Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 16933/5 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts



1 copy of ʿArz̤ah dāsht

Petition to unnamed addressee reports the inclusion of a (royal) shuqqah in the envelope (?), the receipt of Mahārājah Shitāb Rāy Bahādur’s ʿarz̤ah dāsht and money (aṣal-bāqī) for a specific period (regnal and faṣlī dates stated) on behalf of the English Council (EIC) or sardārān-i Angrīz. Notes discrepancies between previous and new calculations, with specific instructions on which calendrical system to use

Mentions Munīr al-Dawlah Bahādur, General Smith (Jinrīl Ismit Bahādur), and General Barker (Jinrīl Bārkar Bahādur)

Not dated

Broad text panel, zar afshānī or gold spray over a lightly tinted ground; narrow ornamented border

Large tear, upper right; perforation, lower centre

Bonhams, Knightsbridge, Sale 22524 (5 Nov 2014, 10:30), Lot 18

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: leaf
Support: Individual documents attached together (along upper and lower edges) in scroll format
Extent: 1 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 681 × 164 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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