Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4342 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Court reports on Sa‘adat ‘Ali Khan, Nawab of Awadh


1 copy of Akhbār

Reports or akhbār, here entitled Zubdat al-akhbārāt, on events and transactions of Navvāb Vazīr al-Mamālik Saʿādat ʿAlī Khān Bahādur’s gubernatorial court and government of Awadh State

Additional reports include: 1) Akhbār-i dyūdhī for Mīrzā Jān/Khān entitled Khānazād Khān; 2) Akhbār-i dyūdhī for the Baygum Ṣāḥibah at Fayz̤'ābād (Faizabad)

Accounts only partially cover the period from 4 Ṣafar 1226/1 March 1811 to 7 Jumādá al-S̲ānī 1226/30 June 1811, comprising records for the months of March, May-June

Accounts additionally dated on reverse (recto face) with Gregorian dates

Accounts on single leaves and scrolls mounted in volume in English order, with each news or khabar leaf beginning on the verso side and mounted in reverse date order, the first folio being the latest khabar and the last (f. 106) being the earliest

Bundles of akhbār constituting sets of dispatches mounted as clusters along upper or lower edges

Pencil annotations throughout

Neat, scribal Indian taʿlīq

Date of compilation not recorded

Language(s): Persian & English
Title: Akhbār
Title: اخبار

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 106 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 601 × 210 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 4 Ṣafar 1226-7 Jumādá al-S̲ānī 1226 (1 March 1811 - 30 June 1811) AH Lucknow, Awadh State ; India


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