Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4383 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

St Augustine's College Collection

Chandu La'l Shadan, 2 works


Summary of Contents: Collection of two poetic works by Mahārājah Chandū Laʿl bearing the takhalluṣ "Shādān", the prime minister of the Nizam of Hydrabad, Sikandar Jāh ibn Niẓām ʿAlī (d. 1244/1829)
1. ff. 1-39r

Brief collection of qaṣāʾid, ghazalīyāt, and other shorter poems

Illuminated ornament

Not dated

Inscribed on flyleaf, ‘This book was given me by the Author Chundoo Lal, Minister to the Nizam, Hyderabad[.] Sept. 25, 1828. Thomas Robinson.’

Language(s): Persian
Title: Dīvān
Title: ديوان
2. ff. 39v-58

Mas̲navī on mystical subjects

Illuminated ornament

Dated: 1 Muḥarram 1236/1820

Scribe: Ibrāhīm Khurāsānī

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 58 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 238 × 152 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th century CE ; India, Hydrabad

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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/18_f065r


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