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Mullā ‘Abd al-Šakūr Bazmī, Rat Padam

[Preliminary Entry] Padmāwat is a popular Indian story with both lyrical and historical themes, that Malik Muḥammad Jāyasī (d. 999/ 1591) versified in Awadhi language in 947/1540-41 during the reign of Šīr Šāh Sūrī (r. 1540 -1545). Rat Padam is the first Persian translation of the Indian Padmāwat and was realized by Mullā ‘Abd al-Šakūr Bazmī (d. 1662-1663) in 1619. It includes two parts: the former part recounts the love story of Ratan Sin and Padmāwatī, and the latter focuses on the historical event of Sultan ‘Alā’ al-Dīn Ḫaljī’s conquering Chittoor Castle. Some historians disagree on the second part of the book and they doubt if the love story happened for ‘Alā’ al-Dīn Ḫaljī or Ġīyāṯ al-Dīn Ḫaljī, as Tārīḫ-i Firišta is the only historical source that mentions the passion of ‘Allā’ al-Din Ḫaljī for Padmāwatī (Ṣīddīqī 1999, p. 163)

Bazmī’s Rat Padam is composed of 3014 couplets in maṯnawī style. His translation has opened doors to other Persian versions of Padmāvat such as Šam’ wa Parwāna of ‘Āqil Ḫān Rāzī, Faraḥ-baḫš of Lachhman Rām and Hingāma-yi ‘Išq of Munšī Ānand Rām Muḫliṣ.

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i) Place of copying; ii) Period of copying; iii) Copyist; iv) Commissioner;
v) Information on colophon; vi) Description of miniatures/illustrations; vii) Other remarks; viii) Information on catalogue(s)

Aligarh, University Library, Lytton collection, 54/2.



Ḫudābaḫš Bankipur, 297

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London, India Office, 1582


Punjab, University library, 3268/2630



Bazmī ‘Abd al-Šakūr, 1350/1971, Dāstān-i Padmāwat, ‘Ābidī Amīr Ḥassan,ed., Tehran, Bunyād-i Farhang-i Iran

Ṣīddīqī Ṭâhira, 1378/1999, Fiction Writing in Persian in the Sub-continent During Mughal Period, Islamabad, Iran-Pakistan Institute of Persian Studies

Work in verses
Main Persian Title: Rat Padam
English Translation of Main Persian Title: [The Love story of] Ratan and Padam
Original Sources:

Malik Muḥammad Jāyasī


Other Persian texts quoting this Original Source:
Hingāma-yi ‘išq, Šam’ wa Parwāna.
Year / Period of Composition: 1619
Later texts quoting this Work:
Dāstān-i Padmāwat