Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Pashto MS 1 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Pashto Manuscripts


1 copy of Yūsuf Zulaykhā by Jāmī, 1414-1492

A metrical translation of Jāmī's Yūsuf va Zulaykhā. Lacks the last section and the khatimah

Incipit: عنایت رب پما کړه د امید غنچه مي واکړه
Colophon: تمت تمام شد کتاب یوسف زلیخا بلفظ افغانی به تاریخ پانزدهم شهر ربیع الاول بروز سه شمبه در موضع شاه جهاناباد درون قلعه در عرصه نواب نجیب الدوله بهادر بدست فقیر حقیر سلیمان ساکن رامپور...نوشته شد
Language(s): Pashto


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 118 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 25.5 × 14 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Nasta'liq hand Sulaimān, of Rampur



Origin: Delhi; 18th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Formerly part of the collection of the Persian scholar Nathaniel Bland (1803-1865). Bland's oriental manuscripts were sold through Bernard Quaritch in 1866 to Alexander Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford.

Purchased by Mrs Enriqueta Rylands, on behalf of the John Rylands Library, in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on James Fuller Blumhardt and D.N MacKenzie : Catalogue of Pashto manuscripts in the British Isles, 1965.


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