Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4023 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Safinah-yi Khvushgo

Contents

1 copy of Safīnah-'i Khvushgū by Bindrāban Dās "Khvushgū"

Part of a larger taz̲kirah of ancient and modern Persian poets, begun 1137 / 1724-5 and completed 1147 / 1734-5

Consists of first daftar devoted to ancient poets, extending from "Rūdakī" to "Kāfī"

Commences with the traditional dībāchah (preface) by Sirāj al-Dīn ʿAlī Khān Ārzū

Language(s): Persian

Transcribed by order of G. J. Nicholls, Judge at Farrukhabad, from a manuscript obtained from Agra

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Fragile leaves repaired with silk gauze
Extent: 131 ff. (ff. 195-325)
Dimensions (leaf): 168 × 267 mm.

Hand(s)

Fairly clear nastaʿlīq

Additions:

Binding

History

Origin: 27 Ram. 1163, regnal year 3 Aḥmad Shāhī AH; July 1750 CE ; India Hindavī samvat 1807

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine

1913-08-15

William Irvine

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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/16 16_56r

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Bibliography

    16_56r

Funding of Cataloguing

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