Persian Manuscripts : Tarjumah-'i Nād Purān


Persian Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'> The first of two copies of the <i>Tarjumah-'i Nād Purān</i> (Translation of the <i>Nād Purān</i>) held in the Rylands (see also <a target='_blank' class='externalLink uom-purple' href=''>Persian MS 348</a>). This Persian translation of an unidentified Sanskrit or Brajbhasha work on music originally entitled <i>Nāda-purāṇa</i> (Ancient Text on Music), describes the musical scales and their qualities, replete with many illustrative diagrams, along with a final section on the different <i>rasa</i> (taste, essence, aesthetics) and <i>bhava</i> (expressions) in classical Indian music. </p>

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