Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4685 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: A volume containing six ḥukmnāmah of Ṭīpū Sulṭān
1. ff. 6v-25r

Addressed to the nine officers of the Commercial Department (Malik al-Tujjārān, ملک التجاران ) responsible for the Government factories etc.

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 7.
2. ff. 26v-52r

Addressed to the seven Ṣudūr concerned with the establishment of garrisons and forts etc.

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 7.
3. ff. 54r-82v

Addressed to the seven ministers of the Military Department (Mīr Mīrān, میر میران ) concerning the establishment of the army, etc.

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 7.
4. ff. 84r-148r

Addressed to the five officers of the Revenues Department (Mīr Āṣafān, میر آصفان )

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 7.
5. ff. 150v-169r

Addressed to the five officers of the Treasury (Mīr Khāzin, میر خازن )

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 7.
6. ff. 171v-167r

Addressed to the eleven officers of the Marine Department (Mīr-i Yamm, میر یم ) concerning the construction of ships and their establishment etc.

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 7.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 187 ff (excluding many blank leaves)
Dimensions (leaf): 20.5 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written):

Hand(s)

Annotated by William Kirkpatrick; partly in Tipu’s hand with his signature occurring throughout in the form of the cipher nabī malik ( نبی ملک )

Binding

Original binding

Seal(s):

Seal of Ṭīpū Sulṭān, dated 1215

History

Origin: 3 Ahmadi, Rasikh, 1222 and 14 Ahmadi, Sahir, 1221 14 Ahmadi, Sahir, 1221 17 Rabbani, Rasikh, 1222 7 Jaʻfari, Hirasat, 1224

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on U. Sims-Williams: Handlist of Islamic manuscripts acquired by the India Office Library 1938-85. London, 1986

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

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