Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3734 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Hasan Shirazi’s History of Jahangir


1 copy of Muntakhab al-tavārīkh by Ḥasan ibn Muḥammadī Shīrāzī “Khākī”

Compendium or mujmal of a world history and biography by Ḥasan Bayg, extending from creation to the hijrī year 1020

Initially commissioned by the Timurid or Mughal Emperor Akbar I and completed under Emperor Jahāngīr, on 20 Rajab 1019

Prefixed with a dībāchah by the Akbarī munshīʾ, Shaykh ʿAbd al-Laṭīf ibn ʿAbd Allāh ʿAbbāsī, describing circumstances of the author’s death in 1022

Dated (f. 443r): 20 Z̲ī Qaʿdah 1145, year 15 of Muḥammad Shāh’s reign/3 May 1733

IOL stamp: 7 Sep. 1907

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 443 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 242 × 130 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 20 Z̲ī Qaʿdah 1145, year 15 of Muḥammad Shāh’s reign AH; 3 May 1733 CE ; India


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