Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 5B (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Tafsīr-i Yaʻqūb-i Charkhī by Charkhī, Yaʻqūb, d. 1447

A commentary on Sūrahs 1 and 67 to 114

Filiation: Other copies in the India Office Library: I.O. Islamic 4742 (British Library)., I.O. Islamic 754 (British Library)., Delhi Persian 8
Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Persian III, .

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 166 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 22.5 × 17 cm.


Fair nastaʻlīq except the supplies, which are in an ugly and irregular cursive hand


Ruled borders (except Foll. 3-18, Foll. 44-56, Foll. 59-63, Foll. 82-3 which have been supplied and are without borders)

Rubrications and red overlinings


Qurʼānic text overlined in red (in black in the supplies)


Origin: 18th century 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 (Unpublished)


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