Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1207 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

​ Two works by Ḥazīn


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of ​Muẕākarāt fī al-muḥāz̤arāt by Muḥammad ʻAlī Ḥazīn, 1692?-1766?; 1 copy of ​Risālah-‘i dastūr al-ʻuqalā by Muḥammad ʻAlī Ḥazīn, 1692?-1766?
Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Delhi Persian 1207a. An essay in four parts (maqālah) on the art of conversation by ʻAlī ibn ʻAbī Ṭālib al-Lāhijī, known as Shaykh ʻAlī Ḥazīn. The work ends with a selection of proverbs in Arabic.

Neat nastaʻliq; rubrications; ruled margins; copied apparently in the author’s lifetime.

Language(s): Persian

​Delhi Persian 1207b. A manual on the qualities requisite in princes and rulers by Shaykh ʻAlī Ḥazīn, completed at Dihlī, according to the colophon, in Rabiʻ II 1135 (1740).

Neat nastaʻliq; rubrications; ruled margins; copyist: Sayyid Iṣlaḥ al-Dīn Khān; dated 5th year of Ahmad Shah (1166/1752).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. ii+54
Dimensions (leaf): 278 × 165 mm.


Loose leaves and very worm-eaten.





Paper wrapper: EIC regulations.


Origin: 5th year of Ahmad Shah (1166) CE ; Delhi

Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876.


Government of India

Record Sources

Based on description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3. Available on British Library Digitised Manuscripts, manuscript number: MSS Eur E207/17_f014r, f. 14r (Delhi Persian 1207a); and MSS Eur E207/17, f. 27r (Delhi Persian 1207b).


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