Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4031 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Ta'rikh-i Iradat Khan


1 copy of Tārīkh-i Irādat Khān by Mubārak Allāh Vāz̤iḥ

Author entitled Irādat Khān, with the takhalluṣ or pseudonym Vāz̤iḥ

Autobiography relating events from the death of Aurangzeb as Timurid or Mughal Emperor ʿĀlamgīr I (d. 1118 / 1707) to Emperor Farrukh Siyar's entry into Shāhjahānābād (Delhi) 7 years later, in Muḥarram 1125 / 1713. The account thus covers the wars of succession and reigns of Bahādur Shāh, Jahāndār Shāh, and Farrukh Siyar

Work completed by author in 1126 / 1714

Account comprises a little over half of the narrative

Bound between the opening leaves of the ʿIbratnāmah of Muḥammad ibn Muʿtamad Khān

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 4v-64r
Dimensions (leaf): 129 × 151 mm.


Clear nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Muḥammad ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz


Copious notes by William Irvine attached at beginning and end of volume



Origin: 19th century CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine

George Jasper Nicholls


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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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


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