Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4023 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Safinah-yi Khvushgo


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.


Fairly clear nastaʿlīq




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

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine


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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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