Digitised Legal Documents from the Indo-Persian World

Order of Rafi Muhammad to Purshottam Das about tax payments not received from Amjhera

The landlord (chaudhri) Purshottam Das of district (pargana) Dhar was informed that tax money is due from Amjhera and that a reply to the record-keeper (qanungo) regarding their collection has not been received.

Functional document type: Orders

Formal document type: Parvana

Themes: Administration, Taxation and Tribute

Julus calendar: 21 Safar 15
Hijri-qamri calendar: 21 Safar 1083
Gregorian calendar: 18 June 1672

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invocation: Persian



authorisation (right margin): Persian

رفیع محمد خانه زاد بادشاه عالمگیر ۶ سنه ۱۰۷۳

[Round black ink seal] Rafi Muhammad, servant of Badshah Alamgir in the year 1073 [Regnal Year] 6

main text: Persian

1پرسوتمداس چودری دهار را انهاء آنکه مبلغ بابت [باقی] امجهره
2[ثابت] رسد قانونگوی دهه [او ست] محمد عاظم را برای تحصیل آن
3فرستاده شد ظاهراً جواب محصولی نمیداشت [میداند] تا دام آخر داخل [سرکار کشد|کردار کسی]
4اگر عرضی [باشد] بحضور آمده ظاهر سازد [و ادا اسواران شدند]
5[بتنخواه حواله باشد] فی جمله که درینباب نهایت تاکید دانند
6فی التاریخ ۲۱ شهر صفر سنه ۱۵ جلوس والا بیض

1Purshottam Das, the chaudhri of Dhar, is informed that the amount for the [arrears] of Amjhera
2was fixed. The qanungoi of village [is his.] Muhammad Azim has been sent to collect the money.
3It is clear that a reply to the request for collection has not been given. [Let it be known] until the last dam [shall be entered to the sarkar|the conduct of someone]
4If requested, come to the government and make it known. [And the payment of the riders [that] shall be]
5 [shall be assigned to the salary.] Know this matter to be completely settled.
6Dated 21 of the month Safar in the year 15 of the august reign. Ended.

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clerical notes (right margin): Persian

بتاریخ ۲۱ شهر صفر سنه ۱۵ داخل حضور نموده شد [فقط]

On the date of 21 of the month of Safar in the year 15 entered the government [Nothing further.]


1. This seal was issued in 1663–64 CE. [BACK]

2. Endorsements on the verso sometimes include single Persian letters below the main inscription. Most common are the letters mim, dal and fe. There is debate over what these letters mean. [BACK]

emperor (alternately, padshah)

landlord (similar to desai, deshmukh)

the office of record-keeper

copper coin


Issuer: Rafi Muhammad
Recipient: Purshottam Das




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

Transcribed from manuscript image

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