Delhi Persian 89* (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
1 copy of a commentary on Rūmī's Mas̲navī-'i maʿnavī by ʿĀqil Khān Rāzī
Fragment of an untitled commentary on the Mas̲navī-'i maʿnavī of Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Balkhī takhalluṣ Rūmī by ʿAlī ʿAskarī ibn Muḥammad Taqī ibn Muḥammad Qāsim ʿAskarī Khvāfī takhalluṣ Rāzī entitled ʿĀqil Khān ʿĀlamgīr Shāhī (d. 1108/1696), which critiques the earlier scholarly corpus of commentaries by Shaykh ʿAbd al-Laṭīf ʿAbbāsī Gujarātī, argued to be characterised with a difficult style and omissions in analysis.
Defective at the beginning.
Dated colophon (f. 31v): completed Monday 16 Shavvāl in RY 47 of Emperor ʿĀlamgīr [I] (1117)/31 January 1706.
Paper dust wrapper (BEIC legal publication on legislation dated July 1851); watermarked (lion rampant guardant holding sceptre in crowned oval frame; not dated); label, creased, torn and stained.
Folios unbound; multiple water stains, torn, cropped, wormholes.
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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