Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4381 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Bilingual Bustan from collection of Tipu Sultan's Mother


1 copy of Būstān by Saʿdī

Persian text of Sa'di's Bustan with interlinear Dakhini Urdu translation in vernacular prose

English notes at beginning by Randolph Marriatt, January 1843 stating: ‘The Bowstan of Saadi with Hindustanie translation under-lined in red ink. - a present from "Padshah Beigum" - the Widow queen of Hyder Ally Khan, father of Tippo Sultaun of Mysoor to Ths: Marriatt Dt. General, Seringapatam 1800’

Not dated, lacking colophon

Language(s): Persian, Urdu (Dakhini dialect), and English
Title: Būstān
Author: Saʿdī سعدى

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 313 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 218 × 158 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th century CE ; India


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