Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4533 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

History of 'Ali 'Adil Shah of Bijapur


1 copy of a work by Nūr Allāh al-Ḥusaynī

Untitled history (endorsed as ʿAlī'nāmah) recounts the life of the Sultan of Bijapur, ʿAlī ʿĀdil Khān or ʿĀdil Shāh II, in florid prose, extending from the ruler's birth to the year 1076/1665-6

The work, which may be an officially commissioned rengal chronicle, was completed by the author, Nūr Allāh ibn Qāz̤ī Sayyid ʿAlī Muḥammad al-Ḥusaynī, in 1077/1666-7

Dated: 2 Muḥarram 1298/5 December 1880

Scribe: ʿAbd al-Qādir Khān

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 147 ff. (+i)
Dimensions (leaf): 315 × 200 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 2 Muḥarram 1298 AH; 5 December 1880 CE ; India

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3. Available on British Library Digitised Manuscripts, manuscript number: MSS Eur E207/6_f280r


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