Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4741 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

A collection of four short works relating to the Tāj Maḥall at Agra (India)

Contents

4 works by 4 authors on the subjects of Taj Mahal, Mumtaz Mahal, and Architecture

1. ff. 1r-10v
Title: Untitled

An untitled and anonymous work in Urdu prose, probably by G̲h̲ulām Imām Shahīd (1804-c. 1876), غلام امام شهید , giving an account of final illness and last wishes Mumtāz Maḥall, and the construction of he mausoleum after her death in 1631

See Urdu mss II no.33 (British Library).

Language(s): Urdu

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 16.
2. ff. 11r-31v

A description in prose and verse of the Tāj Maḥall

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 16.
3. ff. 32r-43v

A prose description forming part of the third chapter of Tājganj ke rauz̤e kī taʻrīf ( تاحگنج که روضه کی تعریف ) by G̲h̲ulām Imām Shahīd (1804-c. 1876), غلام امام شهید

See Urdu mss II no.33 (British Library).

Language(s): Urdu

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 16.
4. ff. 45r-67v
Author: Unknown

Measurements etc. of the Tāj Maḥall

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 16.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 69 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 25 × 17 cm.
Dimensions (written):

Decoration

History

Origin: Late 19th 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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