199. 
Ashiibi of Natanza, ib. 200. Aflaki, ib. 201. Amir 
Kadi of Bai, with the takhallus Asiri, under Akbar, ib. 

202. Ismail the tent-maker (jjj t ..■>), of Isfahan, ib. 

203. Malik-alkalam Mujir-aldin Ahmad of Sajawand, ib. 

204. Kilij Muhammadkhan, with the takhallus Ulfati, 
belonged to Akbar's ^I^js.-H u[ r <,\, ib. 205. Kadi 
Ahmad Ghaffari of Kazwm, the author of the Nigaristan, 
diedA.H.975,ib. 206. Atashi of Kandahar, one of Babar's 
Amirs, died under Akbar a.h. 973, on fol. 44 h . 207. 
Mir Sharif Amani of Isfahan, ib. 208. Maulana Ulfati 
of Yazd (according to the index, of Harat), was made 
prisoner by Akbar, but pardoned. Bada'uni mentions 
him in his history, ib. 209. Mirza Jalal Asir of Shah- 
rastan, under Shah 'Abbas, ib. 210. Sayyid-i-paknasab 
Mir Muhammad Ahsan Ijad, was highly respected, 
especially in Shahjahanabad, on fol. 46 11 . 211. Amanat 
Bam in Dihli, on fol. 46 b . 212. Mir Asad-aldin of 
Bukhara, ib. 213. Nawwab Zafarkhan Ahsan, offspring 
of Khwajah Abu-alhasan, was governor of Kashmir, 
ib. 214. Tnayatkhan Ashna, the author of a history of 
the first thirty years of Shahjahan, ib. 215. Mirza Ibra- 
him Adham Safawi, under Shahjahan and 'Alamgir, ib. 
216. Maulawi Muhammad Sa'id I'jaz of Akbarabad, on 
fol.47 b 2 17. Mirza Ibrahim of Baghdad.on fol. 48". 218. 
Muhammad Ibrahim Insaf, ib. 219. Mirza 'Abd-alrasul 
Istighna, ib. 220. Mirza Istighna of Kashmir, flourished 
in Shahjahanabad, ib. 221. Shaikh Anwar of Lahur, 
ib. 222. Khwajah Anwar, ib. 223. Hakim Sadr- 
aldin Muhammad, generally called Masih-alzaman, with 
the takhallus Ilahi, a clever physician, went young to 
India, ib. 224. Imtiyaz of Isfahan, ib. 225. Haji Mu'min 
Iman, mentioned by Hazin, on fol. 48 b . 226. Mirza, 
Isma'il of Isfahan, also noticed by Hazin, ib. 227. 
Mirza Abu-alnia'ali of Mashhad, contemporary with 
Shaikh Hazin, ib. 228. Mulla Ismi, ib. 229. Shaikh 
Siraj-aldin 'Alikhan Arzu of Gwaliyar, under Akbar, ib. 
230. Nawwab Nizam-almulk Asafjah, under 'Alamgir, 
who was his protector, 011 fol. 49". 231. Mir Muham- 




mad Aminkhan Musawi, called Burhiin-almulk Sa'adat- 
khan of Nishapur, one of the Amirs of Muhammadshah, 
ib. 232. Shah Fakir-allah Afarin of Lahur, also in 
Muhammadshah's reign, on fol. 49b. 233. Haji Rabi" 
Anjab, known as Haji Maghribi, born at Isfahan, lived 
in ShahjahanaMd, and wrote imitations to Naziri's 
diwan, and also to Nizami's Khamsah, died A. h. 1195 
(^J_Cwo JL- 8.—J c. ... ■ - > u i-iLsj jl), ib. 234. 
Kizilbashkhan Umid, whose name was Muhammad 
Rida of Hamadan, brought up at Isfahan ; he received 
his takhallus from Mirza Tahir Wahid, went to India 
in Bahadurshah's reign, and died at Jahanabad, a. h. 
1 159, ib. 235. Haji Lutf 'Alibeg Adhur, the nephew 
ofWali Muhammadkhan Masrur and author of the 
Atashkada; his first takhalluseswereWalih andNakhat, 
on fol. 5o b . 236. Nawwab Amirkhan Anjam, the son 
of 'Alamgir's 'Umdat-almulk, ib. 237. Haji 'Abd- 
alwasi', with the takhallus Akdas, pn fol. 5i' a . 238. 
Shaikh Nadhr, with the takhallus Agah, of Dihli, ib. 
239. Nur-allah Iktida, ib. 240. Shah Wali-allah 
Ishtiyak, a pupil of Mirza Abd-alghanibeg Kabul, ib. 
241. Ahmad Kulikhan Aiman, went to India under 
Muhammadshah, ib. 242. Muhammad Sadik Ilka at 
Dihli, ib. 243. Intikhabi, whose name was Dardibeg, 
ib. 244. Mulla Abi, ib. 245. Shaikh Ibrahim, the 
uncle of 'Ali Hazin, ib. 246. Mirza, Ibrahim, the 
brother of Mirza Najafkhan Sadr, ib. 247. Khalifah 
Muhammad Ibrahim, born at Dihli, a. h. 1087, ib. 
248. Atharkban Athar, on fol. 5i b . 249. Mirza. Mu- 
hammad Ahsan, ib. 250. Mir Imam-aldin Iksir, ib. 

251. Mir Nur Iksir, contemporary with Ali Hazin, ib. 

252. Mu'azzazkhan Afsar, whose name was Muhammad 
'Alibeg, under Shahjahan, ib. 253. Muhammad 'Alibeg 
Afsar, ib. 254. Ghulani Mustafa Insan, ib. 255. 
Shaikh Hafiz-allah Ithm in Dihli, ib. 256. Isbakkhan, 
called Mu'taman-aldaulah, mentioned by Khan Arzii, ib. 

257. Mirza Mahdi Hah!, mentioned bv Hazin, ib. 

258. Mir Ma'sum Asl, the son of Mir Savyid 'Ali Jabiri 
Mihri, on fol. 52a. 259. Hakim Abu f alib, ib. 260. 
Kishancand Ikhlas in Dihli, ib. 261. Acaldas, of the 
Khatri tribe in Shahjahanabad, ib. 262. Mir Hawang- 
khan Afghan, was prefect of the archives (yjj icJj 
wli.) of Timurshah, ib. 263. Sayyid Insha-allahkhaii, 
with the takhallus Insha, the son of Masha-allalikhan, 
grandson of Shah Nur-allah Najafi, a clever phy- 
sician, contemporary with Mir Muhammad Hasan 
Katil (who died at Lucknow, a.h. 1233), ib. 264.' Abu 
Bayazid bin Muzaffar, the brother of Shah Shuja', on fol. 
52 b . 265. Khwajah Amirkhan, with the takhallus Amir, 
one of Khwajah 'Abdallah Ahrar's descendants, also 
contemporary with Katil, ib. 266. Shah 'Ali Akbar, 
under Shah 'Alam, on fol. 54a. 267. Aftab, i.e. Shah 
'Alam himself, on fol. 54a margin. 268. Mirza Mu- 
hammad Aminkhan, with the takhallus Amin, the 
father of Nawwab Asad-aldaulah Rustam-almulk Mirza 
Muhammad Takikhan Bahadur Filjang, born at Nisha- 
pur, went to India in early youth and lived at the 
same time as the preceding ones, on fol. 54b. 269. 
Bahadur Hishrnatjang, with the takhallus Ibtisham, 
under Shah 'Alam, on fol. 55a. 270. Bahadur Sam- 
samjang, with the takhallus As'ad, now 18 years' old, 
on fol. 55b. 271. Hadrat Bayazid Bistami, who is 

called e^,j eui^^ ^Ulj ojb^ ^ ^ 

s-.ij-» *l^ ^j-?~!r>, ) ->4->, contemporary with Ahmad bin 
Khidrawaih, ib. 272. Burhan-aldin Ardalani, one of the 
older poets, quoted by'Aufi, ib. 273. Abu-alhasan 'Ali 
alsarakhsi albahntmi, the panegyrist of Nfisir-aldin 
Sabuktagin, ib. 274. Burhan-aldin Muhammad 'Abd- 
al'aziz, on fol. 56". 275. Batlamiyus-i-Iskandari, ib. 
276. Badr-aldin Haji, a pupil of Majd-aldin Hamgar, 
ib. 277. Khwajah Pindar of Rai, one of the oldest 
Persian poets, ib. 278. Khwajah Abu Hafs Bikhabar, 
ib. 279. Pur-i-Faridun of Shiraz, ib. ' 280. Shaikh 
Baha-aldin^ Zakariyya, a pupil of Suhrawardi's, ib. 
281. Mirza Baisunkar bin Mirza Shahrukh, contem- 
porary with Amir Shahi of Sabzwar, ib. 282. Babar, 
the son of Baisunkar Mirza, ib. 283. Mir Abii-albaka 
Baka'i, contemporary with Sultan Husain Mirza, on fol. 
57 a . 284. Badr-aldin Cadi, panegyrist of Sultan 
Muhammad Tughluk and contemporary with Amir 
Khusrau, ib. 285. Kadi Basir, ib. 286. Maulana 
Baki of Bukhara, ib. 287. Badi' of Tabriz, ib. 288. 
Batini of Balkh, ib. 289. Hafiz Kaman Abrui Panahi, 
ib. 290. Badi'-alzaman Mirza, ibn Sultan Husain ibn 
Mirza Baikara, ib. 291. Pur-i-Bahai Jdmi/a pupil of 
Rukn-aldin Kubai and contemporary with Humam ; 
he is quoted by Daulatshah, ib. 292. Sayyid Burhan- 
aldin, on fol. 57b. 293. Maulana Kamal-aldin Banna i, 
became king of poets at Khusraukhan's court after 
Jami's death, ib. 294. Maulana Badr of Shirwan, 
quoted by Daulatshah, on fol. 58 s . 295. Maulana 
Baida, ib. 296. Maulana Bayani, ib. 297. Maulana 
Baka'i, quoted in 'Alishir's tadhkirah, and his wife Bibi 
Atun, ib. 298. Mir 'Arab Badihi of Tus, on fol. 58b. 
299. Mir Muhammad Bakir of Tus, ib. ' 300. Maulana 
Badr of Tashkand, ib. 301. Maulana Barandak (Spren- 
ger : Baronduk), protege of prince Baikara, the son of 
'Umar Shaikh Sultan and grandson of Timur, ib. 302. 
Maulana Badakhshi of Samarkand, panegyrist of Mirza 
Ulughbeg, ib. 303. Wazirzada Khwajah Shihab-aldin 
'Abdallah Bayani, one of Sultan Husain's Amirs, ib. 

304. Maulana Bisati of Samarkand, flourished according 
to Daulatshah under Sultan Khalil Bahadur; he had at 
first the takhallus Hasiri, which on Khwajah 'Ismat- 
allah's advice he afterwards exchanged for Bisati, ib. 

305. Maulana Babashah, on fol. 59*. 306. Maulana 
Bulbuli of Yazd, ib. 307. Mirza, Bakir Najm-i-thani, 
went to India in Jahangir's reign, ib. 308. Badr-aldin 
Kiwami, ib. 309. Maulana Bahari of Kumm, went 
to India under Jalal-aldin Akbar, ib. 310. Bahari 
u^U. ijS, lived at the same time, ib. 311. Bakir 
Khurdah Kashi, ib. 312. Begtasch Beg, ib. 313. 
Bahadurkhan of Sabzwar, ib. 314. Mir 'Akil Bazmi 
of Hamadan, ib. 315. Bakhshi of Tabriz, on fol. 59b. 
316. Payami Kalandar, ib. 317. Bazmi of Karj (or 
Karaj), ib. 318. 'Abd-albaki of Gunabad, the intimate 
friend of Mirza, Abu-alfath Ibrahim Mirza Jami ibn 
Bahrain Mirza, ib. 319. Sultan Parwiz, the son of 
Jahangir, ib. 320. Mirza 'Abdallah Burhan of Nisha- 
pur, was in the service of Parwiz, ib. 321. Fakhr- 
ala'rab wa-ala'jam Hadrat Shaikh Baha-aldin jabal'amili 
(comp. A. Sprenger, Catal., pp. 368 and 369), ib. 322. 
Maulana Basir, on fol. 6i a . 323. Panahi of Hamadan, ib. 
324. Bint-i-Husam-i-Lar (the daughter of Husam of Lar), 

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ib. 325. Bint-albukhariyyah (the daughter of Bukhara), 
ib. 326. Mirza. Barkhwardar (Ji^y^y), ib. 327. 
Maulana Bikasi of Ghazna, went to India and died 
A. h. 703, ib. 328. 'Abd-albaki of Gunabad, with^ the 
takhallus Baki, ib. 329. Bayadi, composed at Agra 
verses in homage of KasimKahi andGhazali of Mashhad, 
ib. 330. Maulana Baka'i, went to the Dakhan and after- 
wards to Gujarat, where he lived with Mirza Nizam- 
aldiu Ahmad; his first takhallus was Maftul, ib. 331. 
Baha-aldin of Kash (in Transoxania), on fol. 6i b . 332. 
Amir ala'zam Nawwab Bairamkhan, a descendant of 
Mirza Jahanshah, commonly called Khankhiinan, first in 
Babar's, afterwards inHumayun's service, was also highly 
esteemed by Akbar, who called him bb (father), ib. 
333. Bahadurkhan, son of Haidar Sultan Uzbeg Shaibani 
and brother of Khanzaman ; his original name was Mu- 
hammad Said, on fol. 62 b . 334. Shaikh Abd-alsalam 
Payanri; his father came from Arabia and settled in 
Iran, on fol. 63a 335. Maulana Badr-aldin, quoted 
in the Haft Iklim, ib. 336. Mir Muhammad Bakir of 
Yazd, ib. 337. Badr-aldin Nur of Harat, quoted by 
Taki Auhadi, ib. 338. Firuzshah Bahmani of the 
Dakhan, ib. 339. Maulana Baki of Sarakhs, ib. 340. 
Mirza Bakir, ib. 341. Baki of Damawaud, ib. 342. 
Baha-aldin of Baghdad, ib. 343. Badi'i of Samarkand, 
ib. 344. Mulla Baki of Harat, on fol. 63b. 345. Bakir 
of Bukhara, ib. 346. Mir Bighammi of Natanza, ib. 
347. Baki of Na'in, ib. 348. Mirza, Bakir, known as 
Babeg (eLpb), ib. 349. Muhammad Bakir ^y-^J-i (or 
^sdi.s), ib. 350. Maulana Bakir of Tushkawaran 
(in the district of Isfahan), ib. 351. Baha i of Kazwin, 
ib. 352. Mirza Husam Bahari, ib. 353. Bahai of 
Samarkand, ib. 354. Bahrambeg, ib. 355. Mulla 
Haji Bahrain of Bukhara, ib. 356. Piribeg Turkman, 
ib. 357. Mulla Hamid of Badakhshan, ib. 358. Bih- 
zadbeg Bayani, ib. 359. Bayani of Khurasan, ib. 
360. Bazmi of Kazwin, ib. 361. Mulla Yusuf Bikhudi, 
ib. 362. Mirza Badi' of Sabzwar, ib. 363. Mirza 
Badi' of Tun, on fol. 64*. 364. Mirza Badi' of Nasrabad 
(a village in connection with Isfahan), the son of Tahir 
Nasrabadi, the famous biographer of poets. Mirza Badi' 
composed a uULu L-,J^> ±->X> (this madrasah or 

university was founded by Shah Sultan Husain), ib. 

365. Mirza Bakir, the Kadi's son, of 'Abbasabad, ib. 

366. Lutf 'Alibeg Payami, quoted, like the preceding, 
in Hazin's tadhkirah, ib. 367. Mirza, Abu-alhasan 
Bigana, quoted by Mirza Mu'izz Fitrat in the i^Jii j\}iS] 
ib. 368. Mirza Rafi'khan Badhil, author of the »T, - 
i^.j— ^., went in Aurangzib's reign to India with his 
uncle, Wazirkhan, ib. 369. Wahid -i-'asr Mirza, 'Abd- 
alkadir Bidil, was in early youth naukar in the service 
of the prince Muhammad A'zamskah ; Shirkhan, the 
tadhkirah writer, was his contemporary, on fol. 64b. 

370. Mirza Bakir of Khur (near Balkh), on fol. 65b 

371. Maulana Bikhudi, ib. 372. Baki of Shiraz, ib. 
373. Mirza Mahdi Bayan, Mirza Abu Talib Kalim's 
nephew, went from the 'Irak to the Dakhan and entered 
the army of Aurangzib, ib. 374. Khwajah 'Ali of 
Astarabad, with the takhallus Bazari, on fol. 66 a . 
375. Kadi Badi'-alzaman of Ardastan, quoted by Taki 

Auhadi, ib. 376. Haji Muhammad Naki Bismil of 
Damaghan, ib. 377. Maulana, Bismili of Sabzwar, ib. 
378. Aka Salih Burhan of Sijistan, went to Shahja- 
hanabad, ib. 379. Mir Burhan of Abarkuh, a Sufi, ib. 
380. Mirza Bakir, ib. 381. Haji Bakir, ib. 382. 
Bakiya of Banaras, ib. 383-. Mirz& Bakir of Tabriz, a 
pupil of Aka Husain Khwansari, ib. 384. Sarmadanbeg 
Brahman, ib. 385. Bakii, of Khwarizm, ib. 386. Pir 
Dihkan, ib. 387. Partawi of Shiraz, ib. 388. Bibi 
Bidili, sister of Mirza 'Abdallah Diwana, on fol. 66 b . 

