Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4032 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Ta'rikh-i Nasirshahi


1 copy of Tārīkh Nāṣir Shāhī

Official regnal chronicle commissioned by Sulṭān Nāṣir al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Qādir Shāh Khiljī of Mālvah (r. 906-16 / 1500-10), ending abruptly with an account of the wounding and death of the rebel Shīr Khān, near Chanderi

Author not identified

Prefixed (ff. 1v-7v) by an Urdu summary (khulāṣah)

Language(s): Persian

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

Filiation: Manuscript copied from the duplicate of a manuscript transcribed by Bihārīlāl, dated 11 Z̲ī al-Ḥijjah 1265 / 1849, for Sir Henry Miers Elliot (see Rieu III, 968) belonging to the library of "the late" Mawlavī Z̤iyāʾ al-Dīn, at Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh State)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 57 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 160 × 205 mm.


Clear, but inelegant nataʿlīq

. Scribe: Mahābīr Parshād, resident of Ghāsī, Aʿẓamgarh District




Origin: 1 November 1879 CE Ghazipur ; 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/7 7_64r


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