Digitised Legal Documents from the Indo-Persian World

Acknowledgement of a loan taken by Abdullah bin Shuhadat Al-Balushi from Seth Ratansi

Abdullah bin Shuhadat Al-Balushi acknowledges the loan he took from Seth Ratansi Purshottam.

Functional document type: Private Deeds

Formal document type: Iqrar

Themes: Debt and Mortgage, Money, Trade

Hijri-qamri calendar: 25 Dhu Al-Hijjah 1313
Gregorian calendar: 7 June 1896

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invocation (top centre): Arabic

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

In the name of God, the most gracious, the most compassionate

main text: Arabic

1اقر عبدالله بن شهدات البلوشي ان عليه للسيت رطنسيه
2بن برسوتم البنياني
ثلاثة و خمسين قرشا فضة افرنسياً
3و نصف قرش فضة افرنسيسي حقا مؤجلاً عنه لمضي ستة
4اشهر زمانا من اليوم اقرارا منه بذالك بتاريخ يوم ٢٥ شهر ذي
5الحجة الحرام سنة ١٣١٣ و كتبه ناصر بن عامر بن سليمان الريامي بيده
6 بمعرفة الياس بن فقير و غلام شاه البلوشيين

1Abdullah bin Shuhadat Al-Balushi acknowledges that upon him to the Seth Ratansi
2Bin Purshottam Al-Banyani
[is] three and fifty French silver qurush
3and half a French silver qirsh, an obligation that is deferred from him for six
4months’ time from today, an acknowledgement from him of that on 25 Dhu
5Al-Hijja Al-Haram 13131 and Nasser bin Amer bin Sulaiman Al-Riyami wrote it with his own hand
6with the cognizance of Ilyas bin Faqir and Ghulam Shah Al-Balushiyin (the Baluchis)


1. Arabic transliteration of the month is used here because the document is fully in Arabic. This month is spelled Zi al-hijja elsewhere on the site in accordance with Persian usage. [BACK]

a silver coin, equivalent to a Maria Theresa Dollar

a silver coin, equivalent to a Maria Theresa Dollar




Vimal Purecha Family Collection, no shelfmark
Archival Collection: Ratansi Purshottam collection

Transcribed from manuscript image.

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