Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 731/2 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Rīshī'nāmah by Bābā Naṣīb Kashmīrī

Language(s): Persian

Second volume of the hagiographic account of the life and literary works of the Suhravardī Sufi, Bābā Naṣīb al-Dīn Kashmīrī(d. 1047/1637), by an author referring to himself as Bābā Naṣīb Kashmīrī, a student of Bābā Dāʾūd Khākī, and writing at a time when Mīrzā Ḥaydar Kāshgharīis Kashmir’s ruler.

Not dated at end.

Scribal nastaʿlīq tending to shikastah āmīz.

Annotations and corrections.

Binding, red half leather IOL covers, stamp dated 11 Mar 1965.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Gauze overlay
Extent: 159 ff. (ff. 135-294)
Dimensions (leaf): 245 × 140 mm.



Origin: 1157 (1650 - 1745) 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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