Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 571 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Ātish'kadah by Āz̲ar

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Taz̲kirah assembling selections from poetic works and biographies of ancient and modern poets organised by various criteria (ethnicity, profession, region, and country, for example), written by Luṭf ʿAlī ibn Āqā Khān takhalluṣ Āz̲ar (d. 1195/1780).

Dated colophon: completed by Gajpat Singh Khatrī, resident of Shāhjahānābād, for munshīʾ ṣāḥib Khvājah Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn Khān Ṣāḥib, Wednesday, 5 Shaʿbān in RY 17 on Emperor Muḥammad Akbar Shāh II, 1239/5 April 1824.

Minute nastaʿlīq.

Not foliated.

Folios torn and unbound.


Author: Āz̲ar آذر

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 200 ff. circa
Dimensions (leaf): 310 × 230 mm.



Origin: 5_Sha‘ban_1239 AH; 5 April 1824 CE Shāhjahānābād ; India, Delhi

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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