Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 16814 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Divan of Khalis


1 copy of Dīvān by Khāliṣ

Collected poems of Khāliṣ (see Sukhanvarān, 183-4). This is a rare dīvān of which only two other copies are recorded by Munzavī (FNKhF III, p. 3314); one is BL Or. 10943, the other being Anjuman-i Taraqqī-i Urdū, 3QF 211, Delhi.

Copied by Dūst Muḥammad, this being possibly the famous calligrapher of that name. The date, which may originally have been present in the colophon, is lost.

Calligraphic nasta‘līq. 18 lines. Many verses added in margins. 131 f. 23 x 12 cm. Modern binding in brown leather, with design on front and back, pastiche of Safavid book-cover style.

Purchased from Christie’s (8 October 2010, Lot 40).

Language(s): Persian
Title: Dīvān
Title: دیوان

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 131 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 230 × 120 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in M.I. Waley, Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts acquired 2000-2014.


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