Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1209 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Nas̱r-i Mīr Jaʻfar Zaṭallī by Zaṭallī, Mīr Jaʻfar

Language(s): Persian and Urdu

A collection of satirical pieces written in a mixture of Persian and Urdu prose by Mīr Jaʻfar Zaṭallī who wrote in the reign of Aurangzeb (r. 1658-1707) and was put to death in 1125/1713.

ff. 76; 11 lines to a page; nastaʻliq; rubrications; dated 1 Rabiʻ I regnal year 8, 1229 (21 Feb 1814).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. i+76
Dimensions (leaf): 225 × 165 mm.





Islamic leather with embossed central medallion.


Origin: 1 Rabiʻ I 1229 AH ; India

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_f011r, f. 11r).


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