Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 452 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Zuhuri Turshizi, letters


1 copy of Panj ruqʿah by Ẓuhūrī, Nūr al-Dīn Muḥammad, 1537 or 1538-1616 or 1617

Collection of refined prose letters supposedly addressed by the writer to his beloved, usually attributed to the poet Ẓuhūrī, but according to the colophon, these are the work of Mīr Mubārak Allāh Irādat Khān Vāz̤ih, which is unlikely according to Levy

Calligraphic nastaʿlīq

Dated: Shaʿbān 1258/1842

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 38 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 232 × 153 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: Shaʿbān 1258 AH; 1842 CE ; India

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3. Available on British Library Digitised Manuscripts, manuscript number: MSS Eur E207/26_f001r


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