Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3988 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection



1 copy of Jahāndār Shāh'nāmah by Nūr al-Dīn ibn Burhān al-Dīn Fārūqī

Privately written account of the the wars of succession following the death of Timurid or Mughal Emperor Bahādur Shāh, the succession of his eldest son, Prince Muʿizz al-Dīn, as Emperor Jahāndār Shāh I, in 1124/1712, and his subsequent defeat and death at the hands of his nephew, who succeeded soon after as the Emperor Farrukhsiyar

Preface contains a detailed autobiographical summary

Language(s): Persian

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

Filiation: According to note (f. 1r), copied from an original manuscript in the possession of "the Jaunpur Quazi's family"

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 62 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 165 × 251 mm.


Inelegant nastaʿlīq

. Scribe: Muḥammad ʿAlī Aṣghar of Bhitrī




Origin: 1892 CE Benares (Varanasi) ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine

George Jasper Nicholls

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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f143r


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