Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3842 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Tarikh-i Muzaffarshahi


1 copy of Tārīkh-i Muẓaffar Shāhī

Anonymously-written chronicle in florid prose on the Muẓaffarid ancestors of the ruler of Gujarat, Sultan Mahmud Begarah, in whose reign the work was written

The account extends to the year 889/1484

According to Storey (p. 725), the present title is of doubtful correctness

Dated colophon (f. 210v): completed 1299/1882, by the kātib Mīr Ḥaydar Ḥusayn al-Ḥusaynī, employee in the Sublime Government's office of the Garīntar (Guarantor). Checked and corrected by ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, employee in the office of the Garīntar, with "extreme care". Areas where the original manuscript was affected by wormholes are marked by three dots or nuqāṭ-i sih'gānah

IOL stamp 15 Aug. 1913

Bound with IO Islamic 3841

Bound in original covers, signed Yūsuf ʿAlī the ṣaḥḥāf

Transcribed in clear and neat shikastah āmīz, with large naskh for quotations; ink flecked with mica

Watermarked papers: 1) H. H. the Nizam's Government, W. Revell; 2) ship in profile with date 1881

Notes of ownership at beginning

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 210 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 326 × 199 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 1299 AH; 1882 CE ; Hydrabad, India


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