Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1050 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Unidentified commentary on Rumi’s Masnavi


1 copy of Mas̲navī-'i maʿnavī

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Untitled commentary by an unidentified commentator on the Mas̲navī-'i maʿnavīof "Rūmī" Mawlānā Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Bahāʾ al-Dīn Valad Balkhī(d. 670/1271).

The volume is significantly defective at both ends.

Not dated at end; datable to the early eighteenth century.

Rough nastaʿlīq.

Folio cropped; very large and conspicuous wormholes throughout; stains.


Paper dust wrapper.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 223 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 200 × 139 mm.



Origin: 1700 - 1750 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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