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Eastern Encounters pattern
Eastern Encounters

Drawn from the Royal Library's collection of South Asian books and manuscripts

  • raqam-e banda-ye kamtarin Bichitr / drawn by the most insignificant slave Bichitr

    majles-e julus-e aqdas-e wala-ye hazrat-e shahinshah-ye khalifat panahi-ye saya-ye aftab zill ilahi u sa’adat-e andukhtan-e shahzadaha-ye kamkar-e rafiqadr-e ali miqdar az mulazamat-e sahib-qiran-e sulayman-iqtidar u sarafrazi yaftan-e khankhanan-e siphasalar az zaminbos-e in asitan-e zamin-a siman-e arsh-istiqrar / assembly of the most blessed accession of His Most Exalted Majesty Shah-Jahan, refuge of the caliphate, shadow of the sun, shadow of God, and the attainment of felicity by the exalted princes through paying homage to Sahib-Qiran as mighty as Solomon, and the enoblements of Khankhanan, master of the army, by kissing the ground before the heavenly threshold as stable as the divine throne.

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Beach and Koch 1997, pp. 38, 167–9; Welch 1995, p. 322

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