Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3730 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Historical anecdotes, Persian and Arabic


1 copy of Khulāṣat al-ḥikāyāt by Fayz̤ Allāh ibn Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn Banbānī

Collection of anecdotes concerning people and incidents based on early Arabic and Persian historical and biographical sources, compiled by Fayz̤ Allāh ibn Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn Banbānī, entitled Ṣadr Jahān, dedicated to the sultan of Gujarat, Sulṭān Abū al-Fatḥ Maḥmūd Shāh ibn Muḥammad Shāh (r. 867-917/1459-1511)

The work is divided into 21 chapters

Ruled after f. 12

Copied in multiple hands (taʿlīq)


Language(s): Persian & Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 477 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 245 × 152 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3. Available on British Library Digitised Manuscripts, manuscript number: MSS Eur E207/18_f008r


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