Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4037 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Takmilah-yi salatin-i Hindustan


1 copy of Takmīlah-'i salāṭīn-i Hindūstān

Title not stated

Author's name not stated in text

Inscription on title page (of probably doubtful authenticity) entitles the work, Z̲ikr al-Mulūk, and ascribes it to Rafīʿ al-Dīn Khān

Anonymous continuation of the general history of South Asian kings, Z̲ikr al-Mulūk, by the seventeenth-century muḥaddis̲ and scholar, ʿAbd al-Ḥaqq Dihlavī, extending from the reign of Timurid or Mughal Emperor Jahāngīr to that of Emperor Shāh ʿĀlam, ending in 1194 / 1780

The narrative also includes accounts of the major contemporary Deccani kingdoms

Not dated

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 Sayyid Ḥaydar Ḥusayn at Moradabad (U.P.)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 42 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 150 × 215 mm.


Rough, but distinct nastaʿlīq. Scribe: ʿAbd al-Majīd, student at the madrassah of Amroha (U.P.)

, resident of Sherkot, Bijnaur District




Origin: 15 Rabīʿ II 1314 AH; 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/6 6_38r


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