Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3876 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Tuzuk-i Taymuri


1 copy of Tūzuk-i Taymūrī by Mīr Ṭālib Ḥusaynī

Illustrated manuscript of the Persian translation of a pseudo-autobiography of Timur in Chaghatay, supposedly discovered in Yemen and brought to the Timurid or Mughal court by Prince Aurangzeb and presented to Emperor Shahjahan I, who ordered its translation under the title Malfūẓāt-i Sāḥib'qirānī

Paintings in a simplified Sikh-era Panjabi style; double frontispiece of Timur enthroned (ff. 1v-2r); double finispiece of ladies conveying trays of food in a ḥaram (ff. 94v-95r); illustrations to the text: ff. 4r, 14v, 19r, 22r, 29r, 32r, 37r, 40r, 44r, 48r, 53r, 63r, 64r, 69v, 72r, 75v, 80r, 85v, 87r, 91r, 93v

Colophon (f. 94r): completed Friday, 25 Rajab 1258/1 September 1842, Malik Sayf al-Dīn Qādirī

Preceded by a brief summary of the contents and date of completion in Persian

IOL stamp: 6 Jan 1917

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 95 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 277 × 155 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: Punjab India


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