Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 224 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Sūndar Singār.
Language(s): Hindi

Colophon details: Place: Shāhjahānābād Date: Rajab 1138 (year 8 of Muḥammad Shāh) / Mar 1726 Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning work: A poem in Hindī.


Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.134; p.456 (erotic poem by Sundar Mahakavi or Sundardas Mahakavirai)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 120 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 21.8 × 12.4 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16 × 7 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.


7 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.


Script: shikasta. Scribe: Anonymous.


Dark brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked). Dimensions: 22.4 × 12.6 × 1.9 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 546.


Origin: Shāhjahānābād; Rajab 1138 (year 8 of Muḥammad Shāh) AH; Mar 1726 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The "Pote Collection" arrived in England from India in 1790 and was divided between the Colleges of Eton and King's, Cambridge, with the first half alphabetically going to King's. Both halves of the collection are now housed in Cambridge University Library on permanent loan. Most if not all of the manuscripts had previously been owned by Colonel Antoine-Louis Henri Polier (1741–1795).

Gift of Edward Ephraim Pote (d.1832) in 1788.

Record Sources


All manuscripts of the Pote Collection are on permanent loan at Cambridge University Library. Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures consult Cambridge University Library. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript

Funding of Cataloguing

King's College Cambridge


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