Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1378 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of a work by Ẓuhūrī

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Fragment from an untitled collection of lyrics or ghazalīyāt in alphabetic order (up until the letter shīn) by the poet Nūr al-Dīn Muḥammad Turshīzī Khurāsānī takhalluṣ Ẓuhūrī (d. 1025/1616), who emigrated to India and found patronage at the court of Ibrāhīm II ʿĀdil Khān/ʿĀdil Shāh at Bījāpūr.

Defective at end.

Not dated at end. Datable to the early nineteenth century.

Later replacement leaves ff. 1-2, 52.


Damaged binging (printed decorative paper over delaminating paste board with brown leather spine and corners); labels.

Folios mostly unbound; stains, wormholes, cropped.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 92 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 254 × 154 mm.



Origin: 19th 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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