Citation
تاریخ سفر مکّہ

Material Information

Title:
تاریخ سفر مکّہ
Alternate title:
Tārīkh-i safar-i Makkah : Journal of a trip to Mecca, by Sikandar Begum, Nawab of Bhopal
Added title page title:
A pilgrimage to Mecca / by the Nawab Sikandar, Begum of Bhopal
Creator:
Sikandar Begum, Nawab of Bhopal, 1816-1868 ( Author, Primary )
Sikandar Begum (1816-1868), Nawab of Bhopal
Donor:
This manuscript was part of Sir Henry Marion Durand’s papers that were bought from the Durand Family in 1970.
Language:
Urdu
Physical Description:
[217 p.]

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
نواب سکندر بیگم
نواب بھوپال
(بھوپال (شاہی ریاست
الحج
حج
حج -- سعودی عرب -- مکہ
Nawabs of Bhopal
Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Saudi Arabia -- Mecca ( lcsh )
Sikandar Begum, Nawab of Bhopal, 1816-1868 ( lcnaf )
Temporal Coverage:
1863 - 1864
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Saudi Arabia -- Mecca
Asia -- India -- Madhya Pradesh -- Bhopal District -- Bhopal
Asia -- Mogul Empire -- Bhopal (Princely State)
ایشیا -- مغل سلطنت -- بھوپال, شاہی ریاست -- بھوپال
ایشیا -- سعودی عرب -- مکہ -- مکہ
آسيا -- المملكة العربية السعودية -- مكة -- مكة
آسيا -- الهند -- ماديا براديش -- بھوپال -- بھوپال
Coordinates:
23.25 x 77.416667
21.4225 x 39.826111

Notes

Abstract:
This is account of Sikandar Begum, Regent and 10th Nawab of Bhopal (1844-1868), princely state in Central India, of her pilgrimage to Mecca in 1280 AH [1863-64 AD]. It was written in 1284 AH [1867 AD], in Urdu on pale blue filigraned English paper (William 1866) and counts 217 pages bound between boards covered in fishscale-patterned green and gold cloth. The colophon page bears two stamps: the personal inked stamp of Sikandar Begum, and the embossed state seal of the Bhopal princedom. ( English,English,,,, )
Subject:
Sikandar Begum (1817-1868), Regent, 10th ruling Nawab and one of the four women rulers of Bhopal (1844-1868), who, against all social conventions of the time and the dangers inherent to such an enterprise, journeyed to Mecca between 1863 and 1864, becoming reputedly the first Indian ruler to undertake the holy pilgrimage as well as write an account of her journey.
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Sikandar Begum, Nawab of Bhopal, 1816-1868 : URI http://viaf.org/viaf/68394157
Ownership:
This is the bound manuscript in Urdu of Sikandar Begum's account of her pilgrimage to Mecca, written down in 1284 AH [1867 AD] at the suggestion of Lady Durand, wife of Major-General Sir Henry Marion Durand, the Political Agent in Bhopal in the 1850’s and later Emma Laura Willoughby-Osborne (wife of Colonel John William Willoughby Osborne, who was appointed Political Agent at Bhopal in 1862) . It appears that this copy held at SOAS might be one of the two autograph copies produced by Sikandar Begum for Lady Durand and Emma Laure Willoughby-Osborne, that were reported untraceable or missing until now. One manuscript of the travelogue was kept by Sikandar Begum's successor, Nawab Shahjahan Begum in the Royal Archives of Bhopal and Emma Laura Willoughby-Osborne acquired it from her, in order to translate it from Urdu to English. She completed the translation in 1869 (the year following Sikandar Begum's death) and had it published in 1870 by W.H. Allen & Company (available in SOAS Library Special Collections under classmark EB87.175/165394).
Language:
Urdu in Arabic script (Nastaliq variant)

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
SOAS, University of London
Rights Management:
This item is licensed with the Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial License. This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon this work non-commercially, as long as they credit the author and license their new creations under the identical terms.
Resource Identifier:
PP MS 55, Durand, Box 2 ( SOAS order with )
PP MS 55/01/01/12 ( SOAS CALM reference )
MS 257247, (32) 21b ( SOAS previous manuscript number )

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A
PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA,
BY
THE NAWAB SIKANDAR
BEGUM OF BHOPAL, G.C.S.I.,
Translated from the Original Urdu, and edited by
MRS. WILLOUGHBY-OSBORNE.
FOLLOWED BY A
HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE REIGNING FAMILY OF BHOPAL,
BY
LIEUT.-COL. WILLOUGHBY-OSBORNE, C.B.,
Political Agent in Bhopal.
And an Appendix
TRANSLATED BY-
THE REV. WILLIAM WILKINSON,
Chaplain of Sehore.
LONDON:
Wm. H. ALLEN & Co., 13, WATERLOO PLACE,
PALL MALL, S.W.
1870.