Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3932 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Tarikh-i Nadiri 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 and here labelled Nādirnāmah.

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

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff 175
Dimensions (leaf): 261 × 17 mm.


Clear nastaʿlīq


Origin: 13 February 1893 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

Previous owner G. J. Nicholls and subsequently acquired by William Irvine

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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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. 69r


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