389. Bibi Bidili, another poetess of the same name, ib. 

390. Bikasi of Sabzwar, ib. 391. Panahi of Darabjird, 
ib. 392. Panahi of Astarabad, ib. 393. Bakirbeg 

Shamlu (ioj-o-o ^JoU- ti'-a^eMA^-! j')> ^>- 394 - 
Binish of Kashmir, lived under Aurangzib at Shahja- 
hanabad, ib. 395. Maulana Bikhudi, ib. 396. Another 
Maulana Bikhudi of Hamadan, ib. 397. Muhammad 
Bakir, the goldsmith of Isfahan, ib. 398. Pairawi of 
Sawa, a disciple of Khwajah Asafi, ib. 399. Mulla 
Jami of Lahur, with the takhallus Bikbud, composed 
many chronograms, for instance, on the birth of Mirza 
Isma'il, the son of Nawwab Asadkhan, that is, Nawwab 
Dhu-alfakiirkhan, on fol. 67". 400. Bhubat Rai Khatri, 
with the takhallus Bighamm, went from the Panjab to 
Dibli and entered the service of Shaikh Muhammad 
Sadik, ib. 401 . Sharaf-aldin Payam, ib. 402. Udaibhan 
Bahai - , was born in India, lived at Dibli, ib. 403. Haji 
Bina of Mai-w, a merchant at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, ib. 
404. Gandarbhan Brahman, lived at Akbarabad, and 
acted as Munshi to the prince Muhammad Dara Shukuh, 
is best known as author of the r^-a- \^> ih. 405. 
Shah Khalil-allah Binawa, the son and heir of Khalifah 
Ibrahim, on fol. 67b. 406. Mirza Muhammad Shaft', 
with the takhallus Bismil of Nisbapur, the uncle of Abu- 
almansurkhan Safdarjang and Mirza Muhsin Maghfur; 
he had four very beautiful daughters, and Nawwab 
Muhammad Kulikhan, Nawwab Sayyid Muhammad- 
khan, Nawwab Mirza 'Abd-almuttalibkban, and Naw- 
wab Muhammad 'Alikhan were their famous sons, ib. 

407. Shaikh JIuhammad Bitab; the author of this 
tadhkirah saw him in the house of Mirza Ja'far Sahib, 
the son and heir of Nawwab Muhammad Kulikhan, ib. 

408. Bizhankhan, on fol. 68 a . 409. Mirza Bayana, ib. 
410. Mirza Bakai Tabatabai, ib. 411. Arslanbeg Baha- 
dur, ib. 412. Bakir, ib. 413. Maulana Bihishti of 
Harat, ib. 414. Shah Bahjat, ib. 415. 'Ala-aldin wa 
aldunyah Tukush bin Arslan, ib. 416. Taj Tumran 
Shah, ib. 417. Sharaf-alwuzara, Malik Taj-aldin, con- 
temporary with Sayyid-alajall Zahir-aldin, ib. 418. 
Sharaf-alru'asa Taj-aldin ^j^l of Sarakhs, on fol. 68 b . 
419. Mulla Tabi'i of Khwansar, ib. 420. Maulana 
Tadhrawi of Abhar, the nephew of Maulana Nargisi, 
went to India under Akbar, ib. 421. Maulana Tabi'i 
of Shiraz, ib. 422. Maulana Mir Tathbihi of Kashan, 
whose name was 'Ali Akbar, went several times to India 
and settled in Akbarabad, on fol. 6g a . 423. Hakim 
Taki-aldin of Kumm, ib. 424. Taki-aldin Muhammad, 
known as Taki Auhadi, the author of the famous tadh- 
kirah (comp. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, ix. 
p. 134), ib. 425. Maulana Tajalli of Kashan, friend of 
Maulana Naziri, on fol. 6o b . 426. Maulana Taj-aldin 




of Turbat, ib. 427. Taki of Nishapur, a friend of 
Mulla, Naziri, ib. 428. Tarkhani, that is, Mulla Nur- 
aldin Safidani, whose former takhallus was Nuri ; he 
had most friendly relations with the emperor Huniayun, 
ib. 429. Tajalli of Simnan, on fol. 7o a . 430. Mu- 
hammad Biikir Tabi' of Kumm, ib. 431. Taki-aldin 
of Shushtar, lived under Akbar, mentioned by Bada'uni, 
ib. 432. Maulana Tajalli of Shiraz, went to India 
under the emperor Shahjahan, ib. 433. Rai Manuhar 
Tausani, under Akbar, was contemporary with Bada'uni 
and Taki Auhadi, on fol. 7o b . 434. Mir Taki of Shah- 
rastan, on fol. 7i a . 435. Turaba, of Isfahan, contem- 
porary with Tahir Nasrabadi, who quotes him in his 
tadhkirah, ib. 436. Takiya, of Isfahan, a seller of rice 
(:ljj), ib. 437. Hafiz Muhammad Jamal, with the 
takhallus Talash, a j>upil of 'Abd-alkadir Bidil, ib. 
438. Mirza Abii-alhasan Tamanna, ib. 439. Mirza 
Muhammad Muhsin Ta'thir of Isfahan, contemporary 
with 'Ali Hazin, who quotes him in his ^_> ._A»-JI iSxS, 
ib. 440. Tasalli of Shiraz, whose name was Ibrahim, 
on fol. 7i b . 441. Mirza Ta'iba, contemporary with 'Ali 
Hazin, ib. 442. Mir Haidar Tajrid, ib. 443. Mirza 
Muhammad Sa'id Hakim of Kumm, with the takhallus 
Tanha, the son of Muhammad Hakim Bakir, was one 
of Shah 'Abbas II's physicians, ib. 444. Hakim Muham- 
mad Taki of Shiraz, contemporary with 'Ali Hazin, on 
fol. 7 2^. 445. Salarn-allah Taslim, whose forefathers 
were merchants; he was a native of Kusur and spent 
his life in the service of Nawwab Asaf-aldaulah Yahya- 
khan Bahadur, ib. 446. Mulla Muhammad Taki Ta'zim 
of Mazandaran, lived at Isfahan, contemporary with 
"Ali Haziu, on fol. 73*. 447. Mirza, 'Ajam Kuli Turk- 
man ; his family belonged to Shiraz, but he was born 
in India, ib. 448. Mulla Tasnif of Khwansar, ib. 
449. Mir Taki-aldin Muhammad, ib. 450. Muhammad 
Hashim Taslim of Shiraz, went to India under Aurang- 
zib, ib. 451. Mir Ma'sum Tasalli of Astarabad, ib. 
452. Tajalli Lahiji, ib. 453. Taufik of Yazd, ib. 454. 
'Abd-allatifkhan Tanha, one of Aurangzib's officials, ib. 
455. Majd-aldin Muhammad Ta'thir of Nasa, an older 
poet, quoted by 'Aufi, ib. 456. Ta'iba of Tafrush, on 
fol. 73b. 457. Mir Sadik Ta'ib, ib. 458. Shah Eida 
Taslim of Isfahan, ib. 459. Hafiz Tajalli of Isfahan, ib. 
460. Fakhrai Ta'ib of Tafrush, ib. 461. Malik Sultan 
Tamkin, the brother-in-law of Mirza Darab Jiiya, in 
Kashmir, ib. 462. Shaikh Nur-allah Tahkik, ib. 463. 
Mirza Fath 'Alibeg Taskin, a younger brother of Mirza 
Darab Juya, ib. 464. Aka Abd-al'ali Tahsin, a grand- 
child of Mirza Darab Jiiya, ib. 465. Shaikh Muham- 
mad Taufik, was born and spent his whole life in Kash- 
mir, ib. 466. Aka Taki bin Aka Malik, on fol. 74*. 467> 
Mirza Muhammad 'Ali Tamanna, lived at Shahjahana- 
bad in Farrukhsiyar's reign, ib. 468. Mulla Rahmat- 
allah Tamkin, the grandson of Mulla Muhammad Amin, 
ib. 469. Mulla Tajalli of Bukhara, ib. 470. Maulana 
Taj iri of Bukhara, lived in 'Abdallahkhan's reign, ib. 
471. Thanikhan of Harat, one of the older Amirs of 
Akbar, ib. 472. Khwajah Husain Thana'i of Mashhad, 
went to India under Akbar, ib. 473. Maulana Thauri, 
on fol. 74b. 474. Shah 'Abbas II, ib. 475. Maulana 
Thabati, on fol. 75". 476. Thabit (not to be confounded 
with Mir Afdal Thabit), ib. 477. Mir Tafakhur Husain 

Thakib, ib. 478. Sayyid Muhammad Thakib, a pupil 
of Mir Tahir 'alawi, ib. 479. Sayyid Jalil-alljadr Mir 
Muhammad Afdal Thabit, whose grandfather had come 
from his native town, Badakhshan, to India; he was a 
contemporary of Ali Hazin; most of Muhammadshah's 
Amirs were his disciples, ib. 480. Mir Muhammad 
'Azim Thabat, the son of the preceding, born at Allaha- 
bad, flourished in Shahjahanabad, on fol. 75b. 481. 
Shaikh Ayat-allah Thana, came from Shahjahanabad to 
Lucknow and entered the service of the late Nawwab 
Shuja-aldaulah, contemporary with Ali Hazin, on fol. 
76 a . 482. Jamal-aldin Muhammad bin Nasir Kutbi, 
quoted by 'Aufi, ib. 483. Maulana Jamal-aldin Abd- 
alrazzak of Isfahan, the father of the ^ - , 11 tj\± 
Kamal-aldin Isma'il, ib. 484. Sayyid-alajall Mir Abu 
Ja'far 'Umar bin Ishak of Lahilr, quoted by Aufi, on 
fol. 77 a . 485. Abd-alwasi' aljabali, flourished in Sultan 
Sanjar's reign, ib. 486. Hakim Abu-almahamid'Umar 
aljauhari, originally of Bukhara, went to 'Irak and 
settled in Isfahan; he was a pupil of Adib Sabir and 
contemporary with Khakani and Athir-aldin Akhsikati, 
on fol. 77 b . 487. Shaikh Jamal-aldin, contemporary 
with Farid Shakarganj, on fol. 78 a . 488. Jamal-aldin 
of ^Wi.11 (j^-, (near Kazwin), ib. 489. Maulana Jalal 
Ja'far of Farahan (near Kumm), follower of Sa'di, wrote 
an imitation to Nizami's Makhzan-alasrar, ib. 490. 
Sayyid Alinasab Jalal, the son of 'Adud, who was wazir 
in Muhammad Muzaffar's reign, on fol. 78 b . 491. Abu- 
almahamid Jalal-aldin Muhammad, on fol. 79/ 1 . 492. 
Maulana Jamali of Jarbadkan, ib. 493. Maulana 
Jamali of Dihli, a pupil of Shaikh Sama-aldin, who was 
a disciple of Shaikh Kutb-aldin Bakhtiyar Kaki ; the 
^J.Vx]\ ^ is one of his works ; he was a contem- 
porary of Jarni, ib. 494. Maulana Jalal Tabib of 
Shiraz, hived under Shah Shuja', on fol. 70A 495. 
Maulana Juniini, lived in Harat, was united in friend- 
ship with Amir Ghiyath-aldin Sultan Husain bin Amir 
Firiizshah, ib. 496. Maulana Jalali, a court poet of 
Sultan Husain Baikara, quoted in the Majalis-al'ushshak, 
ib. 497. 'Abd-alrahman Jami, died A.h. 898, ib. 498. 
Sultan Jalal-aldin Akbar, on fol. 87b. 499. Sultan 
Ibrahim Mirza, Jahi, one of the Safawi princes, ib. 
500. Shaikh Jalal of Harat, on fol. 88 a . 501. Cakar 
'Alikhan, one of Jahangir's officers, ib. 502. Mir 
Sayyid 'Ali Musawwir Juda'i, went to India under Akbar, 
quoted by Bada'uni, ib. 503. Padishah Kuli Jadhbi, 
lived at the same time, ib. 504. Maulana Jismi, also 
at the same time, on fol. 88 b . 505. Jamali of Jarbad- 
kan, ib. 506. Jalali of Ardastan, ib. 507. Maulana 
Cakari of Shiraz, ib. 508. Mirza Kiwam-aldin Mu- 
hammad Ja'far^ called Asafkhan, the son of Mirza, 
Badi'-alzaman Aka, went in his youth from 'Irak to 
India, and entered Akbar's service by the intercession 
of his uncle Mirza Ghiyath-aldin 'Ali Asafkhan, ib. 509. 
Jamili of Kalpi, at the same time, on fol. 89b. 510. 
Jalala,,ib. 511. Ja'far Jur'at, ib. 512. Caki,ib. 513. 
Maulana Ja'far of Tabriz, ib. 514. Ja'far of Harat, 
went to India in Akbar's reign, ib. 515. Shaikh Husain 
Sufi of Dihli, with the takhallus Cishti, a pupil of 
Shaikh Salim Cishti, ib. 516. Maulana Jarubi, was Abd- 
allah Ansari's Jariibkash or sweeper, ib. 517. Jauhari 





of Farahan, ib. 518. Sayyid Ja'far, the son of Sayyid 
Nurbakhsh, on fol. 90 s . 519. Mir Ja'far of Mashhad, ib. 
520. Ja'fari of Sawa, ib. 521. Muhammad Ja'far of 
Talakan, ib. 522. Ja'far of Transoxania, ib. 523. 
Jalal-aldin Husain of Nishapur, ib. 524. Jalali of 
India, ib. 525. Maulana Juz'i, ib. 526. Mir Muham- 
mad Ja'far of Taharan, ib. 527. Mulla Jalal-aldin 
Muhammad Dawani, ib. 528. Ibn Jalal of Nishapur, 
ib. 529. Nawwab Muhammad Ayyub Jaudah, ib. 530. 
Mir 'Abd-alrahim Jaishi, on fol. o,o b . 531. Jalal of 
Sistan, the father of Mulla, Ahwali, ib. 532. Sayyid 
Nur Jamil of Akbarabad, ib. 533. Mir Jamal-aldin 
of Kilzarun, ib. 534. Mulla 'Ali Jawid of Mazandaran, 
ib. 535. Shaikh Nur-aldin Jannati, ib. 536. Mir 
'Abd-alkarim Jam, in Jahangir's service, ib. 537. 
Muhammad Sharif Jam of Mashhad, was in the service 
of the same emperor, ib. 538. Nur-aldin Jahangir 
Padishah, ib. 539. Jani Timani of Bukhara, went to 
India as the emperor Huniayun's fellow-traveller, on 
fol. 91". 540. Juda'i of Sawa, ib. 541. Jalal of Na'in, 
ib. 542. Jauri, ib. 543. Khwajah Maksiid Jami', a 
disciple of Mirza 'Abd-alghanibeg, ib. 544. Mir Jum- 
lah, ib. 545. 'Urfi Jani, ib. 546. Mirza, Abu Talib 
Janab of Isfahan, whose father Bakir 'Alikhan had 
gone to Shahjahanabad in Ahmadshah's reign, ib. 547. 
Mir Jaipal, on fol. 91^. 548. Jadhbi of Khwansar, ib. 
549. Jani of Bukhara (perhaps identical with the above- 
mentioned Jani in 545), ib. 550. Mirza Fath-allah, 
with the takhallus Janab of Khuzan (near Isfahan), 
went to India under Farrukhsiyar, ib. 551. Mirza, 
Arjmandbeg Junun, lived in Kashmir, ib. 552. Mirza 
Muhammad 'Ali Jam, also in Kashmir, ib. 553. Mirza, 
Darabbeg Juya, also in Kashmir, ib. 554. Mir Jamal 
of Ardastan, on fol. 92*. 555. Jununi of Kandahar, 
ib. 556. Khwajah Jalal-aldin Amirbeg, ib. 557. 
Hainid-aldin Ahmad bin-alhusain almustaufi alkitabi 
(the auditor of accounts) of Taknabad ; he wrote a famous 
kasidah to celebrate the birth of a eon of Jalal Shams- 
almulk Amir Nasir, of which six baits are quoted here, ib. 
558. Sharaf-almillahwa-aldin Husain ala'immah, quoted 
by 'Aufi, ib. 559. Shaikh-alislam Harithi, also an old 
poet, quoted by 'Aufi, ib. 560. Ustad Hanzalah of 
Badaghis, lived in the reign of the Tahirides and 
Samanides, before Pudagi, ib. 561. Abu-alharb of 
Harat, ib. 562. Fakhr-alsadat Sayyid Hasan bin 
Nasir ala'lawi, was preacher in Ghazna in Bahramshah's 
reign, on fol. 92b. 563. Hamkl-aldm, the son of 'Am'ak 
of Bukhara, on fol. 93 a . 564. Khwajah Hasan of Dihli, 
ib. 565. Amir Sayyid Husaini of Ghazna, a pupil of 
Suhrawardi's, contemporary with Auhadi and Fakhr- 
aldin 'Iraki, author of the ^j^jl ... . II jh, on fol. 94 a . 
566. Shaikh Hamid-aldin Nakuri, lived at the same 
time, on fol. 9 4 b . 567. Kadi Mir Husain of Mashhad, 
ib. 568. Sultan Husain Mirza ibn Mansur Mirza ibn 
Baikara Mirza, ibn Amir Timur, ib. 569. Hafiz of 
Shiraz, on fol. 95 s . 570. Hafiz Halwa i, under Shah- 
rukh, on fol. I03 b . 571. Haidar Kaluj, ib. 572. 
Maulana Hairati of Bukhara, under Shah Tahmasp, on 
fol. io4 a . 573. Hairati Kashi, on fol. I04 b . 574. 
Sayyid Hakimi of Astarabad, ib. 575. Hayati of 
Gilan, went to India in Akbar's reign, on fol. 105 11 . 
576. Maulana Hayati Kashi, ib. 577. Maulana Taki- 

