Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4457 (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 7 sections: 1) revenues for 1170 banglah; 2) administration for 1147 banglah; 3) accounts for 1175 banglah; 4) administration of parganah Rajshahi for 1176 banglah; 5) state of the populace of parganah Rajshahi 1175 banglah; 6) memorandum on regional centres (?); 7) memorandum on all centres under Mīr Jumlah (?)

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 175 ff. approximately (101 + 25 + 21 + 9 + 5 + 1 + 13)

Language(s): Persian & Bengali

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 175 ff. approximately (101 + 25 + 21 + 9 + 5 + 1 + 13)
Dimensions (leaf): 178 × 115 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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