[Preliminary Entry] The Miftāḥ al-nujūm is a translation of an Indian work on astrology named in Persian as Jhankā-bhawan, which is probably the Sanskrit work Jātakābharaṇam of Ḍhuṇḍhirāja. Abū al-Ḥasan Ajūdhanī made the Persian translation in nine chapters, seemingly from Hindi, around the first half of the 19th century.
Monzavī, Aḥmad, 1362 š./1983, Fihrist-i muštarak-i nusḫahā-yi ḫaṭṭī-yi fārsī-yi Pākistān, Islamabad, Iran Pakistan Institute of Persian Studies, vol. 1, p. 303
Storey, C. A., 1972, Persian Literature. A Bio-bibliographical Survey, II, 1, London, p. 108
|Main Persian Title:||Miftāḥ al-nujūm|
|Translator:||Abū al-Ḥasan Ajūdhanī|
|Approximate period of composition:||1800-1850|