Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3902 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Sultan al-hikayat


1 copy of Sulṭān al-ḥikāyāt by Lāl-jī valad Munshīʾ Sītal Parshād ibn Munshīʾ Shīv Kumār, resident of Karrā

Language(s): Persian

Concise history of Awadh from Burhān al-Mulk Saʿādat Khān to Muḥammad Vājid ʿAlī Shāh

Written in Muḥarram 1270/1853, in response to the Mirʾāt al-ashbāh of Mawlavī Fakhr al-Dīn Ḥusayn Dihlavī

Filiation: Transcribed by order of John (sic, read George) Jasper Nicholls, Judge at Farrukhabad, copying a ms obtained from the library of late Mawlavī Sayyid Imdād ʿAlī Khān on 25 February 1893, sent to William Irvine by Muḥammad ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz, on 24 March 1893.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 109 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 27 × 175 mm.


Fairly clear nastaʿlīq





Origin: 25 February 1893 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine


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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f090r


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