Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4678A (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts



Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Nishān of Prince Dārā Shikūh by Dārā Shikūh, Prince, son of Shahjahan, Emperor of India, 1615-1659

A decree ordering food provisions for the army engaged on the Kandahār (Afghanistan) expedition

Damaged; seal of Dārā Shikūh

Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 4.
For a more detailed description see Shakeb 1982 , no 3.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 1 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 25.5 × 33 cm.
Dimensions (written):


Origin: 14 Muh. 1063 AH

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on U. Sims-Williams: Handlist of Islamic manuscripts acquired by the India Office Library 1938-85. London, 1986; M.Z.A Shakeb: A descriptive catalogue of miscellaneous Persian Mughal documents from Akbar to Bahadur Shah II. London, 1982


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