Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 15 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Fatḥ al-Raḥmān bi-tarjamat al-Qurʼān by Walī Allāh al-Dihlawī, 1702 or 3-1762 or 3

The text of the Qurʼān with an annotated translation of the Qurʼan completed in 1151

In the preface, the author speaks at considerable length about the scope of his translation, which, he claims, is literal without being unidiomatic

Filiation: Other copies in the India Office Library: Delhi Arabic 9 (British Library)., Delhi Arabic 64a (British Library).
Language(s): Persian and Arabic


For a more detailed description see Persian III, .

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 559 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 28 × 16.5 in.


Naskhī and nastaʻlīq

Copyist: Muḥammad Aḥsan



Half leather 20th century European binding, impression of earlier binding with tooled decorations on f 1E


Origin: India; 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 (Unpublished)


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