aldin Huzni of Isfahan, went to India under Akbar, 
ib. 578. Saif-allah 'alawi Harfi, lived in Akbarabad 
under Jahangir, on fol. 10 6 a . 579. Hamid-aldin, ib. 580. 
Haidar of Tiiuyan, ib. 581. Mirza, Hisabi of Natanza, 
contemporary with Taki-aldin Auhadi, ib. 582. Mau- 
lana, Hatim Kashi, contemporary with Muhtasham, 
Wahslii, etc., on fol. io6 b . 583. Hali, lived in Gujarat 
with Mirza Nizam-aldin Ahmad, ib. 584. Mir Husaini 
Kashani, the nephew of Mir Haidar Mu'amma'i, ib. 
585. Hami of Ardabil, ib. 586. Sayyid Hasan Wa'ii 
of Shirwan, ib. 587. Haidari of Tabriz, quoted in the 
Haft Iklim, ib. 588. Maulana Hakiri of Tabriz, on 
fol. 107 11 . 589. Yadgar Halati, quoted by Bada'uni, ib. 
590.Kasimbeg Halati, educated atlsfahau,ib. 591. Mau- 
lana Harfi, quoted in the Haft Iklim, on fol. io8 !l . 592. 
Harfi of Isfahan, ib. 593. Mirza Husain, ib. 594. Amir 
Husain of Karbala,ib. 595.Hajibeg,ib. 596. Sayyid 'Ali- 
nasab Mir Huduri of Kumm, younger brother of Mir 
Shikib, ib. 597. Maulana Hairaniof Hamadan,the father 
of Maulana Pamir, ib. 598. Hakim Hadik, the son of 
Humam ibn Maulana 'Abd-alrazzak of Gilan, who was 
in the service of Akbar and Slialijahan, on fol. io8 b . 
599. Kadi Husain of Khwansar, ib. 600. Maulana 
Shams-aldin Hali of Yazd, ib. 601. Hairani of Kumm, 
ib. 602. Haji Muhammad of Kabul', ib. 603.' Hish- 
mati, the younger brother of Muhammad Ridai Fikri, 
ib. 604. Hishmati of Lahur, under Jahangir, ib. 605. 
Hishmati of Akbarabad, ib. 606. Maulana Hakki of 
Khwansar, a friend of Taki Auhadi, ib. 607. Husain 
Kuli Mirza, ib. 608. Maulana Husain Kashani, ib. 
609. Haji Husainkhan, the son of Mirza Jani, on fol. 
I09 a . 610. Maulana Husain Ali of Yazd, ib. 611. 
Hamidi of Kumm, ib. 612. Mulla Hamid of Shushtar, 
ib. 613. Hamidi, ib. 614. Hamid Bihbahani, ib. 615. 
Hamidi, ib. 616. Hamdi of Kashmir, ib. 617. Mirza. 
llisalji of Nishapur, the son of Husainkhan Shamlu, ib. 
618. Mir Hamdi Shustani (according to the index, 
i J\j^j^ 1 ), ii>. 619. Mir Husaini, ib. 620. Hakim 
Fadl-allah of Ardastan, with the takhallus Hakim, ib. 
621. Hatimbeg of Ardubad, a descendant of Khwajah 
Nasir of Tus, ib. 622. Maulana Hazini, ib. 623. 
Maulana Hali Kashi, went to India, ib. 624. Aka 
Hasan, an offspring of Shaikh Hasan Da'ud, on fol. 
i09 b . 625. Kadi Hasan of Kazwin, governor of 
Gujarat under Akbar, ib. 626. Maulana Hami of 
Taharan, ib. 627. Hijabi of Ardabil, ib. 628. Mau- 
lana Hamid-allah, ib. 629. Hisari of Akbarabad, 
under Akbar, ib. 630. Aka Husain of Khwansar, 
contemporary with Mulla Muhammad Bakir, ib. 631. 
Khwajah Habib-allah Turk, ib". 632. Sayyid 'Abdallah 
Hali, a contemporary of Shaikh 'Ali Hazin, ib. 633. 
Zibai Hijabi, on fol. no a . 634. Maulana Hasan 'Ali 
of Yazd, went to India in Shahjahan's reign, an inti- 
mate friend of Mulla Muhammad Sufi, ib. 635. Mulla 
Husain of Mashhad, ib. 636. Maulana Haifi of Sawa, 
ib. 637. Muhammad Husain of Astarabad, ib. 638. 
Shaikh 'Abd-alhamid of Kashmir, ib. 639. Mulla 
Hamid, the son of Hakim Bakna, ib. 640. Hijabi, 
ib. 641. Hijabi, the daughter of Mulla, Hilali, ib. 

642. Hakimbegkhan, with the takhallus Hakim, ib. 

643. Hasanbeg, the son of Mulla Shani Taklu, ib. 

644. Hasanbeg, ib. 645. Mulla Haidar of Tus, ib. 




646. Mulla Haji Tabsi, ib. 647. Mulla Hasan *Ali ibn 
'Abdallah, ib. 648. Sayyid Muhammad Hasrat of 
Mashhad, quoted by 'Ali Hazin, on fol. no b . 649. 
Mirza Imam Kuli Hishmat, the younger brother of 
Mirza Ja'far Rahib of Isfahan, came to Shahjahanabad 
under Muhammadshah, ib. 650. Mir Muhtasham 'Ali- 
khan Hishmat, a high officer in Muhammadshah's reign, 
ib. 651. Maulana Haji Muhammad of Qilan, contem- 
porary with 'Ali Hazin, ib. 652. Shaikh Muhammad 
'Ali Hazin, the celebrated tadhkirah-writer, on fol. in', 
653. Miyan Farrukh B"sain, with the takhallus Ha- 
inan, the son of Ghulam Mustafa, a friend of Muham- 
madkkan Rashid; he was, a.h. 1217, 34 years old, on 
fol. U7 a . 654. Ghulam Fakhr-aldinkhan Hairat, 
called Fakhr-almulk ; he was, A. H. 1217, 28 years old, 
ib. 655. H u JJ a t. whose name was Mirza Mahdi, a 
nephew of Darab Juya, on fol. 1 1 7 b . 656. Muhammad 
Hairan of Siihind, lived in Aurangzib's time, on fol. 
n8 a . 657. Mirza Isma'il B>jab, at the same time, ib. 
658. Hikiki, lived in Gujarat, ib. 659. 'Ali Ridai 
Rakikat, ib. 660. Shiwram B a ya, a pupil of Mirza Bidil, 
ib. 661. Muhammad 'All Hishmat, a pupil of Mirza 
'Abd-alghanibeg Kabul; his former takhalluses were 
Takalluf and Masiha, ib. 662. Muhammad Rustam 
Hairat, also a pupil of Mirza 'Abd-alkadir Bidil, ib. 
663. Ashrafkhan Hasrat of Sandilah, a son of Muham- 
mad Sultankhan, ib. 664. Shah Hairat of Mashhad, 
according to some a grandson of Nadirshah, to others 
a shoemaker's son ; he went later on to Lucknow, ib. 
665. Lala Dhauki Ram Hairat of Dihli, contemporary 
with Muhammad Hasan Katil (who died a.h. 1233), 
on fol. n8 b . 666. Sayyid Mir 'Ali Harif, lived at the 
same time, that is, in the beginning of our century, ib. 
667. Afdal-aldin Ibrahim bin 'Ali, with the takhallus 
Khakani of Shirwan; a. h. 440, given here as the date 
of his birth, is undoubtedly a mistake, ib. 668. Amir 
Khusrau of Dihli, on fol. 1 2 i a . 669. Kbalid bin Rabi'- 
almulki, contemporary with Anwari, on fol. i25 b . 670. 
Sultan Khalil bin Miranshah, grandson of Timur and 
nephew of Shahrukh, ib. 671. Hakim 'Umar Khay- 
yam of Nishapur (the well-known freethinker), on fol. 
1 26". 672. Khatun, the daughter of Kutb-aldin 
Muhammad ; a detailed account of her is given in the 
Eaudat-alsafa; she killed her own brother, on fol. i2 7 b . 
673. Shah Isma'il Safawi ibn Sultan Haidar, w ; t h the 
takhallus Khatai, on fol. 1 28 a . 674. Khwajah Ibrahim 
Husain Ahadi, was in Akbar's service, ib. 675. Amir 
Khusrawi, a nephew of Mirza Kasim Gunabadi, went 
to India under Akbar, ib. 676. Khwaju Kirmani, 
styled here Sluihbaz-i-ashiyana-i-sakhunwari, became 
later a pupil of the Shaikh 'Ala-aldaulah Simnani, 
whose poetical writings he collected, ib. 677. Khanjar- 
beg, one of the Caghatai Amirs, composed a mathnawi of 
300 baits in homage of Akbar, on fol. I28 b . 678. 
Khwajah Khwajagi, a brother of the wazir Khwajah 
Muhammad Sharif, quoted in the Haft Iklim, ib. 
679. Maulana Khidri of Kazwin, ib. 680. Nasir, with 
the takhallus Khusrau, not to be confounded with 
Hakim Nasir bin Khusrau, on fol. I20 a . 681. Khusrau 
of Kazwin, ib. 682. Khidri of Lar, ib. 683. Khurram 
of Kirman, ib. 684. Maulana Khayali of Badakbshan, 
he was a dervis, ib. 685. Hasanbeg Khurushi, was 

Amir in Shah 'Abbas' reign, ib. 686. Khan A'zam, 
under Humayun, on fol. 129A 687. Khan 'Alam, one 
of Akbar's Amirs, was sent by Jahangir as ambassador 
to Shah 'Abbas, ib. 688. Mirza Jan! of Samarkand, 
with the takhallus Khaki, quoted by Taki Auhadi, ib. 

689. Maulana Baidar Khisali of Tun, according to 
others of Harat, went to India in Jahangir's reign, ib. 

690. Maulana Khisali of Kashan, one of Maulana 
Muhtasham Kashi's pupils, ib. 691. Maulana Khawari, 
ib. 692. Maulana Khaki, ib. 693. Maulana Khari, 
ib. 694. Maulana Khushi, ib. 695. Khari of Tabriz, 
on fol. 130a. 696. Maulana Khalasi, went to India 
under Akbar, ib. 697. Maulana Khatami of Harat, 
ib. 698. Tajalli Lahiji, with the takhallus Khawari, 
ib. 699. Mirza Khasmi, ib. 700. Mirza Sharifkhan, 
ib. 701. Jamal-aldin Khawari of Gilan, went to 
India a.h. 1015, ib. 702. Aminai Khazin, ib. 703. 
Mirza Muhammad Khalil of Khurasan, went to India 
with his father under Aurangzib and lived in Shahja- 
hanabad, ib. 704. Muhammad Ibrahim Isalatkhan, ib. 
705. Maulana Khurrami, ib. 706. Sayyid Imtiyazkhan 
Khalis, left Mashhad for India under Aurangzib, on fol. 
i30 b . 707. Maulana Khalis, went also to India in 
Aurangzib's reign, on fol. 13 i a . 708. Khashi' of Iran, 
ib. 709. Sayyid Hasan Khalis, perhaps identical with 
No. 706, lived at the same time, ib. 710. Maulana 
Khairi, ib. 711. Maulana Khatami of Isfahan, ib. 
712. Maulana Khulki, ib. 713. Maulana Khulki of 
Shushtar, went to India under Akbar, ib. 714. Mir 
Kamal-aldin Khulki, ib. 715. Maulana Khidri of 
Khwansar, the sou of Maulana Tajir, and author of a 
mathnawi, ^j-^ j -sUfi, ib. 716. Maulana Khu- 
jandi, ib. 717. Khwajah Khidrshah of Astarabad, 
author of a mathnawi, o^ij; « Joj, ib. 718. Shaikh 
Muhammad Khatun of 'Amil, ib. 719. Shaikh Mu- 
hammad Khair, ib. 720. Khatai, ib. 721. Hasanbeg 
Khaki, ib. 722. Khwajah Zada Kabuli, lived at 
Akbarabiid, on fol. 131*). 723. Mulla, Khwajah 'Ali 
of Khurasan, ib. 724. Khwajah 'Asim, called Samsam- 
aldaulah, Muhammadshah's general, was killed in the 
war with Nadirshah, ib. 725. Shaikh Khalil of Tala- 

kan, author of the 

1 ah, another work entitled 



LK_» « JiL-o |JLc,J, and a commentary on the 1 
726. Bakirai Khalil of Kashan, ib. 727. Khaufi of 
Hamadan, ib. 728. Muhammad Mahdi Khayyam of 
Isfahan, the son of a tent-maker, ib. 729. Mirza 
Ghiyath-aldin Muhammad, with the takhallus Kliayal, 
ib. 730. Khan Mirza, ib. 731. Sayyid Shukr-allah- 
khan, with the takhallus Khaksar, Nawwab 'Akilkhan 
Razi's son-in-law ; his correspondence with Nasir 'Ali 
of Sirhind is to be found iu Shirkhan's tadhkirah (i. e. 
the Mirat-alkhayal); he composed a commentary on 
Jalal-aldin Rumi's mathnawi, ib. 732. Khurrami, on 
fol. 132". 733. Khalil Tirgar of Khalkhal, ib. 734. 
Khatib, ib. 735. Khayali of Khujand, ib. 736. 
Bindraban, a Rajput, with the takhallus Khushgu, ib. 
737. Mirza Khalil, the adopted son of the 'Umdat-al- 
tujjar H a ji Muhammad of Taharan, well known as Haji 
Karbalai, ib. 738. Mirza Afdal-allah Khushtar, the 
son of Muhammad Afdal Sarkhwush, ib. 739. Khalil 
of Khurasan, perhaps identical with the above-men- 
tioned Mirza Khalil, on fol. I32 b . 740. Mulla, 




Muhammad Khata, contemporary with Aka Muhammad 
'Ashik, ib. 741. Lala Sahib Earn, with the takhallus 
Khamush (Khamush, Khamush, or Khamush), born at 
Dihli, was still alive when the author wrote, ib. 742. 
Maulana Mahmud Khamush of Kashan, ib. 743. 
Khurdak, ib. 744. Banda Ahmad 'Alt, with the 
takhallus Khadim, ib. 745. Maulawi Mustafa 'Ali- 
khan, with the takhallus Khushdil, a pupil of Maulawi 
Haidar 'AH of Sandilah, ib. 746. Khurshid Rajah 
Khushhaljand, under Sultan Muhammad Safawi, ib. 
747. AbiiMansur Muhammad bin Muhammad biu Ahmad 
Dakiki of Tus, the Samanide poet, on fol. i33 a . 748. 
Dikkhudai, i.e. Abu-alma'ali of Rai, an old poet, quoted 
by 'Aufi, ib. 749. Sa'd-aldin Mas'ud Daulatyar, also 
quoted by 'Aufi, ib. 750. Kadi Rukn-aldin Da'wadar, 
with the takhallus Da'wa, contemporary with Karnal- 
aldin Isma'il and Athir-aldin Aumani, ib. 751. Shah 
Dai of Shiraz, on fol. I33 b . 752. Darwish of Dihak 
(a quarter in the town of Kazwin), a contemporary of 
Jami, against whom he composed a satire, ib. 753. 
Diwana-i-'ishk, the nickname of a young man in 
Taki Auhadi's time, on fol. I34 a . 754. Maulana 
Darwish of Sarakhs, ib. 755. Dukhtar-i-Kashghari, 
the singer of Tughanshah Abu-almuwayyad, ib. 756. 
Dai of Khurasan, ib. 757. Dai of Shiraz, ib. 758. 
Mir Dauri of Ghur, whose name was Sultan Bayazid, 
ib. 759. Maulana Dawai, the brother of Hilali, on fol. 
134b. 760. Hakim 'Ain-almulk, also called Maulana 
Dawa'i, was sent by Akbar as ambassador to Rajah 
'Alikhan, ib. 761. Dakhli of Isfahan, came from "Irak 
during Akbar's reign, ib. 762. Mulla Darki of Kumm, 
ib. 763. Maulana Dust Muhammad, under Sultan 
Baikara, onfol. 135* 764. Dai of Anjudan, ib. 765. 
Da i of Isfahan, the son of Maulana Damiri, ib. 766. 
Mulla Da i of Ramadan, ib. 767. Mir Radi Danish of 
Mashhad, went to India under Shahjahan, ib. 768. 
Darwish Muhammad Kissakhwan, was in the service of 
Amirkhan-i-Turkman, on fol. 136*. 769. Bihzadbeg 
Dustak (a Turkish word, corresponding to the Arab.- 
Pers. Kaidi), ib. 770. Kadi Dawari of Kashan, ib. 771. 
Darwish Husain of Khurasan, lived at Shiraz; Mulla 
'Aufi was educated by him, ib. 772. Danahi of 
Nishapur, went to India under Akbar; according to 
Badauni, Danah is a village near Nishapur, where the 
poet lived a longer time, ib. 773. Jawahir La'l, with 
the takhallus Dabir, a young poet, who was not yet 
17 years old when the author wrote, on fol. 136b. 
774. Mirza Da'ud of Mashhad, was called as wazir to 
Isfahan by Sultan Husain Safawi, ib. 775. Dairi, ib. 
776. Mustafakhan Dauri, on fol. 137". 777. Daulat- 
khan Kakshal, one of Akbar's Amirs (Kakshal is a 
tribe of the Turkmans), ib. 778. Ibrahim Husain 
Dairi, ib. 779. Mir Zain-alabidin, with the takhallus 
Danish, the son of Nawwab Asafkhan Ja'far, quoted by 
Taki Auhadi, ib. 780. Khwajah Mir Dard, the son 
of Khwajah Muhammad Nasir, who was the pupil of 
Shaikh Sa'd-allah Gulshan, ib. 781. Mirza, Hashim, 
with the takhallus Dil, of Artiman (near Hamadan), 
contemporary with Muhammad 'Ali Hazin, ib. 782. 
Hasanbeg Dairi, ib. 783. Mirza Rafi' Dastur x went to 
India and entered the service of Nawwab Asafkhan 
Shahjahani, ib. 784. Mulla Fakhr-aldin Dana of 
Kashmir, lived at Shahjahanabad, on fol. 137b. 785. 

