Digitised Legal Documents from the Indo-Persian World

Order to officials of district Dhar regarding the grant of land to Purshottam Das based on good performance

The officials of district (pargana) Dhar, division (sarkar) Mandu, province (suba) Malwa are notified that based on his good performance, the landlord (chaudhri) Purshottam Das has been granted a village in perpetuity for the support of himself and his children.

Functional document type: Orders

Formal document type: Parvana

Themes: Grants, Taxation and Tribute

Julus calendar: 1 Ramzan 19
Hijri-qamri calendar: 1 Ramzan 1086
Gregorian calendar: 19 November 1675

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invocation (top centre): Persian



authorisation (top right): Persian

اسلام خان بن حسین علی مرید شاه عالمگیر ۱۴ ۱۰۸۰

[Round black ink seal] Islam Khan, son of Hussein Ali, disciple of Shah Alamgir [Regnal Year] 14 10801

main text: Persian

1متصدیان مهمات حال و استقبال پرگنه دهار سرکار مندو صوبه مالوا بدانند که
2دریولا حقیقت دولتخواهی و نیکو خدمتی و آبادانکاری پرسوتم داس چودهری
3بعرض رسد که در سرانجام مهام آنجا مساعی جمله بظهور میرساند بنابران موضع کساودها
4عمله پرگنه مذکور در وجه انعام و نانکار مشارالیه با فرزندان بدستور سابق مقرر فرمودیم
5باید که موضه مسطور را بموجب حسب الضمن از ابتدای فصلخریف توشقان ایل سنه ۱۰۸۳ بتصرف
6مشارالیه واگذارند که حاصلات آنرا سال بسال صرف مایحتاج خود نموده
7در تقدیم مراسم خیرات دولتخواهی مقدور کرم باشد [عن] غره رمضان سنه ۱۹ بیض

1The important officials of the present and future of pargana Dhar, sarkar Mandu, suba Malwa should know that
2at this time, the facts about the loyalty and good service and efforts to populate [the area] by the chaudhri Purshottam Das
3have been brought to attention and [the fact] that he makes efforts to complete the important tasks there is evident. On that basis, the village of Kusawadha
4in the administration of the said pargana is given as inʿam and nankar to the said person along with his descendants, as per past practice.
5The said village, according to the zimn, must be given into the possession of the said person from the beginning of the season of kharif of the hare year, year 1083,
6so that the collections from therein year to year should be used for his expenses,
7[and] he should be engaged generously in the promotion of the good works of loyalty. On the first night of the new moon of Ramzan in the year 19. Ended.

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clerical notes (bottom right): Persian

1 محمد امین بنده اسلام خان ۱۰۸۴
2فی التاریخ
3غره رمضان
4 سنه ۱۹

1[Round black ink seal] Muhammad Amin, servant of Islam Khan [in the] year 10842
2On the date of
3the first night of the new moon of Ramzan
4 year 19

clerical notes (middle right): Persian

ضمن نویسی

The writing of the zimn

clerical notes (top right): Persian

[قلم نماید]

[It was written.]

later addition (top centre): Persian

نمبر ۲

Number 2


1. This seal was issued in 1669–70 CE. [BACK]

2. This seal was issued in 1673–74 CE. [BACK]


territorial division, larger than district; generic term for a sovereign or government (Mughal term)

province (Mughal term)

landlord (similar to desai, deshmukh)


reward, grant of tax-free land

tax-free land held by the chaudhri

verso of the document (This is where the details of a grant were often entered.)


verso of the document (This is where the details of a grant were often entered.)




Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, LNS 235 MS h1
Archival Collection: Purshottam Das collection

Transcribed from manuscript image.

Edited by Dominic Vendell

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