Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4025 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Ta'rikh-i Mahabatjang, tract


1 copy of Tārīkh-i Mahābat Jang by Yūsuf ʿAlī Khān ibn Ghulām ʿAlī Khān

Alternative title on title page: Aḥvāl-i salāṭīn-i Hind

History of the Navvāb-Nāẓim of the Mughal province of Bengal, Bihar, and Orissa, ʿAlī Virdī Khān Mahābat Jang (d. 1169 / 1756) and his successor, Navvāb-Nāẓim Shujāʿ al-Dawlah (d. 1170 / 1757), completed at Ilāhābād (Allahabad), in 1177 / 1763

The author also wrote the Ḥadīqat al-ṣafāʾ (I.O.Islamic 3972)

Tract 1 of 6

Language(s): Persian

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

Filiation: Copied from a manuscript in the library of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Ms. D.19 (Ivanow 205)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 95 ff.; also paginated in Persian (189 pages)
Dimensions (leaf): 225 × 280 mm.


Rushed and untidy nastaʿlīq inclining to right. Scribe: Ḥabīb Allāh Khān




Origin: 1903 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine


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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_266r


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