Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4084 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Ghazipur, biographical history


Author and title not stated in work

Alternative title on label attached to covers (deleted by William Irvine): Tarikh Badshahan Delhi aur Nowaban Oudh

Alternative title on label attached to covers (most likely added by William Irvine): Account of Sayyad Masud & of Shekh Abdullah & Fazl Ali of [Oudh (?)]

Anonymous collection of biographical notices for notable persons, adminstrators and élites relating to the area of Ghāzīpūr (northwest of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh State), beginning with the town's foundation by Amīr Sayyid Masʿūd Ghāzī (d. 767 / 1365-6), in 730 / 1329-30, and extending to the time of Navvāb ʿAlī ʿAẓīm Khān ibn Shaykh ʿAbd Allāh (d. 1222 / 1807-8)

The narrative is organised into a series of maṭlab and fuṣūl chapters, but without the addition of a preface to explain the work and its organisation

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 20 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 160 × 209 mm.


Clear nastaʿlīq-i khafī




Origin: 19th century 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/7


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