Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 49 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Collection of insha


Collection of anonymised historical and diplomatic Timurid or Mughal official and private correspondence (inshā)

Defective at beginning and end

Not dated

Marginalia consists of poems in Persian and Urdu, lists of the names of Ṣūfī saints and jogis, and magic number squares (vafq al-aʿdād)

Ownership marks erased

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 258 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 240 × 162 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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