Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4033 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Account of Maratha Wars


Title lacking, endorsed on title page as Tavārīkh-i Pūnā

Author identified on title page as ʿAlī Ibrāhīm Khān Bahādur, resident of Benares

Untitled account of Maratha wars from 1171-1199 / 1757-1785

Written by author in Benares (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India), in 1201 / 1786-7

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

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

Filiation: Manuscript copied from an original in the library of Muftī Shams al-Ḥasan Khān, through the mediation and aid of Mistar Kīts Ṣāḥib Bahādur (Mr Kitts), Judge, Bareilly District, Rohelkhand (Uttar Pradesh State)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 52 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 160 × 208 mm.


Rough nastaʿlīq

, inclining to right. Scribe: ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz of Bhitrī




Origin: 16 January 1896 CE ; 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_69r


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