Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4701 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Two compilations of Awrangzīb ’s writings

Contents

2 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Mogul Empire, Aurangzeb, and Letter writing

1. ff. 1Bv-159v

A collection of notes and orders made in 1131 by Awrangzīb ’s secretary ʻInāyat Allāh

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 8.
2. ff. 160v-237v

Letters written mostly to Amīr Khān, امیر خان and collected after his death in around 1719 by his son Ashraf Khān Mīr Muḥammad Ḥusaynī, اشرف خان میر محمد حسينى

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 8.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 237 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 27.5 × 18 cm.

Decoration

History

Origin: 18th century CE

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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