Mirza Da'ud, ib. 786. Mirza Hasan 'Ali Dastur of 
Isfahan, ib. 787. Lala Sarab Sukh, with the takhallus 
Diwana, lived at Lucknow (but his origin was from 
Lahur and Shahjahanabad), ib. 788. Amir Dhu- 
alfakar of Shirwan, was attached to the Khwarizmshah 
Sultan Muhammad, ib. 789. Maulana Haidar, with 
the takhallus Dhihui, lived in the Dakhan, and was the 
panegyrist of the 'Adilshah of Bijapur, ib. 790. 
Dhauki of Ardastan, whose name was 'Alishah, a 
contemporary of Hakim Shifa'i, on fol. I38 a . 791. 
Am ir Muhammad Amin Dhauki, a Turkman, lived at 
Kashan, on fol. 138b. 792. Mulla Dhihni, lived from 
Akbar's time till Shahjahan's, and wrote praises of Kash- 
mir and of the Wall of Balkh, Muhammadkhan, ib. 
793. Dhauki of Samarkand, on fol. 139a. 794. Mirza 
'Abdallah Dharrah, the son and heir of Mulla Muham- 
mad Bakir Majlis!, died according to 'Ali Hazin's 
ta'rikh, ^1 - ~, sL«, in the month Ramadan, A. h. 1137, 
ib. 795. Mulla Dhihni of Kashmir, ib. 796. Maulana 
Dhati, quoted by Amir 'Alishir, ib. 797. Isma'il 
Dhabih, ib. 798. Ustad Abii Muhammad 'Abdallah 
Muhammad al-Rudagi, the panegyrist of the Samanide 
prince Nasr bin Ahmad, ib. 799. Eashid-aldin Wat- 
wat bin 'Abd-aljalil alkatib albalklii al'umari, the great 
panegyrist of the Khwarizmshah Sultan Atsiz bin Mu- 
hammad, on fol. 139 1 '. 800. Radi-aldin of Nishapur, 
quoted by 'Aufi, on fol. 140b. 801. Imam-aldin Abu-al- 
kasim alrafi'i of Kazwin, died in the month Dhu-alka'dah, 
A. H. 623, on fol. I4i a . 802. Hakim Rafi'i, contem- 
porary with Firdausi, ib. 803. Rafi'-aldin Bakrani of 
Abhar, ib. 804. Rukn-aldin, his son, ib. 805. Rafi'- 
aldin Lunbani (Lunbau is a village near Isfahan), 
contemporary with Khwajah Jamal-aldin 'Abd-alrazzak 
and Athir-aldin Aumani, ib. 806. Aziz-aldin Rafi'i 
of Asfara'in, quoted by Aufi, ib. 807. Shaikh Radi- 
aldin 'Ali Lala, the son of Shaikh Thana'i's cousin 
Shaikh Sa'id, ou fol. 141b. 808. Khwajah Rashid- 
aldin of Hamadan, the author of the Jami'-altawarikh- 
i-Rashidi, ib. 809. Rabi'ah, daughter of Ka'b-alfarwari, 
quoted by 'Aufi, ib. 810. Radi-aldin Baba, was for a 
short time governor of Bakr under Abakakhau, then 
removed and succeeded by Jaliil-aldin Hasan, ib. 811. 
Hakim Abubakr Muhammad 'Ali alruhani of Samar- 
kand, quoted by 'Aufi, ib. 812. Shaikh Euzbahan 
albakli alshirazi, with the Kuuyah Abu Muhammad 
bin Abi Nasrbakli, author of the commentary on the 
Kuran tafsir-i-'ara'is, ib. 813. llukn-aldin Sain, a kadi's 
son of Simnan, lived in the time of Tugha Timurkhan, 
the grandson of Gingizkhan, on fol. 142 s . 814. Mulla 
Rustam, born in a village near Bistam, ib. 815. Sayyid 
'Almasab Sharaf-aldin Rida of Sabzwar, composed a 
kasidah in reply to one of Amir Khusrau's, the beginning 
of which runs thus: Jl ^ij* ».: .'■ ) L., ib. 816. Rukn- 
aldin Hakim, quoted^- by Taki Auhadi, on fol. 142b. 
817. Ruhi of Tabriz, ib. ' 818. Mirza Eafi'-aldin 
Haidar Mu'ammai, with the takhallus Rafi'i of Kashan, 
a great composer of chronograms, and contemporary of 
Faidi, ib. 819. Mulla Abd-alrashid, the author of the 
Farhang-i-Rashidi, which was dedicated to the emperor 
Shahjahan, on fol. 143". 820. Khwajah Yusuf-aldin 
Muhammad Raja'i of Isfahan, ib. 821. Rashid-aldiu 
Ahmad Kazaruni, a contemporary of Jami, ib. 822. 




Maulana Hajai of Harat, whose name was Hasan 'Ali, 
wrote a work on music, ib. 823. Nawwab Mirza 'Abd- 
alrahim Khankhanan, the son and heir of Nawwab 
Bairamkhan, a contemporary of Faidi, Rasmi, Nau'i, 
and other poets in Akbar's reign, ib. 824. Razi of 
Baghdad, on fol. i43 b . 825. Mir Rafi'-aldin Kash!, 
quoted in the Haft Iklim, ib. 826. Maulana Muham- 
mad Eidai Kashi, contemporary with 'Urfi, ib. 827. 
Maulana Riyadi of Samarkand, quoted by Mir'Alishir,on 
fol. I44 a . 828.Rashidi.onfol.144b. 829. Mirza Rahim 
of Tabriz, ib. 830. Rahimi of Bukhara, quoted in the 
Haft Iklim, ib. 831. Mir Razi of Harat, ib. 832. 
Baughani, went to India under Akbar, ib. 833. 
Maulana Raha'i, went to India at the same time, 
ib. 834. Raha'i of Ardastan, ib. 835. Maulana 
Raha'i, ib. 836. Shaikh Bahai, ib. 837. Maulana 
Eawaji, a pupil of Jami, ib. 838. Maulana Jala! 
Bafi'i, ib. 839. Khwajah Bazi, brother of Muhammad 
Sharif Hijri, ib. 840. Bustam Ali, ib. 841. Hasan- 
beg Raff of Mashhad, lived at Shahjahan's court, and 
was a panegyrist of Dara, Shukuh, ib. 842. Maulana 
Amirshah Bida, quoted in the Haft Iklim, on fol. 1 46 a . 
843. Muhammad Rida of Turbat, with the two takhal- 
luses Rida and Dauri, quoted by Taki Auliadi, ib. 844. 
Maulana Razi, ib. 845. Another Maulana Razi, ib. 
846. Maulana Eafiki, ib. 847. Kadi Ruh-allah, the 
brother of Kadi Sharafjahan Kazwini, lived under Shah 
Tahmasp, ib. 818. Maulana Rashki of Hamadan, whose 
name is Muhsinbeg, very clever in music, contemporary 
with the preceding one, ib. 849. Hakim Rushdi, under 
Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 147*. 850. Badiyyah, born at 
Isfahan, is supposed to have been Shah 'Abbas' sweet- 
heart, ib. 851. Maulana Zain-al'abidin Rahimi of Tun, 
contemporary with Taki Auliadi, ib. 852. Maulana 
Rasmi, ib. 853. Buhani, a panegyrist of Sultan Husain 
Baikara, ib. 854. Ruhi of Hurmuz, ib. 855. Kuli 
Rami ofYazd, a barber, quoted by Taki Auliadi, ib. 856. 
Abii-alkasim Jianizi, went to India, ib. 857. Kadi 
Radi-aldin Muhsin of Isfahan, with the takhallus Radi, 
went as Shah 'Abbas' ambassador to Shahjahan. ib. 
858. Mirza Radi of Artiman (near Hamadan), contem- 
porary with Taki Auhadi; his son was Mirza Ibrahim 
Adham, on fol. I47 b . 859. Maulana .Muhammad Rida 
of Juwain, under Shah 'Abbas, on fol. 149°. 860. 
Rashidi Rafi'i, quoted by Taki Auhadi. ib. 861. Mu- 
hammad Rida Pasha, quoted by Taki Auhadi and Tahir 
Nasrabadi, ib. 862. .Mir Rasti of Tabriz, ib. '863. 
'Abd-alrazzak Yazdi, with the takhallus Rasmi, under 
Jaliangir, ib. 864. Raunaki of Hamadan, went to 
India under Shahjahan, was a good musician, on fol. 
I49 b . 865. Mulla Ruhi of Hamadan, under Shah 
Abbas, ib. 866. Hakim Shah Rida, went to India 
under Akbar, ib. 867. Rumi, contemporary with Taki 
Auhadi, ib. 868. Shaikh Ramzi of Isfahan, with tlie 
name Muhammad Hadi, ib. 869. Maulana Rushani of 
Hamadan, went to India in Akbar's time, ib. 870. 
Maulana Rifati of Tabriz, went to India at the same 
time, ib. 871. Mirza Sa'd-aldin Rakim, son of Khwa- 
jah Tnayat, a merchant of Mashhad, was afterwards 
appointed wazirof Khurasan by Shah Sulaiman Safawi, 
ib. 872. Mulla Raf i of Bukhara, entered Abu-alfadl's 
service, on fol. 150". 873. Rafi'a of Na'in, quoted 
by Tahir Nasrabadi, ib. 874. Sultan 'Alibeg Rahi 

Shamlu, one of Shah 'Abbas' Mirzas, ib. 875. Sayyid 
Murtada Radi of Shiraz, on fol. I50 b . 876. Bida of 
Nishapur, ib. 877. Sayyid Jalal Rida, lived under 
Shahjahan, ib. 878. Mirza Muhammad Bida, was 
wazir of Adharbaijan under Shah 'Abbas, ib. 879. Mu- 
hammad Bidai Radi of Isfahan, went to India, ib. 
880. Kadi Mir Muhammad Rida, ib. 881. Muhammad 
Ridabeg of Hamadan, ib. 882. Mir Muhammad Rida, 
was wazir of Kumm under Shah Sulaiman, on fol. 151 11 . 
883. Mirza Muhammad Rida of Kumshah, ib. 884. Aka 
Radi of Kumm, ib. 885. Muhammad Rida of Khwan- 
sar, ib. 886. Muharmnad Zaman Rasikh of Sirhind, 
was attached to Aurangzib's son Muhammad A'zaro- 
shah, quoted by Tahir Nasrabadi, ib. 887. Muhammad 
'Ali Ra'ij of Siyalkilt, contemporary with 'Abd-alkadir 
Bidil, Shaikh Nasir 'Ali, Fakir-allah Afarin, etc., ib. 
888. Mir Ja'far Ruhi, born in the district of Lucknow, 
contemporary with Fakir and Mir Muhammad Amin, 
called Burhan-almulk, on fol. 15 i b . 889. Mirza Ja'far 
Rahib, grandson of Mirza Rafi' of Na'in, quoted by 
"Walib, ib. 890. Aka. Rida, son of Maulana Muhammad 
Gilanl, quoted by Shaikh Ali Hazin, on fol. 152 s . 891. 
.Muhammad Bida of Lahijan, quoted by Khan Arzu, on 
fol. 152''. 892. Kalb Husain Raghib of Tabriz, ib. 
893. Mirza Lzadbakhsh Rasa, son of Jahangir's wazir 
Asafkhan Ja'far Kazwini, lived under Aurangzib, quoted 
by Khan Arzu, ib. 894. 'Akilkhan Razi, whose name 
u a Mir Askari, son of Mir Muhammad Taki 'Akilkhan, 
one of Aurangzib's Amirs, ib. 895. Fasahatkhan Razi 
of Kashmir, died at Shahjahanabad in Muhammad- 
ehah's reign, on fol. 153*. 896. Rashida Zargar (the 
goldsmith) of Isfahan, quoted by Saib in his (_^Lj and 
by Tahir Nasrabadi, ib. 897. Muhammad Salih Rafi'i 
of Lahijan, entered Bahadurshah's service, ib. 898. 
Rahib, born near Isfahan, on fol. I53 b . 899. Mirza 
Muhammad Rida, son of Mirza Muhammad Bakir Maj- 
lisi, ib. 900. Muhammad Babi' of Isfahan, a bookseller, 
ib. 901. Mir Baunak of Shiraz, whose first takhallus 
was Samandar, ib. 902. Mirza Muhammad Bida of 
Shiraz, ib. 903. Mirza Sayyid Bida, son of Mirza Shah 
Taki of Isfahan, commonly called JL^tA uV=- (sUi, ib. 
904. Muhammad Bahimkhan of Karail, son of Shah 
Wirdi, the ruler of Karail, was afterwards in Muham- 
madshah's service, ib. 905. Muhammad Bafik Sabzi- 
firush (the greengrocer) of Isfahan, seems to be quite 
a modern poet, and contemporary with the author of 
this tadhkirah, ib. 906. Maulana Wahid Eawani of 
Akbarabad, on fol. I54 b . 907. Ahsan-allah Radi, one 
of Mirza 'Abd-alghanibeg Kabul's pupils, lived under 
Muhammadshah, ib. 908. Sayyid Muhammadkhan 
Bashid of Shahjahanabad, 28 years old, a. h. 1217, ib. 
909. Bida, of Mashhad, on fol. 155 s . 910. Burhan Ali- 
khan Bahin, the son of Shaikh Mu'izz-aldinkhan of 
Lucknow, contemporary with the author, ib. 911. Aka 
Babi', the son of Aka, Radi of Khwansar and nephew to 
Aka Jamil, went to India in Muhammadshah's reign, 
A. H. 1 1 60, on fol. 1 56 1 '. 912. Muhammad Rida of Kash- 
mir, ib. 913. Mulla, Abd-alrashid, ib. 914. Mir Kamal- 
aldin Ruswa,, ib. 915. Nawwab Riih-allahkhan, one of 
Ni'mat-allah Wall's sons, and of Shahjahan's famous 
Amirs.ib. 916. Mirza Rafi' Rifi' of Yazd, ib. 917. Ragii 
Pandit, with the takhallus Ragii, on fol. 157*. 918. 




Rahib, a Hindu of Kashmir, went to Dihli, ib. 919. 
Malik Muhammad Habit, kept a library in Isfahan, ib. 
920. Rabit Kalandar, lived in Kashmir, ib. 921. 
Riyadi, ib. 922. Shaikh Rashid of Kashmir, was secre- 
tary to Nawwab Fadilkhan, the governor of Kashmir, 
ib. 923. Arshad 'Ali Rasai, pupil of Nawwab Rushan- 
aldaulah's teacher, ib. 924. Maulana Imam-aldin Riyadi 
of Lahur ; his grandfather had lived in Dihli ; his father, 
Maulawi Lutf-allah, was a great geometrician and also 
a clever poet, with the takhallus Muhandis, ib. 925. 
Zinati 'alawi of Sijistan, a poetess in Sultan Mahmud 
ofGhazna's time, on fol. i57 b . 926. 'Abdallah Zaki, 
the teacher of Kadi Baidawi and Kutb-aldin 'Allamah 
of Shiraz, ib. 927. Zain-aldin Sanjari, quoted in the 
Haft Iklim, ib. 928. Latif-aldin Zaki of Kashghar, 
originally of Maragha, under Sultan Sanjar, quoted by 
'Aufi, ib. 929. Zari Kamaneanawaz of Shiraz, contem- 
porary with Taki Auhadi, ib. 930. Amir Zain, ib. 

931. Bibi Zairi, contemporary with Taki Auhadi, ib. 

932. Shaikh Zain-aldin, a pupil of Shaikh 'Abd-alsaniad 
Misri, ib. 933. Zulali of Harat, quoted by 'Alishir, on 
fol. i58 a . 934. Amir Zain-al'abidih of Taharan, quoted 
in the Haft Iklim, ib. 935. Zaki of Hamadan, ib. 
936. Maulana Hakim Zulali, the author of the i\!L~ f-~~, 
pupil of Mirza Jalal Asir, on fol. I58 b . 937. Muham- 
mad Kasim Kazi of Isfahan, on fol. 159 s . 938. Mau- 
lana Zajri, ib. 939. Amir Nazar Zamani, went to 
India under Akbar, quoted in the Haft Iklim, ib. 940. 
Mir Zamani, contemporary with Taki Auhadi, ib. 941. 
Maulana Zamani of Yazd, went twice to India, ib. 

942. Mirza, Muhammad Zaman, with the takhallus 
Zamani, contemporary with Taki Auhadi, on fol. 159''. 

943. Zainkhan Kuka, one of Akbar's Amirs, ib. 944. 
Maulana Zinati, contemporary with Taki Auhadi, ib. 
945. Sayyid Hasan Zinati of Natanza, ib. 946. Zinati 
of Gilan, ib. 947. Zamanai Zarkash (the gold-beater) 
of Isfahan, ib. 948. Za'ira of Hamadan, went to India, 
ib. 949. Mir Zindadil, ib. 950. Zanbalbeg (in the 
index called Zainbeg), ib. 951. Haji Zaman, a shoe- 
maker, ib. 952. Zaki, a son of Khwajah Ghiyath Naksh- 
band, lived in Isfahan, on fol. i6o a . 953. Mirza Zain- 
al'abidin of Shahrastan, ib. 954. Zain-aldin Mahmud, 
ib. 955. Zamanai Hinnatarash (the saddle-maker), ib. 

