Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.67 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Jahāngīrʻnāmah by Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan, 1569-1627

The autobiographical memoirs of Emperor Jahangir.

The work begins with Jahangir's accession to the throne in 1619 CE, and ends with an account of the beginning of the 19th year of his reign.

It has been alleged that this copy does not contain the real memoirs of Jahangir, but rather a spurious work known as Tārīkh-i Salīm Shāhī. See Browne, pp. 64-64 for further explanation.

Incipit: شايسته سرير سلطنت وفرمان رواى وزيبنده افسر خلافت وكشور كشاى بلند اقبالى تواند بود كه نهال مرادش از جوئبار رحمت ايزدى سرسبز وشاداب باشد
Explicit: خرمن زرمسکوک برهمين ديار نثار ريخته دامن اهل حاجت را مال مراد ساختند واز مردم شهر دويه كه بهواى نظاره آمده بودند از زمين كوچه تاپشت بام خانهاى دو آشيانه سه آشيانه خلق تابيرون شمار وحساب تماشهاى بودند
Language(s): Persian


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Glazed Indian paper
Extent: 180 ff.


Good Shikasta āmīz hand.


Origin: No date

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on 'E. G. Browne: A supplementary hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1922', and 'E.H. Palmer A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, London 1870'.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Trinity College Cambridge


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