Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1053 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Sharh-i Masnavi


1 copy of Sharḥ-i Mas̲navī

Language(s): Persian

The text of the Mas̲navī-'i maʿnavī of Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (d. 670/1271) together together with brief comments on selected passages by an unnamed author.

Incomplete at beginning and end

Contents: Daftar 2 (f. 49r); dafter 3 (f. 72v); daftar 4 (f. 96v); daftar 5 (f. 115v); daftar 6 (f. 139v).

nīm-shikastah; 21 lines per page.

Dates given in the colophons vary from 5 Sha’ban regnal year 46 of ʻĀlamgīr to 5 Shavval regnal year 47 (1703-1705).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 194 ff.
Dimensions (leaf):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India

Record Sources

Unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3. Available on British Library Digitised Manuscripts, manuscript number: MSS Eur E207/13_f038r


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Custodial History

Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876


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