Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4088 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Majma' al-bahrain


1 copy of Majmaʿ al-baḥrayn by Sulṭān Muḥammad Dārā Shukūh

Qādirī ṣūfī interpretation of Vedic philosophy or the vedanta by the Timurid or Mughal prince, Sulṭān Muḥammad Dārā Shukūh (killed 1069/1658), son of Emperor Shāh Jahān I (d. 1666), completed with the support of his Brahmin secretary, Rāy Chandarbhān, in 1065/1654

Not dated

Unfoliated or paginated

Vertically oriented safīnah format

Clear nastaʿlīq tending to taʿlīq, written obliquely

Hindi inscription on recto of first folio: na 236

Language(s): Persian

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 25 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 180 × 109 mm.


Clear nastaʿlīq tending to taʿlīq, written obliquely




Origin: 18th century CE ; India

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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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


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