Digitised Legal Documents from the Indo-Persian World

Order of Asadullah to several banjaras regarding tax-free grain purchases

Nayak Singha and other migratory grain and cattle merchants (banjaras) are not to be harassed for tax when they buy grain in district (pargana) Dhar.

Functional document type: Orders

Formal document type: Dastak

Themes: Trade, Taxation and Tribute, Natural Resources

Hijri-qamri calendar: 1 Ramzan 1073
Gregorian calendar: 9 April 1663

[Page 1r]

invocation (top centre): Arabic


He [God] is

main text: Persian

2باسم [نایک|نانک] سینگها وغیره بنجارها آنکه خاطر خود را
3بهمه جهت جمع داشته در پرگنه دهار آمده غله خرید نمایند که
4هیچکس در دهات برای زکوه مزاحم نخواهد شد در این باب
5نهایت تاکید دانسته حسب المُسطور بعمل آورند
6تحریر فی التاریخ غره شهر رمضان المبارک سنه ۱۰٧٣ هجری فقطُ1

2 in the name of [Nayak|Nanak] Singha etc. banjaras, that having settled their minds
3in all respects and come to pargana Dhar, they should buy grain,
4and nobody in the villages will trouble [them] for taxes.
5Knowing this matter to be completely settled, do as written.
6Written on the 1st of Ramzan Mubarak in the year 1073 Hijri. Nothing further.

invocation (right margin): Arabic


He [God] is

authorisation (right margin): Persian

1حسب المسطور مقرر دانسته
2بعمل آورند هچ کس خلاف
3این دستک نخواهد نمود بخاطر جمع در کار خود
4مقید بوده باشند الیه الیه بیض
5 [اسد الله] نوازش خانی

1Knowing it settled as written,
2do it. Nobody will oppose
3this dastak. With assured minds, be engaged
4in your work. As aforementioned. Ended.
5[Round black ink seal] [Asadullah] of Nawazish Khan


1. Unusually, the scribe has placed a large pish (marker of the short vowel 'o') above the logograph. [BACK]


itinerant grain and cattle merchant




Issuer: Asadullah
Recipient: Nayak Singha




Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, LNS 235 MS n1
Archival Collection: Purshottam Das collection

Transcribed from manuscript image.

Edited by Elizabeth Thelen

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