[THIS book of “the Victories of Aurangzeb” would seem also to be known as Wáki'át-i 'Álamgírí. There is a translation of the Preface and of the Table of Contents among Sir H. M. Elliot's papers. From the Preface it appears that the author was Muhammad Ma'súm, son of Sálih. He was employed in the service of Sultán Shujá', Aurangzeb's brother, “whose generosity is equal to that of the sun.” Having obtained a few months' leave of absence, he, with much hesitation and diffidence, determined, as he says, “to write the events of these two or three years, which I have witnessed myself or have heard from others.” The Table of Contents gives 55 Chapters. The first relates to Sháh Jahán's conquest of Balkh and Badakhshán. Chapter 52 “relates the murder of Dárá Shukoh by the orders of Aurangzeb in the garden of Khizrábád, by the hands of Sháh Nazar Chelá, and of the burial of his remains in the mausoleum of Humáyún, which is the burial-place of all the murdered princes of this house.” Chapter 55 gives the remaining account of Sháh Shujá' and Mu'azzam Khán. The translator adds: “The history is not complete, and it is not known whether the author had written only thus far, or whether the scribe had no time to copy further.” As it professes to be only the history of two or three years, it is probably complete. There is, according to Dr. Bird, another work bearing this title written by Srí Dás, a Nágar Brahman of Gujarát. “The author was a spectator of the occurrences he details, and was in the service of Shaikhu-l Islám, the son of 'Abdu-l Wahháb Ahmadábádí. This work is very rare.”*]