Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3775 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Afghan genealogy, 2 untitled works


Summary of Contents: Collection of prose works on Afghan genealogy written before the 19th cent.; transcribed in good scribal nastaʿlīq possibly by Khvush Qalam
1. ff. 1r-40v

Untitled treatise on Afghan genealogy, described within the work as ‘īn risālah dar bayān-i kayfiyat-i ḥasab va nasab-i Afghān maʿlūm kardan ast’

Note at beginning, probably by William Anderson, states, ‘Genealogical history of the Afghans - copied at Kundahar, WA’

Transcription incorrect and full of omissions

IOL stamp absent

Not dated

Language(s): Persian
2. ff. 41r-60v

Untitled treatise on Afghan genealogy, described within the work as ‘īn risālah dar z̲ikr-i aḥvāl-i ansāb-i Afghānān mushtamil bar chahār bāb ast’

Dated colophon (f. 60v): Nasab'nāmah-'i Afghānān completed in Muḥarram 1256/March 1840

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 60 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 187 × 115 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: Muḥarram 1256 AH; March 1840 CE ; Kandahar, Afghanistan


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