Dates in Several Eras


Ms KH55, p. 136

Copied in Samvat 1942/1886 CE.

This is an interesting example of a manuscript dated across several eras: the copy dates are given as Samvat 1942/1886 CE, and the Hijri date of 1304 is also included. Copied in black and red ink in clear Khojkiinfo-icon hand by ‘Visan: Das’ of Sialkot (Punjab-Pakistan), the pages are sewn in the middle within a red leather wrapper. The manuscript is copied on European laid paper and its visible watermarks, produced in 1885 CE, read ‘Malcolm and Harry’ and ‘N.J Moolla’. The manuscript ends with the price of ink, paper and copying charges.

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