[Preliminary Entry] Aśvamedha Parvan (Horse Sacrifice Book) is an anonymous rendering of book 14 of the Sanskrit Mahābhārata into Persian. In the Razm-nāma, book 14 is based on the Jaiminīyāśvamedha, whereas this later rendering follows a more conventional Sanskrit version. The translation was completed before 1720, because ms. Aligarh, Sir Suleman Collection No. 27/14 is dated to the first regnal year of Muḥammad Šāh (r. 1719-48).
v) Information on colophon; vi) Description of miniatures/illustrations; vii) Other remarks; viii) Information on catalogue(s)
Aligarh, Aligarh Muslim University, Sir Suleman Collection No. 27/14, ii)
1st Regnal year of Muḥammad Šāh (1719-1720), viii)
Zaidi 1994, p. 17.
London, Royal Asiatic Society, Persian 15 (book 14), viii)
Zaidi, Shailesh, ed., 1994., Hinduism in Aligarh Manuscripts: Descriptive Catalogue of Persian Mss. of Maulana Azad Library, A. M. U., Aligarh: On Hindu Legends, Philosophy and Faith, Patna, Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library.