Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1572* (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Anvār-i Suhaylī by Ḥusayn Vāʿiẓ Kāshifī

Language(s): Persian

Persian mystical and normative fables based on the Kalīlah va Dimnah tradition reworked in refined prose and poetry by Kamāl a-Dīn Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī al-Vāʿiẓ Kāshifī, written at the suggestion of the minister Amīr Niẓām al-Dīn Shaykh Aḥmad entitled Suhaylī, and dedicated to Sulṭān Ḥusayn Bāyqarā, Timurid ruler of Herat.

The work is divided into fourteen chapters termed bāb.

Dated colophon (f. 302v): completed by Ghulām Murtaz̤á known as Munnūn ibn Muḥammad ʿAbd [Allāh] ibn Mawlavī Allāhdād, resident of Shāhābād Khāṣṣ in muḥallah Mutahannidān (?), Friday, 20 Z̲ī Ḥijjah 1215/4 May 1801.

Rough shikastah āmīz.

Replacement folios (40-47; 59-60; 96-103).

Damaged tooled leather binding; labels.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 302 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 232 × 160 mm.



Origin: 20_Zi-Hijjah_1215 AH; 4 May 1801 CE ; India, Patna, Shahabad

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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