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Virāṭa Parvan

[Preliminary Entry] Virāṭa Parvan (Book of Virāṭa) is an anonymous, undated Persian translation of book 4 of the Sanskrit Mahābhārata. This rendering is separate from the Razm-nāma version.

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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: 

London, British Library, Persian Additional 16,873

, viii)

Rieu 1879, vol. 1, p. 58

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Cambridge, University Library, Persian Additional 1095

, viii)

Browne 1896, p. 97

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Bibliography:

Browne, E. G., 1896, A catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the Library of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, University Press.

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

 
Main Persian Title: Virāṭa Parvan
English Translation of Main Persian Title: Book of Virata
Original Sources:
Mahābhārata.
Other Persian texts quoting this Original Source:
Razm-nāma, Mahābhārat (Ādi and Sabhā Parvans), Aśvamedha Parvan, Udyoga Parvan, Mal‘ūn-nāma.
Alternative Title(s):
Birāt Parv