Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 2983 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Tārīkh-i rājahā-yi hindī

Incipit: در معتقدات اهل هند و ذکر رایان و بیان کیفیت ظهور اسلام در آن بلاد ، ذکر فرزندان سام بن نوه علیه السلام الخ

A short abridgement of the history of India made by an anonymous author from the Tārīkh-i Firishtah ( تاریخ فرشته ) by Firishtah, Muḥammad Qāsim Hindū Shāh Astarābādī, فرشته، محمد قاسم هندوشاه استرآبادى and other standard histories in 1018

Language(s): Persian
Title: The preface gives a short account of the pre-Islamic rājahs of India
on f 4
Title: سلاطين لاهور
on f 7r
Title: سلاطين دهلی
on f 26v
Title: سلاطین دکن
on f 36v4
Title: سلاطین گجرات
on f 41r
Title: احکام مملکت مالوه الخ
on f 44r
Title: سلاطین فاروقیه برهانپور
on f 46r
Title: .سلاطین بنگاله
on f 49v
Title: احکام مملکت سند الخ
on f 49v
Title: سلاطین ملتان
on f 51r
Title: احکام کشمیر
on f 53v
Title: احوال ملیبار
on f 54r
Title: حالات مشایخ هندوستآن


For a more detailed description see Ethe 1903, page 303.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 59 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 9 5/8" × 5 7/8" in.



Careless nastaʻlīq


Origin: 19 Rab. II 1149 AH

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on H. Ethé: Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library. Oxford, 1903-1937


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