Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 466 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Letters of 'Inayat Khan Rasikh


1 copy of ʿInāyat'nāmah-'i nas̲r by Rāsikh, ʿInāyat Khān, 1702-

Collection of important letters admired by, written by or composed on behalf of the eminent Timurid or Mughal poet and politician ʿInāyat Khān "Rāsikh" ibn Shams al-Dawlah Luṭf Allāh Khān "Ṣādiq" ibn ʿAllāmī Fahhāmī Saʿd Allāh Khān Lāhawrī, written in his forty-ninth year, or 1163/1750

The collection is divided into two parts: 1) the correspondence of distinguished authors; 2) specimens of good letter writing. However, this arrangement is less strictly observed in this volume

Dated: completed by [...?] Rām Kāliyah at Shahjahanabad on 25 Ṣafar 1223/22 April 1808

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 155 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 210 × 146 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 25 Ṣafar 1223 AH; 22 April 1808 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f017r


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