Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

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

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

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.

Indian taʿlīq.

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.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 31 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 275 × 177 mm.



Origin: 16 Shavval 1117 AH; 31 January 1706 CE ; 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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