Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3843 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Mir'at-e Ahmadi in 2 parts


1 copy of Mirʾāt-i Aḥmadī by ʿAlī Muḥammad Khān

History of Gujarat, the Mirʾāt-i Aḥmadī, extending to the defeat of the Marathas by Aḥmad Shāh Abdālī Durr-i Durrān at the battle of Panipat in 1174/1761

The author, ʿAlī Muḥammad Khān, began the work in 1170/1756-7 and completed the historical portion on 10 Ṣafar 1175/9 September 1761

The work is divided into sections: muqaddimah (beginning f. 8v); Hindu rulers (beginning f. 16r); Islamic rulers (beginning f. 20r); khātimah (beginning f. 574r)

Volume divided into 2 parts: 3843A (ff. 1-368) and 3843B (ff. 369-725)

Dated colophon: 14 Rabīʿ II 1299/5 March 1882

Purchased 15 August 1913 from Sir E. Clive Bayley

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 725 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 305 × 200 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 14 Rabīʿ II 1299 AH; 5 March 1882 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/7_f029r


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