Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1051 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Unidentified commentary on Kalilah va Dimnah


1 copy of Kalīlah va Dimnah

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Untitled commentary on an unidentified Persian version of the Kalīlah va Dimnahtradition, by an unnamed author.

The volume is significantly defective at both ends.

Not dated at end; datable to the mid to late eighteenth century.

Rough shikastah āmīz and naskh.

Folio cropped; wormholes; stains.


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 150 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 215 × 125 in.



Origin: 1750 - 1799 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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