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style is too familiar and undignified. Respecting however the chief transactions of HUMAIGN's reign, we must seek information from the “Akber Námeh,” “ of the learned Sheikh Ābūl FAzl,” also from the “ Ikbāl Námeh,” ” a work composed by Sherif MUATAMED KHAN,” in which events are recorded at considerable length. But of that illustrious emperor, the mighty AKBER PADsháh,” whose throne is in Paradise, the history has been written in various chronicles, each of them recording particular facts and circumstances which the others do not relate. Among the largest and most esteemed of those chronicles that celebrate his glorious career, are the “Akber Námeh,” of SHEIkh Ābūl FAzl, above mentioned, who has minutely detailed, each in its proper place, the events that occurred during the forty-six years of AKBER's government; and of the remaining four years, SHEIkh ENAIET ULLAH" has given an account in his work entitled the “Tekmileh Akber Námeh;” ” while the SHERíF MUATA MED KHAN, in the “ Ikbál Ná
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meh " already mentioned, commemorates the transactions of Akber's whole reign, which lasted fifty years. The “Tabkát Akberi” ” also contains an account of that monarch's reign as far as the fortieth year; so likewise the “Tárikh " of Mulla ABD AL KADER BEDAüNí.” Besides those chronicles, the “Tárikh Alfi,” and the “Tárikh " of FERISHTAH,” and se
38 Jo c. [...] In an original MS. Catalogue, compiled
by an English gentleman in Bengal many years ago, and now in the Editor's possession, the following account of this work occurs—“Tabkát Akberi,” composed by NIzáM Ad’DíN
AHMED OF HERAt (Jojo A.- Jo" **) in two volumes —the first containing a history of the conquerors of India
from SUBUCTAGI ( ;&l) to MoEz AD’DíN (Jo j**) and of the kings of Dehli from MoEz Ab'pín to Akbar: and in the second volume an account of the former Sultáns of countries which had since been subdued by kings of Dehli; viz. of Dekkan, from the year 648 (of the hejira) to 1002 (or of Christ from 1250 to 1593); of Gujerät from the year 793 to 980 (or of Christ 1390 to 1572); of Bengal from 741 to 928 (1340 to 1521); of Málicah for 158 years; of Javánpür for 97 years; of Sind for 236 years; of Multán for 245 years; and of Kashmir for 80 years.
39 - [..." . -Jolo j9%) or lo 8,8 40 &; £25 An excellent translation of this valuable work has lately been published by Lieut.-Colonel Briggs, in veral other works, furnish anecdotes illustrating different portions of that victorious emperor's history. Now concerning the affairs of his majesty, who at present resides in heaven, the illustrious sovereign JEháNgin Pápshāh,” some information, but not much detailed, may be found in the second volume of SHERíf MUATAMED KHAN’s work before mentioned, the “Ikbál Námeh ;” also in the chronicle entitled “Másir Jehāngiri,” “ which was composed by KhUAJEH KAMKAR,” generally surnamed GHAIRET KHAN,” nephew (by the brother's side) of ABDALLAh KHAN FíRúz JANG,” and this chronicle (the “Másir Jehángiri") resembles the “Ikbál Námeh' in its paucity of minute details. Next may be noticed the “Jehāngir Námeh,” "
4 vols. 8vo. There is also another English translation of
40 &G 28- See the “Memoirs of the Emperor JAHANGUEIR, written by himself, and translated from a Persian Manuscript by Major David Price,” Lond. 1829. A most amusing and interesting work, probably the same as one which belonged to the late Dr. Jonathan Scott, and styled in a Cata
or history of JEHANGíR, in which this great monarch himself has recorded the events of his reign; a work in every respect far preferable to the two above named (the “Ikbál Námeh” and “Másir Jehāngiri"); but I have never seen a copy of the emperor's own work, that traces his history beyond the eighteenth year of his reign. On the subject of that renowned and glorious sovereign the victorious Shāh JEHAN PADsháh," a second SAHIB KERAN, (whose dwelling-place is now in heaven,) we must consult the chronicle entitled “Pádshāh Nāmeh,” “ of which the first and second volumes were composed by MULLA ABD AL HAMíD, of Lahár, (or Lahore,) * the third volume being a compilation made by MUHAMMED WARETH ; * and this work (the “Pádshāh Námeh”) is of considerable utility, because it details every circumstance and particular fact that any reader can desire to know respecting the great Sháh JEHAN, from the time when he first
ascended the imperial throne until the thirtieth year of his reign had closed. Of the year and three months remaining (of his reign) after that period, we have an account in the work called “AAMEL SALEH,” composed by MUHAMMED SALEH KANBū,” but not on the same comprehensive plan as the “Pádshāh Nāmeh.” It must however be acknowledged, that the “Aámel Sáleh " is a very good composition, and furnishes the history of Sháh JEHAN from his very birth to the moment of his death. On the subject of that distinguished personage before he had assumed the imperial government, various anecdotes have been recorded by Sherif MUATAMED KHAN,” in a work which might with propriety be entitled “Mutekedmeh Pádshāh Námeh.”* Likewise AMíNAI KAzvíNI MUNshi “ has written an account of the first ten years of that emperor's reign; but this work only differs in style from the “Pádshāh Nāmeh " of ABD AL HAMíd, already mentioned. On the history of that mighty conqueror of the