Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1369B* (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of a work by Khusraw

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Untitled collection of select lyrics or ghazalīyāt in alphabetic order, with qiṭaʿāt and rubāʿīyāt by the poet, Amīr Abū al-Ḥasan Yamīn al-Dīn Dihlavī takhalluṣ Khusraw (d. 725/1325).

Not dated at end. Rough nastaʿlīq on thin burnished paper, with lightly gilded rulings throughout. The opening has a crudely painted and gilded sarlawḥ and interlinear light gold wash (f. 1r).

Paper dust wrapper (BEIC legal publication on Regulation XVI for 1817); partial watermarks (VEIC); torn, folded, creased, stains; labels.

Folios bound; cropped, wormholes, later repairs.

Condition fragile.

Author: Khusraw خسرو

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 224 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 214 × 126 mm.



Origin: Second half of the 18th century 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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