Book/Printed Material Ruqʻāt-i ʻĀlamgīrī-i muḥashshá /

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Title

  • Ruqʻāt-i ʻĀlamgīrī-i muḥashshá

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Summary

  • Letters written by the Mughal Emperor to his sons, daughter, friends and ministers, originally published in 1875 in Lahore.
  • This lithographic book, published in 1875 in Lahore, present-day Pakistan, is a volume of letters written by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb (1618-1707, reigned 1658-1707) to his sons, daughter, friends, and ministers. It also includes jottings, as in an occasional journal, on events and other things that caught his attention. The marginal printed notes were added by an unknown person and probably postdate the work itself. After imprisoning his father, Emperor Shah Jahan, and killing his brothers, Aurangzeb crowned himself emperor of India and assumed the title ʻĀlamgīr (meaning world-conquering, but also connoting sweeping and universal). The Mughal Empire reached its greatest extent under Aurangzeb, but his harsh rule and attempt to impose strict Muslim orthodoxy on India provoked revolts by non-Muslim peoples and led to the decline of the empire. Aurangzeb's treatment of the Hindus was especially harsh, and included the imposition of a poll tax and the destruction of many Hindu temples. Aurangzeb was interested in poetry and literature, and his letters are regarded as models of elegant Persian prose. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Aurangzeb, Emperor of Hindustan, 1618-1707
  • Alī, Sayyid Muḥammad, active 1878

Created / Published

  • Lāhūr : Dar Maṭbaʻ-i Muṣṭafāʼī vāqiʻ-i Lāhūr ṭabʻ gardīd, 1295 [1878]

Headings

  • -  Aurangzeb,--Emperor of Hindustan,--1618-1707--Correspondence
  • -  Pakistan

Notes

  • -  "Bi-ḥasb-i farmāyish-i Mawlavī Imām al-Dīn, tājir-i kutub-i sakin-i Bahrah".
  • -  Lithograph.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  In Persian.
  • -  08/01/02 T;05/02/02 T
  • -  Acquire for LC only.

Medium

  • 144 pages ; 26 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • DS461.7 .A924 1878

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2002362446

Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

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Rights & Access

The contents of the Library of Congress Persian Language Manuscript Project are in the public domain or have no known copyright restrictions and are free to use and reuse.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, African and Middle East Division, Near East Section Persian Manuscript Collection

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Chicago citation style:

Aurangzeb, Emperor Of Hindustan, and Sayyid Muḥammad Alī. Ruqʻāt-I ʻālamgīrī-I Muḥashshá. [Lāhūr: Dar Maṭbaʻ-i Muṣṭafāʼī vāqiʻ-i Lāhūr ṭabʻ gardīd, 1878, 1878] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2002362446/.

APA citation style:

Aurangzeb, E. O. H. & Alī, S. M. (1878) Ruqʻāt-I ʻālamgīrī-I Muḥashshá. [Lāhūr: Dar Maṭbaʻ-i Muṣṭafāʼī vāqiʻ-i Lāhūr ṭabʻ gardīd, 1878] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2002362446/.

MLA citation style:

Aurangzeb, Emperor Of Hindustan, and Sayyid Muḥammad Alī. Ruqʻāt-I ʻālamgīrī-I Muḥashshá. [Lāhūr: Dar Maṭbaʻ-i Muṣṭafāʼī vāqiʻ-i Lāhūr ṭabʻ gardīd, 1878, 1878] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2002362446/>.