Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4090 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Ta'rikh-i Muhtasham


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Tārīkh-i Muḥtasham by Muḥammad Muḥtasham Khān ibn Maḥabbat Khān Bahādur Shahbāzjang khalaf al-ṣidq-i Ḥāfiẓ al-Mulk Ḥāfiẓ Raḥmat Khān Bahādur Naṣīrjang

Fragment of a larger history of the navvāb-vazīrs and kings of Avadh (Oudh), completed in 1253/1837

Consists largely of an account for the reign of Naṣīr al-Dīn Ḥaydar Shāh, King of Oudh

The manuscript was written at the request of Colonel William Roberts (Karnīl Vilyam Rāybarts Ṣāḥib Bahādur). However the source for the original is not mentioned

Not dated

Fair nastaʿlīq

Language(s): Persian

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 149 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 270 × 168 mm.


Fair nastaʿlīq



Origin: 12 February 1839 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

Colonel William Roberts


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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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