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open Armenia 1 1 62 62
open Australia 2 2 2 2
open Austria 1 3 85 85
open Belgium 1 1 0
open Canada 4 37 63 9 27 17 6 2 2
open Denmark 2 38 75 6 16 31 16 2 4
open Egypt 1 7 238 70 72 49 14 11 21 1
open France 9 62 1010 10 192 280 285 86 109 48
open Georgia 2 12 73 1 15 44 13
open Germany 10 49 1237 41 182 340 426 88 101 59
open Greece 1 3 3 2 1
open Hungary 4 6 58 20 2 36
close India 37 109 2962 75 381 368 737 83 1028 17 273
close Aligarh, Maulana Azad Library open 10 102 4 12 86
close Alwar, Government Museum open 3 196 11 15 170
close   ACC 114 open 171 1 170
001v In praise of Sultan Mahmud open              
002v Zahhak consults physicians open              
003r Faridun fords the Dijla on the way to fight Zahhak open              
004r Faridun enthroned open              
005r Salm is envious of Iraj open              
006r The head of Iraj is brought to Faridun open              
007v Manuchihr and the Iranians attack the army of Tur open              
008r Manuchihr kills Salm open              
009v Prince Zal is presented to Manuchihr open              
010r Zal by Rudaba's castle open              
011r Zal writes to Sam open              
012r Manuchihr learns about Zal and Rudaba open              
013v Sam receives Sindukht as envoy from the King of Kabul open              
014r The birth of Rustam open              
015v Rustam kills Zal's white elephant open              
016v The battle between Qarin and Afrasiyab open              
017r Afrasiyab kills his brother Aghriras open              
018r Rustam kills Qulun open              
019r A minstrel div tempts Kay Kavus to invade Mazandaran open              
020v Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a lion open              
021r Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div open              
022v Kay Kavus returns to Iran and rewards Rustam for his deeds open              
023v Rustam sends a message to the King of Hamavaran open              
024v Rustam fights the Turanians open              
025v Tahmina visits Rustam's chamber open              
026r Suhrab fights Gurdafarid open              
027r Suhrab and Hujir view the Persian camp open              
028r Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab open              
029v Suhrab's body carried to Zabulistan open              
030v Siyavush in Sudaba's private quarters open              
031v Kay Kavus investigates the claim of the stillborn children open              
032v The fire ordeal of Siyavush open              
033v Rustam delivers Siyavush's letter to Kay Kavus open              
034v Siyavush entrusts the army to Bahram open              
035r Siyavush plays polo before Afrasiyab open              
036r Siyavush talks about existence with Piran open              
037v Siyavush taken prisoner before Afrasiyab open              
038r The birth of Kay Khusrau open              
039v Faramarz captures Surkha, son of Afrasiyab open              
040r Rustam kills Pilsam open              
041r Rustam destroys the army of Turan open              
042r Giv leads Piran before Kay Khusrau and Farangis open              
043v Kay Kavus receives Kay Khusrau on his arrival from Turan open              
045r Kay Khusrau sends Rustam to the land of Hind open              
046r Farud and Bahram parley open              
047r Bizhan prepares to fight Farud open              
048r Afrasiyab learns about Tus's expedition open              
049r Giv strikes the crown from Tazhav's head open              
050r Rivniz dies, but Bahram saves his crown open              
051r Human fights Tus open              
052r The Turanians attack the Iranians' stronghold on Mount Hamavan open              
053r Piran consults the Khaqan of Chin open              
054v open              
055v Rustam overturns Chingish by seizing the tail of his horse open              
056r Turanians try to avoid fight with Iranians open              
057v Rustam confronts the forces of Turan and Chin open              
058v Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso open              
059v Rustam sends a letter to Kay Khusrau open              
060v Afrasiyab learns of Rustam's arrival open              
061v Rustam overthrows Puladvand open              
062v Rustam kills Akvan Div open              
063r Bizhan arrives at Manizha's camping ground open              
064v Gurgin returns to Iran and lies to Giv about the fate of Bizhan open              
065r Giv takes Kay Khusrau's letter to Rustam open              
066v Manizha appeals to Rustam open              
