Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 33 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

A volume containing different works

Contents

Summary of Contents: 10 works by 6 authors on the subjects of Persian poetry, Qasidas, Koran, Tafsir, Koranic recitations, Persian poetry 1500-1796, Koran Reading, and Dream interpretation
1. ff. 1Bv-47v

A work on the recitation of the Qurʼān dedicated to Abū al-Ghāzī ʻUbayd Allāh Bahādur Khān, the Shaybānid ruler of Transoxiana from 939-46

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Persian III, .
2. ff. 48r-49v

This work is only a fragment containing three verses

Copied on the 5 RY Shāh ʻĀlam

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Persian III, .
3. ff. 48r-97v

A work on the art of reciting the Qurʼān and on the readings associated with the name of ʻĀṣim

The work is dedicated to the Emperor Awrangzīb and is preceded by a table of contents and a list of the Seven Readers and their rāwīs

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Persian III, .
4. ff. 97v-99v
Title: Untitled

A work ascribed in the colophon to Yār Muḥammad ibn Khudādād Samarqandī on the eighty-three obligatory pauses in the Qurʼān

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Persian III, .
5. ff. 99v-106v
Author: Unknown
Title: Untitled

A short work on the rewards promised for reading the different sūrahs of the Qurʼān and their virtues when used as charms

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Persian III, .
6. ff. 107r-111r

A short work on the pronunication of the Qurʼān composed at Ahmadābād (India)

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Persian III, .
7. f. 111
Author: Unknown
Title: Untitled

A number of notes in Persian on the correct reading of the Qurʼān

This work is dated circa 1182

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Persian III, .
8. ff. 112r-116v

A fragment of a work on the recitation of the Qurʼān

Filiation: Other copies in the India Office Library: Delhi Arabic 93c (British Library)., Delhi Persian 33a (British Library).
Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Persian III, .
9. ff. 116v-117r
Author: Unknown
Title: Untitled

A list of the seventeen places in the Qurʼān at which it is forbidden to pause

This work is dated 21 Ram RY 4 of Shāh ʻĀlam

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Persian III, .
10. ff. 116v-117r

An anonymous work on the interpretation of dreams in 12 bābs

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Persian III, .

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 119 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 23 × 15.5 in.

Hand(s)

Large clear naskhī

Decoration

Binding

European 20th century binding, with plain red leather

History

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)

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures contact British Library, Registering for a Reader Pass). Contact apac-enquiries@bl.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript


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