Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4000 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Ta'rikh-i 'Imad al-Mulk


1 copy of Tārīkh-i ʿImād al-Mulk by ʿAbd al-Qādir Khān

Alternative title on title page: Tārīkh-i ʿImād al-Mulk Navvāb-i Kālpī

Author also known by the name of Ghulām Qādir Khān ibn Vāṣil ʿAlī Khān Jāʾisī

Biography of the Amīr al-Umarāʾ ʿImād al-Mulk Ghāzī al-Dīn Khān Fīrūz Jang (d. 1215 / 1800, at Kālpī), vazīr to the Timurid or Mughal emperors, Aḥmad Shāh (r. 1161-7 / 1748-54) and ʿĀlamgīr II (r. 1167-73 / 1754-9)

This work was written at the request of Captain Thirsby or Thoresby (Kaptān Tharsbī Ṣāḥib Bahādur)

Author also wrote a history of Kashmir: Ḥishmat-i Kashmīr (compl. 1245 / 1830)

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

Transcribed by order of G. J. Nicholls, Judge at Farrukhabad, from a manuscript obtained from AgraCopied from an original manuscript belonging to the library of

Filiation: Copied from original manuscript belonging to Mawlavī Murtaz̤á Ashraf Khān of the Purani Adalat in Benares City

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 38 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 155 × 252 mm.


Inelegant nastaʿlīq

. Scribe: ʿAlī Aṣghar of Bhitrī


Large quantities of William Irvine's notes bound at beginning



Origin: 1891 - 1892 CE Benares (Varanasi, UP) ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine

George Jasper Nicholls, Judge at Benares

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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 6_185r


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