Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 41480 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


1 copy of Risālah-i dilkash ʻālī jāhī by Riz̤vī, ʻAlī Akbar

An Urdu treatise in 10 babs on the rearing and training of birds for singing, the chase, and fighting, with a pharmacopeia for birds and quadrupeds in the 9th and 10th babs respectively. The work is imperfect, ff.65-77 being wanting, and the last portion of the 7th of the 27 fasls detailed in the prefixed index. This may well be the original in autograph

Incipit: هزار هزار شکر خدا بر حسن دانش و و هر وحش و طیر کو کوچائي جب تك

Language(s): Urdu

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 208 f.
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):



Nasta'liq hand



Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of Douglas Craven Phillott Gregorian


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