Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3917 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Akbarnamah, daftar 2


1 copy of Akbarnāmah by Shaykh Abū al-Faẓl ibn Shaykh Mubārak Nāgawrī

Official regnal chronicle for the reign of the Mughal Emperor Akbar (1542-1605)

Comprises the second daftar only

Defective at both ends

Not dated

Note (dated 26 May 1904) from H. Beveridge to W. Irvine attached to flyleaf: "I return you your two MSS. and Malet with many thanks. Your Akbarnama is a good copy of the latter part of the book, but there is nothing special about it. The marginal words are merely the filling up of lacunae. There are no notes, & so far as I can see, no readings different from those in common use. The Bib. Ind. (Bibliotheca Indica) is not a good edition & is often very bad about names of places & persons, & in respect of these your copy is commonly better than the Bib. Ind."

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff iv, 333
Dimensions (leaf): 275 × 200 mm.


Fair nastaʿlīq-i khafī


Marginal notes and corrections



Origin: 1675 - 1699 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f081r


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