Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 580 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of ʿInāyat'nāmah-'i nas̲r by ʿInāyat Khān Rāsikh

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

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.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 43 ff. (+2)
Dimensions (leaf): 212 × 125 mm.



Origin: Between 1737 (date of composition) and 1750 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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