Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 326 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Kāristān.

Note concerning author: Is the author also known as Karistan Munir?

Title: Kāristān
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Wednesday 7 Dhū-l-Ḥijjah year 39 of ʿĀlamgīr (i.e. 1106) / 19 Jul 1695 Scribe: Anbart Rāy Hind-h انبرت راى هنده .


Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.1150, no. 2083 [BL IO Islamic 2091]
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.355

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 90 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 23.6 × 16.3 cm.
Dimensions (written): 18 × 9.5 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.


15 lines per page.

Only the first opening is ruled: in gold with a triple blue outer. Rubrications in red.


F.1v: illuminated sarluah.


Marbled paper with a leather spine, Indian style. Yellow paper doublures. Dimensions: 23.5 × 16 × 1.2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 880.


Origin: Wednesday 7 Dhū-l-Ḥijjah year 39 of ʿĀlamgīr (i.e. 1106) AH; 19 Jul 1695 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 second half alphabetically going to Eton. 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

Manuscript description based on D.S. Margoliouth, Catalogue of the Oriental Manuscripts in the Library of Eton College, Oxford, 1904 enhanced with additional descriptions and corrections by Shiva Mihan.


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

Eton College



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