Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 340. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Qissah-i Dilruba or Dastan-i Dilruba by Sadanand son of Chhabal? Das b. Kanhar Das Kayath Singh Mukhtar Khani.

Front flyleaf, verso: Presented by Sir W Betham Nov. 17. 1827. Penultimate back flyleaf, verso: Đ2 ,, 10 A version of an Indian story, the romance of Samanrukh-i Farrukhpay and the King Arz Shah. The story is followed by a vocabulary, arranged alphabetically. An expensively produced manuscript. Paper tinted a variety of colours and sometimes sprinkled with gold. Ruled margins and panel dividers. The text of each page written partly diagonally, partly horizontally. Headings and punctuation in red. A panel of illumination over the opening of the text. Three miniature paintings showing the lovers and attendants and others. Scribe may possibly be the author. The work was dedicated to the Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah in A.H. 1150 (1237-8), regnal year 20. The author is said to be resident of DeoKLY in the Subah of Akbarabad.

Incipit: Jahan jahan niyayish-i jahandari
Language(s): Persian.

References

None found. Evidently rare, possibly unique.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 80 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 8.25 × 4.75 in.

Layout

13 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

History

Origin: Probably Akbarabad, i.e. Agra. Possibly the date of composition.

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: Sir William Scott Betham.

Availability

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