Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4462 (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 relating to the banglah years 1170 and 1178

Comprised of 3 sections, the last of which contains a very important collection of transcripts for the letters, memoranda, and official sanads of local rulers and officials, including Sayyid Nijābat ʿAlī Khān, Sarfarāz Khān, Sayyid Najm ʿAlī Khān, and Mīr Muḥammad Ṣādiq Khān

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 200 ff. approximately

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 200 ff. approximately
Dimensions (leaf): 175 × 116 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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