Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4491 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Revenues and description of the Mogul or Timurid Empire


Historical revenue records, in Persian with raqam annotation, recording the profits and peshkash (gifts) from named individuals in accordance with their original provinces, including Awadh, Allahabad, Bihar, and Gujarat for the faṣlī year 1126, or the first regnal year from the reign of Emperor Muḥammad Shāh

Annotations in English throughout

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; estimated 119 folios (43 + 6 + 40 + 30) approximately

Language(s): Persian & English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: estimated 119 ff. approximately
Dimensions (leaf): 221 × 102 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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