Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 453C* (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Hariri's Maqamat, translation and commentary


1 copy of Sharḥ-i Maqāmāt-i Ḥarīrī

Translation and commentary (mamzūj) on Ḥarīrī's Maqāmāt

Defective at beginning, commencing with the fifteenth maqāmah

The author's name does not appear

Dated colophon fragmentary (f. 452v): dated regnal year 40 [of Emperor ʿĀlamgīr] (circa 1698) by Sulṭān Muḥammad Siyālk[ūtī]

Neat scribal naskh throughout; Arabic quotations in red

Annotated in margins

Unbound; boards missing; severly damaged by tears at end and wormholes; fragile

Language(s): Persian & Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 453 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 260 × 175 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 17th century 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f005r


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