956. Zamanai Nakkash (the painter) of Ardastan, ib. 

957. Zain-al'abidin of Astarabad, ib. 958. Za'ira of 
Shushtar, contemporary with 'Ali Hazin, ib. 959. Za ira 
of Hamadan, went to India, ib. 960. Za'ira of Dama- 
ghan, ib. 961. Zair of Taharan, ib. 962. Mir Zamani, 
ib. 963. Zamana Lahiji, never went to India, ib. 964. 
Mirza Kasim Zahid of Isfahan, ib. 965. Maulana Zaina, 
ib. 966. Mulla, Muhammad Zirak Zaki of Kashmir, 
ib. 967. Nawwab Zib-alnisa Begam, eldest daughter 
of Aurangzib, a good poetess, ib. 968. Hakim Shaikh 
Sana'i, the author of the Hadikah and five other math- 
nawis: a. jLxll Jl jLjJI ^*, b. t^XjjS] c. jJyk 
l _j-i-K : -'', d. n-oli ys-, e. «~«lj Jic ; born, according to 
Taki Auhadi, already in Sultan Muhammad of Ghazna's 
reign, on fol. i6o b . 969. Sultan Jalal-aldin Sulaiman- 
shah, nephew of Sultan Sa'id Sanjar bin Malikshah, 
quoted by 'Aufi, on fol. 164 s . 970. Hakim Mahmud 
ibn 'Ali Sama'i, a panegyrist of the Saljuks, quoted by 
'Aufi, ib. 971. Hakim ibn Ahmad Saifi of Nishapur, 

under the Saljuks, the author of the s_oli ,jjLc, quoted 
by 'Aufi, on fol. 164b. 972. Sana-aldin Arkam alfarsi, 
the brother of the Atabeg, quoted by 'Aufi, ib. 973. 
Shaikh Muslih-aldin Sa'di of Shiraz, ib. 974. Mau- 
lana Jamal-aldin Muhammad Salman of Siiwa, the 

author of the 

-jy* 5 

and the s-°li jjLs, on 

fol. i7i b . 975. Shaikh Sa'd-aldin Hamawi, a pupil of 
Shaikh Najm-aldin Kubra, on fol. i74 a . 976. Sa'd- 
aldin, one of the older poets, ib. 977. Sadid-aldin 
A'war, a contemporary of Athir-aldin Akhsikati, on fol. 
i74 b . 978. Siraji of Asfarain, ib. 979. Sa'd Warrak, 
quoted by Taki Auhadi, ib. 980. Hakim Suzani of 
Samarkand, with his full name, Shams-aldin Abubakr 
Muhammad ibn'Ali,ib. 981. Amir-i-Kabir Nizam-aldin 
Shaikh Ahmad Suhaili, of Gaghatai origin, Persian and 
Turkish poet, was in Sultan Husain Mirza's service ; 
Husain Wa'iz dedicated the Anwar-i-Suhaili to him, on 
fol. 175 s . 982. Saif-aldin Asfarangi, flourished in Alp 
Arslan, the Khwarizmshah's reign, ib. 983. Sa'id of 
Harat, the teacher of Pur-i-bahai J ami, quoted by Dau- 
latshah, like the preceding poet, on fol. 1 75 b . 984. Sal- 
jukshah bin Salgharshah, one of the Sultans of Shiraz, 
ib. 985. Sultan Khwarizmshah, quoted by 'Aufi, on 
fol. 1 7 6 a . 986. Hakim Sanjari, one of the older poets, 
quoted by Taki Auhadi, ib. 987. Sultan Suwaidak, 
quoted by the same, ib. 988. Shaikh Saif-aldin Ba- 
kharzi, a pupil of Shaikh Najm-aldin Kubra, died A. H. 
658, under Hulagukhan, buried at Bukhara, ib. 989. 
Khan Zamankhan bin Haidar Sultan Uzbeg Shaibani, 
with the takhallus Sultan, was, together with his brother 
Bahadurkhan, in Humayun's service, quoted by Badauni, 
on fol. 176''. 990. 'Ala-aldin Saifi of Nishapur, ib. 991. 
Saifi of Bukhara, contemporary with Jam!, author of the 
j-i^, ^j jS-, on fol. 177a. 992. Maulana Said, one of 
Taki Auhadi's pupils, quoted by Khan Arzii, ib. 993. 
Sayyid Siraj-aldin of Sijistan, a panegyrist of Nasir- 
aldin Mahmud bin Sabuktagin, ib. 994. Khwajah Sa'd 
bin Salman, the father of Mas'ud bin Sa'd bin Salman, 
ib. 995. Maulana Saili of Khurasan, on fol. 17 7''. 996. 
Sauda of Hamadan, flourished, like the preceding poet, 
under Sultan Husain Baikara, ib. 997. Sakkai Bah- 
rain, one of Shaikh Haji Muhammad Khabushani's 
pupils, ib. 998. Khwajah Sa'd-i-Gul of Shiraz, on fol. 
I78 a . 999. Maulana Sarwi, ib. 1000. Shahziida Sam 
Mirza, ibn Shah Ismail, the author of the ^L- ti^, ib. 
1001. Shaikh Sami Jaza'iri, of Arabic origin, was born 
in Mashhad, where his father used to live, went afterwards 
to India during Akbar's reign, ib. 1002. Salik of Ka- 
shan, whose original name was Muhammad 'Ali, contem- 
porary with Taki Auhadi, ib. 1003. Mahmudbeg Salim, 
the author of the three mathnawis, li.. .+j>, t_»L_aLi<, and 
Li^j j «-a-^J, on fol. 1Y8 1 '. 1004. Salami of Isfahan, 
the brother of Kalami, quoted in the Haft Iklim, ib. 
1005. Samiri of Tun, with his original name Muham- 
mad Kasim, contemporary with Taki Auhadi, ib. 1006. 
Samiri, the father of Haidari of Tabriz, who went to 
India under Akbar, ib. 1007. Sultan Muhammad 
Sailaki (Sailak is a place in the district of Kandahar), 
contemporary with Mulla, Kasim Kahi, ib. 1008. Mirza- 
beg Sipihri,died a. 11. 979 in India, on fol. 179 s . 1009. 
Sahmi of Bukhara, flourished under Akbar, ib. 1010. 
Maulana. Saghari of Khurasan, on fol. 1 79 b . 1011. 




Maulana Sami of Khurasan, ib. 1012. Sa'd-aklin 
Alala, ib. 1013. Surudi of Khurasan, quoted by Taki 
Auhadi, ib. 1014. Saifi, one of Sultan Shahrukh's 
Mirzadas, ib. 1015. Maulana Muhammad Sharif Sar- 
madi of Isfahan, went to India under Akbar, highly 
praised by Badauni, ib. 1016. Maulana Simi of Nisha- 
piir, was a schoolmaster in Mashhad, good penman, poet, 
composer of riddles, etc., contemporary with the Shah- 
zada 'Ala-aldaulah Baisunghar, ib. 1017. Maulana 
Sahabi of Astarabad, quoted by Taki Auhadi, on fol. 
i8o a . 1018. Sanjari, on fol. i8i a . 1019. Mir Sanjar, 
with Iiis original name, Muhammad Hashim, the son of 
Mir Haidar Mu'amma'i, went with his father several 
times to India under Shahjahan, author of a khamsah 
and another mathnawi, ib. 1020. Mulla, Sa'il of Dama- 
wand, on fol. i8i b . 1021. Salik of Yazd, went to 
India under Shahjahan, on fol. i82 a . 1022. Muham- 
mad Ibrahim Salik of Kazwin, went at the same time 
to Shahjahanabad, ib. 1023. Muhammad Kuli Salim 
of Taharan, went also to India under Shahjahan, ib. 
1024. Sultan Sulaiman ibn Shah Tahmasp, on fol. 
i83 a . 1025. Sa'ira of Mashhad, ib. 1026. Kafilanbeg 
Sipahi, originally of Samarkand, flourished in India 
under Shahjahan, ib. 1027. Sag-i-lawand (see p. 225, 
No. 427) of Kazwin, with the takhallus Sag, on fol. 184*. 
1028. Mir Sayyid 'Ali, with the takhallus Sayyid, lived 
in Isfahan and went afterwards to India under Shahjahan, 
ib. 1029. Mulla Abu Muhammad Sarabi of Siyalkiit, 
lived in Akbarabad under Jahangir, ib. 1030. Salihai 
Sitar, lived with I'tikadkhan, the son of Nawwab 
Asafkhan, and went afterwards with Nawwab Shayis- 
takhan to Bangalah, ib. 1031. Hakim Sa'idai Sarmad 
Majdhub, an Armenian, flourished under Shahjahan 
and Aurangzib, ib. 1032. Mir Sayyid Kashl,on fol. i84 b . 
1033. Mir Jalal-aldin Siyadat of Lahur, one of the grand- 
sons of Maulana Jamal-aldin Muhaddith, the author of 
the Raudat-alahbab, who went from Shiraz to India 
and settled down in Lahur, ib. 1034. Muhammad 
Afdal Sarkhwush, the author of the well-known tadh- 
kirah Kalimat-alshu'ara, on fol. 1851. 1035. Mir Hamil 
Suzi, born in Lahur, entered Shahjahan's service, 
on fol. l85 b . 1036. Sayyid 'Alikhan, in Aurangzib's 
service, on fol. i86 a . 1037. Sa'ida Lahiji, a merchant 
and poet, lived under Shahjahan, ib. 1038. Mir Mu- 
hammad Husain Sur'at of Amul, ib. 1039. Mirza 
Sulaiman Jabiri, with the takhallus Salman, born at 
Taharan, was wazir under Isma'il Mirza and Sultan 
Muhammad Khudabanda, ib. 1040. Saluki of Ardas- 
tan, ib. 1041. Sairi of Ghazna, went to India under 
Akbar, ib. 1042. Maulana Sairi of Jarbadkan, on fol. 
1 86 b . 1043. Mir Sairi of Jarbadkan, ib. 1044. Mir 
Sairi, known as ' Nafah,' ib. 1045. Maulana Sairi of 
Mashhad, ib. 1,046. Siyaki, died a.h. 974, ib. 1047. 
Sipahi, died at Agra, A. H. 978, ib. 1048. Haji Faridun 
Sabik, went to India, ib. 1049. Sa'idai Nakshband 
(the painter) of Yazd, lived at Isfahan, ib. 1050. Mau- 
lana, Samai the oculist, quoted by Taki Auhadi, ib. 
1051. Sakhi of Kirman, quoted by All Hazin, on fol. 
187*. 1052. Maulana Sultan Muhammad Khandan, 
quoted by Amir 'Alishir, ib. 1053. Khwajah Sultan 
Muhammad of Kumm, ib. 1054. Sultan Muhammad 
of Rasht, ib. 1055. Sultan Muhammad of Turbat, ib. 
1056. Salimi Kalandar ' Turkman, ib. 1057. Mirza 

Muhsin Sairi of Kazwin, went to India in Akbar's 
reign, ib. 1058. Mirza Amin Sakit, went to India and 
entered the service of Nawwab Shayistakhan bin Asaf- 
khan, ib. 1 059. Mirza Sa'iba of Isfahan, with the takhal- 
lus Sayyid, one of Shaikh 'Ali Hazin's contemporaries, ib. 
1060. MuhammadKasimSiraji of Jitjarm,livedinlsfahan, 
also contemporary with 'Ali Hazin, ib. 1061. 'Alambeg 
Sururi of Kabul, was in Jahangir's service, ib. 1062. Mau- 
lana, Muhammad Kasim Sururi of Kashan, contemporary 
with Tali i Auhadi, on fol. 187^. 1063. Sururi ofYazd, 
went, like the former, to India, ib. 1064. Maulana Suzi of 
Sa,wa,ib. 1065.Baba,Saudai of Abiward, flourished under 
Shahrukh, ib. 1066. Maulana Hasan Salimi, originally 
of Tun, lived in Sabzwar, on fol. i88 a . 1067. Mirza 
Sanjar ibnMir Mirau, grandson of Shah Tahmasp from the 
mother's side, ib. 1068. Sikandar of Mazandaran, with 
his original name, Muhammad B,ida, ib. 1069. Sikan- 
darbeg Muushi, the author of the hi Jlc i^L), ib. 
1070. Maulana Jalal Sipihri, ib. 1071. SihriSf Eai, 
ib. 1072. 'Abdallah Sihri of Akbarabad, ib. 1073. 
Muhammad Ahsan Sami', one of the ancient Mirzadas 
of Hindustan ; his first takhallus was Tshrat, after- 
wards he assumed that of Sami', on fol. i88 b . 1074. 
Hafiz Sa'id, one of Kasim Anwar's pupils, ib. 1075. 
Maulana Sultan 'Ali of Mashhad, ib. 1076. Shah 
Hasan of Arghun, with the takhallus Sipahi, quoted by 
Taki Auhadi, ib. 1077. Sa'id of Harat, ib. 1078. 
Mirza Sa'id of Kumshah, ib. 1079. Surudi of Khwansar, 
ib. 1080. Mir'Sayyid 'Ali of Tabriz, ib. 1081. Sayyid 
Muhammad Najafi, ib. 1082. Sauda of Gujarat, ib. 
1083. Mir Husain Sahwi of Tabriz, ib. 1084. Mulla 
Suhaili of Simnan, ib. 1085. Lutf 'Alibeg Sami, ib. 
1086. Shaikh Muhammad Sa'id Kuraishi of Multan, 
contemporary with Shirkhan, who quotes him in his 
tadhkirah : he was at first in Sultan Muradbakhsh's ser- 
vice, went then to Ahmadabad in Gujarat, afterwards to 
Shahjahanabad, was a short time with Dara Shukuh,and 
entered at last 'Alamgir's service, ib. 1 087. Zamanabeg 
Susani, son of Ghayurbeg of Kabul, who was sur- 
named Mahabatkhan, in Jahangir's reign, on fol. 190". 
1088. Mirza Sanjarbeg, ib. 1089. 'Abd-alkhalik Sa- 
mandar, son of Maulana Malik of Kumm, died at 
Lahur, a.h. 1016, ib. 1090. Sa'id-aldin Hiraskani, 
quoted by Taki Auhadi, ib. 1091. Mirza Zahid Ali- 
khan, with the takhallus Sakha, son of Mirza Sa'd- 
aldin Lari and contemporary with Ali Hazin, who 
mentions him in his tadhkirah ; he was in Muhammad- 
shah's service, ib. 1092. Mirza Ibrahimbeg Salik, 
quoted in Walih's Riyad-alshu'ara, on fol. I90 b . 1093. 
Aka Bani Sakhun, whom Walih saw in Shiraz, ib. 
1094. Mir Lutf-allah Salim of Kashmir, quoted by 
Tahir Nasrabadi, ib. 1095. Haji Muhammad Aslam 
Salim of Kashmir, a Brahman, who was converted to 
the Islam under Aurangzib, ib. 1096. Mulla Sati' of 
Kashmir, entered at Shahjahanabad the service of 
Nawwab Samsam-aldaulah Khan Daurankhan, ib. 
1097. Khadijah Sultan, with the takhallus Sultan, the 
daughter of Fath 'Alikhan, quoted by Walih, on fol. 
191 11 . 1098. Mulla, 'Ali Akbar Sauda of Kumm, was 
brought up in Isfahan, went to India together with 
"Walih, and entered Muhammadshah's service, ib. 
1099. Sadah Rinah (5.4, sjw-, or, according to the 

index, s-u, 5 

u ), a Hindu in Kashmir, ib. 

