Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3664 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Masnavi-'i ma'navi, books I & II


Summary of Contents: Didactic mas̲navī on Islamic wisdom and spirituality, containing only books 1 and 2; Gujarati inscription at beginning; annotations and corrections in margins
1. ff. 4v-123r

Book 1, in 2 columns

Dated (f. 123r): completed at chāsht (dawn), Wednesday, 9 Rajab 1085/9 October 1674

Language(s): Persian
2. ff. 126v-232v

Book 2, in 2 columns

Dated (f. 232v): completed in Ramaz̤ān 1085/29 November-28 December 1674

Followed by additional verses (ff. 233v-243v)

Followed by verses ascribed to Saḥābī Najafī (f. 244r)

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 244 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 244 × 125 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 1085 AH; 1674 CE ; India


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