Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4515 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Origins of Kayasth Brahmins


1 copy of Aḥvāl-i paydāʾish-i qawm-i Kāyast

Genealogy of the Kayastha clan or caste traced back to Chitragupta

Colophon (f. 9v): completed 20 Rabīʿ II 1268 or samvat 1908, by Mānik Laʿl ibn Tarang Laʿl of the Khatrī clan, resident of Ahmadabad, at the request of Alexander Kinlock Forbes

IOL stamp dated 5 May 1931

Bound with IO Islamic 4516

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf): 274 × 150 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 20 Rabīʿ II 1268 AH; 12 February 1852 CE ; India


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