Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 8162 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Hidāyatnāmah by Mīr Khāl al-Dīn Kātib of Yarkand

A biography of Khvājah Īshān Hidāyat Allāh Āfāq, d. A. H. 1105, خواجه ایشان هدایت الله آتاق , and anecdotes concerning his disciples

Composed in 1143

Imperfect at the beginning

Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Meredith-Owens 1968, page 21.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 231 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 19 × 12.8 cm.


Origin: 18th or 19th century CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on G. M. Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian manuscripts 1895-1966. London, 1968, with additional enhancements.


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