Archival records from Archiving texts in the Sylhet Nagri script (EAP071)

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  • Bhabatarān Kabi Cārti Bāul Gān Saha, 1st Edition [1913]"Bhabatarān Kabi...

    File Ref: EAP071/5/5
    The text of this volume emphasises the transience of human existence. It preaches that a person should concentrate on improving their life after death, and that this can be done by performing religious duties. The text includes a collection of four songs w ...
  • Khabar NiśānKhabar Niśān

    File Ref: EAP071/5/6
    The text is a work on religion and spirituality. It is in the form of songs that deal with religious theories and spiritualism. Profound thoughts are expressed in simple terms and reflect the Sufi philosophy often expressed through the imagery of Rādhā-Kri ...
  • Khabar NiśānKhabar Niśān

    File Ref: EAP071/5/7
    The text is a work on religion and spirituality. It is in the form of songs that deal with religious theories and spiritualism. Profound thoughts are expressed in simple terms and reflect the Sufi philosophy often expressed through the imagery of Rādhā-Kri ...
  • PāndnāmāPāndnāmā

    File Ref: EAP071/5/8
    The text in this volume is by Ch[S]ādék Āli who was born in 1205 BE (1798 CE). The author mentions his name in the text, which is written in the form of a discourse, in verse. He introduces the different elements of Islam as well as stories (Bayān) related ...
  • HushiārnāmāHushiārnāmā

    File Ref: EAP071/5/9
    The text here is a photocopy of a hand-copied version of the original, which was written by the famous poet Ch[S]ādék Āli (or Munsi Chādék Āli) who converted to Islam from Hinduism. It is a book on religion, warning people against deviating from the religi ...
  • Bhéd Jahur [1918]Bhéd Jahur [1918]

    File Ref: EAP071/5/10
    Bhéd Johur is a religious text which deals with esoteric philosophy. It contains discussions on Sufism and various other secret ideas about Vaisnavism, Nātha and Sahajiyā cults. Significantly, while introducing these cults, the poet seeks the blessings of ...
  • Hālatunnabi

    File Ref: EAP071/6/1
    The Hālatunnabi is a very popular text in the Muslim community of Hāilākāndi in Āssām. According to the poet, the text in manuscript form was completed in 1262 Bengali Era (1853 Common Era)). It narrates, in 'Payār' and 'Tripodi' verse, the story of Creati ...
  • Spiritual Songs on Love and SeparationSpiritual Songs on Love and Separation

    File Ref: EAP071/6/2
    The text in this volume has no title and has been hand-copied. The initial lines are illegible. It is a compilation of spiritual songs on love and separation (from Allah). It depicts the devotion towards God using the metaphor of love. ...
  • Hajnāmā [1913]

    File Ref: EAP071/7/1
    Hajnāmā highlights the importance of practising 'haj', the pilgrimage to Mecca, as one of the most important rituals of Islam. The text aims to acquaint the rural masses with the ways of being a true Mussalman. By recounting the importance of performing 'h ...
  • Hasar Michil

    File Ref: EAP071/8/1
    'Hāsar' means 'resurrection' and 'michil' means 'system' or 'file of records'. The text is thus a metaphorical description of the day of judgement and resurrection. ...
  • OjunamājOjunamāj

    File Ref: EAP071/8/2
    Written by Munśi Ābdul Karim, the text provides the rituals associated with two (of the five) compulsory duties of a Mussalman - 'Oju' meaning ablution before prayers and 'Namāj[z]' being an offering of prayers. It emphasises the importance of cleanliness ...
  • JamnāmāJamnāmā

    File Ref: EAP071/8/3
    Jamnāmā is a story of wars and battles. It is a popular text in the region of Cāchār in Āssām and is ritually read on the Muharram night. ...
  • MohabbatnāmāMohabbatnāmā

    File Ref: EAP071/8/4
    The text is a romantic narrative poem depicting the adventurous love story of Hazrat Yusuf and J[z]ulékhā, a woman of peerless beauty. The core story is described in the Qur'an as 'Āhsānūl Kachach'. The version here is an adaptation of the work Mohabbatnām ...
  • MohabbatnāmāMohabbatnāmā

    File Ref: EAP071/8/5
    The text is a romantic narrative poem depicting the adventurous love story of Hazrat Yusuf and J[z]ulékhā, a woman of peerless beauty. The core story is described in the Qur'an as 'Āhsānūl Kachach'. The version here is an adaptation of the work Mohabbatnām ...
  • Harmuj Ālir GānHarmuj Ālir Gān

    File Ref: EAP071/8/6
    The title of this text means 'the songs of Śāh Harmuj Āli'. It is a collection of songs. Significantly, one of the songs describes the Khilāphat movement. Another verse is on 'Sajli Tarikā'. ...