Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3992 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Tarikh-i Kashmir


1 copy of Tārīkh-i Kashmīr by Narāyan Kawl "ʿĀjiz"

History of Kashmir, abridged and in a simplified literary style, based on earlier sources

Commissioned by ʿĀrif Khān, the divān and nāʾib of Kashmir, in the reign of the Timurid or Mughal Emperor Bahādur Shāh ibn ʿĀlamgīr I (r. 1707-12)

Completed by the author in 1122/1710-11 according to the chronogram verse: ‘aḥvāl ba-ījāz-i tamām-i Kashmīr’

Script: rough nastaʿlīq

Scribe: Muḥammad ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz

Colophon of original manuscript given: 2 Shavvāl in regnal year 23 of ... (?) in Shāhjahānābād (=1140)

Language(s): Persian

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 116 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 270 × 180 mm.


Rough nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Muḥammad ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz



Origin: 25 April 1903 CE Benares ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine


William Irvine


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