Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 461B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Letters of Abul Fazl


1 copy of Ruqaʿāt-i Abū al-Faz̤l by Abū al-Faz̤l ibn Mubārak, 1551-1602

Collection of refined letters and petitions by Abu al-Fazl to Emperor Akbar, with some on behalf of the ruler addressed to princes and courtiers across the Timurid or Mughal Empire

Although entitled here as the Ruqaʿāt-i Abū al-Faz̤l, the volume actually consists of the second and third (beginning f. 87v) daftars of the Mukātabāt-i ʿAllāmī

Defective ate end

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 119 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 203 × 120 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f011r


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