Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3973 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Tarikh-i Shakir Khani


1 copy of Tārīkh-i Shākir Khānī by Shākir Khān ibn Luṭf Allāh Khān "Ṣādiq"

Alternative title stated on f. 1v: Gulshan-i Ṣādiq

History of Emperor Muḥammad Shāh and his descendents to the beginning of the reign of Emperor Shāh ʿĀlam, ending in 1173/1759

Luṭf Allāh Khān's full epithet is "Ṣādiq-i Nīknām"

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

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

Filiation: Details on filiation recorded in an Urdu letter (dated 18 May 1884) addressed to William Irvine by Muḥammad ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz of Bhitrī inserted between front flyleaf and f. 1

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 54 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 255 × 330 mm.


Rough, inelegant nastaʿlīq




Origin: 1884 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine

Muḥammad ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz of Bhitrī


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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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


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