Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4451 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Revenues and description of Bihar


Revenue records, in Persian with raqam annotation, and description of the Province of Bihar

Consists of 8 sections: 1) the description of society and ethnic origins of populations in the Province of Bihar (f. 1r); 2) jamʿ va aṣal bāqī for faṣlī year 1173 (f. 9r); 3) jamʿ va aṣal bāqī for faṣlī year 1171 (f. 15r); 4) band va bast of Bihar's parganahs for the faṣlī years 1171-1174 (f. 43r); 5) list of calculations according to the maḥallāt (f. 208r); 6) expenditure on renovations to Patna in faṣlī year 1190/1782 (f. 209r); 7) expenditure on renovations to Patna in faṣlī year 1191/1783 (f. 211r); 8) expenditure on renovations to Patna in 1785 (f. 213r)

Dated oval seals of James Grant at beginning (f. 1r) and end (f. 218v): Jams Grānt ṣadr-i sarishtah'dār (sic) va mulāḥiẓ-i kull-i dafātir az ṭaraf-i dīvān-i ṣūbah'jāt-i Bangālah va Bihār va gairah, madār al-mahām sipah sālār-i Angrīz-i Kampanī, sanah 1193 Bangalah

Not dated and lacking colophon

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 218 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 162 × 111 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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