Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3928 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Chanderi, various historical extracts


Title and compiler's name not stated in work

Large label on front cover describes the contents in Urdu: jild-i naql-i kaifiyyat-i Fārsī, ʿahd-i Akbar Pādshāh se tā ʿahd-i Bahādur Shāh-i avval, jis-qadr ḥālāt-i mahārājagān-i Canderī az rū-yi kutub-i tavārīk̲h̲hāʾī se dastiyāb hūʾā, va tamām va kamāl-i jild-i hāz̲ā men̲ mundarij kiyā gayā

Anonymously compiled historical extracts, from the reigns of Timurid or Mughal Emperor Akbar I to Emperor Bahādur Shāh I, relating to the town and fort of Chanderi in Malwa (now Ashoknagar District, Madhya Pradesh), possibly drawn up in connexion with a law suit

Label and descriptive notes between flyleaves in Urdu

The scribe has included details on filiation for most extracts

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 416 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 305 × 197 mm.


Large, scribal nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Sayyid Ṣafdar Sulṭān





Origin: 19th century 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/7_f038r


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