1100. Si- 




kandar of Kashmir, lived in Shahjahamibad, ib. 1101. 
Abu-alkasira Salik, a kalandar, ib. 1102. Mirza, Mu- 
hammad Tahir Sakhunwar in Kashmir, ib. 1103. Sa'id 
Baba Mishkati in Kashmir, ib. 1104. Khwajah 'Abd- 
allah Sali, ib. 1105. Nawwab Sayyid Salabatkhau, 
with the takhallus Sayyid of Isfahan, born in Hindu- 
stan, brother-in4aw of Farrukhsiyar, became Amir- 
alumarii under Ahmadshah, on fol. ioi b . 1106. Sar- 
shar, ib. 1107. Mirza Sayyid Muhammad, ib. 1108. 
Mirza Nasir Saman, ib. 1 109. Khwajah 'Abdallah Sami, 
•went from Lahur to Dihli, ib. 1110. Sarush, ib. 1111. 
Mir Raunak Samandar, ib. 1112. Su'ali of Tun, ib. 
1113. Sayyid Sa'd-aldin, ib. 1114. Sajid of Kazwin, 
ib. 1115. Mirza, yi> (^ ?) Sukun, ib. 1116. Saifkhan 
ibn Tarbiyyatkhan 'Alamgiri in Kashmir, ib. 1117. 
Sadr-alajall Skihab-aldaulah Sharaf-almulk, author of 
the U~I-}I1 c_>L^T li ve( i under Sultan Mahinud bin 
Sabuktagin, quoted by 'Aufi, on fol. iQ2 a . 1118. 
'Ala-almulk Sharaf-aldin, also quoted by 'Aufi, ib. 1119. 
Amir-alajall Shams-aldin Muhammad of Nasa, quoted 
by 'Aufi, ib. 1120. Sharaf-aldin ibn Rashid Muham- 
mad of Ghazna, ib. 1121. Kadi Shams-aldin Mansur, 
quoted by 'Aufi, on fol. 192b. 1122. Kadi Shams-aldin 
Mahmud" albalkhi, quoted by 'Aufi, ib. 1123. Shams- 
aldin albakilani albalkhi, lived in 'Aufi's time in Samar- 
kand, on fol. 193*. 1124. Shams-aldin Muhammad 
of Sijistan, author of the tf.j*^ £-*?°, ib. 1125. Sha- 
raf-aldin Muhammad alfarahi, ib. 1126. Sharaf- 
aldaulah Muhammad Shufurwah, contemporary with 
Sultan Arslan bin Tughrul, on fol. i93 b . 1127. Shams- 
aldin Muhammad ibn al-Tughan alkirmani, lived in 
Harat, on fol. 194 s . 1128. Shaikh Abu-alhasan Shahid 
of Balkh, lived under the Samanide princes, and was 
a friend of Rudagi, who composed an elegy on Sha- 
hid's death, ib. 1129. Shams-aldin Muhammad bin 
'Abd-alkarim altabsi, lived in Samarkand, contemporary 
with the Kadi Sadr-alshari'ah, ib. 1 1 30. Hadrat Shaikh 
Shihab-aldin Abu Hafs 'Umar bin Muhammad albakri 
alsuhrawardi, nourished under Sultan Muhammad (comp. 

the ^LiT^U* ^ip), author of the «-i,^, JU-J1 ~2,j, 
idl Sks\, etc., on fol. 194b. 1131. Hadrat Shah of 
Sanjau (near Khwaf), quoted by Taki Auhadi, ib. 1132. 
Shah Sharaf Abu 'Ali Kalandar, went from the 'Irak to 
India and settled in a village not far from Dihli ; he 
was in friendly connection with Shams Tabriz! and 
Jalal-aldin Rumi ; Amir Khusrau visited him at his 
residence, on fol. 195*. 1133. Hakim Sharaf Mukbil, 
on fol. 196' 1 . 1134. Sharaf-alhukanra Shamsi Dahis- 
tani, ib. 1135. Sharaf-aldin Hajdahi of Khwaf, quoted 
by 'Aufi, ib. 1136. Shihab-aldin Ahmad bin alniu'- 
ayyad alsamarkandi, ib. 1137. Shams-aldin Muhammad 
of Transoxauia, a clever satirist, on fol. 196b. 1138. 
Hakim Shamsi alarij albukhari, ib. 1139. Maulana 
Sharaf-aldin ibn Fakhr-aldin of Bukhara, ib. 1140. 
Sharaf-aldin Tusi, ib. 1141. Kadi Shams-aldin, one of 
the 'Ulamas of Nishapur, ib. 1142. Sharaf-aldin Fadl- 
allah Shirazi, ib. 1143. Hadrat Sharaf-aldin ibn 
Yahya Muniri, a famous letter-writer, on fol. I97 a - 

1144. Shams-aldin, panegyrist of Kilij Tughajkhan, ib. 

1145. Maulana Shams-aldin Dabir, contemporary with 
Amir Khusrau and panegyrist of Nasir-aldin Mahmud 

bin Shams-aldin Altamish,to whom the t^-oli ^U-I> are 
dedicated, ib. 1146. Shihab Mihmarah Bada'uni, pane- 
gyrist of Sultan Rukn-aldin Firilzshah bin Shams-aldin 
Altamish,ib. 1147. Sayyid Shams-aldin Muhammad An- 
dijant, in Sultan Husain Mirzas time, ib. 1 148. Khwa- 
jah Shams-aldin Muhammad Sahib-di wan, a very learned 
man, author of a commentary on the »4— -~^, killed by 
order of Arghunkhan, onfol. 197''. 1149. Malik Shams- 
aldin, according to some a relation of Sultan Sanjar, was 
the first Kurt-king, and defeated Hulagiikhan's army, ib. 

1150. Shah Pur-i-Abhari, a pupil of Zahir-aldin Fiiryabi, 
in Sultan Muhammad bin Tukush's time, wrote several 
treatises on epistolography, etc. ; he died in Tabriz ; his 
grave is by the side of Khakani's and Faryabi's, ib. 

1151. Maulana Sharaf-aldin 'Ali Yazdi, author of the 
Zafarnama, ib. 1152. Shihab-aldin Khalid, on fol. 
198*. 1153. Mirza, Abu-alkasim Shaukati, son of 
Mirza, Kamran ibn Sultan Zahir-aldin Babar, nephew 
of Humayun, was imprisoned in the fortress of Gwaliyar 
and afterwards executed, A. h. 973 (chronogram, jjUj 
^LiJ } r Li ^Li j\), ib. 1154. Mir Sayyid 
Sharif .Tuijaui, lived in Shiraz, ib. 1155. Maulana 
'Ali Shihab Tarshizi, contended in poetry with Shaikh 
Adhuri, ib. 1156. Amir Shahi Sabzwari, with his real 
name, Aka Malik bin Malik Jamal-aldin Firuzkuhi, 
favourite of prince Baisunkar bin Shahrukh, died a. h. 
857, on fol. 198 15 . 1157. Maulana Shibli, on fol. 199''. 
1158. Sayyid Husain Shuhudi, ib. 1159. Maulana 
Shuhudi Khurasani, ib. 1160. Mulla Sharif Amuli, 
went to India and entered Akbar's service, famous by a 
i _ / - !r ^>< j U •' sJ^-oi, which is usually ascribed to him, 
although perhaps some other Shuhudi may claim its 
authorship, ib. 1161. Malik Shirazi, with the takhallus 
Shi'ri, on fol. 20 r a . 1162. Shah Mir of Kumm, ib. 
1163. Shaikhzada Piirani, that is, the son of Shaikh 
Abu Sa'id Puriini, ib. 1164. Mirza, Sharaf (not Ashraf, 
as the text reads), son of Kadi Jahan of Kazwin and 
protege of Shah Tahmasp Safawi, through whose 
favour- he rose to the rank of wazir, ib. 1165. Mau- 
lana Shahidi of Kumm, went to India and lived in 
Ahmadabad in Gujarat, where he was assassinated, on 
fol. 202 a . 1166. Maulana Sharaf Bafiki ( L /s^->.), on 
fol. 203 s . 1167. Malik Shams-aldin, ib. 1168. Mirza, 
Shah Husain of Isfahan, wazir of Shah Isma'il Safawi, 
ib. H69. Maulana, Shamsi of Hamadan, ib. 1170. 
Shamsi of Badakhshan, ib. 1171. Mulla, Sharif of Tabriz, 
a pupil of Maulana Lisani of Shiraz, ib. 1172. Shams- 
aldin of Bukhara, on fol. 204°. 1173. Amir Shams- 
aldin Muhammad of Kirman, ib. 1174. Shah Mir 
Dard, ib. 1 1 75. Maulana Shiri, native of the village 
of Jl^Tin the Panjab, son of Maulana Yahya, flourished 
under Akbar and died A. h. 994, ib. 1176. Maulana 
Shatranji, on fol. 204b. 1177. Mir Sharifi of Mashhad, 
ib. " 1178. Sharari of Astarabad, ib. 1179. 'Abdibeg 
Sharari, the younger brother of Maulana Rashki of 
Hamadan ; he went to India in Shahjahan's time and 
became the panegyrist of prince Muhammad Dara 
Shukuh ; he is also said to have written a mathnawi, 
ib. 1180. Khwajah Shihab-aldin of Kirman, ib. 1181. 
Shihab-aldin of Sawa, on fol. 205 a . 1182. Maulana 
Shaikhi of Transoxania, a contemporary of Mir 'Ali 




Shir, who mentions him in his tadhkirah, ib. 1183. 
Shaikhi of Ardabll, ib. 1184. Maulana Shuja of 
Kashan, wrote satires on the ruler of that district, 
Ibrahimkhan Turkman, and fled in consequence of that 
to Isfahan, where he died a.h. 987 (chronogram, J-JLL 
^LilS ^li-^j ; the poet was a stammerer and used to 
pronounce J-JlJj instead of J_Jj), ib. 1185. Shaikh 
Ruba'i of Mashhad, a great rubai-writer, ib. 1186. 
Maulana Ridai Shikibi of Isfahan, nephew of Maulana 
Damiri, weut to India in Akbar's reign and was per- 
sonally known to Bada'iini and the author of the Haft 
Iklitn, on fol. 205 b . 1187. Shaikh Shihab-aldin, one 
of the poets of India, on fol. 2o6 a . 1188. Baba Shukhi, 
ib. 1 189. Hakim Sharaf-aldin Hasan Shifa'i of Isfahan, 
chief physician (^Ij ^SC>.) of Shah 'Abbas the Great, 
took as model for his own poetry the lyrics of Baba, 
Fighani of Shiraz ; he also wrote mathnawis, among 
which there is an imitation of Khakani's ^JiLxJl iis 5 , 
ib. 1190. Shah Shuja, the eldest son of Muhammad 
Muzaffar and ruler in 'Irak, Fars, and Kirmau, con- 
tended in poetry with Shah I'wais, and exchanged 
poetical epistles with Hakim Jalal of Shiraz, on fol. 
2ii a . 1191. Shikasti, on fol. 21 i b . 1192. Shukri of 
Kunduz, ib. 1193. Maulana Sbani Taklu, with his 
real name Nasaf Aka, of the great Turkish tribe in 
Iran, a favourite of Shah 'Abbas the Great, in whose 
praise he wrote, besides lyrical poems, a special math- 
nawi, ib. 1194. Sayyid Shahi Kalpi ( ( _ ?r JL^ in the 
index Sayyid Shahi Taklu), one of Shaikh Salim Cishti's 
pupils, and younger brother to Sayyid Musa, on whose 
love- adventure he wrote a pleasant mathnawi ; he 
flourished in Akbar's time, on fol. 2i3 b . 1195. Shah 
Abu-alma'ali Shahri, likewise in Akbar's reign, on fol. 
214". 1196. Shu'uri of Turbat, went at the same time 
to India and ia mentioned by Bada'iini, ib. 1197. 
Shu'uri Kashi, a pupil of Muhtasham's, ib. 1198. 
Shu'uri of Nishapur, ib. 1199. Shah Nazarbeg of Kum- 
shah, went to India in Shahjahan's time ; whether he is 
identical with the Shaikh Shah Nazarof Kumshah, men- 
tioned in several tadhkiras, is uncertain, ib. 1200. 
Hakim Saif-almulk of Damawand, with the takhallus 
Sbuja'i, went to India under Akbar, quoted by Badauni, 
on fol. 2 1 4 b . 1201. Mir Shuja'-aldin Mahmud of Isfahan, 
son of Khalifah Sultan bin khalifah Asad-allah Gulbari, 
ib. 1202. Aka. Shapur Kuraishi, with the takhallus 
Shapur; his real name was Arjasp and his first takhallus 
Firibi ; he went to India in Jahaugir's reign and is 
mentioned by Maulana Taki-aldin (that is, Taki Auhadi) ; 
Mirza Sa'ib praises his poetry, on fol. 215*. 1203. 
Shuhrati Khairabadi, on fol. 2i6 ! >. 1204. Aka Shahaki 
of Isfahan, ib. 1205. Muhammad 'AM Yazdi, with the 
takhallus Shuhudi, ib. 1206. Shaikh Ali Shihab-aldin, 
ib. 1207. Muhammad Husain of Jaunpur, with the 
takhallus Shadabi, ib. 1208. Mulla Shadabi, went to 
India, ib. 1209. Shikasti of Tabriz, ib. 1210. Shikibi 
of Rai, ib. 1211. Shababi, brother of Sarabi Siyalkiiti, 
ib. 1212. Khwajah Shu'aib of Jushkan, mentioned by 
Taki Auhadi, ib. 1213. Mulla Abd-albaki, with the 
takhallus Shukuhi, on fol. 2i6 b . 1214. Mir Shauki 
ofYazd, ib. 1215. Maulana Shamaili Kashi, ib. 1216. 
Shauki of Darabjird, ib. 1217. Shauki of Tafrush, ib. 

1218. Mir Shamimi ofYazd, ib. 1219. Sultan Shadman, 
one of the chiefs of Kakhar (between the Panjab and 
Hasan Abdal), held office under Shahjahan and 'Alamgir, 
ib. 1220. Mulla Shaida of Fathpiir-i-Sikri, under Shah- 
jahan, contemporary with Jan Kudsi and Abu Talib 
Kalim, who suffered from his satirical attacks ; died in 
Kashmir; one of his fellow-countrymen and friends 
was Tufaili Fathpuri, the author of the mathnawi 5 U, 
S U j, on fol. 217a. 1221. Pica Shahi, one of the bad 
women of Akbarabad, wrote a satire on Haldm ^bu- 
alfath, one of Akbar's ph}sicians, on fol. 2io b . 1222. 
Maulana Sharmi, with his real name, Nizam-aldin 
Ahmad, one of Shah 'Abbas the Great's tailors, ib. 
1223. Muhammad Ibrahim Shaukati, born in Isfahan, 
went to India and was killed by a Hindu, ib. 1224. 
Amir Shams-aldin'Ali of Taharan, author of a mathnawi, 
on fol. 220a. 1225. Shuru'i 'Attar of Kazwin, ib. 
1226. Maulana Shams of Yazd, quoted in the Haft 
Iklim, ib. 1227. Shaikh Shamili, ib. 1228. Mirza 
Shams-aldin Shahrastani, ib. 1229. Mirza Sharif of 
Shiraz, ib. 1230. Shadi Ziyad Ghuri, ib. 1231. 
Shams-aldin Muhammad, quoted, like the preceding 
poet, in the Haft Iklim, ib. 1232. Shah Murad of 
Khwansar, ib. 1233. Maulana Abu Ishak Shaukat 
of Bukhara, originally with the takhallus Nazuk, lived as 
a Kalandar, according to Shaikh 'Ali Hazin, had during 
his whole life only one coarse garment, and was even 
buried in the same ; he went once to Isfahan, whilst 
Sa'ib was still alive, and stayed as guest in his house, ib. 

1234. Malik Shah Husain, contemporary with Taki 
Auhadi, wrote a mathnawi in imitation of Kh;ikani's 
Tiihfat-al'irakain, and also a tadhkirah, on fol. 2 2i a . 

1235. Maulana Hddar Shuguni, went to India, when 
a boy, with his father and was educated at Dihli, ib. 

1236. Shaikh Shihab-aldin Makbul, author of the 
jl^il Ca«X> £JLu> and the JiL-a ^^-o, was a near 
relation of Shaikh Shihab-aldin Suhrawardi, and was 
killed at H a l aD A - H - 577. ib- 1237. Mirza Shuja, a 
cousin of Malik Abu-alfatb Sijistani, on fol. 22 i b . 
1238. Shababi of Gunabad, ib. 1239. Shamsai (in the 
index it is Shumari) the tanner (iljo), ib. 1240. Shauki 
of Tabriz, ib. 1241. Shams-aldin, ib. 1242. Mulla 
Sharaf, mentioned by Taki Auhadi, ib. 1243. Mulla 
Sharaf of Ardastan, ib. 1244. Shiwani (^iL^i) of 

