Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4343 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Court reports on Imperial Delhi


1 copy of Akhbār

Reports or akhbār, here entitled Akhbār-i darbār-i muʿallá, on events and transactions of the Timurid or Mughal Emperor Akbar Shāh II’s imperial court at Delhi and government of India

Additionally contains reports on the dyordhi (threshold, i.e. office) of the Nāẓim al-Dawlah Mr Archibald Seton Ṣāḥib Bahādur (d. 1818)

Accounts only partially cover the period from 24 Z̲ī Qaʿdah regnal year 4 (=1224)/1 January 1810 to 2 Shavvāl regnal year 5 (=1225)/31 October 1810, comprising records for the months of January, March-April, and October

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. 225) being the earliest

Pencil annotations throughout

Rough Indian taʿlīq and shikastah āmīz; tight binding

Date of compilation not recorded

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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 225 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 683 × 228 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 24 Z̲ī Qaʿdah regnal year 4 (=1224)-2 Shavvāl regnal year 5 (=1225) (1 January 1810 - 31 October 1810) AH Delhi ; India


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