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Sa‘d Allāh Masīḥ Pānīpatī, Dāstān-i Rām ū Sītā

[Preliminary Entry] Sa‘d Allāh Masīḥ Pānīpatī wrote his Dāstān-i Rām ū Sītā (Tale of Rām and Sītā) in the early seventeenth century. He depicts the epic story as a love tale within the framework of a Persian romance.

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i) Place of copying; ii) Period of copying; iii) Copyist; iv) Commissioner;
v) Information on colophon; vi) Description of miniatures/illustrations; vii) Other remarks; viii) Information on catalogue(s)
Manuscripts: 

Aligarh, Aligarh Muslim University, Subhanullah Collection No. 891.5514/35

, i) Lucknow, ii)

1173/1760

, viii)

Zaidi 1994, pp. 35-36

.

Aligarh, Aligarh Muslim University, Habib Gani 50/143

, ii)

1252/1835

, viii)

Zaidi 1995, pp. 36-37

.

Aligarh, Aligarh Muslim University, Habib Ganj 50/144

, viii)

Zaidi 1994, pp. 37-38

.

Aligarh, Aligarh Muslim University, University Collection 42/29

, viii)

Zaidi 1994, pp. 38-39

.

Aligarh, Aligarh Muslim University, Sir Sulaiman Collection no. 43/30

, i) Akbarabad, ii)

1120/1708-1709

, iii) Askaran, viii)

Zaidi 1994, pp. 39-40

.

Aligarh, Aligarh Muslim University, Subhanullah Collection no. 891.5514/74

, viii)

Zaidi 1994, pp. 40-41

.

London, British Library, IO Islamic 1367

, ii)

25 Ḏū al-ḥijjah, 1186/1773

, viii)

Ethe, vol 1, no. 1967

.

London, British Library, IO Islamic 2763

, ii)

22 Muḥarram 1207/1792

, iii) al-Qādir Rūšanshāhī, viii)

Ethe, vol. 1, no. 1968

.

London, British Library, IO Islamic 2635

, ii)

5 September 1803

, viii)

Ethe, vol. 1, no. 1969

.

London, British Library, Or. 1250

, ii)

c. early 19th century

, viii)

Rieu, vol. 2, p. 689

.

Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ouseley 216

, viii)

Sachau and Ethe, vol. 1, no. 1315

.

Mumbai, University of Bombay Library, no. 117 in Sarfaraz catalog

, viii)

Sarfaraz 1935, p. 196-197

.

London, British Library, India Office Islamic 3604

, ii)

1158/1745

, iii) Daulahrāī Raunpūrī, v)

Attributed the translation to Masīḥ al-Zamānī Iṣfahānī

, viii)

Ethe and Edwards 1937:#3044

.

London, British Library, India Office Islamic 3603

, ii)

1270/1854

, iii) Faqīr Ghulām Muḥammad, viii)

Ethe and Edwards 1937:#3045

.

Lithograph:  Rāmāyan-i Masīḥī, Lucknow, Nawal Kišor. 1899.
Bibliography:

Aggarwal, Neil Krishan, 2007, “The Rama Story of Brij Narain Chakbast,” The Annual of Urdu Studies, 22, pp. 146–161.

Phillips, Robert Lowell, 2010, “Garden of Endless Blossoms: Urdu Rāmāyans of the 19th and Early 20th Century,” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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.

Rieu, Charles, 1879-1883, Catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts in the British Museum, 3 vols, London, British Museum.

Jalili, Abu Sa’adat, 2001, Saʻdullāh Masīḥ aur Fārsī Rāmāyan Masīḥī, Patna, Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Library.

Sachau, Eduard - Ethe, Ernest, 1889, Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindustani, and Pushtu Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol 1, Oxford, Clarendon Press.

Ethe, Hermann, 1903, Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office, vol 1, Oxford, India Office.

Sarfaraz, Shaikh ‘Abdu’l-Kadir, 1935, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic, Persian and Urdu Manuscripts in the Library of the University of Bombay, Bombay, University of Bombay.

Ethe, Hermann - Edwards Edward, 1937, Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office, vol. 2, Oxford, Clarendon Press.

 
Work in verses
Main Persian Title: Dāstān-i Rām ū Sītā
English Translation of Main Persian Title: Tale of Rām and Sītā
Translator: Sa‘d Allāh Masīḥ Pānīpatī
Original Sources:
Alternative Title(s):
Rāmāyan-i Masīḥī
Fasāna-i Rām ū Sītā
Tarjuma-i Rāmāyan
Approximate period of composition: 1605-1627
Dedicatee: Jahangir