Ka'in, ib. 1245. Mirza Muhammad Sharif, son of 
Mirza Ghiyath-aldin Muhammad, the prime minister 
of Jahangir (and father of Nur Jahan), ib. 1246. Mu- 
hammad Sharif, born in a village near Isfahan, quoted by 
Tahir Nasrabadi, ib. 1247. Mirza Shams-aldin Shah- 
rastani, ib. 1248. Mulla Shah, born in Badakhshan, 
went after many travels to Lahur, and attached himself 
to Miyan Shah Mir Lahiiri ; afterwards he went to 
Kashmir, where he established a kind of spiritual rule, 
so that Shahjahan used to say, ' There are two Shahs in 
India, Shahjahan and Mulla Shah ; ' he died in Kashmir 
in Aurangzib's reign, A. h. 1072 ; he wrote mathnawis, 
a diwan, ruba'iyyat, and began a mystic commentary on 
the Kuran, ib. 1249. Sharifi, contemporary with Jami, 
on fol. 2 2 2 b . 1250. Maulana Mir H ug ain Mu'amma'i 
Shafi'i, the great riddle-writer of Nishapur ; Jami praises 
him much, and one of Shafi'i's pupils, Mulla Rukni, has 





written the following chronogram on his master's death : 
xa sjbi jjil^-. Jv-y e^-s* b (=A. h. 904 ; the same 
date is contained in another ta'rikh, viz. c^», jj->), 
ib. 1251. Mirza Shafi'ai of Bakharz, ib. 1252. 
Shakirai Taharani, went to Isfahan, was contemporary 
with Shaikh 'All Hazin, ib. 1253. Mirza Yusufbeg 
Shaik, on fol. 223*. 1254. Mir Shauki (may be iden- 
tical with No. 1240), ib. 1255. Maulana Muhammad 
'Ali Sakkaki, with the takhallus Sliikib of Shiraz ; his 
father, Muhammad Amin, was a cutler, and he himself 
was engaged for a while in this trade, therefore his 
nickname Sakkaki (the cutler); Shaikh 'Ali Hazin 
mentions him in his 1 ^j r eLs-»-ll a^SjJ, ib. 1256. Mir 
Muhammad Husain of Sawa, with the takhallus Shauki, 
went to India in the reign of Muhammad Farrukhsiyar, 
on fol. 223b. 1257. Mirza Salih, witli the takhallus 
Shahadat, born in a village near Balkh, ib. 1258. Mir 
Sharif Shirazi, mentioned by Hazin, ib. 1259. Shams- 
aldin of Gila.11, mentioned by Hazin, ib. 1260. 'Abd- 
allah Shaghaf of Kumm, also quoted by Hazin, ib. 
1261. Sharaf-aldin Husain, one of the poets of India, 
ib. 1262. Mirza H'tdi, with the takhallus Sharar, chief 
physician of Shiraz, father of the Mu'tamad-almuluk 
Nawwab 'Alawikhan, ib. 1263. Mir Sayy id Muham- 
mad Shu'lah; his father, Mir Safi, had come from 
Ardastan to Isfahan, where Mir Sayyid was born ; he 
sometimes imitates in his songs Mulla Wahshi, ib. 
1264. Mir Kazim of Kumm, with the takhallus Sharar, 
on fol. 2 2 4 !l . 1265. Mulla Shu'aiba of Khwansar, ib. 
1266. Gul Muhammad, with the takhallus Shair, a 
pupil of Mirza Bidil's, ib. 1267. Hakim Shaikh Husain 
Shuhrat, an Arab of Bahrain, went in 'Alamgir's reign 
from Shiraz to India and entered the service of prince 
Muhammad A'zamshah ; in the reign of Muhammadshah 
he rose to high dignity and received the honorary title 
of isJdJl ^S^- ; iu old age he performed the pilgrimage 
and returned safely to India, ib. 1268. Bal Makand 
Shulmd, a Hindu, on fol. 224b. 1269. Sharif Kashi, 
ib. 1270. Another Sharif Kashi (perhaps identical 
with the preceding one), was at first a Kalandar in 
India, but became afterwards a tradesman, ib. 1271. 
Maulana Muhammad Sharki, ib. 1272. Maulana Shah 
Kunimi (in the index it is Kuli), ib. 1273. Kadi Shihab- 
aldin Mazidi, ib. 1274. Mir Shihab,ib. 1275. Khwajah 
Shaikh Muhammad, ib. 1276. Shamkhalbeg, ib. 1277. 
Mulla, Shah Muhammad, ib. 1278. Shaikh 'Abd-al'aziz 
of Kashmir, ib. ' 1279. Lala Malik Shahid, ib. 1280. 
Mulla 'Ismat-allah Shakir, on fol. 225". 1281. Shaikh 
Nur-aldin Muhammad, with the takhallus Sharik, ib. 
1282. Mulla. 'Abd-alwahhab Shaik, ib. 1283. Mir 
Yahya, Shinasa, ib. 1284. Shaikh Nur-ablin Sha'ik, ib. 
1285. Shah Shahida, ib. 1286. Shaikh Sadr-aldin, 
pupil of Shaikh Shihab-aldin Suhrawardi and Shaikh 
Muhyi-aldin 'Arabi, ib. 1287. Maulana Sadr-aldin 
of Nishapur, author of the ^aLi^l^j- ±>Ju and of 
many Arabic poems ; mentioned, like the following three 
poets, in 'Auti's tadhkirah, ib. 1288. Zain-aldin Said 
Khabushani, the door-keeper of Sultan Sikandar, ib. 
1289. Safi-aldin Tabriz!, on fol. 225b. 1290. Maulana 
Sadr-aldin al-Khujandi, one of the chiefs of Isfahan, 
greatly praised by ' Aufi, ib. 1291. Shihab-aldin Sharaf - 

aladibba (or Adib) Sabir bin Isma'il altirmidhi, greatly 
esteemed by Anwari and Kashid-aldin Watwat, lived at 
Sanjar's court, and was drowned in the Oxus by order 
of Atsiz, whose murderous plot he had secretly made 
known to Sanjar, ib. 1292. Abu-al-Sanjari al-Sandali, 
mentioned by Aufi, on fol. 226 b . 1293. Shaikh Safi- 
aklin Ishak of Ardabil, who heard of Sa'di's fame and 
came from his native place to Shiraz to visit the great 
poet, afterwards he went to Gilan and enjoyed the com- 
pany and instruction of the great divine Zahid Giliini ; 
he became his greatest pupil and son-in-law, on fol. 227". 

1294. Kadi Subrati (in the index Sufi), one of the 
Indian 'Ulamas in the time of Muhammad Tughluk, ib. 

1295. Maulana Kukn-aldin Sain of Simnan, a favourite 
of Tughantimurkhan, author of a 5-* Li sj, containing 
ghazals, kit'as, etc., ib. 1296. Maulana Safi-aldin of 
Isfahan, ib. 1297. Sadik Dast-i-ghaib, of a famous 
family of this name in Shiraz, on fol. 227b. 1298. 
Mulla Sadik Halwa of Samarkand, one of the Naukars 
of Muhammad Hakim Mirza, Humay tin's son; he lived 
till Akbar's reign and is mentioned by Bada'iini, ib. 
1299. Sadikbeg Afshar, of a Turkish tribe in Iran, 
went to India in Shahjahan's reign (if that is correct, 
the date of his death, contained in the following chro- 

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a. h. 1018, must be wrong); he is the author of a 
mathnawi in mutakarib, on fol. 228 a . 1300. Sayyid 
Ja'far, with the takhallus Sadik, might also be called 
.Ta'far Kadhib (the liar), because Ids father, Sayyid 
Muhammad Nurbakhsh had falsely pretended to be the 
expected Mahdi or Paraclete, and he was still believing 
iu it forty years after his father's death, as Mir 'Ali 
Shir informs us, ib. 1301. Sadik of Kandahar, went 
to India in Akbar's reign, ib. 1 302. Sabubi, of Caghatai 
extraction, went to India at the same time and died 
A. h. 972 (or rather 973, according to the chronogram, 
J l^i^^-' , ^-y^>) at Akbarabad, ib. 1303. Another 
Maulana Sabuhi, on fol. 228 b . 1304. A third Maulana 
Sabubi (probably identical with Sabuhi the Caghatai), 
ib. 1305. Amir Muhammad Salih, one of Sultan 
Husain Mirza's Amirs, mentioned by Mir 'Ali Shir, ib. 
1306. Bakharzi, ib. 1307. Shaikh Ya'kub Sarfi of 
Kashmir, successor of Shaikh Husain Khwarizmi in 
the spiritual leadership ; he made the pilgrimage, and 
got acquainted with all the principal Arabian and Per- 
sian Shaikhs ; he also enjoyed the favour both of 
Humayun and Akbar, and died A. h. 991 (chronogram, 
^1 ^), the 12th of Dhu-alka'dah, ib. 1308. Salih 
Diwana, on whom the honorary title of 'Akili was 
bestowed by Akbar, on fol. 2 2 9". 1309. Maulana 
Sarfi of Sawa, a pupil of Mulla Muhtasham Kashi, 
went to India under Akbar, and is mentioned both in 
Badauni's history and the Haft Iklim, ib. 1310 
Maulana Fasih-aldin, with the takhallus Sahib, a friend 
of Mir 'Ali Shir, who appointed him librarian of Sultan 
Husain Mirza, on fol. 2 2 9 b . 1311. Khwajah 'Ala-aldin 
'Ali al-Sani'i, a poet of the same time, ib. 1312. Sultan 
Muhammad Sidki of Astarabad, panegyrist of Shall 
Tahmasp, ib. 1313. Maulana Safi of Tabriz, ib. 1314. 
Maulana Kasim Sarfi of Kumm, ib. 1315. Maulana 
Malik Sani'i, ib. 1316. Khwajah Baha-aldin Sabir of 




Samarkand, ib. 1317. Sani' Kashi, ib. 1318. Safi 
of Harat, ib. 1319. Salih of Badakhshan, ib. 1320. 
Sadr Katib, ib. 1321. Safa of Isfahan, ib. 1322. 
Safa, born in Iraj, ib. 1323. Safii of Khurasan, 
flourished in the time of Sultan Mirza, ib. 1324. 
Khwajah Mirak Salihi, one of the chiefs of Khurasan, 
ib. 1325. Salihi of Harat, was for some time one of 
Akbar's Munshis, but returned afterwards to his native 
place; he may be identical with No. 1324, on fol. 230*. 
1326. Safa of Farghana, mentioned in the Haft Iklim, 
ib. 1327. Maulana Sabiri, ib. 1328. Shah Safi-aldin 
of Rai, youngest son of Shah Kasim Nurbakhsh, ib. 
1329. Suratkhan of Isfahan, author of a ruba'i on the 
sudden death of his son Rida,, ib. 1330. Amir Ruz- 
baban Sabri of Isfahan, ib. 1331. Aka Safiya of Isfahan, 
went to India in Akbar's reign and rose to high honours 
under Jakangir, on fol. 231". 1332. Salih of Tabriz, 
ib. 1333. Salih Kashani, went to India, ib. 1334. 
Subhi, born in Aubah (near Harat), contemporary with 
Hilali and Hatifi, ib. 1335. Mir Sadr-alislam of 
Tarshiz, ib. 1336. Khwajah Kamal-aldin Husain 
Saburi of Hamadan, rose to great dignity under Akbar, 
had at first the wazirship of Gujarat, was taken prisoner 
on the day of Khan Zaman's murder, but escaped death, 
ib. 1337. Maulana Saburi of Tabriz, on fol. 231b 
1 338. Maulana Muhammad Saburi of Turbat, ib. 1 339. 
Saburi of Shiraz, ib. 1340.' Sabri of Marw, ib. 1341. 
Sabir, the mirror-maker (ainasaz), ib. 1342. Sabir-i- 
Kak (perhaps identical with No. 1341), ib. 1343. 
Sadr-aldiu Jilani, born in Rasht, mentioned by Shaikh 
Hazin, ib. 1344. Mirza, Salih Munshi, nephew of 
Sikandarbeg, the author of the hi .Jlc ^J^, i u - 1 34 5. 
Maulana Sabiri, ib. 1346. Sahifi (in the text »^-s-°, 
in the index l A+s*) of Shiraz, mentioned by Taki 
Auhadi, ib. 1347. Maulana Suhbati, ib. 1348. 
Khwajah Sain-aldin 'Ali of Isfahan, ib. 1349. Khwa- 
jah Safi-aldin, ib. 1350. Sufi of Ardastan, a dervish, 
ib. ' 1351. Sufi of Shiraz.'ib. 1352. Ahmad Mirak 
Sufi, on fol. 232". 1353. Subhi Yazdajirdi, went to 
India in Jahangir's reign, ib. 1354. Mir Subhi of 
Mazandaran, ib. 1355. Maulana Sini'i, ib. 1356. 
Hifii Salih, a merchant, ib. 1357. Ghazfar ( , 6bg_ 
probably a wrong spelling for Ghadfar, .i-i£) Sabri, the 
teacher of Taki Auhadi, went to India in Jahangir's 
time, ib. 1358. Maulana, Safiri, son of Malik of Kaz- 
win, ib. 1359. Maulana Safiri, ib. 1360. Maulana 
Salah-aldin of Sawa, with the takhallus Safiri, went 
to India, ib. 1361. Safiri of Jaunpur, that is, Muham- 
mad Tsa,, lived in Akbar's reign and is mentioned by 
Taki-aldin Auhadi, ib. 1362. Mir Saba'i, ib. 1363. 
Mulla, Saba'i, may be or may not be identical with 
No. 1362, ib. 1364. Safiyai, the soothsayer of Isfahan 
(^JLjj-ol JU«,), was a contemporary of Hakim Shifa'i ; 
both used to write satires upon one another, on fol. 232k 
1365. Shamsai Safir of Kumm, ib. 1366. Mirza 
Salihi, ib. 1367. Miyan Sadrjahan Yahani (Bahani 1), 
one of Akbar's Amirs, a disciple of Shaikh 'Abd-alnabi ; 
Bada'uni mentions him, ib. 1368. Sada, of Kirman, 
went to India under Akbar, ib. 1369. Mulla, Sadr, ib. 
1370. Mir 'Abd-albaki Sahbai, in Shahjahan's reign, 
ib. 1371. Maulana Saikali Yazdajirdi, contended in 

poetry with Maulana Shani and Sahifi of Nishapur, on 
fol. 233a. 1372. Bairambeg Subhi, ib. 1373. Safi of 
Sawa, ib. 1374. Mir Safi of Nishapur, ib. 1375. 
Kadi Safi-aldin, 'Isa II, ib. 1376. Shah Safi Nur- 
bakhshi, ib. 1377. Jaliil-aldin Hasan, with the takhal- 
lus Salai, of Shahrastan near Isfahan, was president of 
the council in Shah 'Abbas' reign, ib. 1378. Hasanbeg 
Salai Khurasani, was in India during Akbar's reign, 
where Taki-aldin Auhadi saw him, ib. 1379. Maulana 
Safi of Nishapur, lived in Mashhad, ib. 1380. Sulhi 
Khurasani, ib. 1381. Mir Saidi of Taharan, went to 
India in the beginning of Shahjahan's reign, on fol. 
233 b . 1382. Aka Sadik, in the service of Danishmand- 
khan, on fol. 235b. 1383. Hakim Muhammad Kazim, 
with the takhallus Sahib, in Shahjahan's reign, con- 
temporary and friend of Mir Saidi; he died a. h. 1079 
(chronogram, c*ilj i^li. ,_~»L«), ib. 1384. Mirza. 
Sadr-aldin of Mashhad, ib. 1385. Safi Kulibeg, one 
of the Safawi Amirs, ib. 1386. Sufi, ib. ' 1387. Mir 
Taj-aldin Hasan Saidi, ib. 1388. Maulana Suhbati of 
Shiraz, ib. 1389. Mirza Muhammad 'Ali, with the 
takhallus Sa'ib, son of one of the chief merchants of 
Isfahan, went early to India and gained Shahjahan's 
favour ; he afterwards accomjsanied Zafarkhan Sabzwari 
to Kashmir, and returned later on to his native country, 
on fol. 236°. 1390. Salih of Mashhad, on fol. 242 1 '. 
1391. Saba, (his native place is unknown), ib. 1392. 
Haji Ibrahim of Shiraz, with the takhallus S aDar i, 
went to Lucknow a. h. 1 2 1 3 ; the verses quoted here 
are taken from the poet's MS., which he gave to the 
author of this tadhkirah, on fol. 243b 1393. Haji 
Sadik of Isfahan, with the takhallus Samit, went twice 
to India, and made also a pleasure-trip to Kashmir, on 
fol. 244 a . 1394. Muhammad Mu'min of Mashhad, 
with the takhallus Sahib, ib. 1395. Shaikh Sani' 
Balgrami, wrote his diwan in the service of Shaikh 
Muhammad 'Ali Hazin, who greatly approved of his 
verses, ib. 1396. Mirza, Muhammad 'Ali of Isfahan, 
with the takhallus Sabuh, a modern poet, on fol. 245 s . 
1397. Mirza, Muhammad 'Alikhiin, with the takhallus 
Saba, likewise a modern poet, son of Nawwab Muham- 
mad Kulikhan, the son of Mirza Muhammad Muhsin, 
who was the elder brother of Nawwab Abu-alruansur- 
khan Safdarjang, on fol. 245b. 1398. Mir Mazhar'Ali, 
with the takhallus Safi, of Rajgtrbahar, contemporary 
with the author of the book, on fol. 246 a . 1399. Abu- 
albarakatkhan Sufi, was Subadar of Kashmir, ib. 1400. 
Aka, Rida Saba'of Kashmir, ib. 1401. Shaikh Muham- 
mad Salim San'i of Kashmir, ib. 1402. Samit of 
Kashmir, ib. 1403. Mirza, Lutfbeg Sahba, of Kashmir, 
ib. 1404. Shah Sadik, a dervish in Kashmir, on fol. 
246*". 1405. Muhammad Sadakat, a native of the same 
country, ib. 1406. Husain Sarraf of Isfahaa, ib. 1407. 
Safi Kazaruni, ib. 1408. Saidi Tuwamani, ib. 1409. 
Muhammad Salih of Isfahan, ib. 1410. Hakim Sahib, 
perhaps identical with Sahib Hakim, mentioned above, 
ib. 1411. Shaikh Sadr-aldin of Nishapur, a pupil of 
Mirza Bidil, ib. 1412. Mirza Safi-aldin Muhammad- 
khan of Kumm, with the takhallus Safai, ib. 1413. 
Diya-aldin Bistami, much praised -by 'Aufi, ib. 1414. 
Diya-aldin, that is, Mahmud Abu Nasr bin Abi Shahid 
alghaznawi, also praised by 'Aufi, ib. 1415. Diya- 




aldin, ib. 1416. Maulana Damiri of Hamadan, son of 
Maulana Hairani, mentioned in the Haft Iklim, ib. 
1417. Mir Nizam Diy;i of Nishapur, ib. 1418. Diya- 
aldin Khujandi, ib. 1419. Shaikh Diya-aldin of Tabriz, 
a Sufi, on fol. 247*. 1420. Bibi Da'ifi of Samarkand, 
ib.' 1421. Diya, of Ardubad, ib.' 1422. Diya-aldin 
Farsi, ib. 1423. Sayyid Kasirn Da'ifi of Simnan, 
quoted by Taki Auhadi, ib. 1424. Maulana Damiri of 
Isfahan, used at first the takhallus Baghban, being the 
son of a gardener, but received afterwards from Shah 
Tahniasp the honorary title of Damiri ; his best known 
mathnawis are, jLJ « :L5 , KJlc « J>-»U > oilr* 5 J^ ' 

^ : y* j i^-!^ 1 »-"'- i )*-'• ^-»l an d jW-*^ * • ?• ! hi 9 
numerous diwans are imitations of former great poets, 
for instance, his J^L> Ai~« of Sa'di, his J1l> "i j. .;. « <. 
of Amir Khusrau, his JL» .j-— ^ of Khwajah Hasan, his 
JL»J(^L_3.1 of Shaikh Kamal, his JWI ^U-ii of Hafiz, 
his JL»^)I *^/*~° of J ami, his J Li- t^-J\ of Baba 
Fighanl, his J^l*. ^st" of Shahi, his JL^iKi of Thana'i, 
his JLu ,.j of Salih, his Jil». i_)Ls?-' of Asafi, his 

JU i,z y* of Shahidl, his JLJ> /«-«UJ of Humayun, 

and his JLo. sjKj of Mirza Ashrafjahan ; the author 
of this book saw Damiri's Kulliyat in Jahanabad, ib. 
1425. Diya-aldin Nakhshabi of Badaun, the author of 
the i-.U ( JyJ», on fol. 248 s . 1426. Maulana Diya- 
aldin Muhammad Kashani, ib. 1427. Diyai Kazwini, 
on fol. 248 b . 1428. Diya-aldin Kirmani, became wazir 
of Isfahan in the reign of Sultan Muhammad Khuda- 
banda Safawi, ib. 1429. Diyai, under Akbar's 
reign ; Taki Auhadi saw him, ib. 1430. Diyai Kalandar 
of Akbarabad, ib. 1431. Shaikh Diya-aldin Muhammad 
Jabiri of Isfahan, a cousin of Mirza Sulaiman Jabiri, 
see above, No. 1039, ib. 1432. Mir Diya-aldin of 
Dihli, in Shabjahan's time, ib. 1433. Ibrahim Dabit, 
quoted by Shaikh 'Ali Hazin, ib. 1434. Kushan Damir, 
with the takhallus Damir, a great musician, under 
Aurangzib, ib. 1435. Sultan-alshuhada Tughrul, who 
was vanquished by the Atabeg Kizil Arslan, on fol. 249 s . 
1436. AbuTahir altablb bin Muhammad alkhusrawani, a 
Samanide poet, quoted by Firdausi (his extant poems 
have been published in text and German translation by 
Eth6 in the ' Sitzungsberichte der Miinchener Academie,' 
philol.-histor. Classe, 1873, pp. 654-658), ib. 1437. 
Shihab-aldin Abu-alhasan Talhab, a Saljuk poet, ib. 
1438. Tughanshah bin Muhammad al-Mu'aj-yad, was 
taken prisoner and blinded by Ibrahim Daniyal, on fol. 
249!'. 1439. Mulla "All Muhaddith Tarami, brother of 
Mulh'i Sadik, went twice to India, died A. h. 981, ib. 

