Tuti Nama, Tales of a Parrot

Scope and Content

Tuti Nama (Tales of a Parrot).

Persian version, by Ziya'i Nakhshabi, a translation of a Sanskrit collection of 52 tales narrated by a parrot (tuti) and a nightingale (sharak), in order to keep a woman away from her lover while her husband, a traveling merchant, was absent. No date or place of writing. In Nasta 'liq, Persian. Unidentified stamps of 110v, 112r, 185 v. Catalogued by MW Collier.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ziya'i Nakhshabi, a copyist and illustrator, may have worked in India in the 18th century.


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Acquisition Information

Provenance unknown. Bears St Andrews UL pressmark C.A.6, 8.


Call number used to be msPK6559.Z6

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Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database.

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