Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3987 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Ahkam-i 'Alamgiri


1 copy of Aḥkām-i ʿĀlamgīrī by ʿInāyat Allāh Khān ibn Mīrzā Shukr Allāh Khān

Collection of anecdotes relating to the aḥkām (orders or directions) written on petitions and reports by the Timurid or Mughal prince, Awrangzīb, and later emperor, ʿĀlamgīr I

Language(s): Persian

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

Filiation: According to colophon, copied from an original manuscript in the possession of Qāz̤ī Bandah Ḥasan Khān of Benares (Varanasi)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 27 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 170 × 255 mm.


Clear to inelegant nastaʿlīq

. Scribe: Muḥammad ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz of Bhitrī




Origin: 22 December 1898 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f122r


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