Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3965 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

'Aziz al-qulub


1 copy of ʿAzīz al-qulūb by Bhagvān Dās

Collection of official, diplomatic, and imperial letters (shuqqah), ordinances (farmān), as well as petitions (ʿarz̤adāsht) submitted to the Timurid or Mughal Emperor Muḥammad Shāh and other courtiers, relating to Rajput rulers and Maratha encroachments early in the eighteenth century

The work was completed the work in 1162/1748-9 (date encoded in title as an abjad chronogram)

The author, an inhabitant of Ḥiṣār Fayrūzah (Haryana State, India), was the munshī of Muḥammad Khān Bahādur Ghaẓanfarjang (or ʿUṣfurjang)

This is a rare work

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 93 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 238 × 175 mm.


Neat nastaʿlīq



Origin: 28 Jumādá II 1215 AH; 1800 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/24_f052r


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