Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4493 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Revenues and description of the Mogul or Timurid Empire


Revenue records, in Persian with raqam annotation, for the provinces of Kashmir, Kabul, Multan, Tatta, Ajmer, Malwa, and the Deccan generally up to the faṣlī year 1126, or the first regnal year from the reign of Timurid or Mughal Emperor Muḥammad Shāh

Interestingly, environmental and political or military conditions for the failure to submit revenues (such as droughts, incursions and battles) are also recorded

Annotations in English at beginning

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 96 folios (9 + 1 + 4 + 1 + 14 + 7 + 49) approximately

Language(s): Persian & English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: estimated 96 ff. approximately
Dimensions (leaf): 221 × 100 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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