Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4071 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Mughal and Nepalese Histories


Collection of historical works on Mughal and Nepalese subjects

1. ff. 2-29

Untitled collection of anecdotes and orders by the Timurid or Mughal Emperor ʿĀlamgīr I, different from the edition titled Aḥkām-i ʿĀlamgīrī prepared by ʿInāyat Allāh Khān Kashmīrī

Published by Jadunath Sarkar (Calcutta, 1912)

Language(s): Persian
2. ff. 30-67

Brief history of Nepal followed by statistics, geographical and sociological observations

Author had been sent several times on diplomatic missions to Nepal by Jonathan Duncan, EIC Resident at Benares, 1788-95

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 67 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 222 × 140 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th century CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition


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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f117r


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