Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3689 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Divan of Makhfi


1 copy of Dīvān

Title: Dīvān
Title: ديوان

Extensive collection of Persian poems in a range of forms and genres

The author, Makhfī, could be the takhalluṣ of several female poets, notably: 1) Makhfī of Rasht; 2) Princess Zīb al-Nisāʾ Baygum, the daughter of the Timurid or Mughal Emperor ʿĀlamgīr I

Scribe: Laʿl

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 153 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 235 × 145 mm.
Dimensions (written):


Scribe: Laʿl


Origin: 28 Māgh 1254 AH; 1839 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/18_f004r


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