Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3934 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Indian and Iranian histories, 18th c.

Contents

Collection of Indian and Iranian histories covering the early eighteenth century

1. ff. 1-127

Autobiographical account of travels through India, Iran, and Arabia, written after the author took up service under Nadir Shah Afshar

Language(s): Persian

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2. ff. 129v-213r

History covering the period between the Timurid or Mughal Emperor ʿĀlamgīr I and the accession of Emperor Muḥammad Shāh

Language(s): Persian
3. ff. 213r-264v

Anonymous continuation of Muḥammad Qāsim Ḥusaynī's ʿIbratnāmah, down to the 14th regnal year (1144/1731-2) of the Timurid or Mughal Emperor Muḥammad Shāh

Language(s): Persian

4.

Anonymous continuation of Muḥammad Qāsim Ḥusaynī's ʿIbratnāmah, covering the reign of the Timurid or Mughal Emperor Muḥammad Shāh down to regnal year 25 (1157)

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 272 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 250 × 155 mm.
Dimensions (written):

Hand(s)

History

Origin: 9 Jum. II 1290 AH; 1873 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

1913-08-15

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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f159r

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