Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 52 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Bhāgavat Dayā Rām (a translation into Hindī, in verse, of the Bhāgavad of Dayā Rām).
Language(s): Hindi

Colophon details: Date: Sunday end of Ramaḍān, year 21 of Muḥammad Shāh, i.e. 1151 / Jan 1739 Scribe: Anonymous.


Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.132

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 99 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 21.2 × 12.9 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16 × 9 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.


13-15 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red.


Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.


Marbled paper on board with leather spine, Indian style. Green paper doublures. Dimensions: 21 × 12.2 × 2.2 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 102.


Origin: Sunday end of Ramaḍān, year 21 of Muḥammad Shāh, i.e. 1151 AH; Jan 1739 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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