Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4499 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Revenues and description of Bengal


Revenue records, in Persian with raqam annotation, for the province of the Bengal khāliṣah-'i sharīfah, including detailed lists of naz̲rānah, ḥāṣilnivīsī, rasmnivīsī, zar-i chawth, jāgīr, and khāliṣah properties and procedures, over the banglah years 1169, 1171, 1172, 1180

Special mention is made in one section of properties assigned to the Bakhshī al-mamālik

Note in English at beginning, ‘From Kissen Chund the Naib Canongoi of Bengal, June 1788’

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

Green leather binding

Not dated and lacking colophon

Partially foliated in Persian; estimated 131 folios (24 + 80 + 4 + 23) approximately

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 131 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 208 × 135 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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