Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3990 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection



1 copy of Bahādur Shāh'nāmah by Nūr al-Dīn Muḥammad Dānishmand Khān

Alternative titles stated on the title page: 1) Rūznāmachah-yi Bahādur Shāhī, 2) Pādshāh'nāmah

Official regnal chronicle for the reign of Timurid or Mughal Emperor Bahādur Shāh I (r. 1707-1712) by Mīrzā Nūr al-Dīn Muḥammad "ʿĀlī", entitled successively Niʿmat Khān, Muqarrab Khān, and Dānishmand Khān (d. 1 Rabīʿ I 1122 / 30 April 1710, at Delhi)

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

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

Filiation: Copied from an original manuscript obtained from Bareilly, through Mr. Kitts, Judge of Bareilly

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 137 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 160 × 250 mm.


Rough nastaʿlīq


Sheet of William Irvine's notes between ff. 51-52



Origin: 19th century CE Benares (Varanasi) ; 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f136r


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