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 Three letters to the VOC Governor General in Batavia
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Hājī Baṛī Ṣaḥib wālida-yi Alī ʿĀdil Shāh; Khadīja Sulṭāna

Date: 25 February 1661; 26 March 1661; 25 May 1663

Original Language: Persian


The three letters written by Baṛī Ṣaḥib to the Dutch governor general, each of which takes up about one page in the Dagh-register edition, appear to be her only extant writings, although it is possible that there are also letters by her in the archives of the Portuguese Estado da Indía in Lisbon or Goa, but none are included in the various listings…

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Kruijtzer, Gijs, “ Three letters to the VOC Governor General in Batavia”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <>

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