Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4401 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Hamishah bahar


1 copy of Hamīshah bahār by Kishan Chand Ikhlāṣ

A biographical dictionary of mainly Indian poets from the rule of Jahāngīr (1605-28) until the accession of Muḥammad Shāh (1719), compiled by Kishan Chand "Ikhlāṣ" in 1136 (1723-4)

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 248 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 120 mm.


Shikastah āmīz. Scribe: Muḥammad Majīd




Origin: 27 Jumādá II 1138, 8th regnal year of Muhammad Shah AH; 2 March 1726 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

St Augustine's College, Canterbury

Presented to St Augustine's College Library by the Rev. Thomas Robinson, D.D., late Archdeacon of Madras

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3. Available on British Library Digitised Manuscripts, manuscript number: MSS Eur E207/16


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    16, f. 24r

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