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Indian Institute Pers. 32
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Accession Number:
Indian Institute Pers. 32
Gregorian Date:
19th century
Marquis of Zwuddala
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
299 x 187 mm
Text Size (h x w):
226 x 118 mm
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Ms Status:
Completion Status:
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Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
76 ( 3 Barzunama )
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Date last updated:
2010-11-14 11:36
Public Notes
According to the bookplate attached on the inside front cover the copy was presented by the Marquis of Zwuddala to the Indian Institute in 1879

Rebound in Calcutta at the atelier R.C. Lepage & Co. (label attached on the inside back cover) (FA)

Project Notes
to decipher two other inscriptions by European owners, one dated 1847 (f. 1r and f. 605v)

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f. 013r
Zahhak discusses his dream with Arnavaz
f. 020v
The murder of Iraj
f. 026v
Manuchihr enthroned
f. 038r
Zal comes to Sam in Kabul
f. 044v
The birth of Rustam
f. 053r
Afrasiyab executes Nauzar
f. 063r
Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a dragon (variant)
f. 067v
f. 072r
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div
f. 075r
Rustam overpowers the King of Mazandaran
f. 083r
Rustam fights the Turanians
f. 094v
The first combat of Rustam and Suhrab
f. 097r
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab
f. 106r
The fire ordeal of Siyavush
f. 112r
Zanga goes to Afrasiyab
f. 116r
Siyavush plays polo before Afrasiyab
f. 127r
Guruy executes Siyavush
f. 133v
Rustam fights Afrasiyab, Human and the Turanians
f. 138r
Giv protects Farangis and Kay Khusrau from the Turanians (CHECK, cf. 189?)
f. 140v
Giv leads Piran before Kay Khusrau and Farangis
f. 149v
f. 153v
Farud shoots Tus's horse from under him
f. 162r
f. 180v
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse
f. 189v
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso
f. 199r
Rustam fights a sea monster
f. 206r
Bizhan is brought to the pit
f. 215r
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit
f. 227r
Barzu wounds Rustam in combat
f. 230r
Barzu wounds Rustam in combat
f. 241r
Barzu's mother prevents Rustam from killing Barzu
f. 248v
f. 251r
f. 256r
f. 270v
Bizhan kills Human
f. 271r
The first combat: Fariburz kills Gulbad
f. 283r
The eleventh combat: Gudarz kills Piran
f. 289r
Kay Khusrau learns about Afrasiyab's intention for war
f. 295r
f. 300r
Afrasiyab sends his son Shida to Kay Khusrau
f. 321r
Kay Khusrau's champions lost in the snow
f. 326v
Caesar offers Katayun to Gushtasp in marriage
f. 334r
Gushtasp enthroned
f. 345v
Luhrasp assassinated (mispl)
f. 352v
Isfandiyar's second labour: he fights the lions
f. 358v
Isfandiyar's fourth labour: he kills the sorceress
f. 365v
Rustam and Isfandiyar fight again
f. 375r
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow
f. 380v
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying
f. 389v
Iskandar dictates a letter to Kayd
f. 392v
Iskandar attends the dying Dara
f. 404v
Iskandar in the land of the Brahmins
f. 414v
Ardashir hunts with Ardavan's sons
f. 420v
Ardashir hangs Haftvad and his eldest son Shahuy
f. 434r
Mihrak's daughter converses with Shapur
f. 443v
A sea monster kills Yazdagird
f. 447r
Bahram Gur enthroned after killing the lions
f. 460v
Bahram Gur hunts lions
f. 467v
Shangul entertains Bahram Gur
f. 490r
Anushirvan raises an army against Caesar
f. 495r
Buzurjmihr advises Anushirvan
f. 502v
f. 512r
Buzurjmihr demonstrates how to play the game of chess
f. 524v
Hurmuzd enthroned
f. 527v
Bahram Chubina replies to Sava Shah
f. 534r
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah
f. 544v
Khusrau Parviz enthroned
f. 550v
Bahram Chubina's horse is killed under him
f. 560r
Khusrau Parviz with Maryam
f. 562v
Bahram Chubina kills Kut the Roman
f. 567r
Buzurjmihr predicts the contents of the locked chest
f. 576r
Gurdiya is given a warm reception by Khusrau Parviz
f. 581r
Khusrau and Shirin
f. 592v
Mihr Hurmuzd murders Khusrau Parviz
f. 594v
Ardashir enthroned