Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3993 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Khulasat al-a'jab


1 copy of Khulāṣat al-aʿjāb by Allāh Yār Khān ibn Ḥāfiẓ al-mulk Ḥāfiẓ Raḥmat Khān

Persian translation of a Pashtu (Khatak dialect) chronicle, titled Tārīkh or Tavārīkh-i Ḥāfiẓ Raḥmat Khānī, based on an earlier account by Shaykh Mīr Dād Khalīl Motīzaʾī in Pashtu (Khalīl dialect), on Afghan ethnic history

Title is abjad chronogram or tāʾrīkh yielding the date 1229 / 1814

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 belonging to Qāz̤ī Tajammul Ḥusayn Khān of Murādābād, with the aid of Mr Rustamjī Ṣāḥib Bahādur, Judge of Murādābād, and the mediation of Mirzā Riyāz̤ al-Dīn Bakht, sub-registrar of Amroha (Uttar Pradesh)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 66 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 165 × 250 mm.


Small and neat to rough nastaʿlīq

in 2 different hands. Scribe (of part): Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Majīd




Origin: 23 Jamādá I 1314 (1896) AH Sher Koti, District Bijnaur ; 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/8_f098r


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