Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4080 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Two works on Mogul history

Contents

Collection of two separate works relating to eighteenth-century Timurid or Mughal history

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex

Hand(s)

History

Origin: 19th century CE ; India

a

Contents

ff. 1r-6v

Brief fragment recounting the violent overthrow of the Timurid or Mughal Emperor Shāh ʿĀlam and the temporary installation of Prince Bīdārbakht as Emperor Jahān Shāh II by the rebel Ghulām Qādir Khān, in opposition to Mahādjī Sindhiyah and the Maratha confederacy, in 1790

William Irvine attributes the origins of the fragment to the work Tofa Taza (Tuḥfah-'i tāzah)

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 6 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 255 × 180 mm.

History

Origin: 1800 - 1850 CE ; India

b

Contents

ff. 7r-9v

Compilation of multiple antiphonal exchanges between the rulers Nādir Shāh and Muḥammad Shāh in short mas̲navī compositions

Sourses not identified

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 3 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 255 × 180 mm.

History

Origin: 1800 - 1850 CE ; India

Additional Information

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

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