Mathematics, Astronomy and Astrology
[Preliminary Entry] The Badā’i‘-i funūn is a treatise on arithmetic chiefly based on Bhāskara’s Līlāvatī and divided into nine or ten chapters (bāb). It was written in 1074/1663-4 at Etawah (Uttar Pradesh) by the Hindu scholar MīdnīMal ibn Dhārma Narāyāṇ. In a copy preserved in London (Ethé 1903, c. 1233) the work is dedicated to the Mughal emperor Awrangzēb (r. 1658-1707) but apparently not in other copies.
v) Information on colophon; vi) Description of miniatures/illustrations; vii) Other remarks; viii) Information on catalogue(s)
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Supplément persan 329;, vii)
18th century, breaks off in bāb viii.
Ethé, Hermann, 1903, Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office, Oxford, Oxford University Press, vol. 1, c. 1112-1113
|Main Persian Title:||Badā’i‘-i funūn|
|Author:||Mīdnī Mal ibn Dhārma Narāyāṇ|
|Year / Period of Composition:||1073/1663-1664|
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