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Dîwân-i-Khanjar, etc., c. 15th century

MS. Selden Superius 23

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  1. (1032) Lyrical poems by a poet with the takhalluş Khanjar (fols. 1-141).
  2. (165) A chronicle of the Moghul race, preceded by a general history of the early prophets from Adam to Muhammad, ended c. 1497-1499 (fols. 148b-267b).
  3. (345) An anonymous collection of tales and traditions, no date (fols. 268b-383a).
  4. (231) A short chronicle of the first fourteen years of the emperor Jahângîr's reign (fols. 389b-421a).


  • Creation: c. 15th century


421 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Arabic
  • Persian


MS. Selden Superius 23


Old Selden mark = 23

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 3235

Other Finding Aids

For a full description in English, see:Beeston, A. F. L, H. Ethé and E. Sachau, Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (3 vols., Oxford, 1889-1953), nos. 1032, 165, 345, 231

Custodial History

Manuscript 3255 acquired by the Bodleian Library


9 1/8 x 5 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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