067v Rustam and Bizhan defeat Afrasiyab in battle open              
068v Human challenges Fariburz open              
069v Bizhan fights with Human open              
070v open              
071v Piran receives a reply from Gudarz open              
072v Giv fights Piran open              
073r The third combat: Guraza fights Siyamak open              
074r Gudarz returns to the Iranian forces open              
075r Gustaham kills Lahhak open              
076v Kay Khusrau prepares to ride against Afrasiyab open              
077r Kay Khusrau fights Shida open              
078v Kay Khusrau receives a messenger from Gustaham open              
079r The Khaqan of Chin sends an envoy to Kay Khusrau open              
080r Kay Khusrau rides into the desert with his followers open              
081r Isfandiyar demands the kingdom from his father Gushtasp open              
082v Rustam kicks aside the rock pushed by Bahman open              
083v Rustam boasts about his exploits and his lineage open              
084v Rustam feasts with Isfandiyar open              
085v The first combat of Rustam and Isfandiyar open              
086r The Simurgh heals Rustam's wounds open              
087v Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow open              
088v Isfandiyar mourned open              
089r Introducing the story of Rustam and Shaghad open              
090r Rustam kills Shaghad before dying open              
091v The execution of Faramarz open              
092v Humay puts her son in a box in the river open              
093v Darab receives the crown open              
094r Iskandar is fed by his mother open              
095v Iskandar with Dara open              
096r The third battle between the armies of Iskandar and Dara open              
097v Mihran predicts Iskandar's coming to Kayd open              
098v The nine wisemen bring Kayd's daughter from India open              
099v Iskandar kills the Fur of Hind open              
100v Queen Qaydafa shows Iskandar his portrait open              
101r Taynush enthroned open              
102v Iskandar sends a letter to the women of Hurum open              
103r Iskandar and the talking tree open              
104r Iskandar mourned open              
105v Gulnar sees Ardashir and falls in love with him open              
106v The capture of the two sons of Ardavan open              
107v Ardashir pours molten lead down the worm's throat open              
108r Ardashir recognizes Shapur during a polo game open              
109r The battle between the armies of Shapur and Rum open              
110r Narsi enthroned open              
111v Shapur fights the brother of Caesar open              
112r Shapur executes Mani open              
113v Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada open              
114v Nu'man puts Khusrau on the throne open              
115v Bahram Gur enthroned after killing the lions open              
116r Bahram Gur and the miller's daughters open              
117r Bahram Gur kills the dragon that had killed a youth open              
118v Bahram Gur hunts lions open              
119r Bahram Gur writes to his officials open              
120v Bahram Gur wrestles before Shangul open              
121r Bahram Gur kills a dragon in India open              
122v Yazdagird II son of Bahram Gur enthroned open              
123r Anushirvan displays his prowess before Babak open              
124r Anushirvan and Farfuryus fight open              
125v Nushzad killed in battle with Ram Barzin open              
126v Anushirvan's second majlis for Buzurjmihr open              
127v Anushirvan's sixth majlis for Buzurjmihr and the mobads open              
128v Anushirvan executes Zarvan and the Jew open              
129r Aushirvan assembles the army for war against the Khaqan of Chin open              
130r Buzurjmihr advises Anushirvan open              
131v The creation of the game chess on behalf of the mother of Talhand open              
132r Gav and Talhand and the discovery of the game of chess open              
133r Gav and Talhand dispose their troops before their second battle open              
134v Barzu brings the book "Kalila and Dimna" to Anushirvan open              
135r Anushirvan's seal open              
136v Anushirvan replies to the mobads open              
137r Anushirvan besieges the Rumis in Aleppo open              
138v Anushirvan's testament to his son Hurmuzd open              
139v Hurmuzd receives Anushirvan's sealed casket open              
140v Hurmuzd appoints Bahram Chubina as general open              
141r Sava Shah sends a second message to Bahram Chubina open              
142r Bahram Chubina sends Sava Shah's head to Hurmuzd open              
143v The Khaqan of Chin and Shah Hurmuzd parley open              
144v Kharrad Barzin informs Hurmuzd of the deeds of Bahram Chubina open              
145v Bahram Chubina writes to Hurmuzd and Khusrau Parviz flees open              
146v Binduy and Gustaham blind Hurmuzd open              
147v Bahram Chubina learns about Hurmuzd being blinded open              
148v Khusrau Parviz and Bahram Chubina dispute kingship rights open              
149v Bahram Chubina's night attack on the camp of Khusrau Parviz open              
150v Bahram Chubina enthroned open              
151v Khusrau Parviz hears from the monk again open              
152v Khusrau Parviz drafts a treaty and sends it to Caesar open              
153r Khusrau Parviz reviews the troops brought by Niatus from Rum open              
154v The war between the generals of Khusrau Parviz and Bahram Chubina open              
155r Bahram Chubina and Khusrau Parviz fight a fourth time open              
156v Bahram Chubina kills Maqatura open              
157v Khusrau Parviz sends Kharrad Barzin to the Khaqan of Chin open              
158r The Khaqan of Chin learns of the death of Bahram Chubina open              
159v Khusrau Parviz praises Gurdiya open              
160r Khusrau Parviz writes to Caesar and receives a reply open              
160r open              
161v Khusrau Parviz constructs the throne of Taq Dis open              
162r Khusrau Parviz builds the Palace of Mada'in open              
163v Shiruy's supporters take Khusrau captive open              
164v Khusrau Parviz answers his son's charges open              
165v Shiruy surrounded by his supporters, hostile to his father Khusrau Parviz open              
166v Shirin's testament open              
167v open              
168r open              
169v open              
open ACC 115 open 11 11
open ACC 116 open 14 14
close Amritsar, Kasla College open 2 0
Baroda, Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery open 0 0
close Calcutta, Asiatic Society of Bengal open 1 0
close Calcutta, Indian Museum open 2 12 12
close Calcutta, National Library open 2 0
close Calcutta, Victoria Memorial Museum open 1 0
Chandigarh, Chandigarh Museum open 0 0
close Chandigarh and Patiala , State Archives open 3 0
close Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Government Oriental Mss & Res. Inst. open 3 68 66 2
close Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh State Museum open 1 4 4
Hyderabad, Birla Museum open 0 0
close Hyderabad, Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art, Hyderabad open 1 1 1
close Hyderabad, The Salar Jung Museum open 8 298 48 221 19 10
close Jaipur, City Palace Museum open 1 0
close Lucknow, Lucknow Museum open 2 0
close Mumbai, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya open 3 10 4 6
close Mumbai (Bombay), Hakim Collection open 1 0
close Mumbai (Bombay), The K.R. Cama Oriental Institute open 7 326 46 186 83 11
close New Delhi, National Archives open 1 0
close New Delhi, National Museum open 15 558 195 42 78 233 10
close Patna, Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library open 19 990 29 127 247 97 466 17 7
close Rampur, Rampur Raza Library open 10 318 55 66 197
close Secunderabad (Haydarabad), R.K. Tanden Collection open 2 0
Thanjavur Mhraja Serfoji's Sarasvati Mahal Library, Mahal Campus, Thanjavur 613009, Tamilnadu, India , Royal Palace Library open 0 0
close Vadoda, Baroda Museum open 4 0
close Vadoda, Baroda Oriental Institute open 1 0
close Varanasi, Bharat Kala Bhavan open 2 16 4 10 2
close Varanasi, Central Library, Benares Hindu University open 4 63 63
open Iran 19 100 2234 4 145 743 347 106 655 234
open Iraq 1 1 0
open Ireland 2 29 631 108 62 144 151 106 58 2
open Israel 2 15 52 6 17 3 25 1
open Italy 9 12 335 1 17 90 176 51
open Kuwait 2 18 58 9 36 1 1 2 9
open Malaysia 2 4 18 2 15 1
open Netherlands 1 1 20 20
open Pakistan 17 45 235 4 15 65 147 1 3
open Poland 5 5 30 29 1
open Portugal 1 1 0
open Qatar 1 16 167 6 10 18 133
open Romania 1 1 1 1
open Russia 5 33 1148 53 149 202 450 162 131 1
open Singapore 1 2 2 2
open Spain 1 1 80 80
open Sweden 1 2 31 31
open Switzerland 6 129 629 45 150 195 97 23 116 1 2
open Tajikistan 2 4 39 32 7
open Turkey 6 81 1285 140 595 468 79 3
open UK 27 334 4375 36 750 1192 1026 423 746 12 186
open USA 44 415 3521 301 284 745 1005 268 728 33 155
open Uzbekistan 1 13 253 129 109 3 3 9
open destroyed 2 2 1 1
open dispersed mss 1 10 512 406 48 51 7
open private collections 14 43 244 123 9 22 80 1 1 8
open unknown country 1 4 7 1 6
open unknown location 3 10 0