Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 32 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

A volume containing different works


Summary of Contents: 2 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Persian poetry, Qasidas, Koran, Tafsir, and Koranic recitations
1. ff. 1Bv-34r

A short treatise on the art of reading the Qurʼān

Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Persian III, .
2. ff. 34v-40v

The work deals mainly with the pronunciation of the individual letters, and is based, according to the authorʼs own statement in his preface

The work is followed by a short note on waqf and the abbreviations used to indicate its different varieties

Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Persian III, .

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 228 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 27 × 16 in.


Large clear naskhī



European 20th century binding, with plain red leather


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 (Unpublished)


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