Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 181. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: A description of the public buildings of Shahjahanabad (Delhi) and the neighbouring region, mainly concerned with the…

Not completed. A number of gaps are left, intended for further inscriptions and plans or pictures of buildings. Folio one, recto: Presented by E. Elliot Esq March 5. 1831. Text lacks title. Sultan Singh states in the colophon that he wrote the inscriptions and the parts in nasta'liq. Written for Munshi Muhammad Hasan Sahib.

Incipit: Incipit (heading): Masjid-i jami'-i Dar al-khilafa Shahjahanabad
Language(s): Persian.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 64
Dimensions (leaf): 13 × 8.5 in.


11 lines on a page


Nasta'liq and thuluth. Sultan Singh


Brown leather binding.


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by E. Elliot.


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