Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4035 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Fragment, Vaqa'i'-i diyar-i maghrib


Title ascribed to this work (Vaqāʾiʿ-i diyār-i maghrib) appears to be of doubtful authenticity

Untitled excerpt from an anonymous history of Afghanistan, which (according to William Irvine) may be part of an early draft of the (Tārīkh-i) Ḥusayn Shāhī by Imām al-Dīn Ḥusaynī Chishtī, covering the reigns of Aḥmad Shāh Durrānī and Tīmūr Shāh

Written around 1212 / 1797-8

Language(s): Persian

Copied from an original =-=-=-=-

Filiation: Copied at the behest of Mr Roberts from a worm-eaten and perishing manuscript, apparently from Benares

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 42 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 162 mm.


Rough nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Muḥammad ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz


Additional notes at the end



Origin: 18 April 1890 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/8


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