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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.
درینولا مکرّر از عرایض دولتخواهان معروض گشت که علّت طاعون در شهر آگره شایع است چنانچه در روزی قریب بصد کس کم و زیاده در زیر بغل و پاکش ران یا در ته گلو دانه برآورده ضایع میشوند و این سال سیوم است که در موسم زمستان طغیان میکند و در آغاز تابستان معدوم میگردد