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

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  • Khabar NiśānKhabar Niśān

    File Ref: EAP071/1/3
    The text is a work on religion and spirituality, dealing with religious theories and spiritualism in the form of songs. Profound thoughts are expressed in simple terms and reflect Sufi philosophy, often through the imagery of Rādhā-Krisna. The songs descri ...
  • Śitalāng Phakirer Rāg

    File Ref: EAP071/3/1
    This text contains songs about Sufism and its development in the region of Kājidahar, Sonāi. The author of the songs is Śitalāng Śāh who changed his name from Muhhamad Salimullāh after renouncing the world and becoming a Phakir (a wanderer). It is believed ...
  • Bhédsār, 1st Edition"Bhédsār, 1st Edition"

    File Ref: EAP071/5/4
    Bhédsār is a book of religious songs which reflect on Sufi philosophy. It may have been written by Hajrat Sāhā Huchan Ālam, based on the thoughts of Saiyad Śah Hussain Ālam. The text was at some point revised and published by Srīyukta Jāji Ābdul Sāhéb; pri ...
  • 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 ...
  • Śitalāng Śahér GānŚitalāng Śahér Gān

    File Ref: EAP071/10/3
    The songs in this volume deal with Sufi philosophy and show the development of Sufism in the region of Āssām. The author Śitalāng Śāh's original name was Muhammād Salimullāh. He assumed the name of Śitalāng Śāh when he renounced the world and became a Phak ...
  • Bayān QayāmatnāmāBayān Qayāmatnāmā

    File Ref: EAP071/10/5
    The text is essentailly a religious one dealing with the Day of Judgment or Qayāmat. It gives a detailed description of the angels and puts stress on the idea that human beings will be judged for their deeds in this world on the Day of Judgment. The philos ...
  • Mohabbatnāmā

    File Ref: EAP071/11/2
    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 text here is an adaptation of the work Mohabbatnāmā w ...
  • Bhédsār

    File Ref: EAP071/13/1
    Bhédsār is a book of religious songs. The contents reflect Sufi philosophy and some of the songs are endowed with the knowledge of God. The first version of the text perhaps belongs to the 17th century. The present copy has been copied out by hand. ...
  • Haribamsa

    File Ref: EAP071/18/2
    The text is an adaptation, in Sylhét Nāgri script, of the original Haribamsa which, according to scholars, was written by Bhabānanda in the 17th century. It narrates the love-story of Krishna and Rādhā, the Hindu god and goddess. It was very popular among ...
  • Candramukhir Punthi

    File Ref: EAP071/20/3
    The text narrates the love story of Candramukhi, daughter of the king of Gandarbha, and Gulshunahār, son of the king of Misar (which has been identified as Egypt). The story seems to be an adaptation from a Persian story. The text shows literary innovation ...
  • Hālatunnabi

    File Ref: EAP071/20/4
    The Hālatunnabi is a popular text in the Muslim community of Sonāi, Cāchār in the Āssam region. According to the poet, the text in manucript form was completed in 1262 Bengali Era (1853 Common Era). It narrates, in 'Payār' and 'Tripodi' verse, the story of ...
  • Kālām Darbéś

    File Ref: EAP071/20/5
    'Kalām Darbéś', or 'Sayings of Darvish', written in Sylhét Nāgri script is a religious text in which a devoted Muslim desires to know what constitutes a 'true' Mussalmān. He sings the glory of Allah and enquires about the rituals of Islam (that is, the sec ...
  • Kālām Darbéś

    File Ref: EAP071/21/1
    'Kalām Darbéś', or 'Sayings of Darvish', written in Sylhét Nāgri is a religious text in which a devoted Muslim desires to know what constitutes a 'true' Mussalmān. He sings the glory of Allah and enquires about the rituals of Islam (that is, the secret ele ...
  • Candramukhir PuthiCandramukhir Puthi

    File Ref: EAP071/25/2
    The text narrates the love story of Candramukhi, daughter of the king of Gandarbha and Gulshunahār, son of the king of Misar (which has been identified as Egypt). The story appears to be an adaptation from a Persian text and this is reflected in the litera ...
  • Kétāb Ganjé Éské Élāhi

    File Ref: EAP071/30/12
    Digital images of. ...