[Preliminary Entry] An anonymous prose précis of the Mahābhārat, primarily focused on the events leading up to the Great War and the battle. The only known manuscript copy is found in the British Library and dated 1242/1826-27. The opening page contains an English note that this copy was obtained by Mr. [Edward] Hawkins in 1838. The handwriting varies throughout the manuscript, and there are occasional verses interspersed. The colophon identifies the scribe at Karāmat Allāh. The title, Mal‘ūn-nāma (Cursed Book) likely refers to the disastrous battle featured therein.
v) Information on colophon; vi) Description of miniatures/illustrations; vii) Other remarks; viii) Information on catalogue(s)
London, British Library, India Office Islamic 2637, i) Bengal, ii)
1242/1826-1827, iii) Karāmat Allāh, viii)
Ethe 1903, no 1948.
Ethe, Hermann, 1903, Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office, vol. 1, Oxford, India Office.
|Main Persian Title:||Mal‘ūn-nāma|
|English Translation of Main Persian Title:||Cursed Book|
|Year / Period of Composition:||1242/1826-1827|
ساتون نامه راجه دهلی که دهلی در آن زمان هستنه پور می نامیده اند بسیار