1440. Baba, Tahir 'Uryanlur, a great ruba'i-writer, ib. 

1441. Talib Jajarmi, a pupil of Shaikh Adhurl, stayed 
at first in Shiraz and enjoyed the patronage of Sultan 
'Abd-aldin Ibrahim; he wrote a book, ^15^=- j <Jy> 
died at Shiraz and was buried by the side of Hafiz, ib. 

1442. Tahir of Bukhara, went to Harat when Babar 
was still a prince, on fol. 250*. 1443. Tahir of Abiward, 
in Sultan Baisunkar's time, ib. 1444. Amir Husain 
Jalair, with the takhallus Tufaili, one of Sultan Husain 
Mirza's Amirs, ib. 1445. Maulana Tairi, lived at the 
same time, is mentioned by Taki Auhadi, ib. 1446. 
Baba Talib of Isfahan, went to India under Akbar, ib. 

1447. Mirza Hasan of Tirmidh, with the takhallus Talib, 
one of Akbar's Amirs, ib. 1448. Talib Amuli, went to 
India under Jahangir, and rose to the rank of 
king of poets at the emperor's court through the 
assistance of the governor of Gujarat, Abdallahkhan 
Uzbeg; he went to Fathpur a. h. 1029, on fol. 25o b . 
1449. Tufaili, son of Mulla Darwish of Fathpur, nephew 
of Mulla Salih; in his tenth year he read already 
the commentary on the t,".... .*. ; later on he entered 
Jahangir's service, on fol. 25 2 b . 1450. Maulana Tarfi 
of Sawa, went to India under Akbar, died during a 
pilgrimage to Makkah, ib. 1451. Tali'i of Yazd, went 
at the same time to India, and lived as bookseller in 
Akbarabad, ib. 1452. Maulana Tahir of Naiu,ib. 1453. 
Shah Tahir Kashani Dakhani, lived at Akbarabad, on 
fol. 253a. 1454.MaulanaTusi, in Babar'stime,ib. 1455. 
Mirza Tahir Dakhani, not identical with the poet just 
mentioned, on fol. 253 b . 1456. Maulana Taufl of Tabriz, 
ib. 1457. Talib, on fol. 254a. 1458. Tahir of 
Harat, ib. i459. Muhammad Tahir 'Attar of Mashhad, 
ib. 1460.Kamal-aldinHusainTab'iofSijistan,ib. 1461. 
Tahirbeg of Ardastan, ib. 1462. Tabkhi of Kazwin, a 
baker, ib. 1463. Maulana Tab'i Kazwini, a pupil of 
Hakim Shifa'i, ib. 1 464. Tahir of Kandahar, ib. 1465. 
Muhammad 'Ali, with the takhallus Taif, of Jarbadkan, 
1466. Maulami Tahir Musawi, ib.' 1467. Maulana 
Tab'i of Simnan, ib. 1468. Mir Tarzi of Shiraz, ib. 
1 169. Hakim Abu Talib of Tabriz, one of Shah 'Abbas' 
physicians, was put to death by the Shah's order for 
having been friendly with the Turks during their occu- 
pation of Tabriz, on fol. 254 b . 1470. Mulla Tughra of 
Mashhad, went to India under Shahjahan, ib. 1471. 
Shah Tahmasp, son of Shah Isma'il Safawi, who 
ascended the throne A. H. 930, ib. 1472. Hakim 
Tufaili Lahiji, ib. 1473. Muhammad Ibrahim of 
Kashmir, with the takhallus Tului, in Jahangir's time, 
on fol. 255°. 1474. Shah Ta'bib, ib. 1475. Tufaili of 
Mashhad, ib. 1476. Mirza Talib of Isfahan, ib. 1477. 
Nawazishkhan Ruml, with the takhallus Tali'i, ib. 

1478. Mir 'Abd-al'ali Tali' (or, according to the index, 
Tali'i), a pupil of Mir Sayyid Muhammad Thakib, ib. 

1479. Mir Muhammad Tahir Husaini Talakani, went 
to India under Jahangir, ib. 1480. Muhammad Muhsin 
Tali' Gilani, lived in Isfahan, is quoted by Shaikh 'Ali 
Hazin, ib. 1481. Mirza Nizam-aldin Tali', lived in 
Dihli, ib. 1482. Muhammad Tahir, with the takhallus 
Takat, of Kashmir, ib. 1483. Muhammad Mirza Tahir 
Tausarkani, his father was court historian (u-Jji s-ailj) 
of Shah 'Abbas, ib. 1484. Mirza Tahir of Tafrush, 
went with the Persian ambassador to India (when, is 
not stated), ib. 1485. Tahir Turbati, the father of the 
poet Amini, on fol. 255 b . 1486. Haji Tabibi, a Sufi, 
ib. 1487. Tulu'i of Khwansar, ib. 1488. Mirza 'Abd- 
albaki, with the takhallus Tabib, born in Isfahan as son 
of Mirza Rahim, the chief physician ; he himself became 
chief physician of Nadirshah, and accompanied him to 
India, ib. 1489. Mirza, T&fan of Mazandaran, had 
many poetical contests with the poets of Isfahan ; at the 
end of his life he went to Najaf and devoted himself 
entirely to the praise of 'Ali, ib. 1490. Mulla Talabi, 
on fol. 256*1. 1491. Hadrat Sultan Muhammad Safawi, 
with the takhallus Tulu'i, left Iran in A. H. 1200, went to 




Maskat and thence into India, during Shah 'Alain's 
reign ; he is the author of the tadhkirah \jjuij\ SJls?, ib. 
1492. Zahir-aldin 'Abdallah Shufurwah, famous in legal 
science, in the knowledge of the Hadith, and in the 
interpretation of the Kuran, praised by 'Aufi, on fol. 
256 11 . 1493. Sayyid alajall Zahir-aldin of Sarakhs, was 
munshi and secretary to Sultan Shahid, ib. 1494. 
Zahir-aldin "Wall of Nasa (i^jl—JI), ib. 1495. Amir 
Zahir-aldin alsammuri alsijistani, praised by 'Aufi, whose 
contemporary he was; sent as envoy from Sistan to 
Ghur, he was very courteously received by Fakhr-aldin 
Mubarakshah. in whose honour he composed a famous 
kit'ah, ib. 1496. Zahir-aldin Jarbadkani, quoted by 
Taki Auhadi, ib. 1497. Zahir-aldin Muhammad bin 
"Ali Katib Samarkand!, excellent in the art of Insha, 
on fol. 257a. 1498. Padishah Kutbsblh, with the 
takhallus Zill-allah, one of the Kutbshahs of the 
Dakhan, ib. 1499. Zahir-aldin Tahir ibn Muhammad 
Faryabi, the famous rival of Anwari ; he died at Tabriz 
and was buried by the side of Khakani and Mujir-aldin 
Bailakani, ib. 1500. Maulana Mahmudbeg Zarifi, went 
to India under Akbar, on fol. 2 58 b . 1501. Zahira of 
Nahawand,on fol. 259a. 1502. Zahira of Lahijan, a baker, 
ib. 1503. Maulana Xur-aldin Zuhiiri, born in Tarshiz, 
went afterwards to the Dakhan ; he was pupil and son- 
in-law of Mulla Malik Kummi ; his greatest fame he 
acquired in Bijiipur, ib. 1504. Maulana Zarfi of Tabriz, 
on fol. 262 b . 1505. Abu-almuzaffar, with the takhallus 
Zafar, of Kashmir, ib. 1506. Ustad 'Unsuri, the king 
of poets in Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna's court, author 
of a dlwan and of the following (entirely lost) math- 
nawis : ^ jli, i^JJ ^^^c, l ; xc j j-«^, j gj csL^i- 
00 ^f>, ib. 1507. Hakim Abd-al'aziz 'Asjadi of Marw, 
'Unsuri's pupil, and likewise a panegyrist of Sultan 
Mahmud, on fol. 263 11 . 1508. Ain-almulk, ib. 1509. 
Ustad Shihab-aldin 'Am'ak of Bukhara, in Sultan San- 
jar's time ; he wrote a poem on the story of Joseph, 
which can be read in two different metres; Rashid- 
aldin "Watwat often quotes his verses in his ,jjIj^. 
y-s— "; Aufi also praises him much, ib. 1510. Mu- 
hammad 'Assar of Tabriz, author of the mathnawi ^4-0 
ijji^~r, j, quoted in Jami's Baharistan, on fol. 264 s . 

1511. Asa'ir of Rai, in Sultan Mahmud's time, ib. 

1512. Afdal - alhukama Dihkan 'Al! Shatranji of 
Bukhara, praised by Aufi ; he was the greatest Kit'ah- 
writer before Ibn Yamin, ib. 1513. Mafkhar-alfudala, 
Khwajah Amid, was in Sultan Nasir-aldin's reign the 
auditor of the imperial accounts of Hindustan, on fol. 
264^. 1514. Amir Abu-alhasan 'Ali ibn Ilyas alaghaci 
albukhari, a great Amir and contemporary of Dakiki (see 
Eth6's 'Vorliiufer und Zeitgenossen Rudagi's' in ' Mor- 
genlandische Forschungen,' Leipzig, 1875, p. 62), ib. 
1515. 'Umarah, likewise a poet of the Samanides (see 
the same essay, p. 63), ib. 1516. 'Imad-aldin Ghaz- 
nawi, with the takhallus 'Imadi, panegyrist of 'Imad- 
aldaulah Dailami ; according to the Haft Iklim he had 
also the takhallus of Shahriyari (comp. on the confu- 
sion prevailing with regard to the two poets Tmadi, and 
the proper solution of this vexing question, A. Sprenger, 
Catal., p. 439, and Rieu ii. p. 557 sq.), ib. 1517. 'Abd- 
allah (jLiij (Yakzan ?), a Sufic Shaikh who got his 
investiture from Junaid Baghdad!, on fol. 265''. 1518. 

'Abdallah Ghalib, son of the preceding poet, addressed 
a ruba'i to Shaikh Muhyi-aldin 'Arabi, ib. 1519. 
Khwajah 'Ata, of Rai, a famous Insha-writer, mentioned 
by Taki Auhadi, ib. 1520. Taj-aldin 'Umar, quoted 
by 'Aufi, ib. 1521. Shams-alanwar Shaikh Farid-aldin 
'Attar, with his real name, Muhammad son of Ibrahim, 
the druggist of Nishapur, author of the LJj^l siAi, the 
la^JI oy^ ' an ^ th e following mathnawis : s-oli .L-,1 , 

he got his investiture from Fakhr-alshu- 


hada, Majd-aldin Baghdad! and Najm-aldin Kubra Razi; 
his father, Shaikh Ibrahim Ishak, was a pupil of Kutb- 
aldin Haidar, ib. 1 522. Amir'Unsur-alma'ali Kaikawus 
Iskandar bin Kabus, wrote a book on ethics (jiil»l ,j) 
for his son, viz. the famous Kabusnama, on fol. 267b. 
1523. 'Ain-alkudat of Hamadan, a pupil of Shaikh 
Ahmad Ghazali, put to death under Sultan Sanjar a. h. 
533, on fol. 268 a . 1524. Jalal-aldin 'Atiki, ib. 1525. 
Shaikh 'Abdallah Balbani, on fol. 268 b . i526. Khwa- 
jah 'Abd-almajid, praised by Taki Auhadi, ib. 1527. 
Amir Nasir-aldin 'Uthman Padishah, mentioned by 
'Aufi, ib. 1528. 'Abd - alrahman bin Muhammad 
al'utaridi, in Sultan Mahmud's time, mentioned by 
Aufi, ib. 1529. Haji 'Uthman of Marw, mentioned 
by the same, ib. 1530. Na'im, known as 'Attar 
albalkhi (the druggist of Balkh), ib. 1531. 'A'ishahof 
Samarkand, a clever woman, ib. 1532. Another 
A'ishah Mukri'ah, a ruba'i-writer, on fol. 26o, a . 1533. 
Shaikh Fakhr-aldin 'Iraki, with his original name, 
Ibrahim bin Shahriyar, born in Hamadan and pupil of 
Shihab-aldin Suhrawardi, went to India by the advice of 
his Shaikh and entered the service of Shaikh Baha-aldin 
Zakarriyya of Multan, whose daughter he afterwards 
married; later on he went to Rum, where Mu'in Par- 
wana, one of the great Amirs of the governor, became 
his pupil; he died in Damask, ib. 1534. Abd-almalik 
Abu Nasr Gilani, the same who inserted a bait of the 
old Samanide poet Khusrawani in his own poems, like 
Firdausl (comp. No. 1436), on fol. 270*. 1535. Khwa- 
jah 'Abd-alkhalik, one of the successors of Shaikh 
Najm-aldin Kubra, Razi, ib. 1536. Shaikh 'Aziz-aldin 
Nasafi, a Sufi, fell in love with the son of one of 
Sultan Jalal-aldin bin Sultan Muhammad's Amirs, ib. 
1537. 'Imad Fakih of Kirman, began to flourish in the 
time of Muhammad Muzaffar, the father of Shah Shuja, 
ib. 1538. Khwajah 'Ubaid Zakani, the great satirist, 
wrote a book ,yl** «ic ,j, and dedicated it to Shah 
Abu Ishak; he was a contemporary of Salman of 
Sawa; a good number of specimens of the satirical 
force of 'Ubaid Zakani are given here, for instance, 

Is (^«) s5ol X ; t ■»■ 11 

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etc. etc., on fol. 270 11 . 1539. Khwajah 'Abd-alkadir 
of Nain (in the district of Isfahan), contemporary 
with Sa'di, on fol. 272 a . 1540. Khwajah 'Izz-aldin 
Shirwani, according to Taki Auhadi a contemporary 
of Khakani, ib. 1541. 'Alt ihn al-Husain albakharzi, 
ib. 1542. 'Izz-aldin Karaji of Kazwin, ib. 1543. 
Aziz-aklin Farid of Khurasan, ib. 1544. Khwajah 
'All, the weaver, of Bukhara, ib. 1545. Khwajah 
Tsniat of Bukhara, famous by his kit/as, tarji'at, 
ghazals, and kasidas, especially those in honour 
of Sultan Khalil bin Miranshah; he died A. H. 840 
(ta'rikh, o, „; oui-f ±-~S. uf ^SjJt), ib. 1546. 
Shaikh 'Aziz-aldin Mahmud Kashani, mentioned in 
Jami's Nafahat-aluns, on fol. 27 3 a . 1547. 'Ala-aldin 
Urjandi, mentioned in 'Aufi's tadhkirah, ib. 1548. 
'Imad-aldin, known as 'Imadlur (JJjL.^), was at- 
tached to Khwajah Shams-aldin Muhammad, and a 
great chess-player, ib. 1549. Maulana 'Arifi, author 
of the mathuawia ^y=r j Ujfimd &-.U sj, the latter 
dedicated to the wazir Khwajah Pir Ahmad bin Ishak, 
ib. 1550. Maulana 'Ala-aldin of Dihli, a pupil of 
Shaikh Nizam-aldin Auliya, ib v 1551. Shah Ismail 
Safawi II, with the takhallus 'Adili, ib. 1552. M