Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1367 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Dīvān by Maghribī

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Collection of poetic compositions in varied forms and genres (ghazal and rubāʿī) by the Sufi and poet, Shaykh Muḥammad Shīrīn ibn ʿIzz al-Dīn Yūsuf Nāʾinī Iṣfahānī Tabrīzī takhalluṣ Maghribī (d. 809/1406-7), a close friend of the Timurid Prince Sulṭān Mīrān Shāh (d. 810/1408) and later rival of the court poet Shaykh Kamāl al-Dīn Khujandī Tabrīzī takhalluṣ Kamāl (d. 803/1400).

Partially dated colophon (f. 77): completed by Javāhir Mal (written as unconnected initials) at the request (ḥasb al-farmūdah) of Miyān ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, Muḥarram 1074/August 1663.

Rough nastaʿlīq.

Annotations in margins and vacant spaces by multiple later hands.

Lacking binding. Folios unbound; water and oil stains, foxing, smudging, creasing, wormholes, cropped, later repairs.

Condition poor.

Title: Dīvān
Title: دیوان

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 77 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 190 × 226 mm.



Origin: Muharram 1074 (August 1663) 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


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