Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4529 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Afghan heresy and genealogy


Although this work begins by suggesting it is a tafsir, it is in fact a political and historical tract dealing with heresies among the Afghans

The work continues by tracing the Afghan genealogy to the Prophet Ibrāhīm via King Ṭālūt (Saul), followed by a chapter on the Yūsufzaʾī, concluding abruptly after the battles of Panipat

IOL stamp dated 9 Nov. 1908

The text is only written on the veso side of every folio

Carefully boxed and rebound

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf): 260 × 208 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th century CE ; India


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