Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 948B (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. 106v): completed by Ghulām ʿAlī ibn Fayz̤ Bakhsh, resident of Thanesar, Wednesday, 25 Jumādá al-Avval 1255/6 August 1839.

Various cursive hands. Rough nastaʿlīq.

Stamped foliation.

Stamped border frame in a silvery metallic paint (ff. 41-48).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 106 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 235 × 150 mm.



Origin: 25_Jum-I_1255 AH; 6 August 1839 CE Thanesar ; 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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