Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1043C (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Commentary on book 5 of Rumi’s Masnavi


1 copy of Mas̲navī-'i maʿnavī by Muḥammad ʿAbd al-ʿAlī ibn Quṭb al-Dīn

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Untitled commentary on daftar 5 of the Mas̲navī-'i maʿnavīof Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (d. 670/1271) by Mawlānā Muḥammad ʿAbd al-ʿAlī ibn Quṭb al-Dīn, composed circa 1700.

Dated colophon (f. 135v): completed by Gangā Rām Kāyath, resident of Nāytvārah(?), 8 Muḥarram… (year not entered). Datable to early nineteenth century.

Rough nastaʿlīq.

Occasional annotations and corrections in margins.

Intermittent pencil foliation.

Lacking original binding.

Binding with delaminating detached board (end) with combed marbled paper, reddish brown leather edges; spine damaged.

Folios mostly bound; water stains; folio 1 torn.

Condition fragile.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 135 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 295 × 175 mm.



Origin: 1820 - 1840 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

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


Government of India


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