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Shahnama Project

<p style='text-align: justify;'><p>This MS was sent to the Qajar court by the Iranian Zoroastrians in India in 1301 [1922?]. The MS is dated 1215 shamsi and starts with an introductory piece about Firdausi, a qasida on the situation of the Zoroastrians and in praise of the Qajar ruler.</p><p>It contains 973 numbered pages (487 folios). It also contains a brief interpolation in the story of Rustam, and a text of the Barzunama, three scenes from which are illustrated.</p><p>For a detailed description of the manuscript and its 40 paintings, see S.A. Sharifzadeh, Namvarnama, Tehran, 1370/1991, pp. 136-48 and Baqir Najafi, Shahnama-ha-yi Iran, 1997, pp. 509-11.</p><p>Initial research by Amin Mahdavi. Only poor quality images available at present.</p></p>

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