Calender of Persian Correspondence (5 Vols Set)

By: Muzaffar Alam & Sanjay Subrahmanyam

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Volume I, 1759-1767 Being Letters, referring mainly to Affairs in Bengal, which passed between some of the Company's Servants and Indian Rulers and Notables ISBN: 978-93-80607-64-1, lvi+542 pp, Hb, 1895 Volume II, 1767-1769 Being Letters which passed between some of the Company's Servants and Indian Rulers and Notables ISBN: 978-93-80607-65-8, lvi+526 pp, Hb, 1895 Volume III, 1770-1772 Being Letters which passed between some of the Company's Servants and Indian Rulers and Notables ISBN: 978-93-80607-66-5, lvi+344 pp, Hb, 1395 Volume IV, 1772-1775 Being Letters which passed between some of the Company's Servants and Indian Rulers and Notables ISBN: 978-93-80607-67-2, lvi+414 pp, Hb, 1595 Volume V, 1776-1780 Being Letters which passed between some of the Company's Servants and Indian Rulers and Notables ISBN: 978-93-80607-68-9, lvi+560 pp, Hb, 1950 The year 1911 saw the publication of the first volume of the Calendar of Persian Correspondence, arguably the most significant publication of the period of the Imperial Record Department that had been founded in 1891, under G.W. Forrest. One of Forrest's eventual successors was C.R. Wilson, who conceived a 'brilliant scheme, that of calendaring the entire series of Persian records...'. These records were a part of the very large corpus of 'ancient papers' of the East India Company that had long been held in 'various secretariat offices at Calcutta'. They included some 26,000 bound volumes, as well as 1.5 million unbound documents, making up a total of roughly 18 million folios of Company-related papers in various languages. The Calendar was to present to the public a summary version of merely a part of these, namely the Persian-language 'letters which passed between some of the [East India] Company's Servants and Indian Rulers and Notables', commencing in 1759. Though initially concerned mainly with the 'Affairs in Bengal', the series-of which the first five volumes, covering the years 1759 to 1780, had appeared by 1930-eventually came to take into account other parts of India as well. Printed Pages: 2666 (vols. I-V,)

Title: Calender of Persian Correspondence (5 Vols Set)

Author Name: Muzaffar Alam & Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2013

ISBN: 9789380607542

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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