Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3925 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Tarikh-i Iradat Khan


1 copy of Tārīkh-i Irādat Khān by Mubārak Allāh Vāz̤iḥ

Alternative title on stated on title page: Savāniḥ-i Mirzā Mubārak Allāh Khān

Author entitled Irādat Khān, with the takhalluṣ or pseudonym Vāz̤iḥ

Autobiography relating events from the death of Aurangzeb ʿAlamgir (d. 1118 / 1707) to Farrukh Siyar's entry into Shāhjahānābād (Delhi) seven years later, in Muḥarram 1125 / 1713. The account thus covers the wars of succession and reigns of Bahādur Shāh, Jahāndār Shāh, and Farrukh Siyar.

Work completed by author in 1126 / 1714

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 55 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 315 × 200 mm.


Poor nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Muḥammad ʿAẓīm Allāh al-ʿAbbāsī al-Hāshimī


Annotations by W. Irvine



Origin: 4 Muḥarram 1304 AH; 3 October 1886 CE Saidpur, Ghazipur District ; 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f138r


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