Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4465 (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 until the reigns of Timurid or Mughal Emperors Muḥammad Shāh and ʿĀlamgīr II

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

Dated oval and circular seals of: 1) Navāzish Muḥammad khānah'zād-i Muḥammad Shāh Pādshāh-i Ghāzī [regnal year] 16, 1146 [AH]; 2) Nīlvayshvar (?, NYLVYSHVR) bandah-'i ʿĀlamgīr [II] Pādshāh-i Ghāzī [regnal year] aḥad (=1), 1168 [AH]; 3) Anant Rām bandah-'i ʿĀlamgīr [II] Pādshāh-i Ghāzī [regnal year] aḥad (=1), 1168 [AH]; 4) Jaʿfar Qulī Khān fadavī-'i ʿĀlamgīr [II] Pādshāh-i Ghāzī [regnal year] 5, 1170 [AH]

Additional slips of unbound paper (3 in total) kept between folios

Not dated and lacking colophon

Green binding

Not foliated; 300 ff. approximately

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 300 ff. approximately
Dimensions (leaf): 177 × 121 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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