Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4410 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

St Augustine's College Collection

Sex manual translation, Kirmani


1 copy of Intikhāb-i ratī rahas by Khvājagī Kirmānī

Manual on the art of love and aphrodisiacs, translated and abridged from the original Sanskrit treatise by Pundit Kokkoka (active 12th cent.), the Ratirahasya, also known as the Kokashastra

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Not dated

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 63 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 213 × 140 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th century CE ; India

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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/24_f008r


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