Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 912 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Sayr'nāmah by Sayyid Maḥmūd Bangālī

Language(s): Persian

Substantial fragment from the account of the four-decade-long travels in the Middle East of the Ṣūfī saint, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Jalāl al-Dīn Ḥusayn ibn Aḥmad ibn Ḥusayn al-Bukhārī al-Ḥusaynī, known as the Makhdūm Jahāniyān Jahān Gasht(d. 785/1384), compiled under his supervision by his disciple, Sayyid Maḥmūd Bangālī.

Defective at the beginning, having lost several leaves from the opening preface.

Not dated at end.

Coarse nastaʿlīq.


Paper dust wrapper (BEIC legal publication on Act XXXVII of 1850); watermarked (standing sceptre lion in crowned oval frame; not dated); labels, torn, creased and stained.

Folios unbound, stained, torn, cropped, wormholes, later repairs.


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 109 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 225 × 130 mm.



Origin: 18th century 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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