Delhi Persian 580 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
1 copy of ʿInāyat'nāmah-'i nas̲r by ʿInāyat Khān Rāsikh
Treatise extracting and commenting on verses encountered in canonical works of prose and epistolary manuals compiled by ʿInāyat Khān takhalluṣ Rāsikh ibn Shams al-Dawlah Luṭf Allāh Khān Ṣādiq Bahādur Mutahavvarjang (flourishing 1163/1750), poet, literature and statesman.
The work is organised into 14 bāb and 100 faṣl.
The work was completed in 1150/1737.
This treatise is distinct from a similarly entitled work of the author, ʿInāyat'nāmah-'i nas̲r, written later (in 1163/1750), which compiles historical and elegant correspondence of political significance.
Not dated at end; datable to the early eighteenth century.
Disciplined scribal taʿlīq throughout.
Lacking original binding.
Folios bound; stains and wormholes.
Urdu verses added at beginning.
Provenance and Acquisition
Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876
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