Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4510 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Military History of Tipu Sultan


1 copy of Fatḥ al-mujāhidīn by Ghulām Muḥyī al-Dīn

Treatise on military ethics, strategy, and weaponry by Ghulam Muhyiuddin, first bakhshī of the jaysh kachihrah, written in praise and support of his patron, Tipu Sultan of Mysore

This version may differ from the work of the same name and for the same patron by Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn Shūstarī

Colophon not dated: written for Mr David Moore by the munshī Mūhan Laʿl of the Barhaman qawm, resident of the Punjab, attending Parsurām Bahādur on the [anti-]Tipu campaign in the Carnatic; completed at TRY KRH

Not foliated; estimated 150 folios approximately

Language(s): Persian & Dakhini Urdu

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: estimated 150 ff. approximately
Dimensions (leaf): 214 × 124 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th-19th centuries CE ; India


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