Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3911 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Tuhfah-i tazah


1 copy of Tuḥfah-'i tāzah by Khayr al-Dīn Muḥammad Ilāhābādī

Alternative title: Balvandnāmah

Alternative title: Tārīkh-i Balvandī

History of the landowners or zamīndārs of Benares / Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh, India), from the period of Mansārām to the deposition of Chayt Singh (Chait Singh), in 1195 / 1781

Language(s): Persian
Filiation: Copied from a manuscript obtained at Jaunpur (see William Irvine's note on a flyleaf of I.O.Islamic 3894) through the mediation of Munshīʾ Ṣadr al-Dīn Aḥmad, taḥṣīldār and magistrate of Farrukhabad District

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 131 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 318 × 205 mm.


Scribe: Aḥmad ʿAlī Khān Farrukhābādī. Clear nastaʿlīq


Marginal notes in William Irvine's hand.



Origin: 19 September 1879 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine


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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/6_f260r


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