Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1375B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Miscellaneous prose and poetry, 4 items (a-d)


Summary of Contents: Miscellaneous collection of prose and poetic works by ʿĀlī, Tajallī, and Munīr. Volume not dated; items a and b dates 26 Ramaz̤ān-Shavvāl 1162/9 September-October 1749. Combinations of rough, though occasionally neat, nastaʿlīq and taʿlīq. Corrections and headings preserved in margins. Intermittent foliation in pencil. Later binding of reddish brown leather with tooled and painted medallions, combed marbled paper doubleurs; damaged, labels. Paper dust wrapper (EIC legal publication, header missing, referring to Nizamut Adawlut); partial watermarks (UEIC, 1814); torn and stained. Original folios cut out and remounted with new borders; wormholes; folios mostly unbound, cropped, later repairs. Condition fragile.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

1. ff. 1r-89v
Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Delhi Persian 1375Ba.

Untitled collection of lyrics or ghazalīyāt, in alphabetic order, by the physician, historian, litterateur, prose stylist, and poet, Mīrzā Nūr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Ḥakīm Fatḥ al-Dīn Shīrāzī entitled Niʿmat Khān, Muqarrab Khān, and Dānishmand Khān, takhalluṣ ʿĀlī (d. 1121/1710), who worked under the patronage of the Timurid (Mughal) Emperors Shāh Jahān I, ʿĀlamgīr I, and Bahādur Shāh I.

The work has been endorsed by a later hand as the Dīvān-i Niʿmat Khān ʿĀlī.

Dated colophon (f. 89r): completed by Muḥammad Ashraf Qādirī, evening of 26 Ramaz̤ān in RY 2 [of Emperor Aḥmad Shāh] (1162)/9 September 1749.

Author: ʿĀlī عالى
2. ff. 90r-102r

Delhi Persian 1375Bb.

Untitled tarjīʿband by the poet Mīrzā ʿAlī Riz̤āʾ ibn Ḥusayn Shīrāzī takhalluṣ Tajallī (d. 1085/1674), incorrectly attributed in the scribe’s colophon to the poet ʿAbd al-Qādir takhalluṣ Bīdil.

Dated colophon (f. 102r): completed Monday morning, Shavvāl in RY 2 of Emperor Aḥmad Shāh (1162)/September-October 1749.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
3. ff. 103r-138r

Delhi Persian 1375Bc.

Untitled collection of miscellaneous diplomatic, official, and private letters issued by the Timurid (Mughal) court from around the mid to late seventeenth century.

Transcribed by many hands in combinations of nastaʿlīq and taʿlīq.

Not dated at end.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
4. ff. 138r-169v
Author: Munīr منير

Delhi Persian 1375Bd.

Untitled collection of eulogies or qaṣāʾid, muqaṭṭaʿāt, quatrains or rubāʿīyāt, and mas̲navīyāt by the litterateur and poet Abū al-Barakāt Lāhawrī takhalluṣ Munīr (d. 1054/1644), who flourished at the court of the Timurid (Mughal) Emperor Shāh Jahān I. Defective at end.

Not dated at end.

Transcribed by many hands in combinations of nastaʿlīq and taʿlīq.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 169 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 170 × 107 mm.



Origin: 26_Ramazan-Shavval_1162 AH; 9 September 1749 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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