Digitised Legal Documents from the Indo-Persian World

Order of Wazir Khan to Sultan Muhammad to collect outstanding cesses

Wazir Khan commands Sultan Muhammad to ensure the collection of the outstanding cesses related to the post of landlord (chaudhri) from Purshottam Das and others.

Functional document type: Orders

Formal document type: Parvana

Themes: Money, Petitioning, Taxation and Tribute

Julus calendar: 27 Muharram 9
Hijri-qamri calendar: 27 Muharram 1077
Gregorian calendar: 30 July 1666

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invocation (top centre): Arabic

هو المعز

He [God] is respected

main text: Persian

1شجاعت اطوار سلطانمحمد بتوجه خاطر مستظهر بوده بداند درینولا از روی تقریر وزیری خانی
2 احمد بیگ خان و از مضمون عرضه پرسوتم چودری دهار معلوم گردید که چودری مذکور و چودری
3 نعلجه زر بابت ضامنی چودری امجهره سوای زری که دعوی آن بمقتضای ضامنی بچودری کنپیل دارند بوصول
4رسانیدند و از آنجمله قلیلی باقی مانده لهذا نوشته می شود که آنچه از بابت حصه چودری
5 دهار که پرسوتم باشد نزد او باقی باشد تا دام آخر پی اینمال بوصول رسانیده خود را
6بحضور برساند و بواسطه اخذ زری که دعوی آن بچودری کنپیل دارند بالفعل مزاحم نشود
7که ما در حضور خود چودری کنپیل را طلبداشته بمقتضای عدالت این معامله را فیصل خواهیم داد
8حسب المسطور بعمل آورد و باقی وجه حصه چودری دهار و نعلجه را تا دام تحصیل نموده بیاورد
9 درینباب تاکید داند فی التاریخ ۲۷ محرم الحرم سنه ۹ قلمی شد فقط1

1Courageous in Manner Sultan Muhammad, being comforted by the favour of remembrance2 , know that recently from the declaration of the servant of Wazir Khan,
2 Ahmad Beg Khan, and from the contents of the ʿarz of Purshottam [Das] chaudhri of Dhar, it became known that the said chaudhri and the chaudhri
3of Nalcha delivered the money for the security of the chaudhri of Amjhera, except for the money that they have claimed for the surety of the chaudhri of Kanpil [Kampel].
4And from that total amount, a little [money] is due, and hence it is written that that which is the share of the chaudhri
5of Dhar – that is, Purshottam – is outstanding from him. Until the last dam for this amount has been deposited, he should
6bring himself to the Lord. And for procuring the money that they have claimed from the chaudhri of Kanpil [Kampel], let there be no obstruction
7 so that we will summon the chaudhri of Kanpil [Kampel] to our presence and decide this matter in accordance with the law.
8Execute [it] as written. And let the remaining sum for the share of the chaudhri of Dhar and Nalcha until the [last] dam be brought and deposited.
9Know this matter as settled. Written on the date of 27 Muharram the Holy, [regnal] year 9.

authorisation (right margin): Persian

[بموجب مسطور عمل شد] بیض
وزیر خان [مرید] بادشاه عالمگیر

[Executed as written.] Ended.
[Round black ink seal] Wazir Khan [disciple] of Badshah Alamgir

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later addition (top centre): Persian

نمبر ۲۱

Number 21


1. This last line is written on the left margin, which is unusual. Scribes typically wrapped text to the right margin if they ran out of space. [BACK]

2. I.e. being noticed by the Lord [BACK]

written representation, petition

landlord (similar to desai, deshmukh)

landlord (similar to desai, deshmukh)

landlord (similar to desai, deshmukh)

landlord (similar to desai, deshmukh)

landlord (similar to desai, deshmukh)

landlord (similar to desai, deshmukh)

copper coin

landlord (similar to desai, deshmukh)

landlord (similar to desai, deshmukh)

landlord (similar to desai, deshmukh)

copper coin

emperor (alternately, padshah)


Issuer: Wazir Khan
Recipient: Sultan Muhammad




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

Transcribed from manuscript image.

Edited by Elizabeth Thelen

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