Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4544 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Khafi Khan's History of the Timurids, excerpts


1 copy of Muntakhab al-lubāb by Khāfī Khān, Muḥammad Hāshim, approximately 1663-approximately 1731

Selections from the well known history of the Timurids or Mughal Dynasty by Khvāfī Khān

This volume contains excerpts describing the Marhattah (Maratha) institution of the chath, depredation in the Deccan, Ahmadabad, and Malwa around the time of Bahādur Shāh's accession, concluding with an account of an attack on Maḥmūdābād

Dated colophon (f. 92): completed 10 Rabīʿ al-Avval 1265/4 February 1849/1905 or 1955 Bikramājīt sanvat, by Mānik Laʿl valad-i Tarang Laʿl of the Bharam Khatrī clan, resident of Ahmadabad under the government of the Honourable Company Bahādur, at the request Munshī Bhūlā Nāth son of Sārā Bhāʾī

IOL stamp dated 5 May 1931

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 92 ff. (Persian foliation)
Dimensions (leaf): 389 × 288 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 10 Rabīʿ al-Avval 1265 AH; 4 February 1849 CE ; Ahmadabad, India


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