Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4482 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Revenues and description of the Mogul or Timurid Empire


Private compendium of useful statistics on the Timurid or Mughal Empire, including historical revenue records, in Persian with raqam annotation, from the reigns of the Emperors Bābur to ʿĀlamgīr I, and compared with data from the sixth regnal year of Emperor Farrukh Siyar

Accounts cover the expansion of revenues sources under particular rulers, and the income of important cities and villages (sarkar and haveli)

Additionally sets out conventions and changes in toponyms, lists of forts according to district, z̤ābiṭah or conventions for the feeding of animals, accounts for hunting, accounts for weapons, distances for travel according to kuroh, and procedures for applying to the Bakhshī al-mamālik

Most of the contents have been transcribed with a hand omitting all dots or nuqaṭ

English summary of measurements for land according to various authorities, dated 7 Nov. 1785, at beginning

Yapp-style soft leather binding; fragile and in poor condition, front flap detached

Seal impressions at beginning and end: Khādim ʿAlī Khān sanah 1177

Not dated and lacking colophon

Partially foliated in Persian; estimated 44 folios approximately

Language(s): Persian & English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: estimated 44 ff. approximately
Dimensions (leaf): 210 × 125 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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