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Fayżī, Abū al-Fayż ibn Mubārak, Tarjuma-yi Līlāwatī

[Preliminary Entry] The Līlāvatī, the first section of the Siddhāntaśiromaṇiḥ, is a Sanskrit treatise on arithmetic and geometry composed by Bhāskara in the twelfth century. The Līlāvatī was translated into Persian in 995/1587 at the request of the Mughal emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605). The translation was realised by Fayżī (d. 1004/1595) the poet laureate of Akbar’s court.

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Ethé, Hermann, 1903, Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office, Oxford, Oxford University Press, vol. 1, c. 1112-1113

Mehren, August Ferdinand Michael von, 1857, Codices orientales Bibliothecæ regiæ Havniensis jussu et auspiciis regis Daniæ augustissimi Christiani Octavi enumerati et descripti. Pars III, Codices persici, turcici, hindustanici, Copenhagen, p. 9

Main Persian Title: Tarjuma-yi Līlāwatī
Translator: Fayżī, Abū al-Fayż ibn Mubārak
Original Sources:
Bhāskara, Līlāvatī.
Year / Period of Composition: 995/1587
Commissioner: Akbar