Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4470 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Revenues and description of Bengal


Revenue records, in Persian with raqam annotation, and description of Bengal, including revenue details and lists of private properties and madad maʿāsh with the names and locations of their owners; additionally includes transcripts of historically important sanads or legal deeds, with details of original seals (mentioning the reign of Emperor Shāh ʿĀlam) and risālah endorsements

Appended at end is a fihrist or index of administrators organised chaklah by chaklah

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

Green leather binding, with text bound upside down; fragile

Not dated and lacking colophon

Not foliated; estimated 200 folios approximately

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: estimated 200 ff. approximately
Dimensions (leaf): 169 × 122 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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