Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 948A (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Mufarriḥ al-qulūb by Tāj al-Dīn ibn Muʿīn al-Dīn Malikī

Language(s): Persian, Arabic, Urdu

Persian translation by the Muftī al-Mulk Tāj al-Dīn ibn Muʿīn al-Dīn Malikī of the Sanskrit book of four fables entitled Hitopadesa by Nārāyan.

Dated colophon (f. 109v): written for the consultation of Bhīm Singh, 25 Jumādá al-Avval 1182/7 October 1768.

Various cursive hands. Rough nastaʿlīq, taʿlīq, and shikastah āmīz.

Stamped and Persian foliation.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 109 ff. (+1)
Dimensions (leaf): 209 × 139 mm.



Origin: 25_Jum-I_1182 AH; 7 October 1768 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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