Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 46 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Delhi Persian

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1 copy of Tarjumah-’i Quṭbshāhī by Muḥammad ibn ‘Alī al-Mushtahid

Translation of the Arba‘ūn or 40 traditions collected by Shaykh Bahā al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn ibn ‘Abdullāh al-Ḥaras̲ī al-‘Amalī, who died in 1030. Made by the command of Sulṭān Muḥammad Quṭb Shāh at whose court the author lived. It is not stated which particular king of Golconda of this name commissioned the work, but evidently it was the last king, Abū al-Ḥasan Quṭb Shāh ابو الحسن قطب شاه

Inscription on flyleaf gives the date 1168

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

References

For a more detailed description see C.A. Storey, R. Levy, and A.J. Arberry. Catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Vol. 3. Unpublished, n.d.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 273 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 10.5 × 7.25 in.

Hand(s)

Ta‘līq

Fine copy in one ta‘līq hand except folio 1r and 273v supplied in a later hand in 1124

Binding

Original leather binding seems partially intact

History

Origin: India; 17th-18th centuries CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Arberry, Levy and Storey: Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Vol. 3. (Unpublished)

Availability

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