Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1025 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Treatise on Sufism and pantheism


1 copy of a work by ʿAbd al-ʿAlī ibn Niẓām al-Dīn al-Anṣārī

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Untitled Persian treatise on Sufism and concepts of pantheism, based on the Arabic original by the same author, ʿAbd al-ʿAlī ibn Niẓām al-Dīn al-Anṣārī (d. 1235/1820).

The work was written at the order of the patron, Amīr Vālājāh Bahādur (added in margin, Muḥammad ʿAlī Khān) ibn Anvār al-Dīn Khān Bahādur (d. 1795), the second Navvāb of Arkāt/Arcot, ruler of the Carnatic.

The work begins with an Arabic preface.

Not dated at end.

Illuminated ʿunvān folio 1v; gilded ruled borders.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 32 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 251 × 140 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 1800 - 1820 CE Arcot? ; 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/4_f009r


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