Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 454B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Nahj al-balaghah, translation


1 copy of Tarjumah-'i Nahj al-balāghah by Sharīf al-Murtaz̤á, ʿAlam al-Hudá ʿAlī ibn al-Ḥusayn, 966-1044 or 1045

Collection of official correspondence and speeches attributed to Imām ʿAlī ibn Abū Ṭālib, later compiled by Sharīf al-Murtaz̤á, and here translated by Nūr Muḥammad ibn Qāz̤ī ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz in the reign of the Timurid or Mughal Emperor Jahāngīr, beginning in 1022/1613 in Tattah

Original Arabic passages are followed by Persian translation

Not dated

Language(s): Persian & Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 176 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 290 × 169 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f006r


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