Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4563 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

A volume containing two separate works

Contents

2 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Iran History Ṣafavid dynasty and Sindh

1. ff. 1-14

A very brief anonymous epitome of the history of Sindh down to the accession of the Durrānī Shāh-ʼi Zamān, 1207

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, pages 356-7.
2. ff. 15-177

The well known history of Sindh

Foll. 178-182 contain an epitome of the history of the Ṣafavid dynasty of Persia down to the death of Fatḥ ʻAlī Shāh, فتح على شاه , in 1250

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, pages 354-5.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 182 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 8.3
Dimensions (written): 6.3 × 3.4 in.

Hand(s)

Coarse Indian Nastaʻlīq.

Copyist (except foll. 178-182, which is a later appendage), Muḥammad ʻĀdil, محمد عادل

Decoration

History

Origin: 12 Rabīʻ II, 1242 AH

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on A. J. Arberry: Hand-List of Islamic Manuscripts acquired by the India Office Library, 1936–8. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (New Series) (1939), 71: pp 353-396

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

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