Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1368B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Poems by Vaḥshī


1 copy of a work by Vaḥshī

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Untitled collection of lyrics or ghazalīyāt in alphabetic order by the poet, Kamāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Bāfiqī Kirmānī takhalluṣ Vaḥshī (d. 991/1583).

Defective at beginning, supplemented with later replacement leaves (ff. 1-6).

Defective at end.

Not dated at end. The original portion is datable to the seventeenth century.

Replacement leaves in rough nastaʿlīq, with original folios in minute calligraphic nastaʿlīq.

Annotations, corrections, and additions in margins, usually written obliquely.

Not foliated.

Lacking original binding.

Paper dust wrapper BEIC legal publication on Regulation XVI for 9 September 1817, 26 Bhadon 1224 Banglah era, 14 Bhadon 1224 faṣlī era, 17 Bhadon 1224 Vilāyatī era, 13 Bhadon 1874 samvat era, 26 Shavvāl 1232 hijrī era); partial watermarks (J WHATMAN, 1814); torn and stained.

Folios unbound; cropped, wormholes, later repairs.

Condition fragile.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 65 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 198 × 118 mm.



Origin: 1600 - 1799 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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