Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4038 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

History of Azamgarh


Title not stated in text

Alternative title on title page: Tārīkh-i Aʿẓamgadh

Author's name not stated in text

Anonymous history of Azamgarh, extending from Abhimān Rāy to 1887

Discrete section (ff. 37v-39v), entitled Kursīnāmah, on the genealogy (shajrah) of kings (rājah hā)

Printed Hindi text on reverse of title page (folio before f. 1)

Language(s): Persian

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

Filiation: Copied from a manuscript belonging to Rājah Salāmat Shāh Khān at Azamgarh

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 39 ff.; pagination: 77 pp (+1)
Dimensions (leaf): 168 × 215 mm.


By at least 2 hands: 1) bold and attenuated nastaʿlīq with taʿlīq flourishes, unsigned; 2) rough, evidently rushed nastaʿlīq, signed: Muḥammad ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz




Origin: 20 January 1907 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_244r


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