Ruqa'at-i-Walajahi (with notes)
Madras, Controller of Stationery, 1958. orig. boards. (11), 437 pp,, 24x16cm, Consists of an 11-page English introduction + 437 pp Persian text. Some wear. Some binding bumps and stains. Good.
¶ A collection of approx. one thousand epistles detailing the reign of Nawab Muhammad Ali Walajah addressed by the Collectors and other officers and including the replies and orders issued by the Nawab concerning day-to-day matters of administration such as land, taxes, agricultural activities, grants, endowments, rivers, tombs, public welfare, arts and crafts, military organization, forts, gardening, posts and communications, ca. 1188A.H. (ca. 1 820 A.D.). Madras Government Oriental Manuscripts Series nr. 4 6.
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Keywords: Persian Literature, Feudatories, India South Asia, Carnatic, Princely states, Government, History, Political Politics,