Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4453 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Revenues and description of Orissa


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

Comprised of 4 sections: 1) revenues and expenditure for Orissa autumn and spring Takhāqū Yīl 1112 ʿamalī; 2) index of two khāliṣah districts autumn harvest of Sichqān [Yīl] 1139; 3) contributions from the miḥālāt, villages, forts, and farms associated with Orissa 1176 faṣlī; 4) State of accounts for Orissa 1145 ʿamalī

Green leather binding with label and separate note on slip of paper: ‘Original Accounts of the Revenues of the Mogul Empire compiled for the use of the Government of Bengal by order of Warren Hastings under the superintendence of James Grant Esq. 1784, 61 volumes in Urdu, MSS’

Not dated and lacking colophon

Not foliated; estimated 150 ff. approximately

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 150 ff. approximately (no foliation)
Dimensions (leaf): 176 × 110 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 1784 CE ; India


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