Tripura Buranji

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The Tripura Buranji is an account of the diplomatic contacts between the Ahom kingdom and the Twipra Kingdom between 1709 and 1715. The Buranji was written in 1724 by the envoys of the Ahom kingdom, Ratna Kandali Sarma Kataki and Arjun Das Bairagi Kataki. This work gives an account of three diplomatic missions that was sent to the Twipra kingdom, incidental descriptions of palaces, ceremonies and customs; and it also provides an eye witness account of the Twipra king Ratna Manikya deposed by his step-brother Ghanashyam Barthakur, later Mahendra Manikya.

Manuscript[edit]

The manuscript, titled Tripura Desar Kathar Lekha Sri-Sri-Rudra Singha Maharaja-dewe Tripura Desar Raja Ratna Manikya sahit priti-purbak Katati gatagata kara katha, is 146 4"x17" folios of sanchi paat made of the bark of the Aloe tree. each folio had five lines of text on each side, with folio 108 missing. A table of content was inserted at the end of the manuscript. The manuscript was purchased by the British Museum from one J Rodd on January 8, 1842.

References[edit]

  • Kandali, Ratna (1938). S K Bhuyan, ed. Tripura Buranji. gauhati, Assam: Govt of Assam.