Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3930 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Vaqa'i'-i Holkar


1 copy of Vaqāʾiʿ-i Hūlkar by Mūhan Singh

History of the Maratha ruler, Jasvant Rao Holkar, the Maharajah of Indore, with a short account of his predecessors

Composed in 1223 / 1808 by Mohan Singh

Colophon details (scribe: Khalīfah Aḥsan Allāh) and date (4 Shaʿbān 1223, year 2 of Akbar Pādshāh's reign) resembles the colophon of a manuscript of the same work in Bankipore (Khudabakhsh Public Oriental Library, Patna, Bihar)

Language(s): Persian

Transcribed by order of G. J. Nicholls, Judge at Farrukhabad, from a manuscript obtained from Agra

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff 142
Dimensions (leaf): 271 × 170 mm.


Poor nastaʿlīq




Origin: 4 Shaʿbān 1223 AH; 25 September 1808 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f051r


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