Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3920 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Tārīkh-i Nādirī by Mahdī Khān Astarābādī


Summary of Contents: A history of the reign of Nādir Shāh Afshār and his descendents, also known as the Tārīkh-i jahāngushā-yi Nādirī.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 207 pages
Dimensions (leaf): 269 × 215 mm.


Cramped, fairly legible nastaʿlīq


Origin: 9 Jumādá I 1296 India

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by the India Office Library 15 August 1913 from 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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: MSS Eur E207/8, f. 68r


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