Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday presented Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj a specially commissioned reproduction of a rare 13th century manuscript on the history of Mongols from the Rampur Raza Library, Rampur.
The manuscripts, called Jamiut Tawarikh, was one of the grandest projects undertaken by the Ilkhanate king Ghazan Khan (1295-1304). The great work was done by the king’s wazir Rasheeduddin Fazlullah Hamedani who wrote it in Persian and chronicled the history up to the reign of Oljeitju (1304-1316).
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The breadth of coverage of the work often caused it to be dubbed as the first world history. The manuscript has over 80 fine miniature illustrations. The manuscript is a part of Volume 1 of the work and no other copy of it is known to exist.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to the Country. He is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Mongolia. While addressing the media after a delegation-level talk, Prime Minister said, “India and Mongolia are at an important milestone. We are celebrating sixty years of diplomatic relations.”
(With inputs from PIB)