Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4024 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Josh-e Faiz, letters of British officers


1 copy of Jūsh-i fayz̤ by Sayyid Bahādur ʿAlī "Sayyid"

Rare collection of private letters, some of historical and political interest, from Farrukhabad, Lucknow, and Delhi, by the early-nineteenth-century author, Sayyid Bahādur ʿAlī mutakhalluṣ ba-Sayyid, resident of qaṣbah Chhīrāmaʾū/Chhibramau, in sarkār Qannawj

The chronogrammatic title also suggests the date of completion, 1249/1833-4

The work consists of a short preface followed by 140 letters in total arranged in alphabetic order, some of which relate to exchanges with and observations on European officers, while others mention the affairs of women in varied professions and social circumstances

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 151 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 235 × 190 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th century CE ; India

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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/24_f001r


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