Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 546 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Āmad nāmah-'i Afghānī by Muḥammad Irtiz̤á Khān ibn Navvāb Amān Khān ʿUmar Khayl

Language(s): Persian, Arabic, Pashtu

Trilingual vocabulary of Persian, Pashto, and Urdu, endorsed at the beginning and the colophon as Āmad nāmah-'i Afghānī, compiled in 1225/1810 by Muḥammad Irtiz̤āʾ Khān ibn Navvāb Amān Khān ʿUmar Khayl, with the intention of disseminating wider knowledge of Pashto.

The work is organised under a hundred and sixty-six sections termed faṣl.

Dated colophon (f. 332v): completed by Bānkī (Bānke) Rāy written at the order of Asadūlah[sic](Asad Allāh) Mumtāz al-Mulk Fayz̤ Muḥammad Khān Bahādur Hizibrjang, morning, 9 Rabīʿ al-Avval in RY 10 [of Emperor Akbar Shāh II] (1231)/8 February 1816.

The work is transcribed using an irregular combination of archaic and modern orthography for Urdu/Hindi.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 332 ff. (+1)
Dimensions (leaf): 277 × 160 mm.



Origin: 9_Rabi‘-I_1231 AH; 8 February 1816 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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