Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 485 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Treatise on Persian composition


1 copy of Mufīd by Shāh Muḥammad Zāhidī ibn Masīḥ al-Zamān Hānavī

Title: Mufīd
Title: مفيد

Beginner's guide to Persian literary composition by Shāh Muḥammad Zāhidī ibn Masīḥ al-Zamān Hānavī

The work consists of five chapters on synonyms, grammar, common phrases, and sample letters and documents as models

Defective at end

Not dated; circa nineteenth century

Language(s): Persian & Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 61 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 222 × 143 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f038r


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