PM Modi gifts Mongolian president 13th century manuscript on Mongol history

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Ulan Bator, May 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday presented Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj with a specially commissioned reproduction of a rare 13th century manuscript on the history of Mongols from the Rampur Raza Library in Rampur.

The manuscript has over 80 fine miniature illustrations. [Modi discovers 'special connection' with Mongolian Parliament]

PM Modii with Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.

Called Jamiut Tawarikh, this work was one of the grandest projects undertaken by Ilkhanate king Ghazan Khan (1295-1304) and was done by the king's wazir Rasheeduddin Fazlullah Hamedani.

He wrote it in Persian and chronicled the history up to the reign of Oljeitju (1304-1316), according to an official statement.

The breadth of coverage of the work often caused it to be dubbed as the first world history.

The manuscript is a part of Volume 1 of the work and no other copy of it is known to exist.

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