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Candarman "Bedil", Nargisistān

[Preliminary Entry] The Nargisistān is a retelling in poetry and prose of the Rāmāyaṇa epic completed in 1105/1693-1694. The work was lithographed by Nawal Kišor in 1875 and ascribed to Bedil. The text, however, names its author as Candarman (Mujtabai 1976, p. 138). Candarman says that a friend of his named Sheetaldas recited the story (Zaidi 1994, p. 42).

A. T.

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)
Manuscript: 

Aligarh, Aligarh Muslim University, Habib Ganj Collection 50/142

, ii)

12 Ḏū al-qa‘da 1269

, viii)

Zaidi 1994, pp. 41-42

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Lithograph:  Nargisistān, Nawal Kišor. 1875.
Bibliography:

Mujtabai, Fathullah, 1976, “Muntakhab-i Jug Basasht or Selections from the Yoga-Vāsiṣṭha Attributed to Mīr Abu’l-Qāsim Findiriskī,” Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University.

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.

 
Pseudepigraphic work, Work in verses
Main Persian Title: Nargisistān
Translator: Candarman "Bedil"
Alternative Title(s):
Nargistān-i Rām
Year / Period of Composition: 1105/1693-1694
Incipit:

الهی بحرو صفت بیکران ایت / خرد را کشتی اندر دیکرانست

Local Informants: Sheetaldas