Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Arabic 18 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Tafsīr-i tawz̤īḥ by unknown

Author: Unknown

The Qurʼān accompanied by a Persian paraphrase and commentary of unknown authorship

The title Tafsīr-i Tawz̤īḥ is written twice on f 1Br in a later hand, but this work is different from that with the same title described under No. 151 in the Būhār Persian catalogue

Filiation: I.O. Islamic 4796 (British Library).
Language(s): Arabic and Persian


For a more detailed description see Persian III, .

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 413 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 28 × 22.5 cm.


Bihārī style script


Ruled borders


20th century European half leather binding


In f 49B on a fragment tipped in by mistake: Diyānat Allāh dated 1222 RY 2 [of Akbar Shāh II]


Origin: 18th century CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Arberry, Levy and Storey: Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Vol. 3. (Unpublished)


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