Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4458 (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 2 sections: 1) accounts for the khāliṣah sharīfah in jannat al-bilād Bengal 1172 banglah; 2) record of the earmarked accounts of Bengal for the banglah years 1172, 1173, 1174, 1175, 1176, upto 16 Jum. I regnal year 11 (of Emperor Shāh ʿĀlam), equating to 5 Pars [Yīl]

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

Additional annotations in Bengali

Foliated in Persian by section only; estimated 250 ff. approximately

Language(s): Persian & Bengali

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 250 ff. approximately
Dimensions (leaf): 172 × 114 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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