Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 17* (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

A devotional book containing different works

Contents

Summary of Contents: 13 works by 3 authors on the subjects of Koran, Koran Reading, Qasidas, Muḥammad, Persian poetry, Islam Prayers and devotions, Sufi poetry, and Islamic sermons
1. ff. 6r-69r

It includes instructions on how to read the Qur’ān in Persian in f. 64-66

Language(s): Arabic and Persian
2. ff. 71v -91v
Title: Burdah
Title: برده

Text in Arabic qith short notes in Persian in f. 71

Language(s): Arabic and Persian
3. ff. 92r -93v
Author: Unknown

The fist folio is in Arabic and the rest in Persian

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
5. f. 101r
Author: Unknown

Work dated 21 Jum I 1247 correponding to RY 26 of Akbar II

Language(s): Persian
6. f. 101v-108r
Author: Unknown
Language(s): Arabic
7. f. 108v-112v
Author: Unknown

Dated 1247 correponding to RY 26 of Akbar II

Language(s): Persian
8. f. 113r-119r
Author: Unknown

Ff. 119v-122v are blank

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
9. f. 123r-140vr
Author: Unknown
Language(s): Persian and Arabic
10. f. 141r-145v
Author: Unknown
Language(s): Persian and Arabic
11. f. 146r-148v
Author: Unknown
Language(s): Persian and Arabic
12. f. 149r-152v
Author: Unknown
Language(s): Persian and Arabic
13. f. 153r-209r
Author: Unknown
Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 209 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 23 × 15 in.

Hand(s)

Decoration

History

Origin: 19th 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 (Unpublished)

Availability

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