Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4401 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Hamishah bahar


1 copy of Hamīshah bahār by Ikhlas, Kishan Chand, approximately 1683-approximately 1748

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.
Dimensions (written):



Shikastah āmīz Scribe: Muḥammad Majīd


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

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented to St Augustine's College Library by the Rev. Thomas Robinson, D.D., late Archdeacon of Madras, 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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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