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Mīdnī Mal ibn Dhārma Narāyāṇ, Badā’i‘-i funūn

[Preliminary Entry] The Badā’i‘-i funūn is a treatise on arithmetic chiefly based on Bhāskara’s Līlāvatī and divided into nine or ten chapters (bāb). It was written in 1074/1663-4 at Etawah (Uttar Pradesh) by the Hindu scholar MīdnīMal ibn Dhārma Narāyāṇ. In a copy preserved in London (Ethé 1903, c. 1233) the work is dedicated to the Mughal emperor Awrangzēb (r. 1658-1707) but apparently not in other copies.

F. S.

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: 

Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Supplément persan 329;

, vii)

18th century, breaks off in bāb viii

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Bibliography:

Ethé, Hermann, 1903, Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office, Oxford, Oxford University Press, vol. 1, c. 1112-1113

 
Main Persian Title: Badā’i‘-i funūn
Author: Mīdnī Mal ibn Dhārma Narāyāṇ
Year / Period of Composition: 1073/1663-1664
Place: Etawah 
Quoted sources on India:
Līlāvatī