Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 309. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of A selection from the Diwan of Nasir 'Ali by Nāṣir ʻAlī Sirhindī, d. 1697

Title: Dīvān
Title: ديوان

According to the colophon, the selection was made by the poet himself. Final folio, verso: note giving the number of folios at completion as 84, probably by the original scribe. Front flyleaf, verso: a number of ruba'is. Inside back cover: pasted slip, the name printed: Presented by George Thomas Staunton Feby 7. 1824. Ruled margins and dividing panels in red. Headings etc in red. According to the colophon, the selection was made by the poet himself. Scribe is described as resident of the chaklah ... , parganah ... Badayun, Subah Shahjahanabad.

Incipit: Mahabbat jadah-i darad nihan dar khalwat-i dil-ha
Language(s): Persian.


Rieu, ii, pp, 699-700.
Ethe, No. 1639.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 84 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 7.75 × 5.5 in.


15 lines to the page in double column


Brown leather Indian binding with stamped decoration.


Origin: Shikar? Shahabad in Qanauj? Noon on Monday 25 Ramadan A.H. 1194 (25 September 1780).

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: Sir George Thomas Staunton.


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