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Tuzuk-I-Jahangiri contains the memoirs of Emperor Jahangir (1569-1627). The chronicle is partly composed by the emperor himself, who composed the first volume till the 12th year of his reign and then later gave it up in the seventeenth. The chronicle was then extended upto the beginning of the nineteenth year by Mutamad Khan. The printed edition of the Persian text was compiled Sir Syed Ahmed Khan at Ghazipur in 1863 and Aligarh in 1864. His edition contains the additions made by Mutamad Khan and Muhammad Hadi. Tuzuk-I-Jahangiri was translated into English by Alexander Rogers and then revised with the addition of notes by Henry Beveridge. Our selections contain excerpts on the emperor's observations on agriculture, diseases, vegetation, climate and dietary regulations.
Darin walā mokarrar az ‘arāiz̤-e- daulatkhwāhān ma‘aruz̤ gasht ke ‘illat-e-ṭāun dar shahr-e Agra shāye‘a ast chunānche dar rozi qareeb be ṣad kas kam-o- zeyād dar zir-e-baghal wa pākish-e- rān yā dar tah-e- golu dāneh bar āwardeh z̤āye‘a mi shawand wa ein sāl-e-sowwum ast ke dar mausam-e zamistān ṭoghyan mi kunad wa dar āghāz-e- tābistān ma‘adoom mi gardad.
In this context it has been repeatedly reported by your well wishers that the epidemic of plague has spread in the city of Agra and each day more or less hundred people develop glands under their armpit or in the thigh joints or under their throat and perish due to that. Continuously for the last three years plague breaks out excessively in winters and disappears in the beginning of the summer.