Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4494 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Revenues and description of Shahjahanabad


Revenue records, in Persian with raqam annotation, for the province of Delhi between the faṣlī years 1126-1165, spanning from the first regnal year from the reign of Timurid or Mughal Emperor Muḥammad Shāh to the end of Emperor Aḥmad Shāh’s reign

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

Additionally, records contain detailed lists of local civil servants

Part of four volumes (see also IO Islamic 4495, IO Islamic 4496, and IO Islamic 4497)

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

Foliated in Persian; 114 folios

Language(s): Persian & English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 114 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 221 × 103 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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