Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 12273 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


1 copy of Mahābhārata

Vols.II and III of a Persian prose version of the Mahabharata. Vol.II comprises funun 4-6 (Virata-parva, Udyoga-p., and Bhishms-p.) and vol. III comprising funun 7-13, 17 and 18 (Drona-p., Karna-p., Salya-p. Sauptika-p., Strip-p., Maha-prasthana-p., and Svargarohana-p. Dated f. 28b of vol.II 22 dhu al-Qa'dah [10]08.

Incipit: فن چهارم از کتاب مهابهارت
Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 280, 314 f.
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):



Nasta'liq by various hands.


Origin: 1008 AH; 1600 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of Marsden


Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures contact SOAS Archives and Special Collections Admissions. Contact docenquiry@soas.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.


Comment on this record

Please fill out your details.

How are we using your feedback? See our privacy policy.