Rajab Vani


Description: In 1973, Bahurājī, the famous librarian of the City Palace Jaipur Library, told me: ”When all the manuscripts in the Library will be published, the history of Hindi literature will be very different”. The calligraphy of the last of the 198 folios (396 pages; attached) of the Rajab Vāṇī, scribed in VS 1888 (ca. 1831 CE) is exactly the same as on folio 1. What a pleasure it has been for me to work with manuscripts.

Contributor: Winand Callewaert, personal collection

Accession number: 0018