Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 631* (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Iqbāl'nāmah-'i Jahāngīrī by Muʿtamad Khān

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Authorised chronicle entitled Iqbāl'nāmah-'i Jahāngīrī condensing the Akbar'nāmah of Shaykh Abū al-Faz̤l continuing its authorised annalist account down to the latter years of its patron, the Timurid (Mughal) Emperor Jahāngīr (d. 1037/1627), written by his confidante, Muḥammad Sharīf Muʿtamad Khān. The author eventually completed his chronicle in a personal capacity in the year following Jahāngīr’s death.

The present volume comprises the second daftar, covering the reign of Emperor Jahāngīr.

The colophon incorrectly titles the work Jahāngīrnāmah.

Dated colophon (f. 293r): completed 25 Shavvāl 1246/8 April 1831.


Intermittent foliation in pencil.

Original covers lost.

Loose folded paper wrapper (ledger, fragment of Acquittance Roll, dated 19 May 1830, Calcutta); watermarked (J What[…] Balston & Co); torn, stained, and incomplete.

Folios unbound; torn, creased, stained, occasional wormholes.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 293 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 208 × 125 mm.



Origin: 25_Shavval_1246 AH; 8 April 1831 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876


Government of India


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