Estimated Extent of Sāhib Rāms Vīraratnaśekharaśikhā

Sāhib Rām extends the original Persian text considerably in his adaptation. This is not so much due to him interpolating completely new content into the text, but rather due to rendering the text in verse, supplementing new details and references, and adding summaries. Based on the manuscripts currently available to us, we can calculate the overall extent to about 5 000 stanzas.

Chapter No. of Stanzas Anuṣṭubh Other Metres
2 54 49 5
3 70 60 10
4 83 72 11
5 61 51 10
6 31 22 9
7 65 59 6
27 31 24 7
32 119 ≈ 102 ≈ 17
33 223 ≈ 196 ≈ 27
38 139 ≈ 120 ≈ 19
39 487 ≈ 413 ≈ 74
Total 1 363 1 168 195

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