Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4477 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Revenues and description of the Deccan


Revenue records, in Persian with raqam annotation, for the Deccan provinces of Hyderabad, Khandesh, and Bijapur

The section on Hyderabad is significant for setting out the z̤ābiṭah or conventions for 1) the dating and verification of profit calculations; 2) calculations for distances to and from imperial towns and cities; 3) calculations for salaries according to rank; 4) standard weights for coins; 5) general weights and measures

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

Partially foliated in Persian; estimated 227 folios (118 + 63 + 46) approximately

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: estimated 227 ff. approximately
Dimensions (leaf): 173 × 115 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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