Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4454 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Revenues and description of Bengal


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

Comprised of 3 sections: 1) list of chaklahs in Bengal according to the (Bangalah?) date 1133; 2) list of revenues by villages arranged in alphabetic order according to the Bangalah date 1135; 3) an important list of the names and titles of jāgīr'dārs, with lists of all the landholdings within Bengal of the ruling nawabs, rajas, elites, and Europeans

Dated oval seals of James Grant at beginning and end: 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

Foliated in Persian by section only; estimated 138 ff. approximately (34 + 66+ 38)

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 138 ff. approximately (34 + 66+ 38)
Dimensions (leaf): 174 × 120 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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