Skip to main content

Or Ms 93: معراج التوحید Mi'rāj al-Tawḥīd, 1222 A.H., 1807 C.E.

 Item
Identifier: Or Ms 93
[Please click twice to see the full manuscript]
[Please click twice to see the full manuscript]

Scope and Contents

A treatise in verse on the knowledge of the stars with a commentary upon the same in prose, by Mīrzā Abū Ṭalib Khān b. Ḥājjī Muḥammad Beg Khān Hindī Isfahānī (d. 1220 or 1221 A.H., 1805-1806 C.E.) The author in the introduction states that he was requested on his return from Europe by a friend to write his latest observations in the science of astronomy; the present treatise was accordingly compiled after a labour of two months in 1219 A.H. (1804 C.E.), and dedicated to Abū al-Fatḥ Sulṭān Muḥammad Ṣafavī. The author, who was a Turk by descent, was born and brought up at Lucknow. Mukhtar al-Dawlah, the Prime Minister of Nawwāb Āṣif al-Dawlah, had appointed him 'Amal-dār of Etawah and several other districts, but after the death of his patron he was superseded in his military command and pensioned. Later, under the employment of Mr. Middleton, British resident at Lucknow, he participated in suppressing the rebellion raised by Rāja Balbhaddar-Singh.

For Mīrzā Abū Ṭalib Khān's travelogue see Or Ms 90.

Dates

  • Creation: 1222 A.H.
  • Creation: 1807 C.E.

Language of Materials

Persian (Script: nasta'līq)

Physical Description

Bound with OR MS. 87.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

1 volume

Other Finding Aids

Hukk, Mohammed Ashraful; Ethé, Hermann; and Robertson, Edward, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library (Hertford: Stephen Austin & Sons Ltd., 1925).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the University of Edinburgh Library by Lieutenant-Colonel John Baillie of Leys' grandson, also named John Baillie, in 1876.

Physical Description

Bound with OR MS. 87.

Processing Information

Annotation uses legacy data from Mohammed Hukk et al. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
+44(0)131 650 8379