Ni'matnama Manuscript of the Sultans of Mandu: The Sultan's Book of Delights / Edition 1

Ni'matnama Manuscript of the Sultans of Mandu: The Sultan's Book of Delights / Edition 1

by Norah M. Titley
     
 

The Ni'matnama is a late fifteenth-century book of the recipes of the eccentric Sultan of Mandu (Madhya Pradesh), Ghiyath Shahi, collected and added to by his son and successor, Nasir Shah. It contains recipes for cooking a variety of delicacies and epicurean delights, as well as providing remedies and aphrodisiacs for the Sultan and his court. It also includes

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The Ni'matnama is a late fifteenth-century book of the recipes of the eccentric Sultan of Mandu (Madhya Pradesh), Ghiyath Shahi, collected and added to by his son and successor, Nasir Shah. It contains recipes for cooking a variety of delicacies and epicurean delights, as well as providing remedies and aphrodisiacs for the Sultan and his court. It also includes important sections on the preparation of betel leaves as well as advice on the logistics of hunting expeditions and warfare. The text provides a remarkable and tantalizing account of rarified courtly life in a fifteenth-century Indian Sultanate region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415350594
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/21/2005
Series:
Routledge Studies in South Asia Series
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Preface 2. Introduction 3. List and Description of the Manuscript's Illustrations 4. Facsimile of the Manuscript including Colour Inserts for Illustrations 5. Translation of the Manuscript 6. Bibliography 7. Glossary 8. Index

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