Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. S. Digby Or. 17 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Simon Digby Oriental Collection


1 copy of Malāḥat-i maqāl by Dalpat Rāʼī, fl. c. 1763

Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم ملاحت مقال از مدح ممدوحست كه حلواش مستغنى است از حط و خال كم و كيف
Explicit: براى تعلم و تفهيم بر خوردار كامكار ... يادكار كذاشتم
Colophon: تمت تمام شد اين اجزاى كه از مسوده خاص كه مصنف در سال يكهرار و يكصد و هفتاد و هفت هجرى براى حاكم وقت بطور پیش کش گذرانیده بود بسبب ایام غدر سنه ١٨٥۷ عیسوی بدست کاتب الحروف از کتب خانه شاه دهلی امده بود کمر سعی بست و به اختتام رسانید ابیات هر که خواند خطای من پوشد نه که در عیب جویم کوشد . . . كنهيا لعل
Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff.75
Dimensions (leaf): 32.6 × 21.1 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Spirited Dīvāni Shikastah; rubrics; thin English type paper Kanhaiyā Laʻl


half leather


Origin: 18th century c. 1860 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Seal of Kanhaiyā Laʻl 1268/1851-2; note in late 19th century hand (identical with that in Dīvān Muḥammad Ṣūfī); A.H. Harley, 1930

Donated to the Bodleian Libraries by the Trustees of the Simon Digby Memorial Charity, April 2015

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on handlist of Simon Digby with additional enhancements by the Fihrist team.


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