IO Islamic 3899 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
1 copy of Taz̲kirah-'i khāzin al-shuʿarāʾ by ʿAlī Kabīr Mīranjān Ilāhābādī
Alternative title: Vāqiʿāt al-nādirāt
Dictionary of alphabetically-arranged biographical notices for 191 north Indian poets of Persian, by ʿAlī Kabīr al-mawʿid Mīranjān al-Ḥusaynī al-Muḥammadī al-Ḥanafī al-Naqshbandī al-Abū al-ʿAlā-yi Ilāhābādī, largely drawn from the Ilāhābād (Allahabad) region (Uttar Pradesh, India)
Separate list of headings and subheadings appended to the start (ff. i-iv)
Further described in Storey's entry in Persian Literature (vol. 1, part 2, pp. 902-3)
Rough and awkward nastaʿlīq; headings and koranic quotations in naskh. Basmalah in sar lawḥ above text (f. 1v) in mirrored ṭughrā design, incomplete. Scribe may be the same as the author.
Provenance and Acquisition
William Irvine, purchased from C. Rustumjee (?), 30 March 1908
Sayyid Muḥammad Bashīr, called Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad
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