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Or Ms 301: ديوانِ عرفی Dīvān-i ‘Urfī, 1024 A.H., 1615 C.E.

Identifier: Or Ms 301

Scope and Contents

The collected works of the celebrated poet Sayyid Muḥammad Jamāl al-Dīn " 'Urfī " Shīrāzī, who came to India, 994 A.H. (1586 C.E.), first proceeded to the Deccan, where he soon entered into the service of Ḥakīm Masīḥ al-Dīn Abū al-Fatḥ Jīlānī, but subsequently, on the death of his patron, 997 A.H. (1589 C.E.), he went to seek his fortune at Agra. Here he soon rose in the favour of the Khān-i Khānān, Mīrzā 'Abd al-Raḥīm (the son of Bayram Khān, who had been Akbar's regent), who had translated from Turkic into Persian the Memoirs of Babur (see Or. Ms. 76), and died at the age of 72, 1036 A.H. (1627 C.E.). 'Urfī was brought into the notice of Akbar through the Khān-i Khānān at Fatḥpūr-Sīkrī. For some time he was an object of envy with a few of the Court poets. He died at an early age at Lahore, 999 A.H. (1591 C.E.).


  • Creation: 1024 A.H.
  • Creation: 1615 C.E.


Language of Materials

Persian (Script: nasta'līq)

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.


1 volume

Other Finding Aids

Hukk, Mohammed Ashraful; Ethé, Hermann; and Robertson, Edward, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library (Hertford: Stephen Austin & Sons Ltd., 1925).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the University of Edinburgh Library by Adam Anderson, nephew of the collector, James Anderson, in 1844.

Processing Information

Annotation uses legacy data from Mohammed Hukk et al. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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