Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3781 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library



1 copy of Khāvarān'nāmah by Ibn Ḥusām, Muḥammad

Epic masnavi in mutaqārib metre eulogising ʿAlī, the fourth caliph and first imam of Shiʿah Islam, through fictionalised battles with fantastical enemies, completed 830/1427

The present volume lacks the epilogue stating the title and date of completion

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 515 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 210 × 134 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/18_f011r


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