Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1348C (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Dīvān by Salīm

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Compendious dīvān containing the collected mas̲navīyāt, themed and ordinary ghazalīyāt (the latter in alphabetical order), and rubāʿīyāt, lacking rubrication, by the poet Muḥammad Qulī Ṭihrānī takhalluṣ Salīm (d. 1057/1647), who originally worked under the patronage of Mīrzā ʿAbd Allāh, the Safavid governor for Lāhijān province, before seeking the patronage of the Timurid (Mughal) Emperor Shāh Jahān I (d. 1666) in Kashmir.

Defective at end.

Not dated at end.

Rough scribal nastaʿlīq and shikastah āmīz.

Annotations in margins and interlinear spaces by multiple different hands.

Lacking original binding.

Paper dust wrapper (EIC legal publication, Regulation IV of 1817); partial watermarks (J Whatman 1819; VEIC); torn, folded, creased, stains; labels.

Folios unbound; cropped, wormholes, later repairs, creasing, smudging, water stains.

Condition extremely fragile.

Author: Salīm سليم
Title: Dīvān
Title: دیوان

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 284 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 231 × 135 mm.



Origin: 1650 - 1699 CE ; 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


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