Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3733 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Raverty Collection

History of Yusufza'i tribe


1 copy of Tārīkh-i Ḥāfiẓ Raḥmat Khān by Ḥāfiẓ Muḥammad Ṣiddīq

Abridged and recast Persian translation of an original Pashtu history of the Yūsufzaʾī tribe of Afghans and their conquest of the Kabul, Bajaur, Swat, Peshawar, and Langarkot districts, begun at the suggestion of Hafiz Rahmat Khan at Pilibhit

The Pashtun historian is identified simply as Khvājū, ‘a celebrated historian and genealogist of "that" time’

The work is divided into 8 majlis

Folio 1r: seal of Muḥammad Ṣibghat Allāh Khān dated 1182/1768-9, with inscriptions dated 1188/1774-5 and 1192/1778

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 144 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 195 × 133 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: Monday, 15 Rabīʿ I 1176 AH; 1762 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/8_f109r


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