Preface iii
Corrigenda et Addenda xxix
List of Persian Texts of the Sikandar Náma,e Bara xxxi
Number of Canto. TITLE. Number of Couplets. Page
I. Invocation 98 1
II. On prayer to God Most High 44 18
III. In praise of the Lord of Prophets, Muhammad 25 25
IV. The night of the ascent of Muhammad, the Chosen One 77 30
V. On the composing of the book 36 44
VI. A story by way of apologue 29 50
VII. On the versifying of the book 72 53
VIII. On the pre-excellence of this book over other books 93 63
IX. A tale by way of apologue 32 78
X. The instructions given by the Prophet Khizr to Niámí 76 83
XI. In praise of the King, Nașratu-'d-Dín 74 94
XII. An address to the king 27 104
XIII. On the circumstances of this poem 90 109
XIV. On displaying desire for the joyousness of this tale; and on inclining towards the garden and the parterre 48 125
XV. The beginning of the book, and the relating of the truth of Sikandar's birth 69 135
XVI. The instructing of Sikandar by the Sage Luḳúmájísh, the father of Arisáalis 72 145
XVII. Sikandar's sitting in royalty on the throne of Fayliḳús 55 153
XVIII. The accusation of tyranny brought before Sikandar by the Egyptians against the Ethiopians 60 160
XIX. Sikandar's sending a message to the King of Zang and obtaining an answer 308 169
XX. Sikandar's obtaining a victory over the army of the men of Zang 89 209
XXI. Sikandar's returning from battle with the men of Zang and laying the foundations of the city of Iskandria 76 231
XXII. Sikandar's meditating upon the punishment of Dárá, and casting a lot as to victory 130 229
XXIII. Sikandar's mirror-making 30 247
XXIV. Dárá's demanding tribute, and Sikandar's reply 117 251
XXV. Sikandar's setting his army in array for war with Dárá 85 266
XXVI. Dárá's expressing an opinion to his courtiers on Sikandar 166 278
XXVII. Dárá's letter to Sikandar, threatening, and rebuking 77 297
XXVIII. Sikandar's written reply to Dárá 94 306
XXIX. Dárá's fighting with Sikandar at Mosul 127 316
XXX. Dárá's being slain by the hand of two of his own officers, and Sikandar's gaining a victory 222 331
XXXI. ??kandar's covenanting with the chiefs of Irán and punishing the two officers 201 359
XXXII. Sikandar's marching into the country of 'Ajam and laying waste the fire-temples 116 381
XXXIII. Sikandar's arriving in the region of Ișfahán and marrying Roshanak, Dárá's daughter 151 396
XXXIV. Sikandar's sitting on the throne of the Kayán kings in the capital of Ișakhr (Persepolis) 104 418
XXXV. Sikandar's sending Aristotle with Roshanak to Greece 90 430
XXXVI. Sikandar's journeying in pilgrimage to the house of the Ḳa'ba, and acquiring possession of the land of Arabia 107 439
XXXVII. Sikandar's marching to the country of Burda' 86 451
XXXVIII. Sikandar's going in the guise of a legate to Queen Núshába 272 460
XXXIX. The feast (in honour) of Núshába 83 487
XL. Sikandar's marching to the gate of gates, concealing treasures in the ground, and preparing enchantments over them 84 503
XLI. Sikandar's taking the fortress of Dizh through the prayer of a devotee, cave-dwelling 163 511
XLII. Sikandar's journeying to the fortress of Sarír in pilgrimage to the tomb of Kay-Khusrau, and looking into the cup 113 527
XLIII. Niámí speaks by way of admonition to Nașratu-'d-Dín 103 538
XLIV. Sikandar's marching to the country of Ray, thence to Khurásán, and destroying the fire-temples 120 549
XLV. Sikandar's marching to Hindústán 99 562
XLVI. Sikandar's letter to Ḳaid the Hindú, Rájah of Kannauj 97 573
XLVII. Sikandar's marching from Hind to Chín 126 582
XLVIII. Sikandar's letter to the Kháḳán of Chín 77 597
XLIX. The Kháḳán's reflection upon the answer to Sikandar's letter 29 608
L. The letter of the Kháḳán of Chín to Sikandar 95 611
LI. The coming of the Kháḳán of Chín in person in embassage to Sikandar 107 621
LII. The coming of the Kháḳán of Chín before Sikandar, and Sikandar's suspicion against him 68 631
LIII. The disputation of the men of Rúm and of Chín, in the presence of Sikandar and of the Kháḳán of Chín, on the art of delineating 80 638
LIV. The Kháḳán's entertaining Sikandar as a guest 156 646
LV. Sikandar's obtaining intelligence of the assault of the Russians, of the pillage of Burda', and of the carrying away captive of Queen Núshába 76 663
LVI. Sikandar's entering the desert of Khifcháḳ 79 671
LVII. Sikandar's leading the army by way of Khifcháḳ for war with Russia 115 680
LVIII. Sikandar's fighting with the Russians—The battle of the first day 75 692
LIX. The battle of the second day 63 700
LX. The battle of the third day 61 706
LXI. The battle of the fourth day 52 712
LXII. The battle of the fifth day 26 718
LXIII. The battle of the sixth day 67 721
LXIV. The battle of the seventh day 219 728
LXV. Sikandar's gaining a victory over the army of Russia 58 749
LXVI. Sikandar's liberating Núshába, Queen of Burda', from the hands of the Russians 84 756
LXVII. Sikandar's toying with the damsel given him by the Kháḳán of Chín 169 764
LXVIII. Sikandar's becoming desirous of the water of life on hearing of its qualities 129 785
LXIX. Sikandar's going into the ulmát in search of the water of life 96 798
LXX. Sikandar's coming forth from the Darkness 89 809
LXXI. Sikandar's returning from subduing the climes of the world and coming to Rúm 59 818
LXXII. Conclusion of the book in praise of the praised one, Nașratu-'d-Dín 43 825
